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

Posted 01/31/2017

Staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Center for Health & Wellness will be offering educational health promotion events during the month of January to community members, Wellness Center members and MCCH employees.  For a complete list, please visit our events calendar.


Support Groups


Bariatric Support Group on Thursday, February 2 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m at the Bariatric Solutions office and Tuesday, February 13 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellness. For more info call Bariatric Solutions at 270-762-1547.

Breastfeeding Support Group on Thursday, February 16 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness.  For more information call Alycia Janow at 270.226.4776.

Dialysis Support Group will meet in March of 2017. For more information, contact Tasha Mitchell at 270-759-3080.

ALS Support Group will meet in March of 2017.  For more information contact Mitzi Cathey at 270-293-1748.

National Alliance on Mental Illness on Thursday, February 16 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 February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellness.  For more information, contact Evelyn at 270-489-2462.

Stroke and Head Injury Support on February 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellness.  For more information, contact Cheryl at 270-293-9442.



Educational Events


AARP Safe Driving Class on February 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness.  Call 270.762.1348 to register or for more information regarding cost and age requirements.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Kentucky insurances must offer a discount to those who complete this class.

Join the Center for Health and Wellness for a Nutrition Talk about Eating for a Healthy Heart on February 17 at 9:00 a.m. at the MCCH Center for Health & Wellness.  A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease.  It's not as hard as you may think!  We will discuss an overall healthy dietary pattern that is proven to be beneficial when it comes to preventing heart disease and other heart related complications.

Blood Drive, February 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness.  Please stop in and give the gift of life.

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

February 27 at the Weaks' Senior Citizen Center, 607 Poplar Street, Murray, KY.  Blood Pressure and Glucose from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

February 28 at the Center for Health and Wellness in Murray, KY.  Blood Pressure, Pulse, Body Mass Index, Glucose, Waist Circumference an Pulmonary Function Screening from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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.