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

Diabetes Diet Part 1
Presented by Holly Norris, MSRDN LD/Dietitian
Tuesday, October 2 at 5 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

Diabetes - reading labels. Whether you have been dealing with Diabetes for decades or you are new to the disease, UH Samaritan's dietitian Holly Norris will help you decipher the important information we find on everyday food labels.

Flu, Pneumonia and Shingles
Presented by Megan Oberhauser, D.O.
Wednesday, October 10 at 2 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

We are all aware that children need to be vaccinated, but what about adults? Which adults are considered high risk? What vaccines are recommended and why? Find out everything you need to know about vaccinations at this informative session.

Anxiety Disorders
Presented by Todd Yordy, MA, LPCC-S
Thursday, October 11 at 5 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

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? Counselor Todd Yordy will have the answers to all of these questions, and more, at this free presentation.

Hypertension Update for 2018
Presented by Aaron Young, D.O.
Wednesday, October 17 at 2 pm.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

Dr. Young, the medical director of UH Samaritan's ICU, will discuss the very latest guidelines, recommendations, and treatment options for hypertension (high blood pressure).

Diabetes Diet Part 2
Presented by Holly Norris, MSRDN LD/Dietitian
Tuesday, October 23 at 5 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

Living with diabetes is a lifelong commitment. Whether you have been dealing with diabetes for decades or you are new to this chapter in your life, you will learn helpful information from our own dietitian, Holly Norris.

Lead Poisoning Awareness
Presented by the Ashland and Richland Counties Lead Poisoning Prevention Collaborative
Wednesday, October 24 from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

High lead levels have a major impact on children’s intellectual performance and behavior. However, there are many untested children in Ashland County, despite being a high risk area. Learn more about lead poisoning at this informative program. 

Depression
Presented by Todd Yordy, MA, LPCC-S
Thursday, October 25 at 5 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

Almost everyone feels depressed at some point in their life, but how do you know when to seek help for the depression? Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a mental health disorder known as a mood disorder, and is characterized by a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. Join counselor Todd Yordy to learn more about the symptoms, and treatment, for MDD.  

Medicare Review
Presented by the Ohio Department of Insurance
Friday, October 26, 10 a.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

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. One-on-one appointments are also available on this day from 11:30 a.m. to 6 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 419-207-7874. Your call will be returned to confirm your attendance and to answer any questions.

Diabetes - Surviving the Holidays
Presented by Holly Norris, MSRDN, LD/Dietitian
Tuesday, November 6 at 5 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

The holidays can be a stressful time of year, especially when you are a diabetic tempted by the the delicious, but often times unhealthy, traditional holiday food. How can you enjoy meals with your loved ones without sacrificing your health? It can be done! Simply join our dietitian Holly Norris to find out how!

Childhood Trauma’s Lifelong Impact
Presented by Todd Yordy, MA, LPCC-S
Thursday, November 15 at 5 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland

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 Todd Yordy to learn more about the ACE study and how it may apply to you or a loved one.