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Health Education at the Healthpark

The Healthpark holds numerous education classes and seminars to help you understand any health issues you or a loved one face. These sessions often have a member discount, and are open and available to the community.

To find a session, chose a topic below and explore the opportunities.

Diabetes

Healthpark offers multiple diabetes education opportunities to help you control and maintain your diabetes and live a normal, healthy life.

Programs include:

 

Sweet Beginnings 

This gestational diabetes program uses small group classes and individual instruction to promote a successful pregnancy. The class covers medical nutrition therapy, blood glucose monitoring and instruction and risk reduction counseling for prevention of Type 2 diabetes.

Individualized instruction, including follow-up, is scheduled based on participant needs. Insulin instruction by a registered nurse is available as needed. Participants are contacted by phone approximately one month after delivery to track outcomes and assess the need for additional services.

Class Information

Held weekly at the Healthpark

Approximately two hours long

Instructors

Jackie Chisholm, RD, LD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

Additional Info

The Diabetes Health Resource Center staff is dedicated to providing quality diabetes education and services. Call (270) 688-4804 or (800) 711-5752 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

InBalance Diabetes Education Program

This comprehensive program is designed to provide patients with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage diabetes. Each patient’s diabetes learning needs and interests are assessed during their first visit. A blood glucose monitor and user instructions are provided as needed.

Services include:

  • Individualized meal planning
  • Blood glucose monitor instruction
  • Gestational diabetes education
  • Pre-diabetes education
  • Certified insulin pump training
  • Training on injectable diabetes medications
  • Self-care education including increasing physical activity, maintaining blood glucose, preventing long-term complications, changing behavior and managing stress

Contact us at (270) 688-4804 or (800) 711-5752 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Weight Management

The Healthpark offers weight management programs to help you take the first steps towards managing your weight and health. Every participant MUST attend one FREE information session to participate. Sessions are held in the Healthpark classroom.

Information session dates:

  • June 4th, 5:30 p.m., Healthpark Classroom A

Lifesteps®

A comprehensive weight management program that stresses the importance of diet, physical activity and behavior modification techniques for weight loss.

Healthy You

Healthy You is a medically supervised, safe and rapid weight loss program. This program emphasizes skill building to help you successfully maintain a healthy weight. Click here for a more complete description of Healthy You.

Stop by the front desk or call the Healthpark for more information or to register at (270) 688-5433.

Infants and Children

Nurturing Touch Infant Massage

Our certified infant massage therapist partners with parents and caregivers to teach basic message technique that enhance the bonding and nurturing process with infants, ages birth to 1 year.

This class is offered on a private basis. Call 270-688-5433.

Health Screenings and Seminars

Screenings

Each quarter, the Healthpark offers a series of screenings for members. Screenings include diabetes screenings, falls risk assessments, hearing screenings, lipid tests, nutrition screenings and more. For a complete list, with dates, times and fees, download our Spring Calendar

Health Seminars

Health seminars are regularly scheduled throughout the year and include expert speakers on topics such as stroke, women’s health and arthritis.

Call the Healthpark at (270) 688-5433 for information on upcoming health seminars.