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6 Weeks to a Healthier You® series - part of the Healthy Harbor initiative

Register buttonDates: January 18 – (Overview) Make Your Health Last as Long as Your Life
January 26 – (Diet) Eating Healthy in a World
February 2 - (Exercise) Move it or Lose It
February 9 – (Stress) Take A Load Off Your Heart
February 22 – (Family Health) Raising Fit Kids in a Fast World
March 2 – (Cooking) Healthy Cooking at Home
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, AV
7700 Skansie Avenue
Gig Harbor, WA 98335-8309

Cost: $59 per person (includes all sessions; does not include biometric testing)

Registration: Online reservations and payment or contact Chrystal Delphia at

PiscatellaThe 6 Weeks to a Healthier You® program is designed to improve your overall health. Participants are given tools to implement and sustain healthy lifestyle habits with measurable results. The program, consisting of one session per week for six weeks, and offers six critical wellness topics such as diet, exercise, and stress management. Participants receive a text, workbook. Biometric testing is required prior to and after the six-week sessions. Joe Piscatella, program author and facilitator, delivers all six sessions and incorporates CHI Franciscan Health physicians, and registered dietitians as content experts in several sessions.

About the presenter: Joe Piscatella is president of the Institute for Fitness and Health. He is the author of 16 books, has hosted three PBS television specials and has been a "guest expert" on WebMD. Joe has also served as a non-medical member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) expert panel on Cardiac Rehabilitation. He designs and facilitates 6 Weeks to a Healthier You®, a community wellness program.

Register buttonTreatment Options for Tremor: When Medication Isn’t Enough
Katelan Longfellow, MD and Anthony Harris, MD

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Franciscan Medical Building at St. Joseph Conference Room
1608 South J Street
2nd Floor
Tacoma, WA 98405

Cost: Free

Registration: Register online or call toll-free 1-888-825-3227. Seating is limited and registration is required.

If tremors are keeping you from performing activities of daily living or the hobbies you love, it might be time to consider minimally invasive surgical options such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and Gamma Knife. Attend our free, expert talk to learn more.

Neurologist Katelan Longfellow, MD and Anthony Harris, MD, will discuss available surgical treatments for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, the recovery process and more.

Register buttonIs It Time to Consider Joint Replacement Surgery?
Erin Moyer, MD

Date: Erin Moyer, MDWednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Location: Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale
The Orthopaedic Center at Harrison
Orchid Room
1800 Northwest Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA 98383

Cost: Free

Registration: Register online or call toll-free 1-888-825-3227. Seating is limited and registration is required.

If joint pain is keeping you from the sports and fitness activities you enjoy, this free talk could get you back in the action. Erin Moyer, MD, will discuss treatment options ranging from minimally invasive hip surgery to total and partial knee replacement. His personalized approach takes into consideration each patient’s unique needs and expectations for orthopedic surgery. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Register buttonA Time to Laugh - St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary Comedy Night

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
Location: Emerald Queen Casino
5700 Pacific Highway East
Fife, WA 98424

Cost: $65

Registration: Register online or call toll-free 1-888-825-3227. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Join the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary for their annual fundraiser. This year they will be hosting a comedy night at the Emerald Queen Casino, with feature guest Brad Upton.