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Living well

Expectant/new parents

Go Confidently: A Conversation With Josh Bleill
Hear a message of hope “one step at a time.” Former Marine Josh Bleill talks about learning to tackle life head-on after losing both legs while serving in Iraq.
Sept. 17 • 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, Sept. 8 to Oct. 13
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.
Thursdays, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & . Education Center
Sundays, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21
3 to 4 p.m.
Norton Health & Wellness Center

Get Healthy Walking Expo
Take part in fitness activities, health screenings and more. Free to Get Healthy Walking Club members; $5 for nonmembers. Registration required.
July 12 • 9 a.m. to noon
Louisville Zoo • 1100 Trevilian Way

Men’s Health: A Family Affair
A family event with special focus on keeping men healthy, including cancer and cardiovascular screenings as well as discussions on disease prevention.
Sept. 13 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Wellness for Life: Macular Degeneration
Part of a free series about maintaining lifelong wellness, whether you are living with the challenges of aging or caring for an aging loved one. Special gifts and refreshments provided. Sponsored by Caretenders.
Sept. 17 • 5 to 6 p.m.
Norton Audubon Hospital
Conference Room (L2)


Prenatal and childbirth classes
Classes are held at Norton Hospital and Norton Suburban 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.

Meet the Doulas
Doulas provide support for women before, during and after childbirth.
Sept. 17 • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Prenatal Yoga
Deep-breathing techniques, relaxation, stretching and strengthening help moms-to-be prepare for childbirth. (Five-week series: $45)
Mondays, June 2 to 30 • 7 to 8 p.m.
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
June 5 and 18
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.
June 30 • July 7 and 28 • Aug. 25 • Sept. 29
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Fruit and Boot Camp
A fun three-week series designed to teach you and your school-age children how to eat right and stay active. (One parent/guardian must attend with every two children.)
Tuesdays, July 15 to 29
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro

Parent Talk: Anxiety and Depression in Children
Learn when typical fears and feelings may be something more and when you should seek help to overcome them.
Aug. 5 • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

New Mommy 101 and Heartstrings
Learn about infant care, parenting and breastfeeding then stay for a special session on eating and cooking healthfully as well as adding exercise to this busy time in a new mom’s life.
Sept. 16
New Mommy 101: 10 to 11 a.m.
Heartstrings: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(includes lunch)
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Girl Talk: Healthy Bones Start Now
Learn the importance of “filling up your calcium tank” to maintain healthy bones and prevent fractures and osteoporosis later in life.
Sept. 25 • 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

Treatment Options for Knee Pain
Chronic knee pain can make everyday activities almost impossible. Join Cyna Khalily, M.D., orthopaedic specialist, for a free seminar about the most current treatment options for eliminating knee pain.
June 17 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Norton Hospital Wade Mountz Auditorium

Better Breathers Club
For people living with lung or respiratory disease
June 12 • July 10 • Aug. 14 • Sept. 11
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Norton Audubon Hospital Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (L1)
(502) 636-8747

Pelvic Mesh Update
Physicians discuss using mesh for surgical treatment of pelvic floor
Aug. 18 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Calling the Shots
A panel discussion on how to express end-of-life wishes for you and your loved ones.
Aug. 19 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Cancer support groups

Cancer care

Da Vinci Prostatectomy Support Group
July 14 • Aug. 11 • Sept. 8
6 to 7 p.m.
Medical Towers South, Suite 164
(502) 629-5500

Breast Cancer Support Group
June 17 • July 15 • Aug. 19 • Sept. 16 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Norton Medical Plaza 2 – Suburban, Suite 111
(502) 899-6888

Colon Cancer Networking Group
June 28 • July 23 • Aug. 27 • Sept. 24
Dinner: 6 p.m.; meeting: 6:30 p.m.
Gilda’s Club • 633 Baxter Ave.
Registration is required; call (502) 583-0075.

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

Get a full events calendar!

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

Survivor Scarf-making Workshop at Pinot’s Palette
A creative and unique workshop for cancer survivors and their caregivers
July 23 • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pinot’s Palette
291 N. Hubbards Lane, Suite 160

Arts, Crafts & Cancer
Earrings and wine glass charms
July 24 • 2 to 4 p.m. | Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews, Suite 111

Memory wire bracelets
Aug. 21 • 2 to 4 p.m..
Norton Cancer Institute Resource Center – Downtown • Medical Towers South, Suite 161

Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking
A free 13-week program to assist anyone interested in kicking the
smoking habit.
Mondays, Aug. 4 to Oct. 27
11 a.m. to noon
Norton Cancer Institute Resource Center
Norton Medical Plaza West – Audubon, Suite 300

Yoga Nidra: Peaceful Meditation
Learn to release muscle, emotional and mental tensions through this ancient meditation technique for stress relief and relaxation.
Aug. 7 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Norton Health & Wellness Center

Bike to Beat Cancer
A one-day cycling event for riders who want to make a difference and raise funds for those battling cancer at Norton Cancer Institute.
Sept. 20 • 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro

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, ext. 11

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

Neuro Yoga
Saturdays • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Norton Suburban Hospital
Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor)

Stroke Support Group
July 1 • Aug. 5 • Sept. 2
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Norton Audubon Hospital
Conference Room (L1)

Headache School
Women and Headaches
July 10 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Headaches and Stress Management
Aug. 14 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Sept. 11 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

2014 Neuroscience Expo: Celebrating Innovation
An educational and inspirational day of lectures, workshops, exhibitors and free health screenings
July 26 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Galt House Hotel, Suite Tower
140 N. Fourth St.

How to Avoid Falls for Individuals With Parkinson’s Disease
Includes a falls risk assessment
Aug. 22 • 1 to 3 p.m.
Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro Conference Room (third floor)

Life Skills Workshops

Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance
Helpful information for filing for disability
June 13 • 2 to 4 p.m.
Fall Prevention for Patients With Neurological Conditions
July 11 • 2 to 4 p.m.
Keeping Your Faith With a Chronic Neurological Disease
Aug. 8 • 2 to 4 p.m.
Living Trusts: Your Legal Life Preserver
Sept. 12 • 2 to 4 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
June 18 • 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Topic: Exercise (will be held at Brown Park)
Aug. 6 • noon to 1:30 p.m. | Topic: Healthy Eating
Sept. 11 • 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Topic: Anxiety
Sept. 24 • noon to 1:30 p.m. | Topic: Depression
(light refreshments provided)
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Women’s Cardiovascular Wellness Program
Five-week series that covers all aspects of heart health, from risk factors to meal planning, exercising, losing weight and managing stress.
Tuesdays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 14
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Circle of Hearts: Farm to Table Cooking Class
Chef-led demonstration on hearthealthy cooking
Sept. 18 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Norton Health & Wellness Center

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