Valleywide Health News, May 15-21, 2014

INFANT LOSS BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO GATHER AT SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL

An infant loss bereavement support group is scheduled to meet from 6 to 8 p.m. May 15 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, in conference room 3, past the cafeteria.

The group is facilitated by a labor and delivery nurse and is for family and close friends who have experienced an infant loss. Attendees are asked to RSVP before 8 p.m. May 14 by contacting Lisa at 702-303-0106.

SAVING STROKES GOLF CLINIC SET AT ANGEL PARK GOLF CLUB MAY 16

A Saving Strokes Golf Clinic is planned from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 16 at Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd., for heart disease and stroke survivors in all stages of recovery and their family and friends.

A free fitness and training clinic will offer golf-ready assessments by volunteer physical therapists, blood pressure screenings and hands-on golf training from PGA professionals. A vendor expo, adaptive golf equipment demonstrations, breakfast and lunch also are planned.

For more information or to RSVP, visit savingstrokes.com.

WOMEN’S BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS LUNCH PLANNED MAY 16

A Women’s Breast Health Awareness Lunch & Learn program is planned from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 16 at the Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. The Witness Project of Las Vegas is set to present health information. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Christina Sowinski at 702-455-7742.

O2 ON THE GO TO HOST SUPPORT GROUP MAY 16

O2 On the Go, a support group for people with pulmonary diseases, is slated to meet from 10 a.m. to noon May 16 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

Meetings are scheduled for the third Friday of every month. For more information, call 702-233-5474.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR SET MAY 17 AT CENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL

A free community health fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 in the main lobby at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. Activities will include free health screenings for blood pressure, bone density, glucose* and cholesterol* (*fasting recommended for accurate adults) and health education from staff, physician offices and local agencies and businesses. The fair will also feature games, raffles, prizes, face painting, balloon art and refreshments. A free gift will be given to the first 100 people.

MOTHER BABY COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED AT CENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL

A weekly mother baby community support group is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 19 and 27 in conference rooms 1 and 2 at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. Participants are required to bring a blanket, pillow, lunch and snacks. The free support group is to open to all mothers in Southern Nevada.

HEALTH EVENTS SET AT SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES LIFESTYLE CENTER

The Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave., plans to host “Where’s the Nearest Bathroom?”, a presentation on incontinence by nurse practitioner Janice Wilmot, at 1 p.m. May 20. To RSVP, call 855-606-1425 and press option No. 1.

A stress management program is planned for Thursday evenings through June 6. Preregistration is required. To register, call 702-877-5356.

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

BEREAVEMENT GROUP SET TO GATHER AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. May 21 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

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

SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE MAY 23

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, plans to host a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross from 3 to 6 p.m. May 23 near the hospital’s main entrance.

To sign up online, visit redcrossblood.org/make-donation.

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. May 29.

The event is set to cover benefits and beneficiaries, deductibles and copays, 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.

SPRINGS PRESERVE PLANS HEALTH, HEALING & HAPPINESS CONFERENCE

The third annual Health, Healing & Happiness conference is set for June 7 and 8 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Produced by belsandia.com, the third annual gathering is scheduled to continue coverage of natural solutions that embrace the whole body, mind and spirit. World-class speakers are set to offer knowledge about nutrition, fitness, spirituality and personal development.

For more information, visit health-healing-happiness.com.

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.

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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