Thursday, September 13, 2012

Health calendar for the week - Sacramento Bee

TODAY

"How to use Homeopathic Medicine for First Aid and Acute Conditions," presented by Gloria St. John, MA, MBA. 7-9 p.m. SMUD Auditorium, 6201 S St., Sacramento. (916) 635-6724.

SATURDAY

Hands-on Medicare educational event presented by United Healthcare. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. National University, 10901 Gold Center Drive, Rancho Cordova. Free. (916) 780-2233.

"Let's ROC!! Run for Ovarian Cancer," 5K run/walk to raise money for ovarian cancer research and education/awareness. 5 p.m. UC Davis Medical Campus, Sacramento. (916) 397-0500.

"Kids Growing Strong," garden leader training. Inspiring kids to adopt healthy lifestyles through proper nutrition and exercise. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rose Room, city of Auburn, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Free. (916) 316-5873.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

"Walking the American River Parkway," with a new trail presented by the Sacramento Walking Sticks Volkssport Club. 8 a.m.-noon registration and start. William B. Pond Recreation Area, 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael. Free event, $5 park fee. (916) 792-1720.

TUESDAY

Health and wellness fair. Vendors will provide flu shots, health screenings, freebies and door prizes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gold Country Retirement Community, 6041 Golden Center Court, Placerville. (530) 621-1826.

WEDNESDAY

Fall Prevention 101 90-minute workshop. Learn what causes a person to fall and how to reduce that risk. 1-2:30 p.m. Eskaton Home Support, 8525 Madison Ave, Suite 150, Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 821-5715.

YMCA Senior Health Fair. Learn about nutrition, health, diabetes, and other services. 9:30-11:30 a.m. YMCA, 2021 W St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 880-6688.

Koinonia's Homes for Teens' 10th Anniversary Celebration. The celebration will include live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and presentations from county officials and families who have received help. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Koinonia's Crisis Resolution Center, 3751 Magnolia St., Loomis. (916) 652-01710.

"Journaling Through Grief" workshop. Explore thoughts, feelings, and reactions to loss through the written word. 6 p.m. Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, Davis. Registration required three days prior. (530) 601-5756.

Blood pressure screenings held every Wednesday. 10 a.m.-noon. Lobby of Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place. Free. (530) 756-6440.

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