Health Essentials Events

January 2017
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 these events “Health Essentials.”


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, click the “Register Online” button or call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or 888-951-2277.

Monday, Jan. 2
For the more active and fit adult, INTEGRIS community wellness and Crossings Community Center have partnered up to offer an ongoing fit-camp style exercise class, two nights a week from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, at Crossings Community Center, 10255 N. Penn. You must have the ability to get up and down from the floor and be able to perform basic calisthenics and cardiovascular exercise. Wear loose comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. Please bring your own exercise mat and water bottle. This class is free and open to the public for men and women. Bring a friend, spouse or family member and join us for a great, energetic and fun workout with a certified fitness instructor.

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Tuesday, Jan. 3
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 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, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. 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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Thursday, Jan. 5
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 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 5 through Feb. 23, at the YMCA Healthy Living Center – INTEGRIS, 5520 N. Independence Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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Mondays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13
Tools for Living with Chronic Conditions
Tools for Living with Chronic Conditions is for anyone with a chronic condition such as arthritis, high blood pressure, stress, diabetes or any other chronic issue. Topics include dealing with stress, getting a better night’s sleep, learning to handle difficult emotions, healthy eating, moving more, medication use and navigating through the health care system.

The six-week class will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Conference Rooms A/B, 1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon, OK 73099.

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Tuesday, Jan. 10
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, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11
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 in the Memorial Conference Room at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond, OK 73034. Reservations are required.

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Tuesday, Jan. 17
The Aging Body

Join INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation physical therapist Lauren Kelley as she discusses and demonstrates how physical changes caused by osteoarthritis and osteoporosis can be positively impacted by postural correction and exercise, and the role a physical therapist can have in improving physical condition.

The event will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Edmond Senior Center, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive, Edmond, OK 73003.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18
Healthy Heart Walkers Club

Please join us, when meetings resume for 2017, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, in the basement of the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas. We hope you will continue your walking program throughout 2017. The large hallway access areas in the concourse level of INTEGRIS Baptist and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center provide a safe, convenient, climate-controlled, comfortable walking environment.

Here are some benefits of adding walking to your exercise routine.

  • Reduced risk of dying prematurely
  • Help in controlling weight
  • Decreased risk of developing diabetes
  • Increased muscle strength, flexibility and balance, all of which reduce the risk of falls
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Wednesday, Jan. 18
Intensity Matters

Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, for a frank discussion about the role of exercise intensity in weight control. A healthy body weight is a life-long venture, and making age-appropriate “adjustments” in both diet and exercise is the best approach.

The discussion will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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Thursday, Jan. 19
Senior Café: Who Wouldn’t Want a Better Blood Pressure?

Enjoy a great meal and friendly conversation at the Senior Café in the cancer center conference rooms at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73109. For only $5 per person, collected at the door, you will enjoy a sliced ham dinner, followed by Bingo with prizes! Join INTEGRIS health education specialist Mary Pinzon, RN, from 4 to 5 p.m. to learn the ups and downs of better blood pressure.

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Thursday, Jan. 19
Caregiver Support Group
Psychology Supporting Positive Outcomes
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., Oklahoma City, OK 73109.

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Friday, Jan. 20
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 with hearing impairments.

  • Friday, Jan. 20 • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Medical Office Building
    4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10, Oklahoma City, OK 73109
  • 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, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Friday, Jan. 20
Rapid Readers Book Discussion

You are invited to the Rapid Readers book discussion of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Bring a sack lunch or snack if desired and come join the group from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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Friday, Jan. 20
Common Hand Problems in Seniors

Our hands serve many purposes. Hands help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, care for our loved ones, create art and perform many other activities. To accomplish these tasks our hands require sensation and movement such as joint motion, tendon gliding and muscle contraction. When a hand problem exists, you need a complete analysis followed by proper treatment.

Hand surgeon Margaret Porembski, M.D., with the INTEGRIS Hand and Microsurgery Center, will discuss non-surgical and surgical treatment of common hand problems including arthritis, mucous cysts, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. Join her from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 Brookline, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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For more information on these and other events or to make reservations, please visit the INTEGRIS website ( or call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or toll free 888-951-2277.

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