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February 10, 2016

THRIVES Classes for the New Year

A free workshop sponsored by the THRIVES coalition will start Tues., Feb. 23.

Free Waupaca Classes Start in February

A free workshop sponsored by the THRIVES coalition will start Tues., Feb. 23.  

“Healthy Living with Diabetes” is one of the four evidence-based classes offered this spring in Waupaca. The research proven, peer-led program helps those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes learn skills for managing their diabetes.  

“Diabetics can learn to take charge of this disease to have a better quality of life,” said Deb Aberg, program peer facilitator.  

The class is offered 1-3:30 p.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays starting Feb. 23 at the Maasch Education Center, ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca, 902 Building. Class size is limited and at least eight participants are needed. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (715) 258-1119 or visit the ThedaCare website at  

Other classes this year include “Living Well with Chronic Conditions,” starting April 7; “Stepping On,” starting April 12; and “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” starting April 27.  

The THRIVES coalition is a group of agencies working together to offer educational and supportive workshops to help all members of the community. THRIVES stands for Teaming for Health and Resiliency Improvement Via Education and Support. For more information on any of the THRIVES workshops, contact the TMC-Waupaca Health and Wellness Department at (715) 258-1183 or the Waupaca Senior Center at (715) 258-4437.  

For more than 100 years, ThedaCare™ has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,800 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 35 clinics in 14 counties. It is the first health care organization in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving our specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with Northeast Wisconsin’s only level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. The ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center in Appleton opened in February. For more information, visit or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.

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