HEALTH BRIEFS: Week Of March 26

The Santa Clara County Library District is hosting two different workshops on Medicare enrollment and diabetes prevention and management.

The Medicare course will be presented by local Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program administrator Sourcewise. Nearly 8 million Californians are over age 60, with estimates showing a 40 percent increase in this population by 2030. Americans become eligible to enroll in Medicare around age 65, or younger if disabled.

Cupertino residents who are nearing retirement age and thinking about enrolling in Medicare or changing their Medicare coverage can attend a Nov. 6 workshop at the Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave., from 1-3 p.m. A Mandarin translator will be available.

The diabetes workshop will be run by a registered dietitian nutritionist. In Santa Clara County 50 percent of adults are estimated to have prediabetes, most not aware of their risk.

Cupertino residents can attend a Nov. 5 workshop at the library on “Healthy Eating to Prevent and Manage Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information on either workshop, call 408-446-1667.

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