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Health & Wellness Chats

Health & Wellness

Monthly Health and Wellness programs of interest to the 50+ population are offered on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:00-11:30am.

Call 503-635-3758 for registration.



April Health Chat

Foot Care/Shoes Diabetics

Join Jana Boyer, CFTS (Certified Fitter Therapeutic Shoes), from Priority Footwear & Pedorthic and learn about the impact on diabetes and your feet, diabetic foot care and the therapeutic shoe bill. Most diabetics under Medicare qualify for diabetic shoes and custom inserts that help alleviate some diabetic foot conditions. Find out if you qualify! Come get your foot measured and have a "worn shoe exam". Interactive presentation so bring your questions! April 26, 2017.

May Health Chat

Fall Prevention/Easy Balance Exercises to Do At Home                                        

Balance exercises can help you maintain your balance and confidence at any age. If you’re an older adult, balance exercises are especially important because they can help you prevent falls and maintain your independence. Mana Shintani, MS, ACSM-RCEP, Fitness Specialist, Providence Mercantile Health & Fitness Center will demonstrate specific exercises that are designed to enhance your balance. These simple to learn exercises, will be beneficial to include in your daily routine and can help to improve your overall stability. May 24, 2017.

June Health Chat

When Reading the Fine Print is Difficult!

Reading is a great way to relax, unwind, get away from it all, and increase your knowledge.  For many people, reading the fine print is difficult, or large books are hard to handle.  Did you know that there is a library of books just for you?  The Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library provides FREE library books in audio format for anyone who has a hard time holding a book, turning pages, or seeing the small print!  The best part is that these audio books are provided straight to your door via the US Postal Service for FREE!  Elke Bruton from Talking Books will be here to tell you all about the Talking Books library and answer your questions. June 28, 2017, 10-11:30am.