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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.

JANUARY 2015

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, Jan. 9, 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, Jan. 28, 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. 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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, Jan. 9, 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, Jan. 6, 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 889-2005 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, Jan. 10, 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

This Time, Keep That New Year’s Resolution! Freedom From Smoking: Become Tobacco Free

Seven-week series Daytime: Tuesdays, Jan. 27 through March 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. OR Evening: Tuesdays, Jan. 27 through March 10, 4-5 p.m.

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

This American Lung Association program, offered in conjunction with the Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program Inc., will help you understand tobacco addiction, create a quitting plan, change behavior and thinking about using tobacco, manage stress and weight, and prevent relapse. Free nicotine replacement patches, gum, or lozenges are available. Seating limited. No fee. Registration required.

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

UPMC Altoona and You

Friday, Jan. 16. 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 Jerry Murray, president of UPMC Altoona, as he brings you up to date with the changes and progress in technology, systems, and physician practices that UPMC Altoona has made since merging with UPMC in July 2013. He also will give a glimpse of what to expect in the future. In addition, Jerry will address your concerns and questions related to UPMC and Highmark. Ample time for questions.

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

*Yoga

Six-week series. Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Feb. 24, 5:30-6:40 p.m. No class Feb. 17.

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


FEBRUARY 2015

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, Feb. 13, 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@altoonaregional.org

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

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 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

*Heart Health: Preventing Heart Disease

Thursday, Feb. 19. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30.

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

No fee. Class limited to 45. Registration required. February is American Heart Month, a time to show yourself the love! Join George Jabbour, MD, UPMC Altoona Blair Medical Associates cardiologist, as he discusses your risk for heart disease and stroke, and tells you how to stay “heart healthy” for yourself and your loved ones. Ample time for questions.

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

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

Friday, Feb. 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).

No fee. Registration required. Join Haitham Hreibe, MD, cardiologist with UPMC Altoona 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 S-ICD, as well as cryosurgery. He will also discuss who are candidates for these procedures, the disease process that leads to heart disease, and what you can do to prevent it. Ample time for questions.

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

*Making Life-Changing Decisions

Monday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., including refreshment break.

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

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, career changes, seeking happiness, resolving conflict, relocation, etc. Offers 0.2 CEUs. 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

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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 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 889-2005 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, Feb. 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

Seniors for Safe Driving

Full Course: Saturday, Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (must attend both morning and afternoon sessions). Refresher Course: Saturday, Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 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


MARCH 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, March 13, 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@altoonaregional.org

*Coping With Complicated Grief

Monday, March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., including refreshment break.

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

This program will focus on grief that is complicated by things like trauma, death of a child, death by suicide, and anticipatory grief. As depression is part of the grief cycle, it is requested that registrants view, on their own, a series of half-hour television presentations dealing with depression on Altoona cable access channel 14. The program schedule is:
-- March 5 “Understanding Depression”
-- March 12 “Seven Changes to Overcome Depression”
-- March 19 “Depression and Suicide Prevention”

Each program begins at 8 p.m. Offers 0.2 CEUs. 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

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, March 25, 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

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, March 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

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, March 3, 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 889-2005 or 1-877-855-8152 to schedule your appointment.

*Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Thursday, March 26. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30.

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

No fee. Registration required. Most of us depend on our feet each day to get us where we want to go. Join Harry Penny, DPM, podiatrist with UPMC Altoona Blair Medical Associates, who will discuss some common foot problems, their diagnosis, and treatment options. Ample time for questions.

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, March 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

It’s Never Too Late to Start! - CANCELED

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

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

While we all want to lead a healthy and happy life, it’s not always that easy. Perhaps you are having trouble keeping those New Year’s resolutions. Or it may be that you just don’t know where or how to start. It is never too late in the year or in life to make positive changes that will improve your health and quality of life. Join Jenna Stokes, DO, of UPMC Altoona Blair Medical Associates Family Practice, who will discuss the steps and considerations needed to make those changes and lead a healthier, happier life. Ample time for questions. No fee. Registration required.
CANCELED

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

*Yoga

Four-week series. Tues. March 10-April 14, 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


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