FREE Education and Wellness Classes for the Community ...
Brooklyn, NY- May 2015--
The Best Health School
at Kingsbrook is a new prevention initiative that provides a year-long
health & wellness curriculum for the community. This unique module
provides a wide range of wellness education to choose from, including
essential classes for CPR and Stroke Awareness. The program is designed
to build a heightened awareness to health disparities and risk factors
and offers certificates of completion to participants.
The curriculum is provided by various medical departments at Kingsbrook
and include education from external partners. The curriculum is also championed
by the Education Committee of Kingsbrook's Community Leadership Council.
Classes include: Medication interaction, Warning signs of abuse, obesity
management and prevention, kidney health, diabetic foot care to name a
few, with prerequisites for CPR and stroke awareness for those interested
in a certificate of completion. We also partner with managed care groups
to provide exercise and fitness classes year-round.
"The idea behind the
Best Health School
is to provide continuous access to health and wellness education. That
accessibility and consistency will make it easier for our community residents
to to heighten their awareness and understanding of risk factors and prevention
modules whenever they need," says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing
and Public Affairs. "We are committed to extending our curriculum
to outside agencies in order to offer options to our community members."
Classes are held in the community and at Kingsbrook. Refreshment and lunch
are always served. Educational materials are also provided. Updated class
information is available online at
www.Kingsbrooke.org under about us community events.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 90th year, is a 784-bed
teaching Medical Center. Centers of Excellence Include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation
Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn's
only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery
Unit, The Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry, The Bone &
Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement/Sports Medicine and the
Neurosciences Institute providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and
Stroke care. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and
not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and
the Healthcare Association of New York State.