Healthlink Seminar Calendar

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.

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis Program (8 week session for $40-cash or check only )
    5/30/2016 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    Tai Chi for Arthritis
    Mons. at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6.
    Held at HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse
    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. $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    Space is limited; call 464-8668 to register.Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis Program (8 week session for $40-cash or check only )
    6/6/2016 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    Tai Chi for Arthritis
    Mons. at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6.
    Held at HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse
    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. $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    Space is limited; call 464-8668 to register.Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Peripheral Artery Disease: At risk?
    6/6/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Michael Costanza, MD, Assoc. Professor of Surgery,Upstate Medical University

    Many dismiss leg pain as a normal sign of aging. Could it be Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)? Symptoms include painful muscle cramping in the hips,thighs or calves when walking, climbing stairs or exercising. Learn about diagnosis, treatments and FREE screenings.Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Heroin & Emerging Drugs of Abuse
    6/13/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Michele Caliva, RN, CSPI, Admin. Director, Upstate NY Poison Control Center, Triage and Transfer
    Center, Upstate Medical University

    Heroin use and heroin related deaths are increasingly prevalent. Learn the reasons behind the increase, how to recognize signs of abuse, and what to do if you suspect someone you love is using drugs.
    Online Registration
    Location: Marcellus Free Library, 32 Maple St., Marcellus
  • Zika Virus
    6/16/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Mark Polhemus, MD, Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Infectious Disease, Upstate Medical University

    The number of Zika cases among travelers visiting or returning to the U.S. will likely increase. Learn how Zika virus spreads and what this may mean for CNY.
    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Project AWARE: Mental Health First Aid
    6/20/2016 9:00am: Community Education Programs
    Project Aware Laurie Best from the Office of Mental Health
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is funding a program called Project AWARE. Specifically, The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Hutchings Psychiatric Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University have been awarded a $375,000 three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the training of a diverse group of adults in Mental Health First Aid [MHFA]. The program will collaborate with community partners to improve mental health literacy in youth-serving organizations, specifically youth between the ages of 16-25 years.

    The specific goals of the program are to:

    1.) Improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma about mental illness in the community
    2.) Improve community capacity to respond to the behavioral health needs of transitional age youth
    3.) Promote early help-seeking behavior among transitional age youth to reduce rates of suicide, substance use and homelessness
    4.) Reduce disengagement among transitional age youth arising from the strong distinctions among child, youth and adult services.

    Class attendees must be 18 years of age or older and work with transitional age youth (16-25 years of age). This program is not for professionals in the mental health field.
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Alternatives to Joint Replacement
    6/20/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Emil Azer, MD, Asst. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Upstate Medical University

    Younger people with hip arthritis can learn about causes and treatments to relieve joint pain.
    Online Registration
    Location: Liverpool Public Library. 310 Tulip Street Liverpool
  • Project AWARE: Mental Health First Aid
    6/21/2016 9:00am: Community Education Programs
    Project Aware Laurie Best from the Office of Mental Health
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is funding a program called Project AWARE. Specifically, The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Hutchings Psychiatric Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University have been awarded a $375,000 three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the training of a diverse group of adults in Mental Health First Aid [MHFA]. The program will collaborate with community partners to improve mental health literacy in youth-serving organizations, specifically youth between the ages of 16-25 years.

    The specific goals of the program are to:

    1.) Improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma about mental illness in the community
    2.) Improve community capacity to respond to the behavioral health needs of transitional age youth
    3.) Promote early help-seeking behavior among transitional age youth to reduce rates of suicide, substance use and homelessness
    4.) Reduce disengagement among transitional age youth arising from the strong distinctions among child, youth and adult services.

    Class attendees must be 18 years of age or older and work with transitional age youth (16-25 years of age). This program is not for professionals in the mental health field.
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Project AWARE: Mental Health First Aid
    6/27/2016 9:00am: Community Education Programs
    Project Aware Laurie Best from the Office of Mental Health
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is funding a program called Project AWARE. Specifically, The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Hutchings Psychiatric Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University have been awarded a $375,000 three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the training of a diverse group of adults in Mental Health First Aid [MHFA]. The program will collaborate with community partners to improve mental health literacy in youth-serving organizations, specifically youth between the ages of 16-25 years.

    The specific goals of the program are to:

    1.) Improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma about mental illness in the community
    2.) Improve community capacity to respond to the behavioral health needs of transitional age youth
    3.) Promote early help-seeking behavior among transitional age youth to reduce rates of suicide, substance use and homelessness
    4.) Reduce disengagement among transitional age youth arising from the strong distinctions among child, youth and adult services.

    Class attendees must be 18 years of age or older and work with transitional age youth (16-25 years of age). This program is not for professionals in the mental health field.
    Location: South West Community Center (SWCC), 401 South Ave Syracuse NY 13204
  • HealthLink’s Summer Series at the Sherwood.
    6/27/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    TOPIC ONE: Total Shoulder Replacement & Rotator Cuff Problems

    Presenter: Kevin Setter, MD, Assoc. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery; Board Certified, Fellowship Trained in Shoulder & Elbow; Chief, Shoulder & Elbow Division, Upstate Orthopedics, Upstate Medical University, Upstate Community Campus Orthopedics

    TOPIC TWO: Maintaining a Healthy Spine

    Presenter: Warren E. Wulff, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon; Partner, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, Upstate Community Campus Orthopedics

    Join us for the kick off evening of HealthLink’s Summer Series at the Sherwood. Attend this two-part seminar and learn about shoulder pain and ways to keep your spine healthy.
    Online Registration
    Location: Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St, Skaneateles

Foundation for Upstate Medical University Events

  • Paige's Butterfly Run
    6/4/2016 7:00am: Events
    5K certified & timed run, 3K fun run/walk, caterpillar crawl. Proceeds benefit the Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.
    Location: Federal Building
  • Upstate Open Golf Tournament
    7/22/2016 7:00pm: Events
    29th Annual Upstate Open. Combine your passion for golf and helping patients and families cared for at Upstate University Hospital. Morning or afternoon tee times available. Foursomes only please.
    Location: Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville

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