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General Health & Wellness

A Matter of Balance Program

One in every three adults age 65 and older experience a fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head injuries, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. In partnership with Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging, Houston Healthcare will provide “A Matter of Balance”. This class, led by certified instructors, is designed to improve flexibility, balance and strength to reduce falls. These two-hour classes meet two times per week for four weeks. The classes are designed to benefit adults in the community that are concerned about falls, have sustained a fall in the past, or restrict activities because of concerns about falling. Participants should be age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve. Call for more information and to pre-register. Class size is limited. Browse the calendar for upcoming dates and to register »


Basic Training for Caregivers

Persons with uncontrolled blood pressure have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. This evidence based educational program is taught by a Registered Nurse and is designed to equip participants to better manage their blood pressure. Topics vary per monthly session.

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Critical Conditions/Advanced Directives

Do your loved ones know—really know—how much or how little life-extending care you would want at the end of life? Don’t leave them wondering. Having a family conversation is the most loving thing you can do to make your wishes known. Call our Life Choices team for free assistance in preparing an Advance Directive (Living Will and/or Power of Attorney for Health Care) at Houston Medical Center, (478) 975-5346 or Perry Hospital, (478) 218-1626.


Healthy Living for Life

Weight control, healthy eating, exercise, and stress reduction are the most effective ways to reduce your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. This ongoing class will teach you healthy habits for life with a different topic each week. You are encouraged to weigh-in weekly and follow your progress for improving weight management, nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. Program is open to children, adults and families.

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Help for the Heart: Heart Failure Program

A 2-week education program with a supplementary exercise program designed to improve the quality of life for persons with heart failure. Taught by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, educational topics include Understanding Heart Failure, Nutrition, Combating Fatigue, and Medications. The exercise program is conducted by appointment at Houston Medical Center, and exercise sessions are tailored to each individual’s needs by a trained exercise specialist. Join us for this free informative and beneficial program to become a more active part of improving your overall health. Caregivers or support persons are also encouraged to attend. Call 923-9771 for more information on the education program or to register. For more information about the exercise program – held at Health Connections located in Houston Medical Center – please call 322-5143. Browse the calendar for upcoming dates and to register »


Hypertension Self-Management

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to control your high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This free class is comprised of an initial one hour session followed by five monthly follow-ups. This program is taught by a Registered Nurse and is designed to equip participants to better manage their blood pressure through appropriate nutrition and medication management.  Browse the calendar for upcoming dates and to register »


Understanding the Challenges of Kidney Disease

The Emory Kidney Transplant Program provides state-of-the-art evaluation, treatment and follow-up care for patients approaching or at end stage renal disease (ESRD). Although not considered a cure for patients with ESRD, kidney transplantation offers preferable alternatives to dialysis for many patients. Jane Hardwick-Triplett, nurse coordinator with the Emory Transplant Center, will provide information for persons who have been told they have failing kidneys and want to learn about treatment options. The class is also for those whose kidneys have failed and are on dialysis. Family members and supportive friends are encouraged to attend. 

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Walk With Ease Exercise Program

Led by a certified instructor, these one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks and are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Each session includes: Health-related discussion topics, and self-paced walking activity. In studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina, “Walk With Ease” was shown to reduce pain, increase balance and strength, and improve overall health. Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, this exercise program is for anyone with a chronic disease. Call for more information and to pre-register. Class size is limited.  Browse the calendar for upcoming dates and to register »

 


Pre-registration required for all programs - Call 923-9771 or register online
by browsing our calendar and selecting an event.

Seating for our EduCare programs is limited. Please pre-register by calling 923-9771.
Classes may be cancelled due to lack of registered participants.
All programs are free unless a cost is noted.

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Houston Medical Center
1601 Watson Boulevard
Warner Robins, Georgia 31093
Telephone: (478) 922-4281

 

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Perry Hospital
1120 Morningside Drive
Perry, Georgia 31069
Telephone: (478) 987-3600

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