Health

Plainfield Lion’s Club Donates $5,000 to C.W. Avery Family YMCA

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YMCA Executive Director and Lion Lisa Behounek, Y member and Lion Gus Rousonelos, YMCA Youth and Family Director Erin Lightbody, C.W. Avery Family YMCA Advisory Council Member Kathy Kazmar and Plainfield Lions President Bruce Kurschner.

The Lion’s Club of Plainfield recently donated $5,000 to the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in support of its new Diabetes Self-Management Program.

Designed for diabetics, pre-diabetics and caregivers, this seven-week program is free and open to the community. Using curriculum developed at Stanford University, classes will focus on healthy eating, exercise and blood sugar monitoring, among many other self-management tools. 

For more information about the Y’s new Diabetes Self-Management program, contact Health & Wellness Director Susan Krause at 815-267-8600, ext. 214, skrause@jolietymca.org, or visit www.jolietymca.org.