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Bridges Transition Workshops

The Bridges to the Future transitional care program will offer a variety of educational workshops designed to prepare teens ages 16 to 18 for their upcoming transition from pediatric to adult care. Workshop topics include the following:

Adolescent topics:

Nutrition
Fitness, Sports, Recreation
Medication management
Social services
Knowing your rights
Self-management, Life Skills, Independent Living, Beyond High School
Finding adult services, Talking with health care providers       
Relationships and Safe Sex
Parent Topics:

Availability of Social Services, Maintaining Insurance Coverage
Guardianship, Advance Directives, Wills and other legal issues
Finding Adult Services
Letting Go

Workshop Location: Kosair Children’s Hospital
231 East Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(Erskine Community Room or Volvano Room)

All workshops to be held 6 to 8 p.m.

  • September 12th, 2012
  • October 10th, 2012
  • November 14th, 2012
  • January 9th, 2013
  • February 13th, 2013
  • March 13th, 2013
  • April 10th, 2013
  • May 8th, 2013

(Fitness: Amy Medley)
(Medication Management: Megan Tuttle)
(Knowing your Rights: Andrea Hunt)
(Finding Adult Services/Talking with Adult Health Care Providers: Erika Janes)
(Independent Living, What’s after High School: Lee Gordon)
(either Social Services or Nutrition: to be announced)
(Relationships and Safe Sex: Sharon Rengers)
(either Social Services or Nutrition: to be announced)


Workshop Location: Norton Brownsboro Hospital
4960 Norton Healthcare Blvd
Louisville, KY 40241
(Private Dining Room)

All workshops to be held 6 to 8 p.m.

  • September 18, 2012
  • October 16, 2012
  • November 20, 2012
  • January 15, 2013
  • February 19, 2013
  • March 19, 2013
  • April 16, 2013
  • May 21, 2013
(Fitness: To be Announced)
(Medication Management: Ashley Richard)
(Knowing your Rights: Andrea Hunt)
(Finding Adult Services/Talking with Adult Health Care Providers: Erika Janes)
(Independent Living, What’s after High School: Lee Gordon)
(either Social Services or Nutrition: to be announced)
(Relationships and Safe Sex: Sharon Rengers)
(either Social Services or Nutrition: to be announced)

Workshop Location:

Portland Community Health Center
2215 Portland Avenue
Louisville, KY 40212
(2nd Floor Meeting Room)


All workshops to be held 6 to 8 p.m.

  • August 22, 2012
  • September 26, 2012
  • October 24, 2012
  • November 28, 2012
  • January 23, 2013
  • February 27, 2013
  • March 27, 2013
  • April 24, 2013
  • May 22, 2013
(Introduction to Bridges to the Future Transitional Care program) 
(Fitness: Amy Medley)
(Medication Management: Madeline O’Bryan)
(Knowing your Rights: Andrea Hunt)

(Finding Adult Services/Talking with Adult Health Care Providers: Erika Janes)
(Independent Living, What’s after High School: Lee Gordon)
(either Social Services or Nutrition: to be announced)
(Relationships and Safe Sex: Sharon Rengers)
(either Social Services or Nutrition: to be announced)