August 1: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar meets the first Tuesday of each month, 6 pm, Premier Surgical Institute,1619 W. 7th St. (Just minutes from Joplin, past the Missouri state line.) 620.783.1732
Dr. Kido, one of our fellowship-trained surgeons specializing in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and his nurse and success story Kelly, are providing free weight loss seminars in the Grand Lounge of Premier Surgical Institute. The seminars are designed to welcome and inform members of the Four State Area interested in learning about – or already considering – surgery as an option for weight loss treatment. Dr. Kido has an impressive record of patient weight loss results. He offers a caring approach to improve patients’ overall health and help to those suffering from the physical, emotional, medical, and financial consequences of being overweight. Dr. Kido provides solutions that will break the cycle for the many who are frustrated with unsuccessful efforts to lose weight or maintain weight loss.
Premier’s luxurious and peaceful hospital grounds promote wellness and offer the perfect setting for you to relax while we provide important information about our weight loss surgery options.
No reservations necessary to attend. The seminars are free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
Every Thursday: Menu Planning 101, 12 pm or 5:15 pm, Upscale Country Furnishings. Learn to eat better, feel better and save money. Call 620.423.0450.
August 10: Grief Companions Support Group meets second Thursday of each month, 6 pm, Elm Haven West. Call 620.704.1110.
Via Christi Hospital – Pittsburg, KS
August 8: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets second Tuesday of each month. Call 620.235.7516.
August 23: Cancer Support Group, 3 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 620.235.7900.
Every day: Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings. Call 888.740.4568.
Every Monday: Tips for Living a Healthy Life, 10 am-12 pm, South YMCA, 3404 W. McIntosh Circle. Free; registration required. Call 417.625.2492.
Every day: 12-Step Recovery Meetings, Alano Club, 1800 E. 30th. Call 417.623.9645.
Every Friday: Grief Counseling, 11 am-3 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 706 S. Byers. Free. No appointment necessary.
August 8: Brain Injury Support Group meets every second Tuesday, 12-1:30 pm, The Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Contact Andrea Buening, 417.659.8086, email@example.com for information and referral.
August 9 & 23: Grief Support Group meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 11 am-12:30 pm, Hospice Compassus, 2650 E. 32nd St., Ste. 100. Call 417.623.8272.
Freeman Health System
Wednesdays: Freeman Farmers Market, 4-7:30 pm, Freeman Hospital West. Fresh local produce, meats and baked items for sale. 417.347.5646.
August 1: Freeman Friends & Family CPR, 6:30-9 pm, Freeman Screen Team Resource Center, Ste. C, 1130 E. 32nd St. Taught by Freeman Screen Team. Sign up at freemanhealth.com under classes and events. Fee: $15. Call 417.347.4448.
August 3: Freeman Early Detection Screenings, 8 am-4 pm, Freeman Screen Team Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Ste. C. Early detection screenings include abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, stroke/carotid artery screenings and osteoporosis risk assessment. Fee varies. Call 417.347.6555.
August 4: Freeman Breast Cancer Support Group, 4:30-6 pm, All Aboard Ice Cream, 102 Castle Drive. Call 417.347.2662.
August 8: Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 7:30-8:30 am, Northpark Mall Food Court. Blood pressure checks on the second Tuesday of every month. Freeman Advantage will provide information about wellness program for older adults. Call 417.347.5837.
August 8 & 22: Freeman Bariatric Weight-loss Seminar, 5:30 pm, second and fourth Tuesday of each month, Freeman Business Center Conference Room, 3220 McClelland Blvd. Call 417.347.1266.
August 9: Freeman Cancer Support Group, 2-3 pm, Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle. Call 417.347.4036.
August 9: Autism and Feeding Disorders: An Overview of Treatment Approaches, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Freeman Business Center Conference Room, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). William Sharp, PhD, and Rashelle Berry, MPH, MS, RD, CSP – the director and lead nutritionist from the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – will discuss methods of assessing and treating feeding problems in children with autism spectrum disorders. Fee: $75. Register at autismandeatingdisorders.eventbrite.com.417.347.7725.
August 15: Freeman Bariatric Weight-loss Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Freeman Business Center Conference Room, 3220 McClelland Blvd (rear entrance). Call 417.347.1266.
August 21: Freeman Type 2 Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Freeman Women’s Center 1st Floor Conference Room, 1532 W. 32nd St. Call 417.347.5700.
August 25: Bill & Virginia Leffen Center Parents Coffee, 8:30-9:30 am, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher Ave. Call 417.347.7850.
August 4: Freeman Advantage Game Day, 1 pm. Join your friends for card games, dominoes and refreshments. Call 417.347.5837.
August 8: Freeman Advantage Striders, 7-8:30 am, Northpark Mall Food Court, 101 N. Range Line Road. Call 417.347.5837.
August 24: Freeman Advantage “Your Story, Your Legacy,” 9-11 am, Freeman Business Center Conference Room, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Register for a three-day writing class taught by Terri McDermid and get the tools needed to craft your life’s story. Cost: $30, payable the day of class. 417.347.5837.
August 29: Freeman Advantage HealthWISE, 10 am (social time 9:30 am). Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Freeman Director of Medical Education, Dr. Robert McNab, shares great health information, and Renae Gillmore provides entertainment. Call 417.347.5837.
Mercy Hospital – Support Groups
Every Monday: Parkinson’s Support Group, 3-3:30 pm, Mercy Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. Call 417.556.8760.
August 9: Cancer Survivor Support Group-Men’s meets the second Wednesday monthly, 10-11 am, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. Call 417.556.2706.
August 9: Cancer Caregiver Support Group meets the second Wednesday monthly, 2-3 pm, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. Call 417.556.2706.
August 14: Bariatric Support Group, 5:30-7 pm, Mercy Joplin, Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. For more information, call Ann Payne at 417.556.2915.
August 21: Four States Stroke Support Group meets third Monday monthly, 1:30-2:30 pm, The Communities of Wildwood Ranch Rehab Center, 3222 S. John Duffy Drive. Email Kevin.Woods@Mercy.net.
August 22: Diabetes Support Group meets fourth Tuesday monthly, 4-5 pm, Carthage Water and Electric meeting room, 627 W. Centennial. Call 417.359.1359.
August 23: Grief Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, 2-3 pm, Mercy Hospital Carthage Chapel. Free and open to the public. Registration requested; materials provided. Call 417.556.2472.
August 23: Cancer Survivor Support Group—Women’s meets fourth Wednesday monthly, 10-11 am, Mercy Joplin Cancer Center Conference Room, 100 Mercy Way. Call 417.556.2706.
Mercy Hospital Joplin
August 3: Bariatric Seminar, 6-7 pm, Mercy Hospital Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. Is weight-loss surgery right for you? Mercy Bariatric Center can help you decide. The free seminar is for those who have considered weight-loss surgery, are 80 to 100 pounds overweight, have had multiple unsuccessful attempts at weight loss or have an illness caused or made worse by excess weight. To register or for more information, visit www.mercy.net/JoplinBariatrics.
August 16: Fresh Air Lunch and Learn, noon-1 pm, Mercy Hospital Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. For those ready to quit smoking, Mercy is ready to help. The free lunch-and-learn event will cover the health benefits of getting and staying tobacco free, including disease prevention, recognizing early signs of lung disease, lung cancer screenings, and strategies and resources on how to quit for good. To register or for more information, visit www.mercy.net/QuitSmoking.
Mercy Auxiliary Joplin
Beginning August 1: Valet Service, 7:30 am-5 pm, weekdays, Mercy Hospital Joplin’s Clinic Entrance (west entrance), 100 Mercy Way. Sponsored by Mercy Auxiliary Joplin, this complimentary service is available for all patients and family members seeking non-hospital care or services.
August 1-2: Linen Sale, 9 am-4 pm, Aug. 1; 7 am-2 pm, Aug. 2, Mercy Hospital Joplin’s Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. New items include ultra-plush and Sherpa blankets. Items include sheet sets (twin, XL twin, full, queen, king and California king). Cash, checks and credit/debit cards will be accepted.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit www.namijoplin.org. Meetings held at the NAMI building, 219 W. 2nd St. in Joplin.
Every Monday: NAMI Basics, 6-8:30 pm. A signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.
Every Tuesday: NAMI Connection Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.
Every Tuesday: Self Injury Support Group, 5-6 pm.
Every Tuesday: Family Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.
Every Wednesday: Dual Diagnosis Support Group, 2:30-3:30 pm.
Every Wednesday: Post 5/22 Stress Counseling Sessions, 10 am.
Every Thursday: Family to Family Class, 6:30-8:30 pm. For families or caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Includes current information about most major mental illnesses; information about medications, side effects and strategies for medication adherence; developing strategies for handling crises and relapse; focusing on care for the caregiver.
August 21: Alzheimer & Dementia Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month, 5-6 pm, Medicalodge, 400 Lyon Drive. Call 417.451.2544.
Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, MO
August 9: Blood Drive, 1-5 pm. Save a life with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. Moore-Few Care Center Community Room. To make an appointment, call 417.448.3622.
August 9: Caregiver’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 pm, Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center. Free peer support program.
August 15 & 17: Tuesday/Thursday Birth and Beyond Class, 6-8:30 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. Two-part childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3622 to register for this class.
August 16: Blood Pressure Screening, 10:45 am, Vernon County Senior Center. Free screening.
August 22: Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic Screenings, 7 am. Free screenings of the Month: Blood Pressure and Cholesterol. Kern Senior Center. Call 417.448.3801.
August 26: Saturday Birth and Beyond Class, 8 am-12 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. One-day childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3622 to register for this class.
Integris Baptist Regional Health Center, Grove, OK
August 10: Diabetes Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 12:30 pm, INTEGRIS Grand Lake Diabetes Center, 1310 S. Main. Call 918.786.1801.
August 10: Low Vision Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 9:30 am, Honey Creek Retirement Village, 200 Har-Ber Road. Call 918.786.2223.
August 8 & 22: Depression Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 2 pm, Northeastern Tribal Health System Conference Room, 2301 Eight Tribes Trail. Call 918.675.2093.
August 10: Caregivers Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 11 am, Parish Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church. Call 918.542.3662. Open to the public.
INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, OK – For more information, visit www.integrisok.com/baptist-regional-health-center-miami-ok.
Every Tuesday: Free blood pressure and glucose screenings provided by INTEGRIS Regency Home Care and Hospice. First Tuesday: Commerce Nutrition Center, 10:30-11:30 am. Second Tuesday: Nine Tribes Tower, 10-11 am. Third Tuesday: Miami Senior Center, 10-11 am. Fourth Tuesday: INTEGRIS Baptist Village, 9-10 am.
August 1: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets first Tuesday monthly, 11 am, Generations fourth floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.
August 3: Autism Support Group meets first Thursday monthly, 5:30 pm, Miami First Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 24 S. Street SW, with Dr. Alan Carnahan. Call 918.919.0148.
Mercy Maude Norton Mobile Mammography Unit Schedule for August. Call 620.429.2545 to find locations and a schedule for the mammo bus.