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Classes & Events: Healthy Living Club/Community Education Programs
Education and Finance Center
The following are located in the Education and Finance Center on Eighth Avenue — Trzeciak Conference Suite and Oak Room.
UPMC Altoona Campus
The 3F Conference Room is in Behavioral Health Services; the Allegheny and Bedford rooms and the Rotunda are on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center. Dining Room B is adjacent to the main cafeteria in Tower 4.

An asterisk (*) denotes an evening program.

For more information on HLC programs, see our Healthy Living Magazine. Programs are open to all adult age groups unless otherwise specified.

Note: If registering by e-mail, please include the name of the program you wish to attend, along with your full name, phone number and mailing address.

APRIL 2017

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Healthy Steps In Motion Exercise Classes (HSIM)

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:15 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 231 Howard Ave., Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Ages 55 and older. Improve your strength, flexibility, and balance, and start toning up with Healthy Steps in Motion!

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, April 4 - 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by appointment only

Vascular Institute, 3rd floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

John Madey, technical director of UPMC Altoona’s Noninvasive Laboratory, will check for PAD with an ABI (ankle-brachial index) screen, a painless process in which blood pressure is measured in legs and arms to determine blood flow. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

No fee; call 814-889-2091 to schedule your appointment

Don’t Put It on the Table Until You Read the Label: Giant Eagle Store Tours

Tuesday, April 4
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle, Logan Towne Centre, Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Tour size limited and open to those who have not taken the tour in the past. Please meet Randy in the produce section (right inside the door).

Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 or online at UMPC.asapconnected.com

Solutions for Success: Practical Guidance for People Seeking to Lose and Maintain a Healthy Weight

10-week series: Thursdays, April 6 through June 8 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.

Dining Room B of the cafeteria, fourth floor, UPMC Altoona

Those who attend eight of the 10 sessions and keep food and activity records at least 3 days per week during the 10 weeks will earn $30 back! Join UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian Monica Richers-Kelly, RD, LDN, as she provides practical guidance for people seeking to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight.

Fee: $60, includes workbook and other course materials. Registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665; class size limited

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who’s taken the eight-hour course Saturday, April 8 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rotunda, sixth floor, Outpatient Center at UPMC Altoona

Fee: $16. Registration required. This classroom course covers age-related physical changes, perceptual skills, rules of the road, and more.

Call 1.800.599.4880or log on to www.sfsd-pa.com

Start the Conversation: The Importance of Advanced Health Care Planning

Wed, April 12 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPMC Altoona, Lobby

In honor of National Health Care Decisions Day, we’ll share information about living wills and the durable medical power of attorney. Pennsylvania advance medical directive forms will be available

Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Making a Positive Influence in a Negative World

Monday, April 17 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Station Medical Center Conference Room (enter the K-4 entrance, left of Fresenius Dialysis Center)

Requested Donation: $10 to support Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service. Discover and apply your ability to make a positive influence in your home, workplace, and community. Led by Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona Pastoral Care.

Registration required. Register online, or call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313- 4665

Yoga

Six-week series: Tuesdays, April 18 to May 29 (no class of May 16)

Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center at UMPC Altoona

Fee: $30. Yoga mat is needed.

Class limited to 30. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Stop the Bleed: Are You Prepared to Save a Life?

Thursday, April 20 6:00 p.m. (Light dinner followed by program at 6:30 p.m.)

UPMC Altoona, Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center

Stop the Bleed is a national initiative aimed at training the general community on how to save lives by identifying and treating severe bleeding. Led by Simon Lampard, MD, medical director of the UPMC Altoona Regional Trauma Center

Class size limited to 30. Registration required by Thursday, April 13. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665, or register online

End of Life Care Planning

Friday, April 21 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided

Altoona Alliance Church 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. (former Value City building next to Planet Fitness)

Join Dr. Margaret Hallahan, a hospice and palliative medicine fellow at UPMC Altoona, to learn about important factors to consider in end of life care planning and the importance of making your wishes known in advance to loved ones and health care providers

Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665, or register online


MAY 2017

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Healthy Steps In Motion Exercise Classes (HSIM)

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:15 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 231 Howard Ave., Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Ages 55 and older.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Look Good, Feel Better (A free program for women undergoing cancer treatment)

Monday, May 1
2 to 4 p.m.

UPMC Altoona, Radiation Oncology Conference Room

The conference, a project of the Geriatric Interest Network of Blair County, is open to unpaid caregivers of older This special workshop is designed to help women going through cancer treatments look and feel better. The program is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, in association with the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association. Each woman receives a free makeup kit to use during the workshop and at home afterward.

Registration required. Call 1-800-277-2345

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, May 2
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by appointment only

Vascular Institute, 3rd floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

John Madey, technical director of UPMC Altoona’s Noninvasive Laboratory, will check for PAD with an ABI (ankle-brachial index) screen, a painless process in which blood pressure is measured in legs and arms to determine blood flow. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

No fee; call 814-889-2091 to schedule your appointment

Multiphasic Blood Screening

Saturday, May 6
6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Park Hills Country Club

Cost: $50 for 36-test screening; additional tests available for added cost Sponsored by Altoona AMBUCS, this blood screening includes 36 tests which assist in the early detection of leading health risks. 12-hour fast required. Visit AMBUCSAltoona.com for full details

Call 814-889-4222 to register; be prepared to provide the name of a physician to receive and interpret your test results

Seniors for Safe Driving

Standard Course Saturday, May 6 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Rotunda, sixth floor, Outpatient Center at UPMC Altoona

Fee: $16. Registration required. This classroom course covers age-related physical changes, perceptual skills, rules of the road, and more.

Call 1-800-559-4880 or
log on to www.sfsd-pa.com

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who’s taken the eight-hour course Saturday, May 6 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rotunda, sixth floor, Outpatient Center at UPMC Altoona

Fee: $16. Registration required. This classroom course covers age-related physical changes, perceptual skills, rules of the road, and more.

Call 1-800-559-4880 or
log on to www.sfsd-pa.com

Women’s Health and Wellness Fair

Wednesday, May 10
11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Station Medical Center

This fair will feature valuable information about a number of women’s health issues, as well as screenings, door prizes, and more

 

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, May 12
9:30 to 11 a.m

Hospital parking garage, blue level. Look for the Safe Kids van.

Find out if your child’s safety seat is installed properly. Your child’s life may depend on it. No fee. By appointment only.

Call Safe Kids Blair County at 889-7802.
hlc@upmc.edu

Free Osteoporosis Screenings: Heel Scans

Friday, May 12
12:30 to 3 p.m.2:30 to 3 p.m. by appointment only

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services Department

This painless screening takes just a few minutes and assesses bone density in the heel (a good indicator of bone health and fracture risk) through ultrasound. Please be prepared to remove socks and shoes.

No fee; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665 to schedule your appointment

Blood Pressure Screening

Friday, May 19 and May 27
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. (former Value City building next to Planet Fitness)

As part of National Stroke Month, UPMC Altoona’s Stroke Team will offer blood pressure screenings and provide stroke prevention information

Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Turn Back the Hands of Time: Exercise and Aging

Friday, May 19
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Lunch served 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.)

Altoona Alliance Church

Tom Marra, director of cardiac rehab at UPMC Altoona, will talk about the benefits of staying physically active as they relate to everyday living, remaining independent, and combatting chronic illness

Register online or call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

A Biblical Concept of Marriage

Monday, May 22
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Station Medical Center Conference Room

Join the Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona Pastoral Care as he discusses the biblical concept of marriage. Discovering and meeting our spouses needs will be the focus of this presentation

Requested Donation: $10 to support Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service Registration required. Register online or call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Don’t Put It on the Table Until You Read the Label: Giant Eagle Store Tours

Wednesday May 24
2 to 3:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle, Logan Towne Centre, Altoona

Please meet in the produce section (right inside the door). Join Randy Grabill, RD, LDN, UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian, as he guides you through Giant Eagle showing you how to shop smart for a nutritious diet. Learn what foods to look for, what foods to avoid, and how to decipher those nutrition labels.

No fee; registration required; register online at UPMC.asap.connected.com or call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Yoga

Six-week series: Tuesdays, April 18 to May 29 (no class of May 16)

Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center at UMPC Altoona

Fee: $30. Yoga mat is needed.

Class limited to 30. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Solutions for Success: Practical Guidance for People Seeking to Lose and Maintain a Healthy Weight

10-week series: Thursdays, April 6 through June 8 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.

Dining Room B of the cafeteria, fourth floor, UPMC Altoona

Those who attend eight of the 10 sessions and keep food and activity records at least 3 days per week during the 10 weeks will earn $30 back! Join UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian Monica Richers-Kelly, RD, LDN, as she provides practical guidance for people seeking to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight,

Fee: $60, includes workbook and other course materials. Registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665; class size limited


JUNE 2017

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Healthy Steps In Motion Exercise Classes (HSIM)

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:15 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 231 Howard Ave., Altoona

No fee. Registration required. Ages 55 and older.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Caregivers Conference

Friday, June 2
Registration: 9 a.m.
Conference 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

The conference, a project of the Geriatric Interest Network of Blair County, is open to unpaid caregivers of older adults. We will explore issues related to medication use and dangerous drugs for older adults. There will be door prizes, and enjoy a complimentary lunch provided by HealthSouth

Space is limited. Registration required (deadline is Saturday, May 27). Call 814-889-3123

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

TTuesday, June 6
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by appointment only

Vascular Institute, 3rd floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

John Madey, technical director of UPMC Altoona’s Noninvasive Laboratory, will check for PAD with an ABI (ankle-brachial index) screen, a painless process in which blood pressure is measured in legs and arms to determine blood flow. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

No fee; call 814-889-2091 to schedule your appointment

Don’t Put It on the Table Until You Read the Label: Giant Eagle Store Tours

Wednesday, June 6
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle, Logan Towne Centre, Altoona

Please meet in the produce section (right inside the door). Join Randy Grabill, RD, LDN, UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian, as he guides you through Giant Eagle showing you how to shop smart for a nutritious diet. Learn what foods to look for, what foods to avoid, and how to decipher those nutrition labels.

No fee; registration required; register online at UPMC.asap.connected.com or call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Let’s Talk About Cancer Screenings

Thursday, June 8 Program: 6:30 p.m. (Light dinner served at 6 p.m.)

UPMC Altoona, Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center

Join Louann Zhang, MD, an oncology and hematology specialist with UPMC Altoona Blair Medical Associates, to learn the current screening recommendations, as well as signs and symptoms you should not ignore

Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665, or register online

Free Osteoporosis Screenings: Heel Scans

Friday, June 9
12:30 to 3 p.m. by appointment only

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services Department

This painless screening takes just a few minutes and assesses bone density in the heel (a good indicator of bone health and fracture risk) through ultrasound. Please be prepared to remove socks and shoes.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@upmc.edu

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who’s taken the eight-hour course Saturday, June 10
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

Fee: $16. Registration required. This classroom course covers age-related physical changes, perceptual skills, rules of the road, and more.

Call 1-800-559-4880 or
log on to www.sfsd-pa.com

Solutions for Success: Practical Guidance for People Seeking to Lose and Maintain a Healthy Weight

10-week series: Thursdays, April 6 through June 8 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Dining Room B of the cafeteria, fourth floor, UPMC Altoona

Those who attend eight of the 10 sessions and keep food and activity records at least 3 days per week during the 10 weeks will earn $30 back! Join UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian Monica Richers-Kelly, RD, LDN, as she provides practical guidance for people seeking to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight,

Fee: $60, includes workbook and other course materials. Registration required; call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665; class size limited

Don’t Put It on the Table Until You Read the Label: Giant Eagle Store Tours

Wednesday, June 14
2 to 3:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle, Logan Towne Centre, Altoona

Please meet in the produce section (right inside the door). Join Randy Grabill, RD, LDN, UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian, as he guides you through Giant Eagle showing you how to shop smart for a nutritious diet. Learn what foods to look for, what foods to avoid, and how to decipher those nutrition labels.

No fee; registration required; register online at UPMC.asap.connected.com or call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Medication Management

Friday, June 16
11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Lunch served 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.)

Altoona Alliance Church

Managing your meds can be tricky business. Jill Breton, pharmacy director at UPMC Altoona, will talk about the importance of taking an active role in managing your meds, including over-the-counter drugs, food and herbal supplements, and drug interactions

No fee; registration required; register online at UPMC.asap.connected.com or call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Building Self-Esteem in Children

Monday, June 19
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Station Medical Center Conference Room

Led by Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona Pastoral Care, this program is designed to help adults make a positive influence on children and the way they view themselves

Requested Donation: $10 to support Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665, or register online

Safe Sitter Class

Friday, June 23
9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPMC Altoona, G Building, Multipurpose Rooms 1 & 2

Certified Safe Sitter instructors will prepare adolescents ages 11 to 13 to baby-sit infants and young children in a safe and responsible manner. Participants learn basic child care, first aid skills, how to keep a house secure, prevent accidents, recognize common signs of illness, and treat a choking child or infant

Class size limited, and registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888- 313.4665


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