Community Education

Our Community Education classes are FREE! Unless otherwise noted, register for these programs by calling 419-207-2563, leaving a name, contact information, and number of individuals attending. Or, feel free to email Steven.Baldridge@UHhospitals.org

Health and Safety Fair
Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main (Park at Luray Lanes)

After strolling through our parking lot looking at the vehicles on display at the popular Lincoln Highway Car, Rod and Truck Show, stop in our building and take advantage of a number of FREE screenings. We'll have balance screenings, blood pressure screenings, foot screenings, glucose screenings, and hearing screenings. We'll also offer free 5-minute neck massages, hands-only CPR teaching, the chance to speak with medical professionals and the opportunity to join a primary care practice. Bring your unwanted eye glasses to donate to the Lions Club for distribution in developing countries. Free t-shirts will be given to anyone signing up for our Age Well, Be Well initiative to keep seniors active and engaged! Questions? Call 419-207-7879. 

Menarche to Menopause - Controlling Your Periods
Presented by Anthony Tizzano, M.D.
Monday, August 21, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

From your first period to your last period. The menstrual cycle is a natural part of a woman’s life, but it is not always freely discussed. That means you may be left with many unanswered questions. At what age does the menstrual cycle start? When does it end? What problems are associated with periods? What is normal? Are there treatment options? Join Dr. Tizzano for a greater understanding of what to expect during the menstruating years.

Peripheral Artery Disease
Presented by Alexis Powell, M.D.
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Peripheral artery disease, or P.A.D. is a serious condition caused by a build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels of the legs. It’s estimated 8 to 12 million Americans are currently living with P.A.D., but only 2 million have been diagnosed. That’s because 50% of those with P.A.D. have no signs or symptoms. Since patients with P.A.D. have a 40% risk of a serious vascular event (heart attack, stroke, death) within three years, it’s important to accurately diagnosis P.A.D. Join Dr. Powell to learn about symptoms, risk factors and available screenings. 

All About Sugar and its Effects on the Body
Presented by Amy Frese, DTR
Monday, October 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

It’s been said that added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. In fact, some experts want sugar regulated like tobacco and alcohol. But is sugar really that bad? Join Amy to learn about the effects of sugar on metabolism and brain function, as well as how it can contribute to heart disease, diabetes and maybe even cancer.

Legs, Knees, Hips, Feet and Ankles
Presented by physical therapy assistants Justin Dew and David Bowling
Monday, October 16, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. Exercises taught in this session will focus on the legs, knees, hips, feet and ankles. 

Vestibular/Balance
Presented by physical therapist David Veley
Monday, October 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. Exercises taught in this session will focus on balance issues, including vestibular. 

The Importance of Home Cooking & it's Impact on Health & Happiness
Presented by Amy Frese, DTR
Monday, November 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Flexibility, Walking, Breathing, Aerobic Exercise
Presented by physical therapist Wendy Dennison
Monday, November 13, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. At this session, we’ll talk about flexibility, walking, breathing and aerobic exercise. 

Parkinson's Disease
Presented by physical therapist Holly Barker and occupational therapist Alicia Gottfried
Monday, November 20, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Clean Eating & A Whole Foods Diet: Getting Back to Nature
Presented by Amy Frese, DTR
Monday, December 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Neck, Back and Posture
Presented by physical therapist Greg Luecht
Monday, December 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. Exercises taught in this session will focus on the neck, back and posture. 

Shoulders, Arms, Wrists, Hands and Fingers
Presented by occupational therapist Alicia Gottfried and occupational therapy assistant Keeley Shaw
Monday, December 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, 2163 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Learn simple, home-based exercises as well as healthy lifestyle tips that are shown to slow the aging process. Exercises taught in this session will focus on the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers.