Oct 8 2018

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.

Oct 16 2018

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

Oct 17 2018

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.)

Sep 27 2018

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.

Sep 29 2018

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.

“This is a great opportunity to educate our teens on the consequences of risky behaviors. There will be hands-on games as well as demonstrations,” said Cari Hacking, trauma coordinator at Wyoming Medical Center.

Event is free and lunch is provided. Register by calling Cari Hacking at (307) 577-2723, or email 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

Oct 9 2018

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

Sep 27 2018

General

Youth Mental Health First Aid

From 8:00 – 5:30 pm

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance abuse problem. Learn an action plan to help. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack.  Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. 

Anyone 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12 to 18 such as teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens.

Cost is $30. Please call (307) 577-2931, or register online.  For more information, visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.  

Location

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

Sep 29 2018

General

Sage Primary flu shot clinic

From 8:00 – 12:00 pm

Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect you and your family from catching the flu this season. But, you don't want to get your too early due to our typically late-starting flu seasons. Late September through November is prime time for vaccination against the flu virus for people living in Wyoming.

Sage Primary Care is offering a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29.

Clinic is open to everyone ages 3 and older. Cost is $28.70. 

For questions or more information, contact Sage Primary Care at (307) 265-8300.

Location

Sage Primary Care, 1020 S. Conwell St.

Oct 9 2018

General

Freedom From Smoking Group Quit Program

From 5:30 – 7:00 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. 

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

Classes will be 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct.9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 1, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20.  Cost is $75, but you can earn it all back by attending 7 of the 8 classes.

Please call (307) 577-2929 to register or click here to register online. 

Location

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

Oct 13 2018

General

Mesa Primary flu shot clinic

From 8:00 – 12:00 pm

Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect you and your family from catching the flu this season. But, you don't want to get your too early due to our typically late-starting flu seasons. Late September through November is prime time for vaccination against the flu virus for people living in Wyoming.

Mesa Primary Care is offering a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13. 

Clinic is open to everyone ages 3 and older.

Cost is $28.70.

For questions or more information, contact Mesa Primary Care at (307) 234-6765.

Location

Mesa Primary Care, 3632 American Way

Dec 7 2018

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.