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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
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Upcoming Event: June 29

Go digital with UPMC for Life. Michelle Palmieri, Senior Manager of Telehealth Operations and Implementation at UPMC Health Plan, and Nicole Beswick, Program Manager at UPMC Health Plan, will explain how you can use MyUPMC, UPMC AnywhereCare, and RxWell to easily manage your health care and costs. Plus, we’ll share details about our upcoming Digital Connections events!

Using Technology to Manage Your Health Care and Costs

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How to Steer Clear of Scams

The pandemic has created more opportunities for fraudsters to steal your identity, your money, or both. Alan McGill of PA Office of the Attorney General will explain how to spot and stop scams targeting older adults so you can protect yourself and your loved ones from fraud.


What’s on the Menu for Dinner Tonight?

When it comes to your health, the best medicine might be healthier food choices. Dr. Michael Parkinson, senior medical director at UPMC Health Plan, will talk about how healthy eating can prevent, treat, and even reverse common medical conditions.


Your Guide to At-Home and Outdoor Fitness

Ready to get more active without going to a gym? Karen Zvara, regional growth manager for Tivity Health and the SilverSneakers® Program, will talk about why it’s important to stay active as you age. She’ll also share tips to help you stay safe as you exercise at home and outdoors.


Preparing for Spring

Spring is here and that means it’s time to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. It also means that it’s tick season. Learn about what Lyme disease is, what its symptoms are, and how to treat it.


Getting the Care You Need from Home

Find out how to take your blood pressure and share your readings with your doctor from home. Plus, how you can earn rewards for getting the preventive care you need!


Reclaiming Your Joy

Finding true joy is possible. Learn about what true joy means and the things you can do to experience joy and happiness on a regular basis.


It’s not selfish; it’s self-care

We often think self-care is selfish, but it’s worth prioritizing. Learn about what good self-care means and why it’s important to put your care first.


Special COVID-19 Updates

Get information about the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, testing, and new treatment options, including monoclonal antibodies.


Harnessing the power of positive thinking

Are you critical of yourself or doubt your abilities? Think positive! Learn about techniques you can use to turn your negative thoughts into positive thinking.


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.


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.