February is Heart Health Month

The Tevis Center for Wellness has a number of programs planned in honor of Heart Health Month! Call 410-871-7000 for more information.

Cooking for Wellness
Meet us at Exploration Commons for a cooking class! You will be making a zucchini crust pizza topped with arugula and prosciutto while discussing with a registered dietitian how nutrition can manage diabetes and how diabetes impacts your heart health.
Friday, February 3, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$5 per person
Visit the Exploration Commons website to register

 

Healthy Happy Hour: Heart Date
Bring someone close to your heart for an evening of health and wellness. Sample a delicious heart-healthy snack while learning about heart-health risk factors and prevention. Try reflexology, a massage of the feet, hands or ears at specific points to promote relaxation and stress reduction. Enjoy a 20% discount at the Wellness Boutique (some exclusions apply).
Tuesday, February 7, 4 – 6 p.m.
Carroll Hospital East Pavilion
Free; call 410-871-7000 to register for reflexology trial session.

 

Blood Pressure Screening & Stroke Education
Have your blood pressure checked by a registered nurse. Learn about risk factors and prevention for hypertension and stroke.
Tuesday, February 21, 11 a.m. – Noon
Carroll Hospital Main Lobby; No registration required

 

Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn
Join a registered dietitian and a registered nurse in preparing a healthy, plant-based lunch while discussing heart health and stroke prevention.
Wednesday, February 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Road, Westminster
Free; register by calling 410-871-7000.

 

 

Mental Health and the Holiday Season

The winter holiday season can be a joyous time, but it can also be a time of heightened emotional stress and triggers for challenges related to mental health, substance use and grief. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults lives with a mental health condition, and 17 million U.S. adults with mental illness were also experiencing a substance use disorder, according to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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Love & Struggle: The Family Caregiving Crisis

On the Carroll Hospital Health Chat, BridgingLife’s Regina Bodnar and Chaya Lasson, R.N., discuss the upcoming event:

Love & Struggle: The Family Caregiving Crisis
An Evening with Dr. Jessica Zitter

 

 

It’s time to talk about the most important multi-generational health crisis—family caregiving. 

Presented by BridgingLife and Living Well @ The J, join us for an extraordinary evening with Dr. Zitter, a nationally recognized advocate for quality end-of-life care.

• Screen her award-winning short documentary, Caregiver: A Love Story, which shares an intimate look at one couple’s experiences and challenges during end-of-life care at home

• Hear Dr. Zitter present on this important topic

• Dr. Zitter will sign copies of her book at 6:30 p.m. and after the program; books will be available for purchase

• FREE Continuing Education Credits available

Learn more and register for this free event.