UConn Health Center August Programs

Here is a list of University of Connecticut Health Center programs scheduled in August and early September.

Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
Wednesday, August 3, 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 ‘Parents Morning Out’
Thursday, August 4, 10 a.m. to noon, UConn Health Partners, 65 Kane Street, West Hartford
The Nurturing Families Network offers “Parents Morning Out,” a free drop-in social group for parents of infants up to 1 year old that meets on the first Thursday of the month. No registration is required. Learn more at http://nurturingfamilies.uchc.edu or call 860-679-4114.

Free IVF Information Session
Thursday, August 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG013
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 Hospital Maternity Tours
Saturday, August 6, 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 Diabetes Support Group
Thursday, August 11, 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.

Free IVF Information Session
Thursday, August 18, 6 to 8:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG013
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.

‘Show, Tell and Sell’ Craft Show and Sale
Friday, August 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UConn Health Center, Main and Keller lobbies
Artists and crafters will offer their hand-fabricated crafts and artwork. Homemade fudge and candy also will be available. Proceeds benefit the UConn Health Center Auxiliary. Call 860-679-3314 for more information.

Free Hospital Maternity Tours
Saturday, August 20, 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 ‘Music and Movement for Toddlers’
Thursday, August 25, 10 to 11 a.m., UConn Health Partners, 65 Kane Street, West Hartford
The Nurturing Families Network offers “Music and Movement for Toddlers,” a free social playgroup featuring song, dance and other activities for toddlers and their caregivers. It usually meets on the third Thursday of the month. No registration is required. Learn more at http://nurturingfamilies.uchc.edu or call 860-679-4114.

Free Quilting Support Group for Women
Saturday, August 27, 1:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
This new monthly support group seeks to include the art of quilting into the healing process for women who are living with cancer. The quilts will become part of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center’s artwork. Call 860-679-7820 or email psnixon@uchc.edu for more information.

Free Bladder Cancer Support Group
Saturday, August 27, 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 email psnixon@uchc.edu for more information.

Childbirth Preparation Class
Saturday and Sunday, August 27 to 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
This two-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. Class size is limited to eight couples. 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
Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room
This program starts with an individualized introductory session (call to schedule) followed by 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 for more information.

Free ‘Parents Morning Out’
Thursday, September 1, 10 a.m. to noon, UConn Health Partners, 65 Kane Street, West Hartford
The Nurturing Families Network offers “Parents Morning Out,” a free drop-in social group for parents of infants up to 1 year old that meets on the first Thursday of the month. No registration is required. Learn more at http://nurturingfamilies.uchc.edu or call 860-679-4114.

Free IVF Information Session
Thursday, September 1, 6 to 8:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG013
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, September 1, 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. Call 800-535-6232 to register or for more information.

Free Hospital Maternity Tours
Saturday, September 3, 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.

Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
Wednesday, September 7, 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 Diabetes Support Group
Thursday, September 8, 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.

Infant Care Class
Monday, September 12, 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 usually are held on the second Monday of every month. Fee is $20. Call 800-535-6232 to register or for more information.

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