Healthy living is a topic frequently discussed in this country. People everywhere are trying to find ways to prevent and treat diseases like Diabetes. The Independence Center, a local non-profit organization, has received a grant of $7,500 from The Myron Stratton Grants Program to provide Diabetes education to staff and consumers at the agency.

The new program will help people with disabilities, who have a higher incidence of Diabetes than the general population, to learn how to prevent or control the disease through diet and exercise. The Independence Center hopes that this kind of education will help people with disabilities live more independently. A new class will be offered at The Independence Center that will focus on healthy eating. This class is just another opportunity for people with disabilities to better themselves.

Along with the new class, a peer support group is also being held for seniors who have low-vision and also are living with Diabetes. Janet Brugger, Assistant Program Manager, says, “The group will provide an opportunity for these people to speak with each other about their Diabetes and share their experiences.” Contact The Independence Center for more information about these new programs.