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Healthy Living classes offered in Crook County

Healthy Living classes offered in Crook County





PRINEVILLE, Ore. – The Crook County Health Department and other local agencies around the county are collaborating to offer a variety of classes this fall to help people in Crook County live healthier lives.

 

There are classes to help you cook healthy delicious foods, build strength and balance, manage pain of arthritis, prevent diabetes, and more:

 

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 – Kylie Loving – Crook County Health Department – 541-447-3260

FREE

This program is designed for people who have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Participants learn skills to make lifestyle changes and set goals to lose weight and increase physical activity. The group setting provides social support and accountability for individuals over the course of one year with guidance from a trained lifestyle coach. Take your own risk assessment at doihaveprediabetes.org

 

BETTER BONES AND BALANCE

SEPTEMBER 17-OCTOBER 31 – Sandra Boley – 541-447-6228

FREE

This program was developed by OSU to reduce fractures and falls through strength and balance exercises. A trained instructor for OSU Extension services will teach it. Class can accommodate fitness levels from beginner to intermediate.

 

WALK WITH EASE

SEPTEMBER 11-OCTOBER 18 – Michelle – Mosaic Medical – 541-233-9868

FREE

Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six-week program has been proven to help. Participants reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis; increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence in their ability to be physically active; and improve overall health.

 

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES

OCTOBER 9 – NOVOVEMBER 13, 2018 – Crystal Sully – Living Well Central Oregon – 541-322-7430

$10 (SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE)

This six-week workshop helps participants to improve the management of their diabetes. Leaders of the

workshop follow the Stanford developed Diabetes Self-Management curriculum. Participants will learn

techniques to deal with symptoms, appropriate exercises, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, and how to work more effectively with their health care team.

 

COOKING MATTERS

SEPTEMBER 19 – OCTOBER 24 – Meiko Lunetta – High Desert Food and Farm Alliance – 541-390-3572

FREE

Cooking Matters is a 7-week long FREE Cooking Course for adults that are SNAP eligible. The class meets once a week for 2 hours. Each week participants learn new cooking skills and after each class, they go home with a bag of free groceries to practice with at home. This is a great class for individuals or families looking to eat healthier or learn new skills. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

 

PLAN, SHOP, SAVE, COOK

OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 7 – Mosaic Medical Prineville – 541-383-3005

FREE

This class is taught by nutritionists from OSU extension.  Participants learn how to plan meals and write shopping lists to save money and time. They learn how to choose foods that are the most nutritious and will fit in their budget. You do not have to be a Mosaic Medical patient to participate.

 

For more information, please contact:

Kylie Loving – Crook County Health Department

Health Educator

541-447-3260 ext. 133

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