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December 1, 2016, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center
Featuring more than 30 venders with a variety of handmade crafts, this event benefits programs enhancing the lives of residents of M.M. Ewing, a 178-bed, skilled-nursing facility.
December 2, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame
Following the pre-performance reception featuring "Dickensian delights, from Fezziwig's party," Kim Tenreiro will give a special performance of his acclaimed one-man enactment of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Proceeds benefitting the Breast Health Patient Navigation Program at the Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Breast Imaging Center operated by UR Medicine's Thompson Health in Canandaigua. Tickets are available at Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame or by contacting hosts Rob or Carole Lillis at 585-394-5811.
December 4, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Birthing Center
Thompson offers a one-hour class for children who will soon have a baby brother or sister born at Thompson. Developed for 3- to 10-year-olds, the class includes a tour of the hospital's Birthing Center, a "visit" with a newborn, a video about changes to expect, and more. Parents are required to stay in attendance.
December 5, 2016, 7:00 PM
A minimum donation of $5 designates a light in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Visit www.ThompsonHealth.com/Tree or call 585-396-6155 for more information. Refreshments will be served immediately following the tree-lighting ceremony.
December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
This group, facilitated by Linda Rowsick, RD, CD-N, is for people who are considering or preparing for bariatric surgery, as well as for those who have had bariatric surgery. Also welcome are those who struggle with issues concerning their weight if interested in the planned topic. Support persons are welcome. This month, the topic is "Happy Holidays!" Call 585-396-6285 with any questions about the group.
December 6, 2016, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Ferris Hills at West Lake or Clark Meadows at Ferris Hills on Thursdays 1-3:30pm
This stress reduction program is for people with ongoing illness or other sources of chronic stress. The Rev. Dr. Richard McCaughey and certified holistic stress management instructor Jennifer Klein focus on wholeness of mind, body and spirit through the reshaping of thoughts, emotions and stress responses. Please not that the Tuesday evening class will not meet on Nov. 22, and the Thursday afternoon class will not meet on Nov. 24.
December 7, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Thompson Conference Center, Ground Floor
Join instructor Rick Lynch of the Finger Lakes Yoga Center for a gentle mind-body workout. Call 585-396-6111 for information and to register.
December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn how to prepare yourself for this type of elective surgery, covering topics such as getting your home ready, beginning an exercise program and more. Nancy Buerman, clinical coordinator of physical therapy at Thompson Health, facilitates this program.
December 7, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
TOPS is a national non-profit weight loss group. The first half-hour is dedicated to weigh-ins and the second half to information, sharing and group discussion. TOPS member Nancy Perri facilitates the group.
December 8, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Thompson Conference Center, Ground Floor
This group is sponsored by Thompson's Cardiac Rehabilitation Department and the American College of Cardiology's CardioSmart initiative. This month, the topic is "Non-Invasive Cardiac Testing," presented by Mark Boskow and Sandy Brokaw of the Cardiology Department at Thompson. For information, call 585-396-6253.
December 8, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sands Cancer Center
This group, open to anyone who has experienced a loss due to death, is facilitated by Sands Cancer Center Coordinator Deborah Wiepert, LMSW, and Eileen Alven, coordinator of chaplain's volunteers within Thompson Health. Call 585-396-6780 for more information.
December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Sands Cancer Center
This group is for people caring for or about a seriously or chronically ill family member, and is facilitated by Sands Cancer Center Coordinator Deborah Wiepert, LMSW. Call 585-396-6780 for more information.
December 13, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ OB Classroom
This educational and social gathering is for first-time mothers and their babies. Carrie Hartman, RN, BSN, and Courtney Phillips, RN, lactation consultant, will be available to answer questions about breastfeeding and parenting. Meetings are open to all women regardless of where the baby was born. This month's topic is "Baby's First Shoes." Call 585-396-6497 for more information.
December 13, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
This program, for kids undergoing surgery and their families, includes a tour of the Surgical Care Center, Operating Room and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, followed by a question/answer session. Call 585-396-6231 to schedule a tour.
December 14, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Thompson Conference Center, Ground Floor
December 14, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ RG&E Room, Ground Floor (Pines), M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center
This group is open to individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, their loved ones and anyone who is interested in learning more about life with traumatic brain injury. Allison Eaton, MSW, community integration counselor for Happiness House, facilitates the group. Call 585-507-7002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
December 14, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Thompson Health Sleep Disorders Center
This group, hosted by Thompson's Sleep Disorders Center, provides education, support and tools to help individuals manage sleep apnea. Meetings are held in the Lakeside Professional Park across from the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center. Family members are welcome. For information, call 585-396-6483.
December 14, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
December 20, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
This support group meets every other month and welcomes all looking for support in dealing with types of lymphedema. Those attending the meetings are welcome to share their experiences with lymphedema, including forms of treatment and therapy. The group is facilitated by Angela Kiklowicz, a Thompson Health occupational therapist and licensed massage therapist who is certified in Complete Decongestive Therapy for the treatment of lymphedema. This month, the topic is "Compression Alternatives and Options." For more information, call 585-396-6050.
December 21, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Thompson Conference Center, Ground Floor
December 21, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Brands Breast Imaging Center, Suite 103(enter through drive for 229 Parrish Street)
This group provides support and education to women with breast cancer. Your support person is welcome. Jennifer Klein, MA, certified holistic stress management instructor, facilitates the group. For more information, call Klein at 585-394-3302.
December 27, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
December 28, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM