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Living with Asthma:

Living with Asthma is a FREE program for patients with asthma that will answer your questions about...

  • Asthma medication and how to properly use inhalers.
  • Triggers and how to avoid them.
  • Flu Shots, why are they so important?
  • How to prevent a attacks before asthma season.
  • What is spirometry?
  • How often does my child need to be seen?
  • When to call the office.

Dates and Times:

Tuesday, November 16th from 6-7pm

Thursday, December 9th from 6-7pm

Classes will be held on th 3rd floor of the Westford Office.

Registration is required as space is limited.

Please call the office at 978 -577-0437 or

Jeannie at 978-577-0436 for more information or to register for this FREE class.

Classes are taught by our Certified Asthma Educator, Terry Grassi, RN, BSN, AE-C

Healthy snacks and drinks provided.

Free bag and asthma book for attendies

Expectant Parents - Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes:
All About Your Newborn and Everything You Should Know

Pediatrics West would like to introduce a new program, Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes, All About Your Newborn and Everything You Should Know. This is an informative medically based program designed by the physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses of Pediatrics West to educate expecting parents, as well as parents of newborns. As a large pediatric facility with 14 providers and offices located in Groton and Westford, Pediatrics West wanted to offer another new innovative program to meet the needs and requests of the families in our practice and in our communities.

The main concept if this program is to educate and to alleviate some of the stresses of becoming a parent of a newborn. Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes, All About Your Newborn and Everything You Should Know offers a comfortable and informal learning atmosphere designed to fit the parents comfort level. We are offering group sessions for both expectant parents, with verbal, written and “hands on” methods of teaching. The group of expectant parents will also be able to speak and ask questions to a board certified pediatrician on at least one occasion during the program.

Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes, All About Your Newborn and Everything You Should Know will encompass basic newborn educational material and re-enforce the information provided to the parents by their infant’s provider. The material covered will be a wide range from normal newborn appearance and symptoms that may warrant a physicians visit to breastfeeding vs. formula feeding. We cover recommended safety equipment, vaccines, herbal supplements and medications, and recommendSeptember ations on finding a pediatrician. Our “hands on” approach allows expectant parents to observe and practice diapering, bathing, swaddling, feeding and burping.

The program is offered at two locations. Classes are offered at different times as well as in 2 and 4 class sessions to try to meet the need of all expectant parents.

Our new innovative program Tiny fingers, Tiny Toes, All About Your Newborn and Everything You Should Know is an opportunity for an informative and educational visit with our staff in a comfortable setting for new parents or parents to be. We feel this is a necessary and invaluable program to all new expecting parents and their families in all communities. We hope this program will become “just another set of classes” that all expectant parents normally attend as part of preparing for the arrival of their newborn.

This program is offered at the following times and locations:

 

Session
Location
Address
Dates
Times

2 Saturdays in

November 2010

Pediatrics West

Suite 301

133 Littleton Road

Westford, MA

November 6th and13th 9:00-12:30

2 Saturdays in

November 2010

Lowell General Hospital

Hanchett Auditorium

295 Varnum Ave

Lowell, MA

November 6th and 13th

9:00-12:30

1 Saturday and 1 Sunday in December 2010

Pediatrics West

Suite 301

133 Littleton Road

Westford, MA

December 4th and 5th 9:00-12:30
Full day Saturday class in December

Lowell General Hospital

Lowell Room

295 Varnum Ave

Lowell, MA

December 11th 9-4

 

The classes are taught by two Pediatrics West Nurses. 

Healthy snack and drinks provided.   Free care packages for those who attend all classes in one session.

To register up for classes and to find out more information please call Caitlin at (978)577-0410. 

Space is limited.

 


 

Teens - Smart Sex Program for Teens:

Pediatrics West introduces a FREE class for teens 11-15 years old. This class is taught by two Certified Sexuality Educators from Pediatrics West, P.C., Anh Lewin, RN and Gail Giffen, RN

This is a two-part series that will provide facts, not opinions about:

  • Abstinence
  • Postponement and other Protoection Methods
  • STD/STI's
  • Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
  • Puberty
  • Healthy Relationships and much more

This teen class will be held at 2 locations...

    Lowell General Hospital              Pediatrics West, P.C.

          Wallace Board Room                                   133 Littleton Road        

         295 Varnum Ave                                                 Suite 301         

        Lowell, MA 01854                                       Westford, MA 01886

                                                      Tuesdays                                                         Tuesdays

                                             October 5th and12th                             August 31st and September 7th

                                                    6:30 - 8:30                                                         6:30 - 8:30


To register for this FREE class please call Lowell General Hospital at...

(877) LGH WELL
(877) 544-9355

or register online at
www.lowellgeneral.org

 


 

Parents - "Let's Talk" Parent Workshop:

How to talk with teens about

Facts, Feelings and your Values

around their sexual health.

"Let's Talk" is a class for parents on how to start the conversation with teens about growth and development, and sexual matters.  This class will help parents develop the tools to improve communication with their teens. 

Studies show that teens get information about sex from friends, TV and movies. 

Unfortunately, much of what they learn is wrong! 

Two-thirds of teens who have had sexual intercourse wish they had waited. 

The great news is: 

Nearly 9 out of 10 teens say it would be easier to avoid sexual activity and teen pregnancy if they were able to have honest conversations with their parents. 

Please join us for this great parent workshop


NEW DATES AND TIMES COMING SOON!


Pediatrics West
Emerson Health Center
133 Littleton Road
Suite 301
Westford, MA 01886


$35.00 per person or $55.00 per couple
This non-refundable payment must be received 1 week prior to class to hold your spot
Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted
Call Anh or Gail at (978) 577-0438 to register
Space is limited
Maximum capacity 22 people

 


 

Patients of all ages - Free Nutrition Classes:

Group nutrition classes are offered at no cost.  There will be classes offered the first Wednesday of each month for patients and their families ages 11 and younger from 6-7pm on the 3rd floor of the Westford office. 

The classes for patients and their families ages 12 and older will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7. 

There will be a new topic each month for 6 months and then they will repeat. 

Class schedule is as follows:

Patients age 11 and younger will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 6-7pm.

Patients age 12 and older will meet the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7pm.


Meal Planning                                      September 1st 2010         September 15th 2010
Snacking Right                                    October 6th 2010               October 20th 2010
Healthy Changes for Life                  November 17th 2010         November 17th 2010

Steps to a Healthier Family               December 1st 2010          December 15th 2010