TO HELP IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
Diabetes Management Classes,
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
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
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,
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
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
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 www.louisvilleky.gov/HealthyHometown/activeliving/ or call SteVon Edwards at 574-8661.
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