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Crimson Cross seeks blood donations
The American Crimson Cross urges folks to share their good well being this vacation season by donating blood or platelets for sufferers in want. A decline in donations happens from Thanksgiving to New 12 months’s Day when donors are busy with vacation actions and journey.
To make an appointment to donate blood, obtain the Crimson Cross Blood Donor App from app shops, go to redcrossblood.org or name 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Put together to your donation day by getting an excellent evening’s sleep, consuming a nutritious meal the evening earlier than and consuming additional fluids.
- Nov. 23: 10 a.m.-Three p.m., Path Head Christian Fellowship Church, 20 Trailhead View Drive
- Nov. 21: 9 a.m.-Three p.m., Helena Blood Donation Middle, 3150 N. Montana Ave., Ste. B
- Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mazurek Justice Bldg., 215 N. Sanders St.
- Nov. 23: 9 a.m.-Three p.m., Helena Blood Donation Middle, 3150 N. Montana Ave., Ste. B
- Nov. 23: 12:45-5:45 p.m., Touchmark on Saddle Drive, 915 Saddle Drive
- Nov. 26: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Blue Cross/Blue Protect, 3645 Alice St.
- Nov. 27: noon-6 p.m., Helena Blood Donation Middle, 3150 N. Montana Ave., Ste. B
- Nov. 28: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Financial institution, 350 N. Final Probability Gulch
Most cancers survivors help group
The Circle of Hope Most cancers Survivors Assist Group assembly takes place at midday on the primary and third Wednesday at The Survivor’s Boutique, 1054 Helena Ave. This assembly is open to ladies of all ages with all kinds of most cancers. Deliver a sack lunch and are available share your experiences in a secure, confidential assembly with different survivors. For info, name 422-0898.
Expertise a free Reiki remedy
Therapeutic Gentle Reiki is providing free Reiki therapies throughout the Reiki Circle at 6260 Head Lane, from 7-9:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. No must name forward, simply cease in. Reiki practitioners of all ranges and those that want to expertise Reiki in a gaggle setting are welcome. Supplied via mild contact, Reiki is light, non-invasive and profound in its capability to reinforce the physique’s pure capability to heal itself and is a robust method to scale back stress, promote wellness, strengthen the immune system, relieve ache and improve in addition to steadiness the physique’s power.
For individuals who are affected by another person’s habit, Alanon and Alateen are provided all through the week at various occasions. Schedules for these conferences within the Helena space can be found at www.mt.al-anon.alateen.org.
Nar-Anon household group
Helena Nar-Anon Household Group conferences are held from 5:30 to six:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday at Susanna’s Place, 512 Logan St., Room 200. The Nar-Anon Household Group is a 12-step restoration program for these affected by another person’s habit.
NAMI peer help group
The NAMI peer help group for individuals residing with psychological sickness meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. The group meets at Our Place Drop-In Middle, 631 N. Final Probability Gulch. Name 443-7871 for extra info.
NAMI household help group
NAMI household help group for relations and pals of individuals residing with a severe psychological sickness meets from 6:30-Eight p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month on the MHA Constructing, 2625 Winne Ave. Name 461-1168 for info.
Gamblers Nameless meets
Gamblers Nameless meets 6 p.m. Mondays on the Wilson Corridor, 511 N. Park. For info, name 431-1663.
Dementia caregiver help group accessible
Dementia and Alzheimer’s caregiver help group meets at at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at Touchmark. Respite care is offered for family members. Touchmark is situated at 915 Saddle Drive. For info, name 449-4900.
Open Entry at Middle for Psychological Well being
Open Entry at The Middle for Psychological Well being has same-day scheduling or walk-in appointments for folks searching for fast remedy and psychological well being care. Open Entry consumption appointments will probably be accessible from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday.
Name 443-7151 or go to the middle throughout Open Entry hours and employees on the heart will accommodate particular person wants accordingly. There could also be occasions when people won’t be able to entry an appointment attributable to stuffed slots or lack of time. Given the scenario, the middle will guarantee security of the people. Usher in insurance coverage playing cards and/or proof of funds to find out sources for fee.
Identical day scheduling/walk-in appointments will dramatically lower an individual’s ready time for preliminary evaluation, analysis and remedy. Physician’s referrals could also be finished concurrently the evaluation to expedite the method if crucial. Identical-day discharge from an inpatient facility must be scheduled on one other day.
Mild Methods class ongoing
Mild Methods, a Helena Group Connections’ Bridges program, is obtainable each Tuesday morning (besides holidays) from 9:30 to 10:30, at 2330 E. Broadway, and is yoga-related train, strengthening, stretching and balancing program for all ages and skills. This system is free and no registration is required. Please carry your individual yoga mat and gown accordingly. The workshop is led by retired yoga practitioners. Mild Methods is obtainable in a relaxed setting. Contact Sandee at 442-1685 or go to www.bridgeshcc.org for extra details about Bridges packages. All HCC packages are provided in handicapped accessible services. Non-perishable donations for Helena Meals Share are instructed in lieu of a category charge.
Partner, household of veterans help group
The group meets at 10 a.m. on Thursdays on the Fort Harrison Group Home. You aren’t alone. A chance for folks to affix others in the identical scenario and share experiences.
Free blood stress checks
Free blood stress checks can be found to all neighborhood members from 1-Four p.m. Mondays within the St. Peter’s Well being Regional Medical Middle’s (the hospital) principal foyer. Group members can enter via the primary entrance off of Winne Avenue. St. Peter’s Well being Regional Medical Middle is situated at 2475 E. Broadway Ave.
St. Peter’s Well being Hosts Heartsaver CPR Programs
St. Peter’s Well being affords the American Coronary heart Affiliation’s Heartsaver CPR course from 6 to 10 p.m. each different Thursday at St. Peter’s Well being Regional Medical Middle. House is restricted. The course is a classroom, video-based and instructor-led course that teaches grownup CPR, AED use and choking aid. It’s applicable for anybody with restricted or no medical coaching who want to discover ways to handle a choking emergency or sudden cardiac arrest within the first couple of minutes till an expert is ready to take care of the sufferer. The course is $60 per particular person, and contributors who efficiently cross the course obtain an American Coronary heart Affiliation Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card that’s legitimate for 2 years. To search out upcoming class dates and to register, go to https://www.sphealth.org/classes-events/cpr-first-aid-classes. To be taught extra in regards to the Heartsaver CPR course, superior class choices or different alternatives to your group or enterprise, please name the American Coronary heart Affiliation Coaching Middle Coordinator at 444-2118.
Ready parenting lessons accessible
St. Peter’s Well being is internet hosting free ready parenting lessons for expectant and new mother and father. The programs are taught by a wide range of specialists and professionals to assist mother and father with the preparations, expectations and particulars surrounding a brand new child. All programs are held on the St. Peter’s Well being Regional Medical Middle Training Middle situated at 2475 E. Broadway. Upcoming lessons embrace: being pregnant and postpartum diet, childbirth training, Girls and Kids’s Unit tour, breastfeeding fundamentals, prenatal exercise and postpartum restoration, automobile seat security and toddler CPR/Choking CPR. No registration is required (apart from the Toddler CPR/Choking CPR course attributable to restricted class measurement). To search out upcoming dates and be taught extra, go to sphealth.org.
Parkinson’s illness help group
Individuals residing with Parkinson’s illness and their care givers are invited to attend the Parkinson’s illness help group. The group meets on the second Monday every month from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at Touchmark, 915 Saddle Drive. Name 406-438-1002 for info.
Take Off Kilos Sensibly
The group meets 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday on the Susanna Place, 502 Logan St., Room 104. TOPS is the unique nonprofit, noncommercial community of weight-loss help teams and wellness training group.
Overeaters Nameless conferences are provided at Susanna’s Place, 512 Logan St. Saturday’s assembly is at 9 a.m. in Room 104; Monday’s assembly is at 7 p.m. in Room 204; Thursday’s conferences are at midday and seven p.m. in room 204. For info, name 461-7798.
Be a part of LuAnn Whale at 12:10 p.m. on Thursdays for a free weekly 40-minute mid-day mediation class. Situated within the non-public and peaceable downstairs studio at 40 Hibbard Method (the rear door is between the Parrot and Miller’s Coin) you’ll have the chance to let go, chill out and permit her to information and train you new methods of working with the thoughts, physique and spirit. This class is designed to open the guts, to clear the thoughts and to rejuvenate the physique for elevated over all well-being. Guided meditation assists in stress aid and improves focus and focus and evokes creativity. On this class we are going to use the breath and guided visualization to energise the physique, to calm and make clear the thoughts.
Mindfulness meditation for veterans
Veterans are invited to take part in a free mindfulness meditation class that will probably be held from 7-7:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month on the The Lotus Middle, 40 N. Final Probability Gulch (enter from the again of the constructing on Hibbard Method in alley). The category will probably be led by LuAnn Whale and hosted by the American Legion Lewis and Clark Put up 2. For info, contact William Palumbo at 465-3082, or electronic mail at [email protected].
Suicide survivors group conferences
Helena-based nonprofit Breathe, Let’s Begin a Dialog and the East Helena Suicide Prevention & Consciousness Coalition are providing three help teams to suicide loss survivors in Helena and East Helena every month. The help teams will probably be held throughout the first Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of every month as follows:
Helena: 6:30-Eight p.m. each first Tuesday at St. Peter’s Hospital within the training room, 2475 E. Broadway St. Doorways open at 6 p.m.
East Helena (for youth, 14 years outdated and up): 6:30-Eight p.m. first Wednesday at East Helena Metropolis Corridor’s Council Chambers, 306 E. Predominant St. Doorways open at 6 p.m.
East Helena: 6:30-Eight p.m. first Thursday at East Helena Metropolis Corridor’s Metropolis Council Chambers, 306 E. Predominant St. Doorways open at 6 p.m.
Elevate Montana hosts ACEs displays
Elevate Montana hosts month-to-month Opposed Childhood Experiences displays on the Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Final Probability Gulch, from 6-7:30 p.m. the final Thursday of each month. It is a free neighborhood occasion. Elevate Montana is a statewide, grassroots motion devoted to constructing a resilient and related Helena neighborhood. We attempt to boost consciousness about hostile childhood experiences, their long-term well being results, the facility of resiliency in overcoming ACEs and making a extra compassionate and related neighborhood.
Elevate Montana additionally hosts month-to-month screenings for the documentary “Resiliency” at St. Paul’s Methodist Church within the Hearth Room in Susanna’s Place (subsequent to the church) from 6:15-Eight p.m. the primary Thursday of each month. It is a free neighborhood occasion.
Well being division providing flu pictures
Flu pictures can be found on the well being division’s common walk-in immunization clinics from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1930 Ninth Ave. No appointment is required.
The division can invoice all insurance coverage suppliers, so carry insurance coverage info with you. Choices are additionally accessible for these with out insurance coverage. Put on brief or free sleeves to make immunization simpler.
In the US, flu season normally begins in October and might final till Might. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the physique to develop immunity.
For info, contact the well being division at 457-8900.
Flu pictures accessible at Albertsons/Osco pharmacy
Albertsons/Osco Pharmacy at 3151 N. Montana Ave., and Safeway Pharmacy at 611 N. Montana Ave., are offering flu pictures on a walk-in foundation to sufferers 12 years and older. Each shops have excessive dose flu vaccine for sufferers 65 and older, that is 4 occasions stronger than commonplace flu vaccine. For all different sufferers, we’ve got quadrivalent flu vaccine that covers 4 totally different strains of flu, as a substitute of three strains with the standard flu shot. The pharmacies are in a position to electronically invoice most insurances on the time of vaccination, and flu pictures haven’t any co-pay for sufferers with Medicare Half B, Tricare, federal worker and state worker insurances. The pharmacies are additionally offering vaccinations for pneumonia (Prevnar and Pneumovax), tetanus with whooping cough, hepatitis A and B, and Shingrix for shingles (as accessible from the producer). All sufferers receiving a vaccine will even be given a 10 % off coupon for groceries on as much as a $200 buy at Albertsons or Safeway. Name 449-2295 for questions or to schedule vaccination clinics for big teams.
Al-Anon month-to-month speaker assembly
Al-Anon (household and pals of downside drinkers) month-to-month speaker assembly will probably be held at Eight p.m. the primary Friday of every month. The group meets upstairs on the First Presbyterian Church on Rodney Avenue and 11th Avenue. The assembly contains a particular visitor speaker. All are welcome.
Common Al-Anon and Alateen conferences are provided all through the week at various occasions. Schedules for these assembly within the Helena space can be found at www.al-anon-montana.org.
Daily of the week, Alcoholics Nameless conferences are provided all through the day within the Helena space. Some conferences supply daycare, others are particularly for males or ladies. All conferences and particulars about every assembly provided within the Helena space are listed at www.helenaevents.com in addition to www.aa-montana.org.
Applications accessible to assist adults with arthritis
Division of Public Well being and Human Providers officers say that multiple in 4 grownup Montanans report having arthritis. Fortuitously, there are packages in Montana to assist handle this situation.
The Montana Arthritis Program collaborates with websites throughout the state to implement the Arthritis Basis Train Program, the Stroll with Ease Program, the Improve Health Program and the Continual Illness Self-Administration Program developed by Stanford College. Anybody is eligible to take part in these lessons, that are held 12 months spherical.
American Indian Business Tobacco Give up Line
The Division of Public and Well being and Human Providers, with Nationwide Jewish Well being and enter from native American Indian tobacco prevention packages and numerous tribal public well being officers throughout six states, has developed a brand new method to assist cut back tobacco use amongst American Indians.
The American Indian Business Tobacco Give up Line Program, the primary of its form within the nation, is modeled after the extremely profitable DPHHS Montana Tobacco Give up Line.
The American Indian Business Tobacco Give up Line is offered 10:30 a.m. to five:30 p.m. seven days per week, 1-855-372-0037. Individuals can enroll on-line at www.mtamericanindianquitline.com.
The brand new program has a devoted name line the place shoppers will probably be put in contact with an American Indian cessation coach. They are going to be provided 10 teaching calls, eight weeks of free nicotine substitute remedy and given the choice of lowered value cessation medicine.
DPHHS affords ‘Well being within the 406’ messages
The Division of Public Well being and Human Providers has a collection of well being messages known as Well being within the 406 that can deal with numerous public well being subjects designed to boost consciousness and assist Montanans dwell more healthy lives.
There are quite a few essential public well being points that influence all of us, and the purpose is to shed some mild on these key areas the place Montana is doing properly, but in addition the place enhancements may be made, stated State Medical Officer Dr. Greg Holzman.
Train specializing in leg power and steadiness can stop falls. There are free or low-cost train packages in Montana for adults with arthritis.
There will probably be a variety of subjects corresponding to power ache, psychological well being and tobacco use, start defects, colorectal screening and extra. Feedback or solutions may be emailed to [email protected].
Well being officers launch new STD/HIV testing web site
The Division of Public Well being and Human Providers has launched an internet site to make it simpler for Montanans discover HIV testing websites.
DPHHS and native public well being companies are encouraging everybody who has by no means been examined for HIV to get examined now.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention recommends that everybody between the ages of 13 and 64 get examined for HIV at the very least as soon as as a part of routine well being care. Sexually lively homosexual and bisexual males and anybody who has injected medication and shared needles could profit from extra frequent testing.
Public well being companions are making it simpler to search out testing places throughout Montana, many are freed from cost and a few supply nameless testing in non-public settings.
Counselors are in a position to hyperlink shoppers on to care and guarantee they obtain the companies they wanted to make decisions that maintain them wholesome and shield others. In most conditions, check outcomes are prepared in lower than 30 minutes and most checks precisely detect any HIV one month after the final publicity.
Right this moment, an estimated 1.1 million individuals are residing with HIV in the US, together with about 700 Montanans. When acknowledged and handled, HIV is a manageable situation and other people with it could dwell longer and more healthy than ever earlier than. Providers can be found statewide and case managers will help anybody with HIV navigate via numerous care choices.