Cordelian Club Gives Handmade Ornaments to JBR

The Cordelian Club presented a set of handmade ornaments to the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in November to decorate its Christmas tree and lobby.

The Cordelian Club has a 80+ year history of supporting the hospital, and once it was built in 1974, the nursing home, through fundraisers and charitable projects such as this one. Thank you to this dedicated group of ladies for bringing holiday cheer to our residents and employees!

Monthly Diabetic Support Group at BCH in 2019

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will coordinate monthly diabetes support group meetings for Type I and Type II diabetics and their loved ones in 2019.

Interested individuals are invited to participate in this group to share recipes, coupons and information about topics related to diabetes and health in a supportive and welcoming environment. The group will meet at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital on the first Monday of each month from 6-7 p.m. A Certified Diabetes Educator will facilitate the group, and meetings are free of charge. This group is part of the BCH diabetic education program, which is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Topics include: January, Diabetes Bingo; February, Gut Flora; March, Paleo Diet; April, Yoga; May, Asthma/COPD; June, Diabetes Jeopardy; July, Label Reading; August, Ketogenic Diet; September (closed for holiday); October, Paleo Diet; November, Laboratory Targets; December, Fasting.

For more information, call (716) 592-9643. Meetings will be canceled when Springville-Griffith Institute schools are closed for a snow day.

Information Session with BCH CEO Nils Gunnersen and Architecture Team

Join Bertrand Chaffee Hospital CEO Nils Gunnersen and representatives from the architecture firm that will design the new BCH Medical Arts Building on Tuesday, December 11 at 1 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center.

This will serve as an information session about the hospital and nursing home, and an introduction into the hospital’s exciting capital projects in 2019, including the construction of a new medical arts building. Feedback from patients and community members about this project is welcome.

BCH to Host “Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Lifestyle Change” Program in 2019

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is hosting a “Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Lifestyle Change” Program in 2019. These free weekly meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and begin on January 15.

Decrease your chances  of getting type 2 diabetes by participating in this program. If you have had a fasting blood glucose reading of 100-125 mg/dl or an A1C of 5.7-6.4 in the last year, you should consider this program. Other qualifying factors include a BMI of 24kg/m, a history of gestational diabetes, or scoring above a 9 on the prediabetes risk test. For more information about this FREE program, call (716) 592-9643.

 

Erie County – Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PDF) is a six-week educational program designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.

You will learn to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Better communicate your feelings
  • Balance your life
  • Increase your ability to make tough decisions
  • Locate helpful resources

The program consists of six, 2 ½ hour class sessions held weekly. Pre-registration is required.

Additional classes are being scheduled. For more information, or to register, contact:

Erie County Department of Senior Services at (716) 858-8526 or e-mail: caregiver@erie.gov

Date:       Tuesday Afternoons

November 6th – December 11th 2018

Time:        1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location:  Love Inc. Office

62 E. Main St., Springville, NY 14141

Cost:        $25.00*         (includes a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook)

*Full course cost is covered for Independent Health and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY members.

Class listing is also on our website at: www2.erie.gov/seniorservices

Co-sponsored by The University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions and the Erie County Caregiver Coalition.

 

Springville Kiwanis and the Kiwanis Aktion Club Deliver Decorations for Halloween to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital

Margaret Chapman and Kelsey Clark (pictured) of the Springville Kiwanis presented an assortment of Halloween decorations for Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s acute care and emergency depa   rtment patients on October 23. These crafts were assembled by the Kiwanis Aktion Club, a service leadership program for adults with disabilities.

Internationally, there are more than 12,000 members. Each club is led by members and has programs and resources designed to help adults with disabilities get the most out of the experience.

There are adult volunteers and staff who support each club’s success at the local, regional and international levels. Chapman and Clark are volunteers with the local Aktion chapter, which draws from Eden, Gowanda, North Collins, Springville, Arcade, Cattaraugus, East Concord, Holland and Glenwood. Their group of 51 members put together these crafts as a service project to brighten the spirits of hospital patients during the Halloween season. For more information about the Kiwanis or its Aktion Club, please contact Margaret Chapman at pfc8488@gmail.com or (716-697-4631).

maurices of Springville Basket Raffle

The employees at maurices of Springville coordinated a basket raffle to support the BCH Foundation and our mammography services as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Baskets are on display in the BCH lobby until Friday, October 26 around noon. The drawing will take place at maurices on October 29 after 5 p.m.

In addition to the baskets on display, MRC Disposal of Springville has offered local delivery of a 10-foot dumpster (value, $350). Those blue tickets are $10 each. All other baskets are $2 for 3 tickets or $5 for 10 tickets. Purchase at the BCH front desk.

Prediabetes Program at BCH

Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death & disability in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is an avoidable condition.

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is coordinating a Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (PT2) program, facilitated by a certified diabetes educator and a registered nurse, both whom are certified prediabetes lifestyle coaches.

Studies indicate that graduates who successfully complete the one-year education and support program can prevent or delay the risk for developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.

Who should consider this program? The CDC estimates that over 33% of adults have prediabetes. Persons with a diagnosis of prediabetes, impaired fasting blood glucose, have a history of gestational diabetes, have are overweight (have a BMI greater than 24) are at risk for type 2 diabetes, or score of 9 or more on the prediabetes screening test [https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/pdf/prediabetestest.pdf].
How can I register? Call (716) 592-9643. We are currently taking registration for a Thursday class to start July 5th at 1 p.m. The first six months, participants meet weekly and after that, monthly meetings will help keep you on track. Additional classes will be scheduled to meet patient demand. If you cannot attend on Thursday afternoon, call and we will inquire of the best day and time for future classes.

Details and Cost: The PT2 program is covered by many insurances without a co-pay and always by Medicare. When calling to register, additional information on insurance coverage will be available. Classes will be offered on different days and times when at least five persons are able to start a new class. Peer-support is an important part of the success of this program, so patients are unable to jump into classes that already exist.

Drug Disposal Box at BCH 

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital has installed a drug disposal drop off box in its Emergency Department Waiting Room. Members of the public can use this service to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications in a safe and secure manner.

The box is accessible 24/7, and is monitored by security cameras. “This is one more way to keep drugs out of our water supply and out of the hands of children,” said Heather Hodson, PharmD, pharmacy department director. “We encourage our patients and area residents to clear out unused and expired pills, tablets, liquids, ointments and eye drops regularly from their cabinets and drawers.”

Although medications are accepted, needles and medical supplies should not be disposed of through ths location. This box was made possible by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through its Pilot Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program.

Additional drop off boxes are available in Erie County at many local substations, including the ones in Springville and Boston.