Introducing the New St. Francis PrimeTime Program

St. Francis Hospital is focusing on helping people 50 and older live healthier longer lives by reviving the hospital’s PrimeTime program. The program, which was originally launched in 2007 as PrimeTime Seniors, kicked off a new season of life in May 2017. Now simply called PrimeTime, the program provides educational programs and free health screenings.

“As we seek to make our community healthier, we want to continue in the rich tradition of community service established by St. Francis as we provide educational opportunities and resources to help people live healthier lives,” said David Koontz, St. Francis CEO.

Meeting Locations:

Sara Ruth Carroll Auditorium
St. Francis Hospital, Butler Pavilion
2300 Manchester Expressway

Space is limited and registration required by calling 706.320.8060 or by emailing PrimeTime@sfhga.com

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, June 15:  PrimeTime Program in the Auditorium

  • 9:15-9:45 am - Registration and Screenings
  • 9:45 am - Program will focus on:
    • "Living a Longer Life: The Top 5 Lifestyle Modifications Needed Now" featuring Missie Knight, RN, CDE, and Kathryn Hines, RD, CDE 
    • Alzheimer's Research - St. Francis' Julia Downey will discuss the upcoming Alzheimer's Walk in September and how PrimeTime members can play a role to support this initiative which raised money to support research.

Thursday, June 22:  PrimeTime Program in the Auditorium

  • 6:30-7 pm - Registration and Screenings
  • 7 pm - Program will focus on:
    • "Stopping Cancer in its Tracks"
    • Alzheimer's Research - St. Francis' Julia Downey will discuss the upcoming Alzheimer's Walk in September and how PrimeTime members can play a role to support this initiative which raised money to support research

Monday, July 17:  AARP Smart Driver Course in the Lecture Hall

  • 9 am-4 pm - The AARP Smart Driver™ course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 35 years, the course has taught over 16 million drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible. AARP membership is NOT required to take the course though members do receive a discount. The classroom course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers (bring your membership card for the discount). After completing the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums.

Thursday, July 20:  PrimeTime Program in the Auditorium

  • 9:15-9:45 am - Registration and Screenings
  • 9:45 am - Program will focus on:
    • "Mind over Bladder" featuring Physical Therapists Joanne O'Conner, PT, OCS, PRPC, and Lindsay Newcomb, PT, DPT. One of every 5 Americans (of every age) suffers from some type of pelvic floor dysfunction at some time in their life. Pelvic floor dysfunction can include urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and constipation. The purpose of this class is to teach people to engage their inner cores, how to use their diaphragms (for breathing) as well as their abs, back and pelvic floor muscles to assist with reducing / eliminating / preventing pelvic floor dysfunction. 

Monday, October 16:  AARP Smart Driver Course in the Lecture Hall

  • 9 am-4 pm - The AARP Smart Driver™ course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 35 years, the course has taught over 16 million drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible. AARP membership is NOT required to take the course though members do receive a discount. The classroom course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers (bring your membership card for the discount). After completing the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums.

Other tentative program dates:

  • Thursday, August 17, at 7 pm
  • Tuesday, September 19, at 9:45
  • Thursday, October 19, at 7 pm
  • Thursday, November 16, at 9:45 am