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livingwell and the Nutrition Clinic will help employees manage their numbers

In conjunction with livingwell, the hospital's health and wellness initiative, the Nutrition Clinic will offer employees a new class called: Don't Break Your Heart. The class is offered on both campuses and will help employees understand and improve the numbers they learned when they participated in the Know Your Numbers health screening last summer. Four half-hour classes will cover how to improve cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index with healthy diet and exercise habits.

Classes on the York Street Campus will be held at 55 Park Street on Monday, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 at noon. To sign up, employees should contact Ellen Liskov, clinical dietitian, Nutrition Clinic, at ellen.liskov@ynhh.org Classes on the SRC will be held in the Cronin lobby conference room on Monday, January 27, 2 pm; Tuesday, February 4, 10:30 am; Thursday, February 13, 2 pm; and Tuesday, February 18, 10:30 am. To sign up, employees should contact Katherine Duffy, clinical dietitian, Heart and Vascular Center Take Heart Program, at katherine. duffy@ynhh.org.


Mutual Respect issues a Call for Shawls

The Mutual Respect Committee has issued a hospitalwide Call for Shawls. Employees who knit or crochet may answer the call by creating shawls or blankets that will be donated to adult YNHH patients.

Employees may also donate shawls, blankets or throws as well as skeins of yarn for others to use for knitting. All materials created or donated should be new and nonwool. Employees may drop off donations at Spiritual Care in the Hunter Building, Room 507, or on the SRC at the Chapel Office Suite or call to arrange drop off with: Maria Batick, BA, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, 688-2176; Andy Orefice, program coordinator, Community and Government Relations, 688-5671; or Tina Jennings, supervisor, Volunteer Services, 789-3480.

The Call for Shawls drive runs through Friday, Feb. 28.