Healthy Living With Diabetes

Living with diabetes can be confusing. There is a lot to learn and remaining healthy may mean that you need to make some lifestyle changes. If you, or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes, one of the best things you can do is attend our Diabetes Self-Management class called “Healthy Living with Diabetes”.

The Healthy Living with Diabetes class is a FREE evidence-based program developed by Stanford University and has been designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes learn valuable skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes. For more information about this program, please contact our call center at (714) 480-6450.

Who Can Participate?

  • Adults aged 60 and older
  • The spouse of an older adult participating in the program, regardless of age
  • Caregivers under the age of 60 who bring an older adult to the class can stay with the older adult to assist with activities if needed 

About The Healthier Living Program Workshop:

  • Meets 2 ½ hours per week for six weeks
  • Small group (10-15 participants)
  • Peer-led (non-health care professional) self-management workshop
  • Promotes empowerment by teaching behavior management
  • Great for people with a diabetes or multiple chronic health conditions

Who Should Attend The Workshop:

  • Adults with type 2 diabetes
  • Adults with pre-diabetes, or
  • Adults living with someone who has diabetes



Interested In Becoming a Host Site for the Healthy Living with Diabetes Program:

The Office on Aging is accepting applications from local Orange County community-based organizations that are interested in hosting the Healthy Living 6-week program. Currently the Office on Aging is working with local hospitals, community and senior centers, churches, and libraries to facilitate the Healthier Living program. It is a great opportunity for community organizations that provide direct services to older adults or caregivers. If you would like to be involved in hosting these workshops and are able to:

  • Provide private meeting space for at least 20 people
  • Be able to host classes on the same day of the week, six consecutive weeks for 2.5 hours each day
  • Help support and promote the Healthier Living program by distributing and displaying flyers in the your lobby/reception area, and/or list the program on the organization's website/calendar of events, social media pages and newsletter

For more information on becoming a Healthy Living host site, please contact Frank Hernandez at (714) 480-6451 or via email at


Help Yourself and Others with Diabetes By Becoming a Leader!

Do you have a desire to help others? Do you have your own ongoing health conditions? Help yourself and others by becoming a volunteer leader for the Healthy Living With Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. For information about becoming a volunteer leader, please contact Frank Hernandez by phone at (714) 480-6451 or via email at