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Upcoming events, support groups at Beverly Hospital

Posted by boston.com  February 21, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital:

Mindful Eating
Compelling Stories & Tips for Changing Eating Habits to Improve Your Health
 
The next SEN-NET Breakfast meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall, Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly.   Valet parking available.
 
"Mindful Eating" will be presented by Meg DeRosa, RD, LDN, registered dietitian.
 
Please RSVP to Jennifer Wenger at 978-587-6112 or jwenger@nhs-healthlink.org
 
SEN-NET meetings are sponsored by Lahey Health Senior Care, a division of Lahey Health.
 
Safe Steps for Seniors
 
Safe Steps is a community-based exercise program to facilitate fall risk reduction in elders.  Developed in 2010 by Cricket Coale, PT, DPT, the program combines balance, agility, strengthening and endurance exercise with education on fall risk topics such as medications, proper shoe wear and visual acuity.  The program is overseen by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and led by the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine staff at Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals.
 
The program is open to those 60 years of age or older who: live in the community and are ambulatory have a perceived fall risk and/or balance problem are able to stand for 30-minutes at a time are able to follow exercise instructions consistently in a group format able to attend class consistently Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
 
All participants will be required to undergo a free 30-minute individual fall risk screening before and after each exercise cycle.  Classes consist of 45-60 minutes of exercise three times a week, combing balance, agility, strengthening and endurance exercise.
 
Cost of the program is $3.00 per class.   The program will take place at the Sterling YMCA, 254 Essex Street, Beverly, MA.  For further information or to register, please call Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers at 978-304-8700.
 
 

March 18
Beverly Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group
(postponed from February due to snowstorm)
 
Alison Tonsmeire will be the guest speaker at the Beverly Hospital breast cancer support group on March 18th.
  
Discussion on "Staying Healthy Through Good Nutrition," will be the topic.  The support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
 
The support group meets at The Herrick House, located on the upper campus of Beverly Hospital.  There is no fee or pre-registration.  New members are always welcome.   
 
 For further information about the group, please contact the Community Relations Department at 978-283-4000, ext. 585.
 
 Melanoma Support Group at Beverly Hospital 
 
The Melanoma Foundation of New England sponsors a support group open to all those who have been diagnosed with Melanoma.   The group is facilitated by Kelli Braga, LICSW, in the Garden Conference Room, located on the first floor of the Beverly Hospital.  
 
The Melanoma Support group  meets on the second  Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  There is no fee.   To register, or for  further information, please contact Kelli Braga at Beverly Hospital 978-922-3000,  ext. 2710, or by calling the Melanoma Foundation of New England at  617-232-1424.
 
 
 
American Red Cross Blood Drive at Beverly Hospital
 
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Beverly Hospital on Thursday, February 20th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
The blood drive will be held in the Lecture Hall inside the main entrance of Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly.  To schedule an appointment, please call the American Red Cross at
1-800-733-2767 or on-line at redcrossblood.org
Walk-in guests are also welcome.   Valet parking is available.
 
Access to Health Insurance Assistance Available at Beverly Hospital
 
Financial counselors are available at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, to assist you in accessing health insurance.  Those wishing more information about MAHealth, Commonwealth Care, Commonwealth Choices, Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance issues may visit Financial Services at Beverly Hospital Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The office is located inside the main entrance.  
 
 
Free Reiki Clinic Offered at Beverly Hospital (please note new location)
 
A free Reiki Clinic is held once a month at Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly.  The clinic takes place in the Kauders Conference Room.  Thirty minute sessions are held from       4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and facilitated by Katie Vandi, RN, BSN, Reiki Master and Stacy Stransberg, RN. OCN, Reiki Master.

Reiki is an ancient relaxation method that may reduce stress and assist in the restoration of mind/body balance.  Reiki is a non-invasive therapy and may help build immune function, decrease the effects of chemotherapy, radiation and help with wound healing.  Reiki is done fully clothed.  It does not take the place of traditional medicine, but it compliments it.

To schedule a free, 30-minute Reiki session, please call Katie Vandi at 978-927-6850,
extension 5.
 
Classes will be offered on
03/13/14 & 03/20/14.

Family & Friends - Baby/Child Saver Class at
Beverly Hospital
 
 Baby/Child Saver class is a two-evening, six-hour program that will enable parents, expectant parents and care-givers to recognize and cope with emergency situation involving babies and small children.
 
Accident prevention and techniques are reviewed.  American Heart Association standards are used for CPR and obstructed airway skills, teaching and hands-on practice.
 
Evening classes are held.  For further information, please call the Parent Education Department at Beverly Hospital 978-927-9103.
 
Volunteer Opportunities at Beverly Hospital
 
Beverly hospital is seeking applicants to joins its team of enthusiastic and professional volunteers.  Positions are available at the Gift Shop for morning, afternoon and evening shifts, weekdays and weekend positions.
 
The Volunteer Department provides training, free parking, meal vouchers for the hospital Café.
For further information, please call Debi at 978-922-3000, ext. 2324.
 
Medication Review at Beverly Hospital
 
A free 15-minute review of medications may be schedule with a registered pharmacist at Beverly Hospital.  Appointments are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month.  Participants are asked to bring a list of all medications, prescription and over-the-counter medications, including vitamins, etc.  To schedule a free and confidential appointment, please call Lahey Health Senior Care at 978-922-7018, ext. 1305.
 
Suicide Survivor Support Group meets in Beverly Farms
 
SAFE PLACE, a peer-run suicide survivor support group is held for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  The support group is sponsored by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley of Lawrence, MA.

Friends and family are welcome and invited to attend the free support group that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church, 705 Hale Street, Beverly Farms on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m. There is no fee.  Pre-registration is not required.
For further information, please call Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671.
 
 Huntington's Disease Support Group
 
The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host an informational session with Karen Baker, LICSW, MSW, HDSA Regional Social Worker.   The free session will be held at
Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, on Saturday, March 15, 10:30 – 12 Noon. The program will be held in Garden Conference Room, across from the SunFlower Gift Shop.
 
The information session is for those facing Huntington's Disease, diagnosed, family members, care-givers or at-risk. These informal meetings will provide an opportunity to learn more about advocacy, research updates, resources and to meet other families facing similar concerns.
 
Pre-registration is requested by calling Karen Baker, LICSW, MSW, at 508-446-7705 or by e-mail: baker@hdsa.org. For updates on weather cancellations or other changes.
 
 
Alzheimer's Care-giver Support Group at Spectrum Adult Day Health Program in Beverly
 
A free Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group is held at the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program (www.spectrumdayprogram.org), 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176 X, Beverly.  The program is held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free respite care is available upon request.
 
Information and education about Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders is shared.  Increased understanding through shared experiences, mutual support from other caregivers.
 
Light refreshments are served.  To RSVP for respite care or with questions, please contact
Pam Taylor, LICSW at 978-921-5020, ext. 1146.
 
 
Community CPR programs at Beverly Hospital
 
Beverly Hospital is offering several American Heart Association CPR courses designed for non-medical personnel and teach the skills and techniques used in adult, infant and child CPR. This course also covers choking in adult and children, and the use of protection devices for mouth-to-mouth breathing.   This course is appropriate for anyone wishing to learn lifesaving CPR skills.
 
The cost of the course is $50 and includes the American Heart Association Heart Saver Student Workbooks.  At the completion of the course you will receive an American Heart Association Heart Saver course completion card; this card signifies that you have successfully completed the CPR program.
 
The classes will run from 6-9 p.m. and are subject to cancellation due to low registration.  The cost of the course is $50 and includes the text book.  To register or for further information , please contact Kim Regan at 978-922-3000, ext. 3436.
 
 
 
Prostate Cancer Support Group
 
The Beverly Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, located on the campus of Beverly Hospital.  This free meeting meets in the Garden Room, located on the first floor.
 
Pre-registration is not required, those wishing further information may call the Community Relations Department at Beverly Hospital 978-283-4000, ext. 585.
 
 
 
North Shore Postpartum Help
 
The North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force is available to women experiencing postpartum stress, as well as the family members, friends and practitioner's who support them.   They are available for help, hope and connection.  Visit their website at NorthShorePostpartumHelp.Org.
 
Those needing to talk to someone immediately may call the Parental Stress Hotline at: 1-800-632-8188.
 
It is the goal of this Task Force to bring together the practitioners, organizations, research, and best practices that North Shore families need for a healthy postpartum experience. The initial scope of this Task Force is the North Shore United Way community, including the following towns: Beverly, Manchester, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester, and Rockport.
 

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