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Classes & Events: Healthy Living Club/Community Education Programs
Education and Finance Center
The following are located in the Education and Finance Center on Eighth Avenue — Trzeciak Conference Suite and Oak Room.
UPMC Altoona Campus
The 3F Conference Room is in Behavioral Health Services; the Allegheny and Bedford rooms and the Rotunda are on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center. Dining Room B is adjacent to the main cafeteria in Tower 4.

An asterisk (*) denotes an evening program.

For more information on HLC programs, see our Healthy Living Magazine. Programs are open to all adult age groups unless otherwise specified.

Note: If registering by e-mail, please include the name of the program you wish to attend, along with your full name, phone number and mailing address.

APRIL 2016

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Healthy Steps In Motion Exercise Classes (HSIM)

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:15 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 231 Howard Ave., Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Ages 55 and older. Improve your strength, flexibility, and balance, and start toning up with Healthy Steps in Motion!

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Vascular Institute, 3rd floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

No fee. Registration required. Check for PAD with an ABI (ankle-brachial index) screen, a painless process in which blood pressure is measured in legs and arms to determine blood flow. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

Call 889-2091 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, April 8, 12:30-3 p.m.

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services department.

Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. For men and women. By appointment only. No fee.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, April 8, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Hospital parking garage, blue level. Look for the Safe Kids van.

Find out if your child’s safety seat is installed properly. Your child’s life may depend on it. No fee. By appointment only.

Call Safe Kids Blair County at 889-7802.
hlc@upmc.edu

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital.

This classroom course covers age-related physical changes, perceptual skills, rules of the road, and more. All automobile insurance companies in Pennsylvania provide a premium discount to graduates age 55 and older. Fee: $16.

Call 1.800.559.4880 or
log on to www.sfsd-pa.com

National Health Care Decisions Day Information Table: Begin the Conversation: “It always seems too early until it’s too late”

Friday, April 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPMC Altoona lobby

UPMC Altoona’s Case Management Department is participating in a collaborative effort of national, state, and community organizations to ensure that adults with decision-making capacity have information and an opportunity to communicate their personal health care decisions. Pennsylvania advance medical directive forms and other information will be available. Make your health care wishes known by beginning the conversation!

If you are 18 or older and don’t have a living will or durable medical power of attorney, stop by our information table in the main lobby of UPMC Altoona between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for information and forms.

Who Will Speak for You If You Can’t Speak for Yourself? Understanding the Importance of Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

Friday, April 15 Lunch at 11 a.m.; program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. (former Value City building next to Planet Fitness)

Join Kelly Daughenbaugh, MSW, social worker with Home Nursing Agency Hospice, as she discusses the importance of making your health care wishes known to your loved ones, what considerations are involved, naming a substitute decision maker, and how to go about putting it in writing. Both durable power of attorney for health care and living wills will be discussed and sample forms provided.

No fee; registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 or log on to UPMC.asapconnected.com

When Is Heartburn More Than Heartburn?

Thursday, April 14 Light dinner at 6 p.m.; program 6:30 p.m.

Rotunda, sixth floor, Outpatient Center at the hospital

Worsening heartburn can be a sign of or lead to something more serious. Join Ralph McKibbin, MD, of Blair Gastrointestinal Associates as he discusses the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer. Ample time will be allotted for questions.

No fee; registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 or log on to UPMC.asapconnected.com. Class size limited to 50

Child of Divorce

Monday, April 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., including refreshment break

Station Medical Center Conference Room (enter the K-4 entrance, left of Fresenius Dialysis Center)

This program is designed to help adults see divorce through the eyes of a child. Using Eric Erickson’s Life Cycle Theory, Abraham Maslow’s Needs List, and an understanding of grief, the Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona Pastoral Care will provide information to help adults see how a child’s world is affected when his or her family breaks up. CEUs offered: 0.2.

Donation of $10 is requested but not required. This donation will go toward the support of Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service.


MAY 2016

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Healthy Steps In Motion Exercise Classes (HSIM)

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:15 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 231 Howard Ave., Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Ages 55 and older.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

A Free Program for Women in Cancer Treatment Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, May 2, 2 to 4 p.m.

Radiation Oncology Conference Room, OP 4 at the hospital

Women going through cancer treatments may lose their hair and experience other appearance-related side effects. This American Cancer Society program is a free workshop to help women going through cancer treatments “look good and feel better.” Women who attend the workshop receive a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop.

No fee; registration is required; call 1-800-277-2345

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, May 3, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Vascular Institute, 3rd floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

No fee. Registration required. Check for PAD with an ABI (ankle-brachial index) screen, a painless process in which blood pressure is measured in legs and arms to determine blood flow. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

Call 889-2091 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Women’s Health and Wellness Fair

Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Station Medical Center

This fair will feature information on various women’s health issues, as well as screenings, door prizes, and more. Drop by to pick up valuable information for you and your loved ones!

 

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, May 13, 9:30-11 a.m.

Hospital parking garage, blue level. Look for the Safe Kids van.

Find out if your child’s safety seat is installed properly. Your child’s life may depend on it. No fee. By appointment only.

Call Safe Kids Blair County at 889-7802.
hlc@upmc.edu

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, May 13, 12:30-3 p.m.

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services department.

Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. For men and women. By appointment only. No fee.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturdays, May 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

Fee: $16. Registration required. Regular class for anyone who has NOT taken the class in the past.

Call 1-800-559-4880 or
log on to www.sfsd-pa.com

Don't Put It on the Table Until You Read the Label: Giant Eagle Store Tours

Wednesday, May 18, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle Grocery Store, Logan Towne Centre, Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Tour size limited and open to those who have not taken the tour in the past. Please meet Randy in the produce section (right inside the door).

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Childhood Trauma and ADHD

Monday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., including refreshment break

Station Medical Center Conference Room (enter the K-4 entrance, left of Fresenius Dialysis Center)

Join the Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona Pastoral Care as he discusses childhood trauma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The latest statistics suggest that one out of five of our children have ADHD. It has also been suggested that about 95 percent of these cases have been misdiagnosed. Comparing the symptoms of trauma with those of ADHD, this seminar will suggest that we should take a closer look at what is happening in the lives of our children and offer ways to help the ADHD child. CEUs offered: 0.2.

Donation of $10 is requested but not required. This donation will go toward the support of Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service. Registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 or log on to UPMC.asapconnected.com

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Slep Student Center on the Penn State Altoona campus

Join us for fun, music, exercise demonstrations, health screenings, and health information as you learn more about taking control of your health and how to make fitness part of your life at this year’s National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

No fee; lunch will be provided to those who call 814-889-2630 to register

Understanding Thyroid Disorders

Friday, May 27 Lunch at 11 a.m.; program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. (former Value City building next to Planet Fitness)

Join Haleh Haerian, MD, endocrinologist with UPMC Altoona Blair Medical Associates, as she discusses the different types of thyroid disorders — including hypo and hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and Grave’s disease — from their symptoms to diagnosis and treatment. Ample t will be allotted for questions.

No fee; registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 or log on to UPMC.asapconnected.com


JUNE 2016

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Healthy Steps In Motion Exercise Classes (HSIM)

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:15 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 231 Howard Ave., Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Ages 55 and older.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Caregivers Conference

Friday, June 3 Registration 9 to 9:30 a.m. Conference 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

This spring we will explore sleep and pulmonary issues as you enjoy conversation with other caregivers who face many of the same issues. We hope that you will join us for education, door prizes, and a delicious lunch! Lunch is compliments of HealthSouth. The conference is a project of the Geriatric Interest Network of Blair County Region. Space is limited and open to unpaid caregivers of older adults on a first-come, first-served basis.

No fee; registration required by May 27; call 814-889-3123

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Vascular Institute, 3rd floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

No fee. Registration required. Check for PAD with an ABI (ankle-brachial index) screen, a painless process in which blood pressure is measured in legs and arms to determine blood flow. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

Call 889-2091 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, June 10, 12:30-3 p.m.

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services department.

Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. For men and women. By appointment only. No fee.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, June 10, 9:30-11 a.m.

Hospital parking garage, blue level. Look for the Safe Kids van.

Find out if your child’s safety seat is installed properly. Your child’s life may depend on it. No fee. By appointment only.

Call Safe Kids Blair County at 889-7802.
hlc@upmc.edu

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

Fee: $16. Registration required.

Call 1-800-559-4880 or
log on to www.sfsd-pa.com

Helping Children Manage Grief

Monday, June 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., including refreshment break

Station Medical Center Conference Room (enter the K-4 entrance, left of Fresenius Dialysis Center)

Children have the same emotions as adults. However, they do not have the same coping mechanisms. Join the Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona Pastoral Care as he discusses the importance of learning how children cope with their losses and how to journey with them through their grief. CEUs offered: 0.2.

Donation of $10 is requested but not required. This donation will go toward the support of Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service. Registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 or log on to UPMC.asapconnected.com

Don't Put It on the Table Until You Read the Label: Giant Eagle Store Tours

Wednesday, June 15, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle Grocery Store, Logan Towne Centre, Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Tour size limited and open to those who have not taken the tour in the past. Please meet Randy in the produce section (right inside the door).

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Safe Sitter Class

Wednesday, June 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rotunda, sixth floor, Outpatient Center at the hospital

Certified Safe Sitter instructors will prepare adolescents ages 11 to 13 to baby-sit infants and young children in a safe, responsible, and competent manner. Participants will learn basic child care and first aid skills and how to keep a house secure, prevent accidents, recognize common signs of illness, and rescue a choking child or infant.

Fee $30, includes materials, snacks, and lunch; registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313.4665 Class size limited

Common Vascular Problems of Adults

Thursday, June 16 Light dinner at 6 p.m.; program 6:30 p.m.

Rotunda, sixth floor, Outpatient Center at the hospital

Join Arthur DeMarsico, DO, of UPMC Altoona Heart and Vascular Institute as he discusses sign and symptoms, treatment, and prevention of common vascular problems, including peripheral vascular disease, painful walking, “poor circulation,” and cardiovascular disease. Ample time will be allotted for questions.

No fee; registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 or log on to UPMC.asapconnected.com

Skin Cancer: Early Detection and Prevention

Friday, June 17
Lunch at 11 a.m.; program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. (former Value City building next to Planet Fitness)

Summer is a time for fun in the sun. Even if you stay out of the sun now, the time you spent in the sun in your past has a lasting effect on your skin. Are you able to spot a precancerous or cancerous change in your skin? Join Sheela Kerstetter, MD, dermatologist with Blair Medical Associates, as she provides information on identifying precancerous lesions, the signs and causes of skin cancer, different types of skin cancer, treatment, and prevention. Ample time will be allotted for questions.

No fee; registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 or log on to UPMC.asapconnected.com

Real Solutions for Success: Practical Guidance for People Seeking to Lose and Maintain a Healthy Weight

Thursdays, June 30 to Sept. 1, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Cafeteria Dining Room B, fourth floor at the hospital

Join UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian Monica Richers-Kelly, RD, LDN, as she provides practical guidance for people seeking to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Other goals of this program include helping individuals stay healthy and manage or help decrease risk for developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Topics include principles of behavior modification, basic facts about weight loss, self monitoring, mindful eating, realistic goal setting, guidelines for safe and effective physical activity, and creating a supportive environment.

Fee $60, includes workbook and other course materials. Those who attend eight out of 10 sessions and keep food and activity records at least three days per week will earn $30 back!


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