Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops and Expo Offered in Tuckerton

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (Friday, March 17, 2017) – Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), is continuing its partnership with Meals on Wheels of Ocean County and the Ocean County Office of Senior Services and will provide free diabetes workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free self-management workshops that are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their family members and caregivers.

The free workshops follow the Diabetes Self-Management Program developed at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Workshops are designed to educate individuals about diabetes and help them learn how to manage it and take control of their health through various tools, behavior modification and coping techniques.

This free six-week workshop will be offered at the Park Plaza Senior Living Community on 150 Mathistown Road in Tuckerton. Workshops are on Wednesdays from April 12 to May 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All attendees must register by the second workshop session. Each participant (one per household) will receive a complimentary textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 4th edition ($20 value). For more information or to register for these free workshops, call Jarmaine Williams at (732) 955-8168.

The partnering organizations will also be participating in the 12th Annual Free Senior Citizen Informational Expo on Wednesday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Township of Little Egg Harbor Mayor and Committee and hosted by the Senior Citizen Advisory Board and Liaison Deputy Mayor Barbara Jo Crea, the expo will be taking place at the Little Egg Harbor Township Community Center on 319 West Calabreeze Way in Little Egg Harbor Township. Snacks, refreshments, and compliments of the vendors will be available.

Visit www.qualityinsights-qin.org to learn more about the program or read real success stories about EDC graduates who have made positive changes to their lives. For updates on healthy initiatives in Little Egg Harbor Township, visit www.leht.com.

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About Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Quality Insights collaborates with healthcare providers, patients and allied organizations across the network to bring about widespread, significant improvements in the quality of care they deliver. Our goal is better care, smarter spending and healthier people. To learn more about the network, visit www.qualityinsights-qin.org.

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