Classes and Events

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Preventing High Blood Pressure and Stroke

Would you like to prevent high blood pressure and stroke?

Come and learn how to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, the “silent killer”, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. 

Everyone is welcome to participate and:

  • Learn about high blood pressure and what it means to you.

  • How everyday choices make a difference.

  • Learn what risk factors you can change and which you cannot.

  • Set realistic goals.

Register for Preventing High Blood Pressure today.

Location & Time: 

55 Lock Street
Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center
1st Floor, Conference Room 1B

Tuesday,
February 19th
12:15-1:00 pm

Be Good to Your Gut

Digestive issues affect around 60-70 million Americans.  Symptoms can include gas, bloating, stomach pains, frequent diarrhea or constipation.  Have you heard the saying “you are what you eat”?  One of the keys to digestive health is to create the right balance of “good” bacteria in your gut.  There is a direct link between what we choose to eat and what type of bacteria live in our digestive tract. In this session you will learn about:

  1. How to eat to ease digestion.
  2. The different types of fiber and how to get the right amount each day.
  3. Which foods promote the right balance of gut flora.
  4. What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics.
  5. What are the benefits from getting probiotics from foods versus supplements.

Instructor: Alisa, Scherban, R.D.

Register for the Be Good to Your Gut class.

Location & Time: 

55 Lock Street
Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center
1st Floor

Tuesday,
March 19th
12:15-1:00 pm

Prediabetes Group Education

This group class is offered monthly for our patients with prediabetes. After attending the group class you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the instructor for personal support.

You will learn:

  • What prediabetes is;
  • About risk factors;
  • And simple lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

Ask your provider for a referral or call 203-432-4025.

Yale Health Center Tours and Orientation

Are you a new Yale employee who recently joined Yale Health?

Maybe you’re a member who would like more information about your Yale Health coverage.

Join us for a tour of the Yale Health Center followed by an orientation session to learn about Yale Health. 

There will be time to ask questions in a group setting or on an individual basis.

Register for a tour today!

Location & Time: 

55 Lock Street
Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center

Multiple Dates & Times

Diabetes Education Series

Yale Health clinical staff members will present these four sessions to Yale Health members with type 2 diabetes:”

  • “What is diabetes?” and self-monitoring
  • Healthy eating and activity
  • Medications
  • Complications, sick day management, and healthy coping

Ask your clinician for a referral or call Internal Medicine at 203-432-0038 to schedule.

For more information contact Jennifer Brackett, APRN.

Location & Time: 

55 Lock Street
4th Floor Conference Room

Tuesdays
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Childbirth Education Program

Childbirth preparation for parents-to-be in 1-day Saturday and 3-Wednesday evenings formats, along with scheduling your hospital tour. Milestones of labor and birth, coping skills and options.  Suggested for women who are 7-8 months pregnant. Register during months 5-6. Fees are low and partial scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, contact Ann Cowlin, MA, CSM, CCE at 203-481-2200, e-mail director@dancingthrupregnancy.com, or visit dancingthrupregnancy.com/take-a-class.

Location & Time: 

55 Lock Street
Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center

Saturday – single session
10 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesdays – 3 weeks
6:30-8:30 pm

Dancing Through Pregnancy® - Total Pregnancy Fitness

Total Pregnancy Fitness classes meet at the Yale Health Center every Monday and Wednesday evening with low fees for Yale Health members and discounts for students.

For more information or to register, contact Ann Cowlin, MA, CSM, CCE at 203-481-2200, e-mail director@dancingthrupregnancy.com, or visit dancingthrupregnancy.com/take-a-class.

Location & Time: 

55 Lock Street
Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center

Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30-6:30 pm

Breastfeeding Class

  • Learn breastfeeding basics and how to get off to a great start
  • Discuss the “art of breastfeeding” and the joys and benefits it provides to you and your baby
  • Explore common concerns parents have about breastfeeding

Location & Time: 

55 Lock Street
Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center

Classes occur once a month from September through June (no classes in July and August)
4:00-6:00 pm

Register for the Breastfeeding Class

English as a Second Language

Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven is offering free English as a Second Language classes.  These are conversation classes for people who want to develop their English communication skills. On-site tutoring opportunities are available as well. 

For more information, call 203-776-5899 or e-mail lnevas@lvagnh.org

There will be no classes on Fridays that fall on holidays or recess days.

Location & Time: 

55 Lock Street
Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center

Fridays
4:00-6:00 pm