Valleywide Health News, June 12-18, 2014


CAMP SAM TO OFFER ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Nonprofit Camp Sam, 7121 W. Craig Road, Suite 113, plans to offer a summer camp for adults 21 or older with cognitive and learning disabilities at Camp Lee Canyon on Mount Charleston Aug. 5-8. Check-in is planned from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 5. Parents/guardians must provide transportation to and from camp. All meals and snacks will be provided.

The camp is set to feature a high ropes challenge course, archery, Zumba, animals from Roos-N-More, K-9 Therapy Dogs, campfires, hikes, karaoke, games and a camp dance.

Registration is underway and is due by July 1. For more information, call 702-303-3899, email campsam14@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/campsamlasvegas.

FLEXIBILITY AND BALANCE CLASS PLANNED AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

A yoga flexibility and balance class is planned from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. June 16 in the board room of the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Participants can improve their flexibility and strength, circulation and alignment and learn to relax and recharge.

The class is free, but participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and towel. For more information, call 702-507-3631.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ENROLLMENT SESSIONS SET AT LIBRARIES

The Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, plans to host a special enrollment session regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) from 10 a.m. to noon June 18 in the conference room. Attendees can enroll in a health plan during the special enrollment period.

A session is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 1 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

For more information or to register for a session, call 702-836-9033.

MEDICARE INFORMATION SESSION SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 23 AT CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY

A Medicare information session is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. June 23 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Adults 50 or older are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 702-507-3458.

A session is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. June 24 and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 17 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. For more information, call 702-507-3964.

BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED AT LIBRARIES

United Blood Services plans to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. For more information, call 702-507-3863.

Other drives are planned for: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 and July 26 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive (702-507-6100); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 and July 5 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. (702-507-3820); 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 28, July 26 and Aug. 16 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave. (702-507-3900); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 and July 12 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. (702-507-4010); and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane (702-507-6030).

To register, call 702-638-7400 or visit bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

TEAM CHALLENGE INFORMATION SESSIONS PLANNED

Team Challenge, an endurance training and fundraising program for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, plans to host information sessions in June.

The next session is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 12 at Gordon Biersch in Boca Park, 750 S. Rampart Blvd.

Professional coaches plan to host group training sessions and clinics on swimming, bike maintenance, equipment, injury prevention, nutrition, fueling and hydration and other relevant topics for three sessions per week. After 16 weeks of training, Team Challenge participants plan to travel to San Diego for the Sept. 21 TriRock triathlon.

For more information, contact James Edwards at 808-224-0071 or jedwards@ccfa.org.

CHRONIC LUNG CONDITION GROUP TO MEET

Better Breathers Support Group, for people living with asthma, COPD, lung cancer or other chronic lung conditions, is set to meet from 1 to 2 p.m. June 12 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave. Family and friends are welcome. Meetings are slated for the second Thursday of each month.

To RSVP, call 702-677-3056.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET JUNE 18 AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 June 18 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

Meetings are open to the public, and coffee is served.

For more information, email vegasrita1@aol.com or call 702-596-4321.

RAINBOW LIBRARY TO HOST FREE HEART SCREENINGS

The Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, plans to offer free heart ultrasound screenings from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 20 and 28. Screenings offered include echo (heart), carotid and abdominal aorta.

Screenings are offered in partnership with the American Institute of Medical Sonography for adults 21 or older. No insurance is needed, and screenings involve no dyes, fasting or injections.

Walk-ins will be accepted as space is available. To schedule an appointment, call 702-369-4216.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP HOSTS WEEKLY MEETINGS

GriefShare, a national program for those dealing with loss, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Canyon Ridge Christian Church, 6200 W. Lone Mountain Road. Weekly meetings include showings and discussion. For more information, call the group at 702-481-5833.

SENIOR GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS BIMONTHLY

A grief support group for seniors is set to meet the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 9 a.m. at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

For more information, call 702-229-1702.

SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL PLANS BABY-RELATED CLASSES

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, offers many baby classes — Baby Basics 1 & 2; Babywearing Workshop; Birth Basics; The Birth Plan Workshop; Breastfeeding Basics; Infant CPR; Infant Massage; Meditations for Healthy Pregnancy and Birth; Natural Birth Methods; Planned Cesarean Birth; Prenatal Fitness Class; Prepared Childbirth Education; and Twins/Multiples Preparation Class.

To learn more about dates, times and costs, visit summerlinhospital.com/community-information. To register for classes, call 702-233-7103.

 

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