Augusta Health Beat: Events, programs for March 2020

Special Events

augusta healthLunch and Learn
Topic:    Colon Cancer
Speaker: Kelvin Raybon, MD, Augusta Health Cancer Center
Wednesday, March 11
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
Free, but reservations required by Monday, March 9; call 540.245.7900

Health Education Classes

Diabetes
For information or registration, call Outpatient Diabetes & Nutrition Education, 540.213.2537
Counting Carbs, Planning Meals & Getting Active
Wednesday, March 4
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
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.

Diabetes Prevention Class
Thursday, March 26
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Heart & Vascular Center, Ground Floor Conference Room
For individuals who have been diagnosed with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes—a chance to identify risk factors and learn to make lifestyle changes needed to prevent or delay diabetes.

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, March 3
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

Tuesday, March 3
Lean on Me
A caregiver support group to discuss challenges and blessings that come with caregiving. For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 5
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
3:00pm – 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6
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

Monday, March 9
Diversions Ostomy Support Group
To share ideas and improve quality of life after ostomy surgery—family and friends welcome, too.  This month’s presenter is Ted Butchart from Virginia Natural Health who will speak on best practices of natural medicine.  Light refreshments served.  For information, call the Wound Clinic at 540.245.7230.
Augusta Community Care Building
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 10
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

Tuesday, March 10
Lean on Me
A caregiver support group to discuss challenges and blessings that come with caregiving. For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 12
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 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday, March 14
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
For those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and their family members, partners and friends.  Patients Group, led by Emily Anderson, and Caregivers Group, led by counselor Trish Lynch, will separately and confidentially discuss concerns and issues.  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 – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, March 17
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

Tuesday, March 17
Lean on Me
A caregiver support group to discuss challenges and blessings that come with caregiving. For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 19
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 pm – 4:30 pm

Thursday, March 19
Diabetes Support Group—Type 1 and Type 2
For 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 pm – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 24
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

Tuesday, March 24
Lean on Me
A caregiver support group to discuss challenges and blessings that come with caregiving. For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 26
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 pm – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, March 31
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

Tuesday, March 31
Lean on Me
A caregiver support group to discuss challenges and blessings that come with caregiving. For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


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