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Caregiver Support Group
with Pierre Zimmerman
In this monthly caregiver support 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 support group is funded by the Saratoga Hospital Patient Cancer Fund.
Childbirth Preparation Series (3 Classes)
with Carol Pollett
This class will meet on October 1, 22, and 29. 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. The series will include discussions, films, hands-on opportunities, and a tour of Saratoga Hospital's Labor & Delivery Unit.
Registration is required. Please call 518-580-2450, or register online.
We offer discounts for active/retired military, hospital employees, and Medicaid. We also offer 15% off education packages when you register for three or more classes. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Breastfeeding Support Group
with Kelly Duheme
Join Kelly Duheme, IBCLC, in collaboration with Saratoga Midwifery, Saratoga OBGYN at Myrtle Street, and Saratoga WIC, for a FREE 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 mothers regardless of delivery location. Grandmothers and siblings (up to age 5) are also welcome.
You must register to receive the virtual meeting invitation. Call Kelly at 518-580-2049.
Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Managing Diabetes
with Registered Dietitian
This program, taught by a Registered Dietitian and diabetes expert, is free to anyone interested in learning more about how to be healthy while living with diabetes. We will discuss general nutrition, reading food labels, cooking tips, and physical activity. Informal program with plenty of time for questions.
Advance registration required. Please call 518-886-5121.
Grief Support Group
with Jean Malone
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.
Diabetes Support Group
with Registered Dietitian
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 are welcome to attend.
You must register to receive the virtual meeting link. Please call 518-886-5121.
Bariatric Surgery Informational Seminar
with Bariatrics Program
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.
Sign up for this free seminar by calling 518-693-4699.
For more information, visit our Saratoga Bariatric Center website.
Infant Care Class (2 Nights)
with Elayne Ireland
Please register only one person per couple! You may bring a support person with you.
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, Saratoga Hospital has implemented enhanced safety precautions for all participants. You may review them here: Childbirth Education Safety Precautions.
Registration is required. Please sign up online or call Community Education at 518-580-2450.