• Events

  • Osteoporosis and the Effects on the SpineRegister Button
    Date: Tuesday, Jan 27
    Time:  6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Penrose Cancer Center, 2222 N. Nevada Ave. Rooms A – C
    Cost: FREE

    Men and women may develop osteoporosis as they age which can have a significant effect on the spine. The bones become weaker; they can get small micro fractures or large fractures. Join spine surgeon, Dr. Ronald Hammers, to learn about maintenance of overall spine health, the effects of osteoporosis on the spine and how to manage osteoporosis-related spine fractures and other conditions. Refreshments provided.

    Foot and Ankle Pain SeminarRegister Button
    Date: Thursday, January 29
    Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Penrose-St. Francis Primary Care, 3027 N. Circle Drive (Circle and Union), Community Room
    Cost: FREE!

    Do you have foot or ankle pain that just doesn’t seem to get better?  Join Dr. Nick Piantanida, Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine physician, and Shad Schreiner, DPT, OCS, physical therapist, as they look at disorders of the foot and ankle and possible reasons why they aren’t fully healing. Light refreshments will be provided. 

    Shouldering the Pain: From Rotator Cuff to ArthritisRegister Button
    Date: Tuesday, Feb. 10
    Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Penrose Cancer Center, 2222 N. Nevada Ave. Conf. Rooms B-C
    Cost: FREE

    Do you have sore shoulders? The causes could be from overuse, inflammation or even carrying a heavy bag. Learn the causes and treatment options for both rotator cuff injuries and shoulder arthritis from orthopedic surgeon, Ronald Hollis, MD and Vicki Lieber, physical therapist with Penrose-St. Francis Rehabilitation Services. Dress comfortably as you’ll get the chance to learn some exercises to maintain good shoulder health. Refreshments provided.

    Stepping On!

    Stepping On empowers older adults to carry out healthy behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. This workshop meets once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who are, at risk for falling, have a fear of falling, or who have fallen one or more times. The workshop is co-led by a health care professional and a lay leader. Local guest experts assist by providing information on exercise, vision, safety and medications. Limited to 14 participants.

    For dates, times and to register for the Stepping On program, call 719-776-5926.