Augusta Health Beat: August 2014 Calendar of Events

augusta-health-headerSpecial Events at Augusta Health

 

COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE

Come see us at the County Fair.  We’ll be handing out sunscreen and hand sanitizer, and featuring different free screenings each day of the Fair:

  • Tuesday, August 5:  Carotid Artery Screens and Stroke Assessments
  • Wednesday, August 6:  Osteoporosis Screens and Dermascans
  • Thursday, August 7:  Diabetes/Glucose Screens
  • Friday, August 8:  Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
  • Saturday, August 9:  BMI (Body Mass Index) and Stroke Assessments

 

LUNCH AND LEARN

Senior Fitness

Speakers:  Kara Meeks, MS, RD, CDE and Julia Kearns, Lifetime Fitness

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Augusta Community Care Building

Reservations Required; Call 540.245.7900

 

SPARKabcs (Activity Break Choices)

This is a pilot program, developed in response to our Community Health Needs Assessment, that Augusta Health Community Outreach and the three local school districts will begin in August.  Evidence supports an association between school based physical activity (PA) and academic performance.  This program, selected with input from superintendents and teaching staff, helps classroom teachers incorporate physical activity to improve academic achievement and foster health behaviors.  The three elementary schools—North River in Augusta County, Bessie Weller in Staunton and Berkeley Glenn in Waynesboro—will pilot in during the 2014-15 school year. August 14, teachers from the three schools and Community Outreach staff from Augusta Health will attend training and receive equipment to implement the abcs into their classrooms.  For information, contact Kara Meeks at 540.932.4191.

 

GO GIRLS

This is a dance-based patient fitness and education support group for girls age 7-21 years old who are at risk for weight-related medical complications.  It is being offered by the University of Virginia Pediatric Endocrinology division in conjunction with the Center for Research in Reproduction, along the Augusta Health and the Waynesboro Family YMCA.  The program begins Tuesday, August 19 at the Waynesboro YMCA at 5:15 pm.  For information, the contact is again Kara Meeks at 540.932.4191.

 

LIVING AT THE END OF LIFE—HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING

September 8-October 2 (Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am – 12 noon)

Registration Deadline is September 2

Contact:  Lori Showalter, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, 540.332.4904 or lshowalter@augustahealth.com.

 

ONGOING CONSULTATIONS

 

Stop Smoking:  Gain Independence from Tobacco (GIFT)

Call 540.332.4988 for information or to schedule a free one-on-one consultation.

 

Cancer Survivorship Support

For cancer patients who have completed treatment, but still feel the need for continued support.  For information, call 540.245.7105.

 

MEETINGS AT AUGUSTA HEALTH

 

Friday, August 1

Shenandoah Valley Stroke Club

For those who have experienced a stroke and their family members, partners and friends.

For information call Shelley at 540.332.4047 or 540.932.4047

Noon-2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 2

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

For those who are impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and their family members, partners and friends. For information email Ben Herz at nherz@augustahealth.com.

Augusta Community Care Building

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Monday, August 4

Lean on Me (Caregivers)

To help those who take care of loved ones take care of themselves.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

4:00-5:00 pm

 

Tuesday, August 5

Friends Listening to Friends

For newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

 

Wednesday, August 6

Living a Fulfilled Life with Heart Failure

Free class for those affected by heart failure and their caregivers or partners.  Topics include management of symptoms, medications, heart healthy eating, practical physical activity and mental health awareness.  For information, call 540.332.4988.

Augusta Community Care Building

6:00-7:30 pm

 

Thursday, August 7

Type 1 Diabetes Support Group

For those with Type 1 Diabetes and their family and friends.

Augusta Health Community Care Building

6:00-7:30 pm

 

Monday, August 11

Lean on Me (Caregivers)

To help those who take care of loved ones take care of themselves.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

4:00-5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 11

Diversions Ostomy Support Group

This group is designed to share ideas and improve the quality of life following ostomy surgery. This month’s meeting is the Annual Picnic!  Please bring a covered dish and enjoy the friendship.

For information call 540.332.4346.

Augusta Community Care Building;

6:00-9:00 pm

 

Tuesday, August 12

Friends Listening to Friends

For newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

 

Monday, August 18

Lean on Me (Caregivers)

To help those who take care of loved ones take care of themselves.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

4:00-5:00 pm

 

Tuesday, August 19

Friends Listening to Friends

For newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

 

Wednesday, August 20

Living a Fulfilled Life with Heart Failure

Free class for those affected by heart failure and their caregivers or partners.  Topics include management of symptoms, medications, heart healthy eating, practical physical activity and mental health awareness.  For information, call 540.332.4988.

Augusta Community Care Building

6:00-7:30 pm

 

Monday, August 25

Lean on Me (Caregivers)

To help those who take care of loved ones take care of themselves.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

4:00-5:00 pm

 

 

Monday, August 25

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

For those with Type 2 Diabetes and their family and friends, facilitated by Bonnie Brown, RD, MPH, CDE.  Topic:  Tai Chi for Diabetes with Linda Revis.  Plan to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Augusta Health Heart & Vascular Center Conference Room

5:00-6:00 pm

 

Tuesday, August 26

Friends Listening to Friends

For newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

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