HEALTH BRIEFS: Register for parenting program

GOSHEN

Register for parenting program

The “Hassle-free Shopping with Children” program will take place Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Goshen Hospital in the Arbor Conference Center in the Birch/Walnut rooms at 200 High Park Ave. The program is sponsored by Triple P — Positive Parenting Program.

Groups are for parents of children up to 12 years old. Classes are free and registration is required. Visit www.GoshenHealth.com/Find-Events or call 877-566-4660 to register. For more information, call 364-2582.

Triple P is one of the only parenting programs based on evidence from ongoing scientific research. Triple P is designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and to build stronger family relationships.

GOSHEN

Class offered for siblings of newborns

Join Goshen Health personnel Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Birch/Walnut room of the hospital for an educational class for expecting families and soon-to-be siblings in preparation for the welcoming of a newborn into the family. The class is geared toward children ages 2-10 years old.

Children will learn what to expect with a newborn at home and will be taught the basics of holding and diapering the baby. Children may bring a doll or stuffed animal to practice these new skills. Families will be given a tour of the OB unit. Light refreshments will be served. Cost for the class is $20 per family and registration is required. To register, call 877-566-4660 or 364-2582 for more information.

FORT WAYNE

Cardiovascular clinic now open at Parkview

A preventive cardiovascular clinic recently opened at the Parkview Heart Institute, providing multi-disciplinary care to patients at risk of heart disease. The Cardiovascular Health and Wellness Clinic allows patients to meet with a nurse practitioner to review their personal and family health history, as well as assess their overall cardiovascular risk, and complete a biometric assessment along with a comprehensive physical exam. Patients may also consult with a dietitian, enroll in life coaching, are encouraged to initiate a cardiovascular-oriented exercise program and take part in group education, in addition to other self-improvement directives related to cardiovascular health.

Primary preventive cardiology seeks to prevent the onset of heart disease by reducing risk factors. Such behavior changes might include incorporating routine physical activity and a heart healthy diet, stress reduction, tobacco cessation or maintaining a healthy weight. Screening for cardiovascular disease to detect it in its early stages is approached with testing such as a HeartSmart CT scan, lipid testing, blood glucose testing and blood pressure assessment.

To make an appointment, call 260-266-5680.

LAGRANGE

Loved ones of suicide victims to gather

We the Living is a peer-led support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group provides a confidential, comforting place to have open discussions about this unique and complicated grief. The group is for adults 18 and older and there is no cost to attend. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome.

We the Living meets every third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the LifeBridge Conference Room of Parkview LaGrange Hospital, 207 N. Townline Road, LaGrange. For more information, call 260-463-9009.

ELKHART

Bereavement group open to the public

Center for Hospice Care has bereavement groups open to the public that are offered at no charge. Sessions take place at 22579 Old U.S. 20 East.

Register by calling 264-3321 or 1-800-HOSPICE. In addition to these services, individual and family counseling is available.

Visit www.cfhcare.org for a complete listing of services or for more information.

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