Chester County Hospital is offering a variety of free wellness classes this month to support your health and wellness goals:
- Hot Topics in Heart Failure on Feb. 3 from 6-7 PM: A heart failure board certified cardiologist will provide an update on the latest medical advancements in managing heart failure. This presentation will provide an overview of heart failure, as well as current treatment options including medications, monitoring, and the use of CardioMEMS technology.
- Staying Fit While Stuck at Home on Feb. 10 from 6-7 PM: Our physical activity and exercise routines have definitely undergone a few changes the past few months. Staying active and fit can be difficult even in the best of times. Join an Exercise Physiologist to learn about the benefits of exercising and being active and how you can easily enjoy a workout at home while getting creative.
- Cooking in Color on Feb. 17 from 6-7:30 PM: Eating healthy doesn’t mean depriving yourself of delicious food. It’s not about subtracting; it’s about adding. Adding color, that is, to your snacks, your meals, and your life. Join two registered dietitians as they do recipe demos and provide you with colorful and flavorful recipes for a heart-healthy, nutritional power boost.
- Hands-Only CPR on Feb. 18, 6-7:15 PM: By learning Hands-Only CPR (CPR without mouth breathing), you can increase confidence and reduce hesitation in life-saving situations. This training also includes a demonstration on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and education on early heart attack signs and symptoms.
- Your Heart Matters: Preventing Heart Disease on Feb. 24 from 6-7 PM: Knowing the subtle, early warning signs of heart disease can save your life. Learn from a cardiologist what these signs and symptoms are, what they may mean, and what actions you should take to prevent a cardiac event.
- Stop Smoking Now! Feb. 9 to March 23 from 6:30-8 PM: Education, behavior modification, and relaxation techniques help participants become nonsmokers during this free seven-week smoking cessation program. *Free nicotine patches also available.
- Your Weigh Down (five-week series) from Feb. 3 to March 3 from 6:15-7:30 PM: Get connected with dynamic group coaching to learn your “weigh”to healthy weight loss. Make real progress happen while attending five group coaching sessions packed with education and hands-on skill building. Here, you put the pieces together to stop weight gain and reset behaviors for meaningful food, fitness, and health improvements. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays.
- Struggles and Solutions on Feb. 8 from 5:15-6:15 PM: A registered dietitian will lead a discussion on an interesting, timely, and immediately useful topic about food, activity, and wellness. Program provides ideas and encouragement for anyone on a journey to lose weight or begin to live a healthier lifestyle.
- Bones and Joints – Hip on Feb. 23 from 6-7:30 PM: Join a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon to learn about the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments for pain. These include medications, injections, small incision joint replacement, and other state-of-the-art advancements. A physical rehabilitation specialist will also be on hand to offer suggestions for how to stay strong to alleviate pain.
Diabetes Prevention and Management
- Managing Diabetes: A Heart to Heart Conversation with the African-American Community on Feb. 11 from 6-7 PM: African-Americans have a high risk for type 2 diabetes and have a high rate of diabetes-related complications, including heart disease. Because of COVID-19, diabetes management has never been more important for the African-American community. Chester County Hospital has therefore partnered with the West Chester NAACP to provide an educational presentation to help you improve your blood sugar, blood pressure, and reduce your heart disease risk factors.
- Reversing Pre-Diabetes on Feb. 15 from 6-7:30 PM: More than 88 million Americans have pre-diabetes. This program teaches you how to change your lifestyle and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
- Healthy Aging and You – An Introduction on Feb. 9 from 10-11:30 AM: As we age, we experience physical, mental, social, and economic changes that may challenge our ability to cope. The good news is that research suggests that certain health and wellness interventions – such as moving your body, making time for meditative moments, and healthy eating – can be used to enhance our health and well-being as we age. This presentation will provide an overview of some of these interventions that may improve your quality of life. You will also learn about an exciting opportunity to participate in a nine-week program and research study designed to help you learn about and practice these healthy aging interventions. Your participation in this study will help explore the effectiveness of these interventions in enhancing physical and psychological well-being in older adults.
- Healthy Aging and You – A Research Study. Classes begin either Feb. 16 from 10 AM-12 PM or Feb. 18 from 10 AM-12 PM: West Chester University, in partnership with Chester County Hospital, is seeking participants for a nine-week research study that evaluates the effects of healthy aging interventions on cognitive, emotional, and physical health. Participation Criteria: Healthy adult, 65-80 years old, able to understand and speak English, access to a computer/laptop and Internet for online participation. For questions or to register, contact Jeanine Martin at 484-321-3243 or email@example.com.
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