YMCA of Central Ohio

Media Alert — Grove City YMCA to Launch Diabetes Prevention Program for Individuals over Age 60

YMCA of Central Ohio among 17 Y’s Across the Nation to Test Cost Effectiveness among Medicare Recipients

WHO
Tracy Ross - Executive Director, American Diabetes Association
Ellen Grubb - Older active adult and program participant
Andrew A. Roberts - CEO  & President, YMCA of Central Ohio
Tony Delisio - Executive Director, Grove City YMCA
Caroline Rankin - Director, YMCA of Central Ohio Diabetes Programming    
                                           
WHAT                
YMCA of Central Ohio Diabetes Prevention Program

WHEN
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
10:00 am

WHERE     
Grove City YMCA
3600 Discovery Drive
Grove City, OH  43123
*A & B Conference Rooms

WHY 
The YMCA of Central Ohio was selected to participate in a demonstration projection to assess the effectiveness of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program in lowering incidences of type 2 diabetes and reducing the cost burden of the condition on the health care system.  The YMCA of Central Ohio is among 17 Y’s across the nation selected to participate in a project that, if successful, could save millions in future health care costs and create an infrastructure for how community based organizations deliver health care services to the Medicare population with prediabetes.
The event is designed to inform Medicare recipients about the new program and its benefits.  Healthy snacks will be provided and guests will have an opportunity to hear from someone from the Medicare population that has benefitted from the Diabetes Prevention Program. 

CONTACT
Níel M. Jurist
PR Specialist
YMCA of Central Ohio
614.585.9177/njurist@ymcacolumbus.org