April 2019 Augusta Health Beat

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VARICOSE VEIN SCREENINGS

Varicose veins could indicate venous insufficiency, which can be a serious health issue, not a cosmetic one.  Cardiologist Kenneth Sternberg, MD, will conduct screenings in April.  Screenings are free, but an appointment is required.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling 540.245.7080.

  • Wednesday, April 10 between 7 am and 8:30 am
  • Wednesday, April 17 between 12 pm and 1:30 pm
  • Monday, April 22 between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm

In the Heart & Vascular Center, Ground Floor Conference Room

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

The next community Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27.

Saturday, April 27, 10 am – 2 pm (earlier if ‘full’), locations to be announced in Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro

LUNCH AND LEARN

Topic: Generations Rx

Speaker: John Lubkowski, RPh, MBA

Wednesday, April 10

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Augusta Community Care Building

Free, but reservations required; call 540.245.7900

Diabetes Classes

Diabetes Basics Class

Monday, April 1 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Heart and Vascular Center, Ground Floor Conference Room 

OR

Wednesday, April 10 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Heart and Vascular Center, Ground Floor Conference Room

For people with Type 2 Diabetes who want to learn how to manage their disease.  Topics include medication management, monitoring blood sugar levels, reducing risk for complication, the disease process and problem-solving skills.  Note: A physician’s referral is required to attend this course.

Meal Planning Class

Monday, April 15 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Augusta Community Care Building

OR

Wednesday, April 24 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Heart and Vascular Center, Ground Floor Conference Room

Learn about carbohydrate counting, nutrition label reading, meal planning and preparation and dining out when diabetic.  Eat healthfully and still enjoy favorite foods.  Note:  A physician’s referral is required to attend this class.

Fitness Classes

Runners Education Workshop

Thursday, April 11 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Augusta Health Fitness

Education on proper running technique and prevention of common injuries.  For information, contact Stephanie at 540.332.5897.

Kids in Motion

April 29-June 5 from 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Augusta Health Fitness

Cost:  $60/person

A six-week program that focuses on fun in exercise!  Kids will develop motor skills, balance and coordination.  For information, contact Eddie Wallace at 540.932.5433 or ewallace@augustahealth.com.

Ongoing Consultations

Continuing Survivorship Support Group

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

Support Group Meetings at Augusta Health

Tuesday, April 2

Friends Listening to Friends

A support group for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments. For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, April 4

Stronger Together—Breast Cancer Support Group

For patients diagnosed with breast cancer—an opportunity to share personal stories, celebrate victories, express emotions and be uplifted.  For information, please call Donna Berdeaux, 540.332.5072

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, April 9

Friends Listening to Friends

A support group for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.  For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, April 11

Stronger Together—Breast Cancer Support Group

For patients diagnosed with breast cancer—an opportunity to share personal stories, celebrate victories, express emotions and be uplifted.  For information, please call Donna Berdeaux, 540.332.5072.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Friday, April 12

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.

Augusta Community Care Building, Room 3

Starts at 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 13

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

For those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and their family members, partners and friends.  This month, participants will divide into two groups—one for patients and one for caregivers—to discuss issues and concerns.  For information, please contact Joyce at joyce229@comcast.net or 540.943.2229 or Ashley at areibel@augustahealth.com

Augusta Community Care Building

2:00 pm

Tuesday, April 16

Friends Listening to Friends

A support group for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.  For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, April 18

Stronger Together—Breast Cancer Support Group

For patients diagnosed with breast cancer—an opportunity to share personal stories, celebrate victories, express emotions and be uplifted.  For information, please call Donna Berdeaux, 540.332.5072.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, April 18

Diabetes Support Group—Type 1 and Type 2

For all those interested in learning more about managing diabetes—family, friends and partners welcome, too.  For information, please call 540.213.2538.

Heart & Vascular Center, Ground Floor Conference Room

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 23

Friends Listening to Friends

A support group for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.  For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, April 25

Stronger Together—Breast Cancer Support Group

For patients diagnosed with breast cancer—an opportunity to share personal stories, celebrate victories, express emotions and be uplifted.  For information, please call Donna Berdeaux, 540.332.5072.

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, April 30

Friends Listening to Friends

A support group for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.  For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105

Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room

11:00 am-12:15 pm

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