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Princeton Health Community Wellness: Virtual Classes in January

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

Mondays (6 - 6:55 p.m.) 

Wednesdays (3 - 3:55 p.m.)

Click here and search keywords "GENTLE YOGA" for upcoming dates and to register.

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays (8:30 - 9:25 a.m.) 

Click here and search keywords "CHAIR YOGA" for upcoming dates and to register.

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

Tuesdays (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.) 

Click here and search keywords "PRENATAL YOGA" for upcoming dates and to register.

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 and search keywords "PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM" for upcoming dates and to register.

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.

 

Labor Fundamentals

SAT. January 9 (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.

 

Conquering Pelvic Pain: Fitness & Education to Empower Women

TUE. January 12 - February 16 (9 - 10 a.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

$20 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 exercises, yoga and posture, breathing techniques, and mindfulness strategies. Please wear comfortable 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.

 

Postpartum Power: Fitness & Education for New Moms

TUE. & THU. January 12 - February 18 (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 week postpartum and have their doctors' medical clearance to exercise. 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.

 

Total Control®: A Pelvic Wellness Program for Women

TUE. & THU. January 12 - February 18 (1 - 2:15 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 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. January 12 (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.

 

Baby Care

TUE. January 12 (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.

 

Journey Back: Stroke Support Group

WED. January 13 (2 - 3 p.m.) 

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

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.

 

Prostate Cancer Support Group

WED. January 13 (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.

 

Eating Healthy Through the New Year

WED. January 13 (7 - 8 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Attend this informative session led by Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, and learn tips on eating healthy throughout the year, including foods that boost your immune system, anti-inflammatory foods, and super foods that give you energy and stamina.

 

Birthing Basics

THU. January 14, 21 & 28 (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.

 

Ask the Lactation Consultant

MON. January 18 (7 - 8 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

Do you have breastfeeding questions? This virtual interactive Q & A 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.

 

Diabetes Support Group

TUE. January 19 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) 

MON. January 25 (6:30 - 7:30 p.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.

 

Cancer Support Group

TUE. January 19 (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.

 

Restorative Yoga

WED. January 20 (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.

 

Weight-loss Surgery Support Group

WED. January 20 (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 Navigato 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. January 20 (12 - 1:30 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or 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.

 

Myths and Realities About Gynecologic Cancers

WED. January 20 (1 - 2 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

Most women are concerned about reproductive cancers, but are not aware of the symptoms or risk factors. Join Charlotte Marcus, MD, FACOG, board certified gynecologic oncologist with Penn Medicine Princeton Medicine Physicians, for a discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers, including risk factors and warning signs. Information will also be provided on the minimally invasive treatments and the medical and holistic services offered through the gynecologic oncology program at the Edward & Marie Mathews Center for Cancer Care at Princeton Medical Center.

 

Constipation Management for Kids: A Class for Parent and Child

THU. January 21 - February 25 (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. Participants 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.

 

Infant Massage

SAT. January 23 (12:30 - 2:30 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

$15 per family.

Join us in a virtual meeting to learn how to skillfully provide calm and soothing touch for your infant and other children as well. Prepare a warm and quiet space with a blanket, exercise mat or large towel. We recommend the use of grapeseed or sunflower oil (test on baby's ankle or wrist 24 hours before class to ensure there are no skin sensitivities). Please wait at least one week after baby's most recent immunization to join this class.

 

Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare

Bereavement Support Groups

MON. January 25 (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) 

Click here to register. 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.

 

Demystifying Medications

WED. January 27 (1 - 2 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

Understanding why, when and how your prescribed medications are to be taken is important. Join Marina Boulos, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, for an informative discussion on the various classes of drugs that you or your loved ones may be prescribed, how to interpret and simplify their often-complex names, and how to understand what they do and how they should be used.

 

Hypertension Series: All About Hypertension

THU. January 28 (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. Srujana Polsani, MD, board certified nephrologist and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, will lead this discussion.

 

Protect Yourself Against Glaucoma

THU. January 28 (1 - 2 p.m.) 

Click here to learn more or to register.

Glaucoma - a leading cause of blindness in the United States - can easily go undetected since there are usually no symptoms. Fortunately, it can be tested for and controlled if caught early. Join Colleen Coleman, MD, board certified opthalmologist, to learn about the importance of taking care of your vision and getting screened. Dr. Coleman is a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton Health.

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