Health Essentials Events

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.

April Health Essentials Events

Tuesday, April 25
Gift of Mindfulness

Please join INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit and Marnie Kennedy for an evening of Mindfulness. Each moment we are able to be fully here and present, we increase our capacity to experience life in a fresh new way. This class will introduce simple relaxation exercises. You won’t want to miss this interactive event from 6 to 7 p.m. at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway, Conference Rooms J, K and L. 

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Wednesday, April 26
Ask a Dietitian

Do you have nutrition questions you wonder about, but don’t know who to ask? If so, please stop by the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center from noon to 2 p.m. at 100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. 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.

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Friday, April 28
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join Carla Scull to learn about research in areas of nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. You will get hands-on tools to help you incorporate these tools into a plan for healthy aging. This program will be held at INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. 

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May Health Essentials Events

Mondays and Wednesdays, Beginning May 1 and May 3
INTEGRIS Senior FitClub: Cardiovascular Fitness

These are free weekly fitness classes, specifically designed for seniors, that focus on cardiovascular fitness, strength conditioning and flexibility. Classes are held from 9 to 9:50 a.m. and 10 to 10:45 a.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Crossings Community Center, 10255 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

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. Wear loose comfortable clothes and athletic shoes, and bring water. 

Mondays and Wednesdays, Beginning May 1 and May 3
INTEGRIS Senior FitClub: Senior Level Zumba

Join Kim Biggers for this Senior level Zumba class! The classes are held weekly each Monday and Wednesday from 11 to 11:50 a.m. at Crossings Community Center, 10255 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

They are free to the public and are ongoing, so you can start anytime. It’s good exercise, exhilarating and LOTS of fun! Wear loose comfortable clothes and athletic shoes, and bring water. 

Tuesday, May 2
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 held the first Tuesday of every monthly 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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Friday, May 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 noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays, May 5 through June 23, at the INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Pavilion, 401 S. 3rd Street, Enid, OK 73701

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Tuesday, May 9
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, May 10
Low Vision Rehabilitation

Presented by NewView Oklahoma … Empowering Oklahomans with vision loss to achieve their maximum potential since 1949. 

This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about dealing with low vision skills. You will learn about identifying the best magnification tools, training to improve more functional vision, home safety and independence, proper lighting, and training in adaptive aids and technological devices. 

Join us from 9:30 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 reservations are required.

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Wednesday, May 10
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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Wednesday, May 17
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 featuring topics about health, wellness and fitness. Featured activities include monthly blood pressure checks upon request, scheduled group Walk-a-Bouts and other group events. 

Please join us for a light continental breakfast and short education program from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the basement of the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas. Registration is required.

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Wednesday, May 17
Mental Health First Aid

Canadian County Health Department and INTEGRIS community wellness are offering free training to anyone interested in having a better understanding and response to signs of mental illness. Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises.

This program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, 1201 Health Center Pkwy., Yukon, in Conference Rooms A and B. For more information and to enroll, contact John Morton at JohnCM@health.ok.gov or 405-795-9380.

Wednesday, May 17
Ready, Set, Sweat

There’s no doubt that engaging in exercise is worthwhile. Still, it takes a bit of planning and preparation to be successful. One of the hotly debated issues in sports nutrition is deciding what to eat and when to eat. Is it really necessary to eat breakfast? Protein or carbohydrate? Food choices before and after training make a difference!

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 reservations are required.

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Thursday, May 18
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, May 19
Rapid Readers Book Discussion 

You are cordially invited to join the Rapid Readers book discussion of The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. Bring a 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. 

Everyone is welcome; there is no fee to join in, and no registration is required.

Wednesdays, May 24 to June 28
DEEP: Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

This is a six week program that educates you on how to live a healthier life by controlling your blood sugar in a variety of ways. The educational series will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mustang Community Center, 1201 N. Mustang Road, Mustang.

Registration is required; call 405-951-2277 or 888-951-2277. For more information, please call Teresa Dunham, RN, 580-548-1110.

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Wednesday, May 24
Communication and Hearing Loss

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, it is estimated that one in eight Americans has hearing loss in both ears. The rate increases to one out of three by the age of 65. 

Please join Perrine Pham, Au.D., an audiologist with Hough Ear, Hearing and Speech Center, for a discussion on hearing health and communication strategies for all degrees of hearing loss. The event will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. Everyone is welcome; there is no fee, but registration is required.

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Wednesday, May 24
Hearing Screenings

Come in to meet Dr. Perrine Pham before or after her presentation for a free hearing screening. Very limited openings. You must call early to receive a screening appointment time. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277.

Friday, May 26
Bands and Balls Fitness

Join fitness instructor and trainer Kim Biggers for a one hour presentation on how to use bands as a strength training device (bands will be provided and are yours to take home!), and how small balls are used for adding variety to your exercise routine, as well.

The classes will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100. There is no charge for this class, but registration is required. Class size is limited, so call early! 

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Wednesday, May 31
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.



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