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The Coles County Council on Aging in partnership with Senior Education Ministries will host a Dine With A Doc Program, Friday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at your LifeSpan Center.

Dine with a Doc is a free educational program that welcomes seniors to listen to a doctor present an educational topic and then have a question-and-answer period following the discussion.

According to dinewithadoc.com, the program was designed to allow seniors to get out of their homes, fellowship with their peers, extend their financial resources, promote enhanced living, and educate them (from a preventative standpoint) with the goal of improving their quality of life and providing them with the resources and information to make an informed choice about their healthcare.

Each month a doctor graciously donates their time in an effort to listen, hear, and answer your medical questions while sharing a meal with you. Various community businesses also participate by donating door prizes or provide a complimentary lunch for you to enjoy, so they can learn about ways they may help you as well.

This month, Nora Porter, NP will speak and answer your questions. Currently, Porter is a Gastroenterology, Nurse Practitioner at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center’s SBL Gastroenterology Clinic in Mattoon, IL. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The next Dine With A Doc will take place Friday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at your LifeSpan Center. Reservations are required and can be made by your LifeSpan Center at 217-639-4970. Guests who need transportation may call Dial-A-Ride at 217-639-5196.

The LifeSpan Center is located at 11021 E. County Road 800N, Charleston. The telephone number is 217-639-5150. The numbers for the programs are as follows: Coles County Telecare -- 217-639-5166; Family Care Giver Resource Center -- 217-639-5168 and Dial A Ride -- 217-639-5169 or 1-800-500-5505. See you at your LifeSpan Center.

Come join us each weekday at noon for “Lunch at LifeSpan.” Peace Meals are served Monday through Friday at a suggested donation of $3.50. To register, reserve a lunch or learn more, contact Peace Meal at 217-348-1800.

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