Health & Wellness

Crohn’s & Colitis Support

3rd Monday of the month, 7-8:30 PM.

Crohn’s, Colitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) present an array of challenges; however, it does not mean it’s impossible to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Patients and their families are invited to join us to share and learn about what others are doing to maintain health and create a life of balance. Materials and resources are provided by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.

Note: We do not meet in December, January, June, or July.

Diabetic Support

3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3 PM.

Managing diabetes requires knowledge, patience, and strength. While it isn’t easy, having a network of support with an influx of new information can be helpful. Learn from health care professionals on-site who will share information regarding the latest tips and developments as they pertain to the management of diabetes. This group is focused on your primary concerns, so feel free to drop in at any time to ask questions or share your insight.

Medicare Made Clear: Benefits, Costs, and Important Dates

Monday, September 25, 7-8 PM OR Tuesday, October 3, 1-2 PM. Pre-registration required.

Perhaps you’re just starting to navigate the Medicare system – either for yourself or for a loved one – or maybe you’re interested in making changes during the Open Enrollment Period. If so, this session will provide you with the information you need to move forward. Come prepared with questions!

Smoking Cessation

Monday, October 2, 7-9 PM. Pre-registration required.

Want to FINALLY stop smoking? For less than what you spend for a two-week supply of cigarettes, this Auricular Therapy program is a proven, effective tool that will help you quit smoking by minimizing cravings and calming the nervous system. The treatment is similar to acupuncture but with no needles, using a very mild stimulation on the ears. The session includes a workshop to help you overcome the lifestyle habits that trigger you to smoke, in addition to the treatment. 60% of smokers achieve results with just one treatment, although up to three may be needed (these will be delivered at the office of Dr.
Laurie Jahnke, DC, on Winton Road, at no additional cost). Cost: $79

Steady U (A Matter of Balance): Preventing Falls…One Step at a Time

Tuesdays, beginning September 26, 1:30-3:30 PM, (8 weeks). Pre-registration required.

Did you know falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and death among Ohioans aged 65 and older? Or that falls are NOT a normal part of aging? Most falls CAN be prevented! Join us for this workshop, presented in partnership with the Council on Aging. Learn to view falls and the fear of falling as controllable issues by setting realistic goals for increasing activity and changing your environment to reduce fall risk factors. This program is for you if the following applies: you do not do things you used to enjoy because you fear falling, you want to improve your flexibility, balance, and strength, you have fallen in the past, or you are concerned about falls. Dress comfortably for roughly 25 minutes of sitting/standing exercises that go along with this great educational program led by people just like you!

Yoga

Take time to unwind, clear your mind, and find balance with gentle yoga. Instructor, Spiritual Director, and Lutheran Diaconal Minister Becky Mastalerz leads classes at just $10 per session — one-third of the normal course fee, as a result of Journey to Hope’s sponsorship. A yoga mat or towel is recommended. No experience needed.

Note: This is a seasonal offering. Check Our Calendar for news regarding the most up-to- date program offerings.