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January Classes Offered At Destination Wellness

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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

January 2010

Highmark’s 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 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. 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.

Friday, January 1, 2010
Closed

Saturday, January 2, 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.

Monday, January 4, 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, January 5, 2010
Eat Well for Life SM I four-week series begins
1 - 2:30 p.m.
This lifestyle improvement program from Highmark is not a diet or strict weight loss program. The program is about better living. It is about making choices to feel your best every day, and having the health and energy to live an enjoyable, rewarding and high quality life. Participants will learn how to read food labels, how to shop and plan for healthy meals, understand portion control and well-balanced meals, as well as sampling some great tasting healthy foods in a food demonstration. There is no fee for Highmark members; $65 for non-members. This series will run four consecutive Tuesdays: January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tai Chi for Beginners evening six-week series begins
6 p.m.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that promotes well being by circulating the “chi” of the body through a series of slow, relaxing and controlled movements. Tai Chi is great for reducing stress and anxiety, improving balance, increasing flexibility and much more. This series will run every Tuesday, October 6 through November 10. Fee: $30/series (cash or check). This series will run six consecutive Wednesdays: January 6, 13, 20, & 27 and February 3 & 10, 2010. Minimum of 10 people required. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tai Chi for Beginners morning six-week series begins
10 a.m.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that promotes well being by circulating the “chi” of the body through a series of slow, relaxing and controlled movements. Tai Chi is great for reducing stress and anxiety, improving balance, increasing flexibility and much more. This series will run every Tuesday, October 6 through November 10. Fee: $30/series (cash or check). This series will run six consecutive Thursdays: January 7, 14, 21, & 28 and February 4 & 11, 2010. Minimum of 10 people required. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Thursday, January 7, 2010
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 Legs 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 topic: “Sharing and Caring”. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Thursdays: January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 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.

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Blood Drive
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
January is National Blood Donor Month. Please consider donating and 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.

Monday, January 11, 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, January 13, 2010
Blood Drive
4 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4 2010
Discover Relaxation Within SM I begins
1-2:30 p.m.
Start off the new year with a new, relaxed you! This lifestyle improvement program helps you manage everyday stress through practical relaxation techniques and innovative stress management strategies. From coping skills, to visualization, to progressive muscle relaxation and humor therapy, you’ll acquire effective tools to deal with stress. There is no fee for Highmark members to participate in this program; a nominal fee for non-Highmark members to participate. This series will run four consecutive Thursdays: January 14, 21 & 28 and February 4, 2010. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Drop 10 in 10 SM begins
6 p.m.
Drop 10 in 10 SM is a ten-week guided weight management and healthy lifestyle program. Make the commitment and discover how to lighten your life with Drop 10 in 10 SM. This innovative weight management program shows you how to add a healthy balance to your life with the power of ten. Get our exclusive Drop 10 in 10 toolkit that includes all of the tools you need to make real changes for real results. Toolkit Fee: $16/ person. There are no other fees for Highmark members to participate in this program; a nominal fee for non-Highmark members to participate. This series will run for ten consecutive Thursdays: January 14, 21 & 28, February 4, 11, 18 & 25, and March 4, 11 & 18, 2010.

Saturday, January 16, 2010
BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR RENEWAL
9 a.m. - 12 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.

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Heartsaver First Aid with AED/CPR
1 - 6 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, January 18, 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, January 19, 2010
Women & Breast Health
6 p.m.
Join Michelle Zuba, DO from Alle-Kiski Surgical Associates for a lecture focusing on issues surrounding breast health and changes during various stages of life. It is also important to understand common screening and diagnostic tests for breast health. Dr. Zuba will provide you with the most up-to-date information on these important aspects of women’s breast health. Call to register for this free lecture at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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, January 27, 2010
Blood Drive
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
10 a.m. & 3 p.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, January 27, 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.

Saturday/Sunday: January 30 & 31, 2010
Safe Sitter®
Saturday/Sunday: 1-5:30 p.m.
This two-day class provides children ages 11-13 with essential skills in safe babysitting and handling emergencies. Fee: $50/student. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

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