Southcoast Health offers the following healthy happenings for June and July"
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care announces monthly support groups
CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS
The following support groups will take place this month and are offered at Southcoast Centers for Cancer, 506 Prospect Street in Fall River: Breast Cancer Support Group West, for patients with a breast cancer diagnosis; Colorectal Support Group, for patients with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer; Lung Cancer Support Group, a support group specifically for patients with a lung cancer diagnosis; Support for Supporters, support group for caregivers of patients with cancer. For details on any of these support groups, call Susan Domingue, LICSW at 508-973-7810 for details.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
A support group for people with ostomies, their family members and friends. Meetings usually include an educational topic and provide time for questions, discussion, and sharing among group members in a confidential, non-threatening environment. It is held the fourth Friday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m., Charlton Memorial Hospital, 506 Prospect Street, Fall River in the Mooney Room on the ground floor (enter through the Center for Cancer Care entrance). Call Tina McDonald, at 508-679-3131 x 27509 for details.
CHILD BIRTH AND FAMILY EDUCATION CLASSES
Southcoast Health offers a wide range of child birth and family education classes on an ongoing basis including Childbirth Classes, Birthing Bootcamp, Childbirth Classes for Young Parents (ages 12 to 17 years), Refresher Childbirth Classes. Pre-registration is required for all classes. We recommend calling to register during the 16th week (10 to 12 weeks for multiples) of pregnancy to assure placement in the class you need. Not all classes are offered at all locations. Many health insurance companies will reimburse the cost of classes. Be sure to contact your insurance company to ask about coverage. For more information, please contact Patty VanDenBerghe, RN, BSN, CCE, at 508-961-5445 or email@example.com.
WEIGHT LOSS SEMINARS
Southcoast Center for Weight Loss will offer free informational sessions on the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, this month. The free informational sessions will be held the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Charlton Memorial Hospital, 363 Highland Avenue, Fall River.
The Southcoast Center for Weight Loss’s community-based program is designed to incorporate a thorough approach to weight loss surgery utilizing a team comprised of dietitians, psychologists, nurses and surgeons to provide a safe and comprehensive surgical weight loss program. For more information or to register for a free seminar call 508-273-4900. For more information on the Southcoast Center for Weight Loss visit www.southcoast.org/weightloss/.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS
Southcoast Center for Weight Loss will offer a free weight management informational session this month.
The informational session will review the different non-surgical weight loss options offered at the Southcoast Center for Weight Loss. The sessions will include information on Optifast, a weight loss program which combines lifestyle education, meal replacements, medical management and individual and group counseling. The sessions will also include information on a non-meal replacement option program called 3C’s for Success (Commit, Challenge, Change).
MEDICAL FITNESS/REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
Southcoast Health will offer the following medical fitness and rehabilitation programs this month.
Medical Fitness Program
This individualized exercise program is designed for those with cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure, cancer, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, high blood pressure, overweight and chronic orthopedic conditions. The program is offered for $60 per month at three classes a week or for $40 per month with two classes a week. A doctor’s prescription is required to participate.
An ongoing, structured exercise and education outpatient program for individuals recovering from heart attack, heart surgery, heart disease or are high risk for the same. A physician referral is required. The cost of this program is covered by most insurances.
This is a structured exercise and education program with oxygen saturation monitoring during exercise. It is designed for individuals with pulmonary diseases including asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. The cost of the program is covered by most insurances. The program meets year-round. A physician referral is required.
These classes are being offered at Narragansett Mills in Fall River. Call 508-961-5435 for details.