October Virtual Events from Northern Westchester Hospital & the Center for Healthy Living

A cooking class exploring the important connection between genetics and breast health for Latina women in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage month and Breast Cancer Awareness month and part two of a three-part cooking series for reducing disease risk are October’s featured programs offered by Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and the Center for Healthy Living. Other virtual events to help people feel better and get healthier include a class for participants ages 16+ to learn adult and child CPR and a Wellness Wednesday on calming walking and sensory practices.

Located next to the Whole Foods Market at Chappaqua Crossing, the Center for Healthy Living supports health and wellness through education, health resources, diverse programing and referrals. For a full list of upcoming free events and registration, visit Eventbrite.com. All programs are currently offered virtually. 


Recetas Saludables: Cook & Learn About Genetics and Breast Health

Wednesday, October 6, noon – 1 pm, live over Zoom

Cost: Free

Did you know Hispanic women are less likely to get screened for breast cancer? As a result, many Latinas experience a lower survivorship rate due to being detected at a later stage. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sitting down with Genetic Counselor Charlene Schulz, who will highlight the important connection between genetics and breast health. Registered Dietitian, Amy Rosenfeld, will demonstrate a healthy Sancocho recipe for you and your family to enjoy. Our experts will make sure you have all the ingredients necessary for optimal breast health.

Register at: Recetas Saludables: Cook & Learn About Genetics and Breast Health

Cooking for Reducing Disease Risk, Part 2: Cancer

Thursday, October 21, noon – 1 pm, live over Zoom

Cost: Free

Reducing your risk for chronic disease starts in the kitchen. The foods we eat and prepare for ourselves and our families can be nourishing, satisfying and healthy. Join Northern Westchester Hospital Registered Dietitian, Amy Rosenfeld, for an informative virtual cooking series. Attendees will learn how to put the nutritional recommendations from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and the American Diabetes Association into action. Learn how to prepare nutritious, delicious meals that reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Register at:   Cooking for Reducing Disease Risk, Part 2: Cancer

Chair Yoga
Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 11 am – Noon, live over Zoom

Cost: Free
Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, adapting poses through the creative use of a chair. Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and taking things at your own pace. This workshop is led by Toni Russo, MS, RN AHN-BC, RYT-220, a leader on NWH’s Integrative Medicine Team.

Register at:   Chair Yoga

Smoking Cessation
Tuesdays, October 5, 13, and 19, 6 – 7 pm, live over Microsoft Teams
Cost: Free

Cigarettes are one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. We know it’s challenging to quit, and we are here to help. This support group is facilitated by a NWH respiratory therapist. For more information, contact NWHSmokingCessation@northwell.edu or call (914) 666-1868.

Register at:   Smoking Cessation

Friends and Family CPR

Thursday, October 14, 6:30 – 9 pm, live over Zoom

Cost: $30

Friends and Family CPR teaches lifesaving skills. American Heart Association instructors will show you how to perform adult and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and treatment of choking with videos and hands-on demonstration. This class is for participants ages 16+.
Register at:   Friends and Family CPR

Wellness Wednesdays – Calming Walking and Sensory Practices with Licensed Clinical Social Worker Rachel Merchan

Wednesday, October 27, 11 – 11:30 am, by phone.

Cost: Free

This month’s Wellness Wednesday will focus on adding calming sensory practices into a routine walk, while connecting with nature and engaging in light exercise. In the last 10 minutes of the program, licensed clinical social worker, Rachel Merchan, will explore how sensory engagement can enhance our stress relief and allow for moments of calm reflection.

Register at the link below or simply dial 1-929-436-2866 to join the program.

  • When prompted, enter the Webinar ID 994 8502 3594, followed by the # sign.
  • You will hear music until the program starts promptly at 11 am.
  • There is a 100-person limit for this webinar.

Register at:   https://nwhwellnesswednesday.eventbrite.com

About Northern Westchester Hospital

Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), a member of Northwell Health, provides quality, patient-centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 650 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment. NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high-quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For more information, please visit www.nwh.northwell.edu and connect with us on Facebook.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 76,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.