Platte Valley Medical Center Health & Wellness Events – Feb. 2015

Stroke Recovery Support Group
Monday, February 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.

Cancer Support Group
Saturdays, February 14 & 28, 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.

Cardiac Support Group
Tuesday, February 10, 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, February 10, 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 Ð to help you proceed with confidence. Seating is limited and reservations are required.  RSVP now via email at or by calling (303) 498-1840.

Diabetes and Physical Activity with Donna the Dietitian
Friday, February 6, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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. Classes are held in the Conference Center. Space is limited so go to to sign up today, or call 303-498-1481.

Listen to Your Legs: Peripheral Arterial Disease
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00 PM – 7:00 p.m.
If you have pain or cramping in your legs or hips while walking or climbing stairs, you could have problems with blood flow. If left untreated, restricted blood flow in your legs could result in Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.). Join Interventional Cardiologist Behzad Molavi, M.D. FACC for an evening of discovery as he shares the signs, symptoms, tests, treatment options, and prevention techniques to help you understand this circulation condition. After the talk, free PAD screenings will be offered to attendees.
This is a free seminar and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so RSVP online at or call 303-498-1481 today.

Nutrition and Cardiac Health
Monday, February 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Learn how to follow a heart healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of heart disease. This class will offer the American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Guidelines, as well as grocery shopping and recipe modification tips. Classes are held in the Conference Center. Space is limited so sign up today at or call 303-498-1481.

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 for a complete schedule and to register online.

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

Tuesdays: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center
303-498-1840 for details or

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