Health Beat: Augusta Health programs, classes, events in January 2019

augusta healthSpecial Programs from Augusta Health

LUNCH AND LEARN
Topic: Screening, Testing and Counseling for Genetic Cancers
Speaker: Donna Markey, RN, MSN, ACNP-cs
Wednesday, January 9
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
Free, but reservations required; call 540.245.7900

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
INFORMATION SESSIONS
Wednesday, January 16, Churchville Public Library, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 16, Staunton YMCA, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 10, Augusta Health Fitness, 5:00 pm
The Diabetes Prevention Program, PreventT2, is year-long lifestyle program that can help you lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress. It’s a CDC-approved curriculum led by a trained lifestyle coach that has been proven to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes.
Sessions are weekly for the first six months, then once or twice a month.
Costs vary and may be covered by insurance.
For information, call Jean Magee at 540.213.2358

Diabetes Classes

Diabetes Basics Class
Monday, January 7 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Heart and Vascular Center—Ground Floor Conference Room
OR
Wednesday, January 9 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Conference Room C—Second Floor, Cancer Center
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, January 21 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conference Room C—Second Floor, Cancer Center
OR
Wednesday, January 23 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building, Room 3
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.

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

Thursday, January 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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Friday, January 4
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.
Location this month only: Country Cookin’ Restaurant in Staunton
Starts at 12:00 pm

Tuesday, January 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 Health Cancer Center Conference Room
11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, January 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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Saturday, January 12
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
For those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and their family members, partners and friends. This month, speech-language pathologist Ashley Reibel from Augusta Health will explain LSVT-LOUD. The LOUD program offers improved vocal loudness, the ability to overcome mumbled speech and increased facial expression. Come learn how this process can add confidence to your journey with Parkinson’s. 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

Monday, January 14
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, January 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 Health Cancer Center Conference Room
11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, January 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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, January 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.
Conference Room C—Second Floor, Cancer Center
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 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 Health Cancer Center Conference Room
11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, January 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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, January 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 Health Cancer Center Conference Room
11:00 am-12:15 pm

Thursday, January 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 Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
3:00 – 4:30 pm



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