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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
Monday Series (6 - 6:50 p.m.) 
Wednesday Series (2 - 2:50 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 - 8:50 a.m.)
Thursday Series (8 - 8:50 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 - 9:45 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.
 
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.
 
Mindful Movement (for Oncology)
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.
 
Breast Cancer Support Group
TUE. January 11 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) 
To register and for link to join, call 609.853.6787.
This group meets the second Tuesday of the month and 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 Mary Kiensicki, RN, CBCN, Breast Health Navigator at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s Breast Health Center, and Karen Davison, RN, BSN, OCN, a nurse with the Penn Medicine Princeton Cancer Center.
 
Journey Back: Stroke Support Group
WED. January 12 (2 - 3 p.m.) 
To register and for link to join, call 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.
 
Understanding Heart Failure Medications
WED. January 12 (2 - 3 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Gain a deeper understanding of what heart failure is and the medications used to treat it at this informative discussion led by Sarah Tobin, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident. The program will also cover the different types of heart medications your doctor may prescribe and how to properly take them to best treat your heart failure.
 
Common Aches and Pains of the
Musculoskeletal System
WED. January 12 (4 - 5 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Our musculoskeletal system — the complex network of muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments — is what allows us to move comfortably and perform our daily activities. When health conditions interfere with its smooth operation, quality of life can be impacted. Join Kyle T. Stier, MD, board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, for this informative session to learn about the musculoskeletal system, how it works, what can go wrong, and treatment options for various conditions.
 
Post-Treatment Cancer Support Group
WED. January 12 (6 - 7:30 p.m.)
To register and receive the link to join, call 609.853.6787.
This support group is for individuals who have completed their cancer treatment within the past 18 months. Led by an oncology nurse navigator, the group offers participants an opportunity to share personal experiences, ways of coping, and helpful resources, and helps reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and distress as they transition from active treatment to living beyond oncology treatment.
 
Living With Heart Failure Support Group
WED. January 12 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
This support group, led by Kat Dombrowski, RN, a cardiac nurse with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, will help participants set, track, and achieve both personal and team goals related to improved heart failure management. Participants will be receive practical day-to-day tips to help keep heart failure from disrupting their everyday lives.
 
Urinary and Bowel Disorders in Children
WED. January 12 (7 - 8 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
This informative program, led by Katrina Heath, PT, DPT, PRPC, LPF-C, Physical Therapist with the Center for Pelvic Wellness, will explore bowel dysfunctions in children and teens and things you can do at home to help address the conditions, as well as where you can turn if additional help is needed. Princeton Medical Center’s Pediatric Pelvic Floor Program treats patients ages 7 to 18 who are experiencing a variety of voiding dysfunctions, such as urinary frequency, urgency, leakage, hesitancy, retention, bedwetting, and constipation.
 
Self-Care Series: First Steps in Caring for Others
WED. January 12 (7 - 8 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
This program is part of our Self-Care series, held on the second Wednesday of each month. Each program focuses on a new self-care topic. It may not be intuitive, but the first step in being the best caregiver to others is to take care of yourself. At this informative program, Christine Isaac, LSCW, LACADC, a licensed social worker and addictions counselor with Princeton House Behavioral Health, will share simple and practical steps to nurture yourself so you can support the ones you love.
 
Benefits of Massage
THU. January 13 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register. You will be redirected to Mercer County Library's website.
In addition to relieving muscle tension and everyday stress, massage can provide many other health benefits. In fact, it can help treat nerve and muscle problems, support the immune system, alleviate anxiety, and soothe mood disorders. Join Cynthia Sinicropi-Philibosian, LMBT, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, and learn how massage therapy can help you, how to prepare for a massage, what to expect from a massage therapist, and how to maximize the benefits of massage therapy.
 
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
THU. January 13 (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.
 
Labor Fundamentals
SAT. January 15 (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.
 
Diabetes Support Group
TUE. January 18 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) 
MON. January 24 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
To register and for link to join, call 609.853.7890 1-2 days prior to the meeting.
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.
 
Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
WED. January 19 (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.
 
Cancer Support Group
WED. January 19 (2:30 - 4 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
This group meets the third Tuesday of the month and brings 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.
 
Monitoring Symptoms of Heart Failure
WED. January 19 (4 - 5 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Join Tejal Narkhede, MPT, a physical therapist with Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation, and learn how to identify and monitor symptoms of heart failure, what to do when you are experiencing symptoms, and how to modify activities of daily living.
 
Weight-Loss Surgery: Is It Right for Me?
WED. January 19 (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.
 
Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group
WED. January 19 (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.
 
Restorative Yoga
WED. January 19 (7 - 8 p.m.)
To register and for link to join, 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. No prior experience is necessary.
 
Practicing MindFETALness
WED. January 19 (7 - 8 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Pregnant mothers and unborn babies have a unique and innate connection. MindFETALness is a method of tapping into that connection by focusing on fetal movement patterns during pregnancy. Join us to learn a simple way to use mindfulness to help monitor your baby’s fitness and wellbeing.
 
Birthing Basics
TUE. January 20, 27, February 3 (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.
 
Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery
MON. January 24 (7 - 8 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
When conservative treatments have failed, knee replacement surgery can help restore your mobility and quality of life. Join Anthony Boniello, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement, for a discussion on robotic knee replacement surgery and whether it is right for you. Dr. Boniello is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.
 
Mental Health First Aid Training
TUE. & THU. January 25, 27, February 1 & 3 (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.
 
Palliative Care for Heart Failure Patients
WED. January 26 (12 - 1 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Palliative care is specialized medical care that provides an extra layer of support for people with serious illnesses, and it can benefit heart failure patients and their families. Individuals living with heart failure and their loved ones are invited to join Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Joy Hertzog, DNP, APN, AGPC-C, ACHPN, for this educational discussion addressing what palliative care is, who would benefit from it, and how to arrange for palliative care for you or your loved one.
 
Baby Care
WED. January 26 (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.
 
Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare
?Bereavement Support Group
MON. January 31 (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Click here to sign up. You will be redirected to Princeton Senior Resource Center's website.
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.

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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