Family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can attend any or all of the six-part series from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter. Download the “Alzheimer’s Series flyer” for more information about each session in the series. Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter will present […]
Positive? Negative? Not sure? Take the Test. Take Control. At the Free HIV Testing and Health Fair on Thursday, June 27 from 11:00 am—2:00 pm visit the FREE health fair booths in the Library Rotunda for confidential HIV tests, STD clinic nurses & counseling, resources for safer sex, mental health, drug abuse, and personal health information from community experts, plus lots of free goodies!
Sponsored by the Library’s Health Information Neighborhood, along with Positive Connections, Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) and the Shawnee County Health Agency.
Attend six sessions sponsored by Kansas Department of Health and Environment for caregivers, friends and individuals with a chronic condition to learn how to manage their emotional, physical and social challenges. To register, call 785-580-4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The next 6 week series begins Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5:30-8 pm in Hughes Room 205.
Stop making excuses and increase your physical fitness activities. Saturday, January 12 from 1-2:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium. Receive exercise training and advice, and maximize what the library and community have to offer you.
It would be too easy as a librarian to just recommend: “Buy all of the kids on your shopping list some wonderful age-appropriate books!” While preventable injury isn’t a happy holiday topic, it is an important one. The Health Information Neighborhood partnered with Safe Kids Kansas to promote safe toys for kids with an eye-catching display […]
Great American Smokeout is a special day from the American Cancer Society to encourage tobacco users to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking on that day. Find smoking cessation resources at the library in the Health Information Neighborhood at call number 613.85.
The library partnered with Oral Health Kansas to create a display that asks people to consider how much sugar is in their drink. Tips to increase Health Eating for a Healthy Mouth, helping a reluctant tooth brusher, and general Tooth brushing are included.
Learn how to use “Art as Hope” in the next session of the Cancer Survivor Education Series, at noon on Tuesday, October 23 in the Anton Room. Jane Hanni, Assistant Curator of Education at the Mulvane Art Museum, will help you look, create and understand. Check out art therapy resources from the library’s collection and the Health Information Neighborhood.
Did you know that the average person makes 2.2 trips to the grocery store each week? Did you realize that there are nearly 39,000 products in a typical supermarket? No wonder it’s easy to get lost in the aisles! Learn “Mindful Grocery Shopping, Healthy Eating” with holistic health coach Tracie Inman at the library on Thursday, October 11 from 7-8 p.m. or on Friday, October 19 from 11 a.m. until noon.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the unflattering top 10 list where Topeka recently appeared… the one that says Topeka’s waistlines have expanded to noteworthy proportions. I must admit, I’m guilty of contributing to the obesity percentages, due to my eating habits and an obsessive love for my couch. This lifestyle has unfortunately taken […]
Walk Kansas 2012 is coming — March 18 – May 12. Join a team of 6 people who will track minutes of physical activity and food choices during the 8-week challenge.
Form your own team, or find out how to join a community team at a Walk Kansas Kickoff being held at the library on Saturday, March 10 from 2-3pm!