Health Education Programs

Hanover Hospital Community Health Programs include the following educational programs and services:

Diabetes Education Consultants

Individual counseling sessions through the Diabetes Education Department. For more information, call (717) 316-2118.

The Diabetes Puzzle

A diabetes management course. Pre registration is required. For cost or additional information, call (717) 316-2118.

Maternity Classes

Click here for more detailed information about classes specific to new moms and their families.

Breastfeeding Support

During your stay, your nurses and lactation consultants are available to teach you how to get started with breastfeeding. After discharge, our lactation consultants, maternity staff, nurse midwives and your physicians are available if you have any questions or concerns about breastfeeding. Call (717) 316-2262 for more information.

Infant Massage Class

Infant massage provides mothers and fathers with an opportunity to deepen the bond with their new child. Private training over three sessions will include massage oil, informational handouts, and your own personal infant massage book. Call (717) 316-7337 for more information.

Preparing for Childbirth Course & Refresher Course

This class teaches a woman who is expecting how to identify the signs of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, birth methods and important facts about nutrition. Pre-registration is necessary. For cost and information call (717) 316-2996.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

This program has a volunteer lay leader model program through MaineHealth’s Partnership for Healthy Aging. It emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants will learn the following: to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing physical activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Who should attend: anyone concerned about falls, anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, anyone who has fallen in the past, and anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns. This class is offered in 4 or 8-week sessions at various locations. For more information, please call (717) 316-2443.

Personalized Individual Nutrition Counseling

For individuals who wish to lose or maintain weight, or modify eating behavior for other health-related reasons. Counseling provided by registered dietitian. For cost and information, call (717) 316-2263 or (717) 316-2138.

Tobacco Cessation

For information about tobacco use and various options on how to quit, visit our tobacco cessation pages or call (717) 316-7894.