For Immediate Release
Date: August 26, 2005
Contact: Marjorie Schneider, 845-279-5711, Ext. 3007
Putnam Hospital Center To Offer Series of Free Parenting Classes September 10th
On Saturday, September 10th, Putnam Hospital Centerís maternity department will offer a series of free parenting classes in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel.
Included in the series will be a Baby Boot Camp (from 10 am to noon), an interactive class geared for new or adoptive parents either before or after delivery that reviews basic newborn care issues and helps parents set realistic expectations for their baby's first few months; a Sibling Class (from 8 to 9 am), open to youngsters three years of age and older, designed to ease the transition of becoming a big brother or sister; a Grandparenting Class (from 9 to 10 am), which discusses the changes that have occurred in childcare since the grandparents raised their children; and a class on Pets and the Newborn (from 12 noon to 1 pm) that offers tips on how to introduce your pet to the newborn in the home.
Class sizes are limited and there is no fee for any of the courses, however, registration is required. For information and to register, please call the Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center at 845-279-5711, Ext. 2518.