St. Francis Hospital offers healthy class

St. Francis Hospital offers healthy class

MONTGOMERY COUNTY (Oct. 19, 2017) – HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield will hold a series of three “Healthy is Fun” classes at the hospital over the next three months. Each class will provide information on a health topic, as well as a fun group activity.

The first class will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in the auditorium. The class will feature Deepa Cyriac, MD/radiologist with the HSHS Medical Group, speaking on the benefits of 3D mammography. Following his presentation, those attending will participate in a pumpkin-decorating project.

“The purpose of these ‘Healthy is Fun’ classes are to have an informational health topic presented as well as something fun to do after the presentation,” said Meghan Bertolino, community outreach facilitator at the hospital. “We wanted individuals to be able to attend the sessions, perhaps bring a friend or two and to just get out and enjoy themselves. Maybe they will learn a new, fun skill and have some laughter, too.”

The second class, “Healthy Food for the Holidays,” will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16. This event will include a healthy food cooking demonstration by hospital colleagues Amy Cooper, director of food and nutrition services; and Jennifer Becker, RD, dietician.

The final class, “Stress-free Holidays,” will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14. Bridgette Rolens, MA, BSOT, mind-body skills instructor at St. John’s Hospital, will be the guest speaker. Following her presentation will be a gift-wrapping demonstration.

Individuals may attend one or all of the classes. There is a $5 fee for each class to cover supplies, and registration is preferred. All classes will be held in the hospital’s ground floor auditorium. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call (217) 324-8678.