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.
July Health Essentials
Mondays and Wednesdays
INTEGRIS Senior FitClub
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 and athletic shoes, and bring water. There is no charge and no enrollment for these classes. For information, call Cathy Patterson at 405-717-9812.
Monday, July 10
Esperanto – Spanish Made Easy
Discover the joy of learning the Spanish language! In less than a month you will be able to converse in a language spoken around the world. If grammar scares you, don’t worry! Tim Rice, your instructor, will tame your fears. The class will be held on Mondays in July from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. There is no charge for the class but registration is required.
Monday, July 10
Eat Well, Move More, Be Well
This informative four week program is aimed at helping older adults choose wholesome foods and adopt a more active lifestyle. Registered dietitian Karen Massey will make recommendations that focus on choosing a calorie-balanced diet with emphasis on a heart healthy eating pattern. You will also receive age appropriate exercise tips including reducing the risk of falling, strength conditioning and better balance. The class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond, OK 73034. There is no charge for the program, but registration is required.
Tuesday, July 11
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.
Wednesday, July 12
Come meet Dr. Perrine Pham from the Hough Hearing Institute for a free hearing screening from noon to 3 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. Very limited openings. You must call early to receive a screening appointment time. There is no charge for this service. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or toll free 888-951-2277 to make your appointment.
Wednesday, July 12
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
- Breathing techniques
- Home health care
- Medical tests
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.
Fridays, July 14 through Aug. 18
Tools for Living with Chronic Conditions
Whatever your ongoing chronic health condition – diabetes, stress, arthritis, high blood pressure, anxiety or just dealing with life in general – this workshop can help you take control of your health and manage the issues that accompany that condition. This six-week class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, in the North Santa Fe Conference Room. There is no charge for this program, but registration is required.
Friday, July 14
An Inactive Lifestyle Can Equal Spinal Misalignment
A Lunch and Learn Presentation
Join Joren Whitley, D.C., to learn how an inactive lifestyle and spinal misalignment can cause a variety of issues including pain, spasms, headaches and a decrease of muscle and organ function. This misalignment can also lead to disease and spinal degeneration. His presentation will also include information on posture and nutrition for good spinal health. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. There is no charge for the lunch and presentation, but reservation is required. Space is limited, so call the INTEGRIS HealthLine quickly to reserve your spot!
Tuesday, July 18
You Don’t Have to Live with It
Join Dena O’Leary, M.D., board certified pelvic floor and reconstructive surgery physician, also known as a urogynecologist, as she discusses the myth that women have to just live with the disruptive and often embarrassing symptoms of urinary and fecal incontinence. Contrary to what many women believe, incontinence doesn’t have to be something women must endure as they age. Dr. O’Leary will discuss the causes and treatment options to restore an active lifestyle and overall quality of life. The presentation will be held at 10 a.m. at the Edmond Senior Center at Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive, Edmond, OK 73003.
Tuesday, July 18
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 meeting will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas, basement level. Registration is required.
Wednesday, July 19
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 short health and fitness education program in the basement of the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas. Registration is required.
Wednesday, July 19
Is Butter Better?
The answer may depend on who you’re asking and why. There’s been much ado about using (or not using) real butter. Sometimes, seemingly simple questions are complicated. So come join Karen Massey, RD, LD, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100, for this interesting discussion. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required.
Thursday, July 20
Enjoy a great meal, health education and friendly conversation at the Senior Café!
Dinner is served from 4 to 5 p.m. at INTEGRIS Southwest in the Cancer Center Conference Rooms. For only $5 per person, collected at the door, you will enjoy a Brisket dinner and a yummy chocolate Brownie for dessert. The evening’s presentation is Hydration – Water is Essential to Life, with speaker Karen Massey, RD, LD, INTEGRIS community wellness dietitian. She’ll share some great information on how we can stay well hydrated through the hot summer months. Call 405-951-2277 to reserve your place at the table.
Thursday, July 20
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.
Friday, July 21
Rapid Readers Book Discussion
You are cordially invited to join the Rapid Readers book discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. 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, and no registration is required.
Friday, July 21
Hearing Helpers Demonstration at INTEGRIS Southwest
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. in the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas, basement level. 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, and no registration is required.
Hearing services are also available
Monday through Friday • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room
5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100
No registration is required.
Wednesday, July 26
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, 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 is required.
Friday, July 28
Fall Prevention: Finding Your Balance
Every week, nine older adults die and 124 are hospitalized from a fall-related injury in Oklahoma. What are the conditions that make you more likely to fall? What factors are involved in balance and how can you reduce your risk of falling?
Join certified fitness instructor and trainer Carole Holloway, for a one hour presentation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100, to learn what steps you can take to prevent the most common reasons for a fall.
Class size is limited, so call early! This program is free of charge, but registration is required.