Healthy Life Series Continues At Phelps
Sleepy Hollow, NY - Phelps Memorial Hospital Center's Healthy Life series continues to offer the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects, as well as numerous health screenings and support groups.All events take place on the Phelps campus, 701 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life calendar for June 2012 is as follows:
Wednesday, June 6 - Mind Games Mind Games is a free activity and 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 Boggle, Set, the Memory Game, Sporkle and many other games in group, team and individual formats. Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Auditorium at 2 p.m. Call 914-366-3937 to register.
Monday, June 11 - Look Good . . . Feel Better Look Good . . . Feel Better is a free program at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center for women going through cancer treatment that teaches them beauty techniques to help manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment. Makeup kits donated by cosmetic companies are given to each participant to take home. The program is offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, The National Cosmetology Association, and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation. Sheri Silver, cosmetologist, 7- 9 pm at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 755 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Room 225. Advance registration is required. Call 1-800-227-2345.
Tuesday, June 12 - Better Breathers Club An informal interactive support group for people with breathing disorders. Find out if pulmonary rehabilitation is right for you with Susan DiFabio, Educational Coordinator of Phelps Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Program is from 6-7 pm in the Pulmonary Lab (B Level) at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway Sleepy Hollow. Call 914-366-3712 to register.
Tuesday, June 12 -Treatment for Lymphedema The lymphatic system plays an important role in your circulation system. When the lymphatic system is unable to return fluid to your circulatory system (such as after lymph node removal), a protein-rich fluid accumulates under the skin and causes swelling, a condition known as "lymphedema." Learn about how lymphedema therapy can help move the fluid and decrease swelling. Presented by Jennifer Teyfel-Freestone, Outpatient Physical Therapy Supervisor, at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. 5 - 6 pm in the Auditorium. Call (914) 366-3220 to register
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 12 - 14 - Skin Cancer Screenings Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with more than one million cases diagnosed every year. Most skin cancers can be cured if detected and treated early. Screenings take place on the G Level at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Schedule is Tuesday, June 12 from 1 - 3 pm with Dr. Alison Stallings; Wednesday, June 13 from 9-11:15 am with Dr. Jeffrey Sturza; and Thursday, June 14 from 9:30 - 11 am with Dr. Jerome Felsenstein. Call 914-366-3220 to register.
Wednesday, June 13 - Breakthrough Laser Treatment for Men With Urinary Problems Due to Enlarged Prostate Learn about a new laser treatment for men with urinary problems due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate cancer who are not candidates for surgery. This includes men on blood thinners. Presented by Arno Housman, MD, Chief of Urology at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Presentation is from 6:30 - 8 pm in the Boardroom (C-Level). Call (914) 366-3220 to register.
Thursday, June 21- The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club is a series of free breakfast meetings designed especially for seniors. Each session includes breakfast, a presentation on a healthy lifestyle topic and a light exercise program. The group meets monthly, except for August and December, 8:30-10:30 am in the Cafeteria (G Level) at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Call 914-366-3937 to register.
Wednesday, June 27 - Chronic Cough Clinic People often have a chronic cough despite numerous doctor visits, medications, and diagnostic tests. Coughing associated with throat clearing, voice changes, trouble swallowing, nighttime cough, and vocal spasms can often be caused by chronic laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Alternatively, some people feel a tickle in the throat that precedes a cough, a dry spot or dryness in the throat, or a cough that may be caused by irritation of a nerve. Screenings for these types of coughs will be offered by Craig H. Zalvan, MD, laryngologist, Medical Director, Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders.at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. From 8:30 - 10 am on the G Level. Call (914) 366-3220 to register.
Updated calendar listings are available at www.phelpshospital.org.
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