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Health programs, support groups at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Posted by boston.com  February 20, 2014 04:14 PM

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The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital:

Create Your Weight a program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington
 
Are you trying to lose weight? "Create Your Weight" is an adult weight management program that teaches behavioral management and appetite awareness techniques in 12-weekly classes followed by three once-per-month classes. Participants use nutrition monitoring software to address personal eating habits, and gain nutrition knowledge that enables them to lose and manage their weight forever, simply by making better choices.  "Create Your Weight" is based on guidelines from The Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics.

Classes will take place on Monday evenings from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through December 16 (weekly except holidays), and on March 10, 2014 (monthly). All classes are at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington.  Room location will be provided after enrollment.

The cost of the program is $250. for 15 one-hour sessions and includes course materials and a 30-minute one-on-one assessment.  To register for this program, contact Cindy Neels, MPH, RD, LDN, at 781.744.7127 or email Cindy.Neels@Lahey.org.

 

Surgical Weight Loss Support Groups at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington

If you are preparing for surgery with us and want to learn more about patient experiences with surgery or have had surgery and would like support from other post-op patients, consider attending an upcoming Surgical Weight Loss support group meeting. This free meeting covers all of our weight loss surgery options. It can be a very helpful way to keep you on track with long-term weight loss goals. A nurse practitioner and/or dietitian is typically present to help answer any questions and keep the conversation flowing.
The support group is held on the second Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Six Central Waiting Room, 41 Mall Road,  Burlington, MA.  For further information or to register, please call
781-744-3044
 

Navigating Your Cardiovascular Recovery  - A program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington
 
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, will offer a free program, "Navigating Your Cardiovascular Recovery."  This program is held on the third Monday of the month.   
 
Seating capacity is limited.  Participants are asked to register a minimum of two-days prior to the session.
 
Sessions do not need to be taken consecutively, but it is recommended that you attend more than one session.
 
The program is facilitated by Bartholomew Woods, M.D. and members of the
Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program.
 
Please register your family members and guests by calling Sally Demopoulos, Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at 781-744-2460.
 
 
 
Freedom from Smoking ~ Quit Smoking for Life!
Lahey Health Peabody and Burlington
 
Take advantage of the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking program and make the choice to give up tobacco. Peggy Russo, CTT-M, tobacco treatment specialist, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, and other Freedom from Smoking certified instructors will review this step-by-step plan for tobacco treatment.
 
Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so that you may start enjoying the benefits of better health.  Enjoy a small group setting, fun, interactive learning environment and participant workbook and other informative materials.
 
In this program, you will learn about:  Medicines that can help you stop smoking, Lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, managing stress, avoiding weight gain and developing a new self-image.
 
Please pre-register at Lahey.org/TobaccoTreatment or call the Quitline at 781-744-7848 to register or for further information.
 
 
 
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
 
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides a free Head and Neck Cancer Support Group that is held on the third Tuesday of the month from  1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. in the Trump Building, 2 West, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 41 Mall Road, Burlington.
 
Patients who have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer and their loved ones are invited to attend.  Pre-registration is requested for first-time participants.  To register or for further information, please contact Pamela Reznick, LICSW at 781-744-8113.
 
 
Urologic & Prostate Cancer Support group 
 
A free Urologic and Prostate Cancer Support Group is held in the
Urology Suite Conference Room, 4 East
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA.
For upcoming dates and times, please call Deborah Smulian-Siegel, LICSW at 781-744-7779
Open to patients who have been diagnosed with urological and prostate cancer.

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