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September Classes Offered at Destination Wellness

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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

September 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.

Wednesday, September 1
Birthing with an Epidural
6:30-9 p.m.
Class will discuss what an epidural is, how to prepare for labor and delivery, process of delivery and routine nursery procedures. Class will help the expectant parent be better prepared for childbirth. To register, contact West Penn Hospital at 412-578-7271.

 

Saturday, September 4
Heartsaver AED/CPR
9 a.m. - 1 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.

BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
2-7 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.

Monday, September 6
Labor Day Holiday
Happy Labor Day from your friends at Destination Wellness! We will be closed today.

Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28
Highmark’s® Eat Well for Life I ClassSM
2 p.m.
Join us for this four-week program that helps you to make the best food choices for living a healthy life. Call to register today at 724-274-5202. There is no fee for Highmark members to participate in this program; a nominal fee for non-Highmark Members.

Wednesday, September 8
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.

Complications of Diabetes
6:30 p.m.
Discover how a diagnosis of diabetes can have a detrimental impact on every body system if left unchecked and untreated. Join William Balash, MD, for a free lecture on the complications of diabetes, as he focuses on prevention and getting adequate treatment for diabetes. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Thursday, September 9
Restless Legs Support Group
6:15-7:45 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. Join the meeting’s speakers Bob Butler, registered respiratory therapist, and Michele Walton, senior sleep lab technician, both from Alle-Kiski Medical Center, as they discuss sleep studies: what a sleep study is, who should have one, and what the results show. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Thursdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30
Discover Relaxation Within SM I begins
7 p.m.
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. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Saturday, September 11
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, September 13
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, September 14
Prostate Disease (BPH) Lecture
6 p.m.
Join Rong Lin, MD for a lecture focusing on an advanced treatment option for BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia called GreenLightTM Laser Therapy. Dr. Lin will also discuss the causes and symptoms of prostate enlargement. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, September 15
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, September 18
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, September 21
Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol
6 p.m.
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 if it’s most significant risk factors. The good news is that heart disease is preventable. Starting with the right natural nutrition choices, you may slash your levels of the most dangerous cholesterol types and dramatically decrease your risk of heart attack or stroke. Join AKMC Registered Dietitian, Dom Battaglia for a lecture dedicated to foods that lower cholesterol naturally. Call to register at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, September 22
Infant CPR and Safety
6-9 p.m.
This three-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. For registration, fees or questions, call 412-578-7271.

Saturday/Sunday, September 25 & 26
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, September 27
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.

 

Tuesdays, September 28 & October 5
Joslin Diabetes Center’s Self Management Education two-day evening series
5 - 8 p.m. both days
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.

Wednesday, September 29
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
12:30 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.

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.

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