Platte Valley Medical Center – Nov. 2013 Events

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Healthy and Irresistible Holiday Cooking
November 20 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center
The holiday season is traditionally the time when we gather with friends and family to celebrate and eat. Many of us start the New Year with a few extra pounds, but Chef Mike Anderson has a plan to keep you trim this holiday season, without sacrificing on taste. Join us for a live cooking demonstration as Chef Mike reveals his secrets for great tasting, healthy holiday meals. This is a free event, and tasting is encour­aged. RSVP by calling 303.498.1481 or visiting our website at

Diabetes Basics and Nutrition Class
Saturday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
This introduction to diabetes will set the stage for you to gain a solid un­derstanding of what diabetes is, as well as basic management principles, including a healthy meal plan with foods you like! This class is also the perfect stepping stone to additional classes on stress, exercise, medica­tions and dodging diabetes complications. Medicare and most health plans cover all or a portion of the cost. Don’t miss this opportunity, ask your doctor for a referral today. For more information, call Cynthia Fos­ter at (303) 498.1699.

KIDS’ Flu Clinics
Monday, November 4 (by appointment only)
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The KIDS’ Flu Clinics are for families with children less than 9 years of age. Call Peggy Jarrett today for an appointment (required) 303-498-3590.

  • $25 – Flu shot or Flu mist (nasal spray)
  • $30 – High dose Flu vaccine (65 years and over)
  • $35 – Pneumonia vaccine

If you have Medicare Part B, AARP Medicare, Humana Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield or Rocky Mountain Health Plans insurance, there is no co-pay for your flu vaccine. To be eligible, you must bring your insurance card for proof of coverage. For more information, call (303) 498-3590.

Bonfils Blood Drive
Friday, November 8, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Save a life, attend the Bonfils Blood Drive at Platte Valley Medical Center. Bonfils will be at PVMC with appointments from 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Appointment times are first come first serve and the morning times have a tendency to fill up the fastest! Every pint you donate can help up to three people!
To schedule an appointment contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or register online at Use site code 5489.

Stroke Recovery Support Group
November 4, 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 through its Stroke Recovery Group to help patients and their families connect with others while learning about valuable community resources. Call (303) 498-1844 to register.

Cardiac Support Group
Tuesday, November 12, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
If you are currently being treated for heart disease and would be 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. Heart-healthy recipes might also be exchanged at meetings, and the support group may choose to publish a newsletter. To register for the group, call Danielle at High Plains Heart & Vascular Center (303) 659-7000.

Total Joint University
Tuesday, November 12, 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: or call (303) 498-1840.

Cancer Support Group
Saturdays, November 9 & 23, 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 in 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 will be 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 the “Events & Classes” link of for a complete schedule.

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

Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center
303-498-1840 for details or

Heart Rhythm Meditation
Every other Wednesday, 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center
For info, visit

Platte Valley Medical Center
1600 Prairie Center Parkway
Brighton, CO 80601

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