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Education for Healthy Living

Fairfield Medical Center’s community education seminars offer an opportunity to connect with healthcare providers, learn more about wellness, and ask the experts about tips for disease management and prevention. These sessions are free of charge and designed with you in mind.

Each Seminar Features:

  • Guest speakers, including specialists and primary care providers
  • Health and wellness screening tools
  • Education on popular health topics to inspire positive outcomes

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Upcoming Seminars

Health encompasses more than the physical body. While living well includes managing diseases with the help of your healthcare providers, it also includes adopting healthy habits and nurturing your mind. Because these pieces of wellness are interconnected, Fairfield Medical Center’s community education seminars are designed to address all aspects of health, including medical education and lifestyle tips.

All sessions will be hosted at FMC’s River Valley Campus
2384 N. Memorial Dr., Lancaster

Women Generations

Saturday, April 30
10:30 a.m.-noon

Brandie Herdlitzka, CNP, will share pertinent information about screenings, conditions commonly affecting women of all ages, and answer questions from the audience.

Physical therapist Christina Bond, PT, will also offer guidance on women’s health therapy, including how to strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor, leading to control and confidence in your everyday life.

Registration Closed

Tuesday, May 17
4-5:30 p.m.

Neurologist Dr. Wayne Gordon will explain common signs and symptoms of stroke, and electrophysiologist Dr. Michael Reinig will educate attendees on the relationship between atrial fibrillation (AFib) and increased risk for this medical emergency.

As a stroke survivor living with Afib, Lancaster resident Terri Garrett will share her story with the audience. Since the night of her stroke in 2013 to present day, Terri has been an advocate for awareness and recovery.

Guests will be also invited to participate in a group exercise class led by wellness instructor Shelley Gavin. These tips to get moving are accessible to individuals of all fitness levels and can protect you from heart disease and stroke.

Registration Closed

Thursday, June 30
2-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Dylan Ekstrand will talk about symptoms of new onset or uncontrolled diabetes and the importance of regulating blood sugar for improved health.

Registered nurse and program coordinator of FMC’s Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program Stephanie VanHorn will offer tips for appropriate meal planning and eating habits.

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Healthy Mind and Body How Self-Care Promotes Holistic Wellness

Saturday, Aug. 6
10:30 a.m.-noon

Being holistically healthy means caring for your mind and body. Psychologist Dr. Kimberly Kohli will help guests develop a better understanding of mental health, discuss symptoms of depression and anxiety, and address the importance of practicing self-care.

Orthopedic and sports medicine provider Dr. Nicole Sabatina will provide education about the benefits of physical activity and how adopting exercise as a form of self-care can help you create a happier body and brain.


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The Heart of the Matter Nurturing a Healthier Heart

Tuesday, Sept. 13
2-3 p.m.

Your heart health matters.

Interventional cardiologists Dr. John Lazarus and Dr. Andrew Stiff will discuss the importance of preventing disease, understanding and addressing cardiac symptoms, and how you can best treat and manage conditions of the heart.

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Put Your Best Fork Forward General Nutrition and Weight Management

Thursday, Oct. 6
6-7 p.m.

Bodies are complex, and maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging.

Registered dietitian Emily Schmelzer will share education about how nutrition can influence our health and provide useful tips for building better eating habits. Bariatric program coordinator Bethany Smith, PA, will discuss additional factors that can impact our weight and management techniques beyond diet and exercise.

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Tuesday, Oct. 18
2-3 p.m.

Is your joint pain limiting your daily activities? Join us to learn about pain relieving strategies.

Our team can get you back to doing the activities you enjoy. Board certified orthopedic surgeon Jordan Bonier, DO, MS, will discuss: tips for maintaining healthy joints, joint arthritis, non-surgical treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, total and partial joint replacement.


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More community education seminars will be added soon. Check back later to plan your next session!

Get Involved Share Your Ideas

We want to hear from you! Your time is valuable and being engaged and interested in a discussion allows you to get the most out of each seminar. Let us know what conditions, treatments and topics you’d like to know more about.

For example, you may include conditions, specialties, treatments and health management techniques that are of interest to you.

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Healthy Habits: A Balanced Diet

At every life stage, our diet is vital to our overall health and well-being. A healthy diet can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and types of cancer such as breast and colorectal. It can also increase bone health and muscle strength, and help you lose weight. Having a healthy dietary pattern doesn’t just happen overnight – it takes dedication to achieve and maintain.

Healthy Habits: Embracing Exercise

There is never a bad time to set a new goal or ease back into a fitness regimen for your physical and mental wellbeing.

Healthy Habits: Drinking Water

Improve your hydration and health by making smart choices – like avoiding sugary beverages – and incorporating these tips into your day.

Healthy Habits: Improving Sleep

We all know that exercise is important, but did you know that sleep is also crucial to living a healthy life?

Healthy Habits: Immune-Boosting Vitamins

Vitamins play a vital role in keeping our bodies, and our immune systems, functioning at their finest. Learn more about immune-boosting nutrients and where to find them.

Group of people for screening
Healthy Habits: Screenings at Every Age

No matter your age, routine screenings are an important part of monitoring and managing your health.

Healthy Habits: Achieving Goals

Change is a process, and meeting our goals can take a lot of work. Learn more about how you can stay positive and on track to success through kindness and smart planning.

Healthy Habits: Beating the Heat

It’s no secret that the summer heat can be brutal. While infants, the elderly and those with health conditions are most at risk for negative effects, even the young and healthy can be impacted. Learn how to stay safe and healthy this season.

Healthy Habits: Managing Screen Time

The “focus” of this article is on digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams. Learn more about protecting your eyes and managing digital screen usage while at home or work.

Healthy Habits: Put Your Best Fork Forward

It’s a great time to remember that eating right doesn’t have to be complicated— simply begin to shift to healthier food and beverage choices.

Healthy Habits: Rise and Shine

The key to waking up feeling refreshed and well-rested is understanding – and managing – your “internal alarm clock,” or circadian rhythm. Learn more about how you can become more of “morning person.”

Healthy Habits: Safety First

Keeping an eye out for hazards can help you identify and avoid them before an injury occurs. Looking at the world through this safety lens can help you protect yourself and those around you. Read on to learn more about common dangers and pitfalls – and how to avoid them.

Healthy Habits: Smart Shopping

Healthy decisions start at home, and planning ahead can improve your health while saving you time and money. Learn more about meal planning and smart grocery shopping here.