Valleywide Health News, April 17-23

LAS VENTANAS TO HOST HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR APRIL 23

A free health and wellness fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 at Las Ventanas, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd.

The event is set to feature more than 20 local vendors and health partners, performing free general health screenings including BMI, hearing and vision checks and chiropractic screenings.

The American Red Cross also plans a blood drive starting at 9 a.m.

To RSVP, call 702-789-7484. For more information, visit lasventanaslv.com/events.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE ON OXYGEN TO MEET APRIL 18

O2 On the Go, a support group for people with pulmonary diseases, is slated to meet from 10 a.m. to noon April 18 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114. It schedules its meetings for the third Friday of every month.

For more information, call 702-233-5474.

COMPASSION CARE HOSPICE OF NEVADA PLANS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host a presentation about how to become a hospice volunteer with Compassion Care Hospice for adults 50 or older at 11 a.m. April 21 at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The presentation is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 April 23 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

Meetings are open to the community. Coffee is served.

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

HEALTH EVENTS SET AT SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES LIFESTYLE CENTER

The Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave. (look for the entry marked Social Club), plans to host an advanced directives information session at 9 a.m. April 24. Medical directives for care of those who become incapacitated will be discussed. To register, call 702-677-3053.

A stress management program is slated for Thursday evenings April 24 through June 6 at the center. Preregistration is required. To register, call 702-877-5356.

For more information, visit smalv.com or call 800-638-4113.

STOP SMOKING WORKSHOP PLANNED THROUGH APRIL 28 AT SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL

A free Freedom from Smoking workshop is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through April 28 in Classroom 1B (past the cafeteria) at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive.

The American Lung Association invites smokers desiring to quit to attend and create a week-by-week, personalized plan.

For more information, call 702-233-7470.

WEST CHARLESTON LIBRARY TO HOST MEDICARE WORKSHOP

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a free Medicare workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29 and May 29.

The event is set to cover benefits and beneficiaries, deductibles and co-pays, how to file a claim, how to detect and report Medicare fraud and abuse, caregiver protection and more.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

HEALTH LECTURE PLANNED MAY 4

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a health lecture on acid reflux, diverticulosis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4.

Dr. Tikva Butler is set to discuss how to manage, improve and reverse these conditions with lifestyle changes and herbs.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

INFANT MASSAGE CLASS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 15

University Medical Center is set to host an infant massage class from 11 a.m. to noon May 15 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The free class is for infants 6 weeks to 1 year.

For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

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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