2017-05-18 / Healthy Living

Bayfront Health Medical Group’s May events

The public is invited to attend and we welcome participation in the following May events hosted by Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. To learn more, visit www.BayfrontCharlotte.com.

Lunch & Learn: Maintaining Balance, a Fall Prevention Talk

Learn the components of balance, to include the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems and how they work together to help you maintain balance. Also covered: the importance of preventing a fall and what to do if you fall. Free. Lunch will be served. RSVP required. Call 625-4356 to register.

• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte.

Infant CPR Class

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte

Caregivers learn how to respond during the first critical minutes of an emergency until a professional arrives. CPR techniques, safety and accident prevention tips are covered. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Free. Register at www.bayfrontcharlotte.eventbrite.com.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.

Forever Bonds breastfeeding support group

Led by an international board certified lactation consultant, this is an interactive group for new moms — and moms-to-be — to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 766-4414 to register.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.

Childbirth and Newborn 1-Day Course

In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions. Fee required — or ask how you can take this course for free. Register at www.bayfrontcharlotte.eventbrite.com.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.

Bayfront Baby Place tours

Expecting? View the birthing suites, meet the staff and get questions answered in preparation for an exceptional experience. Free. Register at www.bayfrontcharlotte.eventbrite.com.

• 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, lobby, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.

Quit Your Way

Quitting tobacco isn’t easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register.

• 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.

Breastfeeding class

Taught by a registered nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at www.bayfrontcharlotte.eventbrite.com.

• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.

Stroke support group

Have you or a loved one been affected by stroke? Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. Free. Call 637-3152 for information.

• 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, fourth floor conference room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.

Are You One of the 10 Million Americans at Risk for P.A.D.?

If you have pain, cramping and fatigue in your legs when you walk, or skin discoloration of your feet, you could have P.A.D. Learn more about risk factors, symptoms and treatment. Speaker: vascular surgeon Dr. Justin Boccardo. Free. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP is required. Call 639-8771 to register.

• 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda.

What Do You Have To Lose?

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Seminars are interactive and include general surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Roelant and members of our weight loss team. Throughout the seminar, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and, in most cases, to receive immediate feedback. You are invited to bring a family member, friend or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.bayfrontcharlotte.eventbrite.com or call 766-4564 to schedule a free consultation.

• 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.

Joint Pain and Treatment Options

Have your questions answered oneon one for all your hip and knee ailments, and learn how Bayfront Health Punta Gorda is changing the way patients and their families think about and experience joint replacement surgery. Speaker: orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Davis. Free. Lunch provided. Register at www.bayfrontcharlotte.eventbrite.com.

• Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at DeSoto County Library, Activity Room, 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia.

Mended Hearts support group luncheon and discussion

Mended Hearts is a national and community based non-profit organization that provides support to those diagnosed with heart disease. Chapter 405 is right here in Charlotte County. Its members draw on personal experience as they offer peer-to-peer support. If you are a heart survivor or family caregiver, we would like to invite you to our special educational and support session. This month’s topic: Cardiac related tests and patient monitoring. Free. Call 766-4686 to learn more and reserve your seat.

• 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are Joint Commission Accredited hospitals part of a regional network of seven hospitals and more than 70 clinics along the I-75 corridor. ¦

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