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Sacred Heart to Host Free Community Education Classes in October

October 12, 2014 by SoWal Staff

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is offering free community education/support opportunities throughout October, including stroke and breast-cancer support groups, classes on joint replacement surgery and diabetes management, and seminars on financial matters and healthy living targeted to senior adults. The hospital also hosts a monthly blood drive by OneBlood, including wellness checks for participants.

Joint Replacement Surgery Classes | Oct. 13 and 27
The Joint Replacement Program at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast hosts bi-weekly education classes to help people learn more about the joint replacement process. The next classes will take place on Mondays, Oct. 13 and 27, at 9 a.m. in the hospital’s Resource Center Suite 3 Conference Room.

Led by Linda Ledford, Sacred Heart’s dedicated joint replacement coordinator and registered nurse, the class will focus on what to expect before, during and after surgery. Patients will receive a comprehensive joint replacement guide that includes exercise schedules, information on physical therapy and what to expect after returning home. It is highly recommended for people thinking about joint replacement to visit an orthopedic surgeon before attending the class.

For more information on the joint replacement process or to attend a class, please call Linda Ledford at (850) 278-3646. For more information on joint replacement at Sacred Heart, please visit our website at www.sacredheartemerald.org/jointreplacement/.
 

Stroke Support Group to Discuss Nutrition and Aging | Oct. 13
Have you or someone you loved suffered a stroke, mini stroke or TIA? All stroke survivors, caregivers and family members are invited to attend the monthly Stroke Support Group at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast to learn more about stroke, share experiences and become inspired to keep moving forward after surviving a stroke.

Teri Harnett, Registered Dietitian, will speak on “Nutrition and Aging” at the group’s next meeting on Monday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Suite 3 conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach.

Facilitated by Jan Stanko, spouse and caregiver for a stroke survivor, and therapists from the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Department, the Stroke Support Group gives survivors and caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences and gain strength and knowledge from others who have been through a similar event. For more information or to join the support group, please call (850) 278-3600.

Changes to Medicare for 2015 is Topic of Financial Matters Seminar | Oct. 20
The differences between Original Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Health Plans and Drug plans will be discussed at the October Financial Matters Seminar at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Participants will receive general information on using the Medicare.gov website to make changes to their coverage for 2015.

The seminar will take place on Monday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. in the The Family Birth Place, Second-floor Education Room, at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach. Seating is limited. Please make your reservation by calling 850-416-1620 or 877-416-1620. 

 

Diabetes Self-Management Classes | Oct. 14 & 15
Have you or a loved-one been diagnosed with diabetes? Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast invites you to join the next diabetes self-management class on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14 and 15, from noon to 4:30 p.m. The class will take place in the Resource Center Suite 1 education building at Sacred Heart hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach.  

Led by Jenny Stuckey, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, and Anne Townley, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, the class is open to adults with diabetes who are looking for ways to manage their disease. Key topics include exercise, medication and nutrition for patients to reduce the symptoms of diabetes. Pre-registration is required, and a physician referral is needed to attend the class. Most major insurances are accepted.

For more information or to register for the class, please call the diabetes educators at (850) 278-3683.  

 

Sacred Heart to Host Breast-Cancer Support Group | Oct. 21

Breast cancer patients and survivors are invited to join the next monthly breast-cancer support group meeting at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center.

The mission of the support group is to empower breast-cancer patients and survivors through education, spirituality, support and humor. Benefits of joining a cancer-support group include an increased self-esteem, enhanced sense of community, and the joy of giving and receiving encouragement and hope. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

For more information about the breast-cancer support group or the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, please call (850) 278-3980 or visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.

 

Atrial Fibrillation and Mitral Valve Disease is topic of Healthy Living Seminar | Oct. 22

Please join Sacred Heart and Dr. Charles Mayes Jr., Interventional Cardiologist with Sacred Heart Medical Group, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., for a presentation and discussion on Atrial Fibrillation and Mitral Valve Disease.

Guests will learn about symptoms, causes and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and Mitral Valve Disease. The seminar will be held in the Suite 3 Conference Room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach.

This seminar is part of the monthly series of free health education programs sponsored by Sacred Heart’s SENIORSpirit! program. Seating is limited. Please make your reservation by calling 850-416-1620 or 877-416-1620. 

 

Sacred Heart to Host Blood Drive | Oct. 14

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host the Oneblood mobile unit on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main entrance of the hospital. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and a meal ticket to the hospital’s café. Oneblood will also provide a free wellness check for all blood donors, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening.

Whole blood expires after only 42 days, which increases the importance of ongoing blood drives. You must be 17 years old or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have a picture identification card, be in good health, and not have donated within the last 55 days. Donating one unit of blood can help save three lives!

For more information about Oneblood, please visit www.oneblood.org. For more information about Sacred Heart, please visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.

 

Seniors’ Stretching Class to Increase Strength and Flexibility Offered at Sacred Heart
The “Young at Heart Wellness Class” at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach, Fla., is designed to help senior adults learn slow, controlled exercises that increase strength and flexibility. Canes, walkers and wheelchairs are welcome!

The classes will be held in the hospital’s Resource Center Suite 3 Conference Room at 10 a.m. on the following dates: Oct. 28; Nov. 5, 11, 21 and 25; and Dec. 3 and 12. The class is sponsored by Sacred Heart Arts in Medicine Program and has limited space. Please make your reservation by calling 850-416-1620 or 877-416-1620.

For more information about Sacred Heart, please visit www.sacredheartemerald.org
 
 

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