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Living well

Expectant/new parents

Go Confidently: A Conversation With Mimi Guarneri, M.D.
Bring a friend on a journey of the heart. Dr. Guarneri, cardiologist and researcher, will share how the human heart is much more complex than a physical organ — it’s emotional, intelligent and spiritual. She’ll explore the relationship of heart and soul through poignant stories from her book, “The Heart Speaks,” about patients who have benefited from integrative therapies and learned the secret language of healing.
Dec. 9 • 6 to 8 p.m.
The Olmsted
3701 Frankfort Ave.

Weight loss information sessions

Hear about comprehensive surgical and medical options from weight loss specialists.
Norton Health & Wellness Center.

Tai Chi for Health
This ancient Chinese practice helps with stress management; reduces anxiety and depression; lowers blood pressure; improves balance; flexibility and muscle strength; and increases mental focus and concentration. (Six week series: $75)
Mondays, Oct. 20 to Dec. 1
except Nov. 3
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Norton Health & Wellness Center

Yoga Nidra
A deeply relaxing process that rejuvenates the body, mind and spirit. Includes breathing exercises, gentle movement and guided relaxation. Bring two pillows, two blankets and a yoga mat. $10 per class.
Nov. 9 • Dec. 14
3 to 4 p.m.
Norton Health & Wellness Center


Prenatal and childbirth classes
Classes are held at Norton Hospital and Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital. Call (502) 629-1234 or visit for schedules.

Gestational diabetes classes
Expectant mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes learn about caring for self and baby during pregnancy. Call (502) 629-2604 for class schedule.

Breastfeeding classes
Learn the benefits of breastfeeding, techniques and practical advice. Call (502) 629-1234 for class schedule.

Prenatal Yoga
Deep-breathing techniques, relaxation, stretching and strengthening help moms-to-be prepare for childbirth. (Five-week series: $45)
Mondays, Oct. 20 to Nov. 17
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center


Safe Sitter
One-day class for ages 11 to 14; combines babysitting business skills with lessons on safety, first aid and preventing choking in young children.
Cost: $40
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Family and Friends CPR
This American Heart Association class teaches CPR and relief of choking skills. Not a certification class. $10 per person.
Nov. 24 • Dec. 8
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Girl Talk: The Talk
A mother-daughter class led by a pediatric gynecologist. Topics include physical and emotional changes girls go through during puberty, good nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits.
Nov. 12 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Specialty classes/events

Type 2 diabetes management classes
For those who are newly diagnosed or could use a refresher course,
Call (502) 629-2604 to register.

Diabetes exercise program
$42 per month. Call (502) 635-2121 for schedule.
Norton Medical Plaza East – Audubon, Lower Level 1

Break Free
This educational event is designed to further educate women on issues related to their pelvic health including prolapse, incontinence, and other pelvic floor disorders (PFD's). This learning opportunity with our Norton Healthcare Urogynecology specialist will give women the knowledge and confidence they need to evaluate their own pelvic health and address pelvic health issues with their physician.
December 10 • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


Better Breathers Club
For people living with lung or respiratory disease
Nov. 13 • Dec. 11
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Norton Audubon Hospital Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (L1)
(502) 636-8747


Cancer support groups

Cancer care

Breast Cancer Support Group
Nov. 18 • Dec. 16 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews, Suite 111
(502) 899-6888

Colon Cancer Networking Group
Nov. 19
Dinner: 6 p.m.; meeting: 6:30 p.m.
Gilda’s Club • 633 Baxter Ave.
Registration is required; call (502) 583-0075.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Nov. 10 • Dec. 8
6 to 7 p.m.
Medical Towers South, Suite 164
(502) 629-5500

Young Survivor's Day Out
For breast cancer survivors diagnosed at age 45 or younger. Call (502) 629-3136 for upcoming events.

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Call (502) 629-HOPE or download our Calendar of Hope.

Creating Your Vision Board
Using magazines and photos, create an image of the life you want.
Oct. 30 • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Norton Health & Wellness Center

Yoga Nidra: Peaceful Meditation
Learn to release muscle, emotional and mental tensions through this ancient meditation technique for stress relief and relaxation.
Dec. 4
Norton Health & Wellness Center

Yoga & Creativity Series: Building Empowerment
Learn how movement, visual art and sound can cultivate personal empowerment and explore themes of courage, connection and compassion.
Nov. 10 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Norton Medical Plaza West – Audubon
Community Room (L2)

The History and Benefits of Taoist Tai Chi

Members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Louisville will share the benefits of this ancient practice designed to exercise the body and mind.
Nov. 4
5 p.m.: registration and dinner
6 p.m.: program
Norton Health & Wellness Center

Putting Cancer in Check Through Immunotherapy
The 2014 Gail Klein Garlove
Lectureship by guest speaker Michael
Postow, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-
Kettering Cancer Center
Nov. 5 • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Olmsted
3701 Frankfort Ave.

How to Navigate the Social Security Disability Process
Informational session on how to apply for Social Security disability and what
you need to know to complete the application process. Light lunch will be served.
Nov. 17 • Noon
Norton Audubon Hospital
Community Room (L2)

Get a full events calendar!

Call (502) 629-HOPE or download our Calendar of Hope.

Neurological care

Heart care

MS support groups
Separate groups for women, men, moms, friends and family meet monthly. For details, call (502) 559-3230

Yoga for Parkinson's Disease
Thursdays • 9 a.m.
Norton Health & Wellness Center

Neuro Yoga
Saturdays • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews
Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor)

Stroke Support Group
Nov. 4 • Dec. 2
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Norton Audubon Hospital
Conference Room (L1)
Nov. 22 • Dec. 2
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Norton Brownsboro Hospital
Private Dining Room

Life Skills Workshops

Brain Games Café
Tips and helpful games for people with memory loss and cognitive issues and their loved ones.
Nov. 19 • 1 to 3 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

For individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis within the past two years.
Nov. 4 • 1 to 5 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

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Women's heart disease risk assessments
Body mass index measurement, blood pressure reading, waist measurement, screenings for HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and HbA1c. $50. Fasting required. Call for an appointment.
Norton Women’s Heart & Vascular Center

Vascular screenings
A registered vascular technologist can perform a carotid artery scan, abdominal aortic scan and ankle brachial index to check for vascular disease. $30 each or $75 for all three. Call for an appointment.

Women’s Heart Support Group
Nov. 19 • 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Topic: Dental health
Nov. 26 • noon to 1:30 p.m. | Topic: Sharing/support
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

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