July 2021


Smoking and Tobacco
Cessation Group


We understand that quitting smoking (and other forms of tobacco)
is essential to good health and crucial to cancer prevention—but
also extremely difficult. To help provide guidance and support,
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is offering a Smoking Cessation
Group Program. An individual intake appointment will be scheduled
prior to the first group session. After the intake appointment, a Zoom
meeting invite will be sent to the individual.

Date: Mondays, July 5 and 19
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration: Call 215.955.1800

Childbirth Education Classes


Jefferson OB/GYN recognizes that navigating pregnancy during
the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for our patients. We are
offering weekly Zoom Sessions for pregnant women to discuss
pregnancy topics, including what prenatal care looks like during
the pandemic, labor and delivery and breast feeding. Contact
215.955.5000 for any questions regarding these classes.

Date: Mondays, July 12, 19, 26
Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To Join: Log on at zoom.us and select “Join a Meeting.”
Meeting ID is 542-831-4255

Bariatric Surgery Seminar


Since 2008. Jefferson has successfully treated hundreds of patients
who used to be morbidly obese, and has earned designation as a
Center of Excellence from the American Society for Metabolic &
Bariatric Surgery. Register for this seminar to learn how our fully
laparoscopic procedures can help you begin the journey to a healthier
life. Speakers include Dr. Francesco Palazzo, Courtney Foley, CRNP.
and Samantha Eckardt, RD

Date: Monday, July 19
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Registration: Go to JeffersonHealth.org/BariatricSeminar

In-Person Bereavement Support POSTPONED

Although in-person support groups are postponed due to Covid-19, support groups are offered online by Zoom. We also encourage anyone who may be interested in joining in the future, to contact the Pastoral Care staff at Jefferson Methodist Hospital. We can be of service and gather your information for future in-person sessions. Call: 215.952.9547


Ongoing Classes


Due to COVID-19, our in-person group sessions are postponed until further notice.


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.


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.