Health Beat: Events at Augusta Health in December 2016

augusta healthSpecial Events at Augusta Health

LIGHTS OF LOVE
Annual Holiday and Tree Lighting Celebration
Sunday, December 4
4:30 pm
Augusta Health Atrium
Entertainment by Heaven’s Mountain Band.  Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Shenandoah House Gifted Care program.  For information, call 540.332.4740. 

LUNCH AND LEARN
Speaker:  Augusta Health’s Stroke Team
Latest Information on Strokes
Wednesday, December 7
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
Free, but reservations required; call 540.245.7900 

SPECIAL DIET FOOD DEMONSTRATION
Thursday, December 15:  Healthy Holiday Eating (Ginger Carrot Salad with Cranberries)
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Augusta Community Care Building
Information and registration:  540.332.5522
Mary Beth Landes, MS RD CSO, Augusta Health Cancer Center dietitian, presents information and recipes designed to reduce cancer risk.

CDC’s PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, December 15
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Heart & Vascular Center Conference Room
Information and registration:  540.213.2538
Session to educate those interested in participating in the nationally-recognized CDC Diabetes Prevention Program.   Especially relevant for those who are pre-diabetic, overweight, have a family history of diabetes, or had gestational diabetes. 

 

Wellness Classes

GIFT (Gain Independence from Tobacco)
Smoking cessation class to help develop an individual ‘quit plan’.  Information and registration at 540.332.4988.  Six week session.
Mondays, beginning January 23, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Augusta Community Care Building

 

Ongoing Consultations

Stop Smoking:  Gain Independence from Tobacco (GIFT)
Call 540.332.4988 for information or to schedule a free one-on-one consultation.   

Cancer Survivorship Support
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

Thursday, December 1
Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
For those with Type 1 Diabetes and their family and friends.
For information and location, please call Jean Magee at 540.213.2538.
TBD
6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Friday, December 2
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.
Noon-2:00 pm 

Saturday, December 3
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
For those who are impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and their family members, partners and friends.  This is the holiday social.  For information, please email Joyce Huddle at joyce229@comcast.net or call 540.942.2229 or Ashley Reibel at areibel@augustahealth.com.
This month only:  Sanzone’s Italian Restaurant, 2897 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft
1:00 pm 

Tuesday, December 6
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.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
11:00 am-12:15 pm 

Tuesday, December 13
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.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
11:00 am-12:15 pm 

Thursday, December 15
Type 2 Diabetes Support Group
For those with Type 2 Diabetes and their family and friends.
For information and location, please call Jean at 540.213.2538.
TBD
5:30 – 6:30 pm 

Tuesday, December 20
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.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
11:00 am-12:15 pm 

Tuesday, December 27
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.
Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room
11:00 am-12:15 pm

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