SLCH September Community Education Calendar Set

SLCH September Community Education Calendar Set


St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) welcomes fall with another busy month of community education and outreach opportunities. The September docket includes a variety of topics and locations throughout the Hudson Valley 

The SLCH Diabetes Management program is schedule for the first events of the month. Our certified diabetes educators will be available at the Cornwall campus for office hours from 1-5 p.m., on Tuesday, September 5 and September 19. Office hours at the Newburgh campus are set for 3-6 p.m., on Thursday, September 7, September 22 and September 29. Office hour visits are by appointment only. There is a diabetes support group meeting at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, September 8 at the Cornwall campus. For more information, or to schedule a time with a diabetes educator, call (845) 568-2878 or 568-2190.

In addition, there are three opportunities to enroll in the SLCH Diabetes Lifestyle Lessons Self-Management program. An eight-hour, one-day option is available on Saturday, September 9 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Part I of the program will be held Saturday, September 23 from 1-5 p.m. with Part II following on Saturday, September 30 from 1-5 p.m. To enroll in the program, please call (845) 458-4000. For more information on the SLCH Diabetes Lifestyle Lessons program, visit

Dr. Margarita Kogan of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Medical Group will present the first seminar of the month on Thursday, September 14. Dr. Kogan will speak at Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community in Goshen about the causes and effects of prescription opioid abuse in the senior population, including who is at risk, which medications are addictive, the signs and symptom, and opioid abuses’ effect on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. A free buffet dinner beginning at 6 p.m. is included. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (845) 360-1469.

Dr. Esteban Cuartas hits the lecture circuit on Thursday, September 21 with a free presentation on the symptoms, treatment and prevention of many common back and spine issues. The Howland Public Library in Beacon will host the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. To register, visi t or call (845) 784-3849.  

The location shifts to the Cornwall Public Library on Friday, September 22. Dr. Henry Greenblatt, a board certified dermatologist, will give a free seminar on the importance of performing skin self-exams and what to do if you find a concern. The presentation begins at 1 p.m.  No advance registration is necessary.

SLCH is a sponsor of the 8th Annual Premier Cares Foundation Prostate Cancer Walk on Saturday, September 23. This year’s walk will begin on the Poughkeepsie side of the Walkway Over the Hudson. For more information, go to

The busy week continues at the Cornwall Fall Festival on Sunday, September 24. Located on Main Street in Cornwall, the annual event runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., featuring food, live entertainment, vendors, and much more. 

The seminar schedule resumes back at the Cornwall Library on Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. Dr. Cameron Budenz of the SLCH Balance Center and Dr. Anita Bhola of the SLCH Center for Sleep Medicine will present a free seminar on balance and fall prevention, along with the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. No registration is necessary.

September’s activities wrap up on Thursday, September 28 at the annual Newburgh Wellness Fair at Kaplan Hall located on the SUNY Orange campus. The public event begins at 10 a.m., and concludes at 2 p.m.  

For more information on how to schedule a health and wellness presentation with a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital staff, please contact Brian Gunning at (845) 784-3849 or A full description of the different programs can be found at

About St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH is also recognized as an industry leader in using information technology to improve patient care, by winning the Most Wired Award for the second year in a row. In January 2016, SLCH officially partnered with Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents.