Health calendar 10/23

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Today

Preparation for childbirth class 2 meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Healing Arts conference room. The class is part of a four-session program. For information, call 331-5107.

Seeds of Hope support group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in the St. Clare Conference Room at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, call Bonnie McCulley at 331-5118.

"Ask your doctor" airs at 8 p.m. on channel 5. Guests are Drs. Joseph Miller and Gregg Hallmann, who will speak about prostate brachytherapy. The show is sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital and the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society.

Saturday

Childbirth preparation class from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Class is for expectant parents and covers birthing process, relaxation methods and information about Caesarean section deliveries. Call 651-5825 to register.

Main Street Fitness is sponsoring a "Run Around Town" partner walking/running event beginning at 9 a.m. During the event, two sets of partners will be sent out in 3 minute intervals to find clues from locations around Jackson. The total course is between 3 and 3.5 miles long. There is no charge for the event, but registration is necessary. Call 243-2211 for details.

Fall cancer symposium at Dempster Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. The symposium is an educational opportunity for doctors, nurses and other health-care providers. Registration is from 7 to 7:50 a.m., with programs throughout the day. Lunch is served at Southeast Missouri Hospital with a tour of the Regional Cancer Center afterwards. Continuing education credits are available. Contact the hospital's education services department at 651-5547.

Monday

Memory screening from 9 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freidheim. The screening is free through a grant from the Cape Girardeau County Senior Citizens' Services Fund Board. The screening can help identify mental changes related to Alzheimer's disease.

Parkinson's Support Group meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Conference Room at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, call Desma Reno at 331-5871.

Manic Depressive Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the St. Clare conference room at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, call 331-5107.

GriefShare, Christian based grief support group, will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Topic is "Your Greatest Resource." For information about the group, call the church at 243-2236.

Tuesday

Balance screening for seniors from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Jackson Senior Center. Appointments are necessary and can be made through the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital by calling 651-5825.

--From staff reports

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