Summer Health Events at St. John Medical Center

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COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

Blood Donation

Working in partnership with LifeShare Community Blood Services, SJMC will host blood drives from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Fridays – 6/21, 8/30 (2013) – at SJMC, Building 2, first floor Auditorium B. For information or other locations, visit www.lifeshare.cc or 866.644.Life (5433).

Health Care Access Social Worker

is a program designed as a resource to access health care services for the uninsured. Program referrals can be made by anyone including community agencies, churches and physician offices. Contact 440-925-0010.

Mobile Medical Care

provides traditional physician house calls (office visits) for the homebound elderly (either at home or in an assisted living facility). Patients must be 65 years of age or older and have traditional Medicare coverage. Continuity of care is provided through regular visits from the physician and nurse on a monthly or bi-monthly schedule. For questions or for more information call 440-617-9029.

Senior Supper Club

Seniors can eat at St. John Medical Center’s

Terrace View Cafe (cafeteria) for a 40 percent discount. Supper times are seven days a week from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Just be sure to bring your card.

Anyone over the age of 60 can apply for a “Senior Supper Club Card.” Simply pick up a card from the Westlake Center for Community Services or North Olmsted Senior Center. Then bring your card to the Terrace View Cafe at St. John Medical Center for a 40 percent discount on all food (except bottled beverages and “Simply to Go” items). There is a $10.00 limit per customer for the discount, after that the items are full price. For more information call the North Olmsted Senior Center at 440-777-8100 or the Westlake Center for Community Services at 440-899-3544.

Low-Cost Immunizations

Offered by  Cuyahoga County Board of Health

at SJMC Community Outreach

Fridays, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R, Westlake

By Appointment only, Call 216-201-2041

Prescription Drop-Off Box

Do you have old, leftover or expired medications around your house?  You can safely dispose of these medications without harming the environment. Prescription Drug Drop Boxes are located at the Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake Police Departments. Any medications with the EXCEPTION of liquids or syringes can be dropped off. Simply blackout your information with permanent marker or remove the labels. This effort helps with the prevention of prescription drug abuse and crime and also helps keep our environment safe.  Contact your local police department for more information.

American Cancer Society Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3) ( Kathy Make this Stand out)

Residents in the Greater Cleveland area have the extraordinary opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.  By enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3, you can help researchers better understand the factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives.  The study is open to anyone who

-is willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing periodic surveys at home and

*   is between 30-65 years old

*   has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer)

For more information or to register, please visit cancer.org/cps3, email erin.rechin@cancer.org, or call 1.888.604.5888

Tuesday, June 4  4:00-7:00 pm

Thursday, June 6  7:00-10:00 am

SJMC

Building 2, 1st Floor, Aud B

29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

HEALTH SCREENINGS

Free

Blood Pressure

Screenings

Avon Lake – Old Firehouse

Community Center

100 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake

3rd Tuesday – every month

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Emerald Village

30344 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

1st Tuesday – every month

9:30 – 11:00 am

The Northridge Apartments

35900 Westminister Ave,

North Ridgeville

2nd Tuesday – every month

9:30 – 11:00 am

North Olmsted Senior Center

28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

1st & 3rd Monday – every month

10:00 – 11:30 am

Westlake Recreation Center

28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake

2nd Monday – every month,  9 –11 am

4th Monday – every month,   6 – 8 pm

Westlake Center for Community Services

29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

Thursdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

West Shore Family Branch YMCA

1575 Columbia Road

1st Monday – every month

9:00  – 11:00 am

3rd Wednesday – every month

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Our House

27633 Bassett Road, Westlake

2nd Monday – every month

10:00 – 11:30 am

Rocky River Senior Center

21014 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River

2nd & 4th Monday – every month

12:30 – 3:00 pm

French Creek YMCA

2010 Recreation Lane, Avon

1st Monday – every month

6:00 – 7:30 pm

FREE HEART HEALTHY SCREENINGS

|   CHOLESTEROL   |   GLUCOSE   |   BLOOD PRESSURE   |

No fasting required for these screenings. No reservations needed.

Screenings may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Wellness literature available.

Manor Care

23225 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted

Tuesday, June 11

2:00 pm – 4 pm

Free

Balance

Screenings

Westlake Family Health Center

26908 Detroit Road, Westlake

Suite 300, Rehab Services

Please call 440-414-6050

to schedule the screening

as space is limited.

Free

Audiology

Screenings

St. John Medical Center Speech and Audiology

29101 Health Campus Drive,  Westlake

Bldg. 2, Second Floor, Suite 290

Call for appointment

at 440-835-6160

HEALTH TOPICS

The Impact of Stress on the Body and what can be done about It….OK

Tanvir Syed, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Neurology, SJMC

Sponsored by SJMC and Westlake Center for Community Services

Dr. Syed will discuss the signs of stress, diseases that are exacerbated by stress and what treatment options are available for stress related symptoms.

Wednesday, June 5

1:00 pm

Westlake Center for Community Services

29694 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

RSVP:  440-899-3544

The Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease OK  25*

Steffani Baker Alzheimer’s Association

Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association, Devon Oaks and SJMC

This program is designed to provide you with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss. It incorporates video interviews with professionals, patients with dementia and caregivers discussing real-life issues.

Wednesday, June 12

6 pm – Refreshments served

Devon Oaks

2345 Crocker Rd, Westlake

RSVP:  440-250-2300

Spirituality:  Tapping into your Inner Peace OK30

Chuck Behrens, M.Div., Hospice of the Western Reserve

Sponsored by the Hospice of the Western Reserve, The Normandy and SJMC

Find hope, new meaning in life and ways to cope with adversity and disappointment.

Tuesday, June18

2:00 pm – Refreshments served

The Normandy

22701 Lake Road, Rocky River

RSVP:  440-333-5401

Hearing Loss and What You Can Do About It OK 45

Susan Kasunick, MACCC-A, SJMC Speech and Audiology

Sponsored by SJMC Speech and Audiology and Westlake Village and SJMC

Come to this informal talk and learn what hearing loss is, different types of hearing loss.  Learn the signs and symptoms of hearing loss. Discuss treatment options such as hearing aids etc.

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm – Refreshments served

Westlake Village – Dover Room

28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake

RSVP:  440-892-4200

Acupuncture:  Pain Management OK 50*

Michael McClure, L.Ac

Sponsored by North Olmsted Senior Center and SJMC

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world and is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin sterile needles through the skin. In traditional Chinese medicine theory, this regulates the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Come to this interactive talk and learn about the different forms of Acupuncture, what conditions it is used to treat, Fire Cupping

and Ear Acupuncture.

Thursday, June 20

12:15 pm

North Olmsted Senior Center

28114 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted

RSVP:  440 -777-8100

Family Connectedness in the Digital World OK         30

Tak Sato, MBA

Sponsored by techDEITY, Brighton Gardens and SJMC

Learn how technology keeps families connected with live demos of a Skype session using devices such as an iPad, iPhone, and laptop.

Thursday, June 27

3:00pm

Refreshments served

Brighton Gardens

27819 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

RSVP:  440-808-0074

CARDIOVASCULAR

Classes

6:00 – 9:30 pm

St. John Medical Center

Community Outreach Center

29160 Center Ridge Rd.

Suite R.  Westlake

Cost: $25.00 per person

Classes may be cancelled if there are fewer than 6 persons scheduled.

Limited space available – Must be at least 15 years of age.

RSVP:  877-597-6348

AHA Heartsaver 1st Aid – 18

This program addresses the general principles of first aid, medical and environmental emergencies and injury emergencies.

Tuesday, June 18,

Guided Imagery to Control Diabetes

By Lydia Gadd, MA, LPCC-S, Director of SJMC Community Outreach

This program is for those individuals who have type 1 or 2 diabetes.  It envisions a steady, balanced digestive process ongoing organ repair and steady energy flow

Monday, June 3

2:00 pm

Avon Lake Towne Center

200 Community Dr.  Club House, Avon Lake

RSVP:  440-930-6751

Orthopedics

SPINE/Ortho Center

Options for Reducing Hip and Knee Pain!

SJMC Rehabilitation Services

Come learn about the causes of pain, plus the latest medical, surgical and alternative treatment options

Seating is limited and RSVP is required, so please call 877-597-6348

2nd Thursday of Every other month starting June and August

10:00am –11:00am

St. John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

4th floor Spine/Ortho Unit – Common Room

OR

6:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

Detroit Rd. classroom 3rd floor

Westlake Family Health Center

26908 Detroit Rd.

RSVP:  877-597-6348

Do You Have a Pain in the Neck or Back?

SJMC Rehabilitation Services

If so our spine pain seminar is the place for you.  Join us and learn the causes of neck and back pain as well as the latest medical and surgical treatment options, including nutrition and exercises.

4th Thursday of every other month – June and August

10:00am –11:00am

St. John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

4th floor Spine/Ortho Unit – Common Room

OR

6:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

Detroit Rd. classroom 3rd floor

Westlake Family Health Center

26908 Detroit Rd.

RSVP:  877-597-6348

SUPPORT GROUPS

St. John Medical Center sponsors a variety of support groups for area residents who join together to face life’s many challenges.

These groups do not meet on holidays

GENERAL

Adult ADHD Support Group

Facilitated by ADHD Coach Joyce Kubik.

Join others with ADHD to learn how they manage daily concerns, and gain a positive insight to living with ADHD.

Non-ADHD spouses are welcome.

When: 2nd Thurs of every month

Times: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Center

29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R, Westlake

Information? Call Joyce 440-933-8309 or email at joyce@bridgetosuccess.net

Child ADHD Support Group for Parents

Facilitated by ADHD Coach Joyce Kubik

Join other parents who have children with ADHD to discuss effective ways to cope and to help children take ownership of their disorder.

When:  4th Thursday of every month

Times:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Center

29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R, Westlake

For information call Joyce 440-933-8309 or email at joyce@bridgetosuccess.net

Low Vision Support Group through the Cleveland Low Vision Center

Westlake Village hosts the Low Vision Support Group through the Cleveland Low Vision Center.

This monthly meeting is open to all individuals with any type of vision loss or impairment. It is an excellent source of empathy and practical advice run by blind and visually impaired persons with the help of sighted volunteers. All are invited to share experiences, insights and the special camaraderie of those who have lost vision. Various speakers and community members are invited to present on an array of topics such as safety, overall health, technology advances and more. Group discussions are encouraged to share successes and struggles.

440-892-4200 with any questions

1st Friday of every month in the Dover Room

At 1 – 3 pm.

Contact Sarah Pechaitis at 440-892-4200for questions

Westlake Village

28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake

Sight Support

Coordinator: Ann Allen retired RN

The group offers support, assistance and information regarding all aspects of vision loss.

Rocky River Senior Center

21014 Hilliard Blvd.

Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10AM

Call to make a reservation: 440-333-6660

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and their families and invited to join this group.  Members share experiences with other individuals dealing with MS who can understand and identify with them.

Second Wednesday of every month starting in March at/7:00pm

North Olmsted Senior Center/ 28114 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted

For more information contact 440-777-8100

Better Breathers Club

A support group for those people suffering from lung disease.

Various topics chosen by members are discussed.

First Tuesday of every month starting in June

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

SJMC Westlake Family Health Center

26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake

For more information call 440-250-2042 or Lynn.Gorton@csauh.com

Over Breathers Anonymous

A bi-monthly review of breathing techniques for patients who have lung disease and anxiety problems.  Individuals must have had some previous experience in attending some formal Buteyko techniques.  Contact: Lynn Gorton RRT, Buteyko Breathing Educator (BBE).  At 440 -250-2042 or

Tuesday,  July 16

From 1 – 2 pm

SJMC Westlake Family Health Center

26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake

For more information call 440-250-2042  or email Lynn.Gorton@csauh.com

Oct 15

A Second Chance- A Lung Transplant Support Group

This monthly group is for anyone who is considering or has received a lung transplant.  Family and friends are welcome.

Meets second Monday of every month

6:00 pm -8:00 pm

SJMC Westlake Family Health Center

26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake

For more information call 440-250-2042  or email Lynn.Gorton@csauh.com

ADDICTION SECTION

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating.  We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members.

Meets on Sunday mornings at

10:00 – 11:00am

SJMC

29000 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Building 2, 1st floor, Aud B

Food Addicts Anonymous

Offers hope and recovery for the disease of food addiction.  Support group for obesity, anorexia and bulimia.

Meets every Friday at 7:00 pm in Aud. B, and Sunday at 6:00 pm in Aud A

SJMC

29000 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Building 2, 1st floor,

For more information or questions call Kay at 216-548-3366 or Gloria at 440-327-9492

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT MEETING

Closed Therapy 12 Step Meeting for people who think they have a gambling problem. This is a group meeting to find out if you are a compulsive gambler.

Open therapy to get an understanding how to overcome the compulsion to gamble. Gamblers Anonymous is a worldwide organization committed to help compulsive gamblers. All you need is a desire to stop gambling to attend.

For more info contact Matt R. at 440-752-3315 or Gamblers Anonymous at 1-626-960-3500 for a meeting in your area. Or go to gamblersanonymous.com

Every Saturday morning @ 10:00 am to 11:00am

SJMC Community Outreach Center, 29160 Center Ridge Rd. Suite R. Westlake

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Groups

Facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical, and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. For information or questions, please call 1-800-272-3900.

·          North Olmsted Senior Center

28114 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted

            1st Monday of the month at 2:30 pm

·         Westbay Care and Rehab Center

27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm

·         Alzheimer’s Association

38440 Chester Rd., Avon

1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm

·         Cornerstone United Methodist Church

2949 West River Rd., Elyria

2nd Thursday of each month 6:00 pm

Caring for the Caregiver

Caregivers are often so concerned with caring for their loved ones needs that they lose sight of their own well being.  In this support group you will be able to share stories, ideas and advice to others who are taking care of a loved one.  Professional guest speakers are here to assist you.   Light refreshments provided.  Meets the last Thursday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.  RSVP by the 20th of each month at 440-871-0090.

Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve, 2116 Dover Center, Westlake

BEREAVEMENT

A Healing Arts Workshop

LEGACY BANNERS

Healing Arts Workshops provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their grief and are open to all grieving people. No art experience is necessary.

Call Mollie Postotnik at (216) 486-6544 or email her at mpostotnik@hospicewr.org to register no later than four days in advance of workshop date.

Suggested $5.00 donation for supplies.

Inspired by Tibetan prayer flags which are hung in the wind to send prayers and good wishes out into the universe, make a “batik” Legacy Banner to share your loved one’s gift, talent, or favorite quote with the world! Participants will make two flags, one to hang at home and one to hang somewhere on the grounds or in the buildings of Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Westlake Center for Community Services

29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, 44145

BOTH Tuesdays, May 7 and 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Note: Skips a week in between.)

MANDALA PLATES

Healing Arts Workshops provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their grief and are open to all grieving people. No art experience is necessary.

Call Mollie Postotnik at (216) 486-6544 or email her at mpostotnik@hospicewr.org to register no later than four days in advance of workshop date.

Suggested $5.00 donation for supplies.

Participants will create their own mandala design and paint both sides of a bisque (unglazed china) dinner plate with ceramic glazes at the first session. The plates will be kiln-fired during the week so that we can use them for our potluck meal at the second session, which will be devoted to sharing about the process. Bring your loved one’s or your own favorite food to share!

Westlake Center for Community Services

29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, 44145

BOTH Tuesdays, June 11 and 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

New Beginnings

Facilitated by Hospice of the Western Reserve

A monthly support group for young widows and widowers (age 55 and younger). This group is open-ended and on-going.

Second Wednesday of every month

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SJMC Community Outreach

29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R., Westlake

For further information contact the Elizabeth Prentiss Bereavement Center at 216-486-6838

Grief Recovery Program – Moving beyond loss to a richer quality of life

Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice and SJMC

Facilitator – John Monnin, Chaplain

One of the least addressed concerns in our society is grief. This is a normal and natural reaction to loss.  This program will guide those who wish to resolve their loss. It is 12 weeks long and is free to the community.

Wednesdays –  May 15 through July 31

Time:  12:30 – 2:00 pm

SJMC Community Outreach

29160 Center Ridge Rd. Suite R, Westlake

RSVP or questions to John at 216-654-9300

CANCER

Hope Group

A support group for newly diagnosed breast cancer individuals and for breast cancer survivors.

Facilitators:  Joyce Forristell, CBPN-IC and Lydia Gadd, LPCC-S

First Wednesdayof every month

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SJMC Community Outreach

29160 Center Ridge Rd. Suite R., Westlake

For questions or RSVP: call Joyce Forristell, CBPN-IC at 440-827-5459

“I Am Not Alone”

For all cancer survivors, family and friends.

Meets second Tuesday of every month

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SJMC Community Outreach Center

29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R., Westlake

For information on above cancer support group, call Facilitator Tina Hlaverty, RN

216-476-1717

Diabetes Support Group Reference this in Diabetes Section

This is a support group for persons with diabetes and their families.  Members enjoy the support, encouragement and friendship of their peers. For more information, call DeAna Rodriguez, RN, CDE at 440-827-5341.

All meetings are held at the

Westlake Family Health Center

26908 Detroit Rd, Suite 300, Westlake, Ohio

Meetings are free. No physician referral is required.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month

No support group in August

Diabetes Support Group

Westlake Village Staff hosts the Diabetes Support Group on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Dover room At 2 :00 pm

Participants are encouraged to share their successes and challenges for the benefit of the group.   Speakers, medical news and diet updates to support a healthy lifestyle for those dealing with diabetes will be featured.

For questions call Julia Gruss at 440-892-6240

Westlake Village

28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake

FYI – Diabetes Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday of every month

11:00 am

Westlake Center for Community Services

29694 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

For information contact Jennifer Yoo at 440-899-3544

Diabetes Support Group

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month a

from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Avon Lake United Church of Christ: 32801 Electric Blvd. Avon Lake.

RSVP preferred, call  440-933-3241

Diabetes Empowerment Group  

Rocky River Senior Center (21012 Hilliard Blvd.)

4th Wednesday of each month at from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.

A staff member from the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland presents a different diabetes related topic.  This is for people with diabetes, people at risk for diabetes, and their family/friends.  All topics are based around developing healthy behaviors to better manage diabetes. To register call – 440-333-6660 (this group does not meet in June, July, August)

Postnatal Support Groups

Beyond Birth

No matter if this is your first or fifth newborn; receive the support of other new mothers with infants. Discuss current concerns, learn stages of growth and development, community resources and interact with other mothers.

Every Thursday,

1:00 pm – 3: 00 p.m.

SJMC Community Outreach

29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R. Westlake

Free and no registration needed

Breastfeeding Group

Come and meet with other moms who have experienced the joy of breastfeeding and have all your questions answered.  This group is facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation consultant.

Every Wednesday

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

SJMC Community Outreach

29160 Center Ridge Rd., Suite R, Westlake

Free and no registration needed

Stroke/Parkinson Support Group

Westlake Center for Community Services

29694 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Meets the first Monday of every month at 1:00pm-3:00pm.

(March through December)

This is a free, interactive support group.

Each meeting will provide education and support to those affected and their loved ones.

Speakers, Q&A, discussion and support.  Light refreshments served.

Facilitators: Ellen Rogers, BSN, and Trudy Tift, RN, SJMC

Sponsored by SJMC, Westlake Center for Community Services, Devon Oaks and Rae Ann.  For information, contact Jennifer Yoo at 440-899-3544

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION & PROGRAMS

If you are planning on delivering or thinking about delivering at St. John Medical Center, please feel free to call the Maternity Dept at 440-827-5093 and schedule a tour.  You to ask questions of the caregivers, see a labor and delivery room, and meet the staff.

Monthly Car Seat Inspection Location

St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Center and WFD

By appointment only.  Call 440-827-5440 to schedule your appointment for the first Wednesday morning of every month

 

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