5 All classes and events are in the GCMH Education Room unless otherwise noted. Registration is requested for education programs. Learn more and sign up today at grundycountyhospital.org or by scanning the QR code. Classes and events Fall 2023 Just What the Dr. Ordered GCMH experts introduce lifestyle strategies to help you reach your health goals. Whether it’s preventing diseases for which you may be at risk, improving cholesterol levels or controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, these sessions provide practical, take-home tips that can make a difference in living well. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested. ● Monday, Sept. 18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Healthy Eating Begins with Your Grocery List Make decisions that affect your and your family’s health by learning what to look for on food labels. ● Monday, Oct. 16, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nutrition to Manage High Blood Pressure Supplement your doctor’s guidance on managing high blood pressure with practical advice about your food choices. ● Monday, Nov. 27, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ‘Tis the Season to Cook: Tips for Making Goodfor-You-Foods Taste Great Yes, you can learn to cook food that tastes great and supports your health goals! Learn from the hospital’s dietitian-nutritionists and receive recipes for delicious seasonal meals. GCMH Mini Medical School ● Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 7 to 8 p.m. The hospital’s popular education series continues with new topics and engaging presenters! Each class provides an opportunity to gain medical science knowledge plus an inside look at timely health topics. Attend just one session or all of them! Specific topics may be found at UPH.link/GCMHevents. GCMH Live Well Diabetes Prevention Program FREE Preview ● Monday, Oct. 2, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Give yourself the gift of improved health, just in time for the holidays! One of three adult Iowans has pre-diabetes or is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and the statistics are no different for our community. At our FREE preview session, you will learn what pre-diabetes is and what you can do about it, experience what a Prevent T2 session is like, see a sample class schedule, and hear a former class member’s testimonial. A doctor’s referral is not required for the Diabetes Prevention Program. Registration for the FREE preview session is requested. Diabetes Self-Management Education Whether you’re newly diagnosed or wish to have an annual refresher session, this program provides the latest and most trusted care and education to people who are managing diabetes. Accredited by the American Diabetes Association, the program cost is covered by many health insurances and Medicare when you have a referral from your doctor. Talk with your doctor or call 319-824-5081 or 888824-5081 to schedule a session. CPR/First Aid/AED ● Tuesday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Dec. 5 The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED class is a combined class that will cover first aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) use for those with little or no health care background. Participants will be issued a combined card, and there is no written test. A charge of $35 includes the cost of the card and the in-person section of the course. This class is a blended class (online portion and in-person portion) through the American Heart Association. You will receive a link to the online class once you register. Welcome to Medicare seminar ● Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m. Approaching Medicare eligibility and need help assessing your options? Or are you an existing Medicare beneficiary whose health or prescription needs may have changed, and you’d like to examine new choices? An experienced Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor will present the program, free of charge and open to the public. Call 319-824-4152 to make your reservation so materials and seating will be available for you. Medicare consultations at GCMH Two trained SHIIP volunteers meet with Medicare beneficiaries who desire individualized guidance in reviewing their Medicare options. Stacie Dudden and Darla Huisman both serve as trained SHIIP volunteers who are available for consultations during Medicare Open Enrollment and year-round. You may schedule an appointment by calling the hospital at 319824-5081. The service is free of charge.