Adventist Health Sonora offers diabetes prevention class

Adventist Health Sonora will offer “PreventT2,” a program designed to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

PreventT2 is open to anyone 18 or older who meets the following criteria:

• Available to attend most of the 25 meetings throughout the year

• Body mass index over 24.0 kg/m2

• Recent blood test indicating prediabetes

• Or screens positive for prediabetes by taking the screening test

PreventT2 is provided by the Diabetes Resource Center at Adventist Health Sonora and will begin in January. A physician referral is not required but is recommended. Enrollment is limited.

For more information, call (209) 536-3720 or go online to class="Apple-converted-space">

Support offered for
the visually impaired

A support group for people who are visually impaired meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the multipurpose room at Sonora Hills, 19601 Greenley Road in Sonora.

Meetings are held from 10:30 a.m. to noon and are open to anyone with a visual impairment, caregivers and those who may wish to help those in need.

The purpose of the support group is to discuss the challenges of vision loss, share and offer solutions to independent living concerns, and to provide caring support and encouragement as well as helpful information and education.

For more information, call Bob or Carol Rogers at (209) 532-2373.

Attorneys join free
legal advocacy program for older adults

The Legal Advocacy for Seniors program provided by the Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities recently got a boost from a new partnership.

Dambacher, Trujillo & Associates has partnered with Catholic Charities to help provide legal advocacy for people 60 and older for free. Typical cases include simple wills, powers of attorney, contractor issues, debt recovery, utilities disputes and more. Referral and resources are also available.

Attorneys who will represent the law office include Gary Dambacher, Tim Trujillo, Frank Russell and Carrie McKernan.

Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Appointments are recommended by calling (209) 532-7632.

The Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities is at 88 Bradford Ave., in downtown Sonora.