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.

 

BCH Women’s Association Bake Sale

Join the BCH Women’s Association Bake Sale on Friday, November 16 across from the Gift Shop in the hospital. The event starts at 9 a.m., with proceeds benefiting BCH and JBR.

Cookies, breads, cupcakes, pies, brownies and other tasty treats.

Healthy Eating: Tailgate Edition

Dietitian Kyle Schwan and Certified Diabetic Educator Kathleen Hebdon, RN from Bertrand Chaffee Hospital presented to a group at the Concord Senior Center about healthy eating with a tailgate theme for fall on Wednesday, October 24.

The group was able to sample from cauliflower “chicken” wings, potato skins and a veggie tray, all prepared with healthy portions and healthier ingredients in mind.

Tips from the presentation included:

  • Use a mix of 50/50 ground beef and ground turkey instead of all beef. Turkey is a leaner meat.
  • Instead of sausage, try grilled chicken or bean burgers, and instead of a large roll, substitute smaller slider-size rolls for variety.
  • Dips can be made from yogurt, low-fat sour cream, cottage cheese, hummus and even creamy tofu.
  • Try whole grain options for chips and breads.
  • Arrange fruit and vegetables into colorful and creative arrangements.

Interest for another, similar event was strong, so look for information about future presentations in 2019.

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.

 

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.

Simple Summer Picnic Fare: Recipes

Thanks to all who joined us at the Simple Summer Picnic Fare session at the Concord Senior Center.

Recipes

Healthy Picnic Tips

A special thanks to our Dietary Team and Diabetes Education Team for preparing, presenting and serving these tasty snacks.

Based on feedback from the event, we will plan another, similar food demonstration this fall.

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.

Preventative Care for Diabetes Presentation at the Concord Senior Center

At the invitation of SCENe, the Springville Concord Elder Network, Kathleen Hebdon, RN, BSN, CDE presented a talk on preventative care in diabetes to a group at the Concord Senior Center on Friday, April 20.

The attendees had answers to their specific questions about diabetes risks, management and preventative actions they can take to reduce the risk of diabetes complications.

This presentation was part of SCENe’s University Express series, which continues through the summer. SCENe is part of the Healthy Community Alliance, a nonprofit rural health network based in Gowanda and serving residents in parts of Chautauqua, Erie, Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties.