Health Beat: Augusta Health events for September 2018

augusta healthSpecial Events at Augusta Health

Mamm & Glam

Tuesday, September 18
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Augusta Health Women’s Imaging Department
A collaborative event from Augusta Health and Augusta Regional Clinic
Free mammography screening for women eligible to enroll in Every Women’s Life program.  The Mamm is a free mammogram; the Glam is facials, manicures and messages.  Refreshments provided.
Criteria for eligibility:  Uninsured (no Medicare, Medicaid or ACA), female Virginia residents between 40 and 64 years of age with a gross annual income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guideline—365 or more days since last mammogram.
Call Sherri Bang at 540.221.6723 x 214 to confirm eligibility and register for Mamm & Glam

 

Coming up in October

In October, two community-based programs will be launched in partnership with other community agencies.  More information will be provided in mid-September, but October events will include:

  • The kick-off to Get Fresh, a pilot program at Waynesboro’s William Perry Elementary School, to create long-term systemic change in the health of our community by preventing Type 2 Diabetes.  Partners include Augusta Health, Waynesboro Public Schools, the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Project GROWS, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Murphy Deming School of Health Sciences.  Programming includes nutrition education for students, fresh produce tastings and family nutrition programming.  The first Family, Foods and Fun night is scheduled for October 9, and the first fresh producing tasting for students is planned for October 10.  Media Advisory and further information will be sent to you later in September.
  • Also in October, it’s Walk to School Week.  This year, the event is October 9-12, and participating schools will coordinate walk-to-school events.  This is also a collaborative event with many community partners.  Media Advisory and further information will be sent to you later in September.

 

Lunch and Learn

Topic:                   Palliative Care
Speaker:              Patrick Baroco, MD
Wednesday, September 12
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
Free, but reservations required; call 540.245.7900

 

Hospice of the Shenandoah Volunteer Training

September 17 through September 27
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
If you are a good listener with a compassionate heart, consider this wonderful and rewarding opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.  Free.
For information or to register, call Lori Showalter (540.332.4904) or Carrie Gibbons (540.332.4977).

 

AMA Farm at Augusta Health Partnership

Events, workshops and classes provided by the partnership.  Free, but reservations required.  For information or registration, call Grayson Shelor (540.886.0160) or Krystal Moyers (540.932.4976) or visit www.alleghenymountaininstitute.org.

  • Volunteer at the Farm!  Every Tuesday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Farm Field—for information contact Maya Epelbaum at maya@alleghenymountainschool.org or 540.886.1060.
  • Farm Stand!  Every Tuesday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Farm Field.  If chance of rain is greater than 70%, Farm Stand is inside the Wellness Building, Room 119
  • Home Compost Basics, Saturday, September 8, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, AMI Farm at Augusta Health
  • Seasonal Eats—September, Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 pm -5:00 pm, Jazzman’s Café, Augusta Health Wellness Center
  • Seasonal Saturdays with the Augusta County Library, Saturday, September 22, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Craigsville; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Fishersville
  • Your Brain on Food, Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Montgomery Hall Park, Staunton
  • Seasonal Extension for Vegetable Growers, Saturday, September 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, AMI Farm at Augusta Health

 

Diabetes Classes

Carbohydrate Counting 101 (Physician Referral Required)
Class for diabetic patients that covers carbohydrate counting, nutrition label reading, meal planning and preparation and dining out.  Requires Physician Referral.
For information or registration, call 540.213.2537.
Monday, September 10
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Heart & Vascular Center, Ground Floor Conference Room

Diabetes Boot Camp (Physician Referral Required)
Three hour class to help those with Type 2 Diabetes learn to manage the disease and take control of their lives. Requires Physician Referral.
For information or registration, call 540.213.2537.
Wednesday, September 19
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building, Room 3

 

Free Fitness Classes

For information, contact Jennifer Klemm at jklemm@augustahealth.com.  For the complete list of Fitness Classes, visit www.augustahealth.com/fitness.

  • Pop-up Pilates:  September 8 at 8:00 am, Augusta Health Fitness—Free!
  • Aqua Yoga:  Tuesday evenings in September at 6:00 pm, Fitness Therapy Pool—Free!
  • Yin Yoga:  Sunday, September 23 at 1:30 pm, Fitness Specialty Studio—Free!

 

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.

 

Meetings at Augusta Health

Tuesday, September 4
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, September 6
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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Friday, September 7
Shenandoah Valley Stroke Club
For those who have experienced a stroke and their family members, partners and friends.  Special trip this month!  For information, call Shelley at 540.332.4047.
Augusta Community Care Building
Starts at 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 8
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
For those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and their family members, partners and friends.  This month’s speaker is Ashely Reibel, a Speech Therapist at Augusta Health, on how speech therapy can maximize skills and teach methods to increase independence.  For information, please contact Joyce at joyce229@comcast.net or 540.943.2229 or Ashley at areibel@augustahealth.com.
Augusta Community Care Building
2 pm

Tuesday, September 11
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, September 13
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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, September 18
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, September 20
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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, September 20
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

Monday, September 24
Diversions Ostomy Support Group
To share ideas and improve the quality of life after ostomy surgery.  This month is a Vendor Fair.  Free, light refreshments are served.  For information, call 540.245.7236.
Augusta Community Care Building, Room 2
6 pm – 8 pm

Tuesday, September 25
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, September 27
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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm


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