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Healthy Life Series Continues in April At Phelps Hospital
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Phelps Hospital’s Healthy Life series offers the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. Mostevents are free and take place on the Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway in Sleepy Hollow unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for April follows:

Tuesday, April 4 – Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning to Preserve Your Assets The first in a 3-part elder law series for people who are retired or in the early stages of planning for retirement. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Auditorium from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Call 914-366-3937 to register.

Wednesday, April 5 - Mind Games offers fun exercises and tips for seniors to help stimulate the mind. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, in the Boardroom (C Level) from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Call 914-366-3937 to register.

Fridays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28 – Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that helps reduce stress and is beneficial for a variety of other health conditions. It promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. At the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown. Classes start at 9:30 am and 10:30 am. Call 914-366-3937 to register.

Tuesday, April 11 - Better Breathers Club/Pulmonary Fibrosis Support A free, monthly interactive support group for people with breathing disorders or pulmonary fibrosis, sponsored by Phelps, the American Lung Association and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Participants who use oxygen may switch to the hospital’s supply during the meeting. Light refreshments are served and reservations are required. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Walkway Conference Room (G Level). Call 914-366-3712 to register.

Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 20 -- Diabetes Educational Program for Adults This two-session educational program for adults with diabetes is held every month. Learn what diabetes is, what medications are available, how to prevent and manage complications, blood sugar targets, what foods to eat, how to count carbs and much more. A physician referral and attendance at both classes is required. Please note that there may be a charge for this class, depending on insurance coverage. At Phelps Hospital, 755 North Broadway, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Call 914-366-2270 for more information and to register.

Thursday, April 13 – Breakfast Club A series of breakfast meetings designed especially for seniors. Each session includes breakfast, a presentation on a topic of interest to seniors, and a light exercise program. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, in the cafeteria from 8:30 – 10:30 am. Call 914-366-3937 to register.

Thursday, April 13 - Osteoporosis Education and Support A free group program held the second Thursday of the month for individuals with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition, exercise, medication and activities of daily living. At Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Boardroom (C Level) from 10:45 - 11:30 am. Call 914-366-2270 to register.

Friday, April 14 - Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you don’t have to go it alone. Join us for the emotional, educational and social support needed to successfully care for someone with dementia. At Phelps Hospital, 755 North Broadway, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow from 10:00 - 12:00 am. Call 914-366-3937 to register.

Tuesday, April 18 – Senior Steps Health screenings for seniors are held in locations throughout the hospital. This month’s screening will be for balance. At Phelps Hospital, 755 North Broadway, Room 225, Sleepy Hollow from 10-11:30 am. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 914-366-3937.

Tuesday, April 25 – Demystifying Medicare This presentation is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It’s an engaging, interactive program that outlines Medicare and explains the costs associated with medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Presented by the Westchester library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking. At Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Auditorium from 6:30 - 9:15 pm. Call 914-366-3937 to register.



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