Jan
1
to Dec 31

Community News & Events

Communities are important because they allow people to interact with each other, share experiences, develop valued relationships and work towards a common goal.  Without communities, people would have to live isolated lives with minimal or no contact outside their immediate circle.  Getting to new people in your community is essential to the enrichment of your life.

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HEALTHY HOOPS sp. by AmeriHealth Caritas & Universal Companies
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

HEALTHY HOOPS sp. by AmeriHealth Caritas & Universal Companies

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Healthy Hoops is a basketball-themed asthma management event for children and their parents.

Event founder, the AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, is dedicated to promoting and advancing health equity. Our health promotion and prevention programs address a range of chronic illnesses that are common among vulnerable and underserved populations.

The Partnership was founded in 2011 by AmeriHealth Caritas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since then, we've been working to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities across the nation.

For more information, click here

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Dec
19
4:00 PM16:00

Blood Pressure/Hypertension Program

Spectrum Health Services, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with high blood pressure through advocacy, awareness, education and support.

Be a part of our hypertension support group.  

  • Share your experiences
  • Feel comfort knowing that your are not alone
  • Learn about the dangers of living with high blood pressure, treatments and how others have adjusted their lifestyles around high blood pressure
  • Join the fight against high blood pressure

The Hypertension support group meeting will be on November 21st, 2016 between 4-6PM.

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Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

Blood Pressure/Hypertension Program

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Spectrum Health Services, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with high blood pressure through advocacy, awareness, education and support.

Be a part of our hypertension support group.  

  • Share your experiences
  • Feel comfort knowing that your are not alone
  • Learn about the dangers of living with high blood pressure, treatments and how others have adjusted their lifestyles around high blood pressure
  • Join the fight against high blood pressure

The Hypertension support group meeting will be on November 21st, 2016 between 4-6PM.

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Open Enrollment - Access to Healthcare - 2017 Health Insurance
Nov
15
to Jan 31

Open Enrollment - Access to Healthcare - 2017 Health Insurance

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You can enroll in or change 2017 Marketplace health insurance right now.

Important dates to note:

November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment started — first day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.

December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.

January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.

January 31, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

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Men's Health Week 2016
Jun
17
12:45 PM12:45

Men's Health Week 2016

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016

 

Friday, June 17

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm:  LUNCH & LEARN: Healthy Heart not Heart Disease (Luke Bryant, Health Steps)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  TEEN TALK: Physical & Sexual Health, Conflict Resolution, Bullying (LaSheena Riley- Duval, MSW,  Corey Carter, Verbal Connections & Boy Scout Troop 133)

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Men's Health Week 2016
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Health Week 2016

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016

 

Wednesday, June 15

9:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Screenings – glucose, BMI, Blood Pressure, Rapid HIV by Neighborhood United Against Drugs

10:00 am – 10:45 am:  Information Session – Dental Care (Dr. Charles Crawford)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:  LUNCH & LEARN: Healthy Cooking Demonstration / Tastings (Colleen Forrest, RDN)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  Ask-A-Medical Question (Dr. Steven Blake & Yahaya Enakhimion, CRNP)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  Information Session – Quit Smoking for Good (Dr Sean McCormack, Tobacco Council)

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Men's Health Week 2016
Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Health Week 2016

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016

Tuesday, June 14

9:00 am – 10:00 am:  Ask-A-Medical Question (Yahaya Enakhimion, CRNP)

9:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Screenings – Glucose, BMI, Blood Pressure, Rapid HIV by Neighborhood United Against Drugs

10:00 am – 10:45 am:  Information Session – Chronic Pain (Jeffrey Vaisberg, DPT) 

11:00 am – 11:45 am:  Activity – Mindfulness for Relaxation & Stress Management (Katie Shenk, LSW)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:  LUNCH & LEARN: Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias (Fredericka Waugh, Alzheimer’s Association)  

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  FREE HAIR CUTS – (Talib, 1617 Barbershop & Beauty Salon)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  Information Session – Participation in Clinical Trials (Brenda Bryant, Abramson Cancer Center)

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Men's Health Week 2016
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Health Week 2016

 

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016

Monday, June 13

9:00 am – 9:30 am:  Opening – Lankenau Hospital Medical Provider

9:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Screenings – glucose, BMI, blood pressure, Rapid HIV by Neighborhood United Against Drugs 

10 am – 10:45 am:  Information session – Diabetes Self-Management (Dr. Jonah Mink) 

11:30 am – 12:15 pm:  Information session – Better foot care (Dr. Ronald Renzi)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:  Information session – Pre-Diabetes (YMCA)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:  LUNCH & LEARN: Depression & Diabetes (Hilary Reichlin, LCSW)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  Foot screenings (Dr. Masai Smith)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  FREE HAIR CUTS by (Tom)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  Ask-A-Medical Question (Yahaya Enakhimion, CRNP)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm:  Information session – Staying Fit (Audra Anusionwu)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:  Information session – Prostate Cancer (Dr. Noah May)

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Community Health Fair
Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Community Health Fair

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COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
"Screening Through The Ages"

Event Line Up

10:00 am - Welcome Remarks by The Rev. Fr. Samuel Kirabi Ndungu Assistant to the Rector/Pastoral Ministries The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

10:00 - 2:00 pm - Screenings (Ongoing) Glucose; AlC; Cholesterol; Blood Pressure; BMI~HIV; Hepatitis C

Information Sessions -
• 10:30-11:00 am - Sleep Hygiene
• 10:30-11:00 am - Fall Prevention 101
• 11:00-11:30 am - Diabetes Management
• 11:00-11:30 am -  Smoking Cessation
• 11:15-11:45 am - Elder Care
• 11:15-11:45 am - What is a Physical Therapist?
• 11:30-12:00 pm - Diabetes Management

12:00 pm  -  Keynote Speaker, Dr. Calvin Johnson, MPH "Live, Love and Know Your Numbers" 

Information Sessions - Continued
• 12:30-1:00 pm - Elder Care
• 12:45-1:15 pm - Fall Prevention 101
• 1:00-1:30 pm - Prostate and Testicular Cancer
• 1:00-1:30 pm - Mammography & Breast Cancer Screening
• 1:30-2:00 pm - What is a Physical Therapist? 
• 1:30-2:00 pm - Prostate and Testicular Cancer
• 1:30-2:00 pm - Mammography & Breast Cancer Screening
• 1:30-2:00 pm - Diabetes Management

Teen Information Sessions
• Let’s Chat Teen Talk
• Health Education for Teens
• Conflict Resolution
• Bullying

Activities
• WURD 990 Radio Live Broadcast
• Tai Chi 11:00 am on the lawn
• Zumba 12:30 pm on the lawn
• Qigong 1:00 pm on the lawn
• Face Painting from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• The Magic of Doug Billingsley at 12:00 pm

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Mammogram Screening
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Mammogram Screening

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All women ages 40+ are invited to a mammogram screening this January!

Insurance plans accepted:
Blue Cross
Health Partners
Keystone First
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare
United Health Care
Uninsured patients

For more information contact a medical case manager at 215-471-2761.

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Smoking Cessation Series
Nov
18
to Dec 23

Smoking Cessation Series

  • Spectrum Community Health Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Did you know that smoking can increase your risk for:
-Aneurysms
-Heart attacks
-Stroke
-Lung disease
-Chronic bronchitis
-Eye damage/Cataracts
-Increased pain intensity
-Several forms of cancer

Do you want to stop smoking?
Learn the skills you need to stop and stay quit forever!

Wednesdays November 18 through December 23
9:30-11:00AM

Registration is required by November 12
Space is limited

Contact Frank Johnson, Behavioral Health Manager, for more information at 215-471-2761.

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Teen Talk Snack & Rap: Reproductive Health and Shaping Your Future
Nov
12
4:30 PM16:30

Teen Talk Snack & Rap: Reproductive Health and Shaping Your Future

  • Spectrum Community Health Center (map)
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Teen Talk Snack & Rap Presents:
Reproductive Health and Shaping your Future

Free Food, Games & Giveaways!

DATE: Thursday, November 12, 2015
TIME: 4:30PM-6:00PM
LOCATION: Spectrum Community Health Center
5201 Haverford Ave
Philadelphia PA, 19139
Community Room

For more information contact Case Management: Makeba & Syreeta at 215-471-2761

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UNI Adult Senior Nutrition Education Program
Nov
9
to Feb 22

UNI Adult Senior Nutrition Education Program

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FREE weekly classes including nutrition lessons, physical activity and hands-on cooking workshops! We also provide a variety of free resources to participants including booklets, handouts, coupons and food tastings.  Participants will also be provided with a copy of each recipe so they may begin the process of building their own library of Affordable, Healthy, Easy, Accessible, and Delicious recipes (mirroring AUNI’s Think AHEAD Model) that can be built into a keepsake book to be used time and again.  Healthy eating never tasted so good! 

Fall 2015 Program:

Series 2: Money For Food
Lesson 1: Planning: Getting Enough Money For Food—Nov. 19
What's cooking: Pasta with Beans

Lesson 2: The Money Game—Nov. 16
What's cooking: Corn and Zucchini Soup

Lesson 3: Money Come & Money Goes—Nov. 23
What's cooking: Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Lesson 4: A Family Spending Plan—Nov. 30
What's cooking: Mushroom Canellini Bean Patties

Lesson 5: Managing Your Food Money—Dec.  7
What's cooking: Broccoli Raisin Pasta Salad

Lesson 6: Food Needs Food Wants—Dec. 14
What's cooking: Cauliflower Sautee

Lesson 7: Why Plan Meals—Jan. 4
What's cooking: Swiss Chard Pasta

Lesson 8: Planning Meals—Jan. 11
What's cooking: Minestrone Soup

Lesson 9: Making a Grocery List—Jan. 18
What's cooking: Easy Tomato Sauce

Lesson 10: Good Foods to Have on Hand—Jan. 25
What's cooking: Pepper Frittata

Lesson 11: Making Choices to Save on Money—Feb. 1
What's cooking: Potato Corn Soup

Lesson 12: Food Shopping Tips—Feb. 8
What's cooking: Bean and Tuna Salad

Lesson 13: Eating Away From Home—Feb. 15
What's cooking: Broccoli Stir Fry

Lesson 14: Choosing Foods From MyPlate—Feb. 22
What's cooking: Spring Vegetable Hash

For more information about the program or to get involved, contact Michelle Faulkner, RD LDN at 215-573-2380 or michellef@urbannutrition.org.

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Can I Get Your Health Numbers?
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Can I Get Your Health Numbers?

  • Spectrum Community Health Center (map)
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Test and Know Your Clinical Numbers to Stay Healthy
Part of the "Brothers Helping Brothers" Series

What?
Interactive men’s health seminar with physician discussion and free screenings including:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- BMI
- Body fat

When?
Thursday, October 29, 2015
5:30-7:30P

Where?
Spectrum Community Health Center

For more information, 
Contact Tracy Tann, Medical Case Manager of Male Services Program
215-471-2761 ext. 2226
ttann@spectrumhs.org 

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UNI Adult Senior Nutrition Education Program
Oct
12
to Nov 2

UNI Adult Senior Nutrition Education Program

  • Spectrum Community Health Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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FREE weekly classes including nutrition lessons, physical activity and hands-on cooking workshops! We also provide a variety of free resources to participants including booklets, handouts, coupons and food tastings.  Participants will also be provided with a copy of each recipe so they may begin the process of building their own library of Affordable, Healthy, Easy, Accessible, and Delicious recipes (mirroring AUNI’s Think AHEAD Model) that can be built into a keepsake book to be used time and again.  Healthy eating never tasted so good! 

Fall 2015 Program:

Series 1: EAT. SMART. LIVE. STRONG.
Lesson 1: Reach Your Goals Step by Step—Oct. 12
What's cooking: Vegetable Quesadilla

Lesson 2: Challenges & Solutions—Oct. 19
What's cooking: Classic Guacamole

Lesson 3: Colorful & Classic Favorites—Oct. 26
What's cooking: Taco Salad

Lesson 4:Eat Smart Spend Less—Nov. 2
What's cooking: Stewed Cabbage

For more information about the program or to get involved, contact Michelle Faulkner, RD LDN at 215-573-2380 or michellef@urbannutrition.org.

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Thin it to Win it Weight Loss Challenge
Sep
29
to Oct 27

Thin it to Win it Weight Loss Challenge

  • Spectrum Community Health Center (map)
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THIN IT TO WIN IT!
5 Week Weight Loss Challenge Coming Soon!
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30AM with weekly sessions on:

Using the USDA MyPlate guide
The nutrition facts label and proper portion sizes
Effects of stress, sleep, and exercise on weight
Healthy eating on a budget and eating out
Choosing smart beverages

The participant who "thins" the most wins 5 FREE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS at the West Philadelphia YMCA! ($215 value)

Ask to talk with Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN or call 215-471-2761 Ext. 2690 to sign up and reserve your spot!

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Read and Learn Workshop
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Read and Learn Workshop

  • Spectrum Community Health Center (map)
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Join us for a breastfeeding, child development, and reading workshop for expecting mothers and parents of children ages 1-5.

Free book for all kids!  Light refreshments will be served!  Childcare provided!

For more information, contact:
Makeba Wilson
Medical Case Manager
215-471-2761 Ext. 4008

Syreeta Stanley
Medical Case Manager
215-471-2761 Ext. 2334

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Mammogram Screening
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Mammogram Screening

  • Spectrum Community Health Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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All women ages 40+ are invited to a mammogram screening this September!

Insurance plans accepted:
Blue Cross
Health Partners
Keystone First
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare
United Health Care
Uninsured patients

For more information contact a medical case manager at 215-471-2761:
Tracy Tann Ext. 2226
Syreeta Stanley Ext. 2334
Makeba Wilson Ext. 4008

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Diabetes Day
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Diabetes Day

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MONITORING: Get all the supplies you need to test your blood sugar and learn about healthy blood sugar levels.

BEING ACTIVE: Learn some exercises you can do at home to help keep your bloods controlled.

HEALTHY EATING: Tour a local farmer's market, attend a cooking class and receive $10 worth of FREE PRODUCE!

TAKING MEDICATION: Learn or review how to properly take your Humalog/Insulin.

AND MORE: Discover other self-care behaviors that can improve your diabetes health.

DON'T MISS OUT ON AN EXCLUSIVE DAY OF DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING!

Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Dietitian/Nutritionist/Health Educator
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.
In conjunction with Lilly Diabetes and The Food Trust

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Senior Appreciation Day
Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Senior Appreciation Day

WURD with Keystone VIP at Spectrum Community Health Center

Featuring Glenn Ellis from WURD, Terry McGroarty Nutritionist from SHS, and Dr. Kristie Johnson CMO from SHS.

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