Program offered to help education on diabetes

Published 7:01 am Sunday, November 6, 2016

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with prediabetes led by Jill Wagner, a certified lifestyle coach.

The program’s purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type two diabetes. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million have prediabetes and are at high risk of developing diabetes, but only 11 percent are aware of it.

Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that a program like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduces the number of new cases of diabetes by 58 percent overall and by 71 percent in individuals over age 60.

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To learn more about the program, come to the informative session at the Mower County Senior Center at 2 p.m. on Nov.

Jill Wagner will be here to describe the program and answer any questions you might have. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA of Austin to participate.

Chili and baked potatoes

Join us for fun, food and fellowship for a potato bar Wednesday. This month we are having a chili and baked potato bar with all the fixings and dessert for $5. Stop by between 11:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. and bring a friend.

We look forward to seeing you at our many programs at the senior center. Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and sandwich for 50 cents. There will not be a hotdish this week due to the election. You are always welcome at the center. See you here.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise w/Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.; Facebook, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Election day, closed for programs.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi,  9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Free Massage,  10:30 a.m.; Potato Bar, 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; AMP Class, 2 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers 8:15 a.m.; Exercise w/Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; YMCA Diabetes prevention, 2 p.m.; Zumba, 5:45 p.m.

Friday: Closed in  remembrance of our  veterans

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

Oct. 24, two tables

1st Anne Dvorak, 2nd Dave Solomonson, 3rd Carolyne Higgins, 4th Millie Seiver

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Oct. 25, six tables

1st Harriet Oldenberg,

1st Teresa Baldus; 2nd Lorraine Quinlivan, 2nd Barb Rofshus; 3rd Gene Muchow, 3rd Ron Petersl;

4th Gail Schmidt, 4th Ray Schmidt; 5th Lorraine Lippert, 5th Russ Vaale; 6th Larry Crowe, 6th Bud Higgins

Tuesday 500

Oct. 25, three tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Eddie Hall, 3rd Sally Michaels, 4th Mary Kikuts

Friday Bridge

Oct. 28, two tables

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Dave Solomonson, 3rd Betty Mills, 4th Anne Dvorak

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

No Results


Dave Solomonson

Wednesday Cribbage

No Results

Friday 500

Oct. 28, 2.5 tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Jerry Downing, 3rd Romans Kikuts, 4th Gene Rauen