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September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SLEEPY HOLLOW, New York –Phelps Hospital’s Healthy Life seriesoffers the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. All events are free and take place on the Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway in Sleepy Hollow unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for September is as follows:


Wednesday, September 4 – Mind Games 1st Wednesday of the month Mind Games is a fun way for seniors to stimulate various cognitive functions memory, problem-solving, and focus. If you are having trouble remembering things or feel that you are easily confused, come join the fun! 2:00pm in the Boardroom/”C” level. Please call 914-366-3937 to register or email Vitality@northwell.edu.


Thursday, September 5 & 19 – Bereavement Support Group A group in which members receive the emotional, educational and social support needed to successfully manage their issues. This group is held at 12:00pm in the 755 building in room 545. For more information please call 914-366-3937 or Vitality@northwell.edu.


Wednesday, September 11 & 25 – Meditation Meditation can remove stress and replace it with a does of inner peace. It’s one of the best tools we have to balance our emotions, deal with physical and psychological distress, and promote the peace of the present moment. Join us on September 11th at 11:00am – 12:00pm and September 25th at 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the 755 building on the 4th floor. For more information please call 914-366-3937 or Vitality@northwell.edu.

Thursday, September 12 – Osteoporosis Program Osteoporosis Education and Support Program is for people concerned about bone loss and fractures. Physicians, therapists and dietitians meet to discuss risk factors, causes, proper body mechanics and medication options. The sessions are held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am the second Thursday of the month in the Phelps Boardroom (C Level). Call 914-366-3937 or send an email to vitality@northwell.eduto register.


Thursday, September 12 – Breakfast Club (Depression and Isolation)  Is a series of breakfast meetings designed especially for seniors. Each program includes a free breakfast, a presentation on healthy lifestyles topic and a light exercise program to improve strength and balance. It’s also a great opportunity for older adults to socialize with their peers. This program will be held at 10:00 am in the Cafeteria at Phelps Hospital. 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.  For more information or to register call 914-366-3937 or email vitality@northwell.edu.


Friday, September 13 – Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support GroupAlzheimer’s disease is life changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group provides a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system. 10:00 am in the 755 Building, Room 545 Call 914-366-3937 to register or send an email to vitality@northwell.edu.


Tuesday, September 17 – Senior Steps Senior Steps is a program offering health screenings. Once a month, seniors can attend one of the following screenings: balance, cognition, hearing, hand, incontinence, pulmonary, or Medicare. Call 914-366-3937 or email Vitality@northwell.eduto register.


Thursday, September 19 – Communal Disaster Training Exercise Phelps Hospital and the Village of Tarrytown will conduct a disaster training exercise in the late afternoon of September 19, which will take 2-3 hours.  The scenario for this exercise will involve a transportation incident. We are seeking community volunteers to participate in the exercise in the roles of simulated victims, news media and family members. Volunteers can be of any age 16 and above.  (Those younger than 18 years of age will need a parental signature). Anyone willing to volunteer, please call 914-366-3698 or email hochcenter@northwell.edu


Saturday, September 21 – Autumn Games Join in on the Fun & Fitness! Event Kicks off at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Dr., Valhalla. Adults 55+ are invited to a day of free activities and athletic challenges for all levels of fitness. For additional information and registration information visit our event page at www.phelpshospital.org/autumn-games.


Monday, September 23 – National Fall Prevention DayFalls Are Not a Normal Part of Aging

What Can You Do To Prevent Falls? Panel Discussion on Falls Stepping On Fall Prevention and Balance Program Introduction Exercise Classes 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Mt. Pleasant Community Center 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla and 10 am – 12 pm at Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining To register, contact Ellen Woods at 914-366-3937 or vitality@northwell.edu.


Tuesday, September 24 – Parkinson’s Support GroupGet the emotional support you need from others and learn more about treatment options to help alleviate symptoms and increase the quality of your life. In the 755 Building, room 545 at 2:30 pm. Call 914-366-3937 or send an email to vitality@northwell.edu.


Wednesday, September 25 – Women’s Health and Fitness Day Regular physical activity can alleviate many health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. It also strengthens muscles, which can help prevent falls. If you are like many Americans, you may think you are too busy to exercise, but there are many ways to fit more physical activity into your life. The good news is that it’s never too late to start. You can begin slowly and work toward getting the recommended amount of exercise for your age for the most benefit. Even if you have physical limitations, some physical activity is better than none at all. Join In the Fun and Exercise – Line Dancing, Zumba Gold, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla, 6 pm at Powerhouse Gym Nanuet, 33 NY-304, Nanuet. For more information, contact Ellen Woods at 914-366-3937 or vitality@northwell.edu


Saturday, September 28 – CarFit for Older Driver Safety An individualized 20-minute interactive and educational program designed to improve older driver safety and enable older adults to continue driving for as long as possible. The trained CarFit team, members of Phelps’ Occupational Therapy Department, work with participants to ensure the safest “fit” for drivers and their vehicles. This includes having a clear line of sight over the steering wheel, a properly fitted seat belt, and correctly positioned mirrors to minimize blind spots. 9:00 am  (last appointment is 11:00 am) – rain or shine; Phelps parking garage, 3rd floor. Appointments are required. Call 914-366-3705 to schedule.


ABCs of Baby CareThis class for expectant parentsis to help you prepare for your new baby’s arrival. Topics covered included how to diaper and bathe a baby, equipment needed such as a car seat, crib safety, guidelines for safe sleep, newborn characteristics and appearance, general baby care and more. This class is offered once a month. Classes are held at 7:00 pm. Please see registration form for details. $50 per couple. Full refund for cancellations requested at least 1 week prior to the start of class; 50% refund after that date. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. If you need additional information, please call 914-366-3382 or email igclasberry@northwell.edu


Prenatal Breastfeeding ClassThis class for expectant parentsoffers information on how to initiate successful breastfeeding. Topics include milk supply and how milk is made, what to expect from your newborn, latch and positioning, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk and more. Couples are encouraged to come together. Taught by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). $50 per couple. Cancellation policy: Full refund for cancellations requested at least 1 week prior to the start of class; 50% refund after that date. This class is offered Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm once a month. Please see registration form for details. For additional information, please call 914-366-3382 or email igclasberry@northwell.edu.



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September 2
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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