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Free Diabetes-PATH workshop offered at Aspirus Ontonagon Fitness Center; register today

A free diabetes self-management workshop is being offered at the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Fitness Center in downtown Ontonagon starting in November to help adults with Type 2 diabetes improve their health and better manage their symptoms. The workshop provides the skills and tools needed to face the daily challenges of living with diabetes.

The six-week Diabetes – Personal Action Toward Health (Diabetes – PATH) workshop takes place on Wednesday afternoons, November 14 through December 19, from 1:30 to 4. The workshop is for adults with diabetes, their family members, friends and caregivers. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. To register, dial 2-1-1 or (800) 338-7227. Online registration is available at upcap.org/events.

Diabetes – PATH is conducted by trained leaders using workshop curriculum that was developed by Stanford University. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, physical activity, planning healthy meals, medications, and working with health care providers.

The Diabetes – PATH workshop is administered by Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) with support from Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital & Clinics and the Michigan State University Extension.

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,000 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The integrated system includes four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and helicopter transport, medical goods, nursing homes and high-quality affiliated physicians. For more information, visit aspirus.org.

Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) charitable regional organization responsible for development, coordination, and provision of human, social, and community resources within the 15 counties of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In 1974, UPCAP was designated as the Region XI (U.P.) Area Agency on Aging whose purpose is to advocate for and provide services to older adults residing in the Upper Peninsula