News from December 2016

Springville Elementary Students’ Coins Add up for BCH 

Over the course of a week in November, students at Springville Elementary School (SES) collected pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday, dimes on Wednesday and quarters on Thursday to raise more than $275 for more than 30 new books that will be donated to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and its Little Free Library. Mr. Noeson’s fifth grade class collected the most change at $57.08, and helped the SES Parent Teacher Association (PTA) select the books.

Students in Mr. Noeson’s class chose a terrific set of book titles that will be enjoyed by patients and visitors for years to come. We appreciate having students and organizations give back to our hospital in such meaningful ways!

Both BCH and SES have Little Free Libraries at their entrances, providing space for a constantly revolving selection of books and magazines. Books from this project will be placed in the Little Free Library and in patient waiting areas. Thank you to the SES students and the SES PTA for coordinating this amazing community giving effort!

BCH Diabetes Support Group Calendar for 2017

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will coordinate monthly diabetic support group meetings for Type I and Type II diabetics and their loved ones in 2017.

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.

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

The topic for the first meeting of the year on January 2 is Sugar Substitutes. Suggested monthly topics going forward include: February 6, The Diabetic Eye; March 6, Label Reading; April 3, Long-term Risks (film); May 1, Diabetic Sharps; June 5, Herbs and Vitamins; July 3, Alcohol; August 7, The Diabetic Foot; September (closed for holiday); October 2, Being Active (film); November 6, Holiday Eating; December 4, New Year’s Resolutions.