Learn what you need to know and actions you can take to reduce your odds of developing diabetes from two Certified Diabetes Educators.
Sue Maxwell, RN, CDE, will discuss what pre-diabetes and diabetes are and the tests used to determine if you have one or the other. She will also talk about setting goals to improve your health, including developing a walking or exercise program to follow.
Phyllis Havens, MS, RD, LCSW, CDE, will discuss diet changes that can help. She will also be talking about stress management and weight loss as self-care strategies.
There will be multiple opportunities to interact, including small group sessions, a handout table and an interactive game.
“Investing in a Future without Diabetes” will be held Wednesday, May 16, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Waldo County General Hospital Education Center. This is a repeat of the workshop that was so well received last fall.
The presentation is free but pre-registration is requested by calling Barbara Crowley, Learning Resource Coordinator, 930-2650, or emailing her at email@example.com.
Light refreshments along with coffee and tea will be served.
It’s frightening to be told you have health failure. But you can learn skills to better manage your condition while also connecting with others who have the same condition.
Waldo County General Hospital will hold another round of “The Beat Goes On,” beginning April 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The course is a series of six free classes. Read more…
Belfast Public Health Nursing Association is offering a free blood pressure clinic for the community on Tuesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. at the Belfast Public Health Nursing Association office,119 Northport Avenue,Belfast. Individuals interested in attending the clinic do not need to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Shannon Robbins RN, Belfast Public Health Nurse, at 338-3368.
Belfast Public Health Nursing Association’s mission is to promote and strengthen individual, family and community health through health education and services, prevention, early intervention, referral and collaboration within theBelfastcommunity.
Almost every day, we hear news stories about how to stay fit and live a longer, healthier life. Many of the reports are contradictory and confusing. Want to know the facts?
Registrations are now being accepted for the March 29 to May 3 session ofSeniorCollegeat theHutchinsonCenteron Route 3 inBelfast. Among the new courses being offered Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3 is Good Health 101: The Seven Dimensions of Wellness. In the course, attendees will hear proven facts about taking care of oneself from a team of professional instructors, including physicians, therapists, and social workers.
These professionals will talk about the seven dimensions of wellness–medical, nutritional, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and cognitive–highlighting what is practical and sensible each step of the way.
The five sessions to be held at theHutchinsonCenterwill focus on:
• medical wellness with Dr. Deb Peabody, family practice, Dr.Kent Clark, emergency medicine and Director of Medical Affairs, and Dr. David Crofoot, general surgeon, all of WCGH;
• nutritional wellness and diet with Dr. Dennis DeSilvey, cardiologist at WCGH, and John Bagnulo, MPH and Ph.D, naturalist and nutritionist;
• emotional wellness with Dr.Jodie Hermann, internal medicine and Director of Hospitalist Service at WCGH, and Judith Simpson, certified instructor in mindfulness based stress reduction;
• social and spiritual wellness with Kathleen DeSilvey, geriatric pastoral care specialist, Margie Spencer-Smith, licensed clinical social worker at WCGH, and Rev. Charles Erb, retired minister, and
• cognitive health and wellness with Dr. James Stevenson, neurologist, and Dr. Deb Peabody, family practice and Medical Director for Waldo County Home Health and Hospice, both of WCGH. Dr. Peabody will help fit all the wellness pieces together.
The fourth session of the course, a discussion of a safe, intelligent exercise program, will be held at theWaldoCountyYMCAand will be taught by Tamara Blades, the Y’s fitness director, and Dr. Owen Nelson, orthopedic surgeon at Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH).
To take this course, along with others being offered during the spring term, you must be a member ofSeniorCollegeand at least 50 years old. The annual membership to joinSeniorCollegeis $25. The fee for your first course per semester if $30 and $25 for each additional course.
To become a member and/or to register for a course by mail, send your check payable toSeniorCollege, along with a completed registration form to:SeniorCollege,UMaineHutchinsonCenter,80 Belmont Ave.,Belfast,ME04915. If you do not have a form, just include a note with your check indicating that it is for membership or registration or both, and give the name of the course you wish to take. Or stop by theHutchinsonCenteron Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to enroll at theSeniorCollegeoffice.
Registrations are accepted on a space-available basis through the first day of classes on March 29. However, some of the courses fill up quickly, so it’s best to get your registration in as soon as possible.