Diabetes camp set go Saturday

The third diabetes day camp to be held at Sunny Cove in recent years, but the first for organizers Sarah Ross and Cindy Gauthier, is ready to go Saturday–rain or shine.
“We’ll have a pretty good turnout. At present, we have 34 people signed up,” said Ross, a registered dietitian with the Valley Diabetes Education Centre here.
She noted while it was possible more people may register by the end of today, lunch is planned for 50, including 10 volunteers and guests attending the camp.
Ross said the day camp, which runs from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., promises to be full of activities.
“We’ll have Glenn Jourdain, a person whose lived with diabetes and done very, very well,” she noted. “He’ll be giving his success story, which might be inspirational to some.”
She added there also will be an outdoor walk, horseshoes, and a tai chi presentation by instructor Margaret Gartshore of Dryden. Volunteers from the day hospital also will be doing crafts.
Also planned is a barbecue lunch and mid-afternoon snack, which Ross promised will be healthy and low-fat.
“Basically, we’re looking at having a relaxing day,” she remarked. “It’s about stress management, learning to take time out for yourself. And about getting active and doing whatever you enjoy.”