Upcoming Classes at the UPMC Hamot Health Connection

Menopause, from Hot to Hotter!

Our nurse navigator will discuss the basics of menopause.  From what is happening physically, to how to deal emotionally.  This class is for those who are trying to understand the Change.

Tuesday, Jul. 24

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Instructor: Colleen Wallace, Health Navigator, RN, BSN

Location: Lincoln Education Center at UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital

Cost: $5


Cutting Loose! What Your Graduate Daughter Needs to Know Before She Goes Away to College

Some quality time for mothers and daughters sharing life’s little instruction book about living healthy on her own. It’s important for your daughter to know her health history, to become knowledgeable about her own wellness and to know what important checkups she’ll need before she leaves for college. 

Monday, Jul. 30

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Alice McGinnis, CRNP

Location: Presque Isle Women's Health, 5035 Peach Street

Cost: No charge


Another Menopausal Complaint: Vaginal Dryness

The longer we are in menopause the more likely we will have symptoms related to vaginal dryness. Come learn the non-hormonal and hormonal options that make you feel young again.

Thursday, Aug. 2

6 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Alice McGinnis, CRNP

Location:  Lincoln Education Center at UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital

Cost: $5

LUNCHTIME LEARNING SERIES - Make your lunchtime count!

All classes are from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. and are only $5! These classes are offered in the Lincoln Education Center at the UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital.


It’s Okay to Say “No!”

Learn how to set boundaries with family and friends and take care of yourself!

Thursday, Jul. 26

Instructor:  Susan Evans, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist


Everyday Habits and the Prevention of Cancer

Everyday choices play a role in our risk for developing cancer. Learn how to lower your risk for cancer using ten expert recommendations.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Instructor: Colleen Wallace, Health Navigator, RN, BSN


Calming the Back to School Jitters  

Heading back to school can raise anxiety levels. Learn how you and your child can prepare both emotionally and mentally for a healthy start to the school year.

Thursday, Aug. 9

Instructor: Susan Evans, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist


Packed School Lunches That Make the Grade!

Get ideas for school lunches that are a hit and good for them!

Monday, Aug. 6       6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Janet Chrostowski, RD

Location: Lincoln Education Center at UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital

Cost: $10


Cooking 101 – Cooking Terms Made Simple

Not sure what to do when the recipe calls for julianne strips, how to braise, sauté, or fold? Learn these basic cooking techniques and more during this demonstration class.  You will have a chance to sample all recipes made during the class.

Thursday, Aug. 9        6 to 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Sandra Luthringer, RD

Location: Super Suppers, 5042 Peach Street

Cost: $15



(For Adults and Kids 5 Years and Older)

A one-on-one counseling service with one of our Registered Dietitians to help address your specific needs to adopt a healthier lifestyle that’s right for you. Please call 814-877-6145 to make an appointment.


Cost: $60 for initial consult, $35 for follow-up consults, no charge to eligible Highmark and Gateway. 

Health Connection, 118 E. Second Street, Erie, PA      814-877-6145

To register you can call the Health Connection office, 814-877-6145, press 4.

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