Q-100 Community Calendar
Jasper – Did you know lung cancer is the third most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the United States? It is estimated that over 80 percent of lung cancers could be cured if detected at an early stage. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Radiology Department now offers Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screenings, recommended for individuals who are considered to be at high risk for developing lung cancer and meet the following criteria:Memorial Hospital’s Lung Cancer Screening team, consists of highly trained technologists, a board certified Radiologist, Jonathan Day, M.D., and innovated equipment that meets new low dose standards. For more information or to schedule your lung cancer screening, talk to your health care provider. If you do not have a physician, please call Memorial Hospital’s Physician Referral Line at 812-996 Receives a written order for LDCT lung cancer screening from a health care provider during a shared decision making visit Ages 55-77, Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer), Tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (Which is defined as smoking one pack per day for at least 30 years; 1 pack = 20 cigarettes) and Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
May 1st thru 15th
Give the Gift of Life, Give Blood May 2nd at: Hillcrest Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest Road Bedford, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Jasper – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a Heartsaver CPR class from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. This American Heart Association course is designed for lay personnel who serve as rescuers as part of their job responsibilities and for the general public who have direct access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Skills taught include CPR, AED use, and relief of choking in adults, children and infants. In order to complete the course and receive the course completion card, participants must successfully complete a skills evaluation. Pre-registration is required. The fee for the course is $50 and the class does require prepayment. For more information or to register, please visit the hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click “Classes & Events,” or call the Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399.
Living Waters Assembly of God would like to invite everyone Saturday, May 7th. 8-11am at the Fr Lick Senior Citizens Center for a Free give- away of Clothing and miscellaneous ! We will have clothing of all ages!! Come join us! Pastor Patty Rottet, Living Waters Assembly Of God, PO Box 67, West Baden, IN 47469 Cell 812-630-3221
Give the Gift of Life, Give Blood May 9th at: Leatherwood Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest Road Bedford, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Give the Gift of Life, Give Blood May 12th at: SV High School, Larry Bird Blvd. French Lick 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Archery Lesson & Family Fun Shoot at Patoka Lake on Saturday, May 14 Meet the naturalist and other certified archery instructors at the Patoka Lake archery range for a beginner to intermediate archery lesson on Saturday, May 14th from 9a.m.- Noon. This event is an introduction to the sport and is open to all ages 8 and up. All archery equipment will be provided. Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants. Pre-register by calling the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 685.2447. The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Lake, located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164. For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, please call the Nature Center at 685-2447.
If you're a kid who likes to fish, or know a kid who might, the Hoosier National Forest invites you to the Kids Fishing Derby and Outdoor Day at the Maumee Boy Scout Camp on Saturday, May 14. The fishing derby is a free, local event for families. The theme of the event is to get kids hooked on fishing. Fishing poles, lunch, bait, and prizes will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. The event is limited to the first 75 kids to register. Registration is open now at the Forest Service Bedford Office or by calling 812.275.5987. Participants should be 15 years old or under and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (minimum of one adult per 3 children). The derby begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:00, followed by a free cookout for everyone who attends, including adults. Tarzian Lake at the Maumee Boy Scout Camp is located in Jackson County north of Norman.
Give the Gift of Life, Give Blood May 2nd at: Anytime Fitness, 16th Street Bedford, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
SOCK HOP FOR A CURE , May 7, 2016, 4-H Block Building Paoli, IN, Doors Open 5:00 P.M. Ends 10:00 P.M.
Admission $6.00 1 Child under 12 free w/adult admission, limit 2 per family. Admission includes a ticket for food, drink and door prize entry. All Proceeds go to (Juvenile Diabetes) Cookie Monster Carb Crushers and (Relay For Life Orange County) Dancers Against Cancer. Given By, Joann Knight 317-517-7338 or EM&M DJ’s 812-653-1949
May 16th thru 31st
Jasper – Medic First Aid® with AED is a basic training course in emergency care designed for use in the business/industrial setting. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), AED use, and other important emergency care skills are combined into this course, which allows the graduate to function with one consistent set of priorities in a medical emergency. Students learn the same priorities of care and approach to the patient used by professionals. This approach results in a continuity of care as the patient is passed on to EMT, nurse, and doctor. Successful completion of the course means the student has acquired these skills, understands the dangers of an emergency scene and how to evaluate them, and understands the use of protective barriers. Taught by nationally certified instructors, the course satisfies OSHA requirements for industry and business. A Medic First Aid® with AED course will be offered Tuesday, May 17, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. The fee for the class is $65; class size is limited and pre-registration is required by visiting Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and clicking on “Classes & Events,” or calling the Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399. A Medic First Aid Bloodborne Pathogens class can be added to this course to provide participants with the knowledge to reduce or eliminate the occupational risk of bloodborne pathogens. Cost for this additional class is $16 per person. For more details, please call 812-996-2399.
Jasper – Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Symptoms include tremors or trembling in the hands, arms, legs, jaw or head; rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; slowness of movement; and postural instability or impaired balance. The disease is both chronic, meaning it persists over a long period of time, and progressive, meaning its symptoms grow worse over time. It is estimated that 50,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this disease that has no cure.For many, being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can leave them feeling alone and frightened. The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center allows these patients and their families to come together to share information and support. The next support group meeting will be Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hospital’s Medical Arts Building Conference Center, located at 721 West 13th Street in Jasper. For more information about the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click on “Classes & Events,” or call Rachel Lampert, Practice Manager, at 812-639-1978 Pre-registration is not necessary and there is no cost.
Jasper – Sometimes life can be confusing, but managing your diabetes doesn’t have to be. If you are one of the estimated 29.1 million people who have diabetes, a disease in which your blood glucose or sugar level is too high, a diagnosis of diabetes can be alarming. Thanks to better treatments, people with diabetes are now living longer—and with a better quality of life—than ever before. If you are living with diabetes, it’s important to make choices that keep you and your loved ones healthy. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is hosting a new program in 2016, “Change the Life You Live: Diabetes,” which offers participants the opportunity to achieve optimal health while living with diabetes. This program facilitated by Certified Diabetes Educators and teaches participants how to control their diabetes using medication, self-monitoring, nutrition, and physical activity. Classes offered within the program include: Diabetes Pathways- Required class with a specific curriculum for newly diagnosed diabetes patients Participants can choose from the following options (Available Following Diabetes Pathways): Diabetes Workshop- Get Energized: Refresher two-hour class for those who have had previous education. Meal Planning- Basic : Provides basic nutrition information Meal Planning- Advanced: Carb counting. Classes are offered on a continual basis. Pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring a spouse, friend, or family member. Classes are held in the Medical Arts Building, 721 West 13th Street, Jasper, Suite 102. For more information, please contact Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Diabetes Management and Prevention office at 812-996-0521. If you do not have a physician, please call Memorial Hospital’s Physician Referral Line at 812-996-8470.
If you’re a kid who likes to fish, or know a kid who might, the Hoosier National Forest invites you to the 21st annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at German Ridge Pond near Rome, Indiana on Saturday, May 21. The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under. The event is located within the German Ridge Recreation Area off State Road 66. Parking will be within the campground or day use area. Employees will be onsite to assist with the parking. Participants can walk or be shuttled from the parking areas to the fishing pond. The day includes fishing, games, prizes and some fish identification items. Please bring your own rods, reels, fishing tackle, and bait. There are no restrictions on tackle or bait, but no bait will be provided. Children are allowed one rod each. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The fishing contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. and go until 11:00 a.m. Fishing can continue after 11:00, but will not be counted towards your total.
Jasper – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a program for those who are ready to make a positive change and improve their overall health. “Personal Wellness Coaching” is a series of conversations with a wellness coach to discover why and how to improve health over a twelve or six week period by setting realistic wellness goals that focus on nutrition, fitness, stress, and general health concerns. During coaching sessions, participants review progress toward goals, learn new approaches to achieve those goals, and set new weekly goals. The wellness coach helps the participant to become and stay motivated to achieve wellness goals. The “Personal Wellness Coaching” program is a 30-minute initial session, followed by 20-minute sessions. Sessions are once a week either by phone, person-to-person, or Skype®! What is Skype®? Skype® is an Internet service that allows users to communicate by voice via a computer with an Internet connection equipped with a microphone and webcam, or a mobile device. Both the participant and the coach must have a current Skype® account. The coach will contact the participant at an agreed-upon day and time to begin the coaching sessions. Skype® is only available for the twelve-week program. All sessions are confidential and scheduled at a time convenient to the participant. The cost of “Personal Wellness Coaching” is $18.75 per session for the six-week or twelve-week program. For more information or to enroll, please call Memorial Hospital’s Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399.
Jasper – The FertilityCare program refers to a natural method to avoid or achieve pregnancy. The Creighton Model coordinates with a couple’s fertility cycle without the use of drugs or contraceptives. The program teaches the couple to identify the woman’s fertile and infertile days in order to achieve or avoid a pregnancy. This program is available through Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Instructors have been trained through the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. The program content follows the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. Couples attend an introductory session, and may then schedule up to eight individual follow-up appointments with their instructor to explain details of the program, review the couple’s chart and answer questions. Regular appointments assist the couple in feeling confident to use the method. The FertilityCare program is safe, morally acceptable, easy to learn, inexpensive and can precisely identify the true days of fertility and infertility. The method is shared by both the man and woman as they grow together and plan their family. Introductory and follow-up sessions are private and scheduled to meet the needs of the couple. Sessions take place at Memorial Foundation & Health Ministry Office, 709 W. 9th Street in Jasper. The cost of the FertilityCare Program is $25 per couple. Materials are available for the course for an additional fee of $20. For more information about the FertilityCare program, please contact Memorial Hospital’s Health Ministry Office at 812-996-5232 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 5232.