Platte Valley Medical Center Events – Sept. 2014

Stroke Recovery Support Group
Tuesday, September 2, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
For patients and their families who have experienced a stroke, the emotional strain can often be overwhelming. Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) offers free support to help patients and their families connect with others while learning about valuable community resources. Call (303) 498-1844 for more information.

Diabetes and Exercise with Donna the Dietitian
Monday, September 8, 6 – 7 p.m.
This class will cover the guidelines for physical activity and diabetes, including how to get started, how to stay motivated and how to track your progress. Come learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and prevent chronic disease. Classes will be taught by Donna Harris, MS, RD, HFS. Please contact Donna at 303-498-1699 or daharris@pvmc.org for more information and to sign up. Classes will be held in the Platte Valley Medical Center Conference Center.

Weight Maintenance & Weight Loss with Donna the Dietitian
Monday, September 22, 6 – 7 p.m.
Learn how 5-10% weight loss can help lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, better blood glucose control, and other health conditions. Come learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and prevent chronic disease. Classes will be taught by Donna Harris, MS, RD, HFS. Please contact Donna at 303-498-1699 or daharris@pvmc.org for more information and to sign up. Classes will be held in the Platte Valley Medical Center Conference Center.

Cardiac Support Group
Tuesday, September 9, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
If you are currently being treated for heart disease and are interested in meeting other patients, this group is for you. We offer a forum of mutual respect and courtesy about the challenges and insights your illness has presented. Meeting agendas include guest speakers discussing topics related to cardiac disease, and new information regarding treatment, medicines, and prognoses. To register, call High Plains Heart & Vascular Center (303) 659-7000.

Total Joint University
Tuesday, September 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Total Joint University (TJU) is a class for individuals who are scheduled for, or are contemplating, a joint replacement procedure. TJU is designed to provide the information you need – from pre-op, to day of, to your hospital stay and recovery – to help you proceed with confidence. Seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP now via email at svigil@pvmc.org or by calling (303) 498-1840.Ê

Cancer Support Group
Saturdays, September 13 & 27 11:00, a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center offers a monthly support group to help cancer patients and their families cope with the uncertainties and overwhelming feelings that cancer brings. Research shows that a support group can help people emotionally and even improve their physical health through treatment. The Cancer Support Group is held in the hospital’s Oncology Clinic, which is located at 1606 Prairie Center Parkway in Suite 270 of the Medical Office Building. Please call the Oncology Clinic at (303) 498-2200 to RSVP. Refreshments and snacks are provided.

Childbirth Education
Platte Valley Medical Center offers a variety of Childbirth Education classes to help you prepare for this exciting time in your life. Our comprehensive educational programs will help you be successful at every stage in the process. Visit pvmc.org/events for a complete schedule and to register online.

Yoga
Tuesdays: 4:45 – 5:20 p.m.
Thursdays: 12:15 – 12:50 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center
303-498-1840 for details or pvmc.org/events

Pilates
Tuesdays, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center
303-498-1840 for details or pvmc.org/events

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