For Immediate Release:
October 18, 2013
Southcoast teams up with local YMCAs to offer monthly presentations on important health topics
November series to focus on diabetes
NEW BEDFORD, Mass - Southcoast® Health System, in partnership with the Bayside YMCA, the Gleason Family YMCA, and the New Bedford YMCA, presents a new monthly series focused on helping you and your family live a healthier lifestyle. The free health education program is designed to help you make healthier decisions and support your well-being.
Presentations will take place at each of the YMCA locations throughout the month with topics focusing on important health issues and will be presented by a Southcoast specialist with expertise in that field of medicine. Registration is not required, but is preferred. Register directly with the YMCA facility that is hosting the seminar you would like to attend. For more information on the monthly series, email Traci McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the November seminars will focus on diabetes. The presentations will take place at the following three locations:
Gleason Family YMCA
The first Wednesday of the month
30 Charge Pond Road in Wareham
November seminar: Wednesday, November 6, at 11:00 a.m.
The Wareham presentation will be lead by Jennifer Derossi DaCosta, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator with the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program, and is titled “Diabetes: Are you At Risk?”. The discussion will include facts, causes, diagnosis criteria, complications, prediabetes and symptoms of Type II diabetes. The presentation will also discuss how to prevent the risk of developing the disease.
New Bedford YMCA
The second Wednesday of the month
25 South Water Street in New Bedford
November seminar: Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m.
The third Tuesday of the month
70 West Street in Barrington, R.I.
November seminar: Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m.
The New Bedford and Barrington presentations will be lead by Michael See, MS, RCEP, Exercise Physiologist and Certified Diabetes Educator with the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program. The presentation is titled “10 Things Everyone Should Know About Diabetes” and will provide information on how to live well with diabetes or how to live with a loved one who has diabetes. The discussion will include important facts about how to live a healthy life with diabetes.