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Princeton Health Community Wellness Virtual Classes in October

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 (8:30 - 9:25 a.m.) 
Thursdays (11 - 11:55 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 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 - 10:25 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 - 11 a.m.) 
Click here and search keywords "MINDFUL MOVEMENT" for upcoming dates and to register.
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.
 
Weight-loss Surgery Support Group
TUE. October 6 (7:15 - 8:15 p.m.)
THU. October 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 strategies for dealing with the physical, emotional and lifestyle changes related to weight-loss surgery.
 
Bariatric Support Group (for Alumnis)
TUE. October 6 (6 - 7 p.m.) 
To register and receive the link to join virtually, please email donna.post@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.
Bariatric Patients that are two or more years postop and are seeking additional support are welcome to join our Alumni group in addition to the other weight-loss surgery support groups. In this support group, we will delve deeper into issues unique to patients who are beyond the two-year mark.
 
Conquering Pelvic Pain:
Fitness and Education to Empower Women
TUE. October 6, 13, 20 27, November 3 & 10 (9 - 10 a.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Please join us to learn exercise and lifestyle management strategies to help improve pelvic pain with this 6-week virtual 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 technique and mindfulness strategies.
 
Postpartum Power: Fitness & Education for New Moms
TUE. & THU. October 6 - November 12 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Strengthen and restore your posture, core and pelvic floor with this 6-week virtual class designed for new moms. Sessions will include low-impact cardio workouts, low-pressure fitness exercises, yoga and breathing and targeted core and pelvic floor exercises
 
Total Control®: A Pelvic Wellness Program for Women
TUE. & THU. October 6 - November 12 (1:30 - 2:45 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Improve your pelvic floor health and quality of life through a six-week Total Control program. 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.
 
Restorative Yoga
WED. October 7 & 21 (6 - 7 p.m.) 
To register and for a link to join, please call Karen Davison with PMC's Cancer Program, at 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.
 
UNITE Perinatal Loss Bereavement Group
WED. October 7 (7 - 9 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Join us for this virtual peer-to-peer support group and connect with individuals who have also experienced miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant death. This group will be moderated by a registered nurse with Penn Medicine Princeton Health.
 
Vitamins & Supplements
TUE. October 13 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Join Phil Coco, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Specialist with Princeton Medical Center, for this informative program highlighting the latest information on the use of vitamins and supplements for general wellness. Topics include: product selection, dosing, cautions, drug interactions and disease prevention, with an emphasis on Vitamin D.
 
Breast Cancer Support Group
TUE. October 13 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) 
Call Karen Davidson 609.853.6787 for more information on how to join the virtual class.
The group invites breast cancer patients in all phases of their journeys 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.
 
Diverticulosis and Other Colorectal Conditions
TUE. October 13 (7 - 8 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Colorectal problems can impact your quality of life, placing restrictions on your diet and forcing you to stay close to home to avoid bathroom accidents. They also may indicate serious health problems. If you are experiencing colorectal problems, attend this program led by Liam Smith, MD, board certified in general surgery, and learn about common colon conditions; diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy, which is a key to early detection of colon cancer and other abnormalities such as diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids; and treatment options.
 
Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?
WED. October 14 (4 - 5 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Breast cancer occurs more frequently in women, but that doesn't mean men are completely in the clear. Both men and women are invited to this invaluable presentation by Mary Kiensicki, RN, CBCN, Breast Health Navigator at Princeton Medical Center's Breast Health Center, at learn about breast cancer prevention, risk factors, how to reduce your risk, early detection and screening recommendations.
 
Journey Back: Stroke Support Group
WED. October 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 Rehab Social Worker with Princeton Medical Center, the group provides a supportive environment to help individuals adjust to their lives and work toward regaining independence after experiencing a stroke.
 
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
WED. October 14 (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. This class is taught by an internationally board certified lactation consultant. Penn Medicine Princeton Health is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of all moms and babies, and we are proud to offer prenatal breastfeeding classes free of charge.
 
Prostate Cancer Support Group
WED. October 14 (12 - 1:30 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, Cancer Care of New Jersey, and a healthcare professional from Penn Medicine Princeton Health.
 
Constipation: How Physical Therapy Can Help
FRI. October 16 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 
To register and for the link to join, please email Gail at gmiklos@eastbrunswick.org
Join Shalay Foster, PT, DPT, physical therapist specializing in pelvic wellness with
Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation, and learn some simple and practical ways to manage and improve constipation symptoms.
 
Bereavement Support Group (Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare)
MON. October 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 in coping with grief and loss.
 
Cancer Support Group
TUE. October 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.
 
Baby Care
WED. October 21 (7 - 9:30 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
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. Topics include infant care, feeding choices, choosing a pediatrician and more.
 
Diabetes Support Group
WED. October 21 (2:30 - 4 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 Princeton Medical Center's Diabetes Management Program will facilitate meetings.
 
Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
WED. October 21 (12 - 1:30 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Head and Neck Cancer Support Group of Central Jersey meets the third Wednesday of the month and provides encouragement for fellow members, a safe setting for sharing concerns and problems related to life after cancer, education & a social outlet for cancer patients, their families and loved ones.
 
Weight-Loss Surgery: Is it Right for Me?
WED. October 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 that can impact every aspect of your life. If traditional weight-loss methods have failed, surgery may be an option. Lisa Dobruskin, MD, FACS, Director of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Princeton Medical Center, will provide an overview of traditional and minimally invasive surgical weight-loss options, including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic stomach banding, to help you make the choice that's right for you.
 
Protect Yourself Against Glaucoma
THU. October 22 (12:30 - 2 p.m.) 
To register and for a link to join, please call Princeton Senior Resource Center at 609.751.9699 ext 105.
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 ophthalmologist, 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.
 
Living Beyond Cancer
THU. October 22 (12:30 - 2 p.m.) 
To register and for a link to join, please call Karen Davidson at 609.853.6787.
Join us for a monthly support group led by an oncology nurse navigator with Princeton Medical Center. The group offers a welcoming environment where you can ask questions and receive support from fellow survivors as you adjust to life after treatment. Also learn more about stress management, nutrition & how to cope with the late effects of treatment.
 
GERD: The Burning Question
THU. October 22 (1 - 2 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects millions of Americans and can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer. Join Anish A. Sheth, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Co-Director of the Center for Digestive Health, for an overview of the signs and symptoms of GERD. Medications, lifestyle changes and advanced testing for acid reflux will also be discussed. Dr. Sheth is board certified in gastroenterology and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.
 
Daddy Boot Camp
SAT. October 24 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
This men-only course is designed for fathers-to-be to gain knowledge in parenting skills and to develop hands-on skills for caring for their newborns. A certified male Daddy Boot CampTM instructor, along with new dads, will demonstrate how to hold, comfort, diaper and play with their babies, including tips and tools like how to calm a crying baby, planning for baby's arrival, pets and babies, car seat safety & the importance of parental teamwork.

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