Jun 10 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.

May 28 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.

Jun 18 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

Jun 18 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.)

Jun 27 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.

Jun 22 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

Jun 11 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

May 28 2019

General

Freedom From Smoking Group Quit Program

From 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Join the American Lung Association’s eight-week quit smoking program, Freedom From Smoking®, conveniently held at the NERD Health and Wellness Center. Hundreds of thousands of people have become smoke free through a Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic which offers a structured, systematic approach to smoking cessation. 

Classes are 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays April 23 to June 4 and Thursday, May 16. Cost is $75, but you can earn it all back by attending 7 of the 8 classes.

Please call (307) 577-2929 to register.

Location

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

Led by a certified facilitator, you will learn:

  • How to know if you're really ready to quit
  • Medications that can increase your success
  • Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier
  • How to prepare for your quit day
  • Coping strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain
  • How to stay smoke-free for good

Jun 17 2019

General

Walk With A Doc

From 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Wyoming Medical Center has joined Walk With A Doc to present a series of community walks this summer.   

Walk with a Doc brings communities together by creating safe spaces to experience health education and inspiration. Each walk will be led by a local healthcare provider who will start with a short health talk. 

Location

Walks will be from 6 to 7 p.m. most Mondays, June 17 through Sept. 16. (No walks July 1 or Sept. 2).

All walks are free, and all are welcome. Walks are 2 to 3 miles long, and people can turnaround at any time. Starting locations/routes will change every week to explore the many walking trails around Casper.

Starting locations

  • June 17: Art 321, 321 W. Midwest
  • June 24: Jackson Street Parking Area
  • July 8: North Casper Ball Fields @ Bryan Stock Trail
  • July 15: Adventure Park (Crossroads Ball Fields)
  • July 22: Tate Pumphouse
  • July 29: Mills First Street Park
  • Aug. 5: Morad Park
  • Aug. 12: YMCA
  • Aug. 19: Faith Assembly of God at Wyoming Blvd.
  • Aug. 26: Casper Country Club tennis courts
  • Sept. 9: Long Park
  • Sept. 16: Tate Pumphouse