Jun 11 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.

May 29 2018

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 19 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

Jun 12 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

Jun 12 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.)

Jun 28 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.

May 29 2018

General

Freedom From Smoking

From 5:30 – 7:00 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. 

Freedom From Smoking helps you develop a plan of action that leads to your quit day. You'll also get the support you need to remain smoke free for life.

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. 

Classes are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays April 24 - June 5. There is also one Thursday evening class on May 17. All classes are located at the NERD Health and Wellness Center, located on the second floor of Wyoming Medical Center's McMurry West Tower.

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 or sign-up online here. 

Location

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

Jul 21 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

Jun 14 2018

General

Mental Health First Aid Training

From 8:00 – 5:00 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.

One 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.

Details

What: Mental Health First Aid Training ​
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4
Where: NERD Health and Wellness Center, located on the second floor of the McMurry West Tower at Wyoming Medical Center; 1233 E. Second St.
Cost: $30. Please call (307) 577-2929 to register or email dreed@wyomingmedicalcenter.org

Location

Wyoming Medical Center, 1233 E. Second St.