Central Lincoln County and Boothbay Region YMCAs will offer a diabetes prevention program that helps adults lose weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. New groups will start in January.

The program is a year-long lifestyle intervention that has been shown to reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58 percent overall and by 71 percent in adults over age 60. Long-term goals include reducing participants’ body weight by 7 percent and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

For more information, including eligibility details, email Casey Clark Kelley at cclarkelley@clcymca.org or phone 350-7026.