UConn Health Center June Programs, Events

Here is a list of University of Connecticut Health Center programs scheduled for June and early July. This information will be updated with any additions or other schedule changes.

Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
Wednesday, June 6, 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 workshop is offered on the first Wednesday of the month. Registration fee is $30. Call 800-535-6232 for more information.

Free IVF Information Session
Thursday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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.

NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk
Saturday, June 9, 7 a.m.
registration, Simsbury Performing Arts Center,
22 Iron Horse Blvd.
UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun’s annual bike and walk fundraiser benefits the UConn Health Center’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and Coaches vs. Cancer. Bicycle rides of 10, 25, 50 and 75 miles are open to anyone over 14. The 5K walk is open to anyone. The day includes a cookout and live music. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Registration fee is $20 until April 15, $35 after April 15, and $45 at the door. See http://calhounride.uchc.edu for more information.

Childbirth Preparation Class
Saturday, June 9, 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. Class size is limited to eight couples. Remember to bring two pillows and wear comfortable clothing. Light snack is provided. Fee is $100. Call 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692 to register or for more information.

Infant Care Class
Monday, June 11, 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.

Ayurveda & Wellness Series: “Introduction to Your Constitution: An Ayurvedic Approach”
Wednesday, June 13, 2 to 4 p.m..
, UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013

Ayurveda is a personalized health care system and addresses health, wellness, and disease prevention according to one’s own constitution. This class will shed light on how to understand your body, mind and spiritual needs. Registration fee is $35. Please email aguha@att.net to register or for more information.

Ayurveda & Wellness Series: “Foods for Your Constitution”
Wednesday, June 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
, UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013

Hear discussion of an ayurvedic analysis of different body constitutions and explore how to select food to complement the body type in order to live a balanced life. Registration fee is $35. Please email aguha@att.net to register or for more information.

Ayurveda & Wellness Series: “The Mind: Ayurvedic Approach to Mental Health”
Thursday, June 14, 2 to 4 p.m..
, UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013

Learn tools you can use to promote mental health and fitness, enhance memory and relieve stress. Registration fee is $35. Please email aguha@att.net to register or for more information.

Ayurveda & Wellness Series: “Herbs for Brain Health”
Thursday, June 14, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.,
UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013

Learn about selected herbs beneficial to mind and brain, along with their medicinal properties. This session will introduce herbs that promote mental health and fitness, and enhance memory and brain function. Registration fee is $35. Please email aguha@att.net to register or for more information.

Free workshop: “Spiritual Conclave: Mind, Matter and Consciousness”
Friday, June 15, 5 p.m.
, UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013

Spiritual Conclave provides a platform for discussions on global issues, various aspects of mind, matter and consciousness (mind, body and spirit), spirituality, preservation of nature, natural phenomena, health, healing and wellness incorporating science, philosophy, humanity and research. Registration is not required. Please email aguha@att.net for more information.

Ayurveda & Wellness Series: “One-day Herbology”
Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
, UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013

Learn about the basic science of herbology and how to select herbs for health, healing and wellness. Registration fee is $60. Please email aguha@att.net to register or for more information.

Free Hospital Maternity Tours
Saturday, June 16, 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. Call 800-535-6232 to register or for more information.

Free Ayurveda & Wellness Series workshop: “Breathe to Relax”
Monday, June 18, noon to 1 p.m.,
UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013

Experiential workshop focuses on basic yogic techniques for effective breathing, meditation, relaxation and taming stress. Participants should to bring a blanket and must consider not eating at least one hour before class or bringing. Please email aguha@att.net to register or for more information.

Free Cosmetology Services for Cancer Survivors
Tuesday, June 19, 1 to 3 p.m.
, UConn Health Center, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

“Look Good…Feel Better” is a free program to help improve the self-image and self-esteem of women experiencing appearance-related side effects from cancer treatment. During this hands-on workshop, a trained volunteer certified cosmetologist will offer self-help instruction and education on hairstyling and coping with hair loss, skin care, makeup and nail care. Wigs, turbans and scarves will also be discussed. Classes are offered monthly, generally on the third Tuesday, and are not limited to UConn Health Center patients. Registration is required: call 860-679-7820 with your name, program date, phone number, and skin color. Kits are available in Light, Medium, Dark and Extra Dark.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
Wednesday, June 27, 5 to 6 p.m., UConn Health Center, Food Court (rear of cafeteria)
Patients, family members and caregivers (not limited to UConn Health Center patients) are invited to join this new forum for those affected by head and neck cancers. Light snacks will be provided. Please call 860-679-7820 or email psnixon@uchc.edu to RSVP or for more information.

Free Women’s Health Mini-fair
Thursday, June 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
, UConn Health Center, Onyiuke Dining Room, Food Court
Women who’ve been diagnosed with cancer are invited to an evening of chair massages, yoga, and cosmetology services, including a free makeup kit and beauty techniques that help combat appearance-related side effects of treatment, part of the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good… Fell Better” program. Representatives from the LIVESTRONG Foundation will discuss their free local programs. A light dinner will be served and attendees get a goodie bag. Registration is required. Please call 860-679-7820 or email psnixon@uchc.edu for more information.

UConn Health Center Auxiliary Fourth of July bake sale
Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
, UConn Health Center, Food Court Lobby
Proceeds benefit the UConn Health Center Auxiliary, including raffle drawings for an “edible delight” basket and a “fishing picnic” basket. For more information please call 860-679-2963.

Free bladder Cancer Support Group
Saturday, June 30, 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.

“Ready to Lose” Weight Management Program
Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m.
, UConn Health Center
This program starts with an 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 IVF Information Session
Thursday, July 5, 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.

Childbirth Preparation Class
Saturday, July 7, 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. Class size is limited to eight couples. Remember to bring two pillows and wear comfortable clothing. Light snack is provided. Fee is $100. Call 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692 to register or for more information.

Free Hospital Maternity Tours
Saturday, July 7, 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. Call 800-535-6232 to register or for more information.

Breast-feeding Class
Thursday, July 12, 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.

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