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Published on August 26, 2013

LifeSteps Program to be Held at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     Dotti Kruppo, Director Community Relations                            607-865-2409

September is often the time of new beginnings. Is this the time when you wanted to start making positive lifestyle changes?  Would you like to be able to manage your weight more effectively?  If so, please plan to attend the informational meeting about the Lifesteps®Weight Management program on Monday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the UHS Primary Care Center in Walton. This program, offered by UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, will be facilitated by Cathy McLachlan, certified dietitian-nutritionist.

The Lifesteps® Weight Management program is for people who are ready to change behaviors that prevent weight loss.  It is not like other programs in that it recognizes that people are unique, with different eating and exercise habits, weight loss goals and daily schedules. 

Participants tailor the ten-week program to fit their needs.  They meet for an hour, once each week where they share their experiences and learn tips for dealing with weight management and preventing relapses.

Ms. McLachlan stated, “UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is offering this program again because of the success community members have had with it in the past.”  She invited everyone interested to attend the free informational meeting on September 16.  “At that meeting, we will discuss the program and also will poll the potential participants to see when the most convenient day and time will be to hold the 10-week program.  I also urge anyone who is interested but cannot attend this informational meeting to call me to learn more. There is a minimum number of participants necessary to make this an effective program.”  

For more information about the Lifesteps® program, contact Cathy McLachlan, certified dietitian-nutritionist at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital at 607-865-2159.

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is a 25-bed facility based in Walton and offering diagnostic and treatment services, acute care and 24-hour emergency care. The hospital is a member of UHS, a locally-owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and health care system serving the greater Binghamton area from more than 60 locations around New York's Southern Tier.

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