The Union City Library is hosting a 6-week Diabetes Self-Management course, led by Alameda County’s Public Health Department. The series provides a supportive environment for those seeking to understand diabetes or pre-diabetes, and will cover the following:
- Gaining a better understanding of diabetes and how it is diagnosed.
- Learning how to eat foods you enjoy while managing your diabetes.
- Learning how your medications work.
- Learning the 7 self-care behaviors: healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring blood glucose, taking prescribed medications, solving problems in unusual situations, reducing the risk of complications, coping with stress and emotional issues.
This 6 week program consisting of all Thursdays in April (5, 12, 19, 26) 1-3 pm. and two Fridays in May (4, 11), 2-3:30 pm. Please plan to attend all 6 classes.
This program is open to all Alameda County Residents 18 or older who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type II diabetes. To register or find out more information, please call 510-383-5185 or 510-593-7690.
April 22, 2017 Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30
Join us on April 22nd, Earth Day, for Tai Chi for Health with Beverley Kane, MD. The session will provide a gentle introduction to this ancient art, suitable for all fitness levels. It will include a brief meditation, qigong silk-reeling exercises, and Tai Chi for Energy forms adapted from the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
No experience is necessary. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited. Please register at the Union City Library’s reference desk or sign up by phone at 510-745-1464 (ext. 5).
Beverley Kane, MD, is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford Medical School, where she teaches Medical Tai Chi and qigong, the latter with horses. She is certified as an instructor by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. You can find more information about her work with equine-assisted learning from her website, http://horsensei.com/.
You can find more information about Tai Chi for Health programs, and the history and benefits of tai chi, from the Tai Chi for Health Institute’s website, http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/what-is-tai-chi/
*This program is part of a monthly exercise series at the Union City Library. Upcoming sessions include:
– Swing Dancing with Michael Quebec – Saturday May 20th, 3:30 – 4:30
– Gentle Yoga with Dolian Wilson – Saturday, June 17th, 10:15 -11:15
Free Zumba Class, 3:30-4:30 pm this Saturday, January 28th!
Jump-start your New Year’s exercise resolution or just try out something new. Bring comfortable shoes and water, and get ready to shake away the stress and calories in an afternoon of Latin-inspired fun!
Ages 12 and up. First come, first served; call 510-745-1464 (ext 5) to reserve your spot.
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Come join us for a summer night of Latin-inspired dancing fun! Shake away the stress and calories, and get ready to have a party! Wear comfy clothes and shoes, bring your water, and bring your smiles!
For all ages (12 and up). All levels welcome. Limited spots.
Sign Up at the Reference Desk. First Come First Serve.
Call 510-745-1464 ext. 5 for more information