Free Health Education Programs Available in Hyde Park Village
Free health education programs are offered at Tampa General Hospital’s Community Health Education Center in Hyde Park Village.
Do you want to quit smoking? Add regular physical activity to your daily routine? Learn more about Parkinson’s disease?
Check-out this month's free programs offered at Tampa General Hospital’s Community Health Education Center in Hyde Park Village, 740 S. Village Cir.
Freedom from Smoking (7-session program). Second session is on Tuesday, April 10. Check-in is at 5:30 p.m. Program starts at 6 p.m.
Have you been trying to stop smoking? Do you want to stop and just don't know how? This program will lead smokers thorough the process of quitting their habit, beginning with building motivation and developing strategies for maintaining a smoke-free lifestyle. Registration required. Register via phone at 1-800-822-3627 or online at www.tgh.org.
Active Living Every Day (12-week program) starts Wednesday, April 11, from 2-3 p.m.
Adding regular physical activity to your daily routine can make a huge difference in your health. Move more and you’ll have more energy, less stress, a reduced risk of chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease, a healthier weight, and better sleep quality. This evidence-based program uses established behavior change models to empower people to overcome barriers to physical activity. Participants will lear to find ways to fit physical activities into their daily lives and maintain active lifestyles, even when difficult life situations arise. Access to online tools that offer support and guidance to help achieve your activity goals will be provided. This program requires a 12-week commitment. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register via phone at 1-800-822-3627 or online at www.tgh.org.
Your Daughter is Maturing: What the Two of You Can Expect on Thursday, April 19. Check-in is at 6 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Learn what to expect and how to deal with the physical, social and emotional changes that girls often experience during puberty. Recommended for parents with pre-teen daughters.
What You Need to Know about Advance Directives on Friday, April 20, from 10-11 a.m.
If you are incapacitated how would a medical team know what your treatment wishes are? An advance directive answers all these questions. Advance directives are legal documents that let the hospital and your family know how you want your end-of-life decisions to be carried out. It addresses issues such as the use of breathing machines, resuscitation, tube feedings and organ and tissue donation. Learn why these decisions are important to make now, before you need them.
Advance Directives Counseling Service on Friday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Meet individually with a palliative care professional who will answer your personal questions, address your concerns and help you complete your own advance directive. First-come, first-served.
Parkinson’s Disease 101 on Wednesday, April 25. Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. Program is from 1-4 p.m.
Conducted by an advanced registered nurse practitioner and social worker specializing in movement disorders, this class will include information on current treatments, medicinal therapies and available resources on Parkinson’s disease.
Your Son is Maturing: What the Two of You Can Expect on Thursday, April 26. Check-in is at 6 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
This program is recommended for parents with pre-teen sons to discuss some of the changes boys may experience during puberty.
Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management on Friday, April 27. Check-in is at 10 a.m. Program starts at 10:30 a.m.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer that starts in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. It’s the most common type of plasma cell cancer. Learn more about the diagnosis and explore the treatment and management options currently available.