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Health Briefs: Feb. 2

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SOUTH BEND — “Living Well with Cancer” series continues in February with the following programs held at the RiverBend Wellness House, 3516 E. Jefferson Blvd.

• Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday. Registration is required.

• New Year, Healthy You! Join Sarah Strefling, oncology certified personal trainer from Beacon Health, from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, as she discusses the ways in which exercise can benefit cancer survivors from the point of diagnosis and beyond. She will demonstrate a series of simple exercises that can be performed in the gym or at home.

• Kim’s Bra Boutique. Kim Dalton, certified bra fit expert, will offer a free bra or prosthetic to survivors from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is required.

• Drop-in Guided Meditation, noon to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9. This class calms the mind by using relaxation techniques along with guided meditation and imagery.

Classes are free and open to cancer patients, survivors, their families, and caregivers. Space is limited. Register by calling 574-287-4197.

MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St., will offer a free Gentle Flow Yoga class at 12:15 p.m. CST Saturday. Emphasis will be on deep breathing and releasing stress. Bring your own mat, wear comfortable attire and come on an empty stomach.


SOUTH BEND — LOGAN’s winter Outreach Series provides key information to parents and caregivers of a child with a disability. A lunch program titled “Catch them being good” will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday at LOGAN Center, 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd. Betsy Thomas, clinical site director for the LOGAN Autism Learning Center-Kalamazoo, and two BCBA therapists on her staff will offer strategies for parents of children with autism to improve behaviors in the home. To register for this event or to learn more about the Outreach series, contact Leanne Sargent-Suarez at leanne@logancenter.org or by calling 574-289-4831.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana offers the following caregiver support groups in Marshall and St. Joseph counties. all groups are free and open to the public. For more information, call 574-232-4121 or 888-303-0180.

• Marshall County Council on Aging, 1305 W. Harrison, Plymouth, 10 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month.

• Center for Hospice Care, 312 N. Pine St., Mishawaka, 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. This group is targeted toward adult children of parent(s) with dementia.

• Andre Place, Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, 54515 Indiana 933 N., South Bend, 9 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month.

• Alzheimer’s Services, 922 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month.

• St. Paul’s Retirement Community, 3602 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, 6:15 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.

Blood Drives

Michigan Blood will hold the following drives:

• Lakeland Regional Medical Center, 1234 Napier Ave., St. Joseph, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

• Lakeshore High School, 5711 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• St. Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9.


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