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Winter News at AFP

COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC FOR CHILDREN

Thursday, January 20, 2022


  • The vaccine is only for 5 to 11 year olds who are AFP patients. Pediatric Pfizer dose. Second doses will be available.
  • Space is limited so please call us at 413-549-8400 to book an appointment -- (More dates to be added soon).
  • Please do not come if recently exposed to COVID-19 or if you are symptomatic. Parent or guardian must also be asymptomatic and not awaiting a pending COVID-19 test.
  • Please plan on spending at least 30 minutes at the clinic. Bring items to keep your little ones occupied.

FREE RAPID COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE

(not sponsored by AFP)


Four free tests per household. Just fill out this brief form:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY

Testing and Isolation/Quarantine Patient COVID

Information Handout


In light of the latest COVID-19 surge and recent updates to isolation and quarantine guidance, several questions have been raised regarding prevention, symptoms, testing, and when to isolate or quarantine.


The Massachusetts Medical Society has developed a one-page document that provides information and responses to frequently asked questions from patients, plus trusted links to Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 resources.


GROUP MEDICAL VISITS

LEAVING COVID FATIGUE BEHIND:

ANXIETY REDUCTION SUPPORT GROUP

10-week class ~ Wednesdays 1/26-4/6 from 4-5pm

(No class meeting on 2/23) (ONLINE)


This hybrid class / support group is designed to help keep heads and hearts afloat this winter. We will be learning about straightforward and compassionate approaches to ease anxiety, improve motivation, and build each individual's sense of agency and hopefulness. Patients must commit to all ten sessions.Led by Emily Bloch, LICSW and Alexis Severin, PA-C.

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PARENTING PRESCHOOLERS

(NEW START DATE)

Wednesdays, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/2 at 11am (ONLINE)


Topics covered include: discipline, the preschooler’s mindset, social and emotional health, anxiety, toileting/sleep/nutrition, sibling relationships, and more. We’ll especially focus on how you, as parents and caregivers, can tailor what you do to best help your child. The class will also be a time to connect with other parents who are in similar circumstances. Led by Evan Shopper, LICSW and Miranda Tsoumas, PA-C

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COMPUTER WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS

Thursday, 1/27 at 11:30am (ONLINE)


Learn the basics of ergonomic setup for computer work with tips on how to alleviate and avoid back, neck, shoulder and wrist tension. Led by Jason Potash, DC, LMT & Michele Spirko, MD

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EMOTION REGULATION/ANXIETY MANAGEMENT

GROUP COACHING SERIES

Thursdays, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 & 3/10 at 4:15pm (ONLINE)


Have you learned emotional regulation/anxiety management skills with Judy either individually or in a class and would like support and accountability in implementing them? Then this coaching group is for you! You will get practice in applying the skills you learned, building awareness of emotional states, and anticipating and overcoming barriers to change. Space is limited. Led by Judy Grupenhoff, MS, M.Ed., NBC-HWC

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QI GONG

Wednesdays, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23 & 4/13 at 1:30pm (ONLINE)


This ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique involves meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises. It is one of the best ways to strengthen the body and helps in balancing the vital functions, driving stagnant energy and toxins out from the system. Part of the new Moving in the New Year series. Led by Michele Spirko, MD & Haiying Conover, LMT

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ADULT SLEEP WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 2/15 at 3:30pm (ONLINE)


Learn about the function of sleep, the physiological control of sleep, and how best to enjoy the innumerable benefits of good sleep. Led by Dr. Wendy Chabot 

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EXPLORING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF INTUITIVE EATING

Thursdays 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, & 4/7 at 5:30pm (ONLINE)

Must commit to all six sessions


The Intuitive Eating (IE) model is explored in this six-week online group. Learn about the principles of Intuitive Eating and how you can better your relationship with food and your body. Topics covered will include rejecting the diet mentality, honoring hunger and fullness, challenging the food police, and respecting your body. Please note: this is not a weight-loss class).

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IMPORTANT GROUP MEDICAL VISIT INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in all our programs


Please note: patients will be charged their co-pay for Group Medical visits. Please ask about our new co-pay/fee schedule. All weekly and monthly support groups will remain at NO CHARGE for patients.

  • All visits (except for ongoing support meetings) follow our 24-hour cancellation policy. A no show fee will be charged if policy is not followed
  • Please note: we cannot schedule a provider visit for patients on the same day they are scheduled for a group medical visit, UNLESS it is a behavioral health visit.


For question and to register, email events@doctorkate.net


ASK ABOUT OUR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the latest group of Ginger/Loki Award winners--employees who have gone far above the call of duty to make Atkinson Family Practice an amazing place to call your medical home!


Zach, D'Nesha, Lily, Erik, Lauren and Cynthia!

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