Jefferson Rehabilitation Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program

Don’t let Parkinson’s disease stop you from being “Strong and Steady.” Regular exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease and improve your overall level of fitness and well-being. Join our physical therapists in weekly exercise sessions and participate in seated aerobic exercises as well as balance and strengthening activities in a supportive group setting. Participants must be independently mobile or have an assistant (family member or caregiver) throughout the session. Physician approval is required. Eight (8) weekly sessions for a total cost of $40.

Date: Every Friday
Location: Physical Medicine, 1st Floor
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

Register: 215-952-9179

Family Therapy (free)

For Friends and Family of Loved Ones with Substance Use Disorder

Is someone you know suffering from an addictive disorder? Are you stressed or depressed about his or her addition? Do you want to motivate your loved one to seek treatment and decrease your own stress? Jefferson’s Division of Substance Abuse in the Department of Psychiatry is currently offering enrollment in a family therapy service designed specifically for the friends and family of those suffering from a substance use disorder. Group and individual services are available and offered at flexible times.

For more information, please call 267-584-6240.

September 2019


FREE – (advanced registration)
Learning to Manage and Live with Diabetes
Looking for a simple way to learn more about managing diabetes? Do you have a smartphone, tablet or computer? Join our class online through video conferencing.

Dates: Mondays, Sept. 9, 16, and 23
Location: Online (Zoom Video Conference)
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

October 2019


Learning to Manage and Live with Diabetes (free)
A complete diabetes education series offered in three weekly classes. Learn facts about living with diabetes and how to control your blood sugar. Topics include monitoring blood sugar, medications, how to avoid diabetes complications and basic nutrition and meal planning tips.

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, and 16
Location: Morgan Conference Center
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.

Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

Jefferson Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Seminars (free)
Since 2008, Jefferson has successfully treated thousands of patients who used to be morbidly obese. Register to learn how our fully laparoscopic procedures can help you begin the journey to a healthier life. Speaker: Dr. Francesco Palazzo

Date: Monday, Oct. 21
Location: 1300 Wolf Street, 1st Floor
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

Breast Cancer Screening

(free to un-insured and under-insured women ages 35 to 65)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women ages 35 to 65 are encouraged to schedule their annual mammogram for their breast health. Jefferson Methodist Hospital has set aside this date for un-insured and under-insured women to get their mammogram at no cost. Sponsored by the Linda Creed Foundation.

Date: Friday, October 25
Location: Women’s Diagnostic Center
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register: Danielle Espositio at 215-952-9169

Early Detection of Lung Disease

Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Most lung cancers could be prevented because they are related to smoking (or secondhand smoke), or less often to exposure to radon or other environmental factors. Speak to experts in the field to learn about lung cancer prevention and our Lung Cancer Screening Program for information about early detection of lung disease.

Date: Friday, October 25
Location: Hospital Lobby
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register: Not required

“Save a Life” Blood Drive

A lifesaving blood donation takes less than an hour and benefits our patients. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 lbs. and present a photo ID. Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Jefferson Health – Navy Yard
Date: Tuesday, October 8
Location: 1st Floor, Pharmacy
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Register: 215-955-7791

Jefferson Methodist Hospital
Date: Tuesday, October 15
Location: Morgan Conference Room
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Register: 215-955-7791

Annual Children’s Pumpkin Carving (free)

Celebrate the season and join the South Broad Street Neighborhood Assocation as they sponsor their annual pumpkin carving event. Balloon sculpture will add to the fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Saturday, October 26
Location: Jefferson Methodist Hospital, Broad Street
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.

Register: Not required

November 2019 (save the date)


Seasonal Flu Immunization Clinic (free)

An annual seasonal flu immunization is recommended for everyone to protect your health and prevent the spread of flu to others.

Date: Friday, November 1
Location: Morgan Conference Room
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon, While supplies last.

Register: On-site. Walk-ins welcome. Must be 19 years or older.