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HealthLink Programs

HealthLink FREE seminar series is an initiative of Upstate Medical University bringing health information and education to you and your family at no cost. That’s right! FREE Health Information.

  • Palliative Care, Planning in Advance, and Respecting Choices
    4/9/2015 5:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Patricia Lippincott Knox, MS, FNP, ACHPN, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Upstate Medical University

    Would your loved ones know what your healthcare wishes were if you could not speak for yourself? Learn why it is important to plan in advance and how to complete the appropriate documents for you and your loved ones.

    Program 5-6pm; Staff available 6-7PM to help complete Health Care Proxy documents.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (8 week session $40-cash or check only )
    4/20/2015 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    Led by: Genoa Wilson

    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. (8 week session for $40-cash or check only )

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Keeping in Alignment with the Digital World
    4/20/2015 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenters: Terry Clark, PT, Lynn Wiegand, PT, Kathy Rake, OTR, Beth Colbert, OTR, and Chris Ross PT, Upstate Medical University

    With the more popular use of cell phones and other electronic devices, neck and spine pain is growing more common. Learn how to keep your spine in alignment and lessen and prevent the pain associated with repetitive use of these devices in this "stay connected" world.

    Online Registration
    Location: Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St.
  • Quit smoking for Good! Smoking Cessation
    4/21/2015 12:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Quit Smoking for Good- and for FREE!-Sponsored by the Advocates of Upstate Medical University

    If you need a little extra help with your New Year’s resolution to kick the habit for good, join us for some extra support! Make the transition to a new, healthier, smoke-free you! Learn how to set yourself up for success. Get a personalized quit plan; learn about medications, NY Smoker’s Quitline, stress management, and relapse prevention. Space limited. Registration required.

    Tuesday April 28th through May 19th 12noon- 1pm

    Presenter: Cynthia Cary Woods, RRT, CPFT, CTTS, Director,
    Smoking Cessation Program, Upstate Medical University

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program ($40 for 8 week session; cash or check only).
    4/22/2015 5:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Led by: Genoa Wilson

    The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is designed to help those with joint and/or muscle impairment improve strength, range of motion, body awareness, flexibility, endurance, and mobility for better quality of life. ($40 for 8 week session; cash or check only).

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • The Latest Guidelines for Women's health (Women's Health Network)
    4/23/2015 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH, Director of Upstate Midwifery and Gynecology, Upstate Medical University

    How do you know what needs to be done at your woman's annual exam? Do you need the same testing as women younger or older than you? Learn about the latest guidelines, so you know what to expect at any age.

    Online Registration
    Location: The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (8 week session $40-cash or check only )
    4/27/2015 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    Led by: Genoa Wilson

    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. (8 week session for $40-cash or check only )

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics
    4/27/2015 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Melinda Sobrado, Associate Program Director Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter

    If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program will discuss the difference between normal aging and dementia, explores how the brain works, defines dementia and its stages, explains the importance of clinical trials, and gives an overview of the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. In collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, CNYChapter.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Quit smoking for Good! Smoking Cessation
    4/28/2015 12:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Quit Smoking for Good- and for FREE!-Sponsored by the Advocates of Upstate Medical University

    If you need a little extra help with your New Year’s resolution to kick the habit for good, join us for some extra support! Make the transition to a new, healthier, smoke-free you! Learn how to set yourself up for success. Get a personalized quit plan; learn about medications, NY Smoker’s Quitline, stress management, and relapse prevention. Space limited. Registration required.

    Tuesday April 28th through May 19th 12noon- 1pm

    Presenter: Cynthia Cary Woods, RRT, CPFT, CTTS, Director,
    Smoking Cessation Program, Upstate Medical University

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program ($40 for 8 week session; cash or check only).
    4/29/2015 5:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Led by: Genoa Wilson

    The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is designed to help those with joint and/or muscle impairment improve strength, range of motion, body awareness, flexibility, endurance, and mobility for better quality of life. ($40 for 8 week session; cash or check only).

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)

Foundation for Upstate Medical University Events

    Team Upstate Events

    • Mystery, Malt and Merlot
      4/17/2015 6:00pm: Team Upstate Events
      Save the date - Friday, April 17, 2015, for craft beers and wine tasting, dinner, live and silent auctions and a mystery to solve. Event will be held at The Oncenter.

      The Advocates are thrilled to announce the SUNY Perinatal Center will be this year's key recipient. The Perinatal Center provides maternity care and delivery services for women with high-risk pregnancies within a 13 county region in Central and Northern New York. The Center serves over 16,000 women annually.
      Location: OnCenter, Syracuse NY
    • Strikes Against Stroke
      5/1/2015 5:00pm: Team Upstate Events
      Bowling event to benefit the Upstate University Hospital Stroke Fund.

      Location: Flamingo Bowl, Rte 57 Liverpool

    Additional Upstate Events

    • Heart Walk/ Run 2015
      3/28/2015 8:00am: Special Events

      A 1–3 mile, non-competitive walk around OCC with all intersections safely guarded for enjoyable family fun (rain or shine). A run component is available as well, to benefit the American Heart Association's fight against Heart Disease and Stroke, America's #1 & #3 killers.

      Upstate has been a proud sponsor of the Heart Walk for many years, and Team Upstate was one of the top overall fundraising teams since 2007. Upstate's cardiovascular research program has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Heart Walk proceeds over the years.

      Location: Onondaga Community College
    • Public Health Week
      4/5/2015 All day: Special Events
      Celebrate PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK APRIL 5 - 10. All events are free & open to the public
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    • Public Health Week
      4/6/2015 All day: Special Events
      Celebrate PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK APRIL 5 - 10. All events are free & open to the public
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    • Public Health Week
      4/7/2015 All day: Special Events
      Celebrate PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK APRIL 5 - 10. All events are free & open to the public
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    • Public Health Week
      4/8/2015 All day: Special Events
      Celebrate PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK APRIL 5 - 10. All events are free & open to the public
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    • Public Health Week
      4/9/2015 All day: Special Events
      Celebrate PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK APRIL 5 - 10. All events are free & open to the public
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    • Public Health Week
      4/10/2015 All day: Special Events
      Celebrate PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK APRIL 5 - 10. All events are free & open to the public
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    • Good Samaritan 5K Run/ Walk
      4/11/2015 9:00am: Special Events
      Come and be part of the 2nd Annual Good Samaritan 5K Run/Walk;a faith-based family event taking place on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool, NY. Our goal is to encourage volunteering and to provide additional funding for Christian Health Service of Syracuse (CHSOS), a not-for-profit medical facility at 3200 Burnet Ave. in Syracuse. CHSOS has already served thousands of people in the community by providing affordable, primary healthcare coupled with the love of Jesus Christ in prayer to uninsured patients, low insurance patients, and to those with Medicaid.

      We believe no one should have to be turned away from receiving proper healthcare. In order to increase the capacity of uninsured patients presently served, surplus income is needed in order to take on an additional provider, hire new staff, recruit volunteers, and extend the hours of operation. All proceeds from the Good Samaritan 5K Run/Walk will help to ensure that quality healthcare continues to be provided at CHSOS to those who cannot afford the medical attention they need.

      The event will host a 5K race that is geared for both runners and walkers of all levels beginning at 10am. Race registration is $25.00/per person. Children 12 and under are free. Participants should register online at GoodSamaritanRun.org. (Register by March 11th to receive a long sleeve, moisture-wicking race shirt!) Participants will also receive a nice swag bag full of goodies. Pre-Packet pickup will take place at Fleet Feet in Dewitt on Friday, April 10th from 11am to 6pm. The 5K (or 3.2 mile) course is USAT certified. Yellow Jacket Timing will be in charge of the data entry and timing services.

      This year’s event will begin with a “Kids’ Samaritan Sprint” at 9:30am; a quick loop for kids ages 5-12, around the event area and through the Finish Chute, prior to the Good Samaritan 5K Run/Walk beginning at 10am. There will also be a brand new division of the race called the “Buddy Wheelchair Racers” which will allow people of any age with disabilities to participate with an attendant for one registration fee. Refreshments and bottled water will be available to race participants after the race. Inspirational music, vendors, entertainment, and concession stands will be on site at the event from 9am to 12pm. Following the race, there will be an award ceremony for the top 3 male and female finishers as well as the top 3 finalists in different age brackets.

      Companies may make tax-deductible contributions to The Good Samaritan 5K Run/Walk for Christian Health Service of Syracuse. Space is also available for vendors who would like to be part of the event. Monetary gifts may also be sent there or sent by check payable to Christian Health Service of Syracuse, attn: Good Samaritan Run 3200 Burnet Ave. Syracuse, NY 13206.

      Your participation in The Good Samaritan 5K Run/Walk will go a long way to ensure that helping our neighbors in need continues to be possible. Come on out and be sure to support this event!

      Location: Longbranch Park, Liverpool, NY
    • Donate Life Opening Ceremony
      4/15/2015 11:00am: Special Events

      April is......National Donate Life Month


      Join us in celebration of National Organ Donor Awareness Month. Organ donation is, literally, a matter of life and death.


      Wednesday, April 15, 2015
      Opening Cceremony is 11 am - noon at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital Room 11405

      Festivities will be at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital Performance Center from 12 pm - 2:30 pm.

      'A Taste of CNY'
      Silent Auction*
      Opportunity to enroll in the the NYS Donate Life Organ Eye and Tissue Donor Network

      *To donate an auction item, contact Susan Rainbow before before April 6 at rainbows@upstate.edu.

      Staff & Visitors are invited to enroll in the NY State Donate Life.


      Location: Golisano Childrens Hospital
    • Relay for Life
      4/18/2015 6:00pm: Special Events


      Upstate Medical University students have joined the American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer, a nationwide collaboration dedicated to eliminating cancer. The Upstate chapter is participating in the local Relay for Life in the Carrier Dome. Because cancer never sleeps, team members will take turns all night long walking around the football field inside the Carrier Dome.

      Upstate's teams have raised several thousand dollars at the past five Relays.

      Location: Carrier Dome 900 Irving Ave Syracuse, NY 13244