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May Classes Offered at Destination Wellness

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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

May 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.

Saturday, May 1
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.

Tuesday, May 4 through May 25
Highmark’s® Eat Well for Life I ClassSM
11 a.m.
Join us for this four week program helps you to make the best food choices for living a healthy life. Call to register today!

Highmark’s® Diabetes Awareness and PreventionSM
2 p.m.
Learn how you and your family can lower your risk for diabetes or to live well with diabetes. This four-week program includes tools to improve your eating habits, increase physical activity, and to manage stress levels in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Call to register.

Saturday, May 8, 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.

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, May 11, 2010
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
11 a.m. - 1 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.

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, May 12, 2010
Blood Drive
4-8 p.m.
Donate blood and save a life. With every four blood donations, you will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local business.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Screening
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The expert staff at Alle-Kiski Medical Center can provide you with a simple and painless screening to determine if you are at risk for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and advise you on risk factors and appropriate follow up with your primary care physician or recommend one of AKMC’s cardiologists or vascular physicians. Call today for an appointment at 724-274-5202. Screening will be held at Family Practice Medicine in Saxonburg, Pa. As a service to the community, Alle-Kiski Medical Center is offering this lifesaving screening for only $25.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Clamping Down on Hypertension with John Balacko, MD
6 p.m.
Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, usually does not have any symptoms and most people do not know they have it. Join John Balacko, MD, from Tri-County Cardiology for a lecture detailing what encompasses hypertension. Participants will learn the causes, symptoms and various treatment options available and what can be done to prevent this disease.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Infant CPR and Safety
6-9 p.m.
This 3-hour class is recommended for all parents and caretakers. Emergency care of a choking infant or child, infant/child CPR techniques and infant/child safety are covered. CPR techniques are demonstrated and practiced. Car seat safety is also reviewed. Class fee is $30 per person. Call 412-578-7030 to register or for questions.

Thursdays: May 20 & 27, 2010
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.

Friday, May 21, 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.

Saturday/Sunday, May 22 & 23, 2010
Safe Sitter® babysitting course
1-5:30 p.m. both days
This two-day class provides children ages 11-13 with essential skills in safe sitting and handling emergencies. Fee: $50/student. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Tuesday, May 25, 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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Alzheimer’s Support Group
7 p.m.

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