May 17, 2021


Extraordinary healthy

Free virtual events at NWH’s Center for Healthy Living

An expert panel on current treatments for knee, shoulder and hip pain is a featured program this February at Northern Westchester Hospital’s (NWH) Center for Healthy Living. Other free, virtual classes to help people feel better, get healthier, and have more fun include chair yoga, smoking cessation, self-care for the caregiver; Wellness Wednesday (focus on Heart Health), and a cooking club for kids during the February school break.

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 All programs are offered virtually.


Oh My Aching Body!

Monday, February 22, 5 to 6 pm, live over Zoom

Some knee, shoulder or hip pain may be normal, but some pain can be long lasting and require joint replacement surgery. A panel of NWH’s leading orthopedic surgeons will discuss the latest treatments; surgical and non-surgical treatment options, who is a candidate for joint replacement and living an active life post-replacement. Presenters include Dr. Victor Khabie, Dr. Evan Karas, Dr. Joel Buchalter and Dr. Evan Hawkins.

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Monday, February 1, 8, and 22, 11 am to Noon, live over Zoom

One of the gentlest forms of yoga, chair yoga adapts yoga positions and poses using a chair for support during standing and balancing poses, allowing for greater stability. Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and taking things at your own pace. Chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical condition; beginners welcome. Toni Russo, MS, RN AHN-BC, RYT-220, a leader in NWH’s Integrative Medicine Team will lead the workshop.

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Smoking Cessation:

Thursday, February 4, Wednesday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 16

6 to 7 pm live over Microsoft Teams

Smoking cigarettes is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. A NWH respiratory therapist will facilitate this online video support group. For specific information, contact [email protected] or call (914) 666-1868.

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Self-Care for the Caregiver:

Thursday, February 11, 7 to 8 pm, live over Zoom

Caring for loved ones can be both meaningful and challenging. NWH associate director of Behavioral Health Dr. Suma Srisaila, and social worker and health educator Rachel Merchan, LCSW will discuss how to prioritize self-care while maintaining supportive care giving; addressing challenges during the pandemic; and effective strategies to maintain mental wellness.

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Kids in the Kitchen – February Break Cooking Club

Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18, 2 to 3pm live over Zoom

If you have a child who loves to cook and is looking for an activity over the February break, Amy Rosenfeld, a registered dietician at the Center for Healthy Living, will lead a fun and educational, two-part cooking club. Participants will learn about nutrition through an interactive trivia game, while practicing healthy cooking techniques and fundamentals. Choose one class or both. Recipes are provided ahead of time so you can cook along together.

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Wellness Wednesdays – A Phone Conference Series

Last Wednesday of every month, by phone. Wednesday, February 24, 11:00-11:30AM.

Topic of the Month: Heart Health with Craig Basman, M.D., FACC, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Structural Heart Disease. Grab a snack & a cup of tea -join us for a monthly phone conference series all about health. Dial in every month to hear the latest information from clinicians & health experts.

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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 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, nearly 800 outpatient facilities and more than 14,200 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 72,000 employees – 17,000-plus nurses and 4,500 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 and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.