Health Essentials Events

INTEGRIS Health Essentials

INTEGRIS Health Essentials
Total Approach to Wellness September 2015 Events

INTEGRIS Health's 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 those events "Health Essentials."

A Health Essentials Spotlight Special Event!

Thursday, Sept. 17
Restoring Quality of Life to Cancer Survivors

Join the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute for their ongoing Fireside Chat series. This fall’s session will feature two educational presentations focusing on Restoring Quality of Life to Cancer Survivors. This session will be presented twice on the same day for your convenience from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, 5911 W. Memorial Road.

  • Cancer Prehabilitation/Rehabilitation to Restore Your Quality of Life
    Christa Newgent, M.S., PT, CLT, physical therapist, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation
    Clinical research studies have concluded that cancer survivors, regardless of diagnosis, experience a high burden of symptoms that require appropriate interventions. This presentation will focus on Cancer Rehabilitation interventions that increase strength and energy, manage pain and will provide valuable suggestions about exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Prehabilitation is a new area of focus that will also be discussed. Participants will learn how Cancer Prehabilitation offers personalized therapy to help increase strength before treatment begins and how it can reduce treatment complications and speed recovery.
  • SurvivorFit, Take Care of Your Recovery and Improve Your Quality of Life, presented by Teri Cook, SurvivorFit coordinator, INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center
    For those who have completed cancer treatment, strength training and fitness programs are essential. Participants will learn how to enhance their journey as they learn to live beyond cancer and take charge of their recovery. The importance of mind-body awareness, stress reduction, physical strength and endurance and emotional health will be discussed as well as learning to develop individualized exercise protocols.

Reservations are required for all events unless otherwise noted. All events are held in Oklahoma City unless otherwise noted. For more information on any of the events or to make reservations, please visit us online at or call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or 888-951-2277.

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Revolutionary Technologies
Lunch and Learn

As we age, our joints suffer much of the brunt of everyday wear and tear. This can mean aching hips and knees, and soreness or painful walking, as well as serious medical problems. But 3D imaging has made great leaps forward in knee and hip replacement, and you can learn all about it from INTEGRIS Health Edmond orthopedic surgeon Michael Williams, M.D., at our free Lunch and Learn event. Enjoy lunch as you learn about revolutionary technologies that make for better, more accurate surgery, faster recovery and longer wear. The free event will be held at noon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Keenagers Group, 900 S. Littler, Edmond, OK 73034.

Register Online

Tuesday, Sept. 8 and 22
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. All surgical weight loss procedures are carefully reviewed and explained and attendees are given the opportunity to have questions asked and answered. 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. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 for more information or to register.

Register Online

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Hearing Helpers Demonstration

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 at the following locations. Come and go any time during the stated hours to view the devices and learn about other resources for people who have hearing impairments.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 to 3 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Memorial Conference Room
    4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond
    Register Online
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 to 4 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Canadian Valley, Conference Room A/B
    1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon
    Register Online
  • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room
    5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100

Wednesday, Sept. 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.
Register Online

Friday, Sept. 11
Tools for Living with Chronic Conditions

INTEGRIS Medical Group in partnership with the Stanford University Chronic Condition Self-management program is presenting a fun and interactive six-week series designed to help self-manage chronic conditions. The sessions will highlight practical ways to deal with stress and anxiety, making better nutrition and exercise choices, understanding options to begin to take control of your life, better ways to communicate with doctors and family members about issues and how to get the support you need.

Each week’s presentation will provide useful tips and techniques to use on a daily basis to help individuals with chronic conditions live a more fulfilling life. Classes will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room E at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. For more information or to register, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277.

Register Online

Saturday, Sept. 12

Join Kim Biggers for this fun workout utilizing large physioballs and drum sticks! This will be cardiovascular, neuromuscular and something different. All equipment is provided.

The class will be held at 10 a.m. in Studio 1 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Class size is limited; call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 951-2277, to enroll. Cost: Free for PACER members; $10 for non-members.

Register Online

Wednesday, Sept. 16 and 23
Healthy Heart Walkers Club

Reap the benefits of adding walking to your exercise routine. Then join us each month at either location below to hear a presentation on a health-related topic and enjoy a healthy breakfast provided by INTEGRIS.

  • Sept. 16, Third Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
    INTEGRIS Southwest, Medical Office Building
    4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10, Oklahoma City
    Register Online
  • Sept. 23, Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
    INTEGRIS Canadian Valley, Conference Room A/B
    1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon
    Register Online

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Literally millions of cookbooks are available featuring everything from basic cooking to 1001 ways to cook chicken. Every household needs a few reliable cookbooks, but more is not necessarily better in terms of perfecting culinary skills.

Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, for some tips on choosing user-friendly cookbooks for general cooking purposes. The program begins at 10 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

Register Online

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

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 held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Jones Education Room, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, 4219 S. Western Ave.

Register Online

Saturday, Sept. 19
Foam Rollers

Join certified fitness instructor Denise Burns for this deep muscle stretching class using the popular foam roller. It will get the ‘kinks’ out of your aching muscles! Foam rollers provided. The class will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Studio 2 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 951-2277 to enroll. Cost: Free for PACER members; $10 for non-members.

Register Online

Tuesday, Sept. 22
Integrative Medicine Workshop

“Integrative medicine is the intelligent combination of conventional and alternative therapies.” –Andrew Weil, M.D., director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Join us for a free community event that will introduce participants to integrative medicine. Interactive demonstrations of many of our alternative and complementary therapies will be provided to participants. Breakout sessions include the following.

  • Introduction to Integrative Medicine: Juli Johnson, APRN, fellow of integrative medicine
  • Mindfulness and Health: Murali Krishna, M.D., psychiatrist
  • Acupuncture: Seneca Dewbre, MAOM, LAc
  • Healthy Eating Cooking Demonstration: Lindsey Riddle and Jamie Conway, Nourished Food Company
  • Aromatherapy: Diane Dillingham

The workshop will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, 5911 W. Memorial, Oklahoma City.

Register Online

Tuesday, Sept. 22
Mind, Body Essentials
Affirmations: How to Improve Your Mood, Your Happiness and Your Health

Self-talk is something we all do, but did you know it can affect your health and your mood? What you tell yourself about your symptoms and disease can strongly influence your mood and your ability to function. Self-talk can also affect your relationships. The way you talk with others is often determined by the way you talk to yourself.

Join the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit in welcoming Diane Rudebock, Ed.D., RN, as she shows us how to evaluate ourselves and create a plan to achieve optimum wellness. The 6 p.m. presentation will be held at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in the Raymond A. Young Conference Center Rooms J, K and L.

Register Online

Saturday, Sept. 26
Cardio Pilates

Need something different to add to your workout? Kaylee Steffen uses Pilates movements to give you a cardiovascular workout while also lengthening and toning your muscles! The class will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Studio 1 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 951-2277 to enroll. Cost: Free for PACER members; $10 for non-members.

Register Online

Upcoming Events
Saturday, Oct. 3
INTEGRIS Men’s Health University

Guys, join Men’s Health University in celebrating our 11th anniversary and learn how to get your health into high gear. Free men’s health screenings include stroke assessment; hearing, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings. Receive fitness information and health resources, and check out the South Oklahoma City Chamber Trade Show featuring products and services from businesses in the area.

Men’s Health University is a series of events that take place throughout the year to educate men in the Oklahoma City area about the benefits of receiving routine health care and screenings. The goal is turn the tide on trends that have led men in the area to live shorter, less healthy lives than women. Empowering men with information is an important first step to improving their overall health and longevity. Join in on the fun and learn about health care issues in a, supportive environment to better understand possible health concerns for you and all the men in your life. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bricktown Chevy Event Center, 429 E. California Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

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