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Sharon Hospital announces spring community programs

Posted: 4/8/2019

Sharon Hospital will host several community programs this spring on the hospital campus, 50 Hospital Hill Road.

Topics range from mental health training, to quitting smoking and exercise for older adults.

Seats are limited. Registration is required. To register, contact Jim Hutchison, Sharon’s clinical navigator, at 860-364-4493 (TTY: 800-842-9710).

Schedule:

Mental Health First Aid training program
Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: No cost
Board Conference Room 2
The Mental Health First Aid training program aims to help communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Participants will learn about common risk factors, warning signs of mental health issues, how to better assist someone experiencing a crisis, and offer answers to key questions such as “What do I do?” and “Where can someone find help?”

Freshstart Smoking Cessation program
May 20, 23, 27, 30; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: No cost
Board Conference Room 2
Quitting smoking can be difficult, but with the right tools smokers can learn how to eliminate their tobacco dependency. The four-class American Cancer Society program is designed for individuals interested in learning successful tools and strategies for quitting smoking.

Arthritis Exercise Program
Wednesdays, April 24-May 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Fridays, April 26-May 31, 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $7/session, $12/couple
Room 260N
This class will help participants reduce pain and stiffness as well as increase overall muscle strength, coordination and endurance. A certified therapeutic recreation specialist trained by the Arthritis Foundation will help people manage arthritis symptoms, maintain mobility and safely improve fitness levels. Activities are appropriate for most and can be modified to match participant skill levels. Please come in sneakers and with water.

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