EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care November 2013 Events

emlblem health care in harlemGet you pen out to write down the free November 2013 events at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 215 West 125th Street in Harlem.

WHAT: Movement Mondays: Walk Away the Pounds

WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2013; Monday, November 11, 2013; Monday, November 18, 2013; and Monday, November 25, 2013

11:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

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: Obama Care 101

WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2013

1:00 p.m. through 2:30 p.m.

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013

                  4:30 p.m. through 6:00 p.m.

DETAILS: DO YOU KNOW…

·         If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?

·         If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?

·         The health coverage options available to you?

 

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

 

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Low-Impact Zumba

WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2013 and Monday, November 25, 2013

6:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m.

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: Forget Me Not: A Conversation on Alzheimer’s Disease

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m.

DETAILS:  Join us as Paula Rice, Manager of African American Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association, educates us on risk factors, warning signs and the importance of early detection.

 

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Friends in Deed

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2013; and Wednesday, November 20, 2013

12:00 p.m. through 1:00 p.m.

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: Intro to Tai Chi and Meditation

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 and Wednesday, November 20, 2013

5:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013 and Saturday, November 23, 2013

11:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

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.

 

RSVP: 866-469-0999

 

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WHAT: Mindfulness Eating

WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2013

5:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m.

DETAILS: Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no tricks, menus or recipes. Mindful eating is an ancient practice of bringing one’s full attention to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise around eating and food. It is a simple way to eat wherever you are. We eat at many different times and hunger is often not the main reason.

 

In this workshop, Saadia Khan, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner will discuss:

  • Being aware of the sensations you experience when you eat, and the thoughts and emotions that you have about food.
  • The difference between how you eat versus what you eat.
  • Being satisfied with less.
  • Becoming aware of our eating patterns, so that we may nurture a better relationship to food in general.

 

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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

WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2013

11:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.

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: Storks Nest Baby Shower & Resources Fair

WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013

11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

DETAILS: If you are expecting now or in the future, join us for seven helpful sessions so you can have the healthiest pregnancy possible. Through discussions, videos and resources learn about:

·         How to keep yourself healthy during pregnancy

·         The best pregnancy diet on a budget

·         The No’s: drugs, alcohol, tobacco and more

·         What to watch for

·         What to expect during labor, delivery and after the baby is born

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Sitting Chi Breath & Stretch

WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013

11:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and Wednesday, November 27, 2013

5:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m.

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: Introduction to Yoga

WHEN: Monday, November 11, 2013

            5:45 p.m. through 6:45 p.m.

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: Meditation Made Easy

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

3:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m.

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: Understanding Diabetes Medication

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

10:00 a.m. through 11:30 p.m.

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?

·         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: Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2013

4:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m.

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: Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2013

4:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m.

DETAILS: During the rest of 2013, 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: Caregiver Support Group

WHEN: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

2:00 p.m. through 3:30 p.m.

DETAILS: Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

 

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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WHAT: Storytelling For All Ages

WHEN: Saturday, November 30, 2013

2:00 p.m. through 3:30 p.m.

DETAILS: EmblemHealth welcomes Malika Lee Whitney, Storyteller, actress and Artistic Director of Pickney Productions.  She has developed a series of programs which celebrate the art of storytelling through the lens of the African, American and the Caribbean experience.  What makes each of the presentations distinct is the selection of common practices that connect in a wholesome way and can be appreciated by audiences across generations and cultures.

RSVP: 866-469-0999

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About EmblemHealth

EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.

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