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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.
Altoona Hospital 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.

JUNE 2014

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, June 13, 9:30-11 a.m.

Hospital parking garage, Blue Level. Look for the Safe Kids van.

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

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

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

*The Importance of Your Gynecological Checkup

Monday, June 9. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30.

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

Class size limited to 45. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, women should have an annual gynecological exam whether they need a Pap test or not. Learn why this exam is so important to a woman’s good health. Join Rene´e Darko, DO, of Altoona Family Physicians as she talks about this very important checkup and how it could save your life.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, June 13, 12:30-3 p.m.

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services department.

Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. For men and women. By appointment only. No fee.

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

*Parenting Class

Saturday, June 14, 7:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. Students are on their own for a one-hour lunch break.

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

Presented by the Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona’s Pastoral Care Department, this program focuses on successful parenting. Donation of $20 is requested but not required. Offers 0.8 CEUs.

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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, June 3, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

Call 889-2005 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Safe Sitter Class

Tuesday, June 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Certified Safe Sitter instructors will prepare adolescents ages 11 to 13 to baby-sit infants and young children in a safe, responsible, and competent manner. Participants will learn basic child care and first-aid skills, keeping a house secure, how to prevent accidents and recognize common signs of illness, and how to rescue a choking child or infant. Fee $25, includes materials, snacks, and lunch. Registration required.

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

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturday, June 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $16. Registration required.

Call 1.800.559.4880 or
log on to www.sfsd-pa.com

Vascular Center: Behind the Scenes

Friday, June 20. Lunch at 11 a.m. Program 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Join John Madey, technical director of UPMC Altoona’s Noninvasive Lab, as he discusses the vascular system and explains the variety of specialized ultrasound techniques. No fee. Registration required.

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


JULY 2014

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

No July Checks.

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle Grocery Store, 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).

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

*Freedom From Smoking: Become Tobacco Free

Seven-week series: Daytime and evening classes on Tuesdays, July 15 through August 26, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. OR 4 – 5 p.m.

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

Join Jessica Wyant, prevention educator, as she helps participants learn steps to become tobacco-free. This American Lung Association program, offered in conjunction with the Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program, will provide steps to understand tobacco addiction, create a quite plan, change behavior and thinking about using tobacco, manage stress and weight, and prevent relapse. Free nicotine replacement patches, gum, or lozenges are available. No fee. Class size limited. Registration required.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
www.determinetoquit.com

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

Matters of the Heart

Friday, July 18. Lunch at 11 a.m. Program 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) refers to any group of symptoms attributed to obstruction of the coronary arteries. Join George Jabbour, MD, Blair Medical Associates cardiologist, and learn what you need to know about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention of ACS. In addition, Dr. Jabbour will discuss early heart attack care (EHAC) to minimize heart damage and prevent death, and how women’s symptoms may differ from men’s. Ample time will be allotted for questions. Kristen Downs, RN, cardiac care coordinator, will offer blood pressure screenings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. No fee. Registration required.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, July 11, 12:30-3 p.m.

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services department.

Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. For men and women. By appointment only. No fee.

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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, July 15, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

Call 889-2005 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Safe Sitter Class

Friday, July 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Certified Safe Sitter instructors will prepare adolescents ages 11 to 13 to baby-sit infants and young children in a safe, responsible, and competent manner. Participants will learn basic child care and first-aid skills, keeping a house secure, how to prevent accidents and recognize common signs of illness, and how to rescue a choking child or infant. Fee $25, includes materials, snacks, and lunch. Registration required.

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

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturday, July 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $16. Registration required.

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


AUGUST 2014

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, August 8, 9:30-11 a.m.

Hospital parking garage, Blue Level. Look for the Safe Kids van.

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle Grocery Store, 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).

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

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

Know Your Numbers

Friday, August 15. Lunch at 11 a.m. Program 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Join Donald Beckstead, MD, program director of Altoona Family Physicians, as he explains the importance of knowing, tracking, and understanding you r numbers, such as cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood glucose, A1C, blood pressure, and BMI. Dr. Beckstead will explain what they mean to your health and what you can do to affect them with the goal of disease prevention. No fee. Registration required.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, August 8, 12:30-3 p.m.

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services department.

Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. For men and women. By appointment only. No fee.

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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, August 12, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

Call 889-2005 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Safe Sitter Class

Tuesday, August 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Certified Safe Sitter instructors will prepare adolescents ages 11 to 13 to baby-sit infants and young children in a safe, responsible, and competent manner. Participants will learn basic child care and first-aid skills, keeping a house secure, how to prevent accidents and recognize common signs of illness, and how to rescue a choking child or infant. Fee $25, includes materials, snacks, and lunch. Registration required.

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

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturday, August 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $16. Registration required.

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

*’When Should I Go to the ER?’

Thursday, August 28. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30.

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

Do you know when to go to the Emergency Room or call 911? Join Matt Bouchard, MD, medical director of UPMC Altoona’s Emergency Services, and learn the key signs and symptoms of a medical emergency and what to expect when you arrive at the hospital, including UPMC Altoona’s ER enhancements and improved customer service. No fee. Registration required.

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

*Yoga

Six-week series Tuesdays, August 19 through September 23, 5:30-6:40 p.m.

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

Gail Murphy, registered yoga teacher, leads this program, which offers mind/body exercise, breath control, stretching, and strengthening to promote mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Class limited to 30. Fee $30. Registration required. Yoga mat is needed.

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


SEPTEMBER 2014

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, September 12, 9:30-11 a.m.

Hospital parking garage, Blue Level. Look for the Safe Kids van.

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle Grocery Store, 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).

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

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Friday, September 19. Lunch at 11 a.m. Program 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

When it comes to matters of the heart, nutrition ranks near the top. Join Randy Grabill, UPMC Altoona clinical dietitian, and learn how nutrition affects your cardiac health; tips and tricks for a healthy heart diet, and dietary changes you can make to lead a healthy, happier life. No fee. Registration required.

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

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

*How Important Is the Thyroid?

Thursday, September 18. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30.

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

Your thyroid can affect the way you look, feel, and sound through the hormones it produces. Please join Haleh Haerian, MD, Blair Medical Associates Edocrinology, as she discusses common thyroid disorders, their causes, and treatment options. Class size limited to 50. This is a repeat of a program held in January – please do not attend if you already attended in January. No fee. Registration required.

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

Letting Go of the Past

Monday, September 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Join the Rev. David Hammerle, a member of UPMC Altoona’s Pastoral Care team, as he discusses how hurt, abuse, and failures of the past do not need to shape your future. This seminar is designed to teach you how to overcome the past negatives in your life in pursuit of meaningful life changing goals. CEUs offered: 0.2. Donation of $10 is requested but not required. Donations will go toward the support of Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service. Registration required.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, September 12, 12:30-3 p.m.

Station Medical Center, Imaging Services department.

Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. For men and women. By appointment only. No fee.

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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, September 16, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Please be prepared to remove shoes and socks.

Call 889-2005 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturday, September 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $16. Registration required.

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


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