Part three of a three-part cooking series for reducing disease risk and a panel discussion focused on men’s health are November’s featured programs offered by Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and the Center for Healthy Living. In November, virtual events for parents and future moms include courses on breastfeeding and newborn care and a calming cooking class for school-aged children. Other virtual events to help people feel better and get healthier include chair yoga, smoking cessation and a Wellness Wednesday on spiritual wellbeing.
Located next to the Whole Foods Market at Chappaqua Crossing, the Center for Healthy Living supports health and wellness through education, health resources, diverse programing and referrals. For a full list of upcoming free events and registration, visit Eventbrite.com. All programs are currently offered virtually.
Cooking for Reducing Disease Risk, Part 3: Diabetes
Thursday, November 4, noon – 1 pm, live over Zoom
Join Registered Dietitian Amy Rosenfeld to learn about cooking balanced meals that reduce your risk of diabetes. Amy will explain the guiding principles of a diet that lowers your risk for diabetes as recommended by the American Diabetes Association.
Register at: Cooking for Reducing Disease Risk, Part 3: Diabetes
Man to Man: A Conversation about Men’s Health
Wednesday November 17, noon – 1 pm, live over Zoom
Did you know men are much more likely than women to skip doctor’s appointments, routine screenings, and avoid seeking help for mental illness? Join us for a panel discussion focused on men’s health. Physical therapist Gerald Loehr will discuss fitness and healthy training tips. Dr. Richard Catanzaro will debunk mental health myths and offer real life coping strategies for stress. Dr. Warren Bromberg will discuss prostate and testicular health, including the latest recommendations on cancer screenings.
Register at: Man to Man: A Conversation about Men’s Health
Mondays & Thursdays, November 1, 4, 11, 15, 18, 22 and 29, 11 am – Noon, live over Zoom
Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, adapting poses through the creative use of a chair. Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and taking things at your own pace. This workshop is led by Toni Russo, MS, RN AHN-BC, RYT-220, a leader on NWH’s Integrative Medicine Team.
Register at: Chair Yoga
Wednesdays, November 3 and 10 & Tuesday, November 16, 6 – 7 pm, live over Microsoft Teams
Cigarettes are one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. We know it’s challenging to quit, and we are here to help. This support group is facilitated by a NWH respiratory therapist. For more information, contact NWHSmokingCessation@northwell.edu or call (914) 666-1868.
Register at: Smoking Cessation
Virtual Breastfeeding Class
Monday, November 8, 6 – 8 pm, live over Microsoft Teams
Cost: $30 per couple
This comprehensive class is taught exclusively by our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) for women who are considering or have decided to breastfeed. The class will cover advantages of breastfeeding; building and maintaining your milk supply; strategies for success; breastfeeding techniques; diet considerations; nipple care; and tips for partner feeding. Plenty of time is allotted for Q&As, and couples are encouraged to come together. For more information, please call the Mother-Baby Navigator Office at (914) 666-1840
Register at: Virtual Breastfeeding
Kids in the Kitchen: Calming Cooking Class
Thursday, November 11, 2 – 3 pm, live over Zoom (schools are closed for Veteran’s Day)
Cooking is a wonderful experience for kids and can be a great opportunity to relax, relieve stress, and learn a skill. Join Registered Dietitian Amy Rosenfeld and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Rachel Merchan for a cooking class and relaxation workshop. Participants will learn how to make festive-for-fall apple nachos and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, while engaging their senses to feel calm and lower stress. This class is appropriate for school aged children – younger children will require parental supervision and assistance.
Newborn Care Class
Wednesday, November 19, 6 – 8 pm, live over Zoom
Topics include newborn care, feeding patterns, common parental concerns, and the role of pediatricians during your baby’s stay at the hospital. Upon availability, a pediatrician will join at the end of class for a Q&A session. Please note, this support group is for mothers who have already delivered their baby. For more information, please call the Mother-Baby Navigator Office at (914) 666-1840 or email NWHMotherBabyNavigator@northwell.edu
Register at: Newborn Care Class
Childbirth Preparation Class
Saturday, November 20, 10 am – 2 pm, live over Microsoft Teams
Our experienced nurse educators will discuss the process of labor and birth, relaxation and breathing techniques, the role of the partner and coaching skills, hospital admission policies and procedures, anesthesia/analgesic options, vaginal and cesarean births, and postpartum expectations.
Register: Virtual Childbirth Preparation Class
Wellness Wednesdays – Spiritual Wellbeing with Rev. Angela Maddalone
Wednesday, November 24, 11 – 11:30 am, by phone.
This month’s Wellness Wednesday will focus on spiritual wellbeing.
Register at the link below or simply dial 1-929-436-2866 to join the program.
- When prompted, enter the Webinar ID 994 8502 3594, followed by the # sign.
- You will hear music until the program starts promptly at 11 am.
- There is a 100-person limit for this webinar.
Register at: https://nwhwellnesswednesday.eventbrite.com
News Courtesy of Northern Westchester Hospital