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Niagara County Health Department's free workshops begin in January

LOCKPORT — Free workshops are offered throughout Niagara County regarding ongoing health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain and high blood pressure.

These workshops and another for those at risk of developing diabetes are offered through the county Health Department Nursing Division and Office for the Aging. To register for any workshop, call Penny Tracey, Nursing Division, at 278-1900.

A six-week chronic disease self-management program workshop is Jan. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport; and Feb. 16 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport.

Organizers said a 16-week Diabetes Prevention Program has been proven to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. The first workshops are from 2 to 3 p.m Jan. 5 at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive; 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; and 9 to 10 a.m. March 13 at Eastern Niagara Hospital, 521 East Ave., Lockport.

A six-week Diabetes Self-Management Program is set to begin from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls; 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at Eastern Niagara Hospital, 521 East Ave., Lockport; and 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 4 at Elks Lodge, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport.

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