St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Activities for July

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REHABILITATION SERVICES

Free Running Gait Analysis

Eric Jankov, PT, DPT, SJMC. Running is a great form of aerobic exercise but can cause wear and tear on your body. We are offering a free running gait analysis using the latest technology for any runners who are interested in learning about injury prevention or are concerned about chronic injuries from running. Call for information: 440-414-6050. Westlake Family Health Center, 26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake

Keep Your Balance: Reduce Falls

Michele Hippler-Brant, PT, DPT, SJMC Outpatient Lead Therapist. Whether it’s performing athletic activities, putting on shoes or simply getting out of a chair, just about everything we do requires balance control. That is why balance problems can have such a profound impact on our daily lives. This talk discusses common reasons for balance problems and gives the participants tips on how to take action to correct balance difficulties. Third Tuesday of every month: 10 a.m. Westlake Family Health Center, 26908 Detroit Road, Westlake. RSVP: 877-597-6348

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS

Free Balance Screenings

Westlake Family Health Center, Suite 300, Rehab Services, 26908 Detroit Road, Westlake. 1st and 3rd Wednesday – every month. Call to schedule: 440-414-6050. Space is limited.

Free Knee and Hip Pain: Causes and Treatments Seminar

Trish Marcell RN SJMC Spine, Orthopedic, and Surgical Center

July 23 at 6 p.m. or August 27 at 6 p.m. SJMC Westlake Family Health Center, Suite 300, 26908 Detroit Road, Westlake. Topics discussed include: Causes of knee and hip pain; Arthritis; Non-surgical alternatives for joint pain relief; Joint Replacement

Free Audiology Screenings

For ages 18 years and older. SJMC Speech and Audiology, Bldg. 2, 2nd Floor, Suite 290, 29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Call for appointment: 440-835-6160

HEALTH FAIR

North Olmsted Senior Center Health Fair by SJMC Community Nurses. July 29: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. Free biometric screenings include glucose, cholesterol and balance.

HEALTH TALKS

Health Monitoring and Technology

Presented by Tak Sato, Geek with a Heart. Sponsored by Geek with a Heart, North Olmsted Senior Center, and SJMC. Why the focus on health monitoring and technology? Remote recorded information allows a healthcare provider to receive information and asses the patient, even though the patient may be many miles away. Thursday, July 16: 12:15 p.m. North Olmsted Senior Center, 28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted RSVP: 440-777-8100

 Lunch and Learn – The Sandwich Generation: Caught in the Middle and Feeling the Squeeze

Enjoy lunch as you learn about reducing your stress level. Kim Hardy, Far West. Sponsored by O’Neill Healthcare Wellington Place North Olmsted and SJMC. The worry of your parents’ health, and your children’s well-being as well as the financial concern of putting kids through college or saving for your own retirement is a lot to handle at the same time. It’s not surprising that so many people in this situation are experiencing stress. Tuesday, July 21: 12 p.m. O’Neill Healthcare Wellington Place, 4800 Clague Road, North Olmsted. RSVP: 440-734-9933

I Tinkle When I Sneeze

Paul Forthofer, BS, ED, Manager, SJMC Community Outreach and Sheri Gordon. Sponsored by Westlake Village, ActivStyle and SJMC. Please plan to attend an urodynamic informational program on this common and often not talked about problem. You will learn why incontinence occurs as well as the different treatments available from conservative to state-of-the-art surgical procedures. Also includes protective product information. Monday, July 27: 2:30 p.m. Westlake Village, 28550 Westlake Village Drive, Westlake

Stroke Rehab

Andrea Patrick, OTR/L, certified in Stroke Rehabilitation as an SJMC Occupational Therapist. Sponsored by Manor Care and SJMC. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. The goal of rehabilitation is to enable an individual who has experienced a stroke to reach the highest possible level of independence and be as productive as possible. Tuesday, July 28: 11 a.m. Manor Care of North Olmsted, 23225 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. RSVP: 440-779-6900 Light refreshments served.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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 and parents are welcome. 2nd Thursday – every month: 7 – 8:30 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Call Joyce for additional info: 440-933-8309 or email: joyce@bridgetosuccess.net

ADDICTION

Gamblers Anonymous Support Meeting

Twelve-step meeting for people who think they have a gambling problem. Gamblers Anonymous is a worldwide organization committed to help compulsive gamblers. To attend all you need is a desire to stop gambling. Saturdays, 10 – 11 a.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. For more information call Matt at 440-752-3315 or Gamblers Anonymous at 626-960-3500 for a meeting in your area, or go to gamblersanonymous.com.

Food Addicts Anonymous

Offers hope and recovery for the disease of food addiction. Support group for obesity, anorexia and bulimia. Fridays: 7 p.m. – Auditorium B, Sundays: 6 p.m. – Auditorium A, SJMC, Building 2, 1st Floor, 29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. For more information call Kay at 216-548-3366 or Gloria at 440-327-9492.

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. Sundays: 10 – 11 a.m. SJMC, Building 2, 1st Floor, Auditorium B, 29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. No dues or fees for members.

BEREAVEMENT

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 ongoing. 2nd Wednesday of the month: 6:30 – 8 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Call Elizabeth Prentiss Bereavement Center at 216-486-6838 or JoDee 440-892-6680.

Grief Recovery Program

Moving Beyond Loss to a Richer Quality of Life. Facilitated by John Monnin, M.Ed. Sponsored by Crossroads Hospice and SJMC. Grief is a normal and natural reaction to loss. This 11-week program will guide those who wish to resolve their loss. Program is free to the community. Wednesdays, September 2 – November 18: 12:30 – 2 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. RSVP: 216-654-9300

Who am I?

Grief challenges us to take a new look at our roles in life. In this six-week program you will rediscover personal interests, explore new opportunities, and identify support systems and tools to help you through. Come and brainstorm, share and discover new ideas and resources with the group. There will be independent assignments most weeks. Thursdays, beginning July 2: 6:30 – 8 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. RSVP: 440-892-6680 Registration required. For more information, contact JoDee Coulter, MT-BC, Bereavement Coordinator Hospice of the Western Reserve.

CANCER

Hope Group

Facilitated by Joyce Forristell, CBPN-IC. A support group for newly diagnosed breast cancer individuals and for breast cancer survivors. 1st Wednesday – every month: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. RSVP to Joyce at 440-827-5459

“I Am Not Alone”

For all cancer survivors, family and friends. 2nd Tuesday – every month: 7 – 9 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Call Facilitator Tina Hlaverty, RN at 216-476-1717

CAREGIVERS

Caregiver’s Club

Facilitated by Brighton Gardens and Caring Tree Senior Care. When did I become the parent? Come to this enlightening support group for those individuals who are faced with the challenges of overseeing a parent or spouse through their senior years. This group will focus on expert advice and the sharing of ideas on coping with the stresses of caregiving. You are not alone! Light lunch provided. 3rd Tuesday – every month: 11:30 – 1 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake RSVP: 877-597-6348

DIABETES

Diabetes Support Group

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. Note: For questions please call at least two days prior to the meeting of interest. No physician referral is required. Meetings held on 3rd floor. July 16 (Picnic at SJMC: 6:30 – 8 p.m., 29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake), August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 (no December meeting) 7:30 – 9 p.m. Westlake Family Health Center, 26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake

MOOD DISORDER

Mood Disorder Support Group

We offer support for those with depression and bi-polar disorders. Our vision is one of hope. Together we strive for wellness and recovery. Every Tuesday: 7 – 8:30 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. To RSVP and for more information contact group facilitators: Bobby Klinko 440-539-9415 or Laura Vanni 216-267-5923

NEUROLOGY

Stroke/Parkinson Support Group

Facilitated by Danelle Boomer, BSN, RN, and Pam Lanter, PT, DPT, NCS. Sponsored by Westlake Center for Community Services, Bradley Bay and SJMC. 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. 1st Monday – every month: 1:30 p.m. Westlake Center for Community Services, 29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. For information call Donna Feorene at 440-899-3544. Light refreshments served.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Sponsored by North Olmsted Senior Center. Individuals with multiple sclerosis and their families are invited to join this group. Members share experiences with other individuals dealing with MS who can understand and identify with them. 2nd Wednesday – every month: 7 p.m. North Olmsted Senior Center, 28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. For more information, contact 440-777-8100.

POSTNATAL

Breastfeeding Group

Facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Come and meet other moms who have experienced the joy of breastfeeding and have all your questions answered. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Free – no registration needed.

RESPIRATORY

Better Breathers Club

A support group for those people suffering from lung disease. The bimonthly meetings will provide a review of breathing retraining and techniques to decrease shortness of breath. Various topics chosen by members are discussed. 1st Tuesday of every other month (August 4, October 6, December 1) 1 – 2:30 p.m. SJMC Westlake Family Health Center, Suite 300, 26908 Detroit Road, Westlake. Call Lynn Gorton for more information at 440-250-2042 or Lynn.Gorton@csauh.com.

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. Every 2nd Monday: 6 – 8 p.m. July through December

 

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