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Free National Diabetes Prevention Program Begins February 4

Posted on January 18, 2019

Northfield Retirement Community has teamed up with Southeast Minnesota Area Agency on Aging and Rice County Public Health to offer a free National Diabetes Prevention Program workshop series, beginning February 4, 2019. 

The National Diabetes Prevention Program, also known as I Can Prevent Diabetes, is a 26-session behavioral learning program held over the course of one year. Participants will learn how to change their lifestyles for better health through topics such as improving nutritional choices and increasing activity levels. 

Workshops are facilitated by a local, trained leader and participants meet for one hour, once a week for the first 16 weeks, with 10 additional follow-up sessions. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change program that supports healthier eating, incorporating physical activity into daily life and improving problem-solving and coping skills. Additional topics include dealing with stress, setting goals, overcoming barriers and staying motivated.

Classes will be held on Mondays, beginning February 4, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Participants will meet in the Fireside Lounge at Northfield Retirement Community, 910 Cannon Valley Drive, Northfield, Minnesota. The workshop series is free but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Lynnette Tupy at 507-645-9090 or Susan Roberts at 507-664-7359 or register online at