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OTHER CLASSES TO HELP IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH MANAGE YOUR DIABETES Diabetes Management Classes, free The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will conduct a series of three free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Each series consists of four classes and attendance at all four classes is encouraged. The class schedule is as follows: Class 1, What is diabetes? Checking blood sugar. What types of food should I eat? How do I read a food label? What do I need to know about fat and salt? Class 2, What do I do when I am sick? What kinds of problems can diabetes cause? Learning about medications. How do I count carbohydrates? Class 3, How can I stay healthy with diabetes? Taking care of my feet. Keeping a healthy weight and staying active Coping with diabetes Saturday Nov 1, 8, and 15 from 1:30-4:30 at Fairdale Library, 10616 West Manslick Rd. Phone 574-6663 for reservations and for a full list of classes or for more information. BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE Mayor’s Fall Hike and Outdoor Adventure, free October 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Jefferson Memorial Forest, 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd. For more information call 368-5404 or visit Families can enjoy the fall colors in Jefferson Memorial Forest at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike and Outdoor Adventure. Participants can get a pumpkin, take a hay ride, and hike trails of various lengths through the Forest at the height of fall color. The tenth annual hike is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, encouraging better health and wellness by highlighting opportunities for increased physical activity. Guided Hikes, free Year round at various dates and times, Jefferson Memorial Forest, 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd., Hikes range from easy to strenuous. For more information call 368-5404 or visit www. Walk with a Doc, Sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, free Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians. 2nd Saturday of each month, Parklands of Floyd’s Fork, 10:00 a.m. Meet at the Egg Lawn. 3rd Saturday of each month, Iroquois, 10:00 a.m. Meet at the shelter near the amphitheater 4th Saturday of each month, Shawnee Park, 10:00 a.m. Meet at the middle concourse parking lot just north of the bandstand. Walk with a Doc takes place year round. During the coldest times of winter, walks may move to indoor locations. For more information email [email protected] or call 502.587.4603. Walking Clubs, Senior Exercise Opportunities, Biking, Aerobics, Tai Chi, Yoga, free or low cost For a list of many exercise opportunities visit the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown web page at or call SteVon Edwards at 574-8661. 6 VITAL SIGNS Volume 9 • Issue 2