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September 2012 The following programs encourage better health for you and your family. Programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.

CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (CHIP) and MEDICAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION Insurance Counselors will be available to help families enroll in CHIP and Medical Assistance. • Monday mornings, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Tuesday evenings, 5 to 7 p.m. • Wednesday mornings, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. St. Mary Bensalem Family Resource Center Bensalem Square Shopping Center 2546 Knights Road, Bensalem, PA Spanish translation is available by appointment. For more information, call 215.245.8563 ext. 26.

FEATURE ❋ ST. MARY PRO FOOTBALL REPORT Please tune in to the St. Mary Medical Center Pro Football Report with Merrill Reese and Harry Gamble on WBCB 1490 AM, every Thursday during the football season from 6 to 7 p.m. Each week will feature a different Eagles player on-site for autographs and to meet the guests. Join us for two shows in the St. Mary Cafeteria with guests, autographs, and an ice cream sundae station: • Wednesday, August 22, Noon to 1 p.m. – Guest: Mike Quick • Tuesday, August 28, Noon to 1 p.m. Shows will air on WBCB 1490 AM later each day from 6 to 7 p.m. Autographs are on a first-come, first-serve basis. One autograph per person is permitted.

DIABETES AND YOU • Wednesdays, August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. • Thursdays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, from 10 a.m. to noon Comprehensive diabetes education classes covered in part or in full by many insurance plans, including Medicare. For more information or to register, please call 215.710.5812 or visit

HOLISTIC CENTER Tai Chi • Tuesdays, August 28 to October 23 (no class September 25) 6:15p.m., Advanced; 7:15 p.m., Beginner $80 per 8 week session Yoga • Tuesdays, September 11 to October 16, 10 a.m. $60 per 6 week session Gentle Movement • Ongoing, Wednesdays, 1 p.m. $10 per session Please call 215.710.6948 to register for all Holistic classes or to schedule an appointment for our various massage services. Gift certificates are available at the Holistic Center or Beehive Gift Shop.

CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITYCARE SYSTEM • Wednesday, September 5, and Tuesday, September 25, 7 to 9 p.m. St. Mary Spiritual Care Department Directions available at the Main Lobby 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA The Creighton Model can be used effectively to avoid or achieve pregnancy. It also can be used to help couples with infertility, and to assist in the assessment and management of women’s health problems. To register, please contact

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP • Thursday, September 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. St. Mary Medical Staff Conference Room First Floor, Outpatient Care Facility Provides an avenue for individuals affected by epilepsy/seizure disorder to gather, share, and learn in an informal setting. To register, please call 215.629.5003, ext. 102.

PROMOTING HEALTHIER LIVES FOR WOMEN • Screening Dates: September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 15, 18, 23 Are you a woman 40 years of age? Are you uninsured? St. Mary Medical Center is offering free mammograms for women 40 and older without insurance. Call 215.710.2738 to find out if you qualify.

ROAD TO HEALTHIER LIVING The Road to Healthier Living offers problem-solving and decision making skills that enable you to confront the challenges of living with a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, COPD, and many other conditions. These workshops aim to help individuals take day-to-day responsibility for their care and to increase skills necessary to manage diseases and work effectively with health care professionals. Workshops are free and are held one day a week for 6 weeks. Registration is required at 215.710.5888. Upcoming Sessions: • Thursdays, September 6 to October 11 9:30 a.m. to noon St. Mary Medical Center Cancer Center Conference Room 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA • Tuesdays, September 11 to October 16 3 to 5:30 p.m. Bristol Senior Center 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA • Tuesdays, September 18 to October 23 9:30 a.m. to noon Falls Township Senior Center 282 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, PA • Wednesdays, September 19 to October 24 9:30 a.m. to noon St. Bede the Venerable Church 1071 Holland Rd, Holland, PA • Tuesdays, September 25 to October 30 9 to 11:30 a.m. Bristol Senior Center 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA • Tuesdays, October 2 to November 6 12:30 to 3 p.m. Bensalem Senior Center 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA • Tuesdays, October 23 to November 27 9:30 a.m. to noon Pickering Manor Mansion 226 N. Lincoln Ave, Newtown, PA

GILDA’S CLUB AT ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER • Mondays, September 10, 17 and 24 Cancer Center Conference Room St. Mary Regional Cancer Center Ground Floor Outpatient Care Facility Social and emotional support for people living with any type of cancer, including various support groups, workshops, yoga, journaling, ‘Ask the Nurse’, and many others. To register or receive more information, please call 215.710.6828. Look for the full schedule on the St. Mary website

WOMENHEART SUPPORT GROUP • Tuesday, September 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Mary Cardiac Rehab Conference Room First Floor, Outpatient Care Facility Support group for women with heart disease is held the second Tuesday of every month. To register, please call 215.710.4182 or e-mail

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP • Wednesday, September 12, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. St. Mary Wellness Center, Second Floor, Outpatient Care Facility, Aerobics Room Topic: Holistic approaches to Parkinson’s To register, please call 215.710.5444.

MATTER OF BALANCE FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM • Thursdays, starting September 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, starting September 25, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. This program addresses the fear of falling in older adults and emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants must attend 2-hour sessions for 8 weeks. Objectives: View falls as controllable Set goals for increasing activity Make changes to reduce fall risks at home Exercise to increase strength and balance Space is limited. To register, please call the St. Mary Trauma Center at 215.710.5900.

FEATURE ❋ ST. MARY HEALTH EXPO: CARING FOR THE WHOLE WOMAN • Saturday, September 15, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bucks County Sheraton 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA This free event includes: Educational expo with screenings and demonstrations, featuring the da Vinci Robot Panel discussion with St. Mary experts, moderated by Alicia Vitarelli, Co-anchor of 6ABC News Keynote address by Cathy Rush, former coach of the legendary Immaculata College women’s basketball team, The Mighty Macs Healthy breakfast and lunch Space is limited. To register, please call 215.710.5888

FREE CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS • Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reedman Toll, 1700 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA • Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Babies R Us, 1336 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA Registration is required – please call 215.710.5900.

EMS GRAND ROUNDS FOR PRE-HOSPITAL PROVIDERS • Thursday, September 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For location and registration information, please call 215.710.5900.

LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER PROGRAM • Wednesday, September 26, 10 a.m. to noon Cancer Center Conference Room St. Mary Regional Cancer Center Ground Floor Outpatient Care Facility A free program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment. Learn to help combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Classes are taught by specially trained licensed cosmetologists. Women practice techniques using products donated by the cosmetics industry. To register, please call 215.710.4511.

FEATURE ❋ SENIOR SEMINAR • Wednesday, October 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middletown Country Club 420 N. Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne, PA Session I: 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tips for a Successful Hospital Stay, Presented by Ruth Crothers, PhD, Gerontology NICHE Program, St. Mary Medical Center 9:30 to 10 a.m. Matter of Balance Program , Presented by Kimberly Everett, Trauma Prevention Coordinator, St. Mary Medical Center Break: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Session II: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. How Does the Affordable Care Act Impact Seniors, Presented by Diane Menio, Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. To register, please call 215.710.5888.

NEW ❋ LOWER EXTREMITY LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP • Wednesday, October 3, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. St. Mary Wellness Center, Aerobics Room Second Floor, Outpatient Care Facility St. Mary Medical Center invites those with Lymphedema in their legs, their caregivers and loved ones to attend this new support group held the first Wednesday of every other month. Light refreshments will be served. To register or to receive more information, please call 215.710.2424.

ST. MARY WAY TO WELLNESS PROGRAM • Tuesdays, October 9 to December 11 Class A: 3:45 to 6 p.m. Class B: 5:45 to 8 p.m. • Saturdays October 13 to December 15 9:45 a.m. to noon Way to Wellness focuses on three main components for a healthy lifestyle: fitness, nutrition, and mind-body skills. There is a fee to participate. For more information, please visit or call 215.710.2815.

KIDSHAPE 2.0 “HEALTHY LIFESTYLES FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES” Bucks County students and their families will enjoy creative ways to live well and healthfully! KidShape 2.0 meets once a week for 8 weeks with a professional staff. One student in the family must be in the 85th percentile for their BMI. To register for any of the programs below, please visit or call 215.710.4590 for more information.

KINDERSHAPE (Kids ages 3-5) • Saturdays, October 13 to November 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m. St. Mary Parenting Center 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA

NOW YOU’RE COOKIN’! A six-week program for students ages 6-12 who would like to cook, taste and learn healthy easy new recipes and fun physical activities by a professional staff. • Saturdays, October 13 to November 17, Noon to 2 p.m. St. Mary Parenting Center 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA

KIDSHAPE (Students ages 6-12) • Wednesdays, October 17 to December 12, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. St. Mary Family Learning Center Bensalem Square Shopping Center 2546 Knights Road, Bensalem, PA • Thursdays, October 18 to December 13, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. New Hope-Solebury Lower Elementary School 3020 North Sugan Road, Solebury, PA • Tuesdays, October 23 to December 11, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Snyder-Girotti Elementary School 450 Beaver Street, Bristol, PA

ST. MARY ZUMBATHON CHARITY EVENT Saturday, October 20, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Maple Point Middle School 2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road, Langhorne, PA Register for this event and make a $15 donation to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. To register, please call 215.710.6861.

ST. MARY IMAGING – RICHBORO CAMPUS 1059 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA The expanded St. Mary Richboro Imaging Center offers comprehensive radiology services including: Digital X-ray, CAT scan, Ultrasound, and MRI. In addition to new technology, the campus renovations include a friendly and private environment, including easy access and convenient parking for patients. Walk-ins are accepted for many imaging procedures. Appointments can be made by calling 215.710.2208 or visiting

ONLINE OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENT REQUESTS Online appointment requests are now available for imaging studies, MRI, outpatient therapy, cardio-pulmonary-neurology diagnostics, sleep studies, and other outpatient procedures. Visit

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September 2012 Healthy Living Events  

St. Mary Calendar of Events

September 2012 Healthy Living Events  

St. Mary Calendar of Events