A six week program on self-management of diabetes will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Council on Aging meeting room at R.H. Conwell School, 147 Huntington Road. The program is free.

This evidenced-based class was developed by Stanford University. Participants will learn about management of their disease through teaching techniques that include lecture, discussion, brainstorming, demonstration, practice and role-play.

Sponsored by Hilltown Community Health Centers and Highland Valley Elder Services, this program is open to any adult who has diabetes, is pre-diabetic or who takes care of someone with diabetes. It is also open to both patients and non-patients of the health center. Non-patients should be Hilltown residents.

Registration is required by calling Mary Wheelan at (413) 238-5511, ext. 149, or Enette Claxton-Toliver at (413) 667-3009, ext. 230.