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?

August 22 - LABEL READING 101
Young - or not, healthy - or not, diabetic - or not, we all know we should pay attention to the food we eat. Whether you have been trying to eat better for decades or this is all new to you, UH Samaritan's dietitian Hannah Solomon, MS, RDN, LD will help you decipher the important information found on everyday food labels when she presents “Label Reading 101”.
For a great article on this subject written by Hannah click here.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
5:30 p.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Register for this FREE program by calling 419-207-2563  or email Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

August 24 - UH SAMARITAN FREE HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR
FREE screenings will include Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Balance, Stroke Risk Assessment… and more. Speak with professionals from the UH Samaritan Pain Clinic, UH Samaritan Music Therapy, UH Samaritan Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy…
Two recent articles that include more detailed information can be found here and here.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Register for this FREE program by calling 419-207-2563  or email Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

September 12 - MOOD DISORDERS: WHEN WILL IT END?
Contrary to what social media may lead you to believe, nobody is happy all the time. We all experience emotional ups and downs. But what is normal and when should you be concerned?
UH Samaritan’s Todd Yordy, MA, LPCC-S will present “Mood Disorders: When will it end?” Todd will tell cover Major Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and more.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:30 p.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Register for this FREE program by calling 419-207-2563  or email Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

FREE VASCULAR SCREENING EVENT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. 2019
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a serious condition that occur when blood flow through the legs and feet is restricted. PAD can cause pain and cramping that can make walking – and life – miserable. In extreme case PAD can lead to loss of a leg or foot to amputation.
Find out if you qualify for a free screening:
Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 1-800-883-3674 to schedule.

September 26 - MAKING AN IMPACT ON THE OPIOID CRISIS THROUGH ACCOUNTABLE PAIN MANAGEMENT
The opioid crisis and drug epidemic we see in the news is actually on our doorstep. Our community is fortunate to have the professionals from the UH Samaritan Pain Clinic as a resource, not only to help us control our own pain but also to help decrease the amount of opioids on the market. For your pain and for the public good, join us for this free presentation.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
5:30 p.m.
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Register for this FREE program by calling 419-207-2563  or email Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

October 9 - FIRST AID FOR COACHES
10 am 
UH Administrative Services Building
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805

UH Samaritan Medical Center is offering First Aid for Coaches, an ODE approved pupil activity program.
A CPR class will follow for those interested.
The cost is FREE to school coaches under our Athletic Training program (Ashland, Black River, Hillsdale, Loudonville, Mapleton and New London). For coaches not in the program, a $45 fee must be paid prior to the class for ODE credit.  Make checks payable to UH Samaritan Medical Center and mail to:
UH Samaritan Medical Center
c/o Steve Baldridge 
1025 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
To register please email your Name, School, Date of Birth, Date/Time of the class you are attending, and indicate whether or not you plan on attending the CPR class:
Steven.Baldridge@uhhospitals.org
For questions, please call 419-207-7851

October 10 - FAD DIETS
A fad diet is a diet that is popular for a time. It is touted as the latest and the greatest, the diet to end all diets. A fad diet is similar to fads in fashion - some stand the test of time while others are soon considered hideous. Fad diets are often promoted as requiring little effort and producing a "quick fix". Are all new diets great? Are all new diets hoax and hype? Join us as we ask Hannah Solomon, MS, RDN, LD, Clinical Nutrition Manager for UH Samaritan these very questions. (Have you read Hannah's article on Label Reading?)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 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

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

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 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

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.