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Health

Porter Regional Hospital Offers Free Screenings and More at 2015 Spring Wellness Fair

Porter-Regional-HospitalA variety of free health screenings and wellness assessments will be offered at Porter Regional Hospital’s Spring Wellness Fair. The event will be held 8 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, April 11, in the hospital’s lobby, located at 85 East US Hwy 6 in Valparaiso.

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Valpo Parks Foundation Offers Tai Chi Program

valpo-parksThis ancient martial art, taught by a certified member of the international T'ai Chi for Health Institute, whose instructors are dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life of all who participate in one of their programs, will teach you to enhance your coordination, mental concentration, deep breathing, relaxation of the body and inner energy flow. For more background information on this program please visit their website.

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Vogelsang Asset Management To Host "Your Aging Parents; The Talk" Event

vogelsang-time-for-the-talk-1Is it time for “The Talk” with your parents? Are you prepared for the decisions you will need to make to help your aging loved ones?

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Community Hospital Community Programs, March 25, 2015

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An Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group will be held for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia on April 8 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The group meets at Hartsfield Village, located at 10000 Columbia Ave., Munster, Ind.

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Porter Regional Hospital Offers Healthy Heart Diet Classes in April 2015

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital will offer Healthy Heart Diet classes in April. The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, along with teaching basic heart healthy food preparation tips.

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St. Monica Home’s Efforts Rewarded by Church Group

St-Monica-Homes-efforts-rewarded-by-church-groupMembers of the St. Andrew the Apostle Church Christian Formation program in Merrillville heard a presentation on March 22 from Liz Guzman-Arredondo, manager of St. Monica Home, located on the campus of Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer. “I was invited by the teacher, Sally Davis, director of religious education, to speak to the class about our services and received a check for $175, which was raised during a Christmas card sale on behalf of the Respect Life program,” Guzman-Arredondo said, adding,

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Nursing Students Help Hospital Staff Members Better Prepare for Emergencies

Nursing-students-help-hospital-staff-members-better-prepare-for-emergenciesFranciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Safety Committee members collaborated with Purdue University North Central nursing program officials to offer a Safety Fair, focusing on emergency preparedness and other safety measures, at the hospital March 24. The program came about after hospital and university officials met to discuss ideas, which resulted in 33 students in the Community Health nursing class choosing related topics and interactive activities, one of which included a fire extinguisher demonstration that allowed participants to battle a simulated blaze that appeared as a screen projection. Patient safety and infection control also were among topics.

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