Contact: Linda J. Johnson
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Kicks Off Workplace United Way Campaign

 

Jamestown, New York (Saturday, November 18, 2017)—In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the UPMC Chautauqua WCA diabetes, nutrition, and wellness teams will host “Learn About Diabetes”, a free forum that educates the public on preventative lifestyle techniques to prevent type 2 diabetes. Join the diabetes education experts on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Main Lobby at 207 Foote Avenue. No registration is required.  Attendees receive a complimentary gift.

According to the American Diabetes Association®, prediabetes can be reversed, but knowing that you are at risk is the first step.  “Our intention is prevention,” says Toni DeAngelo, community outreach manager, UPMC Chautauqua WCA. “Explore and learn about diabetes risk factors and pointers that help protect your health so you can stay healthy and live an active life.”

The event will teach guests about:

Attendees may register to attend free Living Healthy Chronic Disease Self-Management six-week program for people with diabetes and/or their family. Use these UPMC interactive tools to learn about your current health status. For more information or free education pamphlets on preventing type 2 diabetes, call Toni at 716-664-8677 or email deangeloma@upmc.edu.

 

About UPMC Community Benefits

Nearly 600 UPMC Chautauqua WCA residents received essential diagnostic information through screenings in 2016.  Health screenings are a small part of the more than $892 million a year that UPMC provides in total IRS-defined community benefits, including more care to the Pittsburgh region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution.  Over the past five years, UPMC has dedicated nearly $4 billion to community-focused programs and services, making a substantial impact for the well-being of the people who live, work, learn and raise their families in Pennsylvania.  The complete UPMC Community Benefits Report is available online at upmc.com.

 

 

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