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Community News: Jan. 3, 2109

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Alzheimer’s support group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in conference room 1, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Stop the Bleed presentation at CRMC

Cass Regional Medical Center will present a free Stop the Bleed educational program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 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, ext. 3841 or email pmcbride@cassregional.org.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

GriefShare session planned

The death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain.  People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one, they have lost an entire lifestyle. If you have had a spouse die, you are invited to a special standalone GriefShare session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

Those attending will receive useful information and go home with a valuable booklet that will provide tools to help navigate your journey.

The session will be held at Harrisonville Community Church, 1606 Chapel Dr., Harrisonville. Call 816-884-2431 to register.

 

Friday, Jan. 11

Free community health screenings at Citizens Bank

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at Citizens Bank, 218 S. Second St., Drexel.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen and 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, Jan. 12

Town Hall meeting planned

Alderwomen Judy Bowman and Judith Reece will have a town hall meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 12  in the HUB at the Harrisonville United Methodist Church, 2600 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

Sonya McLelland, administrative director of foundation, marketing and public relations, and trauma program coordinator Paula McBride, RN, CEN with Cass Regional Medical Center, will be the guest presenters.

McBride will demonstrate the capabilities of “Trauma Hal,” the newest member of the CRMC patient simulator family. Hal is a trauma patient simulator used for the ongoing training and preparedness of Cass Regional’s Emergency Department staff and area EMS professionals.

McBride will also discuss “Stop the Bleed,” a national awareness campaign to educate first responders, teachers and the public about bleeding control.

There will be time for questions regarding happenings in the city, and refreshments will be provided.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

Diabetes support group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of Cass Regional at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., in 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.

The 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, Jan. 18

Free community health screenings at Commerce Bank

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Commerce Bank, located at 1301 S. Locust St., Harrisonville.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen and 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, Jan. 19

Winter Market at Mill Walk Mall

The Harrisonville Winter Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mill Walk Mall, 2601 Cantrell Rd., Harrisonville.

Vendors will be offering a wide variety of merchandise.

 

Friday, Jan. 25

Free community health screenings at library

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Cass County Public Library, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen and 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.

 

Feb. 22 and March 5

Pesticide training scheduled

Cass County will have its annual Private Pesticide Applicators Training at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 6 p.m. March 5.

To register, call the Cass County Extension Center at 816-380-8460. Those planning to attend are asked to call at least one week before the class.

In case of bad weather, the classes may be rescheduled.

Attendees are also asked to let the staff know at registration if any special accommodations are needed.

Attendees are required to purchase a manual (M87) for $12 unless they bring a 2007 copy of the manual with them.

 

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