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Oswego Health offers Free programs to improve health of residents

Hospital news | Friday, January 15, 2016

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Oswego Health is offering several free programs to help improve the health of the community.

Oswego Health is offering healthy living classes, developed by Stanford University, to help those living with a variety of chronic conditions.

The classes will be held on Wednesdays, starting January 27th and ending March 2nd, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fulton Medical Center, located at 510 S. Fourth Street.

This evidenced-based program is designed to help those with any chronic disease, such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes. The workshops will cover nutrition and exercise, as well as how to get support, deal with pain and fatigue and talk with your physician and family members about your condition. Participants will learn goal setting techniques and establish a step-by-step plan to improve their health.

Those taking part in the program will be provided a free workbook and healthy snacks at each class session.

To register, or if you have questions, please call 349-5513.

Oswego Health also continues to partner with State Senator Patty Ritchie to offer free mammograms and clinical breast examinations to women who meet certain criteria.

Women over the age of 40 who have not had the screenings in the past three years are eligible. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling Carin at 349-5513.

In October, Oswego Health held its Power of Pink event which brought attention to the issue of breast cancer. As a part of this event, Senator Ritchie provided funding for the free screenings.