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February Classes Offered at

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Natrona Heights, Pa., - The following classes are available to the public at Destination Wellness located at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills:

February 2010

Highmark® Personal Nutrition Coaching
This program empowers the individual to sustain healthy lifestyle changes by assisting with setting goals, better food selection and meal planning. This one-on-one counseling session is facilitated by a registered dietitian and is designed to address the nutritional changes needed to manage heart disease, diabetes, weight management and other health related issues. Sessions are by appointment only. There is no fee for Highmark members to participate in this program; a nominal fee for non-Highmark members. Call 724-274-5202 today for appointment/details.

Highmark® Clear the Air: Smoking Cessation
Your health is worth one more try. This one-session, two-hour program is the step you take BEFORE deciding to quit tobacco. This program helps you to identify your reasons for quitting and gives you the tools you need to quit for good. There is no fee for Highmark members to participate in this program; a nominal fee for non-Highmark members. Call for your one-on-one session with a trained smoking cessation instructor at 724-274-5202.

Monday, February 1, 2010
Heartsaver First Aid with AED/CPR
5 - 10 p.m.
The first aid course includes basic first aid, adult, child, and infant CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage. A certification card given after completion of skills and written testing and is valid for two years. Fee: $45 (required student manual included). Call to register at 724-274-5202. Space is limited.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Highmark® Diabetes Awareness & Prevention SM four-week program begins
1 p.m.
Learn how you and your loved ones can lower your risk for diabetes or live well with diabetes. This four-week, one hour/session program will give you the tools to lower your risk for diabetes, improve your eating habits, increase your physical activity, manage stress and live a healthier lifestyle. There is no fee for Highmark members to participate in this program; a nominal fee for non-Highmark members. This program will be held four consecutive Tuesdays: February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2010. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Friday, February 5, 2010
National Wear Red Day

Saturday, February 6, 2010
Blood Drive
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Donate blood and save a life. With every four blood donations, you will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local business.

Monday, February 8, 2010
BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
5 - 10 p.m.
If you are a healthcare provider this is the class for you! It includes adult, child and infant CPR. Two-rescuer scenarios with bag valve mask, foreign body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation (AED). Certification card - valid for two years, will be provided to participants after completion of skills and written testing. Fee: $50 (required student manual included). Call to register at 724-274-5202. Space is limited.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Highmark® Discover Relaxation WithinSM II four-week program begins
6 p.m.
Refresh, Renew and Rediscover. This Highmark lifestyle improvement program takes stress management to the next level. Participants will explore additional ways to integrate relaxation, time management, self-insight and creative skills into their life through this action-oriented program that will help them live more and stress less. Discover Relaxation WithinSM I is recommended prior to this program. This program will be held four consecutive Tuesdays: February 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 2010. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
AARP Driver’s Safety one-day course
10 a.m.-2:30p.m.
Tune up your driving skills and learn how to adjust to age-related driving changes. Participants will learn how to obtain insurance discounts for attending this course.
*You must have taken the two-day class in the past three years to qualify for the
one-day course. Fee: $12.00 per person for AARP members; $14.00 per person for non-members.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Blood Drive
4 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Blood Drive
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, February 15, 2010
BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR RENEWAL
5 - 8 p.m.
If you have a current course completion card for a healthcare provider CPR class in the last two years, you can take the renewal course. You must present your current card the day of class. This class covers the information in the healthcare provider class in an abbreviated format. Upon course completion, participants receive a card valid for two years. Fee: $30/student (includes required student manual). Call to register at
724-274-5202. Space is limited.

Wednesday/Thursday: February 17 & 18
AARP Driver’s Safety two-day course
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. both days
Tune up your driving skills, and learn how to adjust to age-related driving changes. Participants will learn how to obtain insurance discounts for attending this two-day course. Fee: $12.00 per person for AARP members; $14 per person for non-members.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Infant CPR and Safety
6-9 p.m.
This class is recommended for all parents and caregivers. Includes emergency care of a choking infant or child, infant/child CPR techniques and safety and car seat safety
For details, fees and register please call 412-578-7271.

Monday, February 22, 2010
Heartsaver AED/CPR
5 – 9 p.m.
This course includes adult, child and infant CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage. Relief of choking in the adult, child and infant victim also included. A course completion card valid for two years will be given after skills and written testing. Fee: $35 (student manual included). Call to register at 724-274-5202. Space is limited.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a variety of health plans for individuals with Medicare. Their Medicare Solutions expert can help you find the right plan to fit your needs. Call to reserve your space at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Blood Drive
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Alzheimer’s Support Group
7 p.m.
This monthly support group provides caregivers with valuable information when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
How to Prevent & Live with CHF
6 p.m.
Free Physician Lecture
Join Bradley Heppner, MD from Tri-County Cardiology for a lecture which will focus on the risk factors of CHF, what you can do to lower your risks and how to manage symptoms associated with heart failure. Call to register at 724-274-5202 for this lecture to be held on Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m.

Thursdays: February 25 and March 4, 11 & 18, 2010
Zumba
7-8 p.m.
Join our certified Zumba instructor for one night a week of Zumba. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got ZUMBA! Zumba is a dynamic workout system designed to be FUN and EASY TO DO! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Fee: $20 for four-weeks or $7 per class. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Friday, February 26, 2010
Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol
2 p.m.
Free Food Lecture
Heart disease is the third leading cause of death to all humans and knocks 10-15 years off the average life-span. An elevated blood level of the waxy substance we know as cholesterol is one of its most significant risk factors, but cardiovascular disease is preventable. With the right natural nutrition choices, you may slash your level of the most dangerous cholesterol types and dramatically decrease your risk of heart attack or stroke. Join Registered Dietitian, Dominic Battaglia from AKMC for a lecture dedicated to foods that lower cholesterol levels naturally. Call to register at 724-274-5202 for this lecture to be held Friday, February 26 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 27, 2010
Family & Friends CPR
2-4:30 p.m.
Family & Friends CPR was developed by the American Heart Association to teach the basics of CPR to people with limited or no medical training. Family & Friends CPR does not provide a certification card; however, it does provide you with all the steps necessary to save a loved one should the need ever arise. Fee: $10 (student manual included)
Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Save the date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
5th Annual AKMC Health Fair
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on the journey to better health! Over 70 health and wellness tables from AKMC departments and local businesses showcasing information and performing screenings stationed throughout the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Call for more information at 724-274-5202 or check us out on the web at www.akmc-dw.com.
 

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