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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.

JULY 2015

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

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

Wednesday, July 29, 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 Program: Tuesdays, July 14 through Aug. 25, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or Evening Program: Tuesdays, July 14 through Aug. 25, 4 to 5 p.m.

Station Medical Center Conference Room (enter 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 Inc. will provide you with steps to understand tobacco addiction, create a quit plan, change behavior and thinking about using tobacco, manage stress and weight, and prevent relapse. Free nicotine replacement patches, gum, or lozenges are available to those interested.

For more information, go to www.determinedtoquit.com or call the PA quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

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

It’s Never Too Late to Start!

Friday, July 17, Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by program at 11:30 a.m.

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

Join Jenna Stokes, MD, of Blair Medical Associates Family Practice as she discusses the steps and considerations to make those changes that lead to a healthier, happier you. Ample time for questions. No fee. Registration required.

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

*Joint Replacement: Is Yours Really Necessary?

Thursday, July 16. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Class size limited to 50. Join Adrian Clayton, DO, of UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopedics as he discusses common causes of joint pain, other joint symptoms, diagnosis, and non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Time will be allotted for questions.

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

*Leaving Your Comfort Zone: Making Life-Changing Decisions

Monday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Donation of $10 is requested but not required. This donation will go toward the support of Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service. Registration required. Join the Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona’s Pastoral Care Department as he introduces decision-making grids designed to assist you in considering all of the potential outcomes when making life-changing decisions. The goal will be to help people focus on what needs must be met rather than allowing emotions alone to control the outcome of their choices. Areas to be covered include developing relationships, seeking happiness, resolving conflict, and relocation. Offers 0.2 CEUs.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, July 10, 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 21, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. 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.

Call 889-2091 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Safe Sitter Class

Wednesday, July 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Multipurpose Rooms 1 and 2, G Building on the hospital campus.

Fee $25, includes materials, snacks, and lunch. Registration required. Class size limited. 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.

Call 889-2091 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, July 11, 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 2015

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, Aug. 4, 9:30-11 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

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

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 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

Heart Health: Preventing Heart Disease

Thursday, Aug. 27. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Class size limited to 45. Join George Jabbour, MD, Blair Medical cardiologist, as he discusses your risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn how to stay “heart healthy” for yourself and your loved ones. Ample time will be allotted for questions.

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

*Joint Replacement: Is Yours Really Necessary?

Thursday, Aug. 13. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Class size limited to 50. Join Adrian Clayton, DO, of UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopedics as he discusses common causes of joint pain, other joint symptoms, diagnosis, and non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Time will be allotted for questions.

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

Medication Management

Friday, Aug. 21, Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by program at 11:30 a.m.

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

Join Pete Kreckel, local pharmacist and adjunct assistant professor at St. Francis University, as he discusses the role of the pharmacist in your health care team and provides tips on managing your meds, including when and how to take them, common medication and supplement interactions, and side effects. Ample time for questions. No fee, registration required.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, Aug. 14, 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, Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. 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.

Call 889-2091 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Real Solutions For Success: Practical guidance for people seeking to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight. (Ten-week series)

Thursdays, Aug. 27 – Oct. 29. 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Allegheny Room, 6th floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital

Fee: $60, includes workbook and other materials. Attend 8 of 10 sessions and earn $30 back. Registration required. Join UPMC Altoona clinical dietitians as they provide practical guidance for people seeking to lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Other goals of this program include helping individuals stay healthy and manage or help decrease risk for developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

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

Safe Sitter Class

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Multipurpose Rooms 1 and 2, G Building on the hospital campus.

Fee $25, includes materials, snacks, and lunch. Registration required. Class size limited. 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.

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, Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $16. Registration required. Regular class for anyone who has NOT taken the class in the past.

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

*Yoga

Six-week series. Tuesdays, Aug. 25 – Sept. 29, 5:30-6:40 p.m.

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

Fee $30. Class limited to 30. Registration required. Yoga mat is needed. Gail Murphy, registered instructor in Hatha yoga, leads this program

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


SEPTEMBER 2015

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

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30-11 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

*Developing Positive Counseling Skills

Monday, Sept. 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Donation of $10 is requested but not required. This donation will go toward the support of Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service. Registration required. Drawing from over 40 years of professional counseling experience, Pastor David Hammerle will focus on subjects such as becoming a good listener, the client/counselor relationship, and knowing when and how to confront a client. He will also share guidelines for specialized topics such as dealing with an angry client, marriage counseling, family relationships, and more. Offers 0.2 CEUs.

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

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

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 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

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

Friday, Sept. 10. Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by program at 11:30 a.m.

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

Join Dr. Haitnam Hreibe, cardiologist with Blair Medical Associates, as he explains the newest technology and procedures to “mend a broken heart.” Dr. Hreibe will cover pacemakers, ablation surgery, ICD, and SICD as well as cryosurgery; who the candidates are for these procedures; the disease process that leads to heart disease, and what you can do to prevent it. Ample time for questions. No fee, registration required.

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

*Joint Replacement: Is Yours Really Necessary?

Thursday, Sept. 3. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. Class size limited to 50. Join Adrian Clayton, DO, of UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopedics as he discusses common causes of joint pain, other joint symptoms, diagnosis, and non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Time will be allotted for questions.

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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, Sept. 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, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

No fee. Registration required. 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.

Call 889-2091 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, Sept. 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


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