2020 Health Education Learning Series

Wendy Wesley in teaching kitchen

St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s Health Education Series offers a variety of classes for clients and community members.

If registration is required, please RSVP to Wendy at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

 

 

Wednesday January 22nd at 6 pm
DEEP
– The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, DEEP for short, is an education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, relatives and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. DEEP is a six-week program with eight unique learning modules. Presented by Anna Stoiber, RN. No pre-registration required. Current eligible clients of SPFC may receive diabetic supplies and DAP meds. For more information, 1:1 health education and diabetic consults, please contact Anna Stoiber, RN (727-327-0333 ext. 317) to make an appointment.

January 23rd at 5:30 pm
Mediterranean Dips and Spreads Cooking Class
– Learn the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet while making and sampling two dips, muhummara and tabbouleh, in this hands-on cooking class. Presented by Wendy Wesley, RDN. Registration required – email Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Monday, January 27th at 5:30 pm
Diabetes 101 Support – Reducing stress through Tai Chi – The impact stress has on blood sugar levels warrants a need to slow down and remove ourselves from the triggers of stress. Please join us for a 30-minute Tai Chi and deep breathing session to reduce stress from the holidays. Presented by Anna Stoiber, RN. No pre-registration required. 

Tuesday, January 28 at 5:30 pm
Beginner Yoga – Relax into this beginner yoga class. Please bring a yoga mat and a towel. Presented by Symone Taylor, Registered Yoga Instructor.Registration required – email Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Wednesday January 29th at 6 pm
DEEP
– The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, DEEP for short, is an education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, relatives and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. DEEP is a six-week program with eight unique learning modules. Presented by Anna Stoiber, RN. No pre-registration required. Current eligible clients of SPFC may receive diabetic supplies and DAP meds. For more information, 1:1 health education and diabetic consults, please contact Anna Stoiber, RN (727-327-0333 ext. 317) to make an appointment.

Monday, February 3 at 5:30 pm
Diabetes Support Group
: “Label Reading and Carbohydrates” Using real food labels learn how to count the carbohydrate load of many types of food. Presented by Wendy Wesley, RDN. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 pm
Low Sodium Grocery Shopping and Cooking – Learn to read labels and cook meals that are heart-healthy, high fiber and low sodium. Presented by Wendy Wesley, RDN. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Wednesday, February 5 at 1:00 pm
Emotional Eating: A 12-Step Approach.
Open meeting for anyone interested.

Wednesday, February 5 at 6 pm
DEEP – The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program
, DEEP for short, is an education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, relatives and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. Presented by Anna Stoiber, RN. Current eligible clients of SPFC may receive diabetic supplies and DAP meds. For more information, 1:1 health education and diabetic consults, please contact Anna Stoiber, RN (727-327-0333 ext. 317) to make an appointment. Register at Anna.Stoiber@StPetersburgFreeClinic.com

Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 pm
Make and Take Your Own No-Sodium Spice Blends
Get in the kitchen with this fun, hands-on class using bulk spices to make (and take home) no-sodium spice blends. Presented by Wendy Wesley, RDN. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Tuesday, February 11 at 5:30 pm
Meditation for Better Health
Practicing meditation regularly helps people reduce their body’s responses to stress by lowering blood pressure, slowing heart rate, reducing oxygen intake and changing the brain waves to a more relaxed state. Moderating the stress response can also lower blood glucose levels. Presented by Maria Pertik, RN, Ph.D. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Wednesday, February 12 at 6 pm
DEEP – The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program
, DEEP for short, is an education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, relatives and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. Presented by Anna Stoiber, RN. Current eligible clients of SPFC may receive diabetic supplies and DAP meds. For more information, 1:1 health education and diabetic consults, please contact Anna Stoiber, RN (727-327-0333 ext. 317) to make an appointment. Register at Anna.Stoiber@StPetersburgFreeClinic.com

Thursday, February 13 at 1 pm
Chair Yoga
Beginner, low-impact yoga class. Presented by Betsy Wells. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Friday, February 14 at 10 am
Cardiac Support Group
“How Much Sodium is Too Much Sodium?”
Presented by Wendy Wesley, RDN

Wednesday, February 19 at 1:00 pm
Emotional Eating: A 12-Step Approach
Open meeting for anyone interested.

Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30 pm
Pain 101
Discussion on pain management therapies, alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments and understanding pain. Presented by Ilene Robeck, M.D. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Thursday, February 20 at 2 pm
30-Minute Soups
Learn to prepare heart-healthy soups in 30-minutes or less. Lessons are hands-on in the kitchen. Please bring an apron and a kitchen towel.
Presented by Wendy Wesley, RDN. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Tuesday, February 25 at 5:30 pm
Better Mental Health
Introduction to the services offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and an overview of mental health disorders. Presented by Rosalie Bousher of NAMI Pinellas. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org

Wednesday, February 26 at 5:30 pm
Plant-Based Burgers: They’re Not So Impossible!

Learn to make great-tasting, heart-healthy bean burgers in this hands-on cooking class. Please bring an apron and a kitchen towel. Presented by Wendy Wesley, RDN. Register at Wendy.Wesley@StPetersburgFreeClinic.org