EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care June events In Harlem

EmblemHealth_Whole Body CareEmblemHealth does it again with FREE June 2014 events at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 215 West 125th Street in Harlem.

WHAT: Medicare 101

WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 

11:00 am through 12:00 pm

WHEN: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 

5:30 pm through 6:30 pm

DETAILS:

·         How does Medicare work?

·         What is a donut hole?

·         What is a copay? Why is it necessary?

·         How do I choose a doctor?

·         What assistance is available to help with costs?

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Sitting Chi Breath & Stretch  

WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2014; Wednesday, June 11, 2014; Wednesday, June 18, 2014; and Wednesday, June 25, 2014   

5:30 pm through 6:30 pm

DETAILS: Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. Learn basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation. Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

·         Chi (energy) movements/stretches

·         Breathing techniques

·         Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and arrive ten minutes early. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.  Space limited – must call to reserve.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Into to Tai Chi and Qigong  

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2014; Saturday, June 14, 2014; Saturday, June 21, 2014; and Saturday, June 28, 2014

11:30 am through 12:30 pm

DETAILS: Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Space is limited and reservations are required.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Walk Away the Pounds

WHEN: Monday, June 9, 2014; Wednesday, June 11, 2014; Monday, June 16, 2014; Wednesday, June 18, 2014; Monday, June 23, 2014; and Monday, June 30, 2014

11:00 am through 12:00 pm

DETAILS: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Introduction to Yoga

WHEN: Monday, June 9, 2014       

            5:30 pm through 6:30 pm 

DETAILS: EmblemHealth and the Harlem Yoga Studio invite you to join us for an introductory yoga class that is perfect for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Each session will include:

·         Brief centering and meditation

·         Breathing practices (pranayama)

·         Basic yoga poses

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Try not to eat a heavy meal within two hours of class, but a light snack at least 30 minutes before is ideal. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to settle in and relax. Speak to the instructor beforehand if you have any medical conditions and let your doctor know you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT:Eating for Health

WHEN: Tuesday, June 10, 2014; and Tuesday, June 24, 2014

5:00 pm through 6:30 pm

DETAILS: Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals.

      Topics will include:

• Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)

• Healthy eating on a budget

• How to read food labels (can I eat it?)

·         Fun and interactive cooking demos

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT:Moving for Life

WHEN: Tuesday, June 10, 2014; Tuesday, June 17, 2014; and Tuesday, June 24, 2014;

5:30 pm through 6:30 pm

DETAILS:Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Friends in Deed

WHEN: Wednesday, June 11, 2014; and Wednesday, June 25, 2014

12:00 pm through 1:00 pm

DETAILS: Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to a Big Group.

What’s a Big Group? It’s a safe and welcoming space where anyone affected by illness, caregiving or grief can talk about what they’re feeling. It’s about hearing and speaking the truth so you can live life in the moment. Please join us.  

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Come Talk to Greg: One-on-One Support for Caregivers

WHEN: Friday, June 13, 2014  

11:00 am through 4:00 pm

DETAILS: Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program. Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-646-447-7175 (call to make appointment)  

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WHAT: Bed Aerobics

WHEN: Friday, June 13, 2014; and Friday, June 27, 2014

5:00 pm through 6:30 pm

DETAILS: Bed Aerobics is a powerful workout routine that combines deep stretches and muscle toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat – all from the convenience and privacy of your very own bed! Included in the routine is an invigorating facial/eye muscle exercise concluding with brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation!

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Kickboxing & Resistance Band Workout

WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 2014; and Saturday, June 28, 2014

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

DETAILS: A fun and challenging way to tone and strengthen muscles!

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: 15-Minute Chair Massage            

WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 2014; and Saturday, June 28, 2014

12:30 pm through 3:30 pm (call for appointment)

DETAILS: Research shows that massage therapy can:

·         Reduce stress

·         Ease aches and pains

·         Decrease stiffness and joint swelling

·         Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation

·         Help people with arthritis, stroke, asthma, diabetes, Parkinson’s and bursitis

Massage therapists are licensed.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Low-Impact Zumba

WHEN: Monday, June 16, 2014; and Monday, June 23, 2014

            5:30 pm through 6:30 pm

DETAILS: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those starting their journey to achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle.

• We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class.

• Wear comfortable shoes and workout gear.

• We’ll provide plenty of water!

Please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class.

 

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Understanding High Blood Pressure & Medications

WHEN: Monday, June 16, 2014 

1:30 pm through 3:30 pm

DETAILS: Do you know which medications you take to control your blood pressure? Do you feel confused about these drugs and why you need to take them? You can bring all of your medications with you and join us in learning:

·         What IS high blood pressure?

·         Why do you need to control your blood pressure?

·         Which lifestyle changes can help you manage your blood pressure?

·         What are some of the common medications that people take and what are the side effects?

·         What should you monitor when taking these medications?

·         What should you do when you experience side effects?

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Meditation Made Easy

WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

DETAILS: Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults  

WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2:30 pm through 4:00 pm

DETAILS: A cell phone is an important communication tool for connecting with your loved ones and friends. This hands-on demonstration will cover how and why cell technology is important, how to understand text language and send messages and photos, as well as learn to use other helpful features of your cell phone. Get your questions answered and hear about the past experiences of others. 

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: SHARE Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American & Caribbean Heritage

WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

4:00 pm through 5:30 pm

DETAILS:YOU ARE NOT ALONE!You can listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences.We’ll provide information in a safe, confidential and cordial environment.We welcome women at ALL STAGES of the Breast Cancerjourney.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Understanding Diabetes and Diabetes Medication

WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 2014  

1:30 pm through 3:30 pm

DETAILS:Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

·         What is diabetes?

·         Why is it important to control blood sugar levels?

·         Meal Planning

·         What lifestyle changes can help?

·         What drugs are used to treat diabetes?

·         What should I watch for when taking these drugs?

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Sweet Success

WHEN: Thursday, June 19, 2014; and Thursday, June 26, 2014

4:00 pm through 6:30 pm

DETAILS: Join us for a mind, body and spirit approach to diabetes management.

Space is limited, must call to register (646-574-6140).

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WHAT: Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

WHEN: Thursday, June 19, 2014

4:30 pm through 6:30 pm

DETAILS: The Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors support group will be holding monthly meetings at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care in Harlem. Speakers at the meeting will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. All in attendance will be there to share their experiences and those of loved ones after a stroke. Participants will also hear about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Keeping It Simple: Your Benefits Explained

WHEN: Tuesday, June 24, 2014       

            11:00 am through 6:00 pm 

DETAILS: Keeping it Simple: YOUR Health Benefits Explained is a personalized, one on one opportunity for EH members and nonmembers to sit with a health care solutions specialist to understanding their health care benefits so that they may stay healthy, live well and get better!

The following services (and much more) are available during the one on one sessions:

·         An explanation of your health benefits to help you stay healthy

·         Receive a set of tools to help strengthen the relationship between you and your doctor

·         Get connected to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you stay the course of your treatment plan

·         Get connected to community & social service resources right in your own neighborhood

Guests will leave sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health & well-being.   All sessions are by appointment only.  Visit www.ehnc.com for more info.

RSVP: 866-469-0999 (call for your one-on-one appointment

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WHAT: Understanding your Ipad/Tablet for Older Adults  

WHEN: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2:30 pm through 4:00 pm

DETAILS: A tablet is an important communication tool for connecting with your loved ones and friends. This hands-on demonstration will help you learn to use a tablet and its helpful features. Get your questions answered and hear about the past experiences of others.  Please bring your own device.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Afrofusion Fitness Class

WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 2014

5:00 pm through 6:00 pm

DETAILS: This is a holistic journey through dance movement, music and exercise which encompasses the total wellness experience. The benefits include the following:

Ø  Improves respiratory functioning

Ø  Strengthens cardiovascular muscles

Ø  Decreases body fat while increasing overall lean muscle tone

Ø  Releases stress

Ø  Increases circulation of healthy blood flow

RSVP: 866-469-0999

For more information, please visit www.ehnc.com or call 866-469-0999.

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