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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.
Altoona Hospital 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 2015

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Anger Management

Monday, April 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

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. Join the Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona’s Pastoral Care Department as he provides the tools to manage anger. Offers 0.2 CEUs.

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

Breaking Out of Hibernation: Let’s Get Active!

Thursday, April 16, Light Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration is required. Class size limited to 50. Join Donald Beckstead, MD, program director of Altoona Family Physicians, who will explain the importance of exercise to our bodies and tell us proper ways to get started on a more active lifestyle.

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

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, April 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

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

Wednesday, April 29, 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

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

National Health Care Decisions Day

Thursday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Main Lobby, at the hospital

If you are 18 or older and don’t have a living will or durable medical power of attorney, stop by our information table.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, April 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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, April 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.

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturday, April 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

Who Will Speak for You If You Can’t Speak for Yourself

Friday, April 30 Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by program at 11:30 a.m.

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

Join Vicki Wertz, attorney and member of UPMC Altoona’s Ethics Committee as she discusses the importance of making your health care wishes known to your loved ones. Ms. Wertz will cover the considerations involved, naming a substitute decision-maker and how to go about putting it in writing.

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

*Yoga

Six-week series. Tuesdays, April 21 – May 26, 5:30-6:40 p.m. No class May 19.

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

Fee $25. Class limited to 30. Registration required. Yoga mat is needed. Gail Murphy, registered instructor in Hatha yoga, leads this program

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


MAY 2015

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Building Self-Esteem in Children

Monday, May 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

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. Join the Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona’s Pastoral Care Department as he discusses the dangers of low self-esteem in children and how easy it is to destroy a child’s self-esteem. Offers 0.2 CEUs.

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

Caregiver’s Conference

Friday, May 29, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

No Fee. Registration required. 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. All reservations must be made by May 20.

Call 889-2630

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, May 8, 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

Djembe Drum Class

Six-week series. Tuesdays, May 26 – June 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Magee Lecture Hall, 5th floor, Outpatient Center at the hospital.

Fee $60. Registration required. Class size limited. Please bring your own Djembe drum. A limited number of drums are available for those who do not have them. Instructors are Mlen-Too Wesley and Pam Wales, BSN, RN.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 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

Healthy Breast Care for Women

Thursday, May 28. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Class size limited to 50. Join Dianna Craig, MD, FACS, of UPMC Altoona’s Breast Health Center, a board-certified general surgeon specializing in breast disease. She will discuss common breast care findings, tests, and treatment to maintain healthy breasts.

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

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

May is Stroke Month, get your blood pressure

Friday, May 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

If you aren’t resisted for the Straight Talk Aneurysms program, you can still stop by the church to have your blood pressure taken.

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

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

People’s Natural Gas Field

No fee and no need to register. 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. Just show up between 10 and 1 and have fun!

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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, May 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, May 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

Seniors for Safe Driving

Full Course: Saturday, May 9 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (must attend both morning and afternoon sessions). Refresher Course: Saturday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 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

Straight Talk About Aneurysms

Friday, May 15. Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by program at 11:30 a.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Aurthur DeMarsico, DO, medical director of UPMC Altoona’s Heart and Vascular Institute, will explain the different types and causes of aneurysms.

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

Women’s Health and Wellness Fair

Wednesday, May 13, 11 a.m.-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 your loved ones.

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


JUNE 2015

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

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, June 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

Colon Concerns

Friday, June 19. Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by program at 11:30 a.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Join Howard Black, MD, board certified colon and rectal surgeon with UPMC Altoona Surgical Associates, who will discuss the diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention of common issues related to the colon, including irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, constipation, polyps, and cancer

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

Wednesday, June 17, 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

Grief Support Group Training Class

Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Donation of $15 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. Presented by the Rev. David Hammerle, this program will help churches and other community-centered organizations provide grief support groups to their communities. Anyone who would like to be better prepared to provide care for grieving persons and their families is also encouraged to attend this class. Refreshments will be provided. Offers 0.6 CEUs.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, June 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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, June 12, 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.

Safe Sitter Class

Wednesday, June 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Multipurpose Rooms 1 and 2, G Building on the hospital campus.

Fee $25, includes materials, snacks, and lunch. Registration required. Class size limited. 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, keeping a house secure, how to prevent accidents and recognize common signs of illness, and how to rescue a choking child or infant.

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: Saturday, June 13, 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

What You Need to Know About Joint Pain

Thursday, June 18. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Class size limited to 50. Join Adrian Clayton, DO, of UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopedics as he discusses common causes of joint pain and other joint symptoms, diagnosing joint problems, and when surgery may or may not be necessary. Dr. Clayton specializes in minimally invasive joint replacement and adult joint reconstruction.

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


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