Free programs offered by Porter Healthy Systems

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Senior Circle Program presents discussion on urinary incontinence

Porter Health System’s Senior Circle program will present “Urinary Incontinence: It’s Nothing to Laugh About” at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Urologist John Lynam, DO, will lead a discussion on the types of incontinence and detail treatment options. The program is free and a light lunch will be provided.

Porter’s Senior Circle is part of a nationwide organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and older. Annual membership offers a generous selection of valuable discounts, activities, events, a chapter newsletter, national publication subscription, in-hospital privileges and much more.

Porter’s Education and Rehabilitation Campus is located at 1401 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso. To learn more about Porter’s Senior Circle program or to become a member, to register call 1-800-541-1861 or visit www.nwiseniorcircle.com.

Healthy Lifestyles discussed in Healthy Woman series

Porter Health System’s Healthy Woman program will present “Healthy Lifestyles: Do They Really Impact Your Health?” Join Michael Mirochna, MD, to learn how positive lifestyle changes can make a difference in your health and where you can gain the greatest return.

The program is free and will be offered twice: on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m and on Friday, Sept. 23 at noon. Both sessions will be in Porter’s Education and Rehabilitation Campus and will include refreshments and a light lunch

Porter’s Healthy Woman program is a free community resource designed to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to make informed healthcare and well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Program benefits for members include monthly health and lifestyle presentations, health resources and communications.

Porter’s Education and Rehabilitation Campus is located at 1401 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso. To register for this program, learn more about Porter’s Healthy Woman program or to become a member, call 800-541-1861 or visit www.nwihealthywoman.com.

Free prostate screening offered by Lakeshore Urology group

Lakeshore Urology will be offering free prostate cancer screening. A Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test will be drawn on-site prior to the screening. Appointments required. The screening date and location is Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Lakeshore Urology, located at Portage Hospital Campus, 3630 Willowcreek Road, Suite 4.

Basics of Breast Care hosted at Valpo YMCA

To increase awareness of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Porter Health System’s Healthy Woman program will present “The Basics of Breast Care” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing.

Porter’s new Breast Health Coordinator, Cheryl Wallace, RN, will talk about ways to minimize your risk of breast cancer, including details about diagnostic tests and healthy lifestyles.

To register for this free program, learn more about Porter’s Healthy Woman program or to become a member, call 800-541-1861 or visit www.nwihealthywoman.com.

Porter’s Healthy Woman program is a free community resource designed to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to make informed healthcare and well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Program benefits for members include monthly health and lifestyle presentations, health resources and communications.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome subject of free seminar

Porter Health System will present a free seminar, “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Revealed” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 501 Gateway Blvd. in Chesterton.

During the presentation, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon Rebecca Anderson, MD, will be diving in to symptoms, causes and treatments of carpal tunnel, including why women are three times more likely than men to develop the condition.

Stroke Survivor Support Group forming for Porter participants

Porter Health System will host a free Stroke Survivor Support Group for stroke survivors as well as their caregivers, families, and loved ones. The organizational meeting will be from 2-3:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 29, at Porter’s Education and Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave. At this time, the group will collectively decide meeting frequency and best times to meet.

While everyone’s experience is different, meeting other stroke survivors or caregivers can be helpful in guiding recovery. There are currently more than 7 million stroke survivors in this country, and nearly 800,000 new strokes each year. The Stroke Survivor Support Group hopes to promote wellness by helping members solve problems and locate local resources.

For more information or to register, contact Porter’s Stroke Coordinator at 219-263-7570

The program is free and refreshments will be provided. To register for the program, call 800-541-1861.

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