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Infant Care Class (2 Nights)

$20

with Elayne Ireland

Calendar Next session starts Mar 2, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
7 additional sessions through Dec 9, 2021

Please register only one person per couple.

Expectant and adoptive parents are invited to join us and learn about a variety of care topics, including newborn characteristics and behaviors, hospital routines, daily care and bathing, diapering, swaddling, feeding issues, crying, and colic. We will also discuss health and safety information, including SIDS risk factors. Car seat safety training will be provided by a nationally-certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor.

In light of heightened concerns related to COVID-19, this course will meet virtually via WebEx. You will receive login information, including the password, a few days before the course begins.

Registration is required. Please sign up online, or call Community Education at 518-580-2450. 

Sustaining Healthy Habits Together
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Sustaining Healthy Habits Together

Free

with Registered Dietitian

Calendar Next session starts Mar 2, 2021 at 7 pm
7 additional sessions through Dec 7, 2021

Are you looking for support to make and sustain healthy lifestyle choices? Would you benefit from an encouraging peer group and a nutrition expert to work with you on your goals?

Facilitated by a registered dietitian, we will discuss favorite recipes, food shopping tips, fitness and wellness apps, and other tools that may help you sustain healthy lifestyle choices. The power of sharing experiences will keep you engaged, connected, and motivated...even if you get stuck.

Registration is required. Please call Outpatient Nutrition Services at 518-886-5121 to sign up.

Grief Support Group
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Grief Support Group

Free

with Jean Malone

Calendar Next session starts Mar 3, 2021 at 6 pm
19 additional sessions through Dec 15, 2021

Time alone does not heal all wounds. Grief needs to be expressed and witnessed to become manageable. This adult-only group provides a safe, private place to talk about the loss of a loved one without judgment, without fear of being a burden. Join us and find comfort in knowing you are not alone.

You must register to receive the virtual meeting invitation. Please call Jean Malone, LMHC, at 518-886-5210.

This group is sponsored by Saratoga Hospital Patient Cancer Funds.

Childbirth Preparation Series (3 Nights)

$40

with Courtney Keller

Calendar Next session starts Mar 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
1 additional session on Sep 15, 2021

Please register only one person per couple.

Childbirth Preparation is a three-class series designed to educate expectant parents on their options during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. We will discuss having a healthy pregnancy, the work of labor and birth, coping with labor, options for medications and other interventions, being an active participant in your care, the role of the birth partner, and the first 48 hours after birth.

In light of heightened concerns related to COVID-19, this course will meet virtually via WebEx. You will receive login information, including the password, a few days before the course begin.s

Registration is required. Please sign up online, or call Community Education at 518-580-2450.

Caregiver Support Group
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Caregiver Support Group

Free

with Support Group

Calendar Next session starts Mar 4, 2021 at 6 pm
9 additional sessions through Dec 2, 2021

In this monthly group, facilitated by Pierre Zimmerman, M.S., of One Roof Holistic Health Center, we will:

  • Address issues of self-care, and how to practice it in the midst of caring for someone else.
  • Identify sources of stress, and learn skills to cope and take action to reduce that stress.
  • Explore ways to feel healthier, including practical solutions for constructive communication.
  • Discover how to clarify your needs and meet them without feeling guilt, anger, or resentment.

You must register to receive the virtual meeting invitation. Please call 413-992-7012.

This group is funded by Saratoga Hospital Patient Cancer Funds.

Breastfeeding Support Group
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Breastfeeding Support Group

Free

with Kelly Duheme

Calendar Next session starts Mar 6, 2021 at 10 am
19 additional sessions through Dec 17, 2021

Join Kelly Duheme, IBCLC, from Saratoga Hospital, and Sarah Smith, CLC, from Saratoga County EOC-WIC, for a free online support group to connect with other breastfeeding mothers.

We will celebrate our successes, share our struggles, and offer guidance and support to help both mom and baby throughout their breastfeeding journey. Expectant mothers are encouraged to attend, and the group is open to all local mothers regardless of delivery location. Grandmothers are also welcome.

You must register to receive the Zoom information. Please contact your WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, or text Sarah Smith at 518-812-4232.

Diabetes Support Group
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Diabetes Support Group

Free

with Registered Dietitian

Calendar Next session starts Mar 8, 2021 at 7 pm
2 additional sessions through May 10, 2021

Join our virtual support group, led by a Registered Dietitian from Saratoga Hospital, to discuss topics relevant to anyone living with Type 2 or pre-diabetes. We will talk about healthy eating, being active, taking medications, reducing risks for complications, recipe sharing, and tips for food shopping.

Family members and friends are welcome to attend.

Please register to receive the virtual meeting link. Call Sandra Larose at 518-886-5121.

Bariatric Surgery Informational Seminar
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Bariatric Surgery Informational Seminar

Free

with Bariatrics Program

Calendar Next session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Mar 23, 2021

Our informational seminars make it easy to learn everything you need to know, from our team's qualifications to what to expect, and how to get started on your weight-loss journey. These sessions offer the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions to help you prepare for a one-on-one consultation with our bariatric surgeon.

To register, click here. For more information, please visit www.saratogabariatriccenter.com. 

The safety of our patients, staff, and community is our top priority. In light of heightened concerns related to COVID-19, seminars will meet virtually. You will receive webinar information after you complete the registration.





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