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Photos submitted to Times Observer Tidioute Community Charter Schoo kindergarten students who received a certificate that said “I’m 100 Days Smarter” include, from left, in front, Kaleb Lindsay, Zander Fehlman and Lily Sutton; middle, Mia Buccardo, Vallon Vullo, Meadow Sheckler and Aiden Jones; and, back row, Trent Drukenbrod, Kaden Silva, Ethan Manning and Carter McDonald.

Class breakfast

The Warren Area High School Class of 1952 is going to breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Peppermill. All classmates, spouses and companions are invited.

Testing hydrants

Youngsville Borough residents are being told that fire hydrants will be being flow tested between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 21 through March 10. Residents may experience fluctuating water pressure and/or cloudy water. Take caree not to draw cloudy water into hot water tanks/heating systems.

Dining with Diabetes

Penn State Extension will be offering a Dining with Diabetes Class in March. The class will be located at Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren. The class will meet four consecutive Tuesdays, March 21, 28, April 4, and 11, with a follow up on Tuesday, May 23. Time for class is from 3 to 5 p.m.

Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with diabetes/pre-diabetes and their families. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a two month follow up class. Pre-registration is required due to space limitations. Cost of the program is $5 for participants with diabetes and $10 to bring a family member to the class.

Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to sample the recipe. Participants will also learn up to date information on nutrition, meal planning and exercise as well as how to understand common, diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe booklet and handouts will be given at each class.

Penn State Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program recently was named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, a national organization certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Leslie E. Kolb, accreditation director for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, said accreditation assures that a program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

“Programs that meet these criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and to help modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors,” Kolb said. “Dining with Diabetes in Pennsylvania is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”

Dining with Diabetes is sponsored by Penn State Extension and is partially supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Rural Health and Safety Grant, 2015-08116

Register for this program online at http://www.extension.psu.edu/health/diabetes or by calling 877-489-1398 For more information please call Penn State Extension – Warren County at 814-563-9388.

Dining with Diabetes is an approved research project conducted by the Penn State University. Participation in research is voluntary.

Penn State is an equal opportunity university committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity in its work force.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The February meeting of the Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at noon on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Parlor, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. E., Warren.

Information regarding the upcoming program during the March 20 meeting will be discussed. In addition, flyers will be distributed with details of the upcoming educational workshops being presented later in March and early April by Jill Curtis, Education and Outreach Coordinator, from the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter, in Erie.

All current and past caregivers are invited to attend, as well as anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the services and programs offered locally. There will be a time for discussion and sharing of concerns. Participants are asked to enter the building via the elevator entrance from the parking lot. Bring a bag lunch and beverage, if desired.

For more information about the February meeting, or any of the programs mentioned, please call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.

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