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Baystate Health Senior Class

Become Part of Our Free Health and Wellness Program

Baystate Health Senior Class is a free program dedicated to improving health and wellness for our members. We offer this program exclusively to people 55 and older.

Senior Class Benefits

When you join Senior Class, you’ll receive a membership packet that contains your membership card and detailed information about the benefits of your membership. Those benefits include:

Questions or Additional Information

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Oh, My Aching Knee!, April 14, 2022

Oh, My Aching Knee!

Knee pain is a common complaint that can happen at any age but as we age arthritis, injury, or both can limit our activity when we need to keep moving.Join Dr. Colin Cooper, orthopedic surgeon, New England Orthopedic Surgeons (NEOS), for a discussion about when to know if knee pain is serious, the many treatments, and how to keep the knees pain and injury free. There will be time for questions and answers.


Heart & Vascular Lecture Series, February 2022

Watch one or all four of the Heart Health Month series.

Heart and Soul of Heart Disease

Adam Stern, MD – Cardiologist
Rabbi Ken Hahn – Baystate Spiritual Services
What can be done to reduce the risk of heart disease? Join Dr. Adam Stern, cardiologist, Baystate Cardiology, for a discussion about the latest research for prevention including diet, exercise, stress reduction, blood pressure and more. The conversation continues with Rabbi Ken Hahn, Baystate Spiritual Services, about the power of spirituality in healing, and mindfulness to de-stress the heart.

Today’s Open Heart Surgery

Daniel Engelman, MD – Cardiac Surgeon

Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN – Nurse Coordinator

Join Dr. Daniel Engelman, cardiac surgeon, Baystate Cardiac Surgery, Professor of Surgery, UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate, and Cheryl Crisafi, Nurse Coordinator, Baystate Cardiology, for a discussion about the use of technology to improve the patient experience surrounding open heart surgery.

Women and Heart Disease

Sabeen Chaudry, MD – Cardiologist
There is an assumption that heart disease primarily impacts men but in fact is the number one killer of women. Heart disease doesn’t affect all women alike. Women face unique risks, warning signs and symptoms. Join Dr. Sabeen Chaudry, cardiologist, Baystate Heart & Vascular Program, for a discussion about the misconceptions about heart disease and heart attack symptoms in women, the impact of stress, and the many ways to stay heart healthy.

Leg Cramping, Could It Be PAD or PVD?

Stuart Blackwood, MD – Vascular Surgeon
There are many reasons for leg cramping but it could be Peripheral Arterial Disease, (PAD), or Peripheral Vascular Disease, (PVD), common circulatory problems in which narrowed arteries and veins reduce blood flow to the limbs. Join Dr. Stuart Blackwood, vascular surgeon, Baystate Vascular Services, for a discussion about PAD & PVD, the signs and symptoms such as leg pain, the causes, tests for diagnosis and the ways to keep arteries and veins healthy.



The Burning Facts About Skin Cancer and Melanoma, Aug. 12, 2021

A beautiful sunny day lying on the beach, being outside while gardening, hiking, swimming, and more is time well spent and so good for our health. But when is it too much? Join Dr. Richard Arenas, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Baystate Surgical Oncology & Breast Specialists, for a discussion about skin cancer facts, myths debunked, how to reduce risk, the different types of skin cancers, and symptoms, with focus on melanoma and how skin cancers are diagnosed and treated.

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The Balancing Act – Recorded Virtual Event, July 28, 2021

Do you have a fear of falling? Have you ever been told you are slightly off balance? Learn how to prevent falls from our experts at Baystate Rehabilitation Care: Nancy Densmore, PTA; Michelle Lantaigne, OT; Baystate Medical Center Injury Prevention Program’s Ida Konderwicz, RN, BSN; and Danyel Adams, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Baystate Medical Center. The discussion will include instructions for safe exercises to improve balance, information about the injuries that can result from a fall, modifications for the home, and common medications that can impact falls.


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Weight Loss Seminar, July 13, 2021

There are a lot of us struggling with weight control. More than a third of adults in America are obese and obesity is linked to more than 60 chronic diseases. Join Dr. John Romanelli, general and bariatric surgeon, medical director, bariatric and robotic surgery, chief, Division of General Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, and Professor of Surgery, UMass Chan-Baystate, for a discussion about obesity, BMI, the multidisciplinary steps for a weight management program such as diet plans, lifestyle, behavioral treatment, medications, as well as when and how bariatric surgery is performed.

John R. Romanelli, MD
Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Professor of Surgery, UMass Chan-Baystate

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Who Will Speak for You? – Virtual Event Recording, May 24, 2021

Dr. Maura Brennan discusses advanced care planning. Learn more.

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Stroke Advancements When 911 Is Called – Virtual Event Recording, May 20, 2021

Dr. E. Jesus Duffis discusses advances in emergency stroke care.

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Stroke Facts From the Neurologist – Virtual Event Recording, April 20, 2021

Dr. Rajiv Padmanabhan, Department of Neurology, Baystate Health, discusses stroke. Learn more about stroke.

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The Art of Aging: A Prescription for Mind and Body – Virtual Event Recording, April 14, 2021

According to Dr. Catherine Sanderson, Chair of the Psychology Department at Amherst College and author of “The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity,” what we think and how we feel about aging can have a significant impact on how we actually age. In this virtual talk from Baystate Health Senior Class, Dr. Sanderson shares tips for aging well.

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Sleepless Nights, Drowsy Days, March 24, 2021

Baystate Medical Center Sleep Medicine specialist Dr. Muhammad Ali Syed discusses sleep studies and offers tips on getting a better night's sleep. Learn more about sleep medicine at Baystate Health.

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