Health briefs for June 11
Alzheimer’s Services of Northern Indiana and Katie Slater from the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Know the 10 Signs,” an educational program that will highlight the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s, at 6 p.m. June 17 at the Wheatfield Library, 350 S. Bierma St.. Wheatfield.
The hourlong program will include a video presentation featuring people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and their families, and will address concerns, fears and myths associated with the disease.
To register, visit www.myjcpl.org or stop by the library or call 956-3774.
Health fair in Hebron
The DeMotte Physicians will host a health fair at the new office, 630 N. Main St., Hebron, from 4 to 6 p.m. June 18. For more information, call (219) 987-3581.
‘Eeze the Wheeze’
The Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing will present “Eeze the Wheeze,” a free asthma seminar for kids and teens, especially those from 8 to 15 years old.
The seminar is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25 in Gary.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the registration table located in the Nursing Lab on the first floor of the Dunes Medical/Professional Building, 3400 Broadway.
Participants will learn techniques to better control asthma and create an asthma action plan.
Between 9:30 a.m. and noon, participants may visit various education stations, led by IU Northwest nursing students, on various topics.
A free lunch is provided from noon to 1 p.m.
From 1 to 2 p.m., attendees may visit education stations to learn about assessment tools, including peak flow meters, spacers and the Asthma Control Test.
At 2:15 p.m., attendees will be directed to presentations either in Raintree Hall, Room 102, or on the campus lawn, depending on the weather.
The event will close at 3 p.m. with certificates awarded to children and teens in attendance.
Registration is required by June 20 by contacting Ellen Hennessy-Harstad at (219) 980-6883 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race to remember
Jennie Hamilton, a 2003 graduate of Purdue University Calumet, devoted her life to health and fitness. She had a passion for endurance events and was always searching for tough races to test her abilities.
At the time of her death in the summer of 2006, she was training for the Ironman Triathlon (swim 2.4 miles, bike 112.5 miles, run 26.2 miles) and considering returning to school in the nursing program to further her ability to reach out to others and provide assistance for their health needs.
A race is to honor her memory and continue the legacy she began of health, fitness and education is slated for July 6.
Part of the proceeds from the race will go toward the Jennie Hamilton Scholarship Fund.
The Jennie Hamilton Memorial 5-Miler will be held at Stoney Run Park , 142nd and Union, in Hebron starting at 7:30 a.m. July 6.
Entry forms can be found by visiting www.crazylegsraceseries.com, or email race director Paul Stofko at email@example.com.
Registration is $20 if received by June 17; $25 thereafter.