The Town of Newtown has received a grant from the state Department of Health to deliver a National Diabetes Prevention Program. This grant funds Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Life-Style Programs for the residents of Newtown, Bridgewater and Roxbury who are at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects over 34 million people; Another 88 million Americans have prediabetes, yet only about 10 percent are aware they have it. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach,, providing a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about behavior changes that can improve overall health. A virtual information session is being held tomorrow at 6:30pm via Zoom.