Classes and Events

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Are you trying to eat healthy and looking for ways to stay on track over the holidays? In this class, you will learn a variety of practical suggestions for holiday meal and party strategies that let you enjoy the events without overindulging.

Suggestions for healthy gifts for you and your family will be provided.

This session is led by Alisa Scherban, RD.

Register for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain today.

Location & Time: 

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

Tuesday, November 20
12:15-1:00 pm

women talking and laughing

Confused About Mammography? To Screen or Not To Screen?

Healthcare decisions are personal and often confusing, especially when leading health organizations have conflicting guidelines. What are the possible benefits, what are the trade-offs and what makes sense for you? What’s best for you and your family?

Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yale Health is partnering with The Patient Revolution, a non-profit organization committed to developing tools, programs and resources that support people and communities in conversations with their providers.

Bring your lunch and join us for an informal, roundtable discussion about mammography screening for breast cancer where we will share information and provide a space for you and a small group of your peers to think, feel, and talk about what is most important to you.

These small group discussions are most valuable for women aged 35 and older. All members of the Yale community are welcome. Register for one of our upcoming sessions on campus throughout the month of October.

Register for Confused about mammography? To screen or not to screen?

Location & Time: 

Locations and times vary

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.

For more information contact Lisa Kimmel.

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

Yale Health & Medicare

Yale Health provides information sessions for patients who are soon to retire and those recently retired and who are Medicare eligible to help you learn about what it means to transition from an active Yale Health member to Medicare patient. Registration is required as seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available at 55 Lock Street.

Register for the Yale Health & Medicare Information Session

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