INDIANAPOLIS – Seniors with questions about their health, wellness and safety are likely to find the answers they need at free seminars offered by Franciscan St. Francis Health.
The hospital’s Senior Health Speakers Series at Garfield Park offers the following classes at Garfield Park Burrello Family Center, located at 2345 Pagoda Drive, Indianapolis. Events are free, but registration is required for all sessions and can be made by calling 317-327-7220:
Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 21 Am I At Risk of Heart Attack? While family history plays a role in your risk for heart attack and cardiovascular disease, many steps can be taken to reduce those disorders. Michael Barron, MD, a member of Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians, will talk about prevention and how to recognize signs and symptoms of heart attack. A box lunch will be provided to participants. Registration required by 3 p.m., Oct. 17.
1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 ACO Kidney Talks Chronic kidney disease afflicts many in the United States. Shelby Baker, RN, will discuss disease progression, prevention, risk factors and how to take control with healthy lifestyle choices. Registration required by 3 p.m., Nov. 14
10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18 Fall Prevention This program is designed for older adults and caregivers on how to prevent falls in the home. Christine Claborn, RN, will lead this discussion. Registration required by 3 p.m., Nov. 14.
10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1 Bereavement During the Holidays Grief is a process that people need not face alone. Bereavement counselor Karla Riggs-Norton will provide the opportunity for participants to talk about their personal experiences and also learn what others are going through from the loss of a loved one. This gathering also is geared to help cope and even get stronger during the holidays. Registration required by 3 p.m., Nov. 28.