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TAX - W I SE G I V I NG : Investing in the Health of the Community The generous donors who support Doylestown Health make a difference in our community, everyday. Motivated by personal, life-changing experiences at Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run, donors share a passion for our mission and a desire to help expand and advance the organization as we prepare for our Second Century delivering highly-specialized, nationally-recognized care. Donor contributions can take many different forms, and under the new tax rules, there are even more factors for individuals and businesses to consider when planning charitable endeavors.

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With a lower tax bill projected for many individuals, additional income can be used to make charitable gifts, regardless of whether you itemize deductions. If itemizing is still the right choice for you, you may now deduct as much as 60% of your Adjusted Gross Income for charitable gifts, up from 50%.

Gifts of stock, mutual funds or other appreciated securities will avoid long term capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction.

Avoid Federal Estate Taxes with an estate gift

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Gifts to charity made at death are free of federal estate tax, as well as state inheritance and estate taxes. Consider leaving a bequest to Doylestown Health Foundation in your estate plans with these assets and create a lasting legacy.

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Donors can still transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA directly to Doylestown Health Foundation without having to recognize the transfer as income. The donor must be at least age 70½ and the transfer must be made by a plan provider directly to Doylestown Health Foundation. The distribution is tax-free and counts toward a donor’s minimum distribution.

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Decrease corporate tax rates with charitable contributions

Businesses will have the ability to make additional charitable contributions with a significant decrease in corporate tax rates.

Please consult with your individual tax and financial advisors to discuss how these opportunities may be right for you.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SUPPORTING DOYLESTOWN HEALTH FOUNDATION, please contact donations@dh.org or call 215.345.2009. Thank you!

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President’s Perspective Spring and the circle of life Each season of the year has its special moments, but none suggest renewal more than Spring. Trees and plants awaken from the sleep of winter; birds and wildlife appear from far-off places and hidden burrows. While Spring is a wonderful season, it has its share of challenges, including wind and rain. In fact, every season has its share of positive and frustrating life experiences, and yet we find ways to navigate these changes. The circle of life, just like the seasonal calendar, is always changing. The changing stages of our lives progress in a rhythm that Doylestown Health embraces at the core of our mission – to continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and wellbeing of the individuals we serve. This issue of Dialogue beautifully illustrates how our mission helps our patients and families through the stages of their lives. In this issue, we feature our VIA Maternity Center, which promises and delivers a personalized birth experience for parents and baby. Information and encouragement to help babies thrive, such as the importance of breastfeeding and “rooming in” with mom and baby, gives young families a great start. Just as we care for those at the earliest stages of life, we also provide care for those families with needs at the end of life’s journey. When the time comes, our hospice program supports patients and their families during the end-of-life transition. One family’s story about a larger-than-life husband and father also serves to highlight the effect on a hospice nurse, an “angel” by the family’s definition, who developed a special bond with the patient. In this issue we feature a unique intergenerational program between our residents at Pine Run Health Center and the pre-school students at Doylestown Health’s Children’s Village. The program enriches young and old, and new friends are made as they learn about each other. One of our clinical goals is to not only provide the latest in high tech interventional care but also to return our patients to their life routines as quickly as possible. Two innovations underline the ever-changing delivery of health care. Doylestown Health is among the first in the region to implant a new leadless pacemaker that is one-tenth the size of previous versions and can be implanted without surgery. Patients go home the next day and return to their regular routines; their heart rate is monitored remotely and effortlessly. Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute now offers same-day joint replacement to qualified patients. One patient featured returned home by lunchtime on the day of surgery! An essential element of Doylestown Health’s success is the ongoing funding support we receive from Doylestown Health Foundation. Our Foundation receives its funding from the generosity of donors, including the generosity of our own staff. As one Associate explained about her gift, “I work here. My family comes here, and this is where I would come if I needed care.” The Doylestown Health staff is committed to providing compassionate and personalized care at every stage of life. No matter what the season, we at Doylestown Health stand ready to support you in your continued journey toward health.

JIM BREXLER President / CEO

The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA) founded Doylestown Hospital, and today VIA members continue to oversee the governance of Doylestown Health. To learn more or become a member, visit VIA-Doylestown.org.

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Hospice

Everlasting Memories Joe Badome was a strong, proud, larger than life husband and father.

“He was an all-Italian man” says Joe’s wife, Tracey, recalling how he cooked a big Italian Sunday dinner every week. Although he was a painting contractor by trade, Joe’s most cherished role was as a family man who lived in service to his wife, their three children and new baby grandson, Lucas.

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Tracey chuckles at remembering the day Joe insisted on coming down the stairs on his own, against doctor’s orders, only to make his way back up the stairs as quickly as he could when he was told that Adrian was on her way.

“I had a special bond with Joe and his family,” says Adrian. “Joe was a gift, the most selfless man I have ever met.” Supportive End-of-life Care Adrian credits the trust that was built between her, Joe and his family as the foundation of their relationship, and knows that hospice was the perfect fit for this family. Having Joe’s last weeks spent in the privacy of their home gave the family an opportunity to say goodbye on their own terms – and will be an experience that will help them cope with the enormous loss in the future. Per Joe’s wishes, Adrian was present with the family on the day he passed.

A Devastating Diagnosis Despite his outgoing personality, Joe was also a private person who didn’t share how poorly he was feeling. He resisted help, even as brain cancer stole the vitality from his body and his mind. At age 51, Joe struggled with his desire to maintain normalcy, while at the same time fighting for his life. This became more difficult after two brain surgeries only months apart and the devastating news that the cancer, thought gone, had returned. As his health began to decline, Tracey found it challenging to manage Joe’s medications, the physical effects of his disease and his safety. “The stress took its toll on me,” confesses Tracey.

A Special Bond And then an “angel,” Adrian Moser, a Doylestown Hospital Hospice nurse, came into the Badome home, and into their hearts, according to Tracey. Joe resisted the idea of “hospice,” but he grew to respect Adrian’s knowledge as a healthcare professional and was charmed by her sweet and kind manner. “Joe loved Adrian and did anything she asked him to do,” recalls Tracey.

Tracey urges families with loved ones facing end-of-life challenges to consider hospice, which she feels benefits the family as much as the patient. Tracey credits Adrian with helping her cope when so much was happening to Joe physically and mentally that she didn’t understand, and for making the ordeal easier by being completely available to answer questions, day or night. “I don’t know what I would have done without Adrian,” confides Tracey. Adrian shares the sentiment, saying that she is grateful for the life lessons Joe taught her. She adds that in her heart, “Joe’s memory is everlasting.”

Certified Hospice Services When a patient’s life expectancy is measured in months, and when curative treatment no longer seems appropriate, Doylestown Hospital Hospice can provide expert pain management, symptom-control techniques, caregiver relief, psychosocial and spiritual support, bereavement support, medical therapies and palliative care. Our compassionate approach to end-of-life care includes physician services, registered nurses, a chaplain, a social worker, home health aides, volunteers, and bereavement counselors who work together to help the entire family during these very difficult times.

To learn more about Doylestown Health Hospice visit DoylestownHealth.org/Hospice or call 215-345-2202. DoylestownHealth.org / Dialogue | 215.345.2121 | Spring 2018

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Maternity nearby and moms have a quicker response to feeding cues. Nurses provide baby care at the mother’s bedside – including baby’s first bath – so parents can be involved with the nurse there to help.

Giving Your Baby a Great Start. Known for a personalized birth experience, Doylestown Health’s VIA Maternity Center offers a peaceful, secure environment and now, even more resources to give your baby the best start in life. Knowledge is Power “The best start for babies begins with informed parents,” says Kathy Donahue, director, Maternal-Child Services, “We offer a variety of prenatal classes including childbirth education, breastfeeding education, newborn care and grandparenting. Research has demonstrated that babies exclusively breastfed for six months have a lower incidence of certain diseases, so we have joined the Keystone 10 Initiative, a breastfeeding quality improvement initiative for Pennsylvania, that supports science-based practices to help mothers and infants initiate and sustain breastfeeding.” “Our teams inform mothers about breastfeeding benefits but understand that not everyone may choose to breastfeed. We support them in their decision, as this is a personal choice. We offer parents a consistent message, starting with our obstetrics practices and reinforced during our childbirth education courses and by nurses throughout the patient’s experience,” says Kathy.

Mothers and Babies Thrive Together “At the point of delivery and beyond, we encourage nonseparation of mother and baby,” explains Kathy. “Placing baby skin-to-skin on the mother’s chest after birth calms the baby while helping to stabilize body temperature, blood sugar, breathing and heart rate. It’s also amazing because the baby naturally wiggles to the mother’s breast and begins to nurse. “During the hospital stay, babies who are medically able, stay in the same room as their mother,” Kathy continues, “Commonly known as rooming-in, babies sleep more soundly with mother

“My entire pregnancy and delivery was laid-back and centered on myself and the baby. I received good, consistent information. Everyone was knowledgeable and approachable in helping with breastfeeding and answering questions.” -Kylee Kline-Reardon

Boosting Breastfeeding Success Other measures to improve breastfeeding outcomes include: • Maternity nurses complete 15 hours of breastfeeding education

• Donor breastmilk available for Intensive Care Nursery babies

• Board certified lactation consultants on site 7 days a week

• Breast pumps for rent

Angel Eye For parents with babies in the Intensive Care Nursery, separation can be emotionally-trying. Angel Eye Camera System, a secure, web-based live video stream, allows parents and loved ones to view the baby through phone or computer, which provides reassurance and helps families bond. Angel Eye was made possible through the generosity of donor contributions.

Additional Support • Breastfeeding Mothers’ Group (see page 20) • Baby Bracelets Visiting Nurse program

• The Newborn Channel offers educational videos which can be accessed in the hospital and at home

About the VIA Maternity Center Doylestown Health’s VIA Maternity Center is rated among the best in the region for maternity care with services available for every stage of pregnancy through the birth experience. The VIA Maternity Center features a 32-bed maternity unit that includes 9 labor, delivery and recovery rooms, 22 private post-partum rooms, and a Level II NICU staffed by CHOP neonatologists.

Learn more or find a provider, call 215-345-2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/Baby.

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Pine Run

Broadening Their World Intergenerational Fun is the Tie that Binds Each week, Doylestown Health’s Children’s Village preschoolers deliver a happy burst of energy to the long-term residents of Pine Run Health Center. “Faces light up! The visit from the four and five year olds is the most anticipated activity of the week for residents,” says Tracy Mullarkey, Ed.M, CTRS, Pine Run Health Center’s director of Life Enrichment. “The students are just as excited,” says Children’s Village teacher Kathy Weber, who partners with Tracy to plan enriching activities the older adults and children can enjoy together. After the activity, the residents and children snack together and read a story.

Making Friends, Helping Each Other “Residents enjoy the levity the children bring and the opportunity to serve as mentors and friends to the younger generation,” says Tracy. “It was extra special for me this year, as my son was one of the children visiting. He told me he really enjoys singing and making crafts with the residents. As a parent, I’m happy to see that interacting with seniors helps the children develop empathy, communication skills, problem-solving abilities and a positive perception of aging.” Empathy training for children before the first visit includes: • Stories about grandparents • Impressing the children with the oldest residents’ ages • A picture book to prepare students for what they might see, such as people using walkers and wheelchairs

“The goal of the intergenerational program is for our residents to feel part of the community by serving as mentors and friends to the younger generation,” says Tracy. “We hope that the children will develop empathy towards our seniors and not have any fears or negative perceptions of our ages. There are many similarities that can be unifying between the generations, for instance, communication hurdles are common as is the desire for control. At the end of the day, we want to provide joy to our residents and children.”

“Building activities and games are colorful and engaging, and residents and children help one another. Children apply small craft materials because little hands can be more agile,” explains Tracy. Connecting Through Music “Childhood songs like, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, and holiday activities help seniors reminisce and put children and residents on common ground,” says Kathy, “We often see the retired teachers come back into their old roles.” The Pine Run Community offers all levels of continuing care, including personal care, memory care, rehabilitation, retirement living and more.

• Trying on eye glasses with tape over the lenses to mimic blurry vision • Exploring what it’s like to be hearing impaired by placing cotton balls in their ears and playing whisper down the lane

Learn more about Pine Run, contact Bethanne Weirman, 215-340-5256 or Nilsa Perez, 215-340-5162.

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Foundation

LEADERS by Example

For Doylestown Health Associates, generosity goes hand in hand with pride—a fact made obvious in their enthusiastic response to this year’s Associates Giving Campaign. On November 28, 2017, Doylestown Health employees, known familiarly as Associates, showed their support of the Doylestown Health mission – and just how much they care about the future of their community and families. That date, popularly known as Giving Tuesday, was the launch of the Doylestown Health Associates Giving Campaign. The response was incredible, with Associates donating more than $50,000 on that single day.

Associates Are All In Ask almost any Associate, and it’s obvious that their allin attitude comes from a place of pride, both in the effort Associates put into delivering exceptional care, and in the way Doylestown Health gives back to the community. Scott and Marcy Mikalaitis have both worked at Doylestown Hospital for a combined 28 years - Scott in the Security Office and Marcy in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Interventional Unit. As proud donors to Doylestown Health, they note: “We are constantly impressed by the excellent patient care delivered at Doylestown Hospital. The culture is one of caring and support. It’s been our pleasure to contribute to the hospital’s current and future success.”

Creating the Future of Care The Associates Campaign supports the life-changing work that happens at Doylestown Health everyday – as well as the expansion of the organization’s services and capabilities going forward. Future transformational initiatives include the new Center for Heart and Vascular Care, the new “Hub” Community Center at Pine Run Retirement Community, a new Outpatient Pavilion to house Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute and rehabilitation services, and an expanded Surgical Suite at Doylestown Hospital. This vision for the future of care inspires many Associates to give, including Oncology social worker Rachel Saks, who says, “The ability to hold steadfast to our mission, while staying current and cutting edge by embarking on new endeavors and relationships with community partners, is truly remarkable.” A recognition that giving comes full circle also drives generosity. Associates understand that as community members, their families and neighbors benefit from the exceptional care and services provided by Doylestown Health, at every life stage.

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Associate Patrice Blanchard, technical director of the hospital’s Echocardiography Lab, notes, “I work here. My family comes here, and this is where I would come if I needed care. So, whatever I can do to contribute to our future is important to me.”

patient who enters its doors with respect, compassion and highly-skilled care. I give as a way to say “thank you” for providing this special service to our community, and to help keep Doylestown Health on the cutting edge of medicine.”

Leading by Example

Team members throughout Doylestown Health are supporting efforts to enhance and expand the organization, and in doing so, have demonstrated that they believe enough in their work to make a personal investment in its future success. They are leaders in exemplifying the true spirit of community. Doylestown Health is privileged and humbled to have their support. When it comes to pride, the feeling is mutual.

The Associates Giving Campaign will extend until the Spring of 2018, and Associates in every area of Doylestown Health, as well as other key stakeholders in the organization, are striving for 100% participation. The Doylestown Health Medical Staff has set a goal to collectively donate $2 million in support of the Campaign for Doylestown Health. 435 members strong, the Medical Staff is relying on peer-to-peer fundraising to reach their significant goal. Joining the Associates and Medical Staff are more than 1,000 hospital Volunteers. In addition to the time and talents that the Volunteers devote to Doylestown Health every day, many have already pledged their financial support to the campaign, including Ella DiPete, who shares, “The hospital treats every

To learn more about how you can lend your support to Doylestown Health, contact Laura Wortman at 215-345-2122 or lwortman@dh.org.

This is OUR hospital. I work here. My family comes here, and this is where I would come if I needed care. So, whatever I can do to contribute to our future is important to me. - Patrice Blanchard,

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Ortho

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ACE Hip Replacement in the Morning. Home by Lunch.

“It was amazing! I had a hip replacement in the morning and by 12:30 pm I was walking through the door of my house and up and down the stairs,” says David Spivack, 58, of Buckingham, Pennsylvania, a busy realtor who had same day joint replacement surgery at Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute. Before surgery, David experienced pain caused by osteoarthritis in his left hip. Osteoarthritis causes joint discomfort, swelling and stiffness by wearing down the slippery cartilage that keeps bones from rubbing together. “I’m passionate about tennis,” explains David, who continued to play even though his hip slowed him down. Realizing it was time to consider surgery, David visited Thomas Vikoren, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Doylestown Health who recommended total hip replacement and informed David that he was a candidate for the Same-day Joint Replacement program. “Patients must be highly motivated, in good mental and physical health and willing to participate in intensive physical therapy to qualify,” explains Dr. Vikoren. After careful consideration, David, a busy realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate, chose the same-day option, “I scheduled my surgery for January 2, a time I knew my business would be slower.”

With You Every Step of the Way “This has been an unbelievably positive experience,” says David. “The communication and after-care were excellent and there was a real team approach. Dr. Vikoren called me the day of surgery and the day after, it was easy to get the right team member on the phone to get answers.” A month before surgery, David met with physical and occupational therapy, as well as the orthopedic patient navigator who coordinated his individualized care plan. “Physical therapy included stretches and exercises prior to surgery to help make recovery easier,” says David. “My surgery was early in the morning, and I arrived home at 12:30 pm to find a visiting nurse and a physical therapist waiting at my front door,” says David, adding, “They made sure that I knew how to safely get in and out of the house, up and down the stairs, and to the bathroom and shower. They checked that everything was set up appropriately and that it was a safe environment.

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“The next morning, the visiting nurse came back to check my vitals and to make sure I was OK,” explains David. “Occupational therapy and physical therapy came to my home as well. After that, I began regular, outpatient physical therapy. Physical therapy at the hospital is wonderful - my therapist understands my goals” says David, who is focused on getting back on the tennis court as soon as possible. Back in Action “This has been an amazing experience,” says David. “It’s hard to believe that I had a total joint replacement and was back on my feet the same day. I was driving and back to work in two weeks!” Same-day Joint Replacement for Rapid Recovery With new advances in joint replacement techniques, patients at Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute can have their joint replacement surgery and return to the comfort of home all in the same day. Revolutionary changes are taking place related to joint replacement, In the late 1990s, hospital stays of one-two weeks were common. In recent years, one-two night stays became standard. Today’s advanced surgical techniques and innovative pain management options have elevated care even further so that leaving Doylestown Hospital within hours after joint replacement is now possible. Patients must be in good health, willing to participate in an intensive physical therapy program and able to have someone with them in their home for 48 hours after surgery. The orthopedic surgeon may recommend same day joint replacement, but the decision is up to the patient and his or her insurance company.

The same-day rapid recovery option appeals to people who want to avoid an overnight hospital stay and prefer to recover at home. It is an alternative that gets patients back to doing what they want to do, sooner.

“Pain control is one of the biggest questions people have about a sameday joint replacement,” says Dr. Vikoren, noting that advances make it possible for patients to be up and walking almost immediately after surgery with less pain.

How it Works Advanced, minimally-invasive approaches to surgery and breakthroughs in anesthesia and pain control allow patients to be up and walking right after hip replacement surgery. Components include:

“We use a short acting spinal anesthesia in conjunction with various methods of pain control (known as multimodal pain management). For example, for knee replacement surgery we use a technique called adductor canal block which blocks the nerve that affects pain without blocking motor function. This way, patients can still use their muscles, but pain is mitigated.”

“Pre-hab” physical therapy to build strength prior to surgery Sophisticated, minimally invasive procedures using a gentle approach where cutting muscle is avoided Advanced pain control methods allowing patients to walk right after surgery Home health therapy upon arrival home

Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute For joint repair and replacement, spine and hand surgery, sports medicine and osteoporosis care, you’ll find Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute is the perfect fit. With same and next day appointments available, our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians treat all types of bone and muscle conditions. And for eligible joint replacement patients, our rapid recovery program helps patients return to the activities they love – faster.

It’s hard to believe that I had a total joint replacement and was back on my feet the same day. - David Spivack WATCH

David’s story at DoylestownHealth.org/SameDayJoint.

Learn more about Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Joints or call 215-345-2121. DoylestownHealth.org / Dialogue | 215.345.2121 | Spring 2018

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Cardiac

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MA X I M U M I M PAC T Introducing the Wor ld’s Smalle st Pac e ma ke r

Doylestown resident Tom Lacy, 75, was enjoying a Maryland golf vacation when his slow heartbeat got in the way. The course was soggy, and a cart path-only restriction was in place, so he was walking from the path onto the fairway to take his shots. “I was exhausted and short of breath, so I played only 13 or 14 holes in the last round,” says Tom, who has atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heart rate or rhythm that can cause poor blood flow. “I’ve been seeing electrophysiologist John Harding, MD, (heart rhythm specialist) at Doylestown Health for 10 years for AFib,” explains Tom, “And when I told him about my symptoms, he asked me to come to the hospital for tests.” Tom was diagnosed with bradycardia (a slow heart rate), which causes symptoms including fatigue, dizziness and in some cases passing out.

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See Tom’s story at DoylestownHealth.org/Pacemaker.

Weighing Options Dr. Harding and his colleague electrophysiologist Robert Sangrigoli, MD, visited Tom in the hospital to discuss his treatment. “I was going to need a pacemaker,” says Tom, “It was just a question of what kind. Regular pacemakers are bigger and they have wires, so you must limit activity. You can’t lift your arm over your shoulder for about four weeks.” “When considering a medical device, we let patients know, there are options. The decision is individualized and tailored to each patient’s needs,” explains Dr. Harding.

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Dr. Harding explained that the Medtronic Micra leadless pacemaker does everything a regular pacemaker does, but it’s one tenth of the size. The entire device, a tiny capsule less than an inch long, is implanted directly into the heart wall without invasive surgery, so there is no scarring or evidence of the pacemaker outside the body. Approved by the FDA in April 2016, the leadless design reduces infection risk and eliminates the problem of leads dislodging with arm movement, so patients can be active sooner. “We are excited that Doylestown Health continues to offer groundbreaking technology designed to make patients’ lives better,” says Dr. Sangrigoli. “In the field of cardiac pacing, we can now offer something very small that we know can make a big impact.” Similar to a traditional pacemaker, the Micra’s battery lasts about 12 years; however, the leadless pacemaker does not have to be replaced when the battery runs out. “It is so small that replacement devices can be placed next to the original,” says Dr. Sangrigoli.

Feeling Great After weighing his options, Tom became Doylestown Health’s first leadless pacemaker recipient in October 2017.

“The next day I was home, I could drive and do anything I wanted and my heartbeat was regular,” remarks Tom, who is busy at work and looking forward to hitting the links this Spring.

About Traditional Pacemakers Pacemakers are designed to treat bradycardia (slow heart rate). Traditional pacemakers are surgically implanted devices that generate electrical impulses to treat irregular heartbeats. About the size of a half dollar, the device is implanted in a pocket of tissue under the skin near the collarbone. The leads (wires) run from the pacemaker through a vein into the heart’s right ventricle. These leads deliver electric pulses from the generator to the right ventricle to help maintain a normal heart rate.

The Pacemaker of the Future The Medtronic Micra leadless device is intended for patients who need a single-chamber pacemaker, though Dr. Sangrigoli notes that this rapidly emerging technology, over the next few years, may completely replace traditional pacing systems, even when both the upper and lower chambers of the heart require pacing.

Seamless Care, Close to Home Any adjustments and follow up care for Tom’s pacemaker can be handled by experts at Doylestown Health Cardiology’s Device Clinic, staffed by a nurse practitioner and full-service team in the same location where he sees Dr. Harding. The leadless pacemaker offers full remote monitoring capability. A home monitor near the patient’s bedside takes readings from the patient’s heart device and simultaneously communicates the information to the doctor’s office.

Doylestown Health AFib Center Doylestown Health physicians have extensive experience treating irregular heartbeats. Doylestown Health’s AFib Center offers a complete range of treatments for the most common irregular heartbeat, Atrial Fibrillation, from medical management to complex convergent procedures. Doylestown Health’s Richard A. Reif Heart Institute is one of the top programs in the region in terms of success, safety and volumes performing procedures to treat irregular heartbeats.

Learn more about Doylestown Health’s AFib Center, visit DoylestownHealth.org/AFib or call 215-345-2328. DoylestownHealth.org / Dialogue | 215.345.2121 | Spring 2018

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THE Community CALENDAR Doylestown Health offers a variety of classes, screenings, support groups and special events to promote health and wellness in our community. Events take place at Doylestown Hospital, the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington, Doylestown Health Connections at the Cowhey Family ShopRite in Warminster and other community locations.

SPECIAL EVENTS Cornerstone 5K

Community Blood Drive

Sat., Apr. 21 – 8:30 to 11 am

Fri. Jul. 13 – 6:30 am to 5 pm

Doylestown Hospital Campus Race day registration is 7 to 8:45 am. Starting at 8:30 am is a 1-Mile Fun Run and a 2-Mile Health Walk. The 5K Race will start at 9 am. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Heart Institute’s leadership commitment to Doylestown Health’s Center for Heart and Vascular Care. For more information, contact Dominic Calafati at dcalafati@cornerstoneclubs.com or call 215-918-5900. Visit Bucks5KSeries.com to register.

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State Street, Doylestown Please schedule your appointment online at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code doylestownhos or call the Heart Institute Office at 215-345-2328.

March for Babies 2018 – Bucks County

Jericho National Golf Club, 250 Brownsburg Rd., New Hope Proceeds benefit Doylestown Hospital and the Teen Volunteer Scholarship Program. Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $15,000. Visit DoylestownHealth.org/Golf for more details or call 215-345-2124.

Sun., Apr. 29 – 9 am to 1 pm Bucks County Community College - Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Doylestown Health is proud to support the March of Dimes’ March for Babies 2018 - Bucks County walk. The March of Dimes supports important research and education to prevent preterm births and birth defects. Let’s walk together to show our support! Learn more or join our team, call 215-345-2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/March.

What You Need to Know about the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Tues., May 15 – 6:30 to 8 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Medical marijuana is now legal in Pennsylvania. Join Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP, assistant director of Doylestown Health’s Pharmacy, to discuss details and updates about the PA Medical Marijuana Program. Special focus on how and when marijuana could be used medically and what types of patients patients would be eligible will be reviewed. Registration required. Free

Friends of the Heart Institute 40th Anniversary Celebration: Friends Fever Sat., May 19 – 7 to 10 pm Keenan Motors Mercedes, 3664 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown Join Friends of the Heart Institute as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary! All proceeds will be directed to Friends’ leadership commitment for the renovation and expansion of Doylestown Health’s Center for Heart and Vascular Care. For tickets or more information, visit DoylestownHealth.org/FriendsFever or call 215-345-2954. Tickets per person: $60 for FHI Members / $75 for Non-Members

Doylestown Health Foundation’s 27th Annual Golf Classic Mon., Jun. 11 – 10 am to 7:30 pm

Golf Ball Drop Raffle Sponsored by EventQuip Mon., Jun. 11 Enter for a chance to win cash prizes! Purchase a Golf Ball Raffle Ticket that matches a numbered golf ball. The golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter onto a target on the Jericho National Golf Club course before the start of the Golf Classic. The three golf balls landing closest to the target will win: (1st) $2,500, (2nd) $1,000 and (3rd) $500. Winners need not be present. Only 1,000 will be sold. For details or to purchase tickets, call 215-345-2124 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/GolfBallDrop. Tickets: $20 each or 6 for $100

Save the Date for the Circle of Life: Giving Full Circle Auction and Gala Fri., Nov. 9 Doylestown Country Club, 20 Country Club Ln., Doylestown The Circle of Life silent and live auctions are back! Mark your calendars to join us for a night of socializing with fellow supporters while having the opportunity to raise funds for Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute and Doylestown Health Hospice.

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Special Events

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BUCKS COUNTY DESIGNER HOUSE & GARDENS House Tours

Come experience and explore Cedaridge Farm! Established in 1790 as a Mennonite dairy farm and fruit tree orchard, it spans more than twenty acres of gardens, streams and woodlands. Our professional designers and landscapers are showcasing their skills in the home of award-winning author and photographer, Derek Fell, and garden designer, Carolyn Fell. After touring, shop in the unique boutiques and enjoy a meal in the Waterfall Café. For tickets or more information, visit BucksCountyDesignerHouse.org or call 215-345-2191.

Preview Gala

Apr. 29 - May 27.

Sun. – Noon to 4 pm

Tickets: $30 for seniors (62+) and advance sale (thru Apr. 29), $35 at the door; Group tours are $20 (minimum 15 tickets)

Mon., Tues., Weds. & Fri. 10 am to 4 pm Thurs. – 10 am to 7 pm Sat. – 10 am to 4 pm

Wellness Wednesdays Weds., May 9 & 23 − 11 am to 2 pm Join Doylestown Health professionals for FREE cholesterol and glucose screenings, health information, giveaways and more! The Doylestown Health tent will be on the grounds of the Designer House, and all are invited to visit us before or after their house tour.

Meet the Design Team Thurs., May 10 − 4 to 6 pm Join us for a casual afternoon to meet the entire 2018 Design Team. Discuss the inspiration for their work, the challenges they faced and their approach to design. Admittance is with a house tour ticket or, for previous attendees, a 2018 Program Guide. Complimentary with Tour Ticket.

Fri., Apr. 27 − 7 to 10 pm Join us for an elegant Preview Gala and be among the first to experience the beauty of the 2018 Bucks County Designer House & Gardens. Black tie optional. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

2018 MENTAL HEALTH SERIES Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Health Illness Doylestown Health is working with community partners to break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Join us for monthly discussions on a variety of mental health topics led by professionals in the field. Programs take place from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in Conference Room J at Doylestown Hospital. For more information, including a full list of events, visit DoylestownHealth.org/ MentalHealthSeries or call 215-345-2121. Free

Impact of Substance Abuse on the Family

Coping with Loss

Wed., May 2 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Wed., Jun. 6 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Join us as a representative from Livengrin explores why addiction is considered a family disease. Learn the difference between supportive helping and enabling or co-dependency that can lead to dysfunctional relationships. You’ll gain insight into how families can get the help they need and begin the recovery process. Free

Gain insight into grief’s impact on our daily lives. We’ll discuss the challenges that accompany new grief, explore avenues for self care and identify coping strategies to help you and others through the grief process. Free

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Wed., Jul. 11 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Wed., May 23 – 7 to 9 pm Question. Persuade. Refer. These three simple steps may save a life! QPR gatekeepers are trained to understand and recognize a mental health crisis. FREE QPR training is provided by Buck County Suicide Prevention Task Force. Registration is required. Free

Eating Disorders in the 21st Century Learn the types of eating disorders, signs and symptoms and related issues. Learn about treatment options and resources in the community for those struggling with an eating disorder and for family members wishing to offer support.

Sleep: An Essential Component to Health & Wellbeing Wed., Aug. 1 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm This presentation will cover the impact of poor sleep on wellbeing, describe good sleep habits and give an overview of treatment options for sleep disorders.

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Healthy Lifestyle DOYLESTOWN HEALTH CONNECTIONS Stop by the Doylestown Health Connections office located at the Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster, for free in-store health and wellness education programs, screenings and physician referrals. Receive a $3 ShopRite coupon for attending an event. For more information or to register for an event, call 215-672-1870.

DIABETES EDUCATION

How to Live a Longer, Healthier Life Wed., May 9 − 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Marc Rabinowitz, MD, from Prevention First Healthcare, will lead an interactive discussion on the latest in medical and wellness news, including proactive and preventive care. Dr. Rabinowitz believes that by sharing knowledge and medical research, patients can live a happier and healthier life. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Red Cross Blood Drive

Diabetes Education Mon., Apr. 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 – Noon to 2 pm (I) OR 6 to 8 pm (J) Conference room follows the time, Doylestown Hospital A comprehensive five-class program recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Fee may be covered by insurance and includes attendance by a support person. Registration required. To register, call 215-345-2168.

Pre-Diabetes Program Wed., Apr. 25 and May 2 OR May 23 and May 30 − 6 to 7:30 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital For the person who has not yet been officially diagnosed with diabetes, but has a fasting glucose of 100 to 125. Topics include physical activity, promoting weight loss, meal planning, and blood glucose monitoring. The second class reviews meal plans, food labels, shopping for and preparing healthy meals. Registration is required. To register, call 215-345-2168. Fee: $40

WELLNESS EDUCATION The Emotions of Moving: Considering Continuing Care Retirement Living Tues., Apr. 24 − 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Do you feel like you want to make the transition to senior living, but something is holding you back? Are you unsure of how or unable to take the next step? Join Vicki Bosler from Pine Run Retirement Community for an interactive discussion about the emotional side of the retirement living decision. Come share thoughts and questions with others who are in the same place. Leave with a goal – however minor – to take back control of your life. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Mon., May 21 − 2 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Spring into action, save a life! Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. The life you save may be a child’s. Registration recommended. Walk-ins welcome. Call 215-672-1870 or 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to register.

Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Program Tues., May 22, 29, Jun. 5, 12, 19 − 6:30 to 8 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster This FREE five-week program is designed to help you quit smoking comfortably. Learn about using the patch, nicotine gum, lozenges, inhaler, nasal spray, Welbutrin and Chantix. Invite your friends and family members who want to quit, too! Patches included at no cost for those attending a minimum of two sessions. Program supported by the SEPA Regional Tobacco Project. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Staying Healthy for Retirement: Choosing a Retirement Community Tues., May 1 − 6 to 7 pm Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster Do you know what to look for when selecting a retirement community? Find out what to consider and questions to ask when making this important decision. Learn how to assess the financial benefits of a retirement community versus remaining at home. Discussion presented by Vicki Bosler, business development director from Pine Run Retirement Community. Talk with ShopRite dietitian Linda Brophy, RDN, LDN, to learn how an active lifestyle and eating well maintains good health. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

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Memory Workshop: Is it Forgetfulness or Alzheimer’s?

Blood Pressure Screening

Tues., May 22 − 6:30 to 8 pm

Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Associates from Doylestown Health will take blood pressure readings. Customers with a non-latex blood pressure cuff are encouraged to bring it to the screening to determine the accuracy of home readings. Free

1st Wed. of the Month – 10 am to 1 pm

Northampton Township Library, 25 Upper Holland Rd., Richboro Feeling forgetful? Join our informative discussion and participate in a fun exercise in mental fitness. Pine Run Lakeview associates Maureen Riley, director of Life Enrichment, Cheri Kline, director of Education, and Barbara Dumas, senior administrator of Personal Care, will examine the difference between forgetfulness and memory impairments such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Talk with registered dietitian Linda Brophy, RDN, LDN from ShopRite about the MIND Diet and learn what foods affect brain health. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Eye Health: What is Dry Eye Discussion & Screening Thurs., May 31 − 10 am to 1 pm WREC @ Warminster Community Park, 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster Dry eye is a condition that occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, leading to burning, redness, irritation and more. Sebastian Lesniak, MD, from Matossian Eye Associates, will be offering complimentary dry eye screenings and an educational lecture on dry eye disease and available treatment options. Registered dietitian Linda Brophy, RDN, LDN, from ShopRite, will be available to talk to about how good nutrition can preserve vision and reduce the risk of certain eye diseases. Discussion begins at noon and screenings will be administered before and afterward. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Getting Your Zzzzz’s: The Importance of Sleep Tues., Jun. 5 − 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster How important is sleep? Did you know that poor sleep is linked to an increased risk of weight gain, poor concentration, weakness, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and depression? Learn about good versus poor sleep and the risks and signs of sleep apnea. Presented by Marjorie Whelan, DNP, CNRN, CRNP. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Staying Healthy for Retirement: Pine Run Trolley Tour

Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screening Wed., Jun. 6 – 10 am to 1 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Associates from Doylestown Health will take blood pressure and cholesterol readings. Cholesterol test will be completed by finger stick (non-fasting). Customers with a non-latex blood pressure cuff are encouraged to bring it to the screening to determine the accuracy of home readings. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Understanding the Medicare Maze Wed., Jun. 6 − 6 to 7:30 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Whether you are about to turn 65 and are enrolling in Medicare for the first time or want to be prepared for the next open enrollment, you should understand the options available to you. Jim Waters, APPRISE counselor for the Bucks County Area on Aging, will conduct a talk about Medicare so you can make an informed decision about your coverage. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Massage Therapy for Wellness Tues., Jun. 12 OR Tues., Sept. 11 – 10 am to 1 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Join The Spa at Cornerstone’s massage therapist John Hogan for a FREE personal 15-minute massage and learn how massage can release tension, improve circulation, eliminate toxins, and bring relief to tight, painful muscles. Appointments required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Tues., Jun. 5 − 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Understanding Advance Directives

Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster Board the Pine Run Trolley for a trip to the beautiful Pine Run Retirement Community in the springtime. See a variety of newly designed cottages, as well as renderings of our under-construction Community Center. Chat with Pine Run Villagers while enjoying light refreshments. Afterward, your return trip to Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center via the Pine Run Trolley will be a chance to start daydreaming about living a more carefree lifestyle. Check in begins at 5:30 pm and the trolley departs at 6 pm sharp. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Tues., Aug. 14 − 10 to 11 am OR 6 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Are your loved ones prepared to make important medical decisions for you? Steve Day, Jr., Esq. CHPC, counsel and director of Risk at Doylestown Health, and Betsy Payn, executive director of Looking Ahead, will conduct a discussion and answer questions about advance directives and healthcare powers of attorney. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

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Healthy Lifestyle WELLNESS EDUCATION

AARP SMART DRIVER PROGRAMS

How to Plan a Healthy Vacation

AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course

Thurs., May 10 − 11:30 am to Noon OR 12:30 to 1 pm

Sat., May 26, Jun. 23, Jul. 14, Aug. 11 – 8:30 am to 1 pm

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Going on vacation is a good way to unwind and enjoy yourself, but you don’t want to leave feeling worse than you arrived—join Doylestown Health educators to learn simple tricks will ensure you’re doing everything you can to stay healthy. Registration recommended. Free

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Participants in this program may be eligible for discounted car insurance. Pre-registration is required. Refresher class participants MUST bring proof that they have taken the 8-hour class. Please bring a valid driver’s license and your AARP card if you are a member.

Cut Back or Cut Out? How to Create a Workable Budget

Fee: $15 for AARP members (with card), $20 for non-members, paid to instructor the day of the class. Checks are payable to AARP. To register, call 215-345-2121. For information on other AARP class locations, call 1-877-390-8806 or visit aarp.org/driving27

Wed., May 23 − Noon to 12:30 pm OR 12:45 to 1:15 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Understanding money management, your spending habits, and how to avoid unmanageable debt is vital to your financial well-being. Join American Heritage Credit Union to learn how to lay the groundwork for you to track your income and “outgo.” You’ll learn how to create a budget and set realistic financial goals based on your budget to ensure financial success! Registration recommended. Free

Teen Dating Violence

BEREAVEMENT PROGRAMS For more information or to register for a bereavement program, please email Karyn Arnold at karnold@dh.org or call 215-345-2079 no later than 24 hours before the program.

Wed., Jun. 13 − Noon to 1 pm

Can You Let it Go?

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital School is out and summer has begun, which means you might know less about what your teenagers are doing. Learn about the prevalence, impact and risk for teens who may find themselves in an abusive relationship. This workshop will include interactive activities, videos and stories to raise awareness around this community issue, as well as resources for teens that may be experiencing abuse in their relationships. Free

Tues., May 8 − 6 to 8 pm

Guided Meditation

Thurs., May 17 − 10 am to Noon Tues., July 24 - 7 to 9 pm

Thurs., Jun. 28 − 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Cafeteria, Doylestown Hospital This session provides a taste of the fundamentals of Mindfulness Meditation, which has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, pain, and improve well-being. Through meditation awareness exercises, we will explore this practical, time-proven approach to living fully in the present moment, which has helped countless people achieve greater balance, vitality and health. Free

Releasing anger and guilt after a loved one dies. Join bereavement coordinators Celia M.R. Blum and Karyn Arnold for a thought-provoking discussion focused on residual emotions and loss. Do guilt and anger serve a purpose? Do they have any positive benefits? Can we learn to forgive ourselves and move forward? Join us in tackling this challenging topic. Free

Who Am I Now?

Join bereavement coordinators Celia M.R. Blum and Karyn Arnold for an opportunity to gain insight into grief and loss, better understanding the grief process, develop coping strategies and become familiar with resources and support in our community. Free

My Wishes Workshop Tues., May 8, Jun. 5, Jul. 10, Aug. 7 – 10 am to Noon Thurs., Apr. 19, May 24, Jun. 21, Jul. 26, Aug. 23 – 6 to 8 pm Warrington Room 1 & 2, Health & Wellness Center

Tues., May 1 - 10 am to Noon

Visiting Nurse Conference Room, 2nd floor, 4259 W. Swamp Rd., Doylestown Take the first steps toward completing an advance directive, a legal document that allows you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. Learn the vocabulary, reflect on your values and explore goals for treatment in this interactive workshop. Free

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CORNERSTONE FITNESS AND SPA CLASSES Cornerstone Fitness and Spa is a community partner. The following classes take place at Cornerstone at the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington unless otherwise noted. Register for all Cornerstone classes listed here at 215-918-5900. Better Balance for Seniors

Yoga Gently

6 week session begins Apr. 23 1:30 to 2:30 pm

8 week sessions begins Apr. 27 & Jun. 29 10 to 11 am

This class is designed to improve balance, make strength gains and sharpen cognitive skills for older, active adults. Integrated into the training is Tai Chi, circuits, obstacle courses, and walking outdoors (weather permitting). No two days are ever the same. Exercises are done with or near a chair for support as needed. Prerequisite: must be able to walk 10 feet independently. Fee: $139 per person

A softer, gentler approach to a yoga practice. Appropriate for all levels, including beginners and seniors who can get up and down from the floor without assistance. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person

Ageless Grace: A Brain Fitness Program 6 week session begins Apr. 23 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain: analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination. Performed while seated in a chair, these exercises are based on everyday movements that are natural and organic and focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. For all fitness levels. Fee: $50 per person

Arthritis Foundation® Water Class 8 week session begins Apr. 24 & Jun. 26 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Created by the Arthritis Foundation, this class is specifically designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. It is proven to reduce pain and stiffness, build strength, and increase range of motion, balance and endurance. This program can benefit participants of all levels--from those who are already exercising to those who have been sedentary due to limited mobility. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person/per session

Beginning T’ai Chi and Qi Gong: the Yang 13 Posture Form 6 week session begins Apr. 26 6:30 to 7:30 pm For beginners of all ages and abilities, this is a 6-week introduction to the ancient Chinese martial art, exercise, and moving meditation known as T’ai Chi Chuan. This dedicated series is designed so that students will learn several postures each week and by week 6, perform the complete 13 posture Yang form. Notes for home practice, plus email updates from the instructor will promote improved T’ai Chi practice. For all fitness levels. Fee: $111 per person

Chair Fit 8 week sessions begin Apr. 27 and Jun. 29 Fridays – 10:30 to 11:30 am Chair Fit is a low impact cardio and strength class in which participants use a chair for balance and assistance. This class provides just enough support and simplicity to be the perfect exercise prescription for seniors, those who may be returning to exercise after an injury, or adults looking for a change from a more sedentary lifestyle. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person

Chair Yoga 8 week sessions begin Apr. 27 & Jun. 26 11:45 am to 12:35 pm This yoga class allows participants to use the support of a chair – seated or standing – to perform gentle stretches designed to increase flexibility, range of motion and balance. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person

The Myth of Aging - Tools to Move Out of Pain and Into Freedom Sun., Apr. 29 Lower Body − 11 am to 1 pm Upper Body − 1:30 to 3:30 pm The morning yoga class will focus on the lower body. Come with your aches and pains in your low back, hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet and move into freedom and ease. You will learn targeted exercises and poses to help relieve pain in many common areas of the body. Leave with poses and exercises to practice at home. Fee: $40 per person (Register for Upper Body session and save, $75 for both sessions.)

Introduction to Meditation 4 week session begins May 23 7:45 to 8:45 pm Meditation has many benefits including decreasing stress and improving sleep quality. In this four week workshop, find out what meditation really is, what the benefits are, and how the different styles vary. Different styles will be discussed each week with an opportunity to practice at home. You will also learn how to set yourself up for successful meditation practice with tips for stretching, breathing, etc. This class is appropriate for anyone wanting to learn how to improve their quality of life. Fee: $60 per person.

Yoga Gently 8 week session begins Jun. 29 Fridays − 10 to 11 am A softer, gentler approach to a yoga practice. Appropriate for all levels, including beginners and seniors who can get up and down from the floor without assistance. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person.

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Support Groups Doylestown Health offers both hospital-sponsored and community support groups. For more information, call 215-345-2657 unless number is listed. BEREAVEMENT Doylestown Health Hospice offers a comprehensive bereavement program open to all members of our community who have sustained a recent loss. Seminars, monthly support groups and leisure activities help individuals connect with others as they face the challenges of creating a new normal. For more information regarding our program, please call 215-345-2079.

CANCER SUPPORT Call 215-345-2022. Support groups meet in the Cancer Support Community Office, Doylestown Hospital unless otherwise noted. Blood Cancer Thurs., Apr. 19, May 17, Jun. 21, Jul. 19, Aug 16 − 11 am

Brain Cancer Tues., Apr. 24, May 22, Jun. 26, Jul. 24, Aug. 28 − 12:30 pm

Ostomy Cancer

Low Vision

Thurs., Jun. 7 − 12:30 pm

Fri. Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 22, Jul. 27, Aug. 24 10 am

Pancreatic Cancer Networking Group Thurs., May 10, Jun. 14, Jul. 12, Aug. 9 − 11 am

Prostate Cancer

Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Lyme Disease Sun., May 20, Jun. 10 – 7 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

Tues., Apr. 17, May 15, Jun. 19, − 7 pm

Multiple Sclerosis

Conference Room A, Doylestown Hospital

Thurs., May 10, Jun. 14, Jul. 12 (J), Aug. 9 – 7 pm

CARDIOVASCULAR ICD (Implanted Defibrillator) Tues., Apr. 17 – 6:30 pm

Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Parkinson’s Disease Tues., May 8, Jun. 12, Jul. 10, Aug. 14 1:30 pm

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Call 215-345-2328.

Warrington Room, Health & Wellness Center

Stroke

Mon., Jun. 25 – 6:30 pm

Thurs., May 3, Jun. 7, Jul. 5, Aug. 2 – 2 pm

Scleroderma

Moss Rehab Day Room, Doylestown Hospital

Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital Call 215-249-1132.

DISEASES & CHRONIC

MATERNAL HEALTH

Alzheimer’s Disease Family/Caregiver

Breastfeeding Mothers’ Group

Wed., Apr. 24, May 22, Jun. 26, Jul. 24, Aug. 28 – 7 pm

Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Thursdays – 10 am

Conference Room A, Doylestown Hospital

Infertility/RESOLVE

Alzheimer’s Disease Family/Caregiver

Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Tues., May 8, Jun. 12, – 7 pm

Tues., May 9, Jun. 13, Jul. 11, Aug. 8 – 3 pm

Perinatal Loss

Tues., May 8, Jun. 12, Jul. 10 − 7 pm

Pine Run Lakeview, 2425 Lower State Rd., Doylestown Call 215-489-5872.

Chapel, Doylestown Hospital

Cancer Bereavement

Better Breathers

Breast Cancer

Mon., Apr. 23, May 21, Jun. 25, Jul. 23, Aug. 27 − 7:30 pm

Tues., May 3, Aug. 7 – 10:30 am

SELF-HELP

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thurs., May 3, Jun. 7, Jul. 5, Aug. 2 – 11 am

Diabetes Support Group

Saturdays – 11 am; Sundays – 8:30 am Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital

Gynecological Cancer Networking Group

Wed., May 9 – 7 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

Gamblers Anonymous

Thurs., Apr. 26, May 24, Jun. 28, Jul. 26, Aug. 23 − 11 am

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue

Mondays – 7:30 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Living with Cancer

Tues., Apr. 17, May 15, Jun. 19, Aug. 21 6:30 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Nicotine Anonymous Thursdays – 6:30 pm

Tues., May 1, Jun. 5, July 3, Aug. 7 – 7 pm

Colorectal Cancer

Tues., Apr. 24, May 8, 22, Jun. 12, 26, Jul. 10, 24, Aug. 14, 28 − 11 am

My Spouse Has Cancer Tues., Apr. 17, May 15, Jun. 19, Jul. 17, Aug. 21 – 7 pm

Insulin Pump

Conference Room H, Doylestown Hospital

Wed., May 16 – 7 pm

Narcotics Anonymous

Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Saturdays - 6:30 pm Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital

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Cardiac Connections

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HEART & VASCULAR EDUCATION

STROKE PREVENTION Stroke Risk Screening Wed., Apr. 25 − 4 to 6 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Sponsored by Doylestown Health and the American Stroke Association, this free screening includes risk assessment, a check of blood pressure and pulse, and an auditory evaluation of blood flow in the neck. Free

Stroke Screening: Are You at Risk for Stroke? Tues., May 8 − 10 am to 1 pm

Walk With A Doc – Monthly Event Wed., Apr. 18, May 16 - Noon to 1 pm Jun. 20, Jul. 18, Aug. 15 - 8 to 9 am Doylestown Hospital Campus, Doylestown Hospital Walking for as little as 30 minutes per day can improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and reduce your risk for coronary heart disease and many other health conditions. Free parking is available in the Doylestown Hospital Parking Garage or at First Baptist Church with shuttle service to Doylestown Hospital campus. Each Walk With A Doc Event Includes: • Brief health discussion by a Doylestown Health clincian • 30- to 45-minute walk around the Doylestown Hospital campus • Refreshments, giveaways and more! Registration encouraged for each event. For more information or to register, call 215-345-2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/WWAD. Free

The Heart of Women’s Health

Heart Health: Facts Over Fiction

Tues., May 22 − 10 am to Noon

Thurs., Jun. 14 − 10 to 11 am

VIA Auditorium, Health & Wellness Center Join cardiologist MaryAnn Williamson, MD, to learn common signs and symptoms of heart disease in women, and how to manage your personal risk factors for heart disease at any age. Panel Q&A immediately following lecture. Registration required. Free

Smyth Hall, Christ’s Home Senior Community, 1 Shepherd’s Way, Warminster You may think you know how to protect yourself from heart disease, but many Americans have their heart facts wrong. Join cardiologist James Kmetzo, MD, to separate fact from fiction. Learn practical tips you can use every day to remain heart healthy. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster This free screening includes risk assessment, a check of blood pressure and pulse, and an auditory evaluation of blood flow in the neck. Appointments required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Staying Healthy for Retirement: Stroke Stroke Causes, Prevention & Treatment Tues., Aug. 7 − 6 to 7 pm Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster Stroke is the #4 cause of death and is a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Join neurologist Sudhir Aggarwal, MD, for an informative discussion on what causes a stroke, the latest treatments and how you can reduce your risk. Talk with ShopRite registered dietitian Linda Brophy, RDN, LDN, to learn how food choices can reduce your stroke risk. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Staying Healthy for Retirement: Stroke Screening Tues., Sept. 4 − 6 to 7:30 pm Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster Brooke Kearins, MSN, CRNP, and Marjorie Whelan, DNP, CNRN, CRNP, will perform FREE stroke screenings, including risk assessment, a check of blood pressure and pulse and an auditory evaluation of blood flow in the neck. Appointments required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

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Orthopedic Options EDUCATION & SCREENINGS

BALANCE & FALL PREVENTION

Overcoming Headaches & Chronic Neck Pain

Are You at Risk for Falling? Lecture and Screening

Thurs., Apr. 26 − 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Fri., Apr. 20, May 18, Jun. 15, Aug. 17 − Noon to 1 pm

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Chronic headaches are a leading cause of impaired daily function, loss of work and time spent with family and friends. Although a complicated phenomenon, new research indicates that the many chronic headaches originate from conditions related to muscles in the neck. If you suffer from headaches and are overwhelmed and frustrated with your prognosis, learn about some of the new techniques that David Qu, MD, uses to help his patients finally find relief. Registration required. Free

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Doylestown Health’s physical therapists offer monthly health discussions on fall risks and prevention. Following the lecture, therapists will offer personalized balance screenings. Registration required. Free

Management of Back Pain: What are My Options? Tues., May 1 − 6:30 to 7:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join back pain specialists Victor Hsu, MD, Sean Butler, MD, and Todd Bromberg, DO, to discuss the management of back pain including conservative approaches, advance treatments and surgical interventions. A panel discussion with the physicians will be included in the presentation. Registration required. Free

Why Does it Hurt When I Raise My Arm? Thurs., May 31 − 6:30 to 7:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Orthopedic surgeon, Kiernan Cody, MD, will discuss common reasons for shoulder pain and how to manage these issues with conservative and surgical approaches. Registration required. Free

When Your Foot Hits the Ground, Are You Having Difficulty? Wed., Jul. 11 − 1 to 2 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Steven Shannon, DPM, will discuss the many reasons why you may need to see a podiatrist. He will review common diagnoses and treatments for foot and ankle problems. Registration required. Free

Is Same Day Joint Replacement Right for You? Wed., Jul. 18 − 6:30 to 7:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Ready for a joint replacement? Come learn about an exciting new option for rapid recovery: Same-day Joint Replacement. Join orthopedic suregon, Thomas Vikoren, MD, to discuss our same day total joint replacement program criteria and what the program entails. Registration is required. Free

“Footsteps” Balance Workshop Wed., May 16 − 9 to 10 am OR 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Do you have balance issues? This mini-seminar includes a few simple tests to determine if your balance is impaired. Learn exercises and movements that can be used in the home to improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing to class. Presented by Doylestown Health physical therapsists Karen Snow, PT, and Janis Markowitz, PT, MSPT, for Doylestown Hospital Home Health. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Balance & Fall Risk Screening Wed., Jul. 11 − 9 am to Noon Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Doylestown Health physical therapists Karen Snow, PT, and Janis Markowitz, PT, MSPT, for Doylestown Hospital Home Health, will perform individual balance screenings and give personalized recommendations of how to reduce your risk of falling. Appointment required. To make an appointment, call 215-672-1870. Free

Fall Prevention Workshop Wed., Aug. 8 − 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Learn what factors put you at risk for a fall and how to avoid them. Discuss medication factors, how to make your home safer, the latest home safety devices and healthy lifestyle choices that promote better balance. Presented by Karen Snow, PT, from Doylestown Hospital Home Health. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

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Concerned About Cancer

Register at DoylestownHealth.org or call 215-345-2121 unless otherwise noted

Skin Cancer Screening

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

Fri., Jun. 15 − 10 am to Noon

Cancer Support Community (CSC) at Doylestown Hospital is located on the first floor, around the corner from the Main Lobby. We offer social and emotional support to people living with any type of cancer, and to their families and friends. Free of charge! The Doylestown Hospital suite is open Tuesdays, 10 am to 9 pm and Thursdays 10am to 2 pm. To become a member or register for a program, call 215-345-2022 or e-mail Lauren@cancersupportphiladelphia.org.

Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster 95% of melanomas are cured when caught early. Early detection and treatment are important to stop the spread and cure skin cancer. Dermatologist Adam Woldow, MD, from Certified Dermatology, will be providing non-invasive skin cancer screenings on visible skin areas. Appointments required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

CANCER PREVENTION Getting to Know Yourself: Understanding the Importance of Genetic Testing Tues., May 15 − 6 to 7 pm

SCREENINGS & SUPPORT Oral Cancer Screening Wed., Apr. 18 − 11:30 am to 2 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Laurence Stone, DDS, will provide free oral cancer screenings using Oral-ID, a state-of-the-art cancer screening device that can help identify the first signs of oral cancer. Appointments required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Warminster Township Library, 1076 Emma Ln., Warminster Join Doylestown Health’s Cancer Risk and Genetics Program coordinator, Cheryl Knight, to discuss genetic testing and measures you can take to help educate yourself and your family to reduce risk of cancer. Hear about the most up-to-date information so that, if needed, you can empower yourself and make an informed decision. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Taking Charge of Your Breast Health Wed., Sept. 12 − 6 to 7 pm

Lung Cancer Screening Thurs., May 10 − 5 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Find out if you qualify for a low dose CT scan to detect lung cancer and learn about tips and resources to help you quit smoking. Current or past smokers ages 55-74 can make an appointment to meet with Doylestown Health’s lung navigator Courtney Jordan, RN, BSN, to assess your eligibility and provide information on your next steps. Appointments required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Skin Cancer Screening Wed., May 16 OR Tues., May 22 − 6:30 to 8 pm Doylestown Health Cancer Institute, Pavilion, Suite 307 May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention month. Doylestown Health and area dermatologists are offering free skin screenings. This program is intended for those who are uninsured or underinsured and have not had a screening within the last two years. This program is NOT intended for individuals currently under the care of a dermatologist.

Warminster Township Library, 1076 Emma Ln., Warminster Join Donna Angotti, MD, FACS, medical director of Doylestown Health’s Breast Center, for an interactive presentation designed to answer all of your breast health questions. Learn about breast cancer risk reduction, detection and novel treatments. Leave educated and empowered to take steps toward better breast health. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Staying Healthy for Retirement: Prostate Cancer Detection & Treatment Thurs., Sept. 27 − 6 to 7:30 pm Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster Prostate cancer is different than other cancers because it grows slowly and has no symptoms. Early diagnosis means more men are living longer, healthier lives with prostate cancer. Join Albert Ruenes, MD, from Doylestown Health Urology, for an interactive discussion that reviews current advances in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. Talk with ShopRite registered dietitian Linda Brophy, RDN, LDN, to learn how to maintain a healthy weight to lower your risk for prostate cancer. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Appointments are required and space is limited. Call 215-345-2261 to schedule an appointment. Free

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Nutrition Doylestown Health Nutrition Services Doylestown Health Nutrition Services specializes in personalized nutrition therapy for diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, digestive and eating disorders, pregnancy, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Most insurance plans are accepted. To schedule an appointment, call Debbie Davis, MBA, RDN, CSO, LDN at 215-345-2356, Kristin Morrow at RD, LDN, CDE, 215-918-5702 or Beth Kelly, MA, RDN, LDN at 215-918-5701.

EDUCATION Natural, Organic & GMO: What Does it All Mean? Thurs., May 24 − 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Join Alysha Robinson, MA, CHES, from Doylestown Health, for a discussion about foods that are natural, organic or GMO. Learn how to decipher the differences and make the best choices for you and your family. Leave with a better understanding and ability to make decisions while shopping without falling victim to fancy marketing gimmicks that can hurt your health and your wallet. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

A Healthy Weigh: Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyle Program Classes beginning in May and August. Register by setting up an individual consultation “A Healthy Weigh” is Doylestown Health’s new weight management and healthy lifestyle program. This program incorporates healthy, “real” food into a plan customized to each person’s nutrition needs. The program is divided into 2 phases: Phase 1: offers an initial 8-week program that focuses on the basics of attaining a healthy weight and healthy well-being. Phase 2: 10 months divided into five 2-month sessions which builds on the healthy lifestyle skills learned in the introductory phase. Fee: $250 for the first 16 weeks; $110 for each 2-month series. Must complete the initial 16 weeks to be eligible for Phase 2. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn $50 in ShopRite Gift cards if initial weight loss goals are met. Discount rate available to Cornerstone Gym and Doylestown Health Cardiac Rehab members.

The DASH Diet Tues., Jul. 24 − 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Learn about losing weight and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol with the DASH Diet. Program centers on real food, understanding labels and reducing red meat, fats and sweets. Ranked #1 overall diet by US News & World Report and recommended by the American Heart Association. Presented by Doylestown Health nutrition expert Ellen Strogis RD, LDN. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Intro to A Healthy Weigh Thurs., Aug. 2 − 10 to 11 am OR 6 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster Get an introduction to Doylestown Health’s lifestyle-based health and weight loss program, A Healthy Weigh. Learn about the three pillars of health (Food & Nutrition, Exercise & Movement, Mind & Behavior Awareness) and how they promote weight loss and good health. Get a sneak peak before the program begins on Aug. 14 to see if this is the weight-loss program for you. Presented by Doylestown Health nutrition expert Debbie Davis MBA, RDN, LDN. Registration required. To register, call 215-672-1870. Free

Is there someone who deserves your thanks? In celebration of National Doctors’ Day and National Nurses’ Week this spring, Doylestown Health’s Honor a Caregiver program invites our patients and their families to recognize the dedicated members of our medical community who have made a difference in their lives. Your donation will also ensure that our patients continue to receive extraordinary care each and every day!

Learn More or Donate Today DoylestownHealth.org/ HonorACaregiver 215-345-2009 Donations@DH.org

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Childbirth & Parenting PARENT EDUCATION Registration required unless otherwise noted.

Prepared Childbirth Classes Learn about the labor process from one of our certified educators. Sessions include practicing comfort measures, relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as a discussion of medications, Cesarean birth, and more. Please bring a pillow, blanket and yoga mat to class. Tour of the VIA Maternity Center is included. We offer two choices for classes at Doylestown Hospital. Fourweek series (INCLUDES Babywell program): Once a week on Mon., Tues., Weds. or Thurs., 7 to 9:30 pm OR One-day class (DOES NOT include Babywell program): Sat. or Sun., 9 am to 3:30 pm. Fee: $100 per couple. For a full list of dates, call 215-345-2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/Childbirth.

Babywell Thurs., Apr. 19, Jun. 7, Jun. 21, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Wed., May 2, May 16, Jul. 11, Jul. 25 7 to 9:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Nurse educators teach how to care for, feed, protect and comfort a newborn. (If you are registered for a WEEKNIGHT Childbirth class, Babywell is included in your program and you DO NOT need to register for this class.) Fee: $20 per couple

Register at DoylestownHealth.org or call 215-345-2121 unless otherwise noted

Breastfeeding Education

Sibling Education

Mon., May 7, Jun. 4, Jul. 9, Aug. 6 Tues., May 22, Jun. 19, Jul. 24 7 to 9:30 pm

Sat., May 5, Jun. 2, Jul. 7, Aug. 4, – 10 to 11 am

Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital Come and learn about the many benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby from one of our breastfeeding educators. Attending a class with your partner is a great way to gain your confidence as you learn the basics of breastfeeding. Proper latch and positioning, breast milk collection and storage will be discussed. The class is very relaxed and your questions are encouraged. Fee: $30 per family

Childbirth Refresher Tues., May 8, Jul. 10 – 7 to 9:30 pm Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital This class is for parents expecting a second or subsequent child and includes a discussion and review of the labor and birth process, birth options and medical interventions, and a video on maternity anesthesia. Tour of VIA Maternity Center is included. Fee: $30 per couple

Pregnancy & Nutrition: Am I Really Eating for Two? Thurs., May 3, Aug. 2 – 6 to 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital Join a Doylestown Health nutrition expert to discuss healthy eating during pregnancy, and how food choices can impact the health of mother and baby. The discussion will include how to read nutrition labels, incorporating whole foods into your diet, important nutrients for pregnancy and breastfeeding, healthy weight gain, choosing good fats and carbohydrates and more. Registration required. Free

VIA Maternity Center Tour Mon., May 7, May 21, Jun. 4, Jun. 18, Jul. 9, Jul. 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20 – 7 to 8 pm Meet in Main Lobby, Doylestown Hospital Please note: If you are planning to take a Prepared Childbirth class at Doylestown Hospital, a tour is included. You do not need to sign up for this tour. Free

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital This class is designed to reduce a child’s separation anxiety and deal with feelings of jealousy toward the new baby. Children ages 3 to 11 attend along with an adult. (Please bring your child’s favorite doll or stuffed animal to class.) Free

Grandparenting Mon., May 14, Jun. 11, Jul. 16, Aug. 13, 7 to 8:30 pm Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital Come learn the latest in newborn care, parenting styles, and baby safety to help the next generation grow up healthy and safe. Registration required. Fee: $10 per person

CHILD, HOME & COMMUNITY Child, Home and Community, Inc. is a community partner. Please call 215-348-9770 or visit chcinfo.org for more information. Babysitting Workshop Fri., Jun. 29, Jul. 20, Aug. 17 – 9 am to 3 pm Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital For children ages 11 to 14. This six-hour interactive program is designed to help young people become more qualified, responsible babysitters. Register by email Karry@chcinfo.org or call 215-348-9770. Fee: $65

Building the Family Thurs., May 3, Jun. 7, Jul. 5, Aug 2 7 to 9 pm Children’s Village, Doylestown Hospital A monthly support group for teen parents and their children. This group provides help with food, clothing and housing, as well as the support needed to get through school. Free

Focus on Motherhood Mon., Sept. 18 to Nov. 5 – 7 to 9 pm Children’s Village, Doylestown Hospital This informative 12-week program prepares expectant teen moms and dads for childbirth. Register at 215-348-9770, or visit chcinfo.org. Free

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Pediatrics PEDIATRIC EDUCATION

BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Spring Into Safety: Car Seat Check-Up

Bucks County Children’s Museum

Mon., Apr. 16 – 2 to 6 pm

500 Union Square Dr., New Hope

100 Progress Dr., Doylestown (Drive-thru Behind Building) Three out of four kids are not as safe in their car seats as they should be; is yours one of them? Safety can be a breeze when you “spring” into the season with Doylestown Health’s Free Car Seat Check-Up! Installing a car seat can be a challenge. Have a car seat check-up performed by a certified technician. Car seats should be installed prior to appointment. The technician will check the seat and educate on proper installation and selection of car seat. Please bring car seat and vehicle manual. Children are encouraged to attend. Event is rain or shine, registration/ appointment required. Car seat check is Free.

Visit the “Hospital” by Doylestown Health at the Bucks County Children’s Museum! This educational exhibit features kid-sized hospital equipment and interactive displays. For more information and a full list of educational events happening at the exhibit, visit DoylestownHealth.org/ChildrensMuseum. No registration necessary for Doylestown Health events. Educational programs are free, but museum admission fees apply.

Changing the Way We Think About Distracted Driving to Save Lives Thurs., Apr. 19 − 7 to 8:30 pm Auditorium, Lenape Middle School, 313 W State St., Doylestown Joel Feldman, founder and national distracted driver speaker, will provide parents and teens with tools to end distracted driving. Mr. Feldman, whose 21-year-old daughter was hit and killed by a distracted driver, has done over 500 presentations from coast to coast – speaking to teens, parents, and corporations. Babysitting is available for children age 5+ and will be provided by CB High School National Honor Society and Key Club students. Drop-off for babysitting will begin at 6:30 pm and pick-up will immediately follow the program. Please share the ages of children for which you would like to have babysitting. Free

Splashing into Summer: Fun in the Sun Safety! Thurs., Jun. 21 − 10:30 am to 1 pm Bucks County Children’s Museum, 500 Union Square Dr., New Hope Bask in the glow of summer fun and safety with Doylestown Health! Learn how to “shade” yourself from harm, “splash” away water hazards, and take a stroll on the ”health boardwalk” for an adventure in summer safety! Children will discover safety tips and tricks through hands-on, interactive game as the temperature rises! Educational programs are free, but museum admission fees apply.

Nondiscrimination Statement Doylestown Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Doylestown Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Doylestown Health: • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as • Qualified sign language interpreters • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats) • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: • Qualified interpreter • Information written in other languages If you need these services, contact Doylestown Health’s Director of Risk Services at 215-345-2424. If you believe that Doylestown Health has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Director of Risk Services, Doylestown Hospital, 595 West State St, Doylestown, PA 18901. You may also file your grievance by calling 215-345-2200, faxing to 215-345-2067, or e-mailing sday@dh.org. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Doylestown Health’s Director of Risk is available to help you. You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, D.C. 20201 1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

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Doylestown Health Dialogue - Spring 2018  

Doylestown Health's Dialogue newsletter provides up-to-date information centered on keeping you well. Published bi-annually, the Dialogue sh...

Doylestown Health Dialogue - Spring 2018  

Doylestown Health's Dialogue newsletter provides up-to-date information centered on keeping you well. Published bi-annually, the Dialogue sh...