June 6: 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.
June 8: Grief Companions Support Group meets second Thursday of each month, 6 pm, Elm Haven West. Call 620.704.1110.
Via Christi Hospital – Pittsburg, KS
June 13: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets second Tuesday of each month. Call 620.235.7516.
June 28: 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.
June 13: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org for information and referral.
June 14 & 28: 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.
June 1: 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.
June 6: Freeman Breast Cancer Support Group, 4:30-6 pm, first Tuesday of each month at All Aboard Ice Cream, 102 Castle Dr. Open to breast cancer patients, newly diagnosed through survivorship. Call 417.347.2662.
June 6: Freeman Friends & Family CPR, 6:30-9 pm, Freeman Screen Team Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Ste. C. Taught by Freeman Screen Team. Sign up at freemanhealth.com under classes and events. Fee: $15. Call 417.347.4448.
June 6: Ozark Center Autism Support Group, 6-8 pm, first Tuesday of the month at Bill & Virginia Leffen Center, 2808 S. Picher Ave. Call 417.347.7850.
June 13: 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.
June 14: Freeman Cancer Support Group, 2-3 pm, Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle. Call 417.347.4036.
June 15 & 27: 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.
June 19: 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.
June 20: 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.
June 30: 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.
June 13: Freeman Advantage Striders, 7-8:30 am, Northpark Mall Food Court, 101 N. Range Line Road. Call 417.347.5837.
June 27: Freeman Advantage Ice Cream Social and Car Show, 5:30-7 pm, Freeman Hospital East Grassy Area, 932 E. 34th St. Savor delicious ice cream, enjoy good music and vote on your favorite classic car! Cost: free to Freeman Advantage members. Lifetime membership: $20. 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.
June 1: Cancer Survivor Day, 11 am-1 pm. Mercy Hospital Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. Join this free celebration of cancer survivors that includes a buffet lunch, door prizes, educational booths, special speakers and entertainment by comedian, juggler and cancer survivor Scott Burton. Pre-register at mercy.net/SurvivorDay or 417.556.2488.
June 1: Bariatric Seminar, 6-7 pm, Mercy Hospital Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. This 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.
June 14: 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.
June 14: 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.
June 19: 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.
June 27: Diabetes Support Group meets fourth Tuesday monthly, 4-5 pm, Carthage Water and Electric meeting room, 627 W. Centennial. Call 417.359.1359.
June 28: 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.
June 28: 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.
June 29: Mended Hearts, 5:30-6:30 pm, meets the fourth Thursday monthly at Mercy Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way, Joplin. Call 417.556.2262.
Mercy Auxiliary Joplin
June 3: Trivia Night, doors open at 5:30 pm, trivia starts at 6 pm, Mercy Hospital Joplin Conference Center, 100 Mercy Way. Get together your team for a fun night of trivia. Cost is $80 per eight-person table. Proceeds will be donated to Mercy Clinic Cardiology for heart screenings. To register a team or for more information, call 417.556.2265.
June 6-7: Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale, June 6: 8 am-5 pm, June 7: 7 am-3 pm, Mercy Hospital Joplin’s Gift Shop, second floor, 100 Mercy Way.
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.
June 26: 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
June 2: Lunch and Learn: Live Resolute, Part 1, 12-1 pm, NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. What is holding you back from your goals? In this first of a two-part class, learn to recognize and manage the barriers of stress in your life. Unlock the power to manage your direction. Bring your lunch or reserve one for $3. Register by calling 417.448.3622.
June 6: Free Skin Cancer Screening, 11 am-1 pm. Provided by Dr. Jacqueline Youtsos, FP specializing in dermatology, Mezzanine Conference Room. To make an appointment, call 417.448.3622 or visit www.cbco.org.
June 6 & 8: Tuesday/Thursday Childbirth & Breastfeeding Class, 6-8:30 pm. Two-part course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. NRMC Medical Arts Building, 3rd Floor Classroom. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3622.
June 10: Saturday Childbirth & Breastfeeding Class, 8 am-12:30 pm. One-day course for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. NRMC Medical Arts Building, 3rd Floor Classroom. $15 registration fee. Call 417.448.3622.
June 14: Caregiver’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 pm. Free peer support program, Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center. Call 417.448.3801.
June 16: Lunch and Learn: Live Resolute, Part II, 12-1 pm. What is holding you back from your goals? In this second of a two-part class, learn to recognize and manage the barriers of stress in your life. Unlock the power to manage your direction! NRMC Mezzanine Conference Room. Free to attend. Bring your lunch or reserve one for $3. Register by calling 417.448.3622.
June 21: Blood Pressure Screening, 10:45 am. Free screening, Vernon County Senior Center. Call 417.448.3801.
June 27: Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic Screenings, 7 am, Kern Senior Center. Screening of the month: Blood pressure and glucose. Free screenings.
Integris Baptist Regional Health Center, Grove, OK
June 8: Diabetes Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 12:30 pm, INTEGRIS Grand Lake Diabetes Center, 1310 S. Main. Call 918.786.1801.
June 8: Low Vision Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 9:30 am, Honey Creek Retirement Village, 200 Har-Ber Road. Call 918.786.2223.
June 13 & 27: 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.
June 8: 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.
June 6: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets first Tuesday monthly, 11 am, Generations fourth floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.
June 8: 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 June. Call 620.429.2545 to find locations and a schedule for the mammo bus.