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Princeton Health Community Wellness: June Virtual Classes

Princeton Health Community Wellness: Virtual Classes in June
 
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.)
No class week of June 21
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.) 
No class week of June 21
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.) 
No class week of June 21
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.
 
Ask the Lactation Consultant
Mondays (7 - 8 p.m.)
Click here 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.
 
Postpartum Power:
Fitness & Education for New Moms
TUE. & THU. June 8 - July 15 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
$80 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. Click here to to obtain the form. Sessions will include education along with low-impact cardio workouts, core and pelvic floor exercises, yoga and breathing. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing. Babies welcome.
 
Breast Cancer Support Group
TUE. June 8 (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, and a breast health navigator from Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s Breast Health Center.
 
Birthing Basics
TUE. June 8, 15 & 22 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
$125 per couple.
This multi-week, comprehensive program for expectant parents provides information and answers to questions concerning labor and delivery. Parents will learn the signs of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, and comfort measures to promote a positive birth experience.
 
Summer Barbeque Cooking Demonstration
WED. June 9 (12 - 1 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, for this virtual cooking demonstration featuring delicious recipes for your next BBQ. Recipes will include: grilled Greek-style chicken, potato and red pepper kebobs, Mediterranean bean salad and berry salad.
 
Journey Back: Stroke Support Group
WED. June 9 (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. June 9 (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,? and a healthcare professional from Penn Medicine Princeton Health.
 
Avoiding Overuse Injuries in Sports:
For Athletic Trainers, Coaches, and Parents
WED. June 9 (6 - 7 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Overuse injuries in sports can occur in athletes of all ages, from participants in recreational youth and adult leagues to professional athletes. Join Barb Kutch, PT, DPT, CSCS, a physical therapist with Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation, for a presentation on the causes of common overuse injuries in sports. Injuries of the foot, ankle, shoulder and elbow will be discussed, as well as how to reduce the likelihood of overuse injuries. Ample time will be allotted for questions and answers.
 
Grandparenting 101
WED. June 9 (6:30 - 8 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
$10 per couple.
This class is designed for grandparents-to-be and new grandparents. It will be presented by Carolyn Schindewolf, a health educator with Princeton Health Community Wellness. Topics range from the changing birth environment to safety considerations, including: car seat laws and recommendations, SID (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) risk reduction, transitioning your role from parent to grandparent, and newborn characteristics.
 
Hypertension Series:
Hypertension 101
THU. June 10 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
The guidelines for high blood pressure were recently lowered to 130/80, meaning more than 100 million Americans are now classified as having hypertension, a serious condition that if left untreated can lead to stroke or heart attack. Join Maya Mann, PA-C, specializing in internal medicine and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, for a discussion about the new guidelines and what they could mean for you, and learn what measures you can take to lower and control your blood pressure.
 
Labor Fundamentals
SAT. June 12 (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.
 
Managing Hip and Knee Arthritis
MON. June 14 (7 - 8 p.m.)
Click here to register directly with Mercer County Library. You will be redirected to their website.
Learn how innovative strategies are being employed to enable patients who undergo hip and knee replacement surgery to go home the very same day as their surgery. Please join Brian M. Culp, MD, specializing in orthopaedic surgery, and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, as he discusses some of the novel aspects of hip and knee replacement that can avoid a patient staying at the hospital overnight.
 
Diabetes Support Group
TUE. June 15 (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. June 15 (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, and a healthcare professional from Penn Medicine Princeton Health.
 
Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group
WED. June 16 (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.
 
Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
WED. June 16 (12 - 1:30 p.m.)
Click here for more information on how to register.
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: Is It Right for Me?
WED. June 16 (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.
 
Preparing for Cesarean Section
WED. June 16 (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.
 
Daddy Boot CampTM
SAT. June 19 (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 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, and offer tips and tricks on: 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.
 
Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare
?Bereavement Support Group
MON. June 21 (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.
 
Baby Care
WED. June 23 (7 - 9 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.
 
Hypertension Series:
Heart-Healthy Cooking
THU. June 24 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
The first step to healthy eating is knowing what to put on the menu. Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, and learn to identify recipes and make dishes that are nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare.
 
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
THU. June 24 (7 - 9 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.

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