Health Center June Programs, Events

Following is a rundown of UConn Health Center events in June:

Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
Wednesday, June 1, 2 to 4 p.m., UConn Health Center, Dowling North Building
The UConn Health Center’s Healthy Nutrition program invites you on a journey to a lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol and healthier weight. This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Registration fee is $30. Call 800-535-6232 for more information.

Free ‘Mom’s Morning Out’
Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m. to noon, UConn Health Partners, 65 Kane Street, West Hartford
The Nurturing Families Network offers “Mom’s Morning Out,” a free drop-in social group for parents of infants and toddlers that meets on the first Thursday of the month. Parents and infants meet from 10 to 11 a.m., and parents and toddlers meet from 11 a.m. to noon. No registration is required. Learn more on the Nurturing Families Network website or call 860-679-4114.

Free Women’s Cancer Support Group
Thursday, June 2, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
The Women’s Cancer Support Group is open to women newly diagnosed with any cancer and women up to six months post active treatment. The group meets the first Thursday of every month and is open to the public, no registration required. Call 860-679-7820 or email psnixon@uchc.edu for more information.

Free IVF Information Session
Thursday, June 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013
Specialists with the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services lead an informational session about current treatments for infertility, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF). Each program includes an in-depth explanation of the IVF process, discussion of some of the emotional issues surrounding IVF, and discussion of options for financial planning. Registration is required: 860-679-4580 or www.uconnfertility.com.

Breast-feeding Class
Thursday, June 2, 7 to 9 p.m., UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
A certified lactation consultant leads a discussion of topics including the benefits of breast-feeding, how to get started, and how the rest of the family can help the breast-feeding mother as well as how to continue breast-feeding and working. Classes usually are held on the first Thursday of the month. Fee is $20.00. Call 800-535-6232 to register or for more information.

Childbirth Preparation Class
Saturday, June 4, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
This one-day class covers anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labor, emotions of pregnancy, nutrition, fetal growth and development, comfort measures for labor, working with unexpected events in labor, cesarean delivery, and practice of relaxation and breathing techniques for labor. Remember to bring two pillows and wear comfortable clothing. Fee is $100. Call 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692 to register or for more information.

“Ready to Lose” Weight Management Program
Tuesday, June 7, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
This is an introductory session that provides an individualized meal plan and weigh-in. The program continues with six weekly sessions that include a weigh-in, discussion of successes and challenges, and tip of the week. Registration fee is $70. Call 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692 for more information.

Free Diabetes Support Group
Thursday, June 9, 5 to 6 p.m., UConn Health Center, Friends Lecture Room (LM034)
Taking care of your diabetes can be difficult. Meet and share some of your challenges and successes with other people who have diabetes. The group meets the second Thursday of every month and is open to the public, no registration required. Call 860-679-7692 or 800-535-6232 for more information.

NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk
Saturday, June 11, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury
Join three-time national champion basketball coach Jim Calhoun to raise money for the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and Coaches Vs. Cancer. Choose bike rides of 10, 25, 50 or 75 miles, or a 5K walk or run. Register, donate, or learn more: www.calhounridewalk.com or 860-674-1500.

Free Hospital Maternity Tours
Saturday, June 11, 3:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Main Lobby
A representative will guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery at John Dempsey Hospital. Children and grandparents are welcome. The free tours are held every other Saturday. Call 800-535-6232 to register or for more information.

Infant Care Class
Monday, June 13, 7 to 9 p.m., UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
Offered for expectant parents and caregivers, the discussion topics include appearance and behavior of the newborn, car seat and home safety issues, well child care and the importance of immunizations, choosing a pediatrician, and practice with diapering and bathing a newborn. Classes primarily are held on the second Monday of every month. Fee is $20.00. Call 800-535-6232 to register or for more information.

Free ‘Toddler Time’
Thursday, June 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m., UConn Health Partners, 65 Kane Street, West Hartford
The Nurturing Families Network offers “Toddler Time,” a free activities-based social playgroup for parents and their toddlers that meets on the third Thursday of the month. No registration is required. Learn more on the Nurturing Families Network website or call 860-679-4114.

Free IVF Information Session
Thursday, June 23, 6 to 8:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013
Specialists with the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services lead an informational session about current treatments for infertility, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF). Each program includes an in-depth explanation of the IVF process, discussion of some of the emotional issues surrounding IVF, and discussion of options for financial planning. Registration is required: 860-679-4580 or www.uconnfertility.com.

Free Bladder Cancer Support Group
Saturday, June 25, 3 p.m.
, UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
Patients, family members and caregivers (not limited to UConn Health Center patients) are invited to join others whose lives have been touched by bladder cancer. This support group, established in partnership with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, is the only group of its kind in New England. Call 860-679-7820 or emailpsnixon@uchc.edu for more information.

Free Hospital Maternity Tours
Saturday, June 25, 3:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Main Lobby
A representative will guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery at John Dempsey Hospital. Children and grandparents are welcome. The free tours are held every other Saturday. Call 800-535-6232 to register or for more information.

Free IVF Information Session
Thursday, June 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013
Specialists with the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services lead an informational session about current treatments for infertility, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF). Each program includes an in-depth explanation of the IVF process, discussion of some of the emotional issues surrounding IVF, and discussion of options for financial planning. Registration is required: 860-679-4580 or www.uconnfertility.com.