Health Related


FREE DENTAL SERVICES

The fifth annual MidMOM will be held January 24-25, 2020 at Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

The Mid-South Mission of Mercy (MidMOM) is a free, two-day dental clinic for under-served and under-insured people living in Memphis. All services are provided free of charge by licensed dentists from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, assisted by a host of volunteers.

On Friday and Saturday the clinic will open at 6:00am and continue taking patients until capacity is reached for the day. Treatment offered will include: diagnosis by a dentist, minor restorative fillings, extractions, and cleanings.

*Doors Open at 6:00 AM Friday and Saturday, but early arrival is suggested*

No eligibility or income requirements

No appointments or registration necessary – First come, first served

Services include: Cleanings, Fillings and Extractions (One procedure per patient per day)

Open to children (Ages 2 to 17) and adults

Each patient will be eligible for only one of the following dental procedures per day: extractions, fillings, OR a cleaning. You can return the second day for an additional dental procedure.

WORKSHOPS/ HEALTH EDUCATION Diabetes Education (EVERGREEN) Church Health’s free Diabetes Education teaches the basics of diabetes, its role in the body, diabetes medication, chronic disease management and nutrition for diabetics. Anyone may attend this class without registration, but a small snack will be provided for those who preregister. Class is held the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at 1350 Concourse Ave. Call 901-701-2220 to register. Class also offered in Spanish.

Stroke Support Group (EVERGREEN) Church Health is pleased to present Thrive! – a gathering of survivors of stroke and their families. Thrive! meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Church Health Community Room, 1350 Concourse Ave. Through group reflection, social interaction, recreation and movement, we explore how a balanced, healthy life after stroke is within reach. Thrive! is offered by Church Health Physical Rehabilitation and is free to participants and their families. Light refreshments will be provided. To register, please call Kevin Gibson at 901-701-2294. Please go to ChurchHealth.org/Events/Health-Education for complete information.

Mental Health First Aid Training Did you know that you are more likely to encounter someone experiencing an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack? The good news is that you can help them. Church Health Behavioral Health will present a free eight-hour Mental Health First Aid USA training on Friday, Jan. 10 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Church Health (1350 Concourse Ave.). Registration is required. To register, go to churchhealth.org/events/health-education. For questions, contact MHFA@churchhealth.org.  MINDFULNESS Guided Meditation-Mondays (Midday) (EVERGREEN) Rob Dove hosts guided meditation each Monday at 12 p.m. in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave. Log on to ChurchHealth.org/Events/Mindfulness for more information. Free and open to the public.

Guided Meditation-Mondays (Evening) (EVERGREEN) Dr. David George hosts guided meditation each Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave. Log on to ChurchHealth.org/Events/Mindfulness for more information. Free and open to the public. Guided Meditation-Tuesdays (EVERGREEN) Church Health hosts guided meditation each Tuesday at 12 p.m. in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave. Log on to ChurchHealth.org/Events/Mindfulness for more information. Free and open to the public. Guided Meditation-Saturdays (EVERGREEN) Unwind and refocus each week at Church Health’s Saturday Morning Unwind Sessions. This guided meditation meets each Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave. Log on to ChurchHealth.org/Events/Mindfulness for more information. Free and open to the public.

FAITH Chapel Service (EVERGREEN) Please join Church Health every Thursday at 12 p.m. for our weekly chapel service and contemplative break. All are welcome. The Church Health Meditation Chapel is located on the first floor of Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave.

Bible Study-Saturday

Church Health Faith Community Engagement hosts a weekly Bible study each Saturday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Church Health Chapel. Lead by Pastor Mike England, participants study the rich revelations of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The Church Health Chapel is located at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. Please contact the Church Health Faith Community Engagement team with any questions: FCO@ChurchHealth.org.

COMMUNITY

The Mystic (EVERGREEN) Hosted by Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Chris Miner, Dr. Scott Morris, Dr. Sonja Walker and Kirk Whalum, The Mystic is a monthly gathering to find connection through music, story and dialogue. The Mystic is held the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 1350 Concourse Ave. For more information, go to https://churchhealth.org/events/other-events.

NUTRITION

The Art of Dinner Interactive Cooking Class: Holiday Comfort Foods There’s something beautiful about the balance of healthy and delicious food. In celebration of that beauty, Church Health presents The Art of Dinner on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Church Health Nutrition Hub, 1350 Concourse Ave. In this interactive cooking class, Chef Joshua House will guide you through a four-course vegetarian menu including:

Black Eyes pea Hummus Shrimp and Grits with Peppers and Cauliflower Pan Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade Vegan Turnip Greens Banana Walnut Pudding

Tickets are $65, with proceeds benefiting nutrition programming at the Church Health Nutrition Hub. Log on to ChurchHealth.org/Events/Cooking-Classes for tickets.

EXERCISE & MOVEMENT

For Teens & Adults:

Chair Yoga (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers Energizing Chair Yoga each Monday at 9 a.m. in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. This pay-what-you-can class is for seniors and those with physical limitations. To enroll, go to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241.

Stott Pilates (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers Mixed-Level Stott Pilates each Monday at 5:30 p.m. in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. These mat-based classes use small and large equipment to enhance students’ experience. Pricing starts at $56, and prorated series pricing is available. To enroll, go to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241. This class is also available on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

Alignment Yoga (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers Alignment Yoga each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. This pay-what-you-can class for teens and adults helps deepen your understanding of the body from the inside out. To enroll, go to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241.

Barre Basics (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers Barre Basics on Saturdays at 10 a.m. in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. This class for ages 13 and up focuses on exercises at the ballet barre, incorporating dance technique, to increase strength and flexibility. Pricing starts at $40. To enroll, log on to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241.

 

For Children:

Movin’ & Groovin’ (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers Movin’ & Groovin’ to children each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. These high-energy movement classes are designed to promote children’s heart health and creativity. Free for YMCA members and $45 for the community. To enroll, log on to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241.

Yoga for Children (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers Yoga for Children each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (ages 4-6) and 6 p.m. (ages 7-12) in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. Classes are free for YMCA members, and nine-week series pricing is $45 for non-members. To enroll, go to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241.

Parent/Child Creative Movement (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers Parent/Child Creative Movement each Saturday at 11 a.m. in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. This mommy-and-me-style class series for toddlers age 2-3 and their parents help children develop rhythm, coordination and self-expression. Series pricing for the Spring session starts at $32. To enroll, log on to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241. Creative Movement/ Dance (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers Creative Movement for children age 4-5 each Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. The classes help boys and girls develop rhythm, coordination and self-expression through a variety of dance styles. Series pricing for the Spring session starts at $32. To enroll, log on to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241. Youth Ballet (EVERGREEN) Church Health offers ballet for ages 6-12 each Saturday at 12 p.m. in its Creative Movement Studio at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. The classes focus on ballet technique, include work at the barre, and incorporate moves to increase strength and flexibility. Series pricing for the Spring session starts at $40. To enroll, log on to churchhealth.org/events/fitness-classes or call (901) 701-2241.

OTHER

Crosstown 10K

Celebrate and support good health at the third annual Crosstown 10K, benefitting Church Health! The Crosstown 10K is the second of four charitable foot races in the Run the 901 series produced by Start2Finish Racing and raises funds for Church Health. This 6.2 mile race begins and ends at Crosstown Concourse and features the diverse and picturesque neighborhoods around Crosstown, Overton Park and Rhodes College.

New this year! Crosstown 5K has been added.

Don’t forget! Bring Family and friends to the best post-race party in town, with food tastings, demonstrations, entertainment- and more! All proceeds benefit Church Health. To register go to https://crosstown10k.racesonline.com/register. For more information about this event go to https://churchhealth.org/event/crosstown10k-2/.

FREE NAMI BASICS Workshops for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Teens with:

ADD/ADHD , PTSD, RAD, OCD, ODD, Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Autism, Schizophrenia

 

A program of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness

These 6 week workshops have valuable information to help parents support children & teens with behavioral differences, while maintaining their own well-being.  The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family members who know what it’s like to have a child struggling with one of these brain disorders.  Topics covered will be the ‘no fault’ approach, getting an accurate diagnosis, overview of treatment options, the impact on family, communication, crisis management, systems involved with your child, record keeping, advocating & team building for you & your child.

 

Meets for 6 sessions FREE OF COST

Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.

Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.

Provides critical information and strategies related to care-giving.

Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

 

Why You Should Attend:

 

A toolkit of information

Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.

Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.

Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.

Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.

Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.

Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.

A community

Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

 

Please contact Marcus Boyd at 901-725-0305 or email at mboyd.namimemphis@gmail.com to register as space is limited. Class to start October 8th , 2019

 

Veronique Black

NAMI Memphis

901-725-0305 phone

901-725-0306 fax

3729 S. Hickory Ridge Mall

Suite #480

Memphis, TN 38115

 

You or someone you love has a mental illness. That’s why there’s NAMI

The Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Summit, will held September 27th at the University of Memphis, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the University Center Ballroom.

Discussions will focus on domestic violence in Memphis and Shelby County. Resources for domestic violence survivors will be presented by Memphis area agencies.

Sponsored by the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and the Athena Project.

For more information call 901/678-3973 (Dr. Gayle Beck).

 

Saturday, September 7 , 2019, 12 pm-5 pm at Handy Park (200 Beale St), the American Kidney Fund will be holding their signature event, Kidney Action Day (KAD) in Memphis.  This is a free community event.

KAD *is a free, family-friendly event with a serious purpose: helping people understand their risk for kidney disease and how to prevent it. This event will include free health screenings, cooking demonstrations and samplings, fitness demonstrations, and family friendly activities.  Our goal is to make an immediate impact in the Memphis area by screening up to 300 people for diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease. 

Le Bonheur Volunteen Program is looking for high school students ages 15-18 that are interested in the volunteer/shadowing program this summer. We will also welcome any college student that may be interested. Please email lbvolunteers@lebonheur.org for questions.

Applications will be published the first of April and will run/be accepted the whole month!

The Mid-South Food Bank is distributing bread, produce, meat and other proteins in the 38127 zip code on May 25, 2018 from 10 am – 1 pm. The registration for this event will be on May 21, 2018 from 10 am -1 pm at the North Frayser Community Center located at 2555 St Elmo Rd., 3812. Attendee’s must bring proof of residence, ID, and proof of Income in order to qualify.

 

Call 901-373-0420 with any questions.

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