Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

February 10, 2016
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645
               Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP (845) 364-2512


It's not too late to sign up for our free or low-cost programs – take steps towards a healthier you

NEW CITY, NY - - Do you have pre-diabetes or are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes? Do you have type 2 diabetes or care for someone who does? Have you tried to lose weight but have not been able to keep it off?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert recommend that you take one of the Health Department's workshop series:

Diabetes Prevention Program: Learn how you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. For more information or to register, call (845) 364-2500. The next free 16-session workshop series begin:

  • Thursday, February 25 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in Nyack or
  • Tuesday, March 1 from 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM in Garnerville

Living Well With Diabetes: Learn how to better self-manage your type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. For more information or to register, call (845) 364-2500. The next free six-session workshop series begins:

  • Monday, February 29 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 pm in Congers

Lose to Win Weight Loss Program: Ready to lose weight? This program uses the latest guidelines to help you lose weight safely and successfully. There is a $10 fee due at the time of registration. Call (845) 364-2500 to register. The next eight-week program begins:

  • Wednesday, February 24 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in Spring Valley

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Take control of your life and register now! You'll feel more in control of your health.

"Receive support and encouragement from both the workshop leaders and your fellow classmates as you
develop a plan for improving and maintaining your overall well-being," said Dr. Ruppert.