Health Essentials Events

A Health Essentials Preferred Members Special Event!

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
African American Women:
“A Better Way of Living”
Eighth Annual African American Women’s Health Forum
8-9 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
9 a.m. – Program begins
Featured speaker Susan L. Taylor
Founder and CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine

“Ultimately, the only question that matters is ‘am I happy?’” says Susan Taylor. After 27 years as the chief editor of Essence magazine and the visionary credited with building the brand, Susan L. Taylor left publishing to devote her life to building an organization that is devoted to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty among African Americans. Taylor is the editor of eight books, and the author of four books: the best-seller In the Spirit; Lessons in Living; Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Lives, which she co-authored with her husband, Khephra Burns; and her most recent book, All About Love.

Taylor’s genius has not gone unrecognized. She is the first and the only African American woman to be recognized by the Magazine Publishers of America with the Henry Johnson Fisher Award – the industry’s highest honor – and the first to be inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame.

She is the recipient of scores of prestigious awards, including presidential citations, Image Awards and the NAACP President’s Award for Visionary Leadership, and has honorary doctorate degrees from more than a dozen colleges and universities. Her keynote presentation helps to make the “how” of happiness and bringing balance to life simple and clear. Offering encouragement, valuable insights, and effective tools, Taylor leads attendees on a wonderful journey toward removing the walls of doubt and fear that keep many from living their best life possible.

In this inspiring keynote speech, Taylor addresses the central issues – our beliefs, behaviors, relationships, and career challenges – that are critically important to maintaining equilibrium in today’s fast-paced, hectic world. This speech demonstrates how choosing to put our personal values, needs, and goals at the center of our lives creates an immediate shift toward greater health, happiness and productivity.

In the engaging style and heartfelt personal approach that have made Taylor one of America’s leading speakers, “A Better Way of Living” offers audiences the most precious gift in the world: a real and genuine way to believe in their own value and worth.

Also joining us this year are Bryon Dickens, image consultant, our panel of physicians for the “Ask a Doctor” session, and Tierney (Cook) Tinnin, former KOCO news anchor, will emcee the event.

Location: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or register online at Register Online

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Beginning Sept. 2
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute SurvivorFit

Join the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute and INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center for SurvivorFit, a free eight-week strength-and-fitness program for people who have completed cancer treatment. The program is a collaborative effort dedicated to helping cancer survivors take charge of their recovery and significantly improve their health and quality of life.

Participants in SurvivorFit will experience a wide variety of exercises designed to build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility, boost cardiovascular endurance and improve your capacity to perform daily living activities, from work to play. The program will also address the spiritual dimension of recovery through mind-body awareness, sort out the causes of stress and anxiety, help manage emotional health and enhance the recovery process, help to reduce the severity of cancer side effects, prevent unwanted weight changes and improve participant’s energy level and self-esteem.

Classes will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in Studio 2 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. A physician’s release to exercise is required. Register Online

Thursdays, Sept. 4
A Gift of Wellness

Changing Your Weighs: Weight Management Program Now Offered Free of Charge
Changing Your Weighs first premiered in 1983 and has been available to INTEGRIS Health employees and the general public as one of the soundest weight control programs in the Oklahoma City area. Because our mission at INTEGRIS Health is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve, Changing Your Weighs is now offered free-of-charge to the community. As the name implies, Changing Your Weighs is a weight management program. The focus, however, is not just to change your weighs but to change your ways. Weight control is a life-long process. Changing Your Weighs is a comprehensive, eight-week, behavior modification program that focuses on weight loss as a reflection of making lifestyle changes that foster better health.

This eight-week program is taught by a registered dietitian and includes a one-on-one consult with a fitness coach. Classes meet once a week for one hour. Changing Your Weighs is designed for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. Even though the program is free, registration is absolutely required. This “gift of wellness” is made possible by INTEGRIS Community Wellness, and is open to anyone who is ready to get started and commit to making positive changes in their lifestyle.

The first session will meet one night a week on Thursdays beginning Sept. 4 through Oct. 23. Two class time sessions are offered from noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Register Online

Friday, Sept. 5
Back to Basics – Back to Beans

Beans … those magical, “musical” foods that give our bodies so many health benefits, especially for those with diabetes or heart disease or who want to lose weight. Not to mention they are nutrient dense powerhouses that are affordable and available year round! What more could you ask for? Well, just maybe, you’re not sure how to cook them. From 9 to 10:30 a.m., Pam Patty, RD, LD, will demonstrate how to cook from scratch a variety of beans (including peas and lentils) and will provide tasty samples as well! Join us in the basement auditorium of INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western Ave. Register Online

Tuesday, Sept. 9 and 23
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 a center of excellence facility. 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. Register Online

Wednesday, Sept. 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. Register Online

Friday, Sept. 12
Tips and Tricks for Eating Out

Dining out is so enjoyable, but it can also take a toll on your waistline. Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, for suggestions on how to scrimp on calories when eating out. The class will be held at 10 a.m. at INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100. Register Online

Saturday, Sept. 13
Hollywood 50/50 Workout with Kelly Hancock

It’s 100 minutes of a high energy, interval training workout. Kelly will combine 50 minutes of strength training with 50 minutes of cycle for a dynamite, exciting and exhilarating workout. Class will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Studios 1 and 5 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center; class size is limited so sign up early! Cost: $10 PACER members; $20, non-members. Register Online

Tuesday, Sept. 16, and Wednesday, Sept. 24
Navigating Medicare for Your Best Health Care

Learn how to more effectively manage the maze of Medicare with updates, procedure tips and practical questions to ask your health care providers. A question/answer time will be part of the workshop. John Vincent, certified senior health insurance counselor, will share his expertise and the most current information about Medicare.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
    Cancer Institute Conference Room
    4301 S. Western
    Register Online

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.
    INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center
    5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100
    Register Online

Thursday,Sept. 18
Tools for Living with Chronic Conditions Workshop

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? This Stanford Self Management program can help. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 18, INTEGRIS Health Edmond will host a free six-week workshop series, Tools for Living with Chronic Conditions.

  • Find practical ways to deal with the STRESS and anxiety in your life
  • Discover better nutrition and exercise choices
  • Understand your options and begin to Take Control of Your Life
  • Learn better ways to communicate with your doctor and family about your issues
  • Get the support you need to take control of your life

Whatever your ongoing condition – diabetes, arthritis, stress, high blood pressure, chronic pain, anxiety, etc. – this workshop can help you take control of your health and manage the issues that accompany that condition. Topics discussed include the following.

  • Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, the Mind-Body Connection, Creating an Action Plan
  • Difficult Emotions, Preventing Falls and Improving Balance, Problem Solving Techniques
  • Physical Activity and Exercise, Pain/Fatigue Management and Relaxation, Decision Making Steps
  • Better Breathing, Healthy Eating, Expressing Your Feelings
  • Medication Usage, Making Informed Treatment Decisions, Managing Depression
  • Weight Management, Partnering with Your Health Care Provider, Navigating the Health System

The Tools for Living with Chronic Conditions workshops are fun and free interactive sessions presented once a week for six weeks. Enjoy a warm and supportive environment where everyone is focused on ways to live a more fulfilling life. Each week, we will help you use tips and techniques from our Self Management Tool Box.

Join us each Thursday beginning Sept. 18, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, in the Memorial Classroom. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Register Online

Friday, Sept. 26
PACER’s Friday Shop Talk
Are you Getting your Zzzzzs? Six Ways to Better Sleep!

The UGLY, the BAD, the GOOD! Ten things to hate about sleep deprivation. How much sleep do you need? Sleep stealers … stages of sleep … too much sleep? How does this affect your health? Want to know how to get the best sleep ever? Join Cathy Patterson, exercise physiologist, who will fill in all the blanks for the above sleep questions. The class will be held at 1 p.m. in the classroom at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center. Cost: No charge for PACER members; $10, non-members. Register Online

Saturday, Sept. 27
Pilates Circuit Training

For the first time at INTEGRIS PACER! PACER instructor Carol Davidson will take your Pilates experience to another level! Pilates Circuit will combine the Reformer, Tower and Mat exercises all into one experience. It’s an invigorating workout for mind, body and spirit. The class will be held at 10 a.m. in Studio 4, and is limited to six participants, so sign up early! Cost: $10, PACER members; $20, non-members. Register Online

September 2014
Cholesterol Awareness Month

Have your total cholesterol, HDL and glucose tested during September at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center. Cost: $11.25, PACER members; $13 for non-members.

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