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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-07-22

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Sinai Hospital Health and Fitness Programs,
Support Groups and Special Services

Health and Fitness Support

Arthritis Self Help Course (ASHC)

Co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and
Sinai's Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation, ASHC is a six-week program for
individuals with arthritis and others close to
them. Topics covered include energy conser-
vation, exercise, relaxation and nutrition. For
more information, call Mary Kay Currie, OTR,
at (313) 493-5231.

West Ten Mile Road, Oak Park.


Adult Caregiver Support Group

This group offers support to adult caregivers
who are caring for a loved one who is sick or dis-
abled. Meetings are held from 3-4:30 p.m., at
the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Maple/
Drake Bldg., Functional Recovery Program
classroom, second floor, 6600 West Maple, West
Bloomfield, and at Sinai in the West Conference
Room (near Zuckerman Auditorium).
Location: JCC Maple/Drake Building
Date: Second Thursday of each month
Location: Sinai Hospital West Conference Room
Date: Fourth Thursday of each month
Contact: Social Work Office, (313) 493-5200

Heart to Heart

This support group offers topical information
on healthy lifestyles for heart patients and their
Location: Sinai Hospital Zuckerman Dining
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Third Wednesday of each month
Contact: Marlene Mullin, (313) 493-5000

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
information, call (313) 493-6333.

Childbirth and Family Life Education

Sinai Hospital offers numerous classes in child-
birth and family life education both at Sinai
Hospital and at various settings in the com-
munity. Among the classes offered are: Pre-
pared Childbirth, VBAC (Vaginal Birth After
Caesarean), CPR, Parenting and many others.
To receive a brochure with complete class
descriptions, call (313) 493-6086.

Freedom from Smoking

Sinai Hospital co-sponsors "Freedom from
Smoking," a program of the American Lung As-
sociation of Michigan. The eight-week program
begins with a free orientation. Participants who
wish to continue with the program pay $65 fol-
lowing orientation. To register or to find out the
date of the next orientation session, call
SinaiSource at 1-800-248-3627.

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 Cardiovas-
cular Fitness Center at (313) 493-6333.

3upport Groups

Pregnancy Loss Support Groups will be held
at the Bloomfield Township Library. For more
information, call Ramona Rukstele at (313)

Contact: Claire Smith, (313) 493-6250

Cancer Education Programs

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, call (313) 493-6333.

Pregnancy Loss Support Groups:

or Joanne Zussman, (810) 661-8444

Location: JCC Jimmy Prentis Morris

For information on cancer education programs
contact Linda Diaz at (313) 493-6507.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Time and Dates: 6 p.m., Mondays
Contact: Terri Scheffler, (313) 493-5200

Location: JCC Maple/Drake Building
Contact: Margo Weitzer at 661-1000, ext. 314

Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

individuals who have had a stroke.

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 Wednesday of the month.
Contact: Renee Blesch-Hill, (313) 493-5346

Special Services

Cancer Counseling

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, (313) 493-5455.

Contact: Linda Diaz, (313) 493 6507

Schizophrenics Anonymous

Contact: Jan Mastropaolo, (313) 493-5183
Fee: $20 Consultation Charge

This support group is directed to schizo-
phrenic individuals. For information, call (313)
Location: Sinai Hospital Gargaro Building,
corner of McNichols and Greenfield
Time: 3 - 4 p.m.
Date: Tuesdays

Stepping Stones Stroke Club

The Stepping Stones Stroke Club is directed at


Diabetes Counseling

Lactation (Breastfeeding) Services:

Contact: (313) 493-5241

These are support services offered
at Sinai. For a referral to a Sinai
physician, call



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
guest speakers is offered quarterly. There is no
charge, however, preregistration is required.
Contact: Linda Diaz, (313) 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, West Bloomfield.
Location: Jewish Community Center Maple/
Drake Building
Contact: Margo Weitzer, (810) 661-1000
ext. 314
Location: Jewish Community Center Jimmy
Prentis Morris Building
Contact: Elaine Roman, (313) 493-5514

Manic-depressive & Depressive Association
(MDDA) Support Group

This support group is directed at individuals
who have manic-depressive and depressive dis-
orders. Support group sessions are offered at
Sinai Blumberg Health Center and at the Sinai
Hospital Day Hospital located at the Jewish
Community Center, Maple/Drake Building,
6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield.
Location: Sinai Blumberg Health Center,
Ste. 200
Time: 3:30-5 p.m..
Dates: First and third Wednesday of every
Contact: (313) 493-6295
Location: Jewish Community Center/
W. Bloomfield, Room 326
Time: 3 p.m.
Dates: Third Wednesday of every month
Contact: Joanne Zussman, (810) 661-8444

Adult Bereavement Peer Support Group

NICU Parents 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

This support group is directed to parents of
infants in Sinai Hospital's Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit (NICU).
Location: Sinai Hospital Neonatal Conference




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 noted.
Programs and services are held at locations
throughout metropolitan Detroit.
Please note the location and address of the
program of interest to you.

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