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Community News: Nov. 29, 2018

Tuesdays, through Dec. 11

Learn to code

Girls in grades six through 12 are invited to attend these Girls Who Code sessions that are designed to inspire, educate and equip girls with computing skills to pursue 21st century  opportunities.

The sessions will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 11 in the computer lab at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

Seating is limited. To register for this free program, call 816-884-3483.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

 

Friday, Nov. 30

Free community health screenings at Sherwood Bank

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at Sherwood Community Bank, 89 Old Highway 7, Garden City.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen, blood sugar screenings and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Stop the Bleed offered

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Stop the Bleed educational program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in conference rooms 1 and 2 located directly inside the main entrance of Cass Regional at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. However, with proper training, anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder.

The Stop the Bleed program includes instruction and practice on proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use your hands, dressings and tourniquets.

The Stop the Bleed educational program is free to the public.

To register, visit SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/SVLfasu. For more information, contact Paula McBride, RN, CEN, at 816-380-5888, extension 3841, or email pmcbride@cassregional.org.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Learn holiday tips and tricks

Be the toast of the town with the best dressed table at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in Pearson Hall, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

Many menu and decorating ideas will be on display to help you through the upcoming party season.

The program is sponsored by the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Friday, Dec. 7

Free community health screenings at Meadowview Estates

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Meadowview Estates, 533 Meadow View Circle in Peculiar.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen, blood sugar screenings and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org

 

Monday, Dec. 10

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus

Bring your list and your camera and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 in conference room 1 located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s 24-hour information and support line at 800-272-3900.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12

COPD Support Group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a COPD Support Group at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at Cass Regional Medical Center in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville. This is the annual holiday luncheon.

This support group is for those diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and their caregivers. Participants provide support to one another and learn methods to manage their conditions while taking part in everyday activities.

For more information, contact Respiratory Therapy Manager Gary Skiles at 816-380-5888, extension 4160, or email gskiles@cassregional.org.

 

Thursday, Dec. 13

Underground Readers to meet

Join the Underground Readers in a discussion of “The Afterlife of Holly Chase” by Cynthia Hand at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

Students in grades six through 12 are invited to enjoy some snacks and activities related to the book.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Friday, Dec. 14

Free community health screenings at Archie City Hall

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Archie City Hall, 302 S.W. Outer Rd., Archie.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen, blood sugar screenings and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

Celebrate the season

The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library will have a Holipalooza event for teens from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Celebrate the season at this multicultural event and learn about different cultures, customs and traditions.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Sunday, Dec. 2 – Thursday, Dec. 6

Our Lady of Lourdes to present Advent Mission

Amidst the glitter and Christmas shopping, how will you prepare for your spiritual reception of Christ this December?  Fr. Bill Casey, nationally renowned speaker and frequent guest on EWTN Catholic Radio and TV, will be in the Kansas City area presenting an Advent Mission, “Preparing the Way of the Lord by Spiritual Renewal.”

Give yourself the gift of spiritual renewal and join Fr. Casey in his Mission Conference which includes scripture readings, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with benediction, confession and a social gathering.

The event will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 through Dec. 6 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2700 Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

Mark your calendar and attend the best Christmas gift you can give yourself as you prepare for your best Christmas ever.  Give a gift to someone else and carpool.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Community Blood Center Blood Drive slated

Cass Regional Medical Center will host the Community Blood Center’s Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

To donate, bring a photo ID (such as your driver’s license), eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to your donation. For medical eligibility questions, call 800-245-7035.

Appointments are welcome, but not necessary. To schedule an appointment, go online to www.esavealifenow.org (Sponsor Code: cassmed). You can also contact Stacy Sample at 816-380-5888, ext. 7510, or via email at ssample@cassregional.org.

 

Thursday, Dec. 20

Diabetes Support Group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Diabetes Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

Monthly, Cass Regional’s Diabetes Education team presents topics on current trends in diabetes treatments, lifestyle modification options and topics of interest for those who have diabetes or who have loved ones diagnosed with diabetes. This will be the holiday party for the group.

The Diabetes Support Group meetings are free to the public. For more information, contact Diabetes Educator Liz Whelan, at 816-380-5888, ext. 6010, or email lwhelan@cassregional.org.

 

Friday, Dec. 21

Free community health screenings at Commerce Bank

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at Commerce Bank, at 1301 S. Locust St., Harrisonville.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen, blood sugar screenings and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

 

Friday, Dec. 28

Free community health screenings at library

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 28 at the Cass County Public Library, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen, blood sugar screenings and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

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