Programs and Classes

Health programs for community well-being

Our goal is to offer programs and classes to help our communities live their healthiest lives. Through programs and classes, you can learn key skills to support your healthy lifestyle.

Some of the programs and classes we offer include:

AARP Smart Driver Courses

The AARP Smart Driver™ Courses (Full Course, 8 hours total and Refresher Course, 4 hours total) are recognized as approved Mature Driver Improvement Courses by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Insured drivers ages 50 and older may be eligible for an appropriate reduction in automobile insurance premium charges after completing the course. Please check with your insurance company or agent for any additional requirements for eligibility.

Registrants who have never taken the two-day course, or have expired course certificates, must take the two-day course. Those with current certificates are eligible for the one-day Refresher Course. Course certificates are valid for three years.

Attendees will pay the facilitator the first day of class. Only checks or money orders are accepted (no cash or credit cards accepted). Checks and money orders should be made out to "AARP." 

Register for upcoming AARP Safe Driver courses

American Heart Association community CPR and first aid

These American Heart Association courses teach CPR and AED use and relief of choking in adults and children, and CPR and relief of choking in infants. Participants receive an AHA card upon completion (valid for two years).

Ask-A-Nurse Program

Ask-a-Nurse is a service provided by Main Line Health to offer health promotion, counseling, education, referral and care management for two hours, one to two times a month by a registered nurse.

This service is available to the senior population at senior centers and sites within the community. Some of the services offered by the nurse are health overview, blood pressure measurement, diabetes counseling, medication checks, weight measurement and dietary education.

Bike and Skateboard Helmet Program

Bryn Mawr Hospital Community Health & Outreach offers low-cost, high-quality bike helmets and BMX skate helmets for only $11 per helmet.

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Car seat checks

Hosted by a certified car seat technician from Safe Kids Chester County, discussions will include proper car seat use, highlight the most common dangerous misuses car seat technicians observe and more.

Register for an upcoming car seat check

Childbirth classes

We offer a two part series that covers topics including understanding labor, comfort measures, epidural anesthesia, vaginal and Cesarean birth, post-partum care and a Q&A with a childbirth educator.

Register for upcoming childbirth classes

Community seasonal influenza vaccine clinics

Flu shots are recommended as early as possible in the season to help prevent infection from the influenza virus, which changes from year to year. We make it easy for you to get your annual flu vaccine. 

Upcoming community clinics will be posted in the fall.

Learn more about flu vaccine clinics at Main Line Health

Diabetes Prevention Program

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.

As part of a PreventT2 group, you'll work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You'll learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first four months, then meetings once or twice a month for the last eight months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. By meeting with others who have prediabetes, you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles.

For more information about Main Line Health King of Prussia’s PreventT2 program, please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Fall prevention

We offer a variety of fall preventions programs and classes, including:

A Matter of Balance

Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults express concerns about falling and restricting their activities. A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

This program covers topics including: exploring thoughts and concerns about falling, exercise and fall prevention, assertiveness and fall prevention, managing concerns about falling and more.

This program is provided in a virtual and in-person format. Participants should commit to attending all sessions. Advanced registration is required.

For more information about the program, please call:

Register for A Matter of Balance

Healthy Steps for Older Adults

A free fall risk awareness program for Pennsylvania adults ages 60 and older. Offered in collaboration with the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), as well as the Montgomery County Office of Senior Services, and developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Healthy Steps for Older Adults is designed to raise awareness of falls, introduce steps on how to reduce falls, improve overall health and provide referrals and resources.

Register for Healthy Steps for Older Adults

Safer Steps

In this one-hour session, participants will learn how to stay independent by using strategies that focus on fall prevention. This class points out common safety hazards in the home, the importance of exercise and the other factors that lead to falls.

Register for Safer Steps

Mock Crash Program

Main Line Health participates in Mock Crash, a program held in partnership with State Farm. The program is geared toward high school students and helps them understand the life-threatening dangers of drunk, drugged or distracted driving. Bryn Mawr Rehab, part of Main Line Health, participates by offering a speaker from a prior serious crash related to these issues to speak about the devastating effects of distracted driving and driving under the influence.

Safe Sitter

Safe sitter is designed to prepare students in grades six through eight to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. This program teaches childcare skills, CPR first aid and rescue skills, and life and business skills. Each student will also receive a Safe Sitter kit (cinch bag, notepad, handbook, LED flashlight, bandage dispenser), plus a completion card and certificate.

Register for an upcoming Safe Sitter course

School-based education

The Delema G. Deaver Health Education Center (HEC) & Deaver Wellness Farm at Lankenau Medical Center is an educational and interactive learning center and farm designed to promote health and well-being. Through eye-catching and engaging technology, the Center strives to empower its visitors to learn more about their body and how to keep it healthy and safe.

Programs are offered free of charge in both in-person and virtual formats covering the areas of general health and body systems, nutrition and fitness, bullying prevention, substance abuse prevention and family life.

Learn more about the Delema G. Deaver Health Education Center & Deaver Wellness Farm

Register for school-based education

To reserve a spot, call 484.476.3434 or email [email protected] and provide the following information: 

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Name of School
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Program name:
    • All About Me
    • Healthy Me
    • Ready, Set, Eat
    • Senseable Me
    • Be A Buddy Not A Bully
    • The Inside Story
    • Health Adventure
    • Be In The “No”
    • Safety First
    • Harassment Hurts
    • Eat Smart
    • Let's Get Physical
    • The Incredible Machine
    • Drug Smart
    • Growing and Changing
    • Life Begins
    • Teen Dilemmas and Decisions
    • Young Explorers
    • Living Soil and Compost
    • Seasonality and Sustainability
    • Food Justice

Smoking cessation

SmokeFREE is a free, virtual six-session program to assist tobacco users and vapers to quit. Sessions include stress management, coping strategies and relapse prevention information. Participants may be eligible to receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). A Zoom link will be provided at registration.

Register for SmokeFREE programs


Emergency bleeding control basics for civilians, emergency responders and law enforcement 

STOP THE BLEED® is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus with the aim of empowering civilians to act quickly and effectively to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, such as when someone severely cuts themselves, an active shooter is involved or during a mass casualty event. Death from bleeding can happen within just five to 10 minutes, but if civilian bystanders (often the first people on the scene) as well as emergency responders/law enforcement are equipped with basic tools for stopping the bleeding, lives may be saved.

At both Main Line Health trauma centers located at Lankenau Medical Center and Paoli Hospital, our Stop the Bleed instructors offer basic bleeding control training, such as how to apply pressure as well as use dressings and tourniquets to stop severe bleeding in an emergency situation.

Interested in hosting or need more information about the Stop the Bleed program? Please call Lisa Eckenrode at 484.565.8328 or Maureen Krouse at 484.476.8494. You can also email the Trauma Center at Paoli Hospital at [email protected].

Register for an upcoming in-person Stop the Bleed training class

Our training teams work closely with EMS (emergency medical services) personnel and other county organizations to provide training on basic bleeding control to our community members, youth groups and schools.

Interactive course

This course guides you through the three methods of bleeding control using video demonstrations, interactive learning, and spontaneous quizzes. It offers individuals the option to fulfill the lecture portion requirement of the course without having to travel. At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive an automatic email with their final quiz results. Participants must bring this document with them to the hands-on skills session to receive a certificate of completion after they have completed the skills-only portion of the course.

As this online course fulfills only the lecture portion, you do not receive a certificate of completion until you attend the hands-on skills portion of the course which can be scheduled below.

Access the online interactive course

Stretch Your Limits

This exercise program for adults 55 and older includes strength training with elastic tubing and dumbbells, balance training and stretching with modified yoga and chair tai chi. Participants need a sturdy chair without arms and plenty of space to move forward and side-to-side.

Register for upcoming Stretch Your Limits classes

Support groups

Main Line Health offers several support groups to help you through your healing and connect with people going through a similar journey.

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Teaching Kitchen at Main Line Health King of Prussia

Main Line Health King of Prussia's Teaching Kitchen offers a variety of nutrition-focused health education programs and cooking demonstrations free of charge. In addition, the Prevent T2 Program, a year-long diabetes prevention program, is offered. Participants work with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills needed to make lasting behavioral changes including how to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

Register for upcoming nutrition classes