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November Classes Offered At Destination Wellness

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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

November 2009

Highmark’s Personal Nutrition Coaching
Personal nutrition coaching strives to empower the individual to sustain healthy lifestyle changes by assisting them with setting goals and overcoming challenges with 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 an appointment/details.

Highmark’s 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. It empowers 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.

Sunday, November 1, 2009
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Destination Wellness will be closed

Tuesdays/Thursdays: November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, & 19, 2009
Zumba
6-7 p.m.
Join our certified Zumba instructor for two nights 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! By integrating Zumba into everyday life individuals may achieve long term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of calorie burning, heart racing, muscle pumping and body energizing movements! 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: $5/class. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Blood Drive
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Give the gift that costs nothing but means everything. With every four blood donations, you will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local business.

Thursday, November 5 & 12, 2009
Joslin Diabetes Center’s Self Management Education Two-day Morning Series
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This comprehensive program is designed for individuals with diabetes who are interested in learning how to manage their diabetes, prevent complications, eat healthfully and control blood sugar levels. There are two classes in this series that occur once for two consecutive weeks. *Participants must attend both classes. Check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage for diabetes educational services. Call for registration, fees and details at 724-367-2400.

Fridays: November 6, 13 & 20 and Monday: November 23, 2009
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. Call to register at
724-274-5202.

Saturday, November 7, 2009
Blood Drive
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Give the gift that costs nothing but means everything. With every four blood donations, you will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local business.

Saturday, November 7, 2009
Gateway Senior Caregiver’s Informational Day
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
This session will celebrate caregivers in a lively and upbeat forum. Keynote by Jennifer Antkowiak. Informational day to be held within Destination Wellness, Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Please contact Carol Kelley at Gateway Health Plan, 412-918-8440 or 724-225-4771, to reserve your space.

Monday, November 9
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, November 10, 2009
Baby Care Basics
6-9 p.m.
Parents-to-be will learn about infant feeding, diapering, newborn behavior/appearance, soothing techniques, safety and other related issues. Special attention will be focused on dads-to-be through a “fathers only” discussion led by an experienced registered nurse, educator and father. For details, fees and registration please call 412-578-7271.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Blood Drive
4-8 p.m.

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Restless Legs Support Group
6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Up to 10 percent of the population in the United States is living with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)—a disruptive neurological disorder that results in an irresistible urge to move the legs. Seek local support and find help in dealing with RLS or help make a difference for others living with restless legs syndrome. This month’s presenter: William Musser, MD, neurologist from West Penn Allegheny Health System, is presenting RLS: What Makes It Better? What Makes It Worse? Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Friday, November 13, 2009
Humana 2009 Medicare plans information sessions
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Learn about your options and join a representative for a free informational session on Humana Medicare’s health plans. Call to register for you’re a session at 1-866-836-7908.

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Diabetes Health Fair
10 a.m.-2p.m.
Pittsburgh Mills Mall
Join Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Destination Wellness and the Joslin Center, Affiliate at AKMC for our 2nd Annual Diabetes Health Fair. At 11 a.m. enjoy a Diabetes Forum presented by four members of the Joslin Center, endocrinologist, Kamala Rajupet, MD, Sue Hobbins, RN, BSN, CDE, Lisa Wasilowski, RD, LDN, CDE and Lhea Wiese, MS. Walter Krasinsky, MD from Valley Vision, Inc., will present a lecture at 12 p.m. on Diabetes & the Eye. Jorge Urbandt, MD, Division of General Surgery from West Penn Hospital will present a lecture at 1 p.m. on Bariatric Surgery & Type II Diabetes. Enjoy some free healthy holiday food samples, just in time for Thanksgiving at our tasting table to be located inside Destination Wellness. Explore diabetes-related health and wellness vendors, including experts from Alle-Kiski Medical Center. Free health screenings will be provided for cholesterol & glucose and blood pressure. Bring your medications for review with an AKMC Pharmacist during a “Brown Bag” session. Call to register for lectures at 724-274-5202.

Monday: November 16, 2009
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: $14.00 per person for non-members; $12.00 per person for AARP members.

Mondays: November 16 & 23, 2009
Joslin Diabetes Center’s Self Management Education two-day evening series
5-8 p.m.
This comprehensive program is designed for individuals with diabetes who are interested in learning how to manage their diabetes, prevent complications, eat healthfully and control blood sugar levels. There are two classes in this series that occur once for two consecutive weeks. *Participants must attend both classes. Check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage for diabetes educational services. Call for registration, fees and details at 724-367-2400.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Senior Health Fair
9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Pittsburgh Mills Mall
Join Alle-Kiski Medical Center and Destination Wellness for our Senior Health Fair. Join Raymond Drabicki, MD from Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates for a lecture at 9:30 a.m. on Common Shoulder Injuries. Jeff Weiss, program director of Alle-Kiski Medical Center’s Rehabilitation for a lecture on Lower Back & Cervical Pain Prevention. Explore health and wellness vendors, including experts from AKMC. Free health screening for blood pressure will be provided. Bring your medications for review with an AKMC pharmacist during a “Brown Bag” session. Call to register for lectures at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Humana 2009 Medicare plans information sessions
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Learn about your options and join a representative for a free informational session on Humana Medicare’s health plans. Call to register for your session at 1-866-836-7908.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Alzheimer’s Support Group
7 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2009
Cholesterol (Lecture)
6 p.m.
Join Venkatraman Srinivasan, MD for a lecture dedicated to cholesterol. Participants will learn how cholesterol affects your health and the steps to keep it under control.

Saturday, November 21, 2009
BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR RENEWAL
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
If you have a current course completion card for a Healthcare provider CPR class in the last 2 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.

Saturday, November 21, 2009
Family & Friends CPR
3-5:30 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.

Tuesday, November 24
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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Blood Drive
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving
Destination Wellness will be closed

Friday, November 27, 2009
Black Friday

Saturday, November 28, 2009
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
11 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.

Saturday, November 28, 2009
Heartsaver First Aid with AED/CPR
2 p.m.-7 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.

Monday, November 30, 2009
Humana 2009 Medicare plans information sessions
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Learn about your options and join a representative for a free informational session on Humana Medicare’s health plans. Call to register for you’re a session at 1-866-836-7908.

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