Suburban Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness Department engages the senior population by encouraging active and healthy lifestyles through programs designed to help older adults gain optimum health. In addition, the programs help to build flexibility, strength, and a healthy heart. Some of the programs offered include Mall Walking, Senior Shape exercise classes, Tai Chi Chung, Qigong, Zumba Gold, and AARP Driver Safety Classes.
In addition to the programs offered to the senior population, Suburban Hospital Community Health and Wellness Department conducts monthly blood pressure screenings at 18 local senior living and community centers. The consistent screenings afford individuals the opportunity for health monitoring as well as education and prevention counseling which empowers older adults to be more proactive in self care and encourages healthy lifestyles. For more information, call 301.896.3572.
Suburban Hospital Community Health and Wellness provides influenza vaccine to all adults over the age of 18 from October to December each year. Clinics are located throughout Montgomery County. The program also provides on-site clinics for local business, apartment buildings, office buildings, and condominiums. For more information on clinic locations, call 301.896.3939.
To arrange a clinic at a worksite, community center, or apartment complex, call a staff member at 301.896.6508.
HeartWell is a free chronic-disease management program designed to teach individuals with diabetes and cardiovascular disease how to manage their symptoms and disease. The program focuses on education concerning early disease symptom recognition, symptom management, medication, diet, and lifestyle changes. The program’s goals are to reduce the frequency of hospital admissions due to cardiovascular disease and to help the participant maintain as high a level of functioning as possible.
HeartWell in Action
HeartWell in Action is an educational series featuring strategies for Heart-Healthy Living. Click here for a list of programs.
OASIS Educational Center
OASIS is a national education organization designed to enhance the quality of life for mature adults. Offering challenging programs in the arts, humanities, wellness, and volunteer services, OASIS creates opportunities for older adults to continue their personal growth and provide meaningful service to the community. OASIS Montgomery is located in the Macy’s Home Store in Westfield Mongtomery. For more information, call 301.469.6800, x211 or click here.