In the fall of 2016, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the Jupiter Campus submitted a proposal to Healthier Jupiter for a grant of $2500 to engage the Jupiter community in creating innovative approaches to diabetes prevention and management.
Funds available through mini-grants will allow not-for-profit and civic organizations to obtain the needed funds to pilot ideas that will improve our collective community health in one of three focus areas:
- Increasing access to affordable healthier food choices;
- Helping individuals become more physically active on a regular basis; or
- Promoting awareness of diabetes risks and accessing necessary medical care.
Healthier Jupiter is a community initiative addressing health and quality of life issues starting with diabetes. We selected diabetes because promoting healthy lifestyles can lower diabetes risk and complications as well as many other chronic diseases. Healthier Jupiter is funded through a generous grant from The Palm HealthCare Foundation.
The proposal consisted of three lectures on the topic of diabetes, which will be held in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Complex. The first and last lectures will be presented by the diabetes department in Jupiter Medical Center.
The first lecture, “Becoming Healthier Together Through Diabetes Awareness, Prevention and Management,” presented by Siobhan Gross, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E., will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m. This one-time lecture will focus on becoming healthier through awareness, prevention and control of diabetes. The role of healthy lifestyles as a key to better health will be promoted. Information and support for families and caregivers will also be provided to increase their understanding of this disease and how to provide care/support for those living with diabetes.
The next lecture, “Health Care or Self-Care? Using Technology to Manage Diabetes,” presented by Mark Heyman, Ph.D., will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m. This one-time presentation will talk about the ways that technology is giving people the tools they need to manage diabetes in ways that doctors in offices cannot. Digital tools, with a human touch, can help provide information, tools and support to people with diabetes, wherever they are, whenever they need them, empowering people in their self-care.
The final lecture, “Nutrition For the Prevention of Prediabetes and Management of Diabetes: It is Not Just About Sugar!” presented by Yolanda Torres, R.D., C.D.E., will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 9:30 a.m. This one-time lecture will discuss healthy eating and exercise and how these are two major components for the prevention of prediabetes and management of diabetes.
Each lecture is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.fau.edu/llsjupiter.
To register for “Becoming Healthier Together Through Diabetes Awareness, Prevention and Management,” presented by Siobhan, Gross,R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E., click here.
To register for “Health Care or Self-Care? Using Technology to Manage Diabetes,” presented by Mark Heyman, Ph.D., click here.
To register for Nutrition For the Prevention of Prediabetes and Management of Diabetes: It is Not Just About Sugar!” presented by Yolanda Torres, R.D., C.D.E, click here.