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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.

APRIL 2014

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Brain Attack: Be Stroke Smart

Friday, April 25. 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).

UPMC Altoona’s Primary Stroke Team wants to get the word out: Recognizing the signs of stroke and getting early treatment are key to minimizing damage and disability. No fee. Registration required.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@altoonaregional.org

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, April 11, 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@altoonaregional.org

*Developing Positive Leadership Skills

Monday, April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (includes 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 discusses the important qualities found in good leaders and helps students discover ways to develop these skills. 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. Offers 0.2 CEUs.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@altoonaregional.org

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@altoonaregional.org

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, April 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@altoonaregional.org

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, April 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.

Seniors for Safe Driving

Four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course: Saturday, April 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

*Yoga

Six-week series Tuesdays, April 8 through May 13, 5:30-6:40 p.m.

Rotunda, 6th floor, Outpatient Center, 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. Registration required. Yoga mat is needed.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@altoonaregional.org


MAY 2014

ACTIVITY

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

INFORMATION

REGISTER

Child Safety Seat Installation Checkup Station

Friday, May 9, 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@altoonaregional.org

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@altoonaregional.org

Osteoporosis Screening: Free Heel Scans

Friday, May 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@altoonaregional.org

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Tuesday, May 13, 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.

*Protecting Your Colon Health

Thursday, May 22. Light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by program at 6:30.

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

Join Ralph McKibbin, M.D., of Blair Gastroenterology Associates as he explains how to keep your colon healthy and functioning optimally. You will learn how to minimize your risk of colon cancer, the third most common cancer in the U.S. No fee. Registration required.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@altoonaregional.org

Seniors for Safe Driving

Regular class for anyone who has NOT taken the class in the past: Saturday, May 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 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

Who Will Speak for You If You Can’t Speak for Yourself?

Friday, May 16. 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).

A class in understanding the importance of living wills and durable power of attorney for health care.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@altoonaregional.org

*Writing Therapy: Using the Pen to Control Our Emotions

Monday, May 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (includes 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 discusses the value of taking control of our emotions by describing them on paper. Focusing on fear, anger, anxiety, grief, guilt, and many more controlling emotions, the seminar will teach the skills and value of putting feelings into words you can control. 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 Offers 0.2 CEUs.

Call 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.
hlc@altoonaregional.org


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@altoonaregional.org

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@altoonaregional.org

*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@altoonaregional.org

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@altoonaregional.org

*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@altoonaregional.org

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@altoonaregional.org

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@altoonaregional.org


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