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Published on January 05, 2015

Nazareth Hospital, Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park Partner for New Health Education Series

Series kicks off January 20 with discussion on vision health. Free vision screenings will be provided.

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (January 5, 2014): Nazareth Hospital and Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park have partnered to present a new and engaging educational program – the Adult Healthy Living series -- to improve the health of residents of our community. Members of the public are welcome to attend free monthly events and learn from healthcare and clinical experts how to live healthier.

The series kicks off on January 20 with a free lecture on nutrition and healthy vision, along with free vision, blood pressure and BMI screenings, and information on advance healthcare planning. In addition, representatives from Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired will be in attendance. The Philadelphia-based organization provides adaptive devices and books with Braille. Attendees can learn more about how nutrition plays a role in eye health and the different conditions that affects eyes (cataracts, dry eye, glaucoma and macular degeneration).

Adult Healthy Living educational events will take place each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be held at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, located at 8401 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19152. Pre-registration is preferred. For more information and to register, please call 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738). Attendees can enter through the Wesley Hall entrance.

“We at Nazareth Hospital are proud to partner with Wesley Enhanced Living on the Adult Healthy Living program. It aligns with our mission to provide people-centered care to those we serve; and gives both organizations an opportunity to work together to improve the health of our community through education and screening,” said Nancy Cherone, FACHE, executive director at Nazareth Hospital.

“Both Nazareth Hospital and Wesley Enhanced Living are dedicated to the comprehensive well-being of seniors, and this new collaboration is a natural outgrowth of that commitment. Together we provide a vital regional resource that seniors can look to and trust for excellence in healthcare education, disease prevention and management, and senior living options,” says Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park Executive Director Suzanne Lachman.

If you miss our January event, you can still learn more about how to stay healthy during our future events:

  • February 17: Heart Health, Advance Health Care Planning
  • March 19: Nutrition and Healthy Eating
  • April 21: Physical Health and Wellness
  • May 19: Arthritis and Osteoporosis Presentation
  • June 13: Health and Wellness Fair (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • July 21: Medications…bring your meds for free consultation
  • August 18: Stress, Dementia and Depression
  • September 15: Cancer Awareness and Prevention
  • October 20: Infection Prevention, Flu Vaccines
  • November 17: Living with Diabetes, Advance Health Care Planning
  • December 15: Home Safety Awareness

Light refreshments will be provided by Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park Culinary Department.

Christy A. McCabe

Director, Marketing Communications
215.962.9893
cmccabe@mercyhealth.org
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nazareth Hospital
2601 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215.335.6000

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