Geisinger JS offers health and wellness classes

JERSEY SHORE — Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital is set to host a number of health and wellness classes throughout August.

∫ Better Breathrs Club is a welcoming support group for people with COPD, or other lung diseases, who often feel alone and isolated. Together, participants learn skills to help manage their conditions and improve their quality of life by providing support, education and socialization for patients, family members and caregivers.

The club meets on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. inside the Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital community room at 1020 Thompson St. Call 570-398-3113 for more information. There is no cost to participate.

∫ Diabetes prevention program is for those with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for developing diabetes. The free program focuses on learning how to improve health by making healthy lifestyle changes. Caregivers, friends and family are welcome to attend. The program is open to those 18 years or older.

To register, call the Geisinger health & wellness department at 866-415-7138. Note that some weeks may not have classes scheduled. Contact the Geisinger health & wellness department for the current class schedule.

∫ Matter of Balance is for older adults who experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The program meets Mondays from August 5 through Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jersey Shore Senior Center at 641 Cemetery St.

Call 866-415-7138 to register. Class will not be offered on Labor Day, but will take place Tuesday, Sept. 3.

∫ Yoga for seniors (Silver Circle) is held at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital every Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. For $2 per class, members or anyone age 55 and over (or if their spouse is 55 or older) can participate. Members can participate in chair or bring a yoga mat.

Attendees can sign up for Silver Circle on the spot before class. Classes are held in the hospital community room at 1020 Thompson St.