Cooley Dickinson Community Pulse none
  Fall/Winter 2012
In This Issue
A New Knee, a New Life
Joint Center Earns
Orthopedic Awards
More Lives Saved at CDH
A New Way to Care for You, Improve Health
’Tis the Season for
Need a PCP? Amherst Medical Welcomes You
Honoring Compassionate,
Respectful Care
Get Well Stay Well

Get Well Stay Well


A Calendar of Community Events
To register, visit the Classes and Events page and search
for the class by name.

Help for Knees and Hips
December 6, 10 am
Learn the common causes of hip and knee pain and treatments, including conservative, alternative, and surgical options. Taught by Anne Ridabock, RN, BS, charge nurse of the Joint Replacement Center. Following the session, tours of the Joint Replacement Center will be offered.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Amherst
Orientation Sessions: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 9–11 am or Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9–11 am

Cooley Dickinson Hospital offers a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program designed to help participants change their
relationships to stressful thoughts and events.

Through eight weekly, 2 1/2-hour classes and a workshop, participants learn three meditation techniques that train the mind to return to the present moment. The program fee is $400; space is limited. To qualify, attend one free orientation session and bring a nonrefundable deposit of $40 made payable to Cooley Dickinson Hospital. For more information, visit or call 582-2400.

Classes will be held Wednesdays, Jan. 23 through March 13, 9 - 11:30 am.

Beyond Birth Support Group
Weekly on Thursday, 1–2 pm

Appropriate for parents of babies up to 4 months old. A parent education specialist facilitates the group, answers questions, and helps participants get to know each other. All are welcome no matter where you gave birth.

Caregivers Support Group
Weekly on Thursday, 4–5 pm
Conference Room D

This support group is designed to support those people who are taking care of others. Free and open to all. For more information, call Bruce at 582-2722.

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