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Lincoln County Senior Services Kicks Off New Year
Many activities are available

Lincoln Herald Staff

LINCOLNTON, N.C.––Lincoln County Senior Services is starting 2019 with a flurry of activities.

According to department spokeswoman Darlene Stroupe, senior services has a lot ging on. Right now and in the days and weeks ahead, Stroupe says you can learn a lot of useful things at the senior center.

Jan. 2 at 10 a.m., Sentry Drug’s Tammy Mosteller will be on hand at the center to discuss urinary incontinence. This is a topic of much importance for countless seniors.

And “Living Healthy with Diabetes” is a six-week class at the senior center, running on Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m., Jan. 22-Feb. 26. To register, call (704) 732-9053.

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“‘Living Healthy with Diabetes’ is a free self-management workshop that can help you take control of your diabetes, rather than letting it control you!” said Stroupe. “If you want to learn techniques to actively manage your diabetes or care for someone with diabetes, this is for you.”

She added that attendees can learn how to manage symptoms; how to work more effectively with health care providers; how to fight fatigue and pain; developing weekly action plans; eating more healthily in order to keep blood sugar in check; and how to make daily tasks easier and get more out of life.

In other news, “Snow Fun Bingo” will be held Jan. 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. “Wear Red Bingo” will be held at the same time, Feb. 22.

And the senior center’s bluegrass jam sessions are held on Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. The multi-purpose room is the place to be.

The Lincoln County Senior Center is co-located with the Lincoln County Campus of Gaston College at 514 S. Academy St. in the former Lincolnton Senior and Junior high school site.

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