The Food Prescription Nutrition Class
Tuesdays, March 7 • 7 - 8:30 pm
Constellation Center Conference Rooms, Thompson Health
Following a free March 7 information session, this four-part series addresses the cause of disease – rather than just treating the symptoms – and is presented by Kerry Graff, MD, and Linda Rowsick, RD, CD-N. Participants will learn about how diet
impacts your health, the benefits of eating a wholefood/plant-based diet, and how to transition to a healthier diet. The information session is free, and the cost for the four classes is $125. Participants will not be refunded for classes missed (should a participant have an extenuating circumstance, a written request for a refund will be considered). Space is limited and participants must register no later than March 3. To register, call 585-396-6111.
Bariatric Surgery Information Seminar
Thursday, March 9 * 5:30 - 8 pm
Mary Parmele Hamlin Meeting Room, Wood Library, 134 N. Main StWilliam E. O’Malley, MD, director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at UR Medicine’s Highland Hospital, will provide an overview of the types of weightloss surgery available to patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more; or have a BMI of 35 or more and are experiencing obesity related health conditions. A bariatric program representative will explain the surgical process and the integral role lifestyle and diet changes play in achieving success after surgery. To register, call (585) 341-0366 or visit www.bariatricsurgery.urmc.edu
Wednesdays, March 15 – May 3
Thompson Hospital, Thompson Conference Center, Ground Floor
Join instructor Rick Lynch of the Finger Lakes Yoga Center for a gentle mind-body workout. Preregistration is required and the cost for the eight week session is $80. Call (585) 396-6111 for information and to register.
LYMPHEDEMA: REDUCING RISKS AND MANAGING SYMPTOMS
Thursday, March 16 • 6:30 pm
Geneva Public Library, 244 Main St., Geneva
It’s estimated that 5 to 25 percent of those who have had surgery for breast cancer will develop some degree of lymphedema. How is it diagnosed? Can it be prevented? Can it be managed? What occupational and physical therapy treatment options are available? Presented by the Breast Cancer Coalition, this free educational seminar will offer answers to these questions and more, with Angela Kiklowicz of Thompson Health as the speaker. An occupational therapist and licensed massage therapist, Kiklowicz is certified in Complete Decongestive Therapy for the treatment of lymphedema and other swelling disorders. Reservations are not required for this event. For more information, call the Breast Cancer Coalition at (585) 473-8177..
TYPE 2 DIABETES PREVENTION & DIET MANAGEMENT CLASS
Thursday, April 6 • 1-2 pm
Thompson Hospital, Constellation Center for Health and Healing
Presented by Registered Dietitian Linda Rowsick, certified by the state of New York, this class focuses on “Carbohydrate Counting & Menu Planning.” Attendees will learn what foods contain carbohydrates, as well as how many and which carbohydrates you can eat to help you achieve blood glucose goals, using the information to plan menus. Participants will plan at least one day’s menu of meals, and snacks if applicable. The registration fee of $15 includes class materials. Those who register with a friend receive a discount, with a cost of $25 for the two people. Registration is non-refundable. To register, call (585) 396-6111 no later than Monday, April 3.