Dec 11 2017

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.

Dec 19 2017

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

Dec 12 2017

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, 2546 E. Second St., Building 500, Casper

Jan 9 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) 577-2592.  

Location

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

Dec 28 2017

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.

Jan 2 2018

General

Freedom From Smoking

From 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ready to quit smoking? Hundreds of thousands are smoke-free through the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking®, and health professionals with the NERD Health and Wellness Center are leading a group clinic of the program. 

Over the course of seven weeks, you will work with other people quitting smoking and a trained facilitator to set a quit date, build a quit plan and work through your first few months smoke-free.

You will learn how to know if you're ready to quit, about medications that can increase your success, lifestyle changes to make quitting easier, how to stay smoke free for good and more. 

Cost is $75 for the full course, but if you attend 7 out of the 8 classes, you'll earn your $75 back. Please call (307) 577-2929 to register. All classes are located at the NERD Health and Wellness Center, located on the second floor of Wyoming Medical Center's McMurry West Tower.

Location

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

Jan 9 2018

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. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 13. 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

Feb 8 2018

General

Mental Health First Aid, Day 1 of 2

From 8:00 – 12:00 pm

This class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 8-9. Both days are required. Cost is $30. Please call (307) 577-2929, or register online.  

A 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. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid. For more information, visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.  

Location

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

Feb 9 2018

General

Mental Health First Aid, Day 2 of 2

From 8:00 – 12:00 pm

This class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 8-9. Both days are required. Cost is $30. Please call (307) 577-2929, or register online.  

A 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. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid. For more information, visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.  

Location