Princeton Health Community Wellness: Virtual Classes in July
Penn Medicine Princeton Health will be holding the following classes virtually where you can participate from the comfort and safety of your home.

Registered participants will receive a link to view the class and can access the live stream via computer or mobile device.

Below is a list of our latest virtual classes.

Please register online or leave a message at 1.888.897.8979. A Community Wellness staff member will return your call during regular business hours.


Gentle Yoga
Monday Series (6 - 6:55 p.m.) 
Wednesday Series (3 - 3:55 p.m.)
Click on the weekday above to register for this monthly series.
This slow-paced class includes breathwork, stretching, and seated postures which will help to improve flexibility and reduce stress. A gentle flow, balancing, and a cool down are also incorporated into the class. This is ideal for those new to yoga and those who desire a relaxed practice of yoga.

Chair Yoga
Tuesday Series (8 - 8:55 a.m.)
Thursday Series (8 - 8:55 a.m.) 
Click on the weekday above to register for this monthly series.
This gentle form of yoga incorporates standard yoga poses while sitting on or standing next to a chair. This class is an adaptation of a standard yoga class and will improve flexibility, concentration, and strength while reducing stress and joint strain.

Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday Series (9 - 9:55 a.m.) 
Click here to register for this monthly series.
Expectant mothers will learn how to use gentle postures, stretching, breathing, toning, relaxation and meditation to help them keep fit and feel good during pregnancy. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat or large towel, two pillows or cushions, a yoga tie or a regular tie for stretching.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group
Wednesdays (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) 
Click here to register for an upcoming group.
During these uncertain times, parenting may cause anxious feelings. So we are offering a virtual support group to give parents-to-be and new parents an opportunity to safely connect and share experiences. This group will be moderated by a registered nurse and lactation consultant from Penn Medicine Princeton Health who can answer any questions you have. Parents of babies up to 6 months old are welcome.

Mindful Movement
(for Oncology)
Thursdays (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) 
To register and for a link to join, please call 609.853.6787.
This rejuvenating class combines gentle exercises with yogic breathing, guided imagery, and meditation. The low-impact program provides patients who are undergoing cancer treatment with an effective workout for the body and the mind, helping them reduce stress and focus on taking care of themselves.

Ask the Lactation Consultant
Mondays (7 - 8 p.m.)
Click here to register for an upcoming group.
Join our weekly group anytime you need breastfeeding support. This interactive discussion group will give pregnant and breastfeeding families an opportunity to ask questions of a Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness board certified lactation consultant.

Labor Fundamentals
SAT. July 10 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
$25 per couple.
This program will include a virtual maternity tour, and parents will learn the signs of labor, warning signs, and when to go to the hospital.

Conquering Pelvic Pain:
Fitness & Education to Empower Women
TUE. July 13 - August 17 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
$30 per person.
Learn exercise and lifestyle management strategies to help improve pelvic pain at this six-week class designed for women experiencing pain in and around the pelvic girdle. Sessions will include education, along with: stretching and gentle movement exercise; yoga and posture. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing and bring water to hydrate. Exercises are taught by a Princeton Rehabilitation physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health. Participants must have their doctor's clearance to exercise. Click here to download the medical clearance form.

Understanding Common Shoulder and Knee Injuries
TUE. July 13 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
As we age, our joints tend to show signs of wear and tear, particularly in the knees and shoulders. Join William Rossy, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, at this informative session to learn about the common injuries that can impact the knees and shoulders, how to prevent these injuries,
and what treatments are available.

Total Control®: A Pelvic Wellness Program for Women
TUE & THU. July 13 - August 19 (1:30 - 2:45 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
$99 per person.
Improve your pelvic floor health and quality of life through this six-week Total Control® program. Participants report improvement in: urinary leakage and bladder control, frequency or overactive bladder, pelvic strength and support, post-partum core strength, and better posture and balance. Each session includes a 60-minute low-impact workout followed by a 15-minute education portion. Trained Total Control® professionals will teach you how to isolate and strengthen your pelvic floor and core muscles through gentle exercises. Join women of all ages, life stages and fitness levels in a comfortable, supportive environment. Dress in clothing suitable for floor and standing exercises.

Breast Cancer Support Group
TUE. July 13 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) 
To register and for link to join, please call 609.853.6787.
The Breast Cancer Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month. The group welcomes breast cancer patients in all phases of their journey to attend, along with their family members, and/or caregivers. Share experiences and triumphs, solutions for coping with treatment side effects, effective communication with your healthcare team, and concerns about recurrence in a supportive and problem-solving environment. This support group is co-facilitated by Mary Kiensicki, RN, CBCN, Breast Health Navigator at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s Breast Health Center, and Karen Davison, RN, BSN, OCN, nurse with the Edward and Marie Center for Cancer Care.

Journey Back: Stroke Support Group
WED. July 14 (2 - 3 p.m.) 
To register and receive the link to join virtually, please call Jenny Bestwick, LCSW, at 609.853.6359.
Journey Back welcomes individuals who have experienced a stroke, as well as their loved ones and caregivers, to attend this peer support group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Facilitated by Jenny Bestwick, LCSW, Acute Rehabilitation Social Worker with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, the group helps those touched by stroke work toward increased independence, adjust to life after stroke, and provide support and hope to one another. There will be occasional presentations by experts in stroke and rehabilitation.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
WED. July 14 (2:30 - 4 p.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
This support group welcomes those with prostate cancer, their loved ones, and family members to attend. Programs are facilitated by Lois Glasser, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, and a healthcare professional from Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

FREE Vision Screenings
THU. July 15 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Appointment required. No walk-ins. Please call 1.888.897.8979 to make an appointment. Space is limited.
Half of all blindness is preventable through regular vision screenings and education, so have your eyes checked today! Princeton Health and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind: Project Prevention Unit are pleased to offer these free vision screenings to uninsured or underinsured adults and children. All children must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Se habla español.

Open Your Heart to Chair Yoga
THU. July 15 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Beyond reducing stress, practicing yoga may help lower blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels, as well as your heart rate, making in a useful lifestyle intervention. This gentle form of yoga incorporates standard yoga practice poses while sitting or standing next to a chair. This class led by Maria Benerofe, a certified yoga instructor, is an adaptation of a standard yoga class and will improve flexibility, concentration, and strength, while reducing stress and joint strain.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
THU. July 15 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Expectant parents will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, getting started, positioning, nutrition, pumping, and avoiding common problems at this informative program. This class is taught by an internationally board certified lactation consultant.

Baby Care
MON. July 19 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
$50 per couple.
How will we care for our baby? What does it mean when a baby cries? How do we bathe our baby? This program is designed to help create confidence in your parenting skills with an in-depth discussion of infant care, feeding choices, soothing techniques, safe sleep practices, choosing a pediatrician, and more.

The Link Between Heart Health and Stroke
TUE. July 20 (10 - 11 a.m.) 
Click here to learn more or to register.
Learn how to lower your risk for heart attack and stroke at this invaluable program led by Philip Tran, RN-BSN, Stroke Coordinator with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC). Topics will include heart conditions that can lead to a stroke, steps you can take to prevent a stroke, the early warning signs of a stroke, and when to seek medical attention. PMC is a state-designated Primary Stroke Center.

Diabetes Support Group
TUE. July 20 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) 
MON. July 26 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
To register and receive the link to join virtually, please call 609.853.7890.
This group provides resources and support for those living with diabetes, and their loved ones. A certified diabetes educator with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s (PMC) Diabetes Management Program facilitates meetings. For more information on PMC’s Diabetes Management Program and its full range of educational services, including monthly day and evening classes, glucose monitoring, and one-to-one counseling with a nurse and dietitian, who are certified diabetes educators, please call 609.853.7890 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.

Better Sleep Through Baby's First Year
TUE. July 20 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Sleepless nights are an expected part of having a new baby in your life, but you don't have to be sleep deprived. At this informative session you will learn various techniques to help the whole family sleep better. This program will be led by Nicole Cannon with The Sleepy Mama, a sleep consultant certified through the International Maternity and Parenting Institute.

Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group
WED. July 21 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
To register and receive the link to join virtually, please email donna.post@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.
This supportive community welcomes individuals who have had weight-loss surgery, as well as those considering the surgery. Join us to discuss and share strategies for dealing with the physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes related to weight-loss surgery. Group sessions are facilitated by Bariatric Coordinator/Nurse Navigator Donna Post, RN-BC, in conjunction with our board certified bariatric surgeons Wai Yip Chau, MD, board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery, and Lisa Dobruskin, MD, Director of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Princeton Medical Center, or other healthcare professionals from Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. The support groups are sponsored by the Center for Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center.

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
WED. July 21 (12 - 1:30 p.m.)
Click here to learn more.
Penn Medicine Princeton Health’s Head & Neck Cancer Support Group of Central Jersey meets the third Wednesday of the month and provides encouragement, a safe setting for sharing concerns and problems related to life after cancer, education, and a social outlet for cancer patients, their families, and loved ones. This support group is facilitated by Amy Heffern, MS, CCC, SLP, Speech Pathologist at Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare
Bereavement Support Group
MON. July 21 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
Click here to sign up. You will be redirected to Princeton Senior Resource Center's website.
This support group meets the third Monday of the month unless the date falls on a holiday. Led by Sherri Goldstein, LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator with Penn Medicine Princeton Hospice Program, this group welcomes community members who need support and assistance coping with grief and loss.

Weight-Loss Surgery: Is It Right for Me?
WED. July 21 (6 - 6:30 p.m.)
To register and receive the link to join virtually, please email donna.post@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.
Severe obesity is a serious health condition. Those considering surgical weight-loss options can join Lisa Dobruskin, MD, FACS, Director of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Princeton Medical Center, for an overview of traditional and minimally invasive surgical weight-loss options, including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic stomach banding.

All About Hypertension
THU. July 22 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, puts you at risk for many other health conditions, including heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. Join us to learn what you can do to manage your blood pressure, and the importance of taking control of your health. Srujana Polsani, MD, board certified nephrologist and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, will lead this discussion.

Nutrition During Pregnancy
THU. July 22 (7 - 8 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Proper nutrition is important for both the mother and baby during pregnancy. Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, and learn how to develop healthy eating habits during your pregnancy. There will also be time for your nutrition-related questions to be answered by our expert.

Shoulder Pain: Problems & Solutions
THU. July 22 (7 - 8 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Attend this informative program to learn about common problems in and around the shoulder joint. Presented by John Prodromo, MD, specializing in orthopaedic surgery, the
program will address techniques to maximize function and minimize pain. Dr. Prodromo is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

Osteoporosis: Prevention & Management
TUE. July 27 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
Learn about the prevention and management of osteoporosis to reduce the risk of fractures at this informative program led by Kelly A. Gray, PT, RN, DPT, CLT-LANA, a
physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist with Princeton Medical Center
Princeton Rehabilitation. An appropriate exercise program can help you safely improve
your posture, balance, and strength.

Mental Health First Aid Training
TUE. & THU. July 27, 29, August 3 & 5 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Click here to learn more or to register.
An estimated one out of every five people will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Recognizing a mental health problem and knowing how to address it are invaluable skills. This eight-hour training will help you identify and understand signs and symptoms of individuals who may be dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety,
substance use, eating disorders, trauma, psychosis, and deliberate self-injury. You will also learn how to respond in a mental health crisis, offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress and, if necessary, guide the person to appropriate services.
Community Wellness
Locations:

Community Wellness
731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton

Princeton Fitness & Wellness
Princeton North Shopping Center
1225 State Road, Princeton

Princeton Medical Center
One Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro

Hamilton Area YMCA John K. Rafferty Branch
1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton

South Brunswick Wellness Center
540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction


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