MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Posted 05/11/2016

Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support groups, educational events and screenings during the month of May. These events are offered free to everyone in our region.

Support Groups


Bariatric Support Group on Thursday, May 5 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Bariatric Solutions Office. For more info call Bariatric Solutions @ 270-762-1547.

Bariatric Support Group on Tuesday, May 10 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellness. For more info call Bariatric Solutions @ 270-762-1547.

Breastfeeding Support Group on Monday, May 2 & Thursday, May 19 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness.

Dialysis Support Group on Tuesday, May 10 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, contact Tasha Mitchell @ 270-759-3080.

ALS Support Group on Thursday, May 12 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 on Thursday, May 19 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 on Tuesday, May 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, contact Evelyn @ 270-489-2462.

Stroke and Head Injury Support on Monday, May 30 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, contact Cheryl @ 270-293-9442.

Educational Events


An AARP Safe Driving Class will be held Wednesday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness. Kentucky insurances must offer a discount to those who complete the class. Pre-registration is required and the class size is limited. For more information on cost and age requirements or to register, call (270) 762-1348 or come to the front desk at the Center for Health and Wellness.

A free education event titled “Plan to Be Tobacco Free” will be held Thursday, May 19 from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Center for Health and Wellness. The program will be presented by Tracy Tubbs with the Kentucky Cancer Program. Tracy will be presenting a FREE 60-min 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.

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.


Free Screenings



Monday, May 2 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Wesley of Murray, 440 Utterback Road, Murray, KY – Blood Pressure and Osteoporosis screenings.

Friday, May 6 from 8-10 a.m. at Brookdale Murray 905 Glendale Rd, Murray KY – Blood Pressure and Osteoporosis screenings.

Tuesday, May 10 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Calloway County Public Library, 701 Main Street, Murray – Blood Pressure Pulmonary Function screenings.

Thursday, May 12 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Trigg County Senior Center, 127 Joy Lane, Cadiz KY - Blood Pressure and Osteoporosis screenings.

Friday, May 20 from 6-8:30 a.m. at Spring Creek Health Care, 1401 South 16th Street, Murray – Lipid & Glucose Blood Draw (12 hour fast is required—water is encouraged!)

Tuesday, May 24 from 6-8:30 a.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness, 716 Poplar Street, Murray – Lipid & Glucose Blood Draw (12 hour fast is required—water is encouraged!)

The screenings are free to the communities visited by Wellness Works and are provided to detect diseases in the earliest stages when there are often no symptoms.

For more information on the Wellness Works schedule or about the screenings offered, call 270-762-1348.