Healthy Living Workshop Series Offered at Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community

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Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community in Newton, NC, is offering a healthy living workshop series that will focus on getting quality sleep and gaining control of diabetes. http://www.abernethylaurels.org

Most people stay up too late and get up too early. Many interrupt their sleep with drugs, chemicals and work, and over-stimulate themselves with late-night activities.

Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community in Newton, NC, is offering a healthy living workshop series that will focus on getting quality sleep and gaining control of diabetes. The workshops will begin on Thursday, January 9 and continue each Thursday during the month of January with all four sessions beginning at 10am.

Sandra Knuckles, Sleep Technologist and Educator with Catawba Valley Medical Center - Centers for Sleep Disorders, will present the program on January 9. Knuckles will discuss common sleep disorders and their treatments, the phases of sleep as well as share tips on improving your quality of sleep. Poor sleep habits are among the most common problems encountered in our society. "Most people stay up too late and get up too early. Many interrupt their sleep with drugs, chemicals and work, and over-stimulate themselves with late-night activities such as television," stated Knuckles. Learn how to sleep better, avoid sleep disorders, and understand the importance of a sleep study.

Living with diabetes can present many challenges, such as knowing how and when to eat, living life avoiding complications, and getting support from family and friends. Abernethy Laurels Registered Dietician Adele Gobble will discuss a variety of topics: how to eat with diabetes while still making it enjoyable, monitor and manage blood sugar, start or maintain a regular exercise program, communicate better with family, friends and your medical team. The diabetic workshops that will be held January 16, 23, and 30 will encourage participants to design their own self-managed program.

The workshops are free and open to the public. Call Ashley Rader at 465-8552 to register.

Abernethy Laurels, a not-for-profit retirement community in Newton, NC takes pride in its history and tradition of excellence. While the community offers a wide range of first-rate amenities, it is surprisingly affordable. For more information, visit http://www.abernethylaurels.org or call toll free 877-637-7941 or 828-465-8552.

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