Helping seniors understand and manage their Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes - where the body is resistant to the effects of insulin - is a serious health issue for seniors. According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 25 percent of people over the age of 65 have diabetes. This number is expected to rapidly increase in the coming decades.
Many seniors are unaware they are even suffering from this illness until it has severely impacted their health. Yorktown Senior Center wants to help educate seniors on what assistance is available to them and how to manage their illness. Through our Senior Diabetes and Wellness Program, we are able to help seniors understand their illness, what warning signs to look for and what resources are available to help them live with this disease. With funds raised during the GIVE65 Event, we want to expand this 10-week class so all seniors have the opportunity to learn more.
Seniors with diabetes have higher rates of premature death, functional disability and coexisting illnesses, such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, and stroke, compared to those without diabetes. We want to make sure every senior has the right information to make the best decision for themselves so they can live a healthy and plentiful life - even with diabetes.
Yorktown Senior Center was established as a 501c (3) organization in April 1986 by a group of seniors seeking a way to combine a few of the local clubs into a place openly supporting the need for ...read more
The Mission of the Yorktown Senior Center is to assist older individuals to optimize their quality of life by promoting socialization and wellness, fostering independence, and strengthening links ...read more