Better Choices, Better Health Workshop

Providence Point, 500 Providence Point Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15243

May 9, 2017

Better Choices, Better Health Workshop to be Hosted by the JCC South Hills

The JCC South Hills is hosting the workshop Better Choices, Better Health at Providence Point, 500 Providence Point Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15243, for six Tuesdays from May 9 to June 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop is free.

This is a wonderful program that has benefited many adults.  The workshops are informative, fun and interactive.  In the workshop, participants will be together with people with similar conditions and concerns and will make new friends.

In a Stanford study, people who participated in the program demonstrated significant improvements in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability, and social activities limitations.  They also spent fewer days in the hospital, and there was also a trend toward fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations.

Participants will actively be a part of:

  • Brainstorming on key topics;
  • Making a Weekly Action Plan on a goal that is important to YOU;
  • Feedback and Problem Solving in which you report how you did in meeting your goal.

Engaging activities designed to help learning include:

  • Distraction techniques to help manage pain;
  • Better breathing techniques and ways to avoid shortness of breath;
  • Relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation;
  • What level of exercise intensity is right for you;
  • Some guidelines about healthy eating;
  • How to communicate more effectively;
  • How to make future plans for health care;
  • How to evaluate new treatment options;
  • The power of positive thinking.

All workshop participants receive the companion book, “Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition.”

Light refreshments are provided throughout, with a graduation celebration at the end!

Please call or see Elaine Cappucci at 412-446-4773 to sign up today!

Sep 24 – Jun 30
Town Square Construction Update Beginning Monday, February 4: The Forbes Avenue Entrance on the Main Floor and the entire corridor will be closed for about a week. The Forbes Avenue entrance through the Garage/Centerfit level will continue to be open. You also can enter the Irene Kaufmann building through the Darlington entrance.  During this period, AgeWell...
Jan 15 – May 26
Something that is loved is never lost. –Toni Morrison (Beloved) I Lived, We Live: What Did We Miss? is a creative installation project organized by Hazelwood’s Center of Life, the Greater Hazelwood Community and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. It’s a story about love, family and resilience. It’s a story about loss and trauma....
Feb 21
7:30 pm
Howard Rieger and Beverly Siegel to Present What Squirrel Hill Can Learn from Chicago’s West Rogers Park In the Aftermath of October 27, at Squirrel Hill JCC on Thursday, Feb. 21 What Squirrel Hill Can Learn from Chicago’s West Rogers Park In the Aftermath of October 27, a program in support of neighborhood preservation and...
Mar 2
7:30 PM
Co- Chairs: Lori and Bob Shure Marla and Michael Werner Honoring the Memory of Jerry Segal Drinks, Dinner, Dancing & More! Grab your cap and gown, best toga attire or your favorite college sweatshirt! Big Night University invites you to join the Class of 2019 for the college party of the year. Leave the studying at...