Wellness Events – May

May 3, 2011

As a part of our ongoing effort to find you the best care at the lowest cost, we again bring to you a list of free & low-cost wellness events.

We would like to note that from now on, we will put up these wellness event entries on a monthly basis, editing the post over the course of the month as we find new events – keep an eye out for updates at twitter.com/healthsurvival.

Take a look below for an event near you, and please feel free to leave us a comment if you know of any events we may have missed.

* Denotes a recurring event. Click on the city for full details of the event.

New York City, NY – 50+ Yoga*; Blood Pressure Screenings* Stroke Awareness (May 26th)

Silverdale, WA – Free Women’s Health Seminar w/ health screenings (May 13th; RSVP by May 11th; there’s a 20-person limit) 

Macomb, IL – Diabetes Grocery Store Tour (May 24th, Free: If you have Diabetes or are at risk for it, check this tour out; you can learn how to read labels and decipher the carbohydrate and fiber connection)

National Women’s Health Week  National Women’s Health Week – The link will take you to Women’s Health National Directory of events for NWHW, including health clinics, STD clinics, wellness seminars, and more.

Longboat Key, FL – Free Cancer Support Group* (Mondays)

Sarosta, FL – Natural Breast Health (May 17th); Hearing Health Seminar (May 18th); Free Cholesterol & Diabetes Screenings (May 24th)

Baltimore, MD – Cancer Support Groups* (1st Wednesday of every month); Caregiver Education & Support Group* (1st Wednesday of every month); Free Glaucoma Screening (May 9th); Diabetes Eye Disease and Diabetes Support Group (May 16th); 10th Annual Senior Health & Fitness Day (May 25th); Smoking Cessation Classes (Time & Date of classes depend on location); Free Skin Cancer Screening (May 9th/16th, depending on location); Free Cararact & Diabetic Eye Screening (May 17th)

Hanford, CADate & Time vary by location; call for appointments. Immunizations; Reproductive health clinic services; STD Clinic, Preventive healthcare for adults; Senior Services.

Events from these previous entries are also recurring, so check them out here and here for events near you.

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Wellness Events – Week of April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

Hello and good afternoon, once again, here is a list of free and low-cost wellness events, brought to you by the Healthcare Survival Guide.

*Denotes recurring event

Free unless noted otherwise

Seattle, WA: Mindfulness Meditation* (Weds., 12:30 PM); Art Classes for Adults recovering from mental health challenges, addiction, and homelessness (4/19, 2-4 PM).

Detroit, MI:Alcoholics Anonymous* (Sun., Weds., 8:30 – 9:30 PM ); Seminar – Understanding Bi-Polar Disorder (4/19, 7 – 8:30 PM); Diabetes Support Group – Eye Health (4/20, 5:30 – 7 PM. Registration required); Treatment Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (4/20, 6 – 8 PM)

Fort Worth, TX: Most require registration. These are all recurring and may or may not occur this particular week. Check link for full details.

Breast Cancer Support Group* (4th Tues. each month); Lupus Support Group* (3rd Sat. each month); Blood Cancer Networking Group* (2nd Thurs. each month); Fibromyalgia Wellness Group* (3rd Sat. each month); Chronic Disease Study and Support Group* (3rd Mon. each month); Support Education Advocacy Group for families/caregivers of children w/ ADD/ADHD, Schizophrenia, Asperger’s or Depression* (3rd Tues. each month); Brain Tumor Support Group* (3rd Thurs. each month); American Cancer Society Support Group (1st Thurs. each month); Stroke Support Group (4th Weds. each month)

That’s all for this week! Here are links from the previous entry for Pennsylvania and Tampa, FL, as many of the events are recurring. We will update as we find more events, otherwise follow us at twitter.com/healthsurvival.

Feel free to add any events that you know of below!


Wellness Events for the Week of March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Good afternoon! Below is a list of free/low-cost health & wellness events, for this week of March 21, 2011. Each city links to the specific details of each event.

Cincinnati, OH – This upcoming Wednesday, 3/23, Christ Hospital will offer a seminar-support group for heart failure; as well as educational seminars on arthritis and colorectal cancer. All events are FREE, but be sure to call and RSVP to ensure your spot.

Detroit, MI – Free Support Groups for Alcholism, overeating; A free class on how to naturally beat heartburn and other digestive problems.

Macomb, IL (Western Illinois U) – When detected early, the survival rate for colorectal cancer is 90%. You can get a free test kit here, between 3/1-4/15, M-F, 8:00-4:30. Free analyses can be conducted in the privacy of your own home; 3/23 – Free blood pressure screenings.

Poughkeepsie, NY – Meditation and breathing techniques – click for details, classes and admission fees (if any) vary.

Jackson, MS – Check link for specifics; some classes/events are recurring. Free: cancer rehab classes, art therapy for cancer patients; educational seminar for families who have a member who suffers from a mental illness.

Pennsylvania (All) – See last week’s entry. Check the link regularly, as many of the events listed on last week’s post are recurring.

That’s it for now, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we research. For health tips, news, and other wellness events like these, follow us on Twitter @HealthSurvival. Have a great week!


Wellness Events – Week of March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

In our effort to help you keep health costs low while staying healthy, we have researched free and low-cost health & wellness events for this week of March 14, 2011.

(Click link for full details)

Pennsylvania: Pregnancy & Parenting (Mom & Baby Groups; Postpartum Adjustment Support Group), Free & Low Cost Health Screenings (Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg) Colon Cancer Seminars (Prevention, Detection, Treatment), Teen Health, Support Groups

Detroit, MI: Free vision screening, tonight, from 3pm-5pm. Henry Ford Health System-Self Health Center, 23400 Allen, Woodhaven.

Deer Park, NY: Free hearing screenings, this upcoming Saturday, March 19th. In addition to the screenings, there will be a seminar on hearing health. RSVP by 3/17

We will keep you updated as we find more events. For daily updates on wellness events, health news and tips, follow us at twitter.com/healthsurvival.