Upcoming events at Henry Ford Hospital Wyandotte

Medication Take Back Day is Oct. 26 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

Staying safe is the focus of several upcoming events at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, 2333 Biddle Ave.

REHAB TO HOME SUPPORT GROUP

Amputee and stroke patients can share their experiences during Rehab to Home: Keep Moving Forward, a social and learning event for current and former patients of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s Physical Rehabilitation program. The group will offer guest speakers, vendor exhibits and presentations, question-and-answer forums, and time to share stories with fellow patients. The next meeting is from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in Multipurpose Room A at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. There is no cost to attend. Call 734-246-7732 to register.

“YES, MA’AM” PROGRAM

Mammograms help save lives, and the “Yes, Ma’am” program is back to ensure all women have access to the lifesaving procedure. Free mammograms are available from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28 for women who qualify through the hospital’s Center for Women’s and Children’s Health. Women between the ages of 40 and 64 without health insurance, those whose insurance does not cover screening mammography, or those who meet state low-income guidelines are eligible for the program. Mammogram test results will be mailed to the participant the week following the event. To verify eligibility and schedule an appointment, call 734-246-9601. Appointments are required, and times are limited.

MEN’S WELLNESS DAY

Men ages 40 and older are encouraged to keep a check on their health by attending a Men’s Wellness Day on Oct. 5 at the Downriver Community Clinic, 3333 Biddle Ave. The event will include free wellness exams, including free physical exams; lab tests to screen for prostate cancer; and discussion of symptoms related to urinary and sexual health. Sponsored by It’s In Your Jeans, a nonprofit organization to help men receive early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and the Wyandotte Clinic for the Working Uninsured Foundation. Register for an appointment at wyclinicfoundation.com or by calling 734-365-3560.

HARVEST MOON BALL

Join us for the 12th Annual Harvest Moon Ball featuring a James Bond theme, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at MGM Grand Detroit. This phenomenal evening included cocktails, dinner, live entertainment provided by Chateau, silent auction and more. The annual event honors Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s continued commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services to the Downriver area while also honoring community members for their positive impact. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit henryford.com/harvestmoon or call 313-874-6349.

MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY

Turn in your expired or unused medications for safe disposal during a Medication Take Back Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Any medications (pills) used by people or pets will be accepted. Liquids, needles and sharps will not be accepted. The event is free and open to all Downriver residents. Call 734-246-6057 for more information.

DIABETES AWARENESS SEMINAR

Learn about the risk, prevention and management of diabetes during a free Diabetes Awareness Seminar from 6-7 p.m. Nov. 13. Healthy refreshments will be served. Registration is required by calling 734-246-6057.

FLU SHOTS

It’s not too early to prepare for flu season. Walk-in flu shots are offered beginning in the fall during normal business hours at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Henry Ford Health Center-Brownstown while supplies last. The $25 cost is covered by Medicare and HAP. Please bring your insurance card and driver’s license. Call the Flu Hotline at 734-246-9822 for details.

Other ongoing events include:

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

WHEN: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, Oct. 17 & Nov. 21

WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – Cardiovascular Outpatient Classroom

A free support group is available for anyone who provides care for a loved one and is interested in support, information and connections with local resources. Learn more at henryford.com/caregiversupportgroup or call 313-874-4838.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY YOGA

WHEN: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 25

WHERE: Arrowhead Pavilion, corner of Sycamore and Biddle, downtown Wyandotte.

Join 359 Yoga for a series of free outdoor community yoga designed to improve your quality of life and promote a positive mind-body relationship. These sessions will consist of stretching and strengthening movements, breathing and relaxation exercises, slow flow and low impact techniques. Participants should bring a yoga mat and water, All experience levels are welcome. In event of inclement weather, yoga will be held indoors at the Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut St., Wyandotte.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 9, Nov. 13 & Dec. 11

WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – Main Lobby

No appointments necessary.

$10 CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS

WHEN: 8-10 a.m. Oct. 14, Nov. 11 & Dec. 9

WHERE: Lobby, Henry Ford Health Center-Brownstown, 23050 West Road

WHEN: 12-2 p.m. OCT. 9, Nov. 13 & Dec. 11

WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – Main Lobby

No appointments necessary-Total and HDL.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

WHEN: 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 21 & Dec. 19

WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – 3 Allen Conference Room

If you’re grieving a loved one, a free support group is available the third Thursday of each month. Call 586-276-9570 with questions.

STAND STEADY SEMINARS

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 & Nov. 7

WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – Multipurpose Room

Learn the impact of falls, how to make yourself and your home safe and simple exercises to do at home at this free fall prevention seminar. Register at henryford.com/standsteady or call 734-284-4499.

BARIATRIC SURGERY SEMINARS

WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 & Dec. 12

WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – Multipurpose Room

Bariatric surgery can give you a new outlook on life and lifelong benefits. Join us for a free weight loss seminar and learn about preparation for bariatric surgery, postsurgical care, diet and exercise. Call 734-285-7420 to RSVP.

MANTRA MEDITATION

WHEN: 5-6:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month

WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – Multipurpose Room

Introduction and benefits of meditation. Learn mantra meditations and take a stress reduction break. Everyone is welcome. Call 734-246-6057 to RSVP.

RELAX AND RENEW YOGA

WHEN: 4-5 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month

WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – Multipurpose Room

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat and water. All experience levels are welcome. Call 734-246-6057 to RSVP.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Henry Ford Wyandotte’s Center for Metabolic Health and Weight Management provides programming for supporting patients in preventing or better managing their weight as well as type 2 and pre-diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Our multidisciplinary team will work with you to design a health optimization plan that fits you and your lifestyle.

Our 6-month Lifestyle Change Program includes:

  • Regular registered dietitian visits for individualized meal planning and health coaching
  • Weekly group classes led by a behavioral health specialist, registered dietitian or exercise physiologist
  • Seasonal cooking demonstrations
  • Regular check-ins with a health coach

Semi-private personal training classes for all fitness levels also are available with our exercise physiologist and certified personal trainers. The sessions focus on functional strength and core training with cardio intervals. Classes are limited to 12 participants, and the first class is free. To learn more, call the Center for Metabolic Health & Weight Management at 734-285-7420.

BIRTHING CLASSES AND MORE

A range of birthing classes are offered at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, including breastfeeding; infant CPR; and Great Expectations, which teaches participants about labor, comfort techniques, Cesarean sections and baby care. A tour of the birthing unit is included. Weekend, evening and online classes are available.

Call 734-246-9601 for more information and to register.

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