Healthy Life Series Continues in February 2015 at Phelps

Phelps Memorial HospitalPhelps Memorial Hospital Center’s Healthy Life series offers the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. All events are free and take place on the Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway in Sleepy Hollow unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for February follows: Monday, February 2 – Look Good . . . Feel Better® is a free 2-hour workshop that teaches beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment. The program includes a hair consultation with a professional stylist and a makeup consultation with a cosmetologist. Attendees can take home a complimentary wig and a make-up kit donated by cosmetic companies. The program is offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, The National Cosmetology Association, and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation. Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 755 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in Room 545 from 6 – 8 pm. Call 914-366-3315 or 914-366-3421 to register.

Wednesday, February 4 – “The (Continuing) Challenge of Forgiveness,” One in a series of free workshops on topics of spirituality presented by the Reverend Dr. Carole Johannsen, Coordinator of Pastoral Care at Phelps.  Most people find that forgiveness is the most difficult type of spiritual work, especially self-forgiveness. The discussion will cover what forgiveness means and how to begin the process. Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow from 9:00 – 10:30 am in the Auditorium.   For more information or to register, contact Ellen Woods at 914-366-3937 or ewoods@pmhc.us.

Wednesday, February 4 – Mind Games
is a fun way for seniors to help stimulate their minds and improve cognitive functioning (memory, visual recall, problem solving, focus and speed, and spatial reasoning) by playing group games.  Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Boardroom from 2 -3:30 pm.  Call 914-366-3937 to register.

Wednesdays, February 4 and 18 – Blood Pressure Screenings
Conducted the first and third Wednesday mornings of every month at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow from 9:30 – 11:30 am in the Walkway Conference Room.  Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call 914-366-3220.

Thursday, February 12 – The Breakfast Club is a series of free breakfast meetings designed especially for seniors that meets monthly, except for August and December.  Each session includes breakfast, a presentation on a healthy lifestyle topic and a light exercise program. This month participants will receive information on Tai Chi.  The group meets from 8:30-10:30 am in the Cafeteria (G Level) at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow. Call 914-366-3937 to register.

Thursday, February 12
– Osteoporosis Support and Education A free monthly group program for individuals with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition, exercise (weight-bearing, strengthening and balance) and activities of daily living. The sessions are held from 11 am to 12:30 pm the second Thursday of the month in the Boardroom (C Level) at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Call 914-269-1888 to register.

Thursdays, February 12 and 26 – Bereavement Support Group An ongoing support group for adults struggling with the loss of a loved one meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 2 – 3:30 pm at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow in the James House. Led by Bess Steiger, LCSW, bereavement coordinator. Suggested donation: $10 per session. Call 914-366-3325 for information.

Tuesday, February 17 – Senior Steps offers health screenings for seniors.  This month’s screening is for people who have difficulty with strength and flexibility in their hands. Senior Steps meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:30 am in various locations throughout the hospital.  Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. To make an appointment, call 914-366-3937.

Updated calendar listings are available at www.phelpshospital.org.

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