Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Department and Sullivan County Public Health, in conjunction with New Hope Community, will host a 7-week, 8 session ‘Freedom from Smoking’ Workshop from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The sessions will begin on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, and end on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, with one additional class to be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The workshop will be held at New Hope Community located at 5 Community Lane in Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759. The workshop is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 1-855-321-2762.

The American Lung Association’s ‘Freedom from Smoking’ Workshop is a smoking cessation program designed to help participants overcome tobacco addiction so they can enjoy the benefits of better health, extra money in their pocket and healthier relationships. The series will be facilitated by Lisa Ryman, RN-BC, CRN, CCAP; Catskill Regional Medical Center.

Diagnostic Imaging and Cathie Paci, BS, Ed; Sullivan County Public Health Services Public Health Educator & Rural Health Network Coordinator. Ongoing support and counseling are vital if participants are going to be successful in maintaining their freedom from smoking.

By the end of the workshop, participants will know how to prepare for Quit Day, manage stress better, avoid weight gain and develop a new self-image. As an incentive to attend all 8 sessions, participants will be qualified to receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (lozenges & gum) valued at approximately $50.

For more information about the workshop, contact Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Manager, Elyse Carroll, BSRC, RRT, CTTS, at 845-333-2015. To register for the workshop, please call 1-855-321-2762.