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Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Holy Cross Health offers a variety of programs to help community members prevent and/or manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and arthritis. Below is a listing of many of the programs and classes that are available.

For a complete list of classes, please click here. National Council on Aging

Better Bones (55+)
This free program is designed for people ages 55 and older. It focuses on reducing the rate of bone loss, improving balance and flexibility, and enhancing energy and well-being. FREE. View schedule and registration information.

Blood Pressure Screening
Free blood pressure screenings are offered on a walk-in basis at several community locations. View schedule at Community Health locations. View schedule at Senior Source.

Diabetes Education Class
Diabetes self-management classes, taught by a registered nurse and dietitian, prepare the participant to self-manage their disease in partnership with their physician. The class includes four group sessions and one individual visit with a dietitian. View schedule and registration information.

Diabetes Prevention Program
This free 12-week classroom program is designed to help individuals who have pre-diabetes to make lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and exercise, which can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Nutrition guidance, cooking demonstrations, free exercise classes, problem solving, and support for maintaining motivation is provided. View schedule and registration information.

Healthy Senior Male

Senior Fit (55+)
Improve your overall fitness level safely and effectively. Weekly classes include cardiovascular endurance, strength training and flexibility exercises taught by certified instructors who have experience working with people age 55+. Learn more about Senior Fit. View schedule and registration information.

Stay Active Move
This multi-week class of safe and simple exercises designed for seniors 55+ with arthritis will help you increase your level of endurance, boost your energy, and improve your range of motion. View schedule and registration information. (This class is also offered in Spanish)

Surgical Weight Loss Information Meeting
Anyone who is considering weight loss surgery is invited to attend this informational meeting that strives to answer your questions about surgical weight loss options. Learn more about bariatric information sessions and support groupsView schedule and registration information.

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