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Augusta Health Beat: Events, programs in October

Augusta HealthLunch and Learn

Topic: Hospice:  The Best Kept Secret in Healthcare
Speaker: Lori Showalter, Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah
Wednesday, October 9
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
Free, but reservations required by Monday, October 7; call 540.245.7900 

Diabetes Classes

Meal Planning Class
Monday, October 21 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building

Wednesday, October 23 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Heart & 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.

AMI Farm at Augusta Health

Events, workshops and classes provided by the partnership.  Free, but reservations required.
For information or to register, call Grayson Shelor 540.886.0160 or visit the website, www.alleghenymountaininstitute.org

  • Home Compost Success, Tuesday, October 8, 5:00 pm –  6:00 pm, AMI Farm at Augusta Health
  • Putting Your Garden to Bed, Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, AMI Farm at Augusta Health

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, October 1
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 Community Care Building
11:00 am-12:15 pm 

Thursday, October 3
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, October 4
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 

Tuesday, October 8
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 Community Care Building
11:00 am-12:15 pm 

Thursday, October 10
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

Saturday, October 12
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
For those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and their family members, partners and friends.  Participants will divide into two groups—one for patients and the other for caregivers—for facilitated and confidential discussion of 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, October 15
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 Community Care Building
11:00 am-12:15 pm 

Thursday, October 17
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, October 17
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, October 22
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 Community Care Building
11:00 am-12:15 pm 

Thursday, October 24
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, October 29
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 Community Care Building
11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, October 31
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


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