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Princeton Health Community Wellness: Virtual Classes in November

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 (3:30 - 4:20 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.

 

Pediatric Asthma Dos and Don'ts

SAT. November 6 (12 - 1 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Attend this informative program presented by Griselda Quia, RN, MSN, a certified pediatric nurse and case manager with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, to learn about pediatric asthma signs and symptoms, common triggers, treatment options, and preventative management.

 

Get the Facts about COVID

MON. November 8 (1 - 2 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

You may be feeling confused with all of the various information out there about COVID-19. Join Craig Gronczewski, MD, MBA, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and David Herman, MD, specializing in infectious disease for the latest on COVID-19 as well as updates on current state regulations and guidelines. Dr. Gronczewski and Dr. Herman are both members of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

What's New About Diabetes?

MON. November 8 (7 - 8 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Join us for an informative session presented by diabetes clinicians and certified diabetes

educators Louise Gross, BSN, RN, CDCES, and Sandra Byer-Lubin, MD, RD, CDE, from the Princeton Medical Center Diabetes Management Program, to learn new information about diabetes.

 

Breast Cancer Support Group

TUE. November 9 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) 

To register and for a link to join, please 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.

 

Life Post-Covid: Recovery and Support Series

TUE. & THU. November 9, 11 & 16 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Many people who have recovered from COVID-19 infection are finding their medical problems far from over, as they deal with lingering respiratory effects, fatigue, emotional issues, or damage to their voices. COVID survivors on their continued journey of recovery are invited to join our three-session, virtual series featuring professionals across the healthcare system. Sessions will be moderated by Amy Heffern, MS, CCC-SLP, a speech language pathologist with Princeton Health Community Wellness and Engagement.

 

Identifying Risks of Pancreatic and Gastric Cancer

WED. November 10 (12 - 1 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Colorectal conditions can impact your quality of life and may also sometimes indicate more serious problems such as cancer. Attend this informative program led by Monica Saumoy, MD, board certified in gastroenterology, and learn about gastric and pancreatic cancer conditions. Dr. Saumoy is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

Journey Back: Stroke Support Group

WED. November 10 (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.

 

Heart Failure Series:

Medication & Heart Failure Exacerbation

WED. November 10 (2 - 3 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Recognizing signs of a heart failure exacerbation can help prevent future hospitalizations for those with cardiac issues. Join Sarah Tobin, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, for this informative discussion on what may cause a heart failure exacerbation, how to treat it, and what you can do to prevent it.

 

Heart Failure Series:

Living With Heart Failure Support Group

WED. November 10 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

This support group, led by Bram Ader, RN, 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.

 

Understanding Immunizations

THU. November 11 (2 - 3 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Vaccines are designed to prevent you from contracting serious or potentially fatal diseases. In fact, many serious diseases that were previously common are now rare due

to widespread vaccination. Join Krishna Shah, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, at this

informative program to learn about when vaccines should be given; who should receive

them and who should not; what immunity means; and the different types of vaccines available for various illnesses, including influenza, pneumonia and hepatitis.

 

Labor Fundamentals

SAT. November 13 (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.

 

Penn Medicine Hospice Princeton Health

?Bereavement Support Group

MON. November 15 (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.

 

Diabetes Support Group

TUE. November 16 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) 

MON. November 22 (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. 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.

 

The Basics of Palliative Care

TUE. November 16 (3 - 4 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

It can be challenging to make sound decisions during difficult times, but understanding the choices that are available can help reduce the stress and anxiety. Learn how hospice and palliative care programs provide help and support; their similarities and differences;

and how they can make a positive difference. Liz Cohen, LCSW, Hospice Social Worker with the Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare, will present this invaluable program, which encourages you to ask questions and share reflections.

 

Body Mechanics Tips for

Parents During Baby's First Year

TUE. November 16 (7 - 8 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Caring for your baby — including feeding, carrying, and using a car seat — can cause a lot of back, shoulder, and arm strain. Join Katie Doyle-Elmer, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Pelvic Wellness Center, and learn important tips on how to properly care for your body and proper body mechanics during your baby’s first year.

 

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

WED. November 17 (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.

 

Cancer Support Group

WED. November 17 (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.

 

Heart Failure Series:

Activities of Daily Living

WED. November 17 (3 - 4 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Hina Karanjawala, DPT, physical therapist with Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation, will cover energy conservation and proper breathing technique as well as body mechanics to help improve daily living with heart failure.

 

Weight-Loss Surgery: Is It Right for Me?

WED. November 17 (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. November 17 (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.

 

Robot-Assisted Total Joint Replacement

WED. November 17 (7 - 8 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Join Harvey Smires, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical

Center’s Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement, for an informative discussion about

the latest advancements in robot-assisted joint replacement surgery. Dr. Smires is a

member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

Mindful Eating for the Holidays

THU. November 18 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

When it comes to improving your health, what you eat is important, but so is how you eat. Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, EdM, MA, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, to explore how to incorporate mindful eating into your life. Please have four raisins or four dried cranberries at hand to participate in an experiential activity.

 

Hypertension Series:

Open Your Heart with Yoga Stretches

THU. November 18 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Practicing yoga stretches helps build cardiovascular health, increase lung capacity, and improve respiratory function and heart rate. This class will focus on stretches and yoga poses, which help reduce stress and relax the mind and body.

 

GI Update (New Info for 2021)

THU. November 18 (1 - 2 p.m.)

Click here to learn more or to register.

Everyone has an occasional gastrointestinal issue. The question is when do you need to seek medical attention? Join Anish A. Sheth, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Co-Director of the Center for Digestive Health, for the latest update on GI issues. Dr. Sheth is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

THU. November 18 (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.

 

Heart Failure Series:

Palliative Care for Heart Failure Patients

WED. November 24 (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 Joy Hertzog, DNP, APN, AGPC-C, ACHPN, palliative care nurse practitioner, 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.

 

Mental Health First Aid Training

TUE. & THU. November 30, December 2, 7 & 9 (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.

Princeton Health Community Wellness: Virtual Classes in November

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.

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