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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Democracy Here --- Episode 9

Recorded Spring/Summer 2018

Maryelen Calderwood (left) interviews Massachusetts Nurses Association member Suzanne Love (right) about November's ballot question relating to safe nurse/patient ratios.

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Learn Healthy Eating Habits

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

In September and October, Baystate Health Dietitian Alicia Walter, MS, RDN/LDN, will be focusing on "Mindful Eating/Learning Healthy Eating Habits of Mind" in the free, monthly, nutrition class that she teaches.  Though geared toward Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients, these sessions are open to the general public.  Each class will be held on a Wednesday, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Conference Room C, with 2 choices for timeslot.  Participants can either attend from 10:15AM to 11:15AM or from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

Still Time to Register for Wheeling for Healing

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Registration is still open for the 9th annual Wheeling for Healing bike/walk/run benefit on Sunday, August 21st, that will start and end at Greenfield Community College (GCC).  The event features 3 different rides:  a 10-mile route through the Greenfield meadows; a moderate 25-mile ride through Bernardston, Gill, Turners Falls, and Greenfield; and a challenging 50-mile route that goes up into the hills of Warwick and Wendell.  The walk/run course includes the GCC campus as well as neighboring streets, all within safe, low-traffic, areas.

Date Change for Next BFMC Nutrition Class

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

The upcoming installment of BFMC's free nutrition class with Baystate Health Dietitian Alicia Walter, MS, RDN/LDN, that was scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd, will take place on Wednesday, July 27th, instead.  This month's topic will be Learn to be Supermarket Savvy.  As usual, the class will take place in Conference Room C at the hospital, from 10:15AM to 11:15AM and be repeated from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

July Events at BFMC

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Our local hospital offers many classes on health related topics, as well as several monthly support groups, at no charge to the public.  In July, there will be an opportunity to learn about a dietary approach to stopping hypertension in addition to meetings for caregivers, stroke survivors, amputees, and their friends and family.

Give Blood & Learn About Heart Health at BFMC

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Next week is a busy one at Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) and you can be a part of it.  Consider giving blood on Monday, eligible blood donors will receive their choice of a Dunkin Donuts or Big Y gift card, or attending a free Heart & Vascular Health lecture on Wednesday night.

Voice Your Community Health Needs

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) will host a “Community Listening Session”, focusing on community health needs, on Tuesday, June 7th, from 3PM to 5PM, in the John Olver Transit Center (12 Olive Street), 1st floor meeting room.  The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

New Support Group & Photo Exhibit at BFMC

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Baystate Franklin Medical Center will begin offering a free, monthly, Stroke Support Group on Tuesday, May 17th, from 10AM to 11AM, in Conference Room C, facilitated by BFMC Emergency Department Nurse Educator & Stroke Coordinator Diane Stephan, RN, BSN.  In addition, there will be an opening reception for this summer's photo exhibit at the hospital, Sharing Our Bliss, on Thursday, May 19th.

Learn About Volunteering with BFMC

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 10th through 16th, BFMC Volunteer Services Manager Becky George will be holding two group interview and information sessions for potential volunteers.  This is an opportunity for you, your family, and friends to learn more about what kinds of volunteer opportunities are available at the hospital.  The first will held on Friday, April 15th, from 10AM to 11AM, and the second will take place on Tuesday, April 19th, from 2:30PM to 3:30PM.

BFMC Offers New Nutrition Class

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

Baystate Health Dietitian Alicia Walter, MS, RDN/LDN, will be running a series of free, monthly, nutrition classes, beginning April 13th.  Though geared toward Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients, these sessions will be open to the public.  Each class will be held on a Wednesday, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Conference Room C, with 2 choices for timeslot.  Participants can either attend from 10:15AM to 11:15AM or from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

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