Community Education

Our Community Education classes are FREE! Unless otherwise noted, register for these programs by calling 419-207-2563, leaving a name, contact information, and number of individuals attending. Or, feel free to email steven.baldridge@uhhospitals.org

"Healthy people do healthy things."
"Successful people get help and get started."
Are you ready to get healthy, get help, and get started?

October 24 - ANXIETY
Since anxiety is a normal part of life, it’s important to handle your anxiety in a healthy way. But how do you know if your reaction to anxiety is cause for concern? What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder? When should you see a doctor? UH Samaritan’s Todd Yordy, MA, LPCC-S will have the answers to all of these questions, and more, at this free presentation
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019
5:30 p.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Please register for this program by calling 419-207-2563 or
email: Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

October 25 - MEDICARE CHECKUP EVENT
Check or change your Medicare plan for 2020.
At 10:00 a.m. a group presentation of "Medicare Check Up Event: A Personalized Review" will provide a comprehensive review of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, in addition to an in-depth question and answer session. 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019
10:00 a.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
One-on-one appointments are also available on this day from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. At these appointments individuals can: evaluate their drug plan; review their plan options; change their plan for 2019; and receive assistance in applying for Part D Low Income Subsidy and the Medicare Savings Plan.
Registration is required at 419-281-1477.
Your call will be returned to confirm your attendance and to answer any questions.
The program is sponsored by UH Samaritan Medical Center, the Prescription Medication Assistance Program of Ashland, Ashland Council on Aging, and the Ohio Department of Insurance Senior Health Insurance Information Program.

November 7 - MAKE BRAIN HEALTH YOUR HOBBY
There is no single reason for all mental decline so it would be silly to think there is a pill that will keep us all mentally sharp until we pass our 100th birthday. Brain health takes a long term approach – like a hobby. Join us as we consider ways to make our brain’s health our hobby.
Have you read Steve's article on brain health?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
5:30 p.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Please register for this program by calling 419-207-2563 or
email: Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

November 7 - YOUTH VAPING EPIDEMIC
The youth vaping epidemic in not a “there” problem. It is a “here and now” problem. Please join us Thursday, November 7th , 7pm at the UH Samaritan Medical Center East Main St. location (663 East Main) to learn what UHSMC and ACCADA representatives are doing to help educate the area youth about the effects of vaping and other tobacco use. To register, please call Libby Edwards at 419-207-2303.

November 21 - SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The holiday season seems to be designed with one purpose in mind – do destroy our health through great tasting food. Is there any good advice for making wise food choices during the holiday season? Some might suggest “If it tastes good SPIT IT OUT!” but Clinical Nutrition Manager for UH Samaritan, Hannah Solomon, MS, RDN, LD, has some better suggestions. (Have you read Hannah's article on Label Reading?)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019
5:30 p.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland OH
Please register for this program by calling 419-207-2563 or
email: Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

ALSO November 21
Come before the SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS for FREE Biometric Screening that includes:
Blood Pressure check
Finger-stick Blood Sugar
Finger-stick Cholesterol
Results take only a few minutes
Of course, fasting is not required for this random test.
We will be set up at 4:30 pm in the UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland OH

December 12 - CHILDHOOD TRAUMA’S LIFELONG IMPACT
Did you know your bad habits of today may be influenced by something that happened to you years ago in childhood? Local professionals well versed in the ACE study are finding it has revolutionized healthcare and is effectively addressing the myriad of social problems our community faces today. Join UH Samaritan’s Todd Yordy, MA, LPCC-S to learn more about the ACE study and how it may apply to you or a loved one.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019
5:30 p.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Please register for this program by calling 419-207-2563 or
email: Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

COMMUNITY MUSIC MAKING FOR WELLBEING
Join UH Samaritan music therapist, Angel Foss, MT-BC, for a fun-filled hour of music making and socializing! You will enjoy engaging with other members of the local community through singing and playing simple percussion instruments to some of your favorite songs. NO previous musical experience needed.
WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 13 AND DECEMBER 11
10:30-11:30 am
East Tower Conference Room
UH Samaritan Medical Center
1025 Center Street
Ashland, OH 44805
For questions or registration for this program by
Call 419-289-0491 ext. 3038 or email:
Angelique.Foss@UHhospitals.org

Breathe easier by starting the year off right... get help to Stop Smoking
Libby Edwards, a respiratory therapist at UH Samaritan Medical Center, will be hosting smoking cessation classes several times a week at various locations in 2019.  Libby has personal experience with the struggle to quit smoking.  She smoked for 20 years, experimenting with tobacco at a young age.  Libby has been tobacco free for 6 years and would love the opportunity to assist you in attaining a tobacco free life.  In addition to smoking cigarettes, assistance is also available for oral and vaping nicotine addiction. 

FREE SMOKING CESSATION CLINICS 
EVERY WEDNESDAY
6 – 7 p.m.
Registration is required since space is limited.
Call 419-207-2303
UH Samaritan Medical Center
Pulmonary Rehab Department, room 202, 2nd Floor
1025 Center Street
Ashland, OH

EVERY MONDAY
5 – 6 p.m.
UH Samaritan Medical Center Kettering
546 N. Union Street
Loudonville, OH

For questions, or to register for a class, please call: 419-207-2303
Please talk to your family doctor about which nicotine replacement is best for you and what your insurance will cover for cost of medication or nicotine replacement products.  Patches, gum and lozenges are also available without a prescription at most local drug stores. UH Samaritan Medical Center does not endorse any certain medication or nicotine replacement product.
For a sneak peek or to learn from home about smoking cessation, please join the UH Samaritan Medical Center Facebook group and follow Libby’s weekly Care About Your Air series.  Care About Your Air airs live every Friday at 3pm and is available for viewing on Facebook thereafter.If you have any questions, please call Libby at 419-207-2303.  For an appointment, call Central Scheduling at 419-281-0491.  Appointments are offered at no cost to the community.

THE COPD COFFEE CLUB
2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
1 p.m.
The informal group setting provides a relaxed environment to share concerns and experiences for ongoing help, advice and support. Family members and caregivers are welcome to join us as well.
East Tower conference room, UH Samaritan Medical Center 1025 Center Street in Ashland.
For questions and registration call: 419-207-2453

HARMONICA CHOIR
Every Thursday, 11:30 AM. UH Samaritan Medical Center. 
Can I strengthen my lungs to avoid future problems? Can I control my breathing? Is there any way to do breathing exercises that is not boring? Harmonica Choir is open to the public for those with COPD (and their spouses or caregivers). who are interest in playing the harmonica.
If you are new to the group please call so we bring supplies - 419-207-2303.
We meet in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, 1025 Center Street, Ashland

S.H.O.W. (SAMARITAN HOSPITAL ORANGE WALKERS)
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 10 a.m. Participants receive a pedometer and walk with Respiratory Therapist supervision. Therapists monitor heart rate and SPO2 before and after walking as well as keep record of steps accomplished each time for goal setting and monthly progress report.
Open to anyone in the community that has COPD and would like to participate.
Ashland Family YMCA, 207 Miller St, Ashland.
Time and place subject to change! Please call for update before you join us.
For questions and registration call: 419-207-2453.