Old Bridge, NJ – April 5, 2017 – The Old Bridge Public Library will offer in depth, multi-week workshops to assist people affected by diabetes and cancer.

Registration is required for both programs by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.  Participants only need to register once for each program, not for each week.

A program entitled, “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving,” will begin April 19 and meet for six consecutive Wednesdays, ending on May 24. The sessions will run from 1:30 pm – 4 pm and are geared towards both recent and long-term cancer survivors. Subjects covered include:

  • techniques to deal with issues such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty
  • appropriate exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility, and endurance
  • making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
  • communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • nutrition
  • setting priorities
  • relationships

Each participant will receive a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, healthy snacks, and a completion certificate at the last session. Classes are highly interactive, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The program will not conflict with existing programs or treatment and is designed to enhance regular treatment. Participants must attend all sessions.

A five-part South Asian Wellness and Management Diabetes Education program will provide a comprehensive guide for living with, and successfully managing, diabetes, particularly for those in the South Asian community. The sessions will begin on Thurs. April 27th and run through Thurs. May 25 from 1-3pm. In addition to an initial overview session, other classes will address healthy eating, medications, stress management, nutrition and the important role of exercise. Presented in conjunction with RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University, the sessions will be led by Registered Dietitians and Nurses. Participants must attend all five sessions.

The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about these and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.