Saturday, Sept. 29
Wellness seminar series
Wellness seminar series courtesy of Desert Wellness Center. Free health and wellness class open to the public at Pecos Community Center, presented by Dr. Courtney Cronin, NMD, titled, “The why and how of a vegetarian diet.”
DETAILS>>10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St., Phoenix. Dr. Courtney Cronin, NMD; (480) 820-6695; www.desertwellnesscenter.com.
‘Stork Express’ Event to Help Pregnant Moms Easily Find OB/GYN
Banner Baywood Medical Center in east Mesa is holding a special “speed dating” event for moms-to-be. Moms will meet six different OB/GYNs – back-to-back – in order to see which doctor they would like to care for them during their pregnancy and through their birth experiences. Typically, moms-to-be spend many hours driving around, meeting and interviewing physicians until they find that special bond with a doctor. This program gives moms-to-be the opportunity to meet a series of OB/GYNs in an easy and hassle-free manner.
Six doctors will participate in the “speed dating” event so moms can find their perfect match. In addition to meeting the series of doctors, moms will be able to utilize the newly remodeled OB department at Banner Baywood. The baby shower-themed event will also include several fun giveaways.
DETAILS>> 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Banner Baywood Medical Center, 6644 E. Baywood Ave. in Mesa. To RSVP, call (602) 230-CARE.
Sunday, Sept. 30
Ahwatukee JDRF golf classic
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation golf classic takes place in Ahwatukee with all proceeds to help fund research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (individuals that are insulin dependent and will not go away with diet and exercise). Diabetics have to endure a minimum of four blood sugar checks and insulin shots each day just to stay alive.
DETAILS>>8 a.m. tee time Sept. 30 at Club West Golf Club, 16400 S. 14th Ave., $80 per person. Call Peggy Schapler at (602) 999-4199 to register.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Living Your Life With Purpose - Develop Your True Sense
The Living with Purpose class series goal is to will help you in every aspect of your life. Discover the power and satisfaction that comes from clarifying your life’s purpose. Evaluate where you are on the journey to discovering purpose and learn tools to living on purpose. Join Spiritual Care Services and author, Kirk Wilkinson, The Happiness Factor, in this “brown bag” series of 12 workshops center around living your life with purpose.
DETAILS>> Noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road. The fee is $10 per class. For more information or to register, please call the ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.
East Valley Diabetes Outreach Support Group
For people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes (newly diagnosed or seasoned veterans). This ongoing informational session is hosted by the diabetes educators at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Attendees are provided with a myriad of educational materials on topics of interest to those living with diabetes. This group is open to members of the community, and prior attendance at our Discovering Diabetes series is not required.
DETAILS>> 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to register, please call the ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Grief support in Ahwatukee
Hospice of the Valley offers a free ongoing grief support group for adults and is open to any adult who has experienced a loss through death. No registration required.
DETAILS>>6 to 7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St. (602) 636-5390 or hov.org.
Congestive Heart Failure Education
Heart failure affects five million people in the U.S. and the disease is on the rise. Evidence suggests that patients and their caregivers who are well educated on managing the condition experience a more successful transition home after a hospitalization and are more likely to avoid readmission. Chandler Regional experts will discuss information essential to managing congestive heart failure, including diet, weight and symptom management, and medication regimen.
Congestive heart failure is caused by impairment of the heart’s ability to pump effectively. The following are manageable conditions that can place you at risk for heart failure:
Coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, heart valve disorders, long-term alcohol abuse, and viral infections
DETAILS>> 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 3 to Dec. 26 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road. Free to those living with congestive heart failure and their caregivers. Registration is required for this class. RSVP to ResourceLink toll-free at (480) 728-5414.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Free orthopedic sports injury evaluations
Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital (AOSH) is offering free orthopedic sports injury evaluations for high school athletes on Saturdays this fall. These sessions will be conducted by orthopedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine and include both an evaluation and treatment recommendation. Athletes should bring proof of insurance, copy of X-rays or MRI taken prior to visit.
DETAILS>>6:30 a.m. registration begins; exams 7 to 9 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital, 2905 W. Warner Road, Chandler. www.azosh.com (480) 603-9000.
Monday, Oct. 15
Ahwatukee Multiple Sclerosis self help group
This self help group addresses the informational, emotional and social support needs of the MS community in Ahwatukee, Chandler and south Tempe. People with MS, care partners and spouses are welcome to participate. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis society.
DETAILS>>10 a.m. to noon on third Monday of every month, September to June. First meeting is Oct. 15 at Ahwatukee Dignity Health Urgent Care, conference room, 4545 E. Chandler Blvd. Free to attend. Contact Lynn Grant lgrant3567Wyahoo.com (480) 414-7172 or Renee Newman firstname.lastname@example.org (480) 940-0521.
5th AIDS walk Phoenix & 5K run
Walkers, runners, pets and teams are registering for the 5th AIDS walk Phoenix $5K run to raise operating funds for 20 HIV/AIDS service agencies. This year’s goal is $500K. Event also includes entertainment along the walk route.
DETAILS>>7 a.m. run begins at 9 a.m., Oct. 21 at 3rd Ave. and Washington St., Phoenix. Register at www.aidswalkphoenix.org. Minimum registration is $25 and participants are asked to raise an additional $25. Kit Kloeckl (602) 882-8675.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
East Valley Diabetes Pumpers Outreach Support
For people with Type 1 diabetes (newly diagnosed or seasoned veterans). This support group is facilitated by the diabetes educators at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Sessions provide an open forum to discuss topics related to insulin pumps. All are welcome to attend this informal discussion group. This class is free.
DETAILS>> 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road in Chandler. For more information or to register, please call the ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.
Thursday, Oct. 25
The Art of Breastfeeding
This class is designed to support and educate expectant mothers about breastfeeding and its advantages. During the course, expectant mothers learn about anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding, baby’s cues for hunger, basic breastfeeding techniques, and working through the difficulties of breastfeeding. Participants are asked to bring a doll of newborn size to class.
DETAILS>> 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road. The fee for this class is $25. For more information or to register, call the ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.
Sunday, Nov. 4
2012 Congenital Heart Walk
The Congenital Heart Walk, to fight congenital heart disease, is a joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation. Join together in support of the millions of people impacted by congenital heart disease. There will be activities for families, music and information available.
DETAILS>>8 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 at Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe. http://bit.ly/congenitalheartwalk
Multiple Sclerosis self help support group
This group addresses the informational, emotional and social support needs of the MS community. People with MS, care partners and spouses are welcome to participate. To mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
DETAILS>>10 a.m. to noon, 3rd Monday of each month, Dignity Health Urgent Care Ahwatukee, conference room, 4545 E. Chandler Blvd. free; Lynn Grant, email@example.com (480) 414-7172.
Sun Lakes Parkinson’s support group - care partners only
A care partners meeting each month. This format provides the opportunity for those caring for someone with Parkinson’s to meet with others in like situations. Kristina Watts, patient services coordinator from the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center facilitates this group session. This group is for caregivers only.
DETAILS>>3 p.m. first Friday of each month, Card Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 North Sun Lakes Blvd. Grace Roth, (480) 895-1734 or Susan Uhrich, (480) 305-0031.
Bosom Buddies of Arizona support group
Ahwatukee/Chandler non-profit breast cancer support group
DETAILS>>10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday of every month, Morrison Boardroom next to Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1875 W. Frye Road in Chandler; Patti Lynch (480) 893-8900 firstname.lastname@example.org or Cele Ludig (480) 330-4301.
• Beverly Stidham, (480) 898-7924 or email@example.com