HEALTH BRIEFS: Hospital offers first aid course

2013-06-04T00:05:00Z 2013-06-04T15:19:03Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Hospital offers first aid courseBy Times Staff
June 04, 2013 12:05 am  • 

LAPORTE | IU Health La Porte Hospital is offering a first aid/CPR and AED course.

The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 and Aug. 10 at 1100 Lincolnway.

The course is for anyone who requires a certification card for these skills, such as teachers, coaches, scout leaders, community members with children or loved ones at risk for injury or heart attack.

The cost is $65. For more information or to register, call (219) 326-2322.


Knee replacements discussed

MUNSTER | Dr. Mark Nikkel, orthopedic surgeon at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, will host a free seminar June 19 to discuss causes and treatment of knee pain, as well as the benefits of custom-fit knee replacement.

Nikkel uses the Visionaire knee replacement system that takes a patient's MRI and X-ray images to design and build surgical instruments customized for each patient's specific knee anatomy. 

The seminar will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Centennial Park clubhouse, 1005 S. Centennial Drive. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (800) 221-2199. 


Alzehimer's workshop slated

CROWN POINT | A free workshop about care options and legal and financial issues related to Alzheimer's disease is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.

The session, which is free to the public, requires registration by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900. 


Hospice seeking volunteers

VALPARAISO | AseraCare Hospice is looking for energetic, compassionate adults who want to contribute to the quality of life for people facing a serious illness.

Patient-centered opportunities exist to provide companionship and socialization for those living at home or in facilities. Activities may include games, reading, crafts, gardening, music or simply quiet company.

Volunteers with specialized certifications in pet therapy, hair care and massage therapy are especially welcome. Scheduling and time commitment are flexible and based on volunteers’ availability.

For more information, contact Alena Saxon, volunteer coordinator, at (219) 462-6398 or by email at


‘Evening of Beauty’ is June 26

CHESTERTON | An "Evening of Beauty" will be held at 6 p.m. June 26 at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness in Chesterton, 810 Michael Drive.

Dr. Chad Glazer, an ear, nose and throat and facial plastic surgeon, will discuss techniques for helping participants look their best, including skin care, fillers and surgical options.

Free skin care consultations will be provided by Obagi Medical, which also will offer a 25 percent discount on items purchased at the event hosted by Franciscan Alliance’s Franciscan Physician Network.

Refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited; registration is required. Call (800) 931-3322.

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