FREE DIABETES TESTING EVENTS FOR SENIORS IN THE COLUMBUS AREA

 

Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance and the Y host "Seniors Tell Diabetes Not Me" week, June 17 - 22

 

COLUMBUS (June 11, 2013) - The Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA) is supporting the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) in its efforts to make the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program available at no additional cost to Medicare Part A & B beneficiaries in the Columbus area. This project, made possible by funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center to Y-USA, marks the first time this evidence-based program is being provided through Medicare to qualifying seniors at no additional cost. The Y-USA is one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

 

Y-USA selected 17 communities across the country to offer the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program at no additional cost to Medicare Part A & B beneficiaries. During the week of June 17-22, the DPCA and the Y are sponsoring "Seniors Tell Diabetes Not Me" week and hosting diabetes prevention awareness events in 17 communities including Columbus. About 21 percent of Ohio adults 65 years and older have diabetes, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

 

At the screening events, DPCA and Y staff will be on site to evaluate seniors' risk of developing type 2 diabetes, educate them about the availability of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program in their community, and enroll qualifying participants into the program.  For seniors to qualify for the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program at no additional cost, they must receive Medicare Parts A & B and have a prediabetes qualifying blood glucose test result.  

 

Diabetes screening events will be held on the following dates at the following locations:

 

Monday, June 17, 8:00 am - 11:00 am: Kroger, 4656 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026

Monday, June 17, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Kroger, 5965 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123

 

Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Kroger, 5965 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123

Tuesday, June 18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Kroger, 4656 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026

 

Wednesday, June 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Kroger, 2000 East Main St., Columbus, OH 43205

Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Kroger, 3600 Soldano Blvd., Columbus, OH 43228

 

Thursday, June 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Kroger, 3600 Soldano Blvd., Columbus, OH 43228

Thursday, June 20, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Kroger, 2000 East Main St., Columbus, OH 43205

 

Friday, June 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Kroger, 1630 Morse Rd., Columbus, OH 43229

Friday, June 21, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Kroger, 1365 Stoneridge Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230

 

Saturday, June 22, 8:00 am - 11:00 am: Kroger, 1365 Stoneridge Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Kroger, 1630 Morse Rd., Columbus, OH 43229