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Penn Medicine Princeton Health April Virtual Classes

Penn Medicine Princeton Health will be holding the following classes virtually where you can participate from the comfort and safety of your home.

 

Registered participants will receive a link to view the class and can access the live stream via computer or mobile device.

 

Below is a list of our latest virtual classes.

 

Please register online or leave a message at 1.888.897.8979. A Community Wellness staff member will return your call during regular business hours.

 

 

 

Gentle Yoga

Monday Series (6 - 6:55 p.m.) 

Wednesday Series (3 - 3:55 p.m.)

Click on the weekday above to register for this monthly series.

This slow-paced class includes breathwork, stretching, and seated postures which will help to improve flexibility and reduce stress. A gentle flow, balancing, and a cool down are also incorporated into the class. This is ideal for those new to yoga and those who desire a relaxed practice of yoga.

 

Chair Yoga

Tuesday Series (8:30 - 9:25 a.m.)

Thursday Series (8:30 - 9:25 a.m.) 

Click on the weekday above to register for this monthly series.

This gentle form of yoga incorporates standard yoga poses while sitting on or standing next to a chair. This class is an adaptation of a standard yoga class and will improve flexibility, concentration, and strength while reducing stress and joint strain.

 

Prenatal Yoga

Tuesday Series (9:30 - 10:25 a.m.) 

Click here to register for this monthly series.

Expectant mothers will learn how to use gentle postures, stretching, breathing, toning, relaxation and meditation to help them keep fit and feel good during pregnancy. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat or large towel, two pillows or cushions, a yoga tie or a regular tie for stretching.

 

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group

Wednesdays (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) 

Click here to register for an upcoming group.

During these uncertain times, parenting may cause anxious feelings. So we are offering a virtual support group to give parents-to-be and new parents an opportunity to safely connect and share experiences. This group will be moderated by a registered nurse and lactation consultant from Penn Medicine Princeton Health who can answer any questions you have. Parents of babies up to 6 months old are welcome.

 

Mindful Movement

Thursdays (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) 

To register and for a link to join, please call 609.853.6787.

This rejuvenating class combines gentle exercises with yogic breathing, guided imagery, and meditation. The low-impact program provides patients who are undergoing cancer treatment with an effective workout for the body and the mind, helping them reduce stress and focus on taking care of themselves.

 

UNITE: Perinatal Loss Bereavement Support Group

WED. April 7 (7 - 8:30 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

This group provides peer-to-peer support for people who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, and early infant death. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, unless the date falls on a holiday.

 

Restorative Yoga

WED. April 7 (7 - 8 p.m.)

WED. April 21 (7 - 8 p.m.)

To register and for link to join, please call 609.853.6787.

This class is open to both current patients and those who have completed cancer treatment. Restorative Yoga provides healing for the body and mind. Prior experience is not necessary.

 

Returning to Activity After COVID-19

THU. April 8 (10 - 11 a.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Once you are back on your feet after contracting COVID-19, you may not be back to your old self. It is possible you will still be experiencing weakness and may be unable to do the things you previously were able to do. Join Pritee Dalvi, BA, MSPT, DPT, MBA, CLSSGB, a physical therapist with Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation, for this educational session on the lingering physical effects the virus can have on your body and how to safely work toward improved health through specific exercises.

 

Constipation Management for Kids:

A Class for Parent and Child

THU. April 8 - May 13 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

$50 per pair (parent/child).

This six-week class is designed for children ages 6-12 (and their parent/guardian), who have had issues managing constipation. Children and their parents will learn exercises and lifestyle management strategies to reduce constipation. Sessions will also include: stretching and movement, yoga and postural exercises, breathing techniques, positioning for toileting, relaxation of pelvic floor, and awareness of bowel/bladder habits. Participants should have their doctor's medical clearance to exercise. Please call 1.888.897.8979 to obtain the form.

 

Daddy Boot Camp

SAT. April 10 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

$40 per person.

This men-only course is designed for fathers-to-be to gain knowledge in parenting skills and develop skills for caring for their newborns. Greg Barron, Daddy Boot Camp™ master coach, along with new dads, will demonstrate how to hold, comfort, diaper, and play with their babies, including these tips and tools: how to calm a crying baby, planning for baby’s arrival, pets and babies, car seat safety, and the importance of parental teamwork. Feel comfortable, ask questions, and express your concerns and joys about fatherhood.

 

Labor Fundamentals

SAT. April 10 (10 - 11 a.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

$25 per couple.

This program will include a virtual maternity tour, and parents will learn the signs of labor, warning signs, and when to go to the hospital.

 

Ask the Lactation Consultant

MON. April 12 & 26 (12 - 1 p.m.)

MON. April 19 (7 - 8 p.m.)

Click here and search keywords "ASK THE LACTATION" to register for an upcoming group.

Join our weekly group anytime you need breastfeeding support. This interactive discussion group will give pregnant and breastfeeding families an opportunity to ask questions of a Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness board certified lactation consultant.

 

Conquering Pelvic Pain:

Fitness & Education to Empower Women

TUE. April 13 - May 18 (9 - 10 a.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

$30 per person.

Learn exercise and lifestyle management strategies to help improve pelvic pain at this six-week class designed for women experiencing pain in and around the pelvic girdle. Sessions will include education, along with: stretching and gentle movement exercise, yoga and posture, breathing techniques, and mindfulness strategies. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing and bring water to hydrate. Exercises are taught by a Princeton Rehabilitation physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health. Participants must have their doctor's clearance to exercise. Call 1.888.897.8979 to obtain the clearance form.

 

Diabetes: Know Your Numbers

TUE. April 13 (10 - 11 a.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Learn about lowering your risks of developing pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, reducing complications if you are diagnosed with diabetes, and nutrition recommendations at this informative session. It will also touch on the reasons that African Americans tend to have a higher risk of developing diabetes and how to address them. The session will be presented by Louise Gross, RN, BSN, CDE, Diabetes Clinician and Certified Diabetes Educator with Princeton Medical Center's Diabetes Management Program.

 

Total Control®: A Pelvic Wellness Program for Women

TUE & THU. April 13 - May 20 (1:30 - 2:45 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

$99 per person.

Improve your pelvic floor health and quality of life through this six-week Total Control® program. Participants report improvement in: urinary leakage and bladder control, frequency or overactive bladder, pelvic strength and support, post-partum core strength, and better posture and balance. Each session includes a 60-minute low-impact workout followed by a 15-minute education portion. Trained Total Control® professionals will teach you how to isolate and strengthen your pelvic floor and core muscles through gentle exercises. Join women of all ages, life stages and fitness levels in a comfortable, supportive environment. Dress in clothing suitable for floor and standing exercises.

 

Breast Cancer Support Group

TUE. April 13 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) 

To register and for link to join, please call 609.853.6787.

The Breast Cancer Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month. The group welcomes breast cancer patients in all phases of their journey to attend, along with their family members, and/or caregivers. Share experiences and triumphs, solutions for coping with treatment side effects, effective communication with your healthcare team, and concerns about recurrence in a supportive and problem-solving environment. This support group is co-facilitated by Lois Glasser, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare of New Jersey, and a breast health navigator from Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s Breast Health Center.

 

Cooking Demo: Hearty and Healthy Soul Food

WED. April 14 (10 - 11 a.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Join us for this informative program and learn how some simple changes in the preparation of your favorite comfort foods, such as barbeque, sweet potatoes and collard greens, can make them healthier without sacrificing flavor. Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, will provide you with techniques and recipes that will help keep your traditions alive.

 

Journey Back: Stroke Support Group

WED. April 14 (2 - 3 p.m.) 

To register and receive the link to join virtually, please call Jenny Bestwick, LCSW, at 609.853.6359.

Journey Back welcomes individuals who have experienced a stroke, as well as their loved ones and caregivers, to attend this peer support group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Facilitated by Jenny Bestwick, LCSW, Acute Rehabilitation Social Worker with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, the group helps those touched by stroke work toward increased independence, adjust to life after stroke, and provide support and hope to one another. There will be occasional presentations by experts in stroke and rehabilitation.

 

Prostate Cancer Support Group

WED. April 14 (2:30 - 4 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

This support group welcomes those with prostate cancer, their loved ones, and family members to attend. Programs are facilitated by Lois Glasser, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare of New Jersey, and a healthcare professional from Penn Medicine

Princeton Health.

 

Preparing for Cesarean Section

WED. April 14 (7 - 9 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

$30 per couple.

Learn what to expect during your scheduled Cesarean section. Topics include preparation, surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative recovery.

 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

THU. April 15 (7 - 9:30 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

Expectant parents will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, getting started, positioning, nutrition, pumping, and avoiding common problems at this informative program. This class is taught by an internationally board certified lactation consultant.

 

Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare

?Bereavement Support Group

MON. April 19 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)

Click here to sign up. You will be redirected to Princeton Senior Resource Center's website.

This support group meets the third Monday of the month unless the date falls on a holiday. Led by Sherri Goldstein, LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator with Penn Medicine Princeton Hospice Program, this group welcomes community members who need support and assistance coping with grief and loss.

 

Bumps, Bands and Balls:

A Wellness Fitness & Education Class for Expecting Moms

MON. April 19 - May 24 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

$60 per person.

Expecting? Join our pelvic health physical therapists for this new prenatal fitness and education class, featuring pregnancy-safe exercises and movements, as well as lessons that will help keep you physically fit through your pregnancy and prepare you for childbirth. Sessions include: low-impact cardio exercises, postural strengthening exercises, movements and stretches to prepare for birthing and breathing exercises. The program will also include lessons on topics such as: guidelines for exercise during pregnancy, warning signs to stop exercising, and physically preparing for childbirth. Participants should dress in comfortable exercise clothing and have water. Participants must have their doctor’s clearance to exercise.

 

Postpartum Power: Fitness & Education for New Moms

TUE & THU. April 20 - May 27 (10 - 11 a.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

$60 per person.

Strengthen and restore your posture, core and pelvic floor with this six-week class designed for new moms. Participants should be at least six weeks postpartum and have their doctor's medical clearance to exercise. Session will include education along with low-impact cardio workouts, core and pelvic floor exercises, yoga and breathing. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing. Babies welcome.

 

Mental Health First Aid Training

TUE & THU. April 20, 22, 27 & 29 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

An estimated one out of every five people will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Recognizing a mental health problem and knowing how to address it are invaluable skills. This eight-hour training will help you identify and understand signs and symptoms of individuals who may be dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, trauma, psychosis, and deliberate self-injury. You will also learn how to respond in a mental health crisis, offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress and, if necessary, guide the person to appropriate services.

 

Diabetes Support Group

TUE. April 20 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) 

To register and receive the link to join virtually, please call 609.853.7890.

This group provides resources and support for those living with diabetes, and their loved ones. A certified diabetes educator with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s (PMC) Diabetes Management Program facilitates meetings. For more information on PMC’s Diabetes Management Program and its full range of educational services, including monthly day and evening classes, glucose monitoring, and one-to-one counseling with a nurse and dietitian, who are certified diabetes educators, please call 609.853.7890 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.

 

Cancer Support Group

TUE. April 20 (2:30 - 4 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center is pleased to partner with CancerCare of New Jersey to bring individuals with cancer the support, education, and empowerment they need to move along the path to recovery. Topics discussed include coping with the emotional impact of cancer, communicating effectively with your healthcare team, adjusting to changes during and after treatment, maintaining healthy relationships personally and professionally, and managing concerns about recurrence. This program is facilitated by Lois Glasser, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare of New Jersey, and a healthcare professional from Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

WED. April 21 (12 - 1:30 p.m.)

Click here to learn more.

Penn Medicine Princeton Health’s Head & Neck Cancer Support Group of Central Jersey meets the third Wednesday of the month and provides encouragement, a safe setting for sharing concerns and problems related to life after cancer, education, and a social outlet for cancer patients, their families, and loved ones. This support group is facilitated by Amy Heffern, MS, CCC, SLP, Speech Pathologist at Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group

WED. April 21 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

To register and receive the link to join virtually, please email donna.post@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

This supportive community welcomes individuals who have had weight-loss surgery, as well as those considering the surgery. Join us to discuss and share strategies for dealing with the physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes related to weight-loss surgery. Group sessions are facilitated by Bariatric Coordinator/Nurse Navigator Donna Post, RN-BC, in conjunction with our board certified bariatric surgeons Wai Yip Chau, MD, board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery, and Lisa Dobruskin, MD, Director of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Princeton Medical Center, or other healthcare professionals from Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. The support groups are sponsored by the Center for Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center.

 

Weight-Loss Surgery: Is It Right for Me?

WED. April 21 (6 - 6:30 p.m.)

To register and receive the link to join virtually, please email donna.post@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

Severe obesity is a serious health condition. Those considering surgical weight-loss options can join Lisa Dobruskin, MD, FACS, Director of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Princeton Medical Center, for an overview of traditional and minimally invasive surgical weight-loss options, including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic stomach banding.

 

Hypertension Series:

What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure

THU. April 22 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, puts you at risk for many other health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. Join us to learn what you can do to manage your blood pressure, and the importance of taking control of your health. Maya Mann, PA-C, specializing in internal medicine and member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, will lead this discussion.

 

Ease Your Anxieties About Colonoscopies

THU. April 22 (1 - 2 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

Colorectal conditions can impact your quality of life and may indicate more serious problems, such as colon cancer. This informative program, led by Anish A. Sheth, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Co-Director of the Center for Digestive Health, will address your questions about the colonoscopy procedure and explain when and how often you should have one.

 

Baby Care

WED. April 28 (7 - 9:30 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

$50 per couple.

How will we care for our baby? What does it mean when a baby cries? How do we bathe our baby? This program is designed to help create confidence in your parenting skills with an in-depth discussion of infant care, feeding choices, soothing techniques, safe sleep practices, choosing a pediatrician, and more.

 

Is COVID Stressing You Out?

THU. April 29 (7 - 8 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

Is COVID stressing you out? You can be sure you are not alone. COVID-19 has increased depression and anxiety for many. Join Jeffrey T. Apter, MD, board certified psychiatrist and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton Medical Center, for a discussion on signs, symptoms and what you can do to help yourself or a loved one.

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