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Living Well with Diabetes
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Classes offered by the

Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network office, 117 W. Potter Avenue, Kirksville

Do you or a loved one suffer from diabetes or a chronic disease?  Join others in attending FREE classes to assist with the development of self-management skills to take control of your health.  People with diabetes and/or other chronic conditions must deal not only with their disease(s), but also with the impact these have on their lives and emotions.  Both Living Well with Diabetes and Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions classes are offered in a six-week series.  Attendess are provided with a helpbook at no cost.  Funding is provided through a contract with the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging and the Older Adults Act. 

Call 660-665-0330 or 877-539-2227 for more information

The holiday season is just around the corner! Are you one of those that say, "I'll get back on track after the holidays?"  If so, the Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network is offering a FREE series of classes for persons with Type II Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes that will focus on prevention and wellness before the temptations of the season take control of us!  Take Control:  Living Well With Diabetes  classes will begin Tuesday, November 10th from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and will continue each Tuesday through December 15th at the Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network, 117 W. Potter Avenue in Kirksville.  Examples of covered topics include exercise; monitoring your blood sugar; preventing highs and lows; sick day management; nutrition and label reading; appropriate use of medications; and communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

PTC is a FREE six-week series of classes
designed to help caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools.
The class content includes:  Taking Care of You; Identifying and Reducing
Personal Stress; Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns;
Communicating in Challenging Situations; Learning From Our Emotions; and,
Mastering Caregiving Decisions.

To learn more about Powerful Tools for Caregivers
and when it is being offered in a location near you
contact NMRHN at 660-665-0330 or 877-539-2227.


Are you without health insurance?

Do you want to know more about the
Health Insurance Marketplace?

Call the Northeast Missouri Health Council at 660-988-3669 or RSVP at 660-665-8314
to schedule an appointment for individual counseling.


NEMO Heart Healthy Walkers
want you to join their
Where:  Northeast Regional Health & Fitness Center
2814 S. Baltimore, Kirksville
When:  Every Monday night, 6 to 8 pm
Just bring yourself and your sneakers. Distance clickers available, 17 laps = 1 mile!
**This does not require a membership to the Health & Fitness Center**


Join NEMO Heart Health in the
100 Missouri Miles Challenge

Whether you run, walk, bike, paddle, or roll, everyone can participate.
This initiative is a great opportunity to promote Missouri’s proud
outdoor heritage, improve your health and,
– best of all – have fun with family and friends.  Go to:

https://100missourimiles.com/groups/group/nemo-heart-health to register!


 Online, Off-Tobacco

Preferred Family Healthcare offers a FREE tobacco cessation program.  The Online, Off-Tobacco is a truly innovative program, and available 100% online.  The program lasts 7 weeks with only a 1-hour session per week.  Sessions can be taught through group or one-on-one instruction by a trained facilitator. Online, Off-Tobacco follows the American Lung Association’s, Freedom from Smoking® curriculum.  Participants receive education from a trained instructor, free participant workbook and $50 in nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum or lozenges) after 3 sessions.  As an alternative, participants can quit cold turkey and still receive a $25 gift card to a sporting goods store of your choice. For more information, or to sign up, contact Justin McDermott, Tobacco Cessation Coordinator, at 660-665-1962 Ext. 667 or jmcdermott@pfh.org.


Following is a list of classes coordinated by the
Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center
for more information call 660-626-2049

Arthritis Exercise Classes Location Dates/Times
Adair County- call 660-626-2049
Fjeld Arms
2016 Florence Place, Kirksville
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-9:45 am
St. Andrews
500 S. Osteopathy, Kirksville
Mondays & Fridays, 10-10:45 am
Thompson Campus Center
210 S. Osteopathy, Kirksville
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Grundy County- call 660-359-3058
Senior Center
2109 N. Hoover Drive, Trenton
Tuesdays & Thursdays , 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Knox County- call 660-342-0679
Community Center
207 N. Fourth Street, Edina
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 - 11 am
Lewis County-

Ewing Nutrition Center

call 800-955-3521
101 W. Bryan Street, Ewing
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 - 11 am

LaGrange Senior Center

call 573-655-4387

905 Jefferson Street, LaGrange
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Linn County- call 660-258-7402
McLarney Manor, Lewis Room
116 E. Pratt Street, Brookfield
Mon - Sat, 11:30 am - noon
Livingston County- call 660-646-1555
Grand River Multipurpose Center
607 Old Highway 36, Chillicothe
Monday- Friday, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Macon County-
Senior Center

1604 Maffrey, Bldg 200


Mondays & Wednesdays

Sept 15 - Nov 6

10:15 - 11:15 am

Marion County- call 573-221-3892
Douglas Community Services
711 Grand Avenue, Hannibal
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 - 10 am
Ralls County- call 573-267-3513
Forget Me Not Senior Center
412 S. Main Street, London
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 - 11 am
St. William Catholic Church
602 E. Jefferson, Perry
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2 - 3 pm
Town Hall
103 S. Public Street, Center
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Sullivan County- call 660-265-3534
Sullivan County Senior Center
111 N. Market, Milan
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 - 11 am
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Classes
Next class date to be determined    
Walk with Ease
Learn how to safely be active, manage pain and improve mood - walk the 6 week program alone or with friends and family
register at www.moarthritis.org or call 660-626-2049for free book


Other sources for working with chronic disease
can be found on the NMRHN Resource Directory at



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Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network
117 W. Potter Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone 660-665-0330
Toll Free 877-539-2227
Fax 660-665-0030