SUMMER 1993 ISSUE ■ SINAI HOSPITAL
Sinai Hospital Health and Fitness Programs, Support Groups and Special Services
inai Hospital offers a variety of health ed-
ucation programs, support groups and ser-
vices. There is no charge for the following
programs and services unless otherwise not-
ed. Programs and services are held at loca-
tions throughout metropolitan Detroit.
Please note the location and address of the
program of interest to you.
Health and Fitness
Arthritis Self Help Course (ASHC)
Six-week arthritis self help courses are offered
periodically for individuals with arthritis and
their families. Topics covered include diet and
exercise. The next course will begin in early
October. For more information, call Mary Kay
Currie at 493-5231.
Cancer Education Programs
For information on cancer education programs
contact Linda Diaz at 493-6507.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
This state-of-the-art rehabilitation program has
been developed for those who have had bypass
surgery, a heart attack, or have been diagnosed
for heart disease. This ongoing program is held
at Sinai's Blumberg Health Center and is cov-
ered by most insurance programs. For infor-
mation, contact 493-6333.
Cardiovascular Fitness Evaluation
The Cardiovascular Fitness Evaluation has been
developed for individuals who want to find out
their overall fitness level. The evaluation in-
cludes blood work, medical history, body fat
analysis, treadmill fitness test and exercise pre-
scription. The program is held at Sinai Hospi-
tal's Cardiovascular Fitness Center in the
Blumberg Health Center. For fee and other in-
formation, contact 493-6333.
Childbirth and Family Life Education
Sinai Hospital offers numerous classes in child-
birth and family life education both at Sinai Hos-
pital and at various settings in the community.
Among the classes offered are: Prepared Child-
birth, VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean),
CPR, Parenting and many others. To receive
a brochure with a complete class description,
contact Julie Goward at 493-6086.
Sinai Hospital is hosting a free depression screen-
ing October 11. For more information, call
Health and Wellness Program
This program is designed for those who don't
have heart disease and want to get started on a
plan to improve their overall fitness. For fee and
other information, contact the Cardiovascular
Fitness Center at 493-6333.
Health Screening Programs
Sinai hosts periodic Health Checks through-
out the community. For information on these
health screening programs, contact Rose Hirsch
Women's Health Series
For information on the Women's Health Series,
contact Renee McCune at 493-6022.
Adult Bereavement Peer Support Group
Adult Bereavement Peer Support Groups are
held at two locations: the Sinai Day Hospital lo-
cated at the Jewish Community Center (JCC)
Maple/Drake Building, 6600 West Maple Road,
West Bloomfield, and at the Jewish Communi-
ty Center Jimmy Prentis Morris Building, 15110
West Ten Mile Road, Oak Park.
Location: JCC Maple/Drake Building
Contact: Margo Weitzer at 661-1000, ext 314 or
Joanne Zussman, 661-8444
Location: JCC Jimmy Prentis Morris Building
Contact: Claire Smith at 493-6250
Heart to Heart
This support group offers topical information on
healthy lifestyles for heart patients and their
Location: Sinai Hospital Zuckerman
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Third Wednesday of each month (no meet-
ing in July)
Contact: Marlene Mullin, 493-5000
Lifestyle Management Group
This monthly support group is for graduates of
Sinai's Functional Recovery Program. The dates
and times vary each month. Topics are specific
to individuals suffering from chronic pain. Con-
tact Michael Rhodes at 493-5346.
Living with Cancer
This support group is directed to individuals
with a diagnosis of cancer, their families and
friends. A series of five weekly sessions with
guests speakers is offered quarterly. There is
no charge, however, preregistration is required.
Contact: Linda Diaz, 493-6507.
Low Vision Support Group
Low Vision Support Groups are held at two lo-
cations: Jewish Community Center of Metro-
politan Detroit Maple / Drake Building, 6600
West Maple Road and the Jewish Community
Center Jimmy Prentis Morris Building, 15110
West Maple Road.
Location: Jewish Community Center
Contact: Margo Weitzer, 661-1000 ext 314
Location: Jewish Community Center Jimmy
Prentis Morris building
Contact: Elaine Roman, 493-5514
Manic-depressive & Depressive Association
(MDDA) Support Group
This support group is directed at individuals who
have manic-depressive and depressive disorders.
Support group sessions are offered at Sinai Hos-
pital and at the Sinai Hospital Day Hospital lo-
cated at the Jewish Community Center,
Maple/Drake Building, 6600 West Maple Road,
Location: Sinai Hospital
Location: Jewish Community Center/West
Bloomfield, Room 321
Time: 3 p.m.
Dates: Third Wednesday of every month
Contact: Joanne Zussman, 661-8444
NICU Parents Support Group
This support group is directed to parents of in-
fants in Sinai Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care
Location: Sinai Hospital Neonatal
Time and Dates: 6 p.m., Mondays
Contact: Terri Scheffler, 493-5200
Pregnancy Loss Support Groups:
Pregnancy loss support groups are sponsored by
Sinai Hospital at two locations: Sinai Hospital
and at the Bloomfield Township Public Library.
For information, please contact Ramona Ruk-
stele at 493-5455.
Location: Sinai Hospital West
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Dates: August 2, September 6, September 20
Location: Jewish Community Center (6600
West Maple at Drake)
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Dates: August 9, September 13, September 27
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
The Pregnancy After Loss Support Group is
available by request and meetings are held when
enough families are interested. For information,
please call Ramona Rukstele at 493-5455.
This support group is directed to schizophrenic
individuals. For information, contact 493-6850.
Location: Sinai Hospital Gargaro Building,
comer of McNichols and Greenfield
Time: 3 - 4 p.m.
Stepping Stones Stroke Club
The Stepping Stones Stroke Club is directed at
individuals who have had a stroke. For infor-
mation, contact Renee Blesch-Hill at 493-5346
Location: Sinai Hospital Unit 24 Dining Room
Times and Dates: 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday
of the month and 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednes-
day of the month.
Contact: Renee Blesch-Hill, 493-5346
Contact: Linda Diaz, 493 6507
Contact: Jan Mastropaolo at 493-5183
Fee: $20.00 Consultation Charge
Lactation (Breastfeeding) services:
Contact: Jan DeCoopman, 493-5241
These are support services offered
at Sinai Hospital. For a referral to a
Sinai physician, call
Make 350 people, add a
1 huge dose of generos-
ity and mix in a heaping
commitment to enhanc-
ing health care...and you
have the Founding 500
members of the Sinai
Health Care Foundation.
They are contributors
who have already re-
sponded to the Founda-
tion's first fundraising
campaign, which has
raised more than
$182,000 to date. The
Founding 500 Campaign
continues through 1993
with all names to be list-
ed on the Wall of Honor
in Sinai's Outer Drive
Begun less than two
years ago, the Sinai
Health Care Foundation
raises and administers
funds for Sinai Hospital
in support of medical ex-
What's next on the
agenda? The Foundation
currently has two addi-
tional efforts under way:
The Heritage Ball.
Set for Wednesday,
October 20, at the Palace
of Auburn Hills, the Her-
itage Ball is a gala dinner
dance that will celebrate
Sinai Hospital's 40th an-
niversary. Co-chairs are
Dorothy Gerson, Marjorie
Jospey, Hope Silverman
and Sylvia Gershenson-
Sloman along with Vice
Chair for Development
Leah Snider. The Ball
will be preceded by the
Patrons' Event on Octo-
ber 13. Sponsors are Dr.
Hugh and Cindy Beck-
man, Bruce and Suzy
Gershenson, David and
Doreen Hermelin and
Mervyn and Elaine Man-
Proceeds are ear-
marked for Sinai's stellar
Cardiology section which
has pioneered a number
of innovative techniques
while offering the finest
in patient care and car-
The Sponsors Club.
For an annual mem-
bership gift of $50 per
person, donors can join
the Sponsors Club and
add their names to the
list of those who are giv-
ing the gift of healing.
Foundation Chair is
Bruce Gershenson. For
information on any Foun-
dation activity, call the
Development Office at