Community Health and Wellness Physician Lecture Series
Talking Health is a free Community Health and Wellness Physician Lecture Series. Talking Health provides a platform for diverse, comprehensive and interactive health education. It is an opportunity for community members to meet other people with similar health conditions and provide support. Each seminar is a forum open to everyone in the community to raise questions and become more aware of current health issues.
You won’t want to miss:
“Taking Control” with Bob Kolenknow
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Saint Louise Regional Hospital Board Room
Come to this session and learn how you can have better blood sugar control. This free seminar will help you leawrn about some of the ways to control your blood sugar. Controlling blood sugar may help reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications. Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy. It is estimated that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed.
Topics cover will include:
Achieving good glucose control
Learning about effective self-management
Developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle
Planning and prioritizing diabetes management
Overcoming fears surrounding diabetes
Finding resources for diabetes support
For more information or to RSVP, please call (408) 848-8603.
Bereavement Support Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Saint Louise Regional Hospital Conference Room. For more information, call (408) 848-4939.
Diabetes Education is provided in a variety of formats to meet the needs of the people we serve. The material presented is based on the American Association of Diabetes Educators model of Self Management Behaviors. Individual education is provided to those who are unable to participate in formal classes.
The English classes are given in two sessions and include discussion on:
Classes are available in English and Spanish. For more information, please call (408) 848-4939 (English) or (408) 848-4985 (Spanish).
For Essential Tremor and Dystonia
(Dystonia Medical Research Foundation – Silicon Valley Support Group)
Meets the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Saint Louise Regional Hospital Board Room. Individuals with all forms of Dystonia and Essential Tremor as well as family and friends are welcome to attend these free meetings.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lynda Dome at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408.847.8649.
Pre-Natal Classes provided by Empowered Parents
All classes are offered on a monthly basis. Private classes are available for each class offered. A 10% discount is given when any combination of 4 courses are taken. You must pre-register for all classes either by phone or mail. Please call (408) 594-0590 or (408) 594-0591 if you need to schedule a private or refresher course or to check availability. You may also visit us online at www.empoweredparents.org. Scholarships are available for those that qualify.
Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
This support group meets on the 3rd Monday of every month (regardless of holidays) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Saint Louise Regional Hospital Board Room.
Our meetings are designed for individuals considering weight loss surgery and those members who have recently had weight loss surgery. Our facilitators share their personal weight loss experiences and provide information to individuals seeking information on gastric surgery from a patient’s perspective and for patients who have had surgery and are working on life-long maintenance. Attendees that are concerned with maintenance meet at 6:30 p.m.
For information, please contact Community Health Education at (408) 848-4939.