August Health Essentials

The INTEGRIS mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. That’s why we strive to provide you with the information you need to maintain good health. INTEGRIS offers dozens of monthly events with that goal in mind. We call these events “Health Essentials.” Check out our featured events below.

Tuesday, Aug. 1
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a progressive interstitial lung disease causing permanent scarring (fibrosis) of the lung tissue. Idiopathic means there is no known cause. Disease management can include supportive care, oxygen, medications and lung transplantation. Join our monthly support group meetings on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Rooms J, K and L at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway.

If you are on oxygen, please bring enough to last, as there are no oxygen outlets available in the conference rooms. Electrical outlets are available if you use a portable concentrator.

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Fridays, Aug. 4 to Sept. 22
Changing Your Weighs

Changing Your Weighs is a comprehensive program for adults 18 to 70 years of age that focuses on making lifestyle changes that foster better health. The program places great emphasis on the importance of healthy food choices while increasing physical activity. The course was developed and is taught by registered dietitians and exercise specialists at INTEGRIS Health. Participants are asked to keep food and activity journals as part of their learning experience.

This eight-week course meets once a week for one hour from noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 4 through Sept. 22, at Metro Technology Center Springlake Campus 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. There is no charge for the class. Registration is required.

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Tuesday, Aug. 8
Surgical Weight Loss Seminar

Since 2006, the INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center has performed hundreds of primary surgical weight loss procedures, exceeding the national average in all weight loss categories. The center is designated as an accredited center of excellence facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Join Hamilton S. Le, M.D., medical director of the INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center, for a free informational seminar to learn more about the variety of surgical weight loss procedures available depending on your needs including the new ReShape procedure. ReShape is the first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure that uses advanced integrated dual balloon technology to help people with mild to moderate obesity lose weight.

The free presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the James L. Henry Auditorium at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway.

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Wednesday, Aug. 9
Better Breathers Club: Lung Disorders Support Group

Are you ready to breathe easier? If you have been diagnosed with a lung disorder such as COPD, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or cystic fibrosis, you could benefit from the Better Breathers Club at INTEGRIS Health Edmond. Better Breathers offers you the opportunity to learn to cope with lung disorders and their symptoms while receiving the support of others who share in your struggles. Each session features educational presentations on a wide range of topics.

  • Talking with your physician
  • Nutrition
  • Breathing techniques
  • Home health care
  • Medical tests
  • Exercise

This support group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday every month at INTEGRIS Health Edmond in the Memorial Conference Room, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond, OK 73034. Reservations are required.

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Friday, Aug. 11
Extra Help! A Social Security Program

Extra Help is a Social Security program that helps people on Medicare save an average of $4,000 a year on their part D expenses and prescription medications. This program 1) may help reduce the Part D premium or annual deductible, 2) may reduce the copay for prescription drugs, 3) may eliminate the doughnut hole, and 4) you may change plans at any time during the year, not only during open enrollment. You won’t want to miss this informative presentation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 Brookline Ave., Suite 100. There is no cost for this program. Registration is required.

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Tuesday, Aug. 15
Hearing Helpers Demonstrations

Are you or someone you love living with hearing loss? Learn about assistive listening devices available to help compensate for hearing loss. Representatives of the Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room will demonstrate some of these devices from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, 1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon, in Conference Room D. Come and go any time during the stated hours to view the devices and learn about other resources for people who have hearing impairments. There is no charge for this service. No registration required.

Hearing services are also available
Monday through Friday • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room
INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center
5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100
No registration required.

Wednesday, Aug. 16
Healthy Heart Walkers Club

Putting Heart and Sole into Good Health! This club is designed to provide our community with a structured walking and health education program. The program consists of monthly meetings and featured activities including monthly blood pressure checks. Please join us from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for a light continental breakfast and a short health and fitness education program in the basement of the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10. Registration is required.

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Wednesday, Aug. 16
Fake Food News

Having constant access to instantaneous information has changed our world. Instant answers are great when you’re trying to find the nearest gas station. But, fast-and-furious isn’t always best. It’s virtually impossible to distill scientific findings into 140-character ‘take-home’ messages. Nutrition science is daunting. Eating habits can be influenced by a multitude of confounding factors. Unfortunately, messages that get the most traction on social media have often been over-simplified. What’s a consumer to do? Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100, for tips on deciphering nutrition news. There is no charge for the class. Registration is required.

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Thursday, Aug. 17
Caregiver Support Group
Psychology Supporting Positive Outcomes
INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

This support group is offered only for caregivers of patients with any chronic medical condition. Caregivers will be able to connect with others, express their feelings, and gain insights from those going through similar challenges.

Contact respite care, private duty caregivers or a trusted friend/family member to provide care for your loved one so that you may join us.

Classes are facilitated by Allie Weaver, CRC, and Mary Ryan, M.S.W., and are held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Jones Education Room, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, 4219 S. Western Ave.

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Friday, Aug. 18
Rapid Readers Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to join the Rapid Readers book discussion of Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden. Bring a snack if desired and come join the group from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. Everyone is welcome; there is no fee to join in. No registration required.

Tuesday, Aug. 22
More Medicare Changes in 2017
How to Handle Them for Your Best Health Care

Join John Vincent, senior services support specialist from the Medicare Assistance program, to help you determine your present health care insurance cost and convenience. The program will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond. There is no charge for the program. Reservation is required.

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Wednesday, Aug. 23
Ask a Dietitian

Do you have nutrition questions you wonder about, but don’t know who to ask? If so, please stop by from noon to 2 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100. No reservations are necessary; just come and go during the stated hours. The focus is on general nutrition and is not intended to address therapeutic diets or replace medical nutrition therapy. This monthly service is free of charge and open to the public. No registration required.

Friday, Aug. 25
Identity Theft – Seniors Beware

Learn how seniors should protect themselves from identity theft and all that comes with it! Sheryl Presley will present the program, sponsored by the OKC Police Department and TRIAD, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center located at 5100 N Brookline Ave., Suite 100. There is no charge for the program. Registration is required.

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Tuesday, Aug. 29
An Evening of Acupuncture

Please join the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body, Spirit and Seneca Dewbre, M.A.O.M., L.Ac., for An Evening of Acupuncture. Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common medical practices in the world. Based on ancient Chinese medicine dating back thousands of years, it is used to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses. In conjunction with standard western medicine practices, acupuncture can help maximize the effectiveness of medicine and reduce potential side effects. Don’t miss out on this informative and educational event! The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Conference Rooms J, K and L. There is no charge for the class. Registration is required.

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INTEGRIS Senior FitClub
Mondays and Wednesdays
Crossings Community Center, 10255 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

These are free to the public, ongoing fitness classes specifically designed for seniors that focus on cardiovascular fitness, strength conditioning and flexibility. The 9 a.m. class is for the more active senior who can get down and up off the floor and the 10 a.m. class is done in a chair or standing behind the chair for balance. At 11 a.m. is Zumba Gold, a dance class with a variety of Latin-style music designed specifically seniors. Wear loose comfortable clothes, athletic shoes and bring water. There is no charge and no enrollment for these classes. For information, call Cathy Patterson at 405-717-9812.

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