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Staying in Touch events

We’re here to help you stay connected and informed during this challenging time. Join our Staying in Touch events to hear about how to stay healthy, manage stress, be active, and connect with your community—all from the comfort of your home.

Hosted by experts on preventive medicine, mental health, and other specialties
Stay for all or part of these 15- to 20-minute events
Ask questions and learn from answers to other participants

Upcoming Event: March 9

Are you critical of yourself or doubt your abilities? Think positive! Suzan Clark, Program Director at UPMC Health Plan, will share techniques you can use to turn your negative thoughts into positive thinking. She’ll also share resources that can help you create and maintain a positive, optimistic attitude.

Harnessing the power of positive thinking

Upcoming Event: March 23

We often think self-care is selfish, but it’s worth prioritizing. Suzan Clark, Program Director at UPMC Health Plan, will talk about what good self-care means and why it’s important to put your care first. She’ll also provide some simple steps you can take to start living your best life.

It’s not selfish; it’s self-care

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Practicing Gratitude

Yes, it’s true. Gratitude can produce happiness! Find out how practicing gratitude can help improve relationships, increase happiness, and reduce feelings of anxiety or depression.

Using mindfulness to overcome negativity

Are you truly mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences? Learn what mindfulness means, how it can positively impact your life, and how you can start practicing it every day.

Making the most of your time at home

Spending too much time alone can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. That’s why we have some tips to help you make the most out of your time at home.

COVID-19 Vaccine

With a COVID-19 vaccine now approved, you probably have many questions about what’s next. We can help!

Veteran Appreciation – Providing support to those who served

UPMC Health Plan thanks you for your service! We teamed up with Veterans Breakfast Club, a nonprofit organization that offers virtual storytelling programs for veterans, to host a special Staying in Touch event.

Medicare 101

Now more than ever, it’s important to understand your health insurance and how it works. But Medicare can be confusing. We can help!

Using our online health care tools

We want to make it easy for you to get the health care and information you need, when you need it. That’s why we’ve created easy-to-use, online tools that can help you manage your health.

Get the preventive care you need and get rewarded

Keeping up with your preventive care is important to maintaining your health and wellness. That’s why UPMC for Life members can get rewarded for getting the preventive care they need.

Thriving Through Back to School

Back to school has a different meaning this year and comes with an entirely new set of challenges for kids and parents.

Personal counseling through UPMC AnywhereCare

Adjusting to changes in daily life caused by COVID-19 can be hard. We understand that sometimes you just need to talk to someone face-to-face.

Exercise as medicine

If you have arthritis, you may by relying on pain medication to help relieve your symptoms. But you don’t always need medication to treat joint pain.

Understanding your bone health

Osteoporosis affects more than half of the U.S. population and is often overlooked and untreated.

Do I still need a flu shot?

For months, the news has been focused on COVID-19, which means you’ve probably not been thinking about the flu.

Advance care planning

No matter your age, a medical crisis could leave you too sick to make your own health care choices.

The facts about colon cancer screenings

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., but it doesn’t have to be. Early detection can save lives.

How to better understand your health care

Understanding your health care isn’t always easy. That’s why we have a team dedicated to working with your doctors and community to help coordinate your care!

How water keeps you healthy

No matter your age or activity level, hydration plays a key role in your health and nutrition.

UPMC Prescription for Wellness

Do you want to improve your health or better manage a health condition? UPMC Prescription for Wellness can help!

Managing high blood pressure

High blood pressure can often lead to serious health problems, so the best way to protect yourself is to know the risks and make healthy changes.

Living with diabetes

Understanding what diabetes means for your health and the best ways to take care of yourself can make all the difference.

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Are you one of the many adults who don’t sleep well? If so, you may be putting your health at risk.

Your preventive care needs

Even during uncertain times, it’s important to continue to make your health a priority.

Caring for Kids

It’s important to help children adjust to the changes in daily life caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Creating a New Normal That Works for You

Now more than ever, it’s important to create new routines to help adjust during this challenging time.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

A SilverSneakers® health and fitness representative will walk through different exercises you can do from the comfort of your home.

Resources in Your Community

Utilities, food, housing, transportation, child and elder care, medication, home improvement—help is near right where you live.

Finding your Strength, Recovery, and Resources

Alcohol and substance abuse can impact your overall health.

Taking Care of Each Other

Caregivers provide care to family members or loved ones in many ways.

Staying Connected From Home

Now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to stay connected to your family, friends, and health care providers.

How to Cope with Depression

Protecting your mental health enhances your physical health and immunity.

Food as Medicine

Healthy eating can prevent, treat, and reverse common medical conditions. It can even add years to your life!

Resolving Family Conflicts

Social isolation and stress can affect your family relationships. Learn how families can positively communicate, assign roles, and create routines that help your family to thrive.

Staying Active at Home

There is no better way to boost your mood and reduce stress than by staying active – and we have some at-home ideas for you.

How to Handle Stress

Everyone handles stress differently, and some methods of handling stress are more effective than others.