Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street, Damariscotta, will offer a diabetes prevention program on Thursdays at 4 p.m., beginning January 23. The aim of the program is to help adults lose weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

The year-long group-based lifestyle intervention 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.