Thursday, September 24, 2009

Calendar of Events for October

Ongoing

Diabetes Self Management Training
Where: Fauquier Health LIFE Center, 419 Holiday Court, Warrenton
When: Classes are forming
Details: Covers diet, exercise, medication
Cost: Covered by Medicare and most insurance plans
Register: 540-316-2652; diabetes@fauquierhealth.org

Cancer Support Group
When: Meets the third Tuesday of every month
More info: Call an American Cancer Society representative at 540-878-2136 to confirm time and location.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group
When: Meets the second Saturday of the month.
More info: Call the National MS Society at 800-344-4867 to confirm time and location.

Diabetes Support Group
Where: Fauquier Health LIFE Center
When: Meets the second Thursday of every other month, from 6 to 7 p.m.
More info: Call 540-316-2652 or e-mail diabetes@fauquierhealth.org for more information.

Saturday, October 3
Diabetes Product Fair
Where: Fauquier Health LIFE Center
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
Details: Event will offer information on diabetes-related products, including meters, insulin edications,
pumps, mail-order pharmacies and educational materials. Speak with a diabetes educator at an
“Ask the Educator” booth.
Cost: Free
More info: Call 540-316-2652 or e-mail diabetes@fauquierhealth.org

Tuesday, October 6

Support Group for New Moms
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Call to confirm class time.)
Details: Discussion group for new mothers of infants between the ages of 2 days and 6 months old
Cost: Free
Register: 540-316-3588

Thursday, October 8
My Child Has Just Been Diagnosed with Asthma — Now What?
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore rooms
When: 7 p.m.
Details: Dr. Jyothi Gadde, asthma and allergy specialist, and Dr. Maria Juanpere, pediatrician, will explain the asthma facts parents need to know, including what causes asthma, asthma treatment and lifestyle changes.
Registration required.
Register: 540-316-3588


Saturday, October 10
First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR; and AED
Where: Fauquier Hospital Chestnut room
When: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Details: Includes adult, infant and child CPR; basic first aid; and automated external defibrillator (AED) training.
Cost: $65.
Register: 540-316-3588

Monday, October 12
Your Childbirth Experience
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: Four-session class – Mondays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Details: Discussion-oriented class goes over anatomy, labor and delivery, breathing
and relaxation techniques, medical interventions, cesarean delivery and postpartum concerns. Expectant parents should attend this class during the second trimester of pregnancy.
Cost: $120 per couple.
Register: 540-316-3588

Tuesday, October 13
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore rooms
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 14
Blood Pressure Screening
Where: Fauquier Hospital lobby
When: noon to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Thursday, October 15
Baby Care Essentials
Where: Fauquier Health Family Birthing Center
When: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Details: Taught by certified childbirth educators. Topics include diapering, bathing, cord care, circumcision care, feeding methods and infant safety. Listen to a presentation from pediatrician Michael Amster, M.D., board certified in pediatrics.
Cost: $20 per person.
Register: 540-316-3588


Medicare and Medicaid Benefits Counseling
Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Chestnut room
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Details: Receive Medicare and Medicaid benefits counseling from Virginia Insurance Counseling and
Assistance program counselors. They will help explain Medicare for individuals older than 65; disabled beneficiaries under 65; Medicare Parts A, B and D; and Medicaid Savings programs. Registration
required.
Register: 540-316-3588

Saturday, October 17
Asthma Camp: Tools for Asthma Management
Where: Fauquier Health Sycamore rooms
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Details: During this free half-day event, parents will have an opportunity to hear educational seminars from
physicians and respiratory therapists who are experts in pediatric asthma treatment. Children ages 7 to 11
years old will play games to learn how their lungs work; what triggers an asthma episode; how to use
medication safely; and how to use a peak flow meter. After completing the educational activities, children
are invited to enjoy some FUN at the Green Zone
Carnival. Registration required.
Register: 540-316-3588

Tuesday, October 20
Support Group for New Moms
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Call to confirm class time.)
Details: Discussion group for new mothers of infants between the ages of 2 days and 6 months old
Cost: Free
Register: 540-316-3588

Breastfeeding Made Simple
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Details: Obstetrical nurse lactation consultants will teach about breastfeeding benefits
and techniques.
Cost: $25
Register: 540-316-3588

Wednesday, October 21
Heart Health
Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore rooms
When: 7:00 p.m.
Details: Cardiologist Ara Maranian, M.D., will speak on “Coronary and Peripheral Arterial Disease: Who is
at Risk?”
Cost: Free
Details: Call 540-316-3588

AARP Driver Safety Program
Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore rooms
When: Wednesday and Friday, October 21 and 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Taught by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), this is a
refresher for motorists age 50 and older. Participants must attend both days.
Cost: $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
Registration: 540-316-3588.

Saturday, October 24
Babysitters’ Training Course
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore room
When: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Details: American Red Cross-certified babysitting course teaches leadership and caregiving skills, how to prevent and manage emergencies, first aid, how to interview for babysitting jobs and more. The class is for kids ages 11 to 16. Bring a bagged lunch; drinks and cookies will be provided.
Cost: $40.
Register: 540-316-3588

Your Childbirth Experience
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: Weekend class – Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Details: Discussion-oriented class goes over anatomy, labor and delivery, breathing
and relaxation techniques, medical interventions, cesarean delivery and postpartum concerns. Expectant parents should attend this class during the second trimester of pregnancy.
Cost: $120 per couple.
Register: 540-316-3588

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