Posted 04/04/2016

Staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Center for Health & Wellness will be offering educational health promotion events during the month of April to community members, Wellness Center members and MCCH employees.

Plan to Be Tobacco Free will be held Thursday, April 21 from 1-2 p.m. at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness. Join Tracy Tubbs of the Kentucky Cancer Program for a free 60-minute session to teach people how to be tobacco free.  The class will address addiction, behaviors, available resources, and will help smokers develop a quit plan.  All tobacco users and non-tobacco users who would like to learn more are welcome.  Pre-registration is required!  For more information or to register, call Jamie Smith at 270.442.1310.

The following Support Group meetings will be held in April:

•   Bariatric Support Group, Thursday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Bariatric Solutions Office.  For more information call Bariatric Solutions at 270.762.1547.
•   Breastfeeding Support Group, Monday, April 4 &Thursday, April 21 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness. 

•   Dialysis Support Group, Tuesday, April 12 from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness.  For more information, contact Tasha Mitchell at 270.759.3080.
•   ALS Support Group, Thursday, April 14 from 6-7 p.m. at the MCCH Board Room.  For more information, contact Mitzi Cathey at 270.293.1748. 

•   National Alliance on Mental Illness, Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the MCCH Education Building (Corner of 8th and Elm).  The group is for family and friends of someone diagnosed with a mental illness such as bi-polar, major depression, schizophrenia, OCD, panic disorder, PSTD, borderline personality disorder.  For more information, call 270.748.6133. 

•   Breast Cancer Support Group, Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness.  For more information, contact Evelyn at 270.489.2462.

•   Stroke and Head Injury Support, Monday, April 25 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness.  For more information contact Cheryl at 270.293.9442. 

For more information on programs or free screenings available from Murray-Calloway County Hospital, and the Center for Health and Wellness, call 270.762.1348.