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Saint Mary’s wellness and class offerings for August 2011

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

Medical Exercise Program

Exercise has long been associated with improving overall health, specifically for those with medical conditions and Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness has launched the region’s first Medical Exercise Program. The new program provides support and professional consultation to those with medical conditions and those looking to improve their health and overall quality of life. The program offers specialized tracks which include cancer rehab, cardiac fitness, pre- and post-natal fitness, medical exercise and weight management programs. Additionally, the fitness center offers a Medical Exercise gym membership designed for participants after they complete a specialized program or those interested in general membership. Prices vary. For more information or to register, call 770-3800.

Community WellCheck- Aug. 10 and 27

Saint Mary’s monthly Community WellCheck offers a wide variety of affordable health screenings and immunizations to help identify potential health risks. All screenings are held from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Center for Health, at 645 N. Arlington, 3rd floor. Cost varies. To schedule an appointment call 770-7100.

FREE Chronic Disease Management Class Series – Begins Aug. 16

If you are 55 or older and have arthritis, heart or lung problems, high blood pressure, cancer or other chronic conditions, our free six-week class is for you.  During the program, you will learn how to manage your chronic disease through exercise techniques, community resources, setting goals, and knowledge on how to optimize your relationship with your physician.  Classes will take place every Tuesday beginning on Aug. 16 through Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Washoe County Senior Center in Reno on 1155 East Ninth Street.  For more information and to register, call 770-7100.

Hands-on Grocery Store Tour only $10 –Aug. 16

Saint Mary’s team of registered dietitians is offering a hands-on Grocery Store Tour on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. at Scolari’s at 1300 Disc Drive in Sparks. Tours will provide participants with budget-wise shopping tips that can be used to purchase healthy, nutritional foods. The cost of the tour is only $10. To register, call 770-7100.

Breathe Easy Tobacco Cessation Program – Starts Aug. 16

If you are interested in quitting smoking, or any tobacco use, Saint Mary’s Breathe Easy Tobacco Cessation program is for you.  Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and ending on Sept. 13, a Mayo Clinic-certified tobacco treatment specialist will provide participants with the tools they need to quit using tobacco. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Health Enhancement at 1625 East Prater Way in Sparks.  The cost of the class is $95. For more information or to register, call 770-7100.

Jump Start a Healthy Life Program- Starts Aug. 31

Studies show that 50 percent of our health over time is directly related to healthy lifestyle habits. Jump Start a Healthy Life provides information about nutrition, fitness and stress management to help individuals develop a personalized plan to improve overall health. It includes a computerized risk assessment of family and personal health history, lifestyle practices, social support factors and blood test results and is taught by registered dietitians, certified fitness professionals, registered nurses and behaviorists. The class is held every Wednesday beginning Aug. 31 through Oct. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Saint Mary’s at Galena on 18653 Wedge Parkway in Reno. For more information or to register, call 770-7100.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS: 

Tdap shots for entering 7th graders

All entering seventh graders, or those aged 11 to 12 years old, are now required to get immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) before enrolling in a public or private school. Saint Mary’s Immunizations is making it easy for your child to receive the immunization. For a listing of clinics or to make an appointment, call 770-7100.

Meningococcal vaccinations for entering college freshman

All students planning to live in the college dormitories are recommended to get the Meningococcal vaccination, some colleges require the vaccination so please check requirements for official policy on immunizations. Saint Mary’s Immunizations offers convenient appointment times at its new location at 1625 E. Prater Way at the corner of Sparks Blvd. and Prater. To schedule an appointment, please call 770-7100.

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