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Past Seminars

Container Gardening and Healthy Living, May

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Debra Moon and Regina Maust.  Penn State Master Gardeners showed attendees about soil, light, feeding and watering requirements as well as choosing the right plants for your container. Somerset Hospital dietitian Sarah Deist and Elena Gary talked about benefits of using herbs and vegetables in summertime meals. Elena is pictured here with Sara Deist. 
Her Planting 

Comments from Our Guests

  • Loved getting a free plant.
  • Learned to use proper soil and why it matters
  • Herb planting activity was beneficial
  • Mint tea was great
  • Received blight information and importance of drainage
  • Elena Gary was informative
Herb planting activity was beneficial.  This was a hands on program with participants taking home a free plant.  

Cut the Stress Out of Your Life, February

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Sara Deist, left, and Cristy Pritts. Favors for our"Cut the Stress in Your Life" participants.  

Comments from Our Guests

  • Enjoyed the stress relief exercises.
  • Very informative, friendly atmosphere.
  • Relaxation techniques are useful.
  • I liked the interactive nature of the program.
  •  Enjoyed the interaction with the group, very pleasant.
  • I enjoyed the class.
We had a great turnout for our "Cut the Stress in Your Life," despite the February weather.    

Caregiving for Aging Parents, January

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Sara Deist, center, with speakers Melissa Miller (left) and Kimberly Kramer (right)  

Comments from Our Guests

  • Interactions with other guests and group discussion was interesting and informative
  • Enjoyed interaction with other participants with different points of views and alternatives.
  • Very informative and was able to interject what I had experienced with patient care.
  • Questions asked, responses, and group discussion were all helpful.

Personal Safety, October

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Instructor demonstrates self-defense moves Kelly Barron with the instructor

Attendees practice techniques

Comments from Our Guests

  • The instructor was very good.
  • She demonstrated each move
  • I enjoyed learning techniques.
  • I enjoyed all the self-defense moves.
  • Demonstrations are better than lectures!

Little Hands in the Kitchen, September

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Instructor involves the kids in preparation Instructor shows kids how to make dishes

Kids with the instructor

Comments from Our Guests

  • Great learning how to use veggies in easy, fast dishes.
  • Made it appealing to the kids.
  • Geared toward the children.
  • Children very involved in hands-on program.
  • Instructor was upbeat and friendly, keeping kids involved.
  • Easy-to-make recipes.

Your Health Insurance Shop at the Senior Expo, July

On July 29th, Your Health Insurance Shop had an informational booth at the Senior Expo at the Somerset Area Senior High School.

The expo is intended to educated, entertain and provide health benefits.  Christy and Kelly from Your Health Insurance Shop were on hand to talk with attendees.

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your health insurance shop yhis booth at senior expo

Grilling for Health, June

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Emily Korns – Presenter Glenn E. Miller, Jr and Presenter Emily Korns speaking with guests 

Emily Korns with Guests

Comments from Our Guests

  • Friendly atmosphere.
  • We liked the food and the location of the facility.
  • I liked the new recipes, demonstration, being able to taste then .
  • Nice to have it at the Country Club even though we had light rain.
  • Very Nice Program , thank you.
  • Classes are always informative and enjoyable.
  • Enjoyed Emily's fun approach to topic.


Safety in the Sun, May

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Your Health Insurance Shop kicked off the summer by hosting  a wellness seminar on Safety in the Sun. The well-attended workshop  held at Lorelei's Bed and Breakfast was presented in partnership with Somerset Hospital.  WJAC TV Channel 6 covered the event and interviewed Somerset Hospital Community Connection Coordinator Sarah Deist who presented an excellent program on skin cancer and sunscreen.

Comments from Our Guests

  • Practical knowledge
  • I always learn something new and always good information
  • I learned things to be aware of
  • Tammy's hints on a safe summer and Sarah's on sun
  • Learned about heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Presenter Sarah Deist, on left, with WJAC reporter
Melanie Gillespie

Show Your Heart Some Love Seminar, February

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Dr. Pradeep Nair, Cardiologist at Somerset Hospital, gives ideas on how to lower cholesterol. Participants listen intently as Dr. Nair shares his knowledge and expertise.

Comments from Our Guests

  • Dr. Nair was very informative.
  • Both Dr. Nair and Jill Fox did a fabulous job, both answered questions very well
  • They gave us practical ways to help lower your cholesterol
  • Loved Dr. Nair's presentation, he gave us so much information and explained it well
Jill Fox, RN and Manager of the Cardiopulmonary
Rehabilitation Department at Somerset Hospital, answers
questions from the seminar attendees.

Choose to Eat Well Seminar, January

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Participants at the January seminar were able to sample a healthy Barley Pilaf recipe demonstrated by Registered Dietitian Emily Korn.  January's Wellness seminar, Choose to Eat Well, was so popular, a second session had to be added. Participants enjoyed the relaxed setting at Lorelei's Bed and Breakfast learning about nutrition, energy management, portion size and reading labels.

Comments from Our Guests

  • Very informative and I have previously participated in classes, but I learned new things tonight.
  • Guest speaker was knowledgeable, very friendly group leaders.  An enjoyable evening.
  • Emily covered all phases of eating right and healthy, answered all questions, and cooked a delicious barley dish
  • Enjoyed the overall program, loved the new recipe, would enjoy trying more. 
Emily Korn, RD  is shown standing, during the second session
of Choose to Eat Well. Participants gave rave reviews of the
program commenting,

Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar

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Alicia Formica (far right) invited her mother (Gayle Formica, center) and cousin (Olivia Leventry, left) to share in this important health message for women.   Each participant received a complimentary bag full of gifts from Your Health Insurance Shop, Somerset Hospital and gift certificates to The Georgian Inn of Somerset and Angellito's Hair Co & Spa.  

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