Health calendar 10/2/03

Thursday, October 2, 2003

Today

Flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Delta Community Center, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department.

Blood Pressure Screening from 10 to 11:30 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center, sponsored by the staff at Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Center. For information, call 651-5825.

Healthy Bites luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. in St. Francis Conference Center. Topic is "How low should you go?" Cost is $5. For information, call the fitness and wellness department at 331-5399 or 331-5970.

Weight training for youth from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Main Street Fitness. The class is for children ages 8 to 13 to learn about exercises appropriate for their size. Fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For information or to register, call 243-2211.

Preparation for childbirth class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Healing Arts Center conference room. For information, call 331-5107.

"Ask your doctor" airs at 8 p.m. on channel 5, with Dr. Harold Ridings speaking about disability determination. The show is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Area Medical Society and Southeast Missouri Hospital. Viewers can call 334-3095 with questions during the show.

Friday

Drive-through flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cape Girardeau Fire Station No. 2. The clinic, sponsored by the county health department, is for people who have difficulty getting in and out of their vehicles.

Saturday

Wellness Day Campout for children ages 6 to 13 at Trail of Tears State Park from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. will include hiking, talking with park naturalists and learning water safety. Parents are invited to a "hobo dinner" at the conclusion of the day. Fee is $20 per child. To preregister, call Debbie Leoni at Main Street Fitness at 243-2211.

Monday

Walk-in clinics for flu vaccine from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center. Clinic will be open weekdays during those hours.

Breast-feeding class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Healing Arts Center. The class should be taken 6 to 8 weeks before delivery. For information about this free class, call the St. Francis Education Center at 331-5107.

Brain Injury Resource Group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Cathy Tanksley for a social gathering and bonfire. For information and directions, call the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital at 651-5825.

GriefShare grief recovery seminar meets at 7 p.m. in room 202 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Topic is "When your spouse dies." For information, call the church at 243-2236.

Tuesday

Drive-through flu vaccine clinic at Jackson Fire Station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is for people who have difficulty getting in and out of their vehicles.

Breast-feeding class from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The class covers topics on the benefits and techniques of breast-feeding. Call 651-5825 to register.

Blood pressure screening from 10:15 to 11:15 at Illmo Housing Authority, sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Center. For information, call 651-5825.

Mended Hearts Club meets at 6 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Topic is Jamaican mission trip. For information about the club for heart patients, call Vicki Frank at 651-5824.

Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Healing Arts Center conference room. For information, phone 331-5107.

Wednesday

Lipid panel and glucose screenings for seniors from 8 to 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Cape Girardeau County residents age 60 and older are invited to participate in the free screening. Call the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital at 651-5825 for information.

Advance Cardiac Life Support provider certification class from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Medical Center.

ACLS recertification class for health-care professionals from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center.

Knee and hip pain seminar from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Generations Center lobby at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Speaker is Darline Brown of the joint replacement center. For information or to register, call 651-5825.

United Ostomy Association meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For information, call Linda Wessel at 651-5844.

Biometrics team weight control program from 4 to 5 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for six weeks. The weight control program deals with losing weight, toning muscle and portioning food. Pre-registration is required. Call Main Street Fitness Center at 243-2211 for more information and pricing.

-- From staff reports

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