DENNISON -- Trinity Hospital Twin City is hosting a free monthly diabetes support group meeting on Monday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital's second floor St. Raphael Conference Room. All area residents who have diabetes are encouraged to attend, and family and friends are also welcome. To register for participation in this free support group meeting, visit or call 740-922-7450, ext. 2177.

Featured speaker at the August meeting will be Dr. Justin Gherian, Audiologist from the ENT Allergy and Sinus Center, who will explain how hearing loss can be related to diabetes. LuAnn Beavers-Willis, MSN,RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, facilitates each diabetes support group meeting that takes place on the third Monday of each month for about an hour.

The support group is being offered through the hospital's diabetes wellness services program, which is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health Policy.