To register for these events, visit www.cooley-dickinson.org/classes unless otherwise noted.
Living Well with Diabetes: DASH Diet and Cooking Demonstration
Monday, Nov. 18, 6–8 pm
Dakin Conference Room
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet is a low-sodium, high antioxidant approach to eating that can lower blood pressure, assist in weight control, and help prevent heart disease. Cooley Dickinson Executive Chef Gary Weiss will prepare a warm and colorful meal while registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Cathy Bertinuson provides advice on how to incorporate DASH into your daily routine. Register now.
Diet and Arthritis
Thursday, Nov. 21, 10–11 am
Mannheim Conference Room/Joint Replacement Center
How can the food we eat help or hurt our bones and joints? What is the role of supplements in our diet? This educational program will be taught by Amy Wardell, registered dietitian. Register now.
Cooley Dickinson/Massachusetts General Hospital Lecture Series
Healing the “Invisible Wounds” Of War: How Our Community Can Help
Thursday, Nov. 21, 6–7 pm
Dakin Conference Room
More than 45,000 Massachusetts men and women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and approximately 450,000 military family members have been affected. For the health of our community, everyone has a role in keeping our veterans and their families strong.
In this program, speakers will discuss challenges faced by returning veterans and families, signs, symptom, and treatment for post traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI); how Home Base
and the VA are helping veterans and families recover; and what our community can do to support Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and military families. Register now.
Kathy Clair-Hayes, MA, MSW, LICSW, Director of Network Development, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Scott Cornelius, PsyD, Staff Psychologist, Specialized Inpatient PTSD Unit, VA Central Western Massachusetts
Sheila M. Davies, MSW, LICSW, FAC-PM, OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager and Minority Veterans Program Coordinator, VA Central Western Massachusetts
Catherine Durie, MD, Psychiatrist, Cooley Dickinson Hospital Behavioral Health
Margaret Harvey, PsyD, Associate Clinical Director Home Base Program
Roger A. Knight, Director of Veteran Outreach, Home Base Program, and Afghanistan Veteran
Beyond Birth Support Group
Weekly on Thursday, 1–3 pm
Midwifery Center Conference Room, on the Campus of Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Appropriate for parents of babies up to four months old. A parent education specialist facilitates the group, answers questions, and helps participants get to know each other. All are welcome no matter where you gave birth. Register now.
Stroke Support Group
Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:15 am–12:45 pm
Join facilitator Laurie Korza, speech-language pathologist, to learn what can be done following a stroke. For information and location, call 582-2259.
Mental Illness & Addictions Support Group
Weekly on Thursday, 5–6 pm
Conference Room D
This group provides support for families and friends whose loved ones are coping with mental illness, addictions, or both. For more information, call Bruce Bradley-Gilbert at 582-2772.
Raise Your Voice: A World AIDS Day Benefit Concert for People Living With HIV/AIDS
Sunday, Dec. 1, 7 pm
Academy of Music, Northampton
Friends of AIDS CARE celebrates 20 years of fundraising extravaganzas with Raise Your Voice, Sweet Sounds, A Benefit Concert to support A Positive Place (formerly AIDS CARE/Hampshire County), Sunday, Dec. 1, 7 pm, at the Academy of Music. The goal is to raise funds to support people living with HIV/AIDS and to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Tickets range from $25 to $50 and are available here
or by calling the box office at (413) 584-9032 ext 105. A pre-concert reception with elegant refreshments will be available in the Theatre Salon from 5:30–6:30 pm. Tickets for the reception are $50. Performers include award-winning Broadway star Nick Adams, legendary jazz and inspirational vocalist Evelyn Harris (formerly of Sweet Honey in the Rock), and one of 2012’s powerhouse finalists of NBCs “The Voice and Pioneer Valley resident,” Michelle Brooks-Thompson; Amandla Chorus will open for the performers.