Free Diabetes Self-Management Classes Forming for People with Disabilities

SYRACUSE: ARISE is pleased to announce a new Diabetes Self-Management Program for people with disabilities who are on Medicaid. The six-week workshop is free and will take place once a week starting on February 23. An information session will be held on Tuesday, February 17 from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Rosamond Gifford Community Room (518 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203).

A second workshop will also be held in Oswego County from February 26-April 2 at the ARISE Oswego Office (9 Fourth Ave.).

Classes are designed to help participants learn the skills needed in the day-to-day management of diabetes, incorporate healthy lifestyle changes, create action plans, and teach individuals what questions to ask their health care providers.

To sign up for the workshop or to learn more, contact Juanita Clark-Abolafia at 671-2948 or



ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities.  The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities. ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, and Seneca counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango, NY, and ARISE & Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius, NY.