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Virtual Baby Basics Class

Women's Health HUP This newborn class will take place virtually. Learn all about your little one from diapering, bathing, feeding, sleep schedules, adjusting to parenthood, and a whole lot more. Please note that this information is covered in the 3-Week Preparation for Childbirth Class. This is ideal for parents/grandparents who do not wish to attend the Preparation for Childbirth Course or who need a newborn refresher course. Registration is required. You will receive an email approximately 1-2 business days prior to class start with the class code (link to the meeting). If you have any questions, please contact childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu  If you have any questions accessing the class or having class code problems, please email your instructor at: Kathleen.Colomy@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Sunday, August 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, August 8, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Lung Transplant Support Group – Nutrition

Lung Transplant Pre and post-lung transplant patients and caregivers are welcome to attend! Support group meetings are held the second Monday of every month from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Until further notice, all groups will meet virtually on Penn Medicine’s BlueJeans online platform. Suggestions regarding future topics for the group are always welcome. Social work values your opinion and input! For information regarding attending the online support group, please contact: Andria Alderfer, MSW, LSW Phone: 267-581-0653 Jess Cooper, M.Ed, MSW, LSW Phone: 215-687-6474 2022 LUNG TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUP SCHEDULE MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022 – Nutrition MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 – Palliative Care MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2022 – Gift of Life Family House MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022 – Caregiver Panel DECEMBER- Transplant Holiday Party, TBD. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 8, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, August 8, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

CANCELLED - Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Monday, August 8, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Bariatric Surgery Video Chat Support Group

Support Groups This support group brings together bariatric surgery patients. Whether you’re pre- or post-surgery, support groups are a good opportunity to share experiences and receive support from the Penn Bariatric community. Keep in mind that this session will include both audio and video with other Penn Medicine bariatric surgery patients. You will receive an email and text message within a week of the group with instructions on how to join. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 8, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

eClass Understanding Birth (Online)

Women's Health PAH Understanding Birth e-Class. This engaging, evidence-based online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home. Includes narration from a professional educator, engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, and more.  Includes downloadable PDFs and a Parent’s Toolbox. Registration provides access to the course content for 60 days, so it is recommended to launch the program 2 ½-3 months before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Special note: You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to launch within 3 business days. Location: Virtual. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Kidney Transplant Educational Support Group

Kidney Transplant All meetings will be held virtually via Blue Jeans from 10-11am. Pre and post kidney transplant patients and caregivers are welcome to attend. Educational groups will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month: 08/09/22: Mental Health and Transplant 09/13/22: Transplant Pharmacy Basics 10/11/22: Health Insurance for the ESRD Patient 11/08/22: TBD DECEMBER: Holiday Party, Date TBD In addition to the educational offerings, there will be a discussion-based support group facilitated by Transplant Social Work, on the 4th Tuesday of each month: 08/23/22 09/27/22 10/25/22 11/22/22 12/27/22 To subscribe to the e-mail list to receive the links to join each support group session, please email the kidney social work team at: KidneyTransplantSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu, Links to the support group meeting will be sent out via e-mail, 1 day before the scheduled group. *Note: Safari sometimes runs into issues when launching the Blue Jeans meeting platform.  If possible try to use a different web browser  (i.e.… Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Living with Breast Cancer

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis to gather and share experiences in a supportive space.  Led by oncology social workers, the group will also provide resources and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment. It will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Bluejeans. For more information, please contact Erin at 215.360.0575. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Young Adults with Advanced Cancer

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18 - 45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. The group is led by oncology social workers and provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. This group takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

8/9/22 INFANT/CHILD (In-person class) @ PA Hospital

Women's Health PAH This CPR class is taught by instructors certified by the American Heart Association. This “friends and family” non-certifying course focuses on rescue procedures for infants and children up to eight years of age. Instruction covers emergencies such as choking, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest. Parents, grandparents, and child care providers are encouraged to attend. ***Please note that registration for this class is per person.  Couples seeking to register may duplicate all registration information except for the email address.  Each person must use a unique email address. Fee: $55 per person, If you'd prefer to pay over the phone, call our secure line at 215-829-3186 with your credit card information. Phone: 215-829-5020 Our program is not considered in network with insurance companies. You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement. Please check with your insurer. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICY Rescheduling Requests/Refunds - Every effort will be made to accommodate rescheduling… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: Before attending class, you must go through the COVID-19 screening process. , Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class to allow time for screening. , Please enter the 8th Street entrance of the main hospital (8th & Spruce Street). When you enter the hospital, you’ll see the Screening Station where you will be asked CDC screening questions and have your temperature taken. , You will receive directions to your CPR class at the Screening… Room: Duncan Bldg. 4th Fl Nursing Education, Ste 401. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Cooking Nutritious & Delicious Food

Cancer Support Groups A virtual cooking demonstration. Join us from your home phone, laptop or tablet for a virtual program featuring current topics related to nutrition and cooking. This program will include recipes which utilize fast cooking methods. Cool Cooking is being presented by Debra DeMille and Laura Ford, Oncology Nutrition Counselors at the Abramson Cancer Center.  REGISTER & SAVE THE DATE, FOR THE NEXT COOKING PROGRAM: October 12, 2022. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Patient Education. Virtual Event Only. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This support group offers a positive space for patients with a Mesothelioma diagnosis. Meeting via a secure telecommunication platform, this group is a safe space for patients to congregate and provide and receive support. Topics range from family and relationships issues, coping with the disease and symptoms, resources, work/life balance, and more. For more information, please contact Kayla at 215.662.8785. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group

Women's Health HUP Come meet other moms, share your breastfeeding experiences in a non-judgemental environment virtually. A Board Certified Lactation Consultant will attend to answer your questions and troubleshoot breastfeeding difficulties. Please email Maria.Disciullo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu if you have questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: General Public. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit pennmedicine.bluejeans.com.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Wellness Group: Keep Moving with Emily

Multiple Sclerosis Join certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Emily Reilly in a virtual live-streamed meeting as she addresses living with MS and staying active. Building/Floor: Virtual Zoom Video Conference, Join Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89598962480?pwd=byt2UStleFhwRnNVTWlFRHZsWVhNdz09, Meeting ID: 895 9896 2480, Passcode: HCA. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Neurology. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

8/11/22 Baby Care Basics 101 (Online Class via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Boost your confidence as a new parent by learning safe and comfortable ways to care for, swaddle, diaper and bathe your baby. We will also discuss normal newborn appearance and characteristics. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this class will be offered online, rather than our regular in-person, hands-on format. You will receive the link to join the class by email prior to the event. If possible, have a doll or stuffed animal, receiving blanket, and diaper handy during the class.  Cost: $40 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Event via BlueJeans. Room: BlueJeans Online Event. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

8/13/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. Phone: 215-829-5020 Our program is not considered in network with insurance companies. You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement. Please check with your insurer. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICIES… At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. Rescheduling Requests/Refunds - Every effort will be made to accommodate rescheduling requests made two or more weeks prior to the class start date. Please note that there may not be… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Baby Basics Class

Women's Health HUP This newborn class will take place virtually. Learn all about your little one from diapering, bathing, feeding, sleep schedules, adjusting to parenthood, and a whole lot more. Please note that this information is covered in the 3-Week Preparation for Childbirth Class. This is ideal for parents/grandparents who do not wish to attend the Preparation for Childbirth Course or who need a newborn refresher course. Registration is required. You will receive an email approximately 1-2 business days prior to class start with the class code (link to the meeting). If you have any questions, please contact childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu  If you have any questions accessing the class or having class code problems, please email your instructor at: Kathleen.Colomy@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, August 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Caregiver Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Audience: Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, August 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Free vein-screenings at Penn Cardiology Cherry Hill

Heart and Vascular Do you suffer from painful or unwanted varicose veins? Often times, the underlying cause of these veins is venous disease, a condition where veins become abnormal or diseased. Screening is the first step in determining the extent of vein health issues. Free vein-screenings are available at Penn Cardiology Cherry Hill throughout the year. The screening will take less than 15 minutes, in a private setting with a vascular medicine specialist. Call 800-789-PENN (7366) to make an appointment. Audience: Caregivers. Penn Medicine Faculty & Staff. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Penn Medicine Employees. Nurses. Patients. Researchers. Sponsor: Vascular Medicine & Surgery. Monday, August 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

8/15/22 BECOMING GRAND (Online via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH This one evening course helps grandparents-to-be and new Grand’s tap into the wisdom they have acquired through experience while learning ways to help and support the new parents. Come learn what’s new and evidence-based in the world of infant safety and parenting and share with other Grand’s. Fee: $25 per person/$40 per couple, If you'd prefer to pay over the phone, call our secure line at 215-829-3186 with your credit card information. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICY Rescheduling Requests/Refunds - Every effort will be made to accommodate rescheduling requests made two or more weeks prior to the class start date. Please note that there may not be alternative classes available. Please contact Penn Parenting University at 215-829-5020 to request a change. Requests must be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to class start date. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN ONE WEEK. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Class via BlueJeans. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Monday, August 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

eClass Understanding Birth (Online)

Women's Health PAH Understanding Birth e-Class. This engaging, evidence-based online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home. Includes narration from a professional educator, engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, and more.  Includes downloadable PDFs and a Parent’s Toolbox. Registration provides access to the course content for 60 days, so it is recommended to launch the program 2 ½-3 months before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Special note: You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to launch within 3 business days. Location: Virtual. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Liver Transplant Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, At this time all support group meetings are virtual, alternate Tuesdays at Noon, All patients and family members are welcome. If you are interested in joining, please email Senayish (Senayish.addis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) or Jenn (jennifer.johannesson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) to be added to the email list. 2022 Dates: August 16 August 30 September 13   September 27 October 11 October 25 November 8 November 22   December 6 December 20. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Other. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Other. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Bariatric Surgery Video Chat Support Group

Support Groups This support group brings together bariatric surgery patients. Whether you’re pre- or post-surgery, support groups are a good opportunity to share experiences and receive support from the Penn Bariatric community. Keep in mind that this session will include both audio and video with other Penn Medicine bariatric surgery patients. You will receive an email and text message within a week of the group with instructions on how to join. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

GSPP Lymphedema Virtual Support Group

For Patients and Visitors The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of impaired lymph system from birth or from an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences. To register, please email GSPPLymphSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. This group takes place on the Third Tuesday of the month from  5:00 to 6:30 pm. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Good Sheppard Penn Partners. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

8/16/22 BEGINNING BREASTFEEDING (Online via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this class will help get you off to a good start with breastfeeding.  Partners and your support team are welcome. Fee: $35 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: (Online via BlueJeans). Room: ZUBROW AUDITORIUM. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op REGISTRATION Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Cevasco: 215-662-3517 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients and/or Caregivers)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

8/17/22 Breastfeeding & Returning to Work (Online Class via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH You’ve got the basics down and even feel like a pro…but now it’s time to start planning for your return to work. What are your options? How can you make work work? Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), you need this 90 minute class.  Fee: $30 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Room: Online via BlueJeans. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

8/17/22 INFANT/CHILD (In-person class) @ PA Hospital

Women's Health PAH This CPR class is taught by instructors certified by the American Heart Association. This “friends and family” non-certifying course focuses on rescue procedures for infants and children up to eight years of age. Instruction covers emergencies such as choking, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest. Parents, grandparents, and child care providers are encouraged to attend. ***Please note that registration for this class is per person.  Couples seeking to register may duplicate all registration information except for the email address.  Each person must use a unique email address. Fee: $55 per person, If you'd prefer to pay over the phone, call our secure line at 215-829-3186 with your credit card information. Phone: 215-829-5020 Our program is not considered in network with insurance companies. You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement. Please check with your insurer. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICY Rescheduling Requests/Refunds - Every effort will be made to accommodate rescheduling… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: Before attending class, you must go through the COVID-19 screening process. , Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class to allow time for screening. , Please enter the 8th Street entrance of the main hospital (8th & Spruce Street). When you enter the hospital, you’ll see the Screening Station where you will be asked CDC screening questions and have your temperature taken. , You will receive directions to your CPR class at the Screening… Room: Duncan Bldg. 4th Fl Nursing Education, Ste 401. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

08/18/2021 Breastfeeding Support Group

Women's Health PAH Breastfeeding Support Group  FREE to all expecting and breastfeeding mothers. Share breastfeeding experiences and mother-to-mother support. Facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Topic may include: coping with lack of rest/ long nights , separation from baby (ex. date night or work) , feeding baby in public , dealing with negative comments (intended or not) , maternal nutrition , maintaining/ gaining new sense of "self" with BF/ motherhood , exercise/ stretching , best places to take baby out and about , starting solid food, There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.  Penn Parenting University @ Pennsylvania Hospital (215-829-5020). Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Virtual Event Only. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group

Women's Health HUP Come meet other moms, share your breastfeeding experiences in a non-judgemental environment virtually. A Board Certified Lactation Consultant will attend to answer your questions and troubleshoot breastfeeding difficulties. Please email Maria.Disciullo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu if you have questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: General Public. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit pennmedicine.bluejeans.com.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Prostate Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Group meets virtually on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the evening.   For more information or to sign up, please contact Neal at 215-349-8183. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

8/18/22 Baby Care Basics 101 (Online Class via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Boost your confidence as a new parent by learning safe and comfortable ways to care for, swaddle, diaper and bathe your baby. We will also discuss normal newborn appearance and characteristics. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this class will be offered online, rather than our regular in-person, hands-on format. You will receive the link to join the class by email prior to the event. If possible, have a doll or stuffed animal, receiving blanket, and diaper handy during the class.  Cost: $40 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Event via BlueJeans. Room: BlueJeans Online Event. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

8/20/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. Phone: 215-829-5020 Our program is not considered in network with insurance companies. You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement. Please check with your insurer. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICIES… At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. Rescheduling Requests/Refunds - Every effort will be made to accommodate rescheduling requests made two or more weeks prior to the class start date. Please note that there may not be… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Acoustic Neuroma Support Group

For Patients and Visitors This Acoustic Neuroma Support Group is for those who have been recently diagnosed, exploring treatment options, and post-treatment patients. The forum is to provide support, education, teaching, and awareness regarding diagnosis and treatment options. We will have various speakers and presentations on Acoustic Neuroma and its impact. This session will be held virtually. Virtual meetings provide a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with individuals who have shared acoustic neuroma experiences along with educational opportunities and emotional support and encouragement throughout all stages of the AN journey. Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/789185357, You can also dial in using your phone: United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 789-185-357. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Sponsor: Neurosurgery. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

8/21/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. Phone: 215-829-5020 Our program is not considered in network with insurance companies. You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement. Please check with your insurer. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICIES… At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. Rescheduling Requests/Refunds - Every effort will be made to accommodate rescheduling requests made two or more weeks prior to the class start date. Please note that there may not be… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Sunday, August 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Bariatric Surgery Video Chat Support Group

Support Groups This support group brings together bariatric surgery patients. Whether you’re pre- or post-surgery, support groups are a good opportunity to share experiences and receive support from the Penn Bariatric community. Keep in mind that this session will include both audio and video with other Penn Medicine bariatric surgery patients. You will receive an email and text message within a week of the group with instructions on how to join. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 22, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, August 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, August 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

CANCELLED - Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Monday, August 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

8/22/22 Baby Care Basics 101 (Online Class via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Boost your confidence as a new parent by learning safe and comfortable ways to care for, swaddle, diaper and bathe your baby. We will also discuss normal newborn appearance and characteristics. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this class will be offered online, rather than our regular in-person, hands-on format. You will receive the link to join the class by email prior to the event. If possible, have a doll or stuffed animal, receiving blanket, and diaper handy during the class.  Cost: $40 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Event via BlueJeans. Room: BlueJeans Online Event. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Monday, August 22, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets virtually each month to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. This group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm, offering space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, I will send a link to our monthly virtual meeting. For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 22, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

eClass Understanding Birth (Online)

Women's Health PAH Understanding Birth e-Class. This engaging, evidence-based online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home. Includes narration from a professional educator, engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, and more.  Includes downloadable PDFs and a Parent’s Toolbox. Registration provides access to the course content for 60 days, so it is recommended to launch the program 2 ½-3 months before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Special note: You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to launch within 3 business days. Location: Virtual. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Kidney Transplant Discussion-Based Support Group

Kidney Transplant All meetings will be held virtually via Blue Jeans from 10-11am. Pre and post kidney transplant patients and caregivers are welcome to attend. Educational groups will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month: 09/13/22: Transplant Pharmacy Basics 10/11/22: Health Insurance for the ESRD Patient 11/08/22: TBD DECEMBER: Holiday Party, Date TBD In addition to the educational offerings, there will be a discussion-based support group facilitated by Transplant Social Work, on the 4th Tuesday of each month: 08/23/22 09/27/22 10/25/22 11/22/22 12/27/22 To subscribe to the e-mail list to receive the links to join each support group session, please email the kidney social work team at: KidneyTransplantSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu, Links to the support group meeting will be sent out via e-mail, 1 day before the scheduled group. *Note: Safari sometimes runs into issues when launching the Blue Jeans meeting platform.  If possible try to use a different web browser  (i.e. Chrome or Explorer) for the meeting. … Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Wellness Group: Keep Moving with Emily

Multiple Sclerosis Join certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Emily Reilly in a virtual live-streamed meeting as she addresses living with MS and staying active. Building/Floor: Virtual Zoom Video Conference, Join Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89598962480?pwd=byt2UStleFhwRnNVTWlFRHZsWVhNdz09, Meeting ID: 895 9896 2480, Passcode: HCA. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Neurology. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

LGBTQ Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The LGBT Cancer support group offers a supportive, confidential space for any LGBT identifying patients with a cancer diagnosis. Offered monthly through a virtual platform, it is facilitated by an LGBT identified oncology social worker. Contact Kayla at 215.662.8785 or Kayla.hilliard@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to register or request more information. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Monthly Yoga & Meditation

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life This is an all-levels yoga class that includes guided mindfulness meditation with yoga movement. This class is open to all cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Circle of Support

Cancer Support Groups A new group for family & friends of those with a brain tumor for connection, understanding & resources in a supportive environment. This group is co-facilitated by neuro-oncology social workers in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology. For more information, contact Amanda at 215.662.3997 This group takes place on the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 3 pm. Audience: Patients. General Public. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Infant CPR Class

Women's Health HUP This Non-Certification Course teaches the lifesaving skills of infant CPR and the relief of choking. Skills are taught by Certified CPR Instructors. Due to this being a virtual course, instruction will be limited to observation only. Family and Friends CPR is designed for individuals who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card. This course is ideal for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in saving a life. Please note: Infant CPR will be taught virtually at this time. You will receive a class code via email, 1-2 days prior to the start of class. For any questions, please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Child Birth Education Classes. Type of Event: Class. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Newly Diagnosed Patients - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. The group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support. For more information: Please contact Tiffany at 267.496.2480. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Group

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group open to any person that has been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor and their adult family, friends and caregivers. The group offers education presentations and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. For more information, please contact Diann at 215.614.1863. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Breastfeeding Class

Women's Health HUP This one-session class is for birth parents and partners who are interested in learning the basics of breastfeeding. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on this site. Class is lead by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant from The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.  You will receive your link and all instructions approx. 1-2 business days prior to the event. For access questions, please email: Maria.DiSciullo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu Please note that this class will strictly cover breastfeeding education only. If you wish to take an online preparation for labor class, please visit our website at www.pennmedicine.org/ParentingPrep. If you have any questions, please email childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Child Birth Education Classes. Type of Event: Class. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Penn MS Center Wellness Program: Mindfulness and the Art of Not-Doing

Multiple Sclerosis Please join us for a discussion on Mindfulness and the Art of Not-Doing led by Mara Wai, M.Ed. Associate Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Neurology. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit us02web.zoom.us.

8/25/22 LABOR LAB Class (Online via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Attending the eClass Understanding Birth is a prerequisite for this in-person class. Perfect to refresh your relaxation skills for a second or third birth or enhance your childbirth education class for baby number one. This “lab” class focuses exclusively on comfort measures for labor. Taught by certified childbirth educators and birth doulas, this will be time well spent for expectant women and their partners. Two hours of class time and homework that you will love! Fee: The cost for this class is $40 for up to two people. There are no discounts available at this time for single parents or those planning to attend without a partner. For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

NEW Virtual ALL DAY Preparation for Childbirth Class

Women's Health HUP This ONE DAY online and interactive course covers topics such as antepartum, relaxation, labor & delivery, cesarean sections, anesthesia, postpartum, and newborn care. This class is designed for those that  would like to receive all course content within one class day.  Web based learning materials will be provided. Frequent breaks will be offered along with a mid-session break for lunch.  Due to the long nature of this class the virtual maternity tour will not be included, but families are encouraged to register separately for that session.  You will receive an email and BlueJeans Meeting ID code 1 day prior to the class start (please check all email folders). If you have any questions please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

8/27/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. Phone: 215-829-5020 Our program is not considered in network with insurance companies. You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement. Please check with your insurer. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICIES… At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. Rescheduling Requests/Refunds - Every effort will be made to accommodate rescheduling requests made two or more weeks prior to the class start date. Please note that there may not be… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, August 29, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Bariatric Surgery Video Chat Support Group

Support Groups This support group brings together bariatric surgery patients. Whether you’re pre- or post-surgery, support groups are a good opportunity to share experiences and receive support from the Penn Bariatric community. Keep in mind that this session will include both audio and video with other Penn Medicine bariatric surgery patients. You will receive an email and text message within a week of the group with instructions on how to join. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, August 29, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

8/29/22 INFANT/CHILD (In-person class) @ PA Hospital

Women's Health PAH This CPR class is taught by instructors certified by the American Heart Association. This “friends and family” non-certifying course focuses on rescue procedures for infants and children up to eight years of age. Instruction covers emergencies such as choking, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest. Parents, grandparents, and child care providers are encouraged to attend. ***Please note that registration for this class is per person.  Couples seeking to register may duplicate all registration information except for the email address.  Each person must use a unique email address. Fee: $55 per person, If you'd prefer to pay over the phone, call our secure line at 215-829-3186 with your credit card information. Phone: 215-829-5020 Our program is not considered in network with insurance companies. You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement. Please check with your insurer. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POLICY Rescheduling Requests/Refunds - Every effort will be made to accommodate rescheduling… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: Before attending class, you must go through the COVID-19 screening process. , Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class to allow time for screening. , Please enter the 8th Street entrance of the main hospital (8th & Spruce Street). When you enter the hospital, you’ll see the Screening Station where you will be asked CDC screening questions and have your temperature taken. , You will receive directions to your CPR class at the Screening… Room: Duncan Bldg. 4th Fl Nursing Education, Ste 401. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Monday, August 29, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Free Virtual Maternity Tour - HUP - 3400 Spruce Street Location

Women's Health HUP Please join your Childbirth Educator, as you take a virtual tour of the maternity units at The Hospital of The University  of Pennsylvania (HUP- 34th and Spruce Streets location). You will have a chance to ask questions, as you are guided through our 1 hour tour.  PLEASE NOTE: This tour is included in the 3-Week Preparation for Childbirth Course! You will need access to a computer/device to access the meeting. You will receive your class code 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If you do not receive a code please email: kelly.mcnulty@pennmedicine.upenn.edu  For any other general class questions, please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Monday, August 29, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

eClass Understanding Birth (Online)

Women's Health PAH Understanding Birth e-Class. This engaging, evidence-based online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home. Includes narration from a professional educator, engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, and more.  Includes downloadable PDFs and a Parent’s Toolbox. Registration provides access to the course content for 60 days, so it is recommended to launch the program 2 ½-3 months before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Special note: You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to launch within 3 business days. Location: Virtual. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Liver Transplant Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, At this time all support group meetings are virtual, alternate Tuesdays at Noon, All patients and family members are welcome. If you are interested in joining, please email Senayish (Senayish.addis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) or Jenn (jennifer.johannesson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) to be added to the email list. 2022 Dates: August 30 September 13   September 27 October 11 October 25 November 8 November 22   December 6 December 20. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Other. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op REGISTRATION Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Cevasco: 215-662-3517 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Adults Living with Oral and Head and Neck Cancers

Cancer Support Groups Group is open to adults living with Oral Head and Neck cancer at any stage of treatment or recovery. Family members welcome. Meet, connect and share with other Oral Head and Neck cancer patients. Occurs the first Thursday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm beginning November 2021. This virtual meeting will take place online through BlueJeans video conference. For more information or to register, please contact Courtney at courtney.bresler-nowak@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or 215-605-5304. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

9/01/2022 Beyond Birth (Virtual Class)

Women's Health PAH After months of anticipation and excitement, your baby is here. Often, life after baby is not how you imagined it. You may be anxious, having trouble sleeping, afraid to take your eyes off your sleeping infant. You may feel down, emotional, and unsure of yourself. There is often a sense of guilt, as you ask yourself, “Why aren’t I happy during this happy time?” You are not alone. We invite you to participate in an online support group led by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in this time of life. There is no cost, and we hope you will join. You will be able to hear from other parents of infants 0-12 weeks of age and learn some skills and resources as you navigate the transition to parenthood. This group meets virtually. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Penn Medicine Virtual Stroke Support Group

Stroke Support Groups Our Mission: To provide a safe place for those living with the effects of stroke, to come together for education and encouragement on a monthly basis. How to Join: Send us an email at StrokeSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Once we receive your email, you will be added to a reoccurring meeting through BlueJeans. Each month, you will receive an email with a unique link to join the meeting. What to Expect: A safe space for the encouragement and support of others living with the effects of stroke. Education surrounding stroke resources, recovery expectations, and secondary prevention. We look forward to hearing about your personal journeys of living with the effects of stroke. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Sponsor: Neurology. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Baby Basics Class

Women's Health HUP This newborn class will take place virtually. Learn all about your little one from diapering, bathing, feeding, sleep schedules, adjusting to parenthood, and a whole lot more. Please note that this information is covered in the 3-Week Preparation for Childbirth Class. This is ideal for parents/grandparents who do not wish to attend the Preparation for Childbirth Course or who need a newborn refresher course. Registration is required. You will receive an email approximately 1-2 business days prior to class start with the class code (link to the meeting). If you have any questions, please contact childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu  If you have any questions accessing the class or having class code problems, please email your instructor at: Kathleen.Colomy@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Sunday, September 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, September 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

For Women Only - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is “for women only.” It will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family and friends. We will talk about how cancer affects important relationships in your life. This group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support and guidance. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Audience: Patients. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, September 5, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Caregiver Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm.  For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, September 5, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Monday, September 5, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

eClass Understanding Birth (Online)

Women's Health PAH Understanding Birth e-Class. This engaging, evidence-based online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home. Includes narration from a professional educator, engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, and more.  Includes downloadable PDFs and a Parent’s Toolbox. Registration provides access to the course content for 60 days, so it is recommended to launch the program 2 ½-3 months before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Special note: You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to launch within 3 business days. Location: Virtual. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Bariatric Surgery Video Chat Support Group

Support Groups This support group brings together bariatric surgery patients. Whether you’re pre- or post-surgery, support groups are a good opportunity to share experiences and receive support from the Penn Bariatric community. Keep in mind that this session will include both audio and video with other Penn Medicine bariatric surgery patients. You will receive an email and text message within a week of the group with instructions on how to join. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

9/6/22 Baby Care Basics 101 (Online Class via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Boost your confidence as a new parent by learning safe and comfortable ways to care for, swaddle, diaper and bathe your baby. We will also discuss normal newborn appearance and characteristics. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this class will be offered online, rather than our regular in-person, hands-on format. You will receive the link to join the class by email prior to the event. If possible, have a doll or stuffed animal, receiving blanket, and diaper handy during the class.  Cost: $40 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Event via BlueJeans. Room: BlueJeans Online Event. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

9/7/22 Sweet Sleep Seminar (Online via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Sweet Sleep Seminar-This 90-minute class will help you develop an understanding of infant sleep and maybe help you get some sleep yourself!  There is so much advice about sleep---much of it contradictory. What is “normal”?  What is “safe”? And how can I foster healthy sleep patterns in my baby? This session is geared for those with infants 4weeks to 4 months.  Expectant parents, grandparents, and caregivers will also benefit by attending. This class is offered on-line. For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: (Online via BlueJeans Event). Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

09/08/2022 Exploring Nature

Women's Health PAH “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” - John Muir Join Child Development Specialist and nature enthusiast, Alison Nalle, in a 6-week class in The Morris Arboretum. Come see how movement in nature can provide an alternative way to manage stress and improve mind and body for parent and child. This weekly class will include child focused art, music and activities. It will provide your child a chance to run, walk and climb in meadows, forests and treetops. This sensory class will include smelling roses and pines, touching bark and acorns, tasting apples, and seeing the vast, diverse natural beauty of the arboretum. The parent discussion will be centered around the benefits of raising children outside in nature. We will talk about why the young (and the rest of us) need nature. Rain or shine this class will meet for 1 hour. Your membership to the Arboretum will allow you to linger in the gardens or fields for more time watching the swans and trains, creating fairy houses or… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Morris Arboretum 100 E Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Informational Session. Patient Education. Other. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

9/08/2022 Exploring Parenthood

Women's Health PAH The Hall-Mercer Child and Parent Center offers this discussion group for new parents. The group is led by experts in newborn care and infant development and can help you adjust to new parenthood. You'll be able to ask questions, share experiences, and learn how to parent with confidence. Baby games, stories, and songs also will be shared. In this class, you will meet parents whose infants are the same age as yours. Topics may include: Establishing a sleep and feeding routine , Returning to work , Finding childcare , Learning through play , Physical, social and emotional milestones , Life changes of new parenthood , Parenting during a global pandemic, Ages: birth-6 months  Date/Time: 9/8/22-10/13/22 (Thu; 10:00am-11:00 am). Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Hall Mercer Building (245 S 8th Street) 3rd Floor. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This support group offers a positive space for patients with a Mesothelioma diagnosis. Meeting via a secure telecommunication platform, this group is a safe space for patients to congregate and provide and receive support. Topics range from family and relationships issues, coping with the disease and symptoms, resources, work/life balance, and more. For more information, please contact Kayla at 215.662.8785. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

9/08/2022 Beyond Birth (Virtual Class)

Women's Health PAH After months of anticipation and excitement, your baby is here. Often, life after baby is not how you imagined it. You may be anxious, having trouble sleeping, afraid to take your eyes off your sleeping infant. You may feel down, emotional, and unsure of yourself. There is often a sense of guilt, as you ask yourself, “Why aren’t I happy during this happy time?” You are not alone. We invite you to participate in an online support group led by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in this time of life. There is no cost, and we hope you will join. You will be able to hear from other parents of infants 0-12 weeks of age and learn some skills and resources as you navigate the transition to parenthood. This group meets virtually. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Making It WORK with Breastfeeding Class

Women's Health HUP This class will cover feeding concerns such as how to choose a breast pump, pumping and storing milk, building a breast milk supply for when returning to work/school, and paced bottle feeding.  This class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. THIS IS NOT A BREASTFEEDING BASICS CLASS & IS IDEAL FOR THE PARENT WHO PLANS TO RETURN TO WORK/SCHOOL You will receive a class code, and invite for the meeting, 1-2 days prior to class, via the email used upon registration. If you have any questions accessing the class or having class code problems, please email your instructor at: Maria.DiSciullo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu For any general class questions, please email childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Penn MS Center Wellness Program: Keep Moving with Emily

Multiple Sclerosis Join certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Emily Reilly in a virtual live-streamed meeting as she addresses living with MS and staying active. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit us02web.zoom.us.

NEW Virtual ALL DAY Preparation for Childbirth Class

Women's Health HUP This ONE DAY online and interactive course covers topics such as antepartum, relaxation, labor & delivery, cesarean sections, anesthesia, postpartum, and newborn care. This class is designed for those that  would like to receive all course content within one class day.  Web based learning materials will be provided. Frequent breaks will be offered along with a mid-session break for lunch.  Due to the long nature of this class the virtual maternity tour will not be included, but families are encouraged to register separately for that session.  You will receive an email and BlueJeans Meeting ID code 1 day prior to the class start (please check all email folders). If you have any questions please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Saturday, September 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Sibling Class

Women's Health HUP The arrival of a new baby is a very exciting time for the entire family, especially for the older brothers and sisters. This virtual interactive class will prepare your child for the new baby. It is geared toward children ages 3-10. Each child must be accompanied virtually by an adult. Class activities will include reading a book about becoming a big brother or big sister, learning how to hold and swaddle a new baby, toy safety, proper handwashing techniques, and discussing the changes that occur within the family. You will receive a class code 24-48 hours prior to class start, via the email used upon registration. If you have any questions accessing the class or having class code problems, please email your instructor at Maria.DiSciullo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.  For any general class questions, please email childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Child Birth Education Classes. Type of Event: Class. Saturday, September 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

9/10/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: √ Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person classes; participants must show proof of vaccination (CDC vaccine card), which includes, 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters are encouraged, but not required. At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. PennOpen Pass (upenn.edu), PennOpen Pass Screening for COVID-19, All Penn Medicine… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Origami

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life In this interactive class, you will be guided step-by-step on how to fold different origami creations. Each class will have a seasonal theme. You will need origami paper or 8 ½ x 11 printer paper and scissors. This class is open to all cancer patients, survivors, and their family. To join: https://bluejeans.com/2560843963. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit bluejeans.com.

9/11/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: √ Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person classes; participants must show proof of vaccination (CDC vaccine card), which includes, 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters are encouraged, but not required. At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. PennOpen Pass (upenn.edu), PennOpen Pass Screening for COVID-19, All Penn Medicine… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Breastfeeding Class

Women's Health HUP This one-session class is for birth parents and partners who are interested in learning the basics of breastfeeding. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on this site. Class is lead by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant from The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.  You will receive your link and all instructions approx. 1-2 business days prior to the event. For access questions, please email: Kelly.McNulty@pennmedicine.upenn.edu Please note that this class will strictly cover breastfeeding education only. If you wish to take an online preparation for labor class, please visit our website at www.pennmedicine.org/ParentingPrep. If you have any questions, please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215)410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Sunday, September 11, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

9/12/22 Parenting Your Second (or Third or Fourth) (3-weeks - 7 months)

Women's Health PAH Parenting Your Second (or Third or Fourth) Baby      (3 weeks-7 months), The Child and Parent Center’s Second+ Baby group is a discussion group designed for families with an older child or children and a new baby; caregivers and infants may attend group. You’ll be able to ask questions, get advice from the instructor and problem-solve with other parents. This group is led by an expert instructor who creates an environment of trust, support and positive guidance. The group focuses on topics related to parenting siblings including: Encouraging positive sibling relationships , Managing additional demands that come with parenting more than one child. Ages: 3 weeks-7 months Date/Time: 9/12/2022-11/21/2022 (Mon; 10-11:00 am) *NO class 9/26 for Rosh Hashanah or 10/10/22 Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day Fee: $25/class; $225 (9-week session). Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center  245 South 8th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Room1. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Monday, September 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, September 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Lung Transplant Support Group – Palliative Care

Lung Transplant Pre and post-lung transplant patients and caregivers are welcome to attend! Support group meetings are held the second Monday of every month from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Until further notice, all groups will meet virtually on Penn Medicine’s BlueJeans online platform. Suggestions regarding future topics for the group are always welcome. Social work values your opinion and input! For information regarding attending the online support group, please contact: Andria Alderfer, MSW, LSW Phone: 267-581-0653 Jess Cooper, M.Ed, MSW, LSW Phone: 215-687-6474 2022 LUNG TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUP SCHEDULE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 – Palliative Care MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2022 – Gift of Life Family House MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022 – Caregiver Panel DECEMBER- Transplant Holiday Party, TBD. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, September 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, September 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Virtual 3 Week Preparation for Childbirth Class

Women's Health HUP This 3-week online (interactive) course covers topics such as antepartum, labor & delivery, cesarean sections, postpartum, and newborn care. This class will run for 3 weeks on Mondays,  9/12, 9/19 & 9/26  from 5:30-8:00 PM A Virtual Tour of the Maternity Units at HUP is included! Please note: this course focuses on patients that plan to deliver at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania Hospital 3400 Spruce Street. You will receive an email and BlueJeans Meeting ID code 1-2 days prior to the class start (please check all email folders). If you have any questions about accessing the class, please email your instructor at: Maria.DiSciullo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu For any general class questions, please email childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Child Birth Education Classes. Type of Event: Class. Monday, September 12, 2022, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

9/12/22 Baby Care Basics 101 (Online Class via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Boost your confidence as a new parent by learning safe and comfortable ways to care for, swaddle, diaper and bathe your baby. We will also discuss normal newborn appearance and characteristics. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this class will be offered online, rather than our regular in-person, hands-on format. You will receive the link to join the class by email prior to the event. If possible, have a doll or stuffed animal, receiving blanket, and diaper handy during the class.  Cost: $40 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Event via BlueJeans. Room: BlueJeans Online Event. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Monday, September 12, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Virtual 3 Week Preparation for Childbirth Class

Women's Health HUP This 3-week online (interactive) course covers topics such as antepartum, labor & delivery, cesarean sections, postpartum, and newborn care. This class will run for 3 weeks on Mondays,  9/12, 9/19 & 9/26  from 6:30-9:00 PM A Virtual Tour of the Maternity Units at HUP is included! Please note: this course focuses on patients that plan to deliver at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania Hospital 3400 Spruce Street, but all are welcome to attend. You will receive an email and Meeting ID code 1-2 days prior to the class start (please check all email folders). If you have any questions about accessing the class, please email your instructor at: Jessica.Curtis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu For any general class questions, please email childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Monday, September 12, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

eClass Understanding Birth (Online)

Women's Health PAH Understanding Birth e-Class. This engaging, evidence-based online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home. Includes narration from a professional educator, engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, and more.  Includes downloadable PDFs and a Parent’s Toolbox. Registration provides access to the course content for 60 days, so it is recommended to launch the program 2 ½-3 months before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Special note: You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to launch within 3 business days. Location: Virtual. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

Kidney Transplant Symposium

For Health Care Professionals The 2022 Kidney Transplant Symposium is a free virtual education session with distinguished faculty presenters and keynote speakers. Attendees will achieve competence in: Determining the indications for kidney transplantation. , Improving coordination of care, which results in improved outcomes for patients following their kidney transplantation. , Enhancing patient and family education related to understanding the risks and benefits of kidney transplantation. View the agenda here. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Healthcare Professionals. Nurses. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit primetime.bluejeans.com.

Kidney Transplant Educational Support Group

Kidney Transplant All meetings will be held virtually via Blue Jeans from 10-11am. Pre and post kidney transplant patients and caregivers are welcome to attend. Educational groups will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month: 09/13/22: Transplant Pharmacy Basics 10/11/22: Health Insurance for the ESRD Patient 11/08/22: TBD DECEMBER: Holiday Party, Date TBD In addition to the educational offerings, there will be a discussion-based support group facilitated by Transplant Social Work, on the 4th Tuesday of each month: 09/27/22 10/25/22 11/22/22 12/27/22 To subscribe to the e-mail list to receive the links to join each support group session, please email the kidney social work team at: KidneyTransplantSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu, Links to the support group meeting will be sent out via e-mail, 1 day before the scheduled group. *Note: Safari sometimes runs into issues when launching the Blue Jeans meeting platform.  If possible try to use a different web browser  (i.e. Chrome or Explorer) for the meeting. To log in… Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

09/13/2022 Young Toddlers

Women's Health PAH This play group is led by experts in child development. You’ll be able to ask questions, share experiences, and learn how to parent with confidence. Toddlers will enjoy music and developmentally stimulating stories, songs & activities. In this class, you will meet parents whose babies are the same age as yours. Date/Time: 9/13/22-12/6/22 (Tues; 11am-12 pm) No class 9/27 Rosh Hashanah, Topics may include: • Developmental milestones, • Sleep and feeding routines, • Food & Mealtime routine, • Finding childcare, • Balancing work and family, • Language development, • Social skills, • Learning through play, • Parenting during a global pandemic, Ages: 15-23 months. Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Hall Mercer Building (245 S 8th Street) 3rd Floor. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Workshop. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Liver Transplant Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, At this time all support group meetings are virtual, alternate Tuesdays at Noon, All patients and family members are welcome. If you are interested in joining, please email Senayish (Senayish.addis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) or Jenn (jennifer.johannesson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) to be added to the email list. 2022 Dates: September 13   September 27 October 11 October 25 November 8 November 22   December 6 December 20. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Other. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Living with Breast Cancer

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis to gather and share experiences in a supportive space.  Led by oncology social workers, the group will also provide resources and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment. It will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Bluejeans. For more information, please contact Erin at 215.360.0575. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Young Adults with Advanced Cancer

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18 - 45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. The group is led by oncology social workers and provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. This group takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op REGISTRATION Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Cevasco: 215-662-3517 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Social Baby/Explorers

Women's Health PAH Enjoy sensory activities, music, stories and songs with your social/exploring infant. Additionally, parents will have the opportunity to get their questions answered, share experiences, and learn how to nurture their child’s development. This group is facilitated by an instructor with expertise in child development and adjustment to parenthood. Ages: 7-12 months Date/Time: 9/14/22-12/7/22 (Wed; 11am-12 pm) No class 10/5 Yom Kippur, 11/23 Thanksgiving ). Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Hall Mercer Building (245 S 8th Street) 3rd Floor. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

09/15/2022 Older Toddlers

Women's Health PAH Join our 18 month+ playgroup, children will enjoy exploring and participating in imaginative play. Our classes include a thematic curriculum with time for more structured activities including art projects, sensory activities, puzzles, story-time, musical instruments, books, songs, games and movement activities to delight your child and provide you with inspiration for at-home ideas. Guided by an expert in early childhood development and education, the group is a resource to support your toddler's physical, social and emotional milestones. Ages: 18+ - 3 y/o, Date/Time: 9/15/22-12/8/22 (Thu; 10am-11:30 am) No class 11/24 Thanksgiving break. Location: Pennsylvania Hospital. Building/Floor: Hall Mercer Building (245 S 8th Street) 3rd Floor. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Prostate Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Group meets virtually on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the evening.   For more information or to sign up, please contact Neal at 215-349-8183. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

9/15/22 LABOR LAB Class (Online via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Attending the eClass Understanding Birth is a prerequisite for this in-person class. Perfect to refresh your relaxation skills for a second or third birth or enhance your childbirth education class for baby number one. This “lab” class focuses exclusively on comfort measures for labor. Taught by certified childbirth educators and birth doulas, this will be time well spent for expectant women and their partners. Two hours of class time and homework that you will love! Fee: The cost for this class is $40 for up to two people. There are no discounts available at this time for single parents or those planning to attend without a partner. For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virtual Infant CPR Class

Women's Health HUP This Non-Certification Course teaches the lifesaving skills of infant CPR and the relief of choking. Skills are taught by Certified CPR Instructors. Due to this being a virtual course, instruction will be limited to observation only. Family and Friends CPR is designed for individuals who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card. This course is ideal for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in saving a life. Please note: Infant CPR will be taught virtually at this time. You will receive a class code via email, 1-2 days prior to the start of class. For any questions, please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Friday, September 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

9/17/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: √ Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person classes; participants must show proof of vaccination (CDC vaccine card), which includes, 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters are encouraged, but not required. At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. PennOpen Pass (upenn.edu), PennOpen Pass Screening for COVID-19, All Penn Medicine… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Acoustic Neuroma Support Group

For Patients and Visitors This Acoustic Neuroma Support Group is for those who have been recently diagnosed, exploring treatment options, and post-treatment patients. The forum is to provide support, education, teaching, and awareness regarding diagnosis and treatment options. We will have various speakers and presentations on Acoustic Neuroma and its impact. This session will be held virtually. Virtual meetings provide a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with individuals who have shared acoustic neuroma experiences along with educational opportunities and emotional support and encouragement throughout all stages of the AN journey. Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/789185357, You can also dial in using your phone: United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 789-185-357. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Sponsor: Neurosurgery. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Saturday, September 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual 3 Week Preparation for Childbirth Class Series - Weekend Option

Women's Health HUP This 3 week online and interactive course covers topics such as antepartum, relaxation, breathing, labor & delivery, anesthesia, cesarean sections, postpartum and newborn care. This class will run for 3 consecutive weeks on Saturday mornings: 9/18, 9/25 & 10/2  from 9:00am-11:30am.  A Virtual Tour of the Maternity Units at HUP is included! Please note: this course focuses on patients that plan to deliver at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 3400 Spruce Street, but all are welcome! You will receive an email and BlueJeans Meeting ID code, 1-2 days prior to the class start, via the email used on this registration site (please check all email folders). If you have any questions accessing the class, please email your instructor at: Kelly.McNulty@pennmedicine.upenn.edu For any general class questions, please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Sunday, September 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

9/18/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: √ Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person classes; participants must show proof of vaccination (CDC vaccine card), which includes, 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters are encouraged, but not required. At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. PennOpen Pass (upenn.edu), PennOpen Pass Screening for COVID-19, All Penn Medicine… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Sunday, September 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Baby Basics Class

Women's Health HUP This newborn class will take place virtually. Learn all about your little one from diapering, bathing, feeding, sleep schedules, adjusting to parenthood, and a whole lot more. Please note that this information is covered in the 3-Week Preparation for Childbirth Class. This is ideal for parents/grandparents who do not wish to attend the Preparation for Childbirth Course or who need a newborn refresher course. Registration is required. You will receive an email approximately 1-2 business days prior to class start with the class code (link to the meeting). If you have any questions, please contact childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu  If you have any questions accessing the class or having class code problems, please email your instructor at: Kathleen.Colomy@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Building/Floor: This newborn class will take place virtually. Learn all about your little one from diapering, bathing, feeding, sleep schedules, adjusting to parenthood, and a whole lot more. Please note that this information is covered in the 3-Week Preparation for Childbirth Class. This is ideal for parents/grandparents who do not wish to attend the Preparation for Childbirth Course or who need a newborn refresher course. Registration is required. You will receive an email approximately 1-2 business days prior to clas… Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Sunday, September 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, September 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Caregiver Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Audience: Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, September 19, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, September 19, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

CANCELLED - Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Monday, September 19, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Free vein-screenings at Penn Cardiology Cherry Hill

Heart and Vascular Do you suffer from painful or unwanted varicose veins? Often times, the underlying cause of these veins is venous disease, a condition where veins become abnormal or diseased. Screening is the first step in determining the extent of vein health issues. Free vein-screenings are available at Penn Cardiology Cherry Hill throughout the year. The screening will take less than 15 minutes, in a private setting with a vascular medicine specialist. Call 800-789-PENN (7366) to make an appointment. Audience: Caregivers. Penn Medicine Faculty & Staff. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Penn Medicine Employees. Nurses. Patients. Researchers. Sponsor: Vascular Medicine & Surgery. Monday, September 19, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

9/19/22 Childbirth Prep 101 (4-week Series / Online via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Dates include: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 & 10/10 (Mon; 6:30 - 8:30 pm) Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. You will also tour the labor and delivery units, space permitting. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 4-6 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Class via BlueJeans. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Monday, September 19, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Free Virtual Maternity Tour of HUP- 3400 Spruce Street Location

Women's Health HUP Please join your Childbirth Educator, as you take a virtual tour of the maternity units at The Hospital of The University  of Pennsylvania (HUP- 34th and Spruce Streets location). You will have a chance to ask questions, as you are guided through our 1 hour tour.  PLEASE NOTE: This tour is included in the 3-Week Preparation for Childbirth Course! You will need access to a computer/device to access the meeting. You will receive your class code 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If you do not receive a code please email: kelly.mcnulty@pennmedicine.upenn.edu  For any other general class questions, please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Monday, September 19, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

eClass Understanding Birth (Online)

Women's Health PAH Understanding Birth e-Class. This engaging, evidence-based online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home. Includes narration from a professional educator, engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, and more.  Includes downloadable PDFs and a Parent’s Toolbox. Registration provides access to the course content for 60 days, so it is recommended to launch the program 2 ½-3 months before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Special note: You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to launch within 3 business days. Location: Virtual. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Bariatric Surgery Video Chat Support Group

Support Groups This support group brings together bariatric surgery patients. Whether you’re pre- or post-surgery, support groups are a good opportunity to share experiences and receive support from the Penn Bariatric community. Keep in mind that this session will include both audio and video with other Penn Medicine bariatric surgery patients. You will receive an email and text message within a week of the group with instructions on how to join. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Penn MS Center Wellness Program: Keep Moving with Emily

Multiple Sclerosis Join certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Emily Reilly in a virtual live-streamed meeting as she addresses living with MS and staying active. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit us02web.zoom.us.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Other. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

GSPP Lymphedema Virtual Support Group

For Patients and Visitors The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of impaired lymph system from birth or from an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences. To register, please email GSPPLymphSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. This group takes place on the Third Tuesday of the month from  5:00 to 6:30 pm. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Good Sheppard Penn Partners. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

9/20/22 BEGINNING BREASTFEEDING (Online via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this class will help get you off to a good start with breastfeeding.  Partners and your support team are welcome. Fee: $35 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: (Online via BlueJeans). Room: ZUBROW AUDITORIUM. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients and/or Caregivers)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Newly Diagnosed Patients - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. The group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support. For more information: Please contact Tiffany at 267.496.2480. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

9/22/2022 Beyond Birth (Virtual Class)

Women's Health PAH After months of anticipation and excitement, your baby is here. Often, life after baby is not how you imagined it. You may be anxious, having trouble sleeping, afraid to take your eyes off your sleeping infant. You may feel down, emotional, and unsure of yourself. There is often a sense of guilt, as you ask yourself, “Why aren’t I happy during this happy time?” You are not alone. We invite you to participate in an online support group led by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in this time of life. There is no cost, and we hope you will join. You will be able to hear from other parents of infants 0-12 weeks of age and learn some skills and resources as you navigate the transition to parenthood. This group meets virtually. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Group

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group open to any person that has been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor and their adult family, friends and caregivers. The group offers education presentations and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. For more information, please contact Diann at 215.614.1863. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 2-3 pm. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Breastfeeding Class

Women's Health HUP This one-session class is for birth parents and partners who are interested in learning the basics of breastfeeding. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on this site. Class is lead by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant from The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.  You will receive your link and all instructions approx. 1-2 business days prior to the event. For access questions, please email: Maria.DiSciullo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu Please note that this class will strictly cover breastfeeding education only. If you wish to take an online preparation for labor class, please visit our website at www.pennmedicine.org/ParentingPrep. If you have any questions, please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215)410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

3rd Celebration of Hope: A Kidney Cancer Educational Symposium

Abramson Cancer Center The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation and Penn's Abramson Cancer Center present the 3rd Celebration of Hope: a Kidney Cancer Education Symposium in partnership with members of the medical community, our patient support group, patients and caregivers.  WHO SHOULD ATTEND • Those at risk and anyone affected by kidney cancer • Family member, caregiver or a healthcare professional LEARNING OBJECTIVES Patients and families will be able to: Identify the common risk factors of kidney cancer , Increase awareness of the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer , Develop and encourage a healthy lifestyle in kidney cancer patients. Online Location: Virtual. Location: Hilton Hotel Philadelphia City Avenue. Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Conference. Friday, September 23, 2022, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

9/24/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: √ Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person classes; participants must show proof of vaccination (CDC vaccine card), which includes, 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters are encouraged, but not required. At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. PennOpen Pass (upenn.edu), PennOpen Pass Screening for COVID-19, All Penn Medicine… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Philadelphia

Abramson Cancer Center Join Penn's Team PSA (Please Screen Annually) as we come together to fight prostate cancer. The funds raised support research, education and direct assistance for prostate cancer patients in our local community.  To join our team or to donate, please visit https://support.zerocancer.org/site/TR/RunWalk/RunWalk22?team_id=11826&pg=team&fr_id=2530. Location: Wilson Farm Park. Building/Floor: Wilson Farm Park 500 Lee Road Wayne, PA 19087. Cancer Type: Prostate Cancer. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Fundraiser. Sunday, September 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit support.zerocancer.org.

9/25/22 Prep 101 Childbirth Class (In-Person Class)

Women's Health PAH Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. Class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, medication options, and cesarean birth. Fee: The cost for this class is $150 for up to two people, including parking. There are no discounts available at this time for those planning to attend without a partner. ***Please note the following guidelines for your visit: √ Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person classes; participants must show proof of vaccination (CDC vaccine card), which includes, 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters are encouraged, but not required. At this time, all attendees must wear a face covering during the class except during lunch. We ask that you observe social distancing at all times and while eating and drinking.  Class size is limited to allow for social distancing. PennOpen Pass (upenn.edu), PennOpen Pass Screening for COVID-19, All Penn Medicine… Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Solutions for Women. Building/Floor: PA Hospital - Duncan Building Solutions for Women 700 Spruce Street, Suite B-3 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Patient Education. Sunday, September 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, September 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, September 26, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets virtually each month to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. This group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm, offering space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, I will send a link to our monthly virtual meeting. For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, September 26, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

eClass Understanding Birth (Online)

Women's Health PAH Understanding Birth e-Class. This engaging, evidence-based online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home. Includes narration from a professional educator, engaging videos, 3D animations, learning activities, and more.  Includes downloadable PDFs and a Parent’s Toolbox. Registration provides access to the course content for 60 days, so it is recommended to launch the program 2 ½-3 months before your due date. Registration is non-refundable.  THIS CLASS IS ONLINE. Special note: You will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and the link to launch within 3 business days. Location: Virtual. Room: Suite B3. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Kidney Transplant Discussion-Based Support Group

Kidney Transplant All meetings will be held virtually via Blue Jeans from 10-11am. Pre and post kidney transplant patients and caregivers are welcome to attend. Educational groups will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month: 10/11/22: Health Insurance for the ESRD Patient 11/08/22: TBD DECEMBER: Holiday Party, Date TBD In addition to the educational offerings, there will be a discussion-based support group facilitated by Transplant Social Work, on the 4th Tuesday of each month: 09/27/22 10/25/22 11/22/22 12/27/22 To subscribe to the e-mail list to receive the links to join each support group session, please email the kidney social work team at: KidneyTransplantSupportGroup@pennmedicine.upenn.edu, Links to the support group meeting will be sent out via e-mail, 1 day before the scheduled group. *Note: Safari sometimes runs into issues when launching the Blue Jeans meeting platform.  If possible try to use a different web browser  (i.e. Chrome or Explorer) for the meeting. To log in from a phone or tablet: download the… Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Liver Transplant Support Group

Liver Transplant Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, At this time all support group meetings are virtual, alternate Tuesdays at Noon, All patients and family members are welcome. If you are interested in joining, please email Senayish (Senayish.addis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) or Jenn (jennifer.johannesson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) to be added to the email list. 2022 Dates: September 27 October 11 October 25 November 8 November 22   December 6 December 20. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Other. Sponsor: Penn Medicine. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? You have maybe heard about Reiki but aren’t sure what it is? During the Reiki circle I will provide a sacred, safe space. All you need to bring is an openness to just be and an openness to receive Reiki. We will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality it can contribute to your wellbeing. Take some time out of your day to come home to yourself, to reset, to feel nourished, balanced, clear minded and calm.  Circle will be held the 3rd + 4th Tuesdays of the month @ 1pm for Patients and Families. Please contact Danica at Danica.Arizola@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with any questions. Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

LGBTQ Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The LGBT Cancer support group offers a supportive, confidential space for any LGBT identifying patients with a cancer diagnosis. Offered monthly through a virtual platform, it is facilitated by an LGBT identified oncology social worker. Contact Kayla at 215.662.8785 or Kayla.hilliard@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to register or request more information. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

9/27/22 Baby Care Basics 101 (Online Class via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Boost your confidence as a new parent by learning safe and comfortable ways to care for, swaddle, diaper and bathe your baby. We will also discuss normal newborn appearance and characteristics. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this class will be offered online, rather than our regular in-person, hands-on format. You will receive the link to join the class by email prior to the event. If possible, have a doll or stuffed animal, receiving blanket, and diaper handy during the class.  Cost: $40 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Event via BlueJeans. Room: BlueJeans Online Event. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Monthly Yoga & Meditation

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life This is an all-levels yoga class that includes guided mindfulness meditation with yoga movement. This class is open to all cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op REGISTRATION Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Cevasco: 215-662-3517 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered biweekly, this hour-long group meets virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12-1 pm. For more information, please contact Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Nurses. Penn Medicine Employees. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Circle of Support

Cancer Support Groups A new group for family & friends of those with a brain tumor for connection, understanding & resources in a supportive environment. This group is co-facilitated by neuro-oncology social workers in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology. For more information, contact Amanda at 215.662.3997 This group takes place on the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 3 pm. Audience: Patients. General Public. Caregivers. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

9/29/2022 Beyond Birth (Virtual Class)

Women's Health PAH After months of anticipation and excitement, your baby is here. Often, life after baby is not how you imagined it. You may be anxious, having trouble sleeping, afraid to take your eyes off your sleeping infant. You may feel down, emotional, and unsure of yourself. There is often a sense of guilt, as you ask yourself, “Why aren’t I happy during this happy time?” You are not alone. We invite you to participate in an online support group led by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in this time of life. There is no cost, and we hope you will join. You will be able to hear from other parents of infants 0-12 weeks of age and learn some skills and resources as you navigate the transition to parenthood. This group meets virtually. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Virtual Event Only. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

9/29/22 Baby Care Basics 101 (Online Class via BlueJeans)

Women's Health PAH Boost your confidence as a new parent by learning safe and comfortable ways to care for, swaddle, diaper and bathe your baby. We will also discuss normal newborn appearance and characteristics. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this class will be offered online, rather than our regular in-person, hands-on format. You will receive the link to join the class by email prior to the event. If possible, have a doll or stuffed animal, receiving blanket, and diaper handy during the class.  Cost: $40 For best date options, please register for class when entering the third trimester and select a class that ends approximately 3-5 weeks before your due date. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Building/Floor: Online Event via BlueJeans. Room: BlueJeans Online Event. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Sponsor: Women’s Services. Type of Event: Class. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Virtual Infant CPR Class

Women's Health HUP This Non-Certification Course teaches the lifesaving skills of infant CPR and the relief of choking. Skills are taught by Certified CPR Instructors. Due to this being a virtual course, instruction will be limited to observation only. Family and Friends CPR is designed for individuals who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card. This course is ideal for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in saving a life. Please note: Infant CPR will be taught virtually at this time. You will receive a class code via email, 1-2 days prior to the start of class. For any questions, please email: childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Friday, September 30, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Origami

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life In this interactive class, you will be guided step-by-step on how to fold different origami creations. Each class will have a seasonal theme. You will need origami paper or 8 ½ x 11 printer paper and scissors. This class is open to all cancer patients, survivors, and their family. To join: https://bluejeans.com/2560843963. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit bluejeans.com.

Yoga

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life Join our yoga practitioner Tali for an all levels yoga class that is geared towards cancer patients, survivors, and their family. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu for the link to join. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Caregivers. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Virtual Event Only. Monday, October 3, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

For Women Only - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is “for women only.” It will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family and friends. We will talk about how cancer affects important relationships in your life. This group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support and guidance. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Audience: Patients. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, October 3, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Caregiver Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the first & third Mondays of the month from 1 pm to 2 pm.  For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Monday, October 3, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Audience: Patients. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Class. Monday, October 3, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

CANCELLED - Heart Surgery Pre-Operative Class

Cardiac Surgery Pre-Op Because this class is taught by nurses working in the hospital, you must pre-register, we cannot accept walk-ins. Register for the class by contacting your surgeon's office. Dr. Acker: 215-349-8305 , Dr. Atluri: 215-662-2956 , Dr. Bavaria: 215-662-2017 , Dr. Desai: 215-615-0343 , Dr. Fuller: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Mascio: 215-590-2708 , Dr. Szeto: 215-662-9595 , Dr. Vallabhajosyula: 215-662-2957 This class is a wonderful chance for you and a family member or friend to take part in a small-group session where your questions about surgery and recovery will be addressed. This class is offered to patients scheduled for open heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A tour of HUP is offered after the class for those who are interested. Building/Floor: Heart & Vascular Conference Room 2nd Floor East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery. Monday, October 3, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.pennmedicine.org.

Virtual 3 Week Preparation for Childbirth Class

Women's Health HUP This 3-week online (interactive) course covers topics such as antepartum, labor & delivery, cesarean sections, postpartum, and newborn care. This class will run for 3 weeks on Mondays,  10/3, 10/10 & 10/17  from 5:00-7:30 PM A Virtual Tour of the Maternity Units at HUP is included! Please note: this course focuses on patients that plan to deliver at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania Hospital 3400 Spruce Street, but all are welcome to attend. You will receive an email and Meeting ID code 1-2 days prior to the class start (please check all email folders). If you have any questions about accessing the class, please email your instructor at: Maria.DiSciullo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu For any general class questions, please email childbirthclass@pennmedicine.upenn.edu or call (215) 410-1226. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Class. Monday, October 3, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Alumni-Patient Gathering

Penn Radiation Oncology Quality of Life The gathering is a great way to connect with other alumni patients - during each gathering we will provide an update on what is going on with the health system and have a special guest or two. Please contact RadOncPatientEngagement@uphs.upenn.edu if you would like to join or if you have any questions. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Other. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.