SJMC Spring Health Calendar


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Dementia Care:  Connecting the Pieces OK  50 *

By Lori Pressor, Hospice of the Western Reserve

At the end of this programthe participant will be able to:
·         discuss the causes of Dementia and the prevelance of this disease.
·        Explain how person-centered care techniques can help manage difficult behaviors fir patientswith dementia and
·        Illustrate the imprtance of legacy wotk to each patient
Wednesday, Feb. 6
7:30 am – Registration and breakfast
8:00 am  CE program
North Ridgevile Health Center
35990 Westminister Ave, North Ridgeville
1 CE – nurses and social workers, counselors
RSVP:  877-597-6348

Brain Power: Research from the Inside to Make You Successful on the Outside OK  30 *
Susan Fee M.Ed.PCC Lakeshore
Sponsored by Bradley Bay Health Center  and SJMC
Your brain is wired for success-if you know how to use it! Find out what the latest brain research reveals about gender differences, multitasking, and capturing attention.  Can’t remember  the last time you learned something new?  You will know how to improve your memory and other brainy secrets.
Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
7:30 am  Registration and Light breakfast
8:00 am  CE program
Bradley Bay Health Center
605 Bradley Rd. Bay Village
1 CE for nurses and Social Worker
RSVP:  877-597-6348

Hospice 101 OK  25*
Crossroads Hospice
Sponsored by Cross Roads Hospice, Sunrise of Rocky River and SJMC
This is an overview of hospice philosophy and eligibility.
Tuesday, February 12
6:30 pm – Registrations and refreshments
7:00 pm – CE program
Sunrise of Rocky River
21600 Detroit Rd. Rocky River
1 Ce for nurses and social workers
RSVP:  877-597-6348

Objectives for Psychological Aspects of Stroke OK  35*
Jeff Arnold, Provider Services
Sponsored by Huntington Woods and SJMC
Having a stroke is Life Challenging for many.  Join us on Valentines Day  since we love to learn how to inprove our patient lives!  With this seminar the student will learn the psychological and emotioinalreactions to stroke, impact on family and care givers, treatment options after stroke and psychological risk factors.
Thursday, February 14
7:30 am – Registrationa and brekfast
8:00 am – CE program
Huntington Woods
27705 Westchester Parkway, Westlake
1 – CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP:  877-597-6348

Working with and Serving Multigenerational Populations OK  40*
Jackie Mueckenheim
Sponsored by Rae Ann Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center  and SJMC

Today’s organizations employ and serve five active generations – Veterans, Boomers, Xers, Gen Ys, and Linksters.  And individuals from each generation are unique in how they work, live, and expect to be treated in the marketplace.  In this highly-charged and fun workshop, gain insights into how individuals are shaped by historical and cultural events, and understand what they expect from the organizations for whom they work and from the organizations that serve their healthcare needs.

Tuesday, Feb 19
7:30 am – Registration  and breakfast
8:00 am – CE program
Rae-AnnSuburban Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
29505 Detroit Rd.  Westlake
1 – CE for nurses, social workers
RSVP:  877-597-6348

Now there is Hope for those Living with Alzheimer’s Disease  OK 30*
Michelle Antonczak
Sponsored by Devon Oaks, and SJMC
An estimated 5.5 million older adults in the US have Alzheimer’s Disease or suffer from dementia.  Now there is hope for those living with this challenging disease.  SAIDO is a non-pharmaceutical treatment that is proven to reverse memiry loss in older adults with dementia .  Learn how SAIDO is transforming lives.
Wednesday, February 20
5:30 pm – Registration and refreshments
6:00 pm – CE program
Devon Oaks
2345 Croker Rd. Westlake
RSVP:  877-597-6348

Dementia and the Senior Gems OK 50*
Maria Pujolas, RN, BSN, Senior Helpers
Sponsored by Senior Helpers, Gardens of Westlake and SJMC
Participants will gain understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and the early warning signs.  Learn about some of the changes that a person with Alzheimer’s disease experiences and how it affects our approach.  Discover new techniques that will help you approach a person with dementia more positively.
Thursday, Feb. 21
7:30 am – Registration and breakfast
8:00am – CE program
The Gardens of Westlake
27569 Detroit Rd. Westlake
1 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP:  877-597-6348

Understanding Pain Management OK  60*
Lynn Stackhouse, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, SolAmor Hospice Nurse Practitioner
Sponsored by West Bay Care and Rehab, SolAmor Hospice and SJMC
Learn how to identify types of pain, both physical and non-physical.  Learn how to communicate with a patient in pain.  Critical aspects of assessing physical pain and methods to manage that pain will be identified.
Thursday Feb. 21
4:30 pm  Registration and refreshments
5:00 pm CE program
West Bay Care and Rehab Center
27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake
1 CE – for nurses and social workers
RSVP:  877-597-6348

Aging Simulation –  Are the “Golden Years” really Golden? OK  40 *
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, The Wellington Place and SJMC
The student shouldbe able to identify stereostypes and issues of aging and differeniate aspects of living in an aging body.
Wednesday, February 27
5:00 pm – Registration and light supper
5:30 pm – CE program
The Wellington Place
4800 Clague Rd.  North Olmsted
1 – CE for nurses, social workers, counselors
RSVP:  877-597-6348

CULTURAL ASPECTS OF DEATH AND DYING   OK  45 *
Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S
Sponsored by Holy Family Hospice, Westlake Village and SJMC
This program covers the five components of any funeral ritual, and how they differ from one ethnic group to another. Participants will also learn five important questions to evaluate a client’s’ cultural needs with respect to end of life issues.
Thursday, February 28
7:30 am – Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am – CE program
Westlake Village – Dover Room
28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake
1 CE for nurses and social workers
RSVP:  877-597-6348

HEALTH SCREENINGS

Wellness literature available at all screenings  Screening may be cancelled due to inclement weather

FREE HEART HEALTHY SCREENINGS
These screenings include cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure.
No fasting required for these screenings.
No reservations needed. No Fasting required
Acupressure screenings – David Lowenstein LAc
Depression screening **

St. Mary of the Woods *
35755 Detroit Rd. Avon
Friday, February 8
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Dwyer Memorial Senior Center **
300 Bryson Lane, Bay Village
Friday, March 22
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

Avon Lake –Old Firehouse Community Center
100 Avon Belden Rd. Avon Lake
Third Tuesday of every month
12:30 – 2:00 pm

Dwyer Memorial Senior Center
300 Bryson Lane, Bay Village
Third Tuesday of each month
9:30 – 11:30 am

Emerald Village
30344 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted.
First Tuesday of every month
9:30 – 11am

Our House
27633 Bassett Rd., Westlake
2nd Monday of every month
10:00 – 11:30 am

North Olmsted Senior Center
28114 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted
First and third Mondays of the month
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Westlake Recreation Center
28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake
2nd  Monday, every month,  9-11 am
4th  Monday, every month,   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westlake Center for Community Services
29694 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake
Thursdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

West Shore Family Branch YMCA
1575 Columbia Rd.
First Monday of every month
9:00 am- 11:00 am
3rd Wednesday of every month
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Northridge Apartments
35900 Westminister Ave, North Ridgeville
2nd Tuesday of every month
From 9:30 – 11:00 am

Rocky River Senior Center
21014 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River
2nd & 4th Monday of every month
12:30 -3:00  pm

French Creek YMCA
2010 Recreation Lane, Avon
1st Monday of every month
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Free Balance Screenings
Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Rd, Westlake
Suite 300 Rehab Services
“Please call 440-414-6050 to schedule the screen as space is limited.”.

FREE AUDIOLOGY
Westlake Hearing and Speech
29101 Health Campus Dr. Westlake
Bldg. 2, Second Floor, Suite 290
Call for free appointment at 440-835-6160

IMMUNIZATIONS SECTION

LOW-COST IMMUNIZATIONS
Offered by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health
At  SJMC Community Outreach Center
Fridays, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R
By Appointment only, Call 216-201-2041

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SECTION

Blood Donations Kathy still waiting for rooms for this
Working in partnership with LifeShare Community Blood Services, SJMC will host blood drives located at SJMC in Auditorium B from 11am – 4pm
Auditorium B, 1st floor,   in Building #2
DATES  –  Fridays, February 22 and April 26
For information or other locations, visit www.lifeshare.cc or 1.866.644.Life (5433)

Mobile Medical Care provides traditional physician house calls (office visits) for the homebound elderly (either at home or in an assisted living facility).  Patients must be age 65 years or older and have traditional Medicare coverage.  Continuity of care is provided through regular visits from the physician and nurse on a monthly or bi-monthly schedule.  For questions or for more information call 440-617-9029.

Health Care Access is a program designed as a resource to access healthcare services for the uninsured.  Program referrals can be made by anyone including community agencies, churches and physician offices.  Contact 440-925-0010.

The Senior Supper Club
Seniors can eat at St. John Medical Center Cafeteria for 40% discount price off regular cafeteria prices. Supper times are 7 days a week from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Just be sure to bring in your card.
Anyone over the age of 60 years can apply for a “Senior Supper Club Card”.
Seniors can pick up a Senior Supper Club Card from Westlake Center for Community Services and the North Olmstead Senior Center.  Once they have their card they may come to the Cafeteria at St. John’s Medical Center and receive a 40% discount on all food except bottled beverages and “Simply to Go” items. There is a $10.00 limit per customer for the discount, after that the items are full price.  For information they may call either Senior Center North Olmsted 440-777-8100 or Westlake Center for Community Services.  (440) 899-3544

Free Community Shuttle for St. John Medical Center
This  shuttle service is available at no charge for transportation to and from St. John Medical Center for inpatient and outpatient services and discharged patients Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.  This is available for hospital based imaging and lab services at our 3 off-site facilities and those in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation services as well as PT and OT. To schedule this service please call at least 24 hours in advance at 216-275-1252. Individuals must be ambulatory; no gurneys or wheel chairs.   The shuttle service is available for residents in the following communities: Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, Rocky River, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Westlake.

Prescription Drop Boxes

Do you have old, left-over or expired medications around your house?  You can safely dispose of these medications, without harming the environment.  Prescription Drug Drop Boxes are located at the Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake Police Departments.   Any medications with the EXCEPTION of liquids or syringes can be dropped off.  Simply black-out your information with permanent marker, or remove the labels.  This effort helps with the prevention of prescription drug abuse and crime and also helps keep our environment safe.  Contact your local police department for more information.

HEALTH TOPICS

Stepping  Stones
Mollie Postotnik, Hospice of the Western Reserve
Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, Westlake Center for Community Services and SJMC
Make a cement stepping stone to commemorate a loved one. Small stones, tiles, glass beads and personal mementoes may be embedded. Names and dates can be stamped. May be used in your garden (if you polyurethane it after it dries) or can be displayed indoors.
Healing Arts Workshops provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their grief and are open to all grieving people. No art experience is necessary. Suggested $5.00 donation for supplies.
Tuesday, Feb 19,  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Westlake Center for Community Services
29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, 44145
Call Mollie Postotnik at (216) 486-6544 or email her at mpostotnik@hospicewr.org to register no later than four days in advance of workshop date.

Exercising at Home OK  45 people*
Pam Lanter, PT, DPT, NCS, SJMC Director of Rehab Services
Sponsored by SJMC and St. mary of the Woods
There are plenty of exercises that can be done at home without fancy equipment.  Come and learn how you can stay active by exercising at home.
Wednesday, January 23
12:00 noon   talk and light lunch served
St. Mary of the Woods
36755 Detroit Rd.  Avon
RSVP: 440-937-2701

BALANCE CENTER

SJWS Balance Center

Keep your balance: reduce falls
Whether it’s performing athletic activities, putting on shoes, or simply getting out of a chair, just about everything we do requires balance control. That is why balance problems can have such a profound impact on our daily lives.
This talk discusses common reasons for balance problems and gives the participants tips of how to take action to correct balance difficulties.
Third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Detroit Rd. classroom 3rd floor
Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Rd.
RSVP:  877-597-6348

CARDIOVASCULAR

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Heart Attack  OK*
By Deborah Recko, RN BC Manager SJMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
Heart Attack is still the leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in America.  You can achieve plenty of ways to protect your heart and blood vessels even if you have had a Heart attack   Come to this enlightening talk and learn ways to decrease your chance of having a heart attack.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
1:00 pm
Avon Senior Center
36786 Detroit Rd, Avon
RSVP: 440-934-2417

What is Your Risk of Having a Heart Attack & What You Can Do About It! OK*
Deb Recko MN, RN-BC, Manager, SJMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Sponsored by Dwyer Memorial Senior Center and SJMC
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, and most of us have at least one risk factor.  Come unlock the clues to a healthy heart and learn what you can do to modify your risk.
Friday, February 15
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Dwyer Memorial Senior Center
300 Bryson Rd, Bay Village
RSVP:  440-835-6565

Classes

6:00 – 9:30 pm
St. John Medical Center
Community Outreach Center
29160 Center Ridge Rd.
Suite R.  Westlake
Cost: $25.00 per person
Limited space available – Must be at least 15 years of age.

RSVP:  877-597-6348

AHA Heartsaver 1st Aid – 18
This program addresses the general principles of first aid, medical and environmental emergencies and injury emergencies.   There must be a minimum of at least 6 people per class otherwise the class will be cancelled.
Tuesdays, Feb. 19,

AHA Infant CPR and first Aid
This course is intended for any lay person with a newborn up to one year of age, foster parents of an infant up to 1 year  of age or pregnant parents, grandparents, babysitters or anyone taking care of an infant.  In this course you will learn injury prevention, how to recognize and treat cardiovascular emergencies  and how to treat choking in an infant.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
6:30 pm
SJMC Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Rd.
Suite R.
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $25.00

Diabetes Programming   OK

Diabetes Programming

2013

Education Day limit 110 people
The Latest Advances in Diabetes Management
by Dr. James Myers
The development of new medical technologies and research allows for more options in diabetes care.  Learn about the latest advances and the tried-and-true strategies that can help you achieve better diabetes control.
April 27, 2013
8:30 am – 10:00 health screenings (total cholesterol and BP)
10:00 am Speaker
9-12 am  entire program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Westlake Recreation Center
28955 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake
RSVP:  877-597-6348

2013 Diabetes Classes

All Classes are held at the Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Rd, Suite 300, Westlake, Ohio

Working together to improve the wellness of people with diabetes and prevent diabetes in those at risk.

Diabetes is a serious, lifelong disease. We are here to partner with you to reduce your risk for complications and effectively self-manage diabetes.
Group classes and one-on-one education are available.
Group classes are designed to provide basic and advanced education on diabetes self-management. One-on-one education is for individualized diet and meal planning instruction, blood glucose monitoring (proper technique ensures accuracy of results and using the results to adjust lifestyle as appropriate) and insulin administration. Counseling for weight loss and lifestyle modification also available.

A physician referral is required. (Charges for group classes or individualized instruction are generally billed to insurance providers. If you lack insurance coverage for diabetes education, you may still be able to receive services if you qualify. Please contact us at the number below.
We are a Medicare provider.  To register for group education classes and/or individual instruction call scheduling toll free at 440-827-5335.  Individualized appts. meet on the 1st floor of the Westlake Family Health Center.
Group classes meet on the 3rd floor of the Westlake Family Health Center.
All diabetes education and classes meet at the Westlake Family Health Center not SJMC

Feb  5, 12, 19, 26             Evenings 6:00 – 7:30 pm

March  5, 12, 19, 26        Days  2-30-4:00 pm

Diabetes Support Group Meetings  7:30 – 9:00 pm   cross check with Support group

March- 21
April- 18

Guided Imagery to Control Diabetes  OK   50 *

By Lydia Gadd, MA, LPCC-S, Director of SJMC Community Outreach

This program is for those individuals who have type 1 or 2 diabetes.  It envisions a steady, balanced digestive process ongoing organ repair and steady energy flow. . The CD is by Belleruth Naparstek.  Glucose screening provided immediately following program.
Thursday, February 14
2:00 pm  Talk and light refreshments
Westlake Village – Dover Room
28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake
RSVP:  440-892-4200

Mental Well Being

Meditation 101
Lydia Gadd, MA, LPCC-S, Director of Community Outreach, SJMC
Sponsored by UH Connor Integrative Medicine Network and SJMC
Explore and experience the benefits of meditation as a relaxation technique, and learn the many ways to meditate.  Choose one four-week series.
Cost:  $ 60.00  for community
$40.00 for UH/SJMC employees
Thursdays:
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SJMC Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Rd. Suite R., Westlake
RSVP: 216-767-8435

Orthopedics

SPINE/Ortho Center

Options for Reducing Hip and Knee Pain!

Paul Forthofer, BS, ED, SJMC Service Line Educator

Come learn about the causes of pain, plus the latest medical and surgical treatment options including alternative treatments

2nd Thursday of Every other month starting in September

10:00am –11:00am  and 6:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

St. John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Rd. Wesltalke

4th floor Spine/Ortho Unit – Common Room

Seating is limited and RSVP is required, so please call 877-597-6348

Do You Have a Pain in the Neck or Back?

Paul Forthofer, BS, ED, SJMC Service Line Educator

If so our spine pain seminar is the place for you.  Join us and learn the causes of neck and back pain as well as the latest medical and surgical treatment options, including nutrition and exercises.

4th Thursday of every other month starting in September

10:00 am and 6:00 pm

10:00am –11:00am  and 6:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

St. John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

4th floor Spine/Ortho Unit – Common Room

Seating is limited and RSVP is required, so please call 877-597-6348

SUPPORT GROUPS
St. John Medical Center sponsors a variety of support groups for area residents who join together to face life’s many challenges.
These groups do not meet on holidays

GENERAL

Adult ADHD Support Group
Conducted by ADHD Coach Joyce Kubik.
Join others with ADHD to learn how they manage daily concerns, and gain a positive insight to living with ADHD.
Non-ADHD spouses are welcome.  Occasional guest speakers.
When: 2nd Thurs of every month, no meeting in Dec
Times: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Center
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R, Westlake
Information? Call Joyce 440-933-8309 or email at joyce@bridgetosuccess.net

Child ADHD Support Group for Parents
Join other parents who have children with ADHD to discuss effective ways to not only cope but to help children take ownership of their disorder.    Occasional guest speakers provided.
When:  4th Thursday of every month except November and December
Times:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Center
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R, Westlake
For information call Joyce 440-933-8309 or email at joyce@bridgetosuccess.net

Low Vision Support Group through the Cleveland Low Vision Center
Westlake Village hosts the Low Vision Support Group through the Cleveland Low Vision Center.
This monthly meeting is open to all patients with any type of vision loss or impairment. It is an excellent source of empathy and practical advice run by blind and visually impaired persons with the help of sighted volunteers. All are invited to share experiences, insights and the special camaraderie of those who have lost vision. Various speakers and community members are invited to present on an array of topics such as safety, overall health, technology advances and more. Group discussions are encouraged to share successes and struggles.
440-892-4200 with any questions
1st Friday of every month in the Dover Room
At 1 – 3 pm.
Contact Sarah Pechaitis at 440-892-4200for questions
Westlake Village
28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake

Sight Support
Coordinator: Ann Allen retired RN
The group offers support, assistance and information regarding all aspects of vision loss.
Rocky River Senior Center
21014 Hilliard Blvd.
Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10AM
Call to make a reservation: 440-333-6660

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and their families and invited to join this group.  Members share experiences with other individuals dealing with MS who can understand and identify with them.
Second Wednesday of every other month starting in March at/7:00pm  North Olmsted Senior Center/ 28114 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted
For more information contact 440-777-8100

Better Breathers Club
A support group for those people suffering from lung disease.
Various topics chosen by members are discussed.
First Tuesday of every other month starting in August
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
SJMC Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake
For more information call 440-250-2042 or Lynn.Gorton@csauh.com

Over Breathers Anonymous
A bi-monthly review of breathing techniques for patients who have lung disease and anxiety problems.  Individuals must have had some previous experience in attending some formal Buteyko techniques.  Contact: Lynn Gorton RRT, Buteyko Breathing Educator (BBE).  At 440 -250-2042 or
Tuesdays
From 1 – 2 pm
SJMC Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake
For more information call 440-250-2042  or email Lynn.Gorton@csauh.com

A Second Chance- A Lung Transplant Support Group
This monthly group is for anyone who is considering or has received a lung transplant.  Family and friends are welcome.
Meets second Monday of every month
6:00 pm -8:00 pm
SJMC Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake
For more information call 440-250-2042  or email Lynn.Gorton@csauh.com

Addiction sections
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT MEETING
Closed Therapy 12 Step Meeting for people who think they have a gambling problem. This is a group meeting to find out if you are a compulsive gambler.
Open therapy to get an understanding how to overcome the compulsion to gamble. Gamblers Anonymous is a worldwide organization committed to help compulsive gamblers. All you need is a desire to stop gambling to attend.
For more info contact Matt R. at 440-752-3315 or Gamblers Anonymous at 1-626-960-3500 for a meeting in your area. Or go to gamblersanonymous.com
Every Saturday morning @ 10:00 am to 11:00am
SJMC Community Outreach Center, 29160 Center Ridge Rd. Suite R. Westlake

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating.  We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members.
Meets on Sunday mornings at
10:00 – 11:00am
SJMC
29000 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake
Building 2, 1st floor, Aud B

Food Addicts Anonymous
Offers hope and recovery for the disease of food addiction.  Support group for obesity, anorexia, and bulimia.
Meets every Friday at 7:00 pm in Aud. B, and Sunday at 6:00 pm in Aud A
SJMC
29000 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake
Building 2, 1st floor,
For more information or questions call Kay at 216-548-3366 or Gloria at 440-327-9492

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Groups
Facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Association
“The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical, and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. For information or questions, please call 1-800-272-3900.”
·         North Olmsted Senior Center
28114 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted
1st Monday of the month at 2:30 pm

·        Westbay Care and Rehab Center
27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake
2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm

·        Alzheimer’s Association
38440 Chester Rd., Avon
1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm

Caring for the Caregiver
Caregivers are often so concerned with caring for their loved ones needs that they lose sight of their own well being.  In this support group you will be able to share stories, ideas and advice to others who are taking care of a loved one.  Professional guest speakers are here to assist you.   Light refreshments provided.  Meets the last Thursday of each month from 1:30 – 3: pm.  RSVP by the 20th of each month at 440-871-0090.
Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve, 2116 Dover Center, Westlake

BEREAVEMENT
New Beginnings
Facilitated by Hospice of the Western Reserve
A monthly support group for young widows and widowers (age 55 and younger). This group is open-ended and on-going.
Second Wednesday of every month
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SJMC Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R., Westlake
For further information contact the Elizabeth Prentiss Bereavement Center at 216-486-6838

Grief Recovery Program – Moving beyond loss to a richer quality of life
Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice and SJMC
Facilitator – John Monnin, Chaplain
One of the least addressed concerns in our society is grief, the normal and natural reaction to loss.  The Grief Recovery program will guide those who wish to resolve their loss issues and move beyond their grief to a richer quality of life. This program is 12 weeks long and is free to the community.
Wednesdays –  January 16 through April 3
May 15 through July 31
September 4 through November 20
Time:  12:30 – 2 pm
SJMC Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Rd. Suite R, Westlake
RSVP or questions to John at 216-654-9300

CANCER
Hope Group
A support group for newly diagnosed breast cancer individuals and for Breast Cancer survivors.
Facilitators:  Joyce Forristell, CBPN-IC and Lydia Gadd, LPCC-S
First Wednesday of every month
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SJMC Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Rd. Suite R., Westlake
For questions or RSVP: call Joyce Forristell, CBPN-IC at 440-827-5459

Cancer Support Groups
“I Am Not Alone”
For all cancer survivors, family and friends.
Meets second Tuesday of every month
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJWS Community Outreach Center
29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R., Westlake
For information on above cancer support group, call Facilitator Tina Hlaverty, RN
216-476-1717

Diabetes
Diabetes Support Group
This is a support group for persons with diabetes and their families.  Members enjoy the support, encouragement, and friendship of their peers. For more information, call DeAna Rodriguez, RN, at 440-827-5341.
All meetings are held at the
Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Rd, Suite 300, Westlake, Ohio
Meetings are free. No physician referral is required.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month
No support group in August or December

Diabetes Support Group Meetings  7:30 – 9:00 pm

Diabetes Support Group
Westlake Village Staff hosts the Diabetes Support Group on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Dover room At 2 :00 pm
Participants are encouraged to share their successes and challenges for the benefit of the group.   Speakers, medical news and diet updates to support a healthy lifestyle for those dealing with Diabetes will be featured.
For questions call Julia Gruss at 440-892-6240
Westlake Village
28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake

Westlake Center for Community Services Diabetes Support Group
Meets the second Tuesday of every month
11:00 am
Westlake Center for Community Services
29694 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake
For information contact Sue Venick at 440-899-3544

Diabetes Support Group
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month a from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Avon Lake United Church of Christ: 32801 Electric Blvd. Avon Lake.  RSVP preferred, call  440-933-3241

Diabetes Empowerment Group
Rocky River Senior Center (21012 Hilliard Blvd.)
4th Wednesday of each month at from 1 pm – 2:30 pm.
A staff member from the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland presents a different diabetes related topic.  This is for people with diabetes, people at risk for diabetes, and their family/friends.  All topics are based around developing healthy behaviors to better manage diabetes. To Register call – 440-333-6660

Postnatal Support Groups

New Mom’s Group

No matter if this is your first or fifth newborn; receive the support of other new mothers with infants. Discuss current concerns, learn stages of growth and development, community resources and interact with other mothers.
Every Thursday,
1:00 pm – 3: 00 p.m.
SJMC Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R. Westlake
Free and no registration needed

Breastfeeding Group
Come and meet with other moms who have experienced the joy of breastfeeding and have all your questions answered.  This group is facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation consultant.
Every Wednesday
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
SJMC Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R, Westlake
Free and no registration needed

Stroke/Parkinson Support Group
Westlake Center for Community Services
29694 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake
Meets the first Monday of every month at 1:00pm-3:00pm.
(March through December)
This is a free, interactive support group.
Each meeting will provide education and support to those affected and their loved ones.
Speakers, Q&A, discussion and support.  Light refreshments served.
Facilitators: Ellen Rogers, BSN, and Trudy Tift, RN, SJMC
Sponsored by SJMC, Westlake Center for Community Services, Devon Oaks and Rae Ann.  For information, contact Sue Venick at 440-899-3544

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION & PROGRAMS

If you are planning on delivering or thinking about delivering at St. John Medical Center,  please feel free to call the Maternity Dept at 440-827-5093 and schedule a tour.  You to ask questions of the caregivers, see a labor and delivery room, and meet the staff.

Monthly Car Seat Inspection Location
St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Center and WFD
By appointment only.  Call 440-827-5440 to schedule your appt. on the 1st Wednesday morning of every month.

Avoiding a C-Section
By Certified Nurse Midwives Colleen Brezine, Maureen Stein-Vavro, Susan Dornan, Sharon Johnson and Colleen Zelonis

Whether you are a first time mom or a mom that has had a previous cesarean section, this educational seminar is for you. .  Come explore ways to increase your likelihood of a vaginal delivery.  Class Cost is free.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Class will be held Mondays at 7:00 pm in Building 2, Auditorium B.

Holistic Birth Options
Westshore Midwifery Associates: Certified Nurse Midwives Colleen Brezine, Maureen Stein-Vavro, Susan Dornan, Sharon Johnson and Colleen Zelonis

This class will cover a variety of birthing options including an introduction to our “Holistic Birth Center” program.  Topics include natural childbirth options, smooth relaxing properties of hydrotherapy during labor & birth, aromatherapy, music therapy and relaxation techniques.  During this class you will also be introduced to the unique services offered by a midwife and a doula. .  A tour of the Holistic Birth Center will complete the class. .  Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

RSVP: 877-597-6348

Class will be held Mondays 7:00 – 9:00pm in Building 2, Auditorium B.

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers
Facilitated by Chris Spagnola
Sponsored by MOPS International and SJMC
MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. At MOPS you’ll experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible. Better Moms Make a Better World. Each month a new topic is presented. Such topics include: Depression, Marriage/Relationship Panel, Faith Connection, Tea and Testimony, Mom Swap.
Childcare is provided and the first meeting is free.
Meets the 2nd Friday of every month from September through May at 9:15am – 11:30 am
30635 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted
For information/RSVP: 440-777-3333 or Facebook.com/CTKMOPS

 

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