2016 Health Education Learning Series

Sessions held at St. Petersburg Free Clinic – 863 3rd AVE. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. For details call 727-327-0333.

All welcome, no pre-registration required.  Current patients of the clinic may receive diabetic supplies at all sessions held at the clinic.

Monday February 27th @ 5:30 pm- Diabetic & heart Healthy cooking event at the Sunshine Center.  Join us for an amazing time as our staff and guest chefs put on a cooking demonstration and dinner. This event will be held off site at the Sunshine center, located @ Mirror Lake Dr. and 5th ST N. Reservation only-limited seating event.   Sign up beginning Monday February 6th at the clinics evening education session. LIMIT: 1 ADULT GUEST PER PERSON

Monday March 6th @ 5:30 pm – Know your Heart healthy and diabetic friendly foods for success.  Jeff and Debra Hunter, the clinics cardio Nurse Practitioner will take you through a menu of heart healthy and beneficial foods for your optimum health and what foods we should minimize in our daily nutritional intake.

Monday March 13th @ 5:30 pm – The low down on stress and depression; how it effects our health.   Did you know excessive stress may cause elevated blood sugar, blood pressure and sleep related challenges?  Jeff will share ways to determine if we are under too much stress and ways to reduce life’s pressures and relax through breathing exercises and a 10 minute guided meditation.

Monday March 20th @ 5:30 pm-  Is there a difference between heart problems in men and women?  Challenges with our heart & vascular system varies between men and women with the diagnosis of diabetes possibly increasing our risk.  Debra Hunter ARNP educates us on understanding the differences of heart attack symptoms in men and women and action that should be taken to save your life if you’re having an active heart attack. Debra will also discuss the American Heart Association risk assessment follow up for cardiac care if you qualify.

Monday March 27th @ 5:30 pm- “ Let’s get Moving” .  Join us for a great time of understanding how and when the best times are to exercise, best exercises and activity, proper foot wear and understanding your limits. We are joined by Physical Therapist by Roger Covey and will have a 10-15 minute exercise session, followed by a healthy snack. This event will take place at the Sunshine Center located at Mirror Lake rd. and 5th ST N.  Bring a comfortable pair of shoes!