Dining With Diabetes Classes to be Offered in Sheridan

In the continuing effort to bring healthy programs to the Sheridan Community, a series of five classes is coming to the Sheridan Senior Center. Called "Dining with Diabetes in Wyoming," the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service and the Wyoming Diabetes Prevention and Control Program are coordinating the efforts.

Diabetes Educator for Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Patty Bell-Usher, explains why the classes are being offered.

Nutrition Educator for the Sheridan County Extension Office, Kentz Willis, says that while the program is primarily geared toward diabetics or those with pre-diabetes, anyone can benefit from taking part.

Nutrition Director for the Sheridan Senior Center is Carolyn Benepe. Participants are in for a treat, as she will be opening the Center's kitchen and teaching them cooking techniques.

The Dining with Diabetes classes will be held every Wednesday in March beginning the 3rd. They will be in the Sheridan Senior Center kitchen from 4:30 pm - 6 pm. Cost is $25 per person, or $35 per couple. There are also scholarships offered if folks can't afford the fee. And Bell-Usher says that if the classes fill up for the March series, they will be holding another series in June.

To learn more, call Kentz Willis at (307) 674-2980 or email: kwillis3@uwyo.edu

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