Health Essentials Events

INTEGRIS Health Essentials

INTEGRIS Health Essentials
Total Approach to Wellness August 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, Aug. 13,
and Wednesday, Aug. 26
Prevent Slips, Trips and Broken Hips

A fall can happen in a split second, but it may take a lot of time, pain and rehabilitation to recover. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among individuals older than age 65.

Join Melanie Thorne, RN, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Services, as she discusses risk factors for falling, prevention of falls and what to do if a fall occurs. Following the interactive discussion, optional individual falls risk assessments will be offered.

  • Thursday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m.
    Conference Rooms A/B
    INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital
    1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon

  • Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1:30 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center
    5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100

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.

Friday, Aug. 7
Back to the Basics … Ban the Box

The month of August signals the return to school for many students, and that means gearing up for another year of reading, writing and arithmetic; the basics of education.

When it comes to learning the basics of cooking, it’s important to use ingredients that are wholesome, nutrient dense and as close to their original form as possible. Often boxed items contain ingredients that have been overly processed, look nothing like the original and lack vital nutrition.

Pam Patty, RD, LD, will get back to the basics of making “old school” mashed potatoes and mac and cheese using the “scratch” method of cooking. She’ll also add some surprise ingredients to boost the taste and nutrition. Complimentary samples will be provided.

Please join us from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the basement auditorium of INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western Ave.

Register Online

Tuesday, Aug. 11 and 25
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, Aug. 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
  • 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

Wednesday, Aug. 19
Going Trendy while Respecting Tradition

As the (digital) world turns, the ability to track physical activity and food intake has exploded. There are literally hundreds of gadgets, websites and apps for tracking progress. While these trackers are certainly fun and can be very motivating, it’s important to keep a level head when it comes to using them. Even the best technology has limitations. Every person is unique.

Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, for tips on using the new gadgets, while still embracing old-fashioned assessments like “Borg’s Scale of Perceived Exertion.” The program begins at 10 a.m. at 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

Register Online

Thursday, Aug. 20
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 caregiver or a trusted friend/family member to provide care for your loved one so that you may join us.

The support group is facilitated by Allie Weaver, CRC, and Mary Ryan, M.S.W., and is 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

Tuesday, Aug. 25
Mind/Body Essentials
Emotional Freedom Technique

Join the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit in welcoming Paula Clinton, LMFT, as she discusses energy psychology and the different techniques that this field encompasses.
Emotional freedom technique is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine and thought field therapy.

EFT and similar techniques are often discussed under the umbrella term energy psychology. This session will include participating in a very popular technique known as Tapping/EFT.

The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. in Conference Rooms J, K and L at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.

Register Online

Saturday, Aug. 29
KB2: Kickboxing and Kettlebells

Join certified personal trainer and fitness instructor Cassie Cody for a workout that will challenge all of your muscles in a totally different way! It’s a great way to cross train for a more complete fitness program.

The class will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Studio 1 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10 for non-members.

Register Online

Saturday, Aug. 29
Zumba Gold

Join certified Zumba instructor Kim Biggers for a ‘senior level’ version of this popular exercise class. Enjoy the music … Enjoy the moves …

This class is based on the same dance moves and music as regular Zumba, but is designed for seniors.

The class will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Studio 3 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10 for non-members.
Register Online

Saturday, Aug. 29
People with Arthritis Can Exercise

Arthritis can be a painful ailment. Keeping your joints lubricated through exercise can be a very effective way to manage arthritic pain. Kim Biggers, certified fitness instructor, will lead you through a series of exercises for all joints troubled by arthritis.

The class will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Studio 2 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10 for non-members.
Register Online

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