St. John Medical Center Health Brochure Summer 2013

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 –  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 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.

Avon Oaks Caring Community

37800 French Creek Rd.

Tuesday, August 20

9:00 am – 11 am

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

Communicating with Individuals with Dementia  OK 50*

Harbor Light Hospice

Sponsored by Harbor Light Hospice, The Gardens of Westlake and SJMC

Come and discover the language of the dementia caregiver.  This program will discuss and define dementia while exploring the various stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  Participants will also learn communication techniques for persons with dementia.

Monday, August 19

2:30 pm – Refreshments served

The Gardens of Westlake

27569 Detroit Rd. Westlake

RSVP:  440-892- 9777

When Roles Reverse OK 35*

Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW, Care Coordinator with Hickman and Lowder Co, LPA

Sponsored by Hickman and Lowder Co. LPA, Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve and SJMC

How do you talk with your parents about increasing frailty?  How will they react when you share your observations?  What do they really need?  How will you know which resources are the “good” ones?  Terry will share with you her knowledge of elder issues, family dynamics, communication challenges and community resources.

Tuesday, August 20

6:30 pm – Refreshments served

Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve

2116 Dover Center Rd. Westlake

RSVP:  877-597-6348

Now What was I Saying?  OK  45*

Steffani Baker,  Alzheimer’s Association

Sponsored by, Alzheimer’s Association, Westlake Village and SJMC

This interactive workshop will explain the basics on how the brain works, the primary principles of memory and things you can do for improving overall brain health.

Wednesday, August 21

7:00 pm  Talk and refreshments

Westlake Village – Dover Room

28550 Westlake Village Dr. Westlake

RSVP:  440-892-4200

CARDIOVASCULAR

Heart Healthy Lifestyles OK   50

By Linda Owen, RN,    MSN, RN, CCPC,  SJMC Clinical Manager/ CCU, Chest Pain Coordinator

Sponsored by Riverview Pointe Care Center and SJMC

Come and learn the importance of healthy heart living including strategies for risk factor modification.

Also, warning signs of impending problems including heart attack.

Come and learn a “heart healthy agenda” to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Wednesday, August 14

1:00 pm –Refreshments served

Riverview Pointe Care Center

9027 Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls

RSVP: 440-427-8884

Community Talks/ Hip and Knee Pain OK   45*

Options for Reducing Hip and Knee Pain!

SJMC Rehabilitation Services

Sponsored by Avon Senior Center and SJMC

Come learn about the causes of pain, plus the latest medical and surgical treatment options including alternative treatments from our Orthopedic Educator. Reservations are required for these one hour seminars.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

10:00 am

Avon Senior Center

36786 Detroit Rd. Avon

RSVP:  440-934-2417

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

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 Wednesday of 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

WOMENS’ SERVICES

SJMC Breast Health Program

St. John Medical Center Breast Health Program offers a variety of comprehensive services.  Whether a patient is healthy, or has been diagnosed with a breast abnormality or breast cancer, she can receive the resources and education needed to promote and maintain breast health. Through this program, patients of all ages can turn to our highly qualified and compassionate Breast Health Coordinator, Joyce Forristell, CBNP-IC for support, guidance and information. at 440-827-5459.

Look Good/ Feel Better

Joyce Forristell, CBPM-IC, SJMS Breast Health Coordinator

Sponsored by: The American Cancer Society, The National Cosmetology Association and The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation

Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. It doesn’t have to take away her self-confidence.  Look Good/Feel Better is a free program that teaches beauty techniques for cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of treatments.  Our Look Good/Feel Better program is like a make-over for the spirit.

Monday, August 12,

2- 4 pm

SJMC Community Outreach

29160 Center Ridge Rd. Suite R, Westlake

For more information or registration, please call 1-800-227-2345

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

FREE CE PROGRAMS

Dying what does it Feel Like OK  50*

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

This program will:

·         Define spiritual pain and suffering

·         Discuss signs/symptoms of spiritual pain in the terminally ill patient

·          Identify  possible spiritual interventions that may be utilized by any team member when spiritual pain/suffering is seen.

Thursday, August 22

7:30 am– Registration and light refreshments

8:00 am – CE  Program

Brighton Gardens

27819 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake

1 CE for nurses, social workers

RSVP:  877-597-6348

The Concept of Total Pain Management OK *

Heather Ligus,  Crossroads Hospice

Spnsored by Crossroads Hospice, Manor Care and SJMC

This program reviews pain management interventions to treat the whole patient

Wednesday, August 28

5:00 pm – Registration and Refreshments

5:30 pm – CE program

Manor Care of North Olmsted

23225 Lorain Rd, N. Olmsted

1.0  CE for nurses and Social workers

RSVP:  877-597-6348

Introduction to the Senior Driver:

An Examination of the Challenges, Limitations and Modifications for the

Aging Driving Population  OK 30*

Lori Cook, Safety Advisor for the American Automobile Association (AAA),

Sponsored by Hickman and Lowder  Co., LPA, American Automobile Association, Normandy Manor and  SJMC

Lori will present a one hour program which provides an overview of the ‘senior driver’ and outlines possible environmental adaptations which may help keep our elder drivers and others safe on the road.

Thursday, August 29

8:00 am Registration and breakfast

8:30 am – CE program

Normandy Manor

22709 Lake Road, Rocky River

1 .0 CE for social workers

RSVP:  877-597-6348

Communicating with Compassion     OK  45*

Kris Kuhlman LSW, LNHA, MBA/HCM

Sponsored by Westbay Care and Rehab and SJMC

How can we use compassion in communicating?  Understand what communication and compassion really are and what is meant by the “communication gap”.

Thursday, August 29

5:00 pm  – Registration and Refreshments

5:30 pm  – CE program

Westbay Care and Rehab Center

27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake

1 CE – for Physical and Occupational Therapist

RSVP:  877-597-6348

 

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