Join Naturopath, Lauren Young, ND and Rheumatologist Barbara Kage, MD for a discussion on the importance of bone density. Bone density is vitally important as we age because less-dense bones are more likely to break and can put you at risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Dr. Young and Dr. Kage will discuss the differences between osteopenia and osteoporosis, what the risks are and the diagnosis for each. They will also provide information on universal treatment options and natural treatment that include diet, acupuncture, homeopathy, yoga and more, as well as supplements beyond calcium that can help.
Tuesday, Mar. 28
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Live Webinar (Zoom)
Join Kim Adamski, BA, CHW, HIV Prevention Specialist from the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective who will discuss the difference between gender and sexuality, key terms that everyone should know, and how to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ populations professionally and in everyday life. You will also learn how to become an ally for LGBTQ+ community, even if you aren’t LGBTQ+ yourself.
Wednesday, Apr. 5
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Manchester Memorial Hospital – HLR Auditorium
Have you ever experienced horrible pains and cramps along with your menstrual cycle? Is this a normal sensation? If you ask yourself those questions monthly, you may suffer from Endometriosis. More than 3 million women are diagnosed with Endometriosis each year. Join Roa Alammari, MD; Alyssa Itzkowitz, DPT; Monica Lindsay, DPT and Lorraine Nalewajk, PT, CLT for an overview of endometriosis, what it is, treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical and how pelvic floor physical therapy plays a role in treatment.
Wednesday, Apr. 12
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Live Webinar (Zoom) or In-Person at the Women’s Center for Wellness
Join Registered Nurse Allison McDonald and Registered Nurse Patty Albrecht who will provide information about the benefits of hospice care and the support and services provided by an interdisciplinary medical team. You will be presented with clear information about how hospice embraces life, promotes each individual’s quality of life, and the holistic approach for patients and families facing a life limiting illness. Myths and misconceptions about hospice will be discussed and an overview of hospice eligibility will also be provided.
Thursday, Apr. 27
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Manchester Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A, B & C
This program is for individuals scheduled to have total or partial hip or knee replacement surgery and for those thinking about having replacement surgery. ECHN staff will explain, step-by-step, the surgery day procedures, recovery care options, pain management and the rehabilitation process. Individuals who will be assisting a loved one’s recovery after surgery are encouraged to attend.
1 – 3 p.m.
Manchester Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms E & F
Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction while working with a certified facilitator in a small group setting. This program is comprised of eight sessions over seven weeks and includes a participant workbook and other informative materials. You must attend the first session to attend the other seven sessions.
Mondays, Jan. 16 – Feb. 27
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Call or email to register.
860.646.1222 ext. 1408
John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center
$25 payable at end of first session