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August Classes Offered at Destination Wellness

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

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

August 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, one-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, August 2
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.

Saturday, August 7
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, August 10
The Road to Obesity: Understanding the Impact on Your Health
12 p.m.
An estimated 97 million people in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Did you ever wonder how obesity can impact your health, or how to prevent obesity from occurring in the first place? Join William Balash, MD for this free lecture as he discusses how obesity affects your health and your life. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, August 11
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
6-9 p.m.
This class is recommended for expectant parents who have decided to breastfeed or who are considering breastfeeding as their feeding choice. A board-certified lactation consultant will answer your questions and provide you with useful information about breastfeeding. Call 412-578-7030 for registration/fees/questions.

Thursday, August 12
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.

Friday, August 13
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
10 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/Sunday, August 14 & 15
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.

Monday, August 16
Look Good … Feel Better®
10:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
A free workshop facilitated by trained cosmetologists who teach women with cancer how to understand and care for changes in skin and hair that may occur during treatment. The program is offered in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and The Personal Care Products Council Foundation. Pre-registration is required. Please call
1-800-227-2345.

Wednesday, August 18
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
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.

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

Thursday, August 19
Why Is My Blood Sugar High?
12 p.m.
Ever wonder why you feel tired, have increased urination, or are thirsty with weight loss and blurred vision? These are some of the symptoms of high blood sugar. Join William Balash, MD, as he presents a free lecture on managing your blood sugar to prevent any complications. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Saturday, August 21
Joslin Diabetes Center’s Self Management education one–day course
10 a.m.-5 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. The information covered in this class is the same as that in the two-day class. *Check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage for diabetes educational services. Call for registration, fees and details at 724-367-2400.

Tuesday, August 24
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) also included. 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, August 25
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
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.

Wednesday, August 28
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 disease.

Tuesday, August 31
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.

 

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