A Game Plan for Older Adults to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most serious health issues facing older adults in Atlanta.

Among the Medicare population ages 65 or older living in Atlanta, it is estimated that more than 30,000 have undiagnosed diabetes and 80,000+ have prediabetes. Diabetes can often be prevented, and those found to have diabetes can take steps to control it—if they know they have it. The first step is to visit your health care provider or clinic and get screened.


For the first 200 adults age 65 or older that qualify, the program is free.

For adults age 65 or older, Medicare covers free diabetes screenings with no co-pay and no deductible.

To learn more, visit www.GetAJumponDiabetes.org

For more information or to enroll in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program contact Linda Vaughn,

YMCA of Metro Atlanta, (404) 527-7690 or preventdiabetes@ymcaatlanta.org


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Prayer for the people of Beirut

Light of new hope

God of refuge,
hear our prayer
as we hold the people of Beirut
in our hearts at this time.
Fill us with compassion
and move us to reach out in love.

In your mercy,
bring comfort to those who mourn,
healing to those who are injured,
shelter to those who are homeless
sustenance to those who hunger.

Give strength to those who are working
to rebuild shattered lives,
and protect those who are vulnerable
especially in a time of coronavirus.

Lead us in your ways
so that together we may bring
the light of new hope
wherever there is destruction and despair.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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