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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.

JANUARY 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

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, Jan. 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, Jan. 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

Yoga

Six-week series. Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 23, 5:30-6:40 p.m. No class Feb. 16.

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

Fee $30. Class limited to 30. Registration required. Yoga mat is needed. Gail Murphy, registered instructor in Hatha yoga, leads this program

hlc@upmc.edu

Common Hand Ailments, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Thursday, Jan. 14. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30.

Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center at the hospital

Join Dr. Joel Ferreira, hand and upper extremity surgeon with Elite Orthopedics, as he discusses common hand ailments including carpal tunnel syndrome and thumb arthritis, as well as their diagnosis and treatment options. Ample time will be allotted for questions.

No fee. Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Real Solutions for Success: Practical guidance for people seeking to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight

Ten-week series on Thursdays, Jan. 14 through March 17, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Dining Room B of the Cafeteria, 4th 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.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665. Class size limited.

My Feet Are Killing Me!

Friday, Jan. 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 Bldg. next to Planet Fitness).

You know the saying: “When your feet hurt, you hurt all over.” Inflammation, overuse, and injuries can cause foot pain. Join Dr. Harry Penny of UPMC Altoona Blair Medical Associates Podiatry as he discusses common causes of foot pain, treatment options, and prevention strategies. Ample time for questions.

No fee. Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, Jan. 22, 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

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

Wednesdays, Jan. 27, 2 to 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 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665. No fee. Registration required


FEBRUARY 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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 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.

Freedom From Smoking: Become Tobacco Free

Seven-week series • Tuesdays, Feb. 9 through March 22; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. OR 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Both daytime and evening classes held at Station Medical Center Conference Room (enter the K-4 entrance, left of Fresenius Dialysis Center).

Join Melissa Stump and Tricia Maceno, prevention educators, as they help participants learn steps to become tobacco-free. This American Lung Association program offered in conjunction with the Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program Inc. will provide you with steps to understand tobacco addiction, create a quit plan, change behavior and thinking about using tobacco, manage stress and weight, and prevent relapse. Free nicotine replacement patches, gum, or lozenges are available to those interested.

For more information, go to www.determinetoquit.com or call the PA quit line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Common Vascular Problems of Older Adults

Thursday, February 11. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30.

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

Join Dr. DeMarsico of UPMC Altoona Heart and Vascular Institute as he discusses 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.

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, Feb. 12, 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

Spring Rabbit Door Decoration

Friday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., or Sunday, Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m.

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

Join Sharon Rydbom, our own craft diva, as she guides us in making this fun door decoration to accent your home. Materials to bring to class include: two Styrofoam plates, six paper towels, scissors, pencil, and piece of wax paper at least 30 inches long; paint shirt is optional.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665. Must register by Monday, Feb. 1.

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, Feb. 12, 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, Feb. 13, 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

Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome

Friday, Feb 19. Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Metabolic syndrome is linked to insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic liver disease, and diabetes. Join Randy Grabill, UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian, as he discusses the connection between nutrition and metabolic syndrome, recommended dietary changes to combat this illness, and the importance of good nutrition for your overall health. Ample time for questions.

No fee. Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Burnout Prevention

Monday, Feb. 22, 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’s Pastoral Care Department as he discusses techniques for dealing with tasks in the workforce and at home to care for emotional struggles in an effort to prevent burnout. Offers 0.2 CEUs.

Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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


MARCH 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

Yoga

Four-week series. Tues. March 8 - April 12, 5:30-6:40 p.m.

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

Fee $30. Class limited to 30. Registration required. Yoga mat is needed. Gail Murphy, registered instructor in Hatha yoga, leads this program

Fee $30 for the series. Register now as class is limited to 30. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, March 8, 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, March 11, 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, March 11, 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, March 12, 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

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Friday, March 18. 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).

According to the Centers for Disease Control, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among cancers that affect both men and women. Join Dr. Mitul Patel of Blair Gastroenterology Associates as he discusses the signs, symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer. Ample time for questions.

No fee. Registration required. Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.

Anticipatory Grief

Monday, March 21, 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).

Presented by Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona’s Pastoral Care Department, this program is designed to help caregivers care for themselves while caring for a family member who is dealing with a terminal illness. Concepts will help patient and caregiver during the caring process and also help the caregiver with the grieving process after the patient has passed. Offers 0.2 CEUs.

Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.

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

Wednesday, March 30, 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


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