Mar 11 2019

Support Groups

Casper Area Low Vision Support (CALVS)

From 10:00 – 11:00 am

Call (307) 234-3980 for more information. Friends and relatives welcome.

Location

Casper Senior Center, 1831 E. Fourth St.

Feb 26 2019

Support Groups

Cancer Support Group

From 11:00 – 12:30 pm

Call (307) 235-5433 for more information. Open to all cancer patients and survivors.  

Location

Rocky Mountain Oncology, 6501 E. Second St.

Mar 19 2019

Support Groups

NAMI - Family Support Group

From 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Public welcome. Call the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) office at (307) 265-2573 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or email info@namiwyoming.org for more information.  

Location

133 W. Sixth St

Feb 26 2019

General

Weight-loss Surgical Options Seminar - Casper

From 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Dr. Kevin Helling offers free seminars to talk about the different weight-loss options at Wyoming Medical Center. Register below for one of our free seminars or call (307) 577-4220.  

Location

Wyoming Medical Center, Support Services Building (1200 E. Third St.)

Feb 28 2019

Support Groups

Better Breathers Club

From 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Designed by the American Lung Association, the Better Breathers Club is a support group for patients with chronic lung diseases and their caregivers. It offers tools and encouragement for managing COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, lung cancer and other chronic lung disorders. It is locally facilitated by the NERD Health and Wellness Center. Call 577-2929 for more information

The club offers presentations on exercise, breathing techniques, supplemental oxygen, general medication education, among other topics. There is no cost to join. 

Location

NERD Health and Wellness Center, 1233 E. Second St.

Apr 13 2019

General

P.A.R.T.Y. Casper

From 9:00 – 4:00 pm

How much do your teenagers think about the consequences of distracted driving, not wearing a seatbelt and other risky behaviors? 

P.A.R.T.Y. — Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth — offers an approach to education geared toward the unique needs of teenagers. This one-day, in-hospital program is internationally recognized as an injury prevention strategy to help reduce the incidence of risk-related trauma in youth. Risk-taking behaviors is the leading cause of injury and death among young people, and this program was designed to show teens the consequences of activities such as drinking and driving, dangerous and distracted driving, not wearing helmets and other protective gear. It is geared to teenagers ages 13 to 18.

2019 classes are scheduled for Feb. 2, April 13, June 22, Aug. 24 and Oct. 19.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with class beginning at 9 a.m. Some activities will be outside, so please dress for the weather.

Event is free and lunch is provided. Register by contacting Becky Fleming at 577-5281, rfleming@wyomingmedicalcenter.org or Cari Hacking at 577-2723, chacking@wyomingmedicalcenter.org.

P.A.R.T.Y. Casper is hosted by the Wyoming Medical Center Trauma Program. 

Location

1233 E. Second St., Wyoming Medical Center

Mar 12 2019

Support Groups

Parkinson's Support Group

From 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Open to patients and caregivers. Coffee and lemonade are served and different topics are discussed each month.

Rocky Mountain Therapy also offers a Parkinson's Exercise Program every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Each class is tailored for the individual with more advanced Parkinson's and focuses on improving endurance, safety and managing symptoms. Call (307) 577-5204 or visit rockymountaintherapy.org for more information.  

Location

Rocky Mountain Therapy, 120 S. Forest Dr., Casper

Feb 27 2019

General

Healthy U

From 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Developed by the Stanford School of Medicine, Healthy U is an evidence-based health empowerment program for people over 18. Anyone is welcome to participate; those who suffer from one or more chronic health conditions will find Healthy U particularly useful. Caregivers and friends of those who would benefit from health self-management also make great participants. 

During the six-session program, participants will learn techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; exercises to maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; good nutrition and more. 

This session runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27 through April 3. Cost is $60, but you have the chance to earn all of it back for good attendance. (You get $10 back for each class you attend.)

Those who have participated in this program demonstrate a significant improvement in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability and social/role activities limitations. They also spend fewer days in the hospital and tend toward fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations. 

Please call (307) 577-2929 to register.

Location

NERD Health & Wellness Center, 1233 E. Second St., Casper, Wyoming

Mar 1 2019

General

Mental Health First Aid Training

From 8:00 – 5:30 pm

The NERD Health and Wellness Center offers Mental Health First Aid training. This groundbreaking, eight-hour course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late.

  • People who enroll in local Mental Health First Aid courses learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems. 
  • Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves. 
  • Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

Cost: $30. Please call (307) 577-2931 to register or register online

Location

Wyoming Medical Center, 1233 E. Second St.