Classes include Infant Massage, Infant and Child CPR, and Healthcare Provider Basic Life Skills.
Windham Community Memorial Hospital offers a number of classes, workshops and special events in January focused on health issues such as diabetes and cancer, and several related to childcare.
Programs beginning in January 2009 include:
Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Mansfield Senior Center. Regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the same time and location. Family and friends are welcome.
Breast Cancer Support Group
The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on Monday, Jan. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor West Classroom at Windham Hospital. Newly-diagnosed patients, as well as longterm survivors, are encouraged to attend, as well as their family and caregivers. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at the same time and location. For more information and to register, call Carol Palonen at 456-6896.
Diabetes Education Series
A 4-class series about diabetes – its long term complications and dietary considerations. Participants must attend all four classes and pre-register by calling 456-6727. Also, a physician’s referral is required. Classes are held in the 3rd Floor West Classroom. Most insurances will cover the cost of the classes. There are two sessions on Jan. 13, 15, 27, 29 between 1 – 3 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.
Diabetes Support Group
A diabetes support group is held the first Wednesday of each month. Anyone with diabetes can attend. The next meeting is on Jan. 7, 2009, at two times – at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m. 0 in the 3rd Floor West Classroom. For more information, please call 860.456.6727.
Healthcare Provider BLS (Basic Life Skills) Class
A Healthcare Provider Basic Life Skills Class will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13 and on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the 4 West Classroom. The registration fee for BLS Full Certification is $75, and $45 for Re-certification (prices include a BLS book). Participants must bring their old card to class as well as their book. The deadline for mail-in registration and payment is 3 weeks prior to the chosen class. For registration and course materials, call Fran Billington at 456-6859.
Prepared Childbirth Education Classes
Windham Hospital offers an all-day “marathon” Childbirth education class on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $65 for families delivering their babies at Windham Hospital and $75 for families delivering elsewhere. Participants can also register for a Baby Basics class (fee: $10 if combined with the Prepared Childbirth class). For more information or to register, call 456-6894.
A Childbirth Education Class refresher also is offered, on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 11 a.m .to 2 p.m. For more information or to register, call 456-6894.
Lactation/Breastfeeding Class or consultation
A Breastfeeding class or consultation can be scheduled with Pamela Yerkes, a certified lactation consultant. This class is free. For more information, please call 860.456.6973.
Mommy & Me Luncheons (in English)
Windham Hospital offers a Mommy and Me Luncheon, a social support network for mothers and their infants (age up to 9 months). The group meets twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, in the Windham Hospital Education Center. The next meeting dates are Jan. 7, and Jan. 21. Women – and their children up to age 9 months – are welcome to attend. There is a $5 fee which will be waived for anyone with state insurance or receiving assistance from WIC.
For more information and to register, please call Kate Starkey at 456-6896.
Mommy & Me Luncheons (in Spanish) – Mamí y Yo (en Español)
Un almuerzo se estará ofreciendo dos veces al mes (el segundo y el cuatro miércoles del mes) para madres y sus bebes hasta 9 meses de edad, el 14 de enero Y el 28 de enero a las 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. en el Hospital de Windham. Costo es $5 por cada sesión (asistencia financiera será disponible). Para registrarse, por favor, llame al 456-6896 y hable con Kate Starkey. (Registracion mandatario). Se habla español. [This group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Next meeting dates are Jan. 14 and Jan. 28. Cost is $5 per session (financial assistance is available). Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register,call Kate Starkey at 456-6896.]
Infant Massage Classes
Lynn Castelli, LMT, a Nationally Certified Newborn Massage Instructor, will offer individualized classes as well as group sessions (at Windham Hospital, at home or an office location). For more information and registration contact Lynn directly at: 429-2978 or 208-0377.
Sibling at Birth Classes
Individual or group sessions are scheduled on an interest basis. We also offer Baby Basics for Adoptive Parents. For more information or to register, please call 860.456.6894.
Infant and Child CPR
Class schedules are interest-based and coordinated with the instructor. Cost: is $30 for a couple, $20 for an individual. For more information or to register, call Fran Billington at 456-6859.
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