Augusta Health: Health Beat for September

Augusta Health 25th Anniversary Community Celebration

Augusta HealthSunday, September 22
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Field and Parking Lot behind the Fitness Center
Free Celebration for the Community that includes
2.5 Mile Run/Walk for Breast Cancer beginning at 11:30
Cost for Race: $10 to raise funds for 3D mammography
Food Trucks Onsite
Free Children’s Activities
Free Entertainment Stage
12: 00 pm Eli & Kelvin Raybon
1:15 pm Second Draw
2:30 pm Everyday People
3:45 pm Jimmy Fortune

Event Information and Race Registration at:
https://www.augustahealth.com/events/25-years

LUNCH AND LEARN

Wednesday, September 11
Topic: Obesity, Cancer and What To Do About It

Speaker: Kelvin Raybon, MD and Mary Beth Landes MS RD CSO
Augusta Health Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
Free, but reservations required by Monday, September 9; call 540.245.7900

Diabetes Classes

Monday, September 16 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meal Planning Class
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.

Wednesday, September 25 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meal Planning Class
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

  • Soil Science, Wednesday, September 4, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, AMI Farm at Augusta Health, cost is $30 with lunch provided; presenter is NRCS Agronomist Chris Lawrence
  • Your Autumn Garden, Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Near Gypsy Hill, Staunton (address provided with registration); cost is $10
  • Herbology on the Farm, Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, AMI Farm at Augusta Health; cost is $10, children age 6 and over welcome

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

Thursday, September 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
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Friday, September 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, September 9
Diversions Ostomy Support Group
Cheryl Miller, Augusta Health Dietitian, will discuss meal planning for ostomates and Megan Howell, Augusta Health Colorectal Navigator, will discuss her role as she helps patients through their journeys. For information, call 540.245.7236.
Augusta Community Care Building
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

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

Thursday, September 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 – 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 14
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
For those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and their family members, partners and friends. Leslie Knick, PharmD, BCPP at Augusta Health, will speak about pharmacological management of Parkinson’s Disease. 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, September 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 Community Care Building
11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, September 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 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, September 19
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, September 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 Community Care Building
11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, September 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 – 4:30 pm



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