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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases October Events

Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online.
Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

Monday, October 7
After-work Express
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join BestHealth certified group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson for a 30-minute, high-intensity, after-work workout. Dress comfortably and wear supportive athletic shoes to participate. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, October 9
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. “Fuzz” Fernandez to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery, including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-6099.

Tuesday, October 15
Estate Planning Basics
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Hear from local attorney Mike Wells about estate planning in terms you can understand. Learn simple strategies to make the paperwork manageable and meaningful. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, October 16

Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Myron Powell to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery, including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-6099.

Monday, October 21
Women’s Self-defense
11 a.m. to Noon

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Coach Michael Joyce to learn the core principles of self-defense and two exercises that can help you better handle a violent encounter. Recommended for females 16 and older. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

AARP Safe Driving Course
Noon to 4 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
If you’re 50 or older, come learn ways to improve your driving skills in this four-hour workshop led by Donna Joyner, nurse and trauma/burn outreach coordinator for Wake Forest Baptist. $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members. Healthy snacks provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, October 22
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Stephen McNatt to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery, including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-6099.

Wednesday, October 23
Memory and Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist geriatric research health educator Debbie Barr as she discusses the normal and abnormal course of memory, factors that increase risk for abnormal memory changes with aging and what may be done to combat those factors. Pre -registration required; call 336-716-6099.

Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Held at Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch Library, large meeting room, 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Myron Powell to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery, including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-6099.

Friday, October 25
Line Dancing
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Dancing is a great way to get in shape. Join BestHealth group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson for a fun aerobic workout featuring popular line dances. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Saturday, October 26
Fall Festival Treats
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Chef Betty Morton as she prepares fun fall festival treats. Samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, October 29
Frequently Asked Questions: Childhood Asthma & Reactive Airway Disease
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, nearly 5 million children younger than 18 have this disease. Many parents know little about the disease and need to be informed. Join Wake Forest Baptist pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Adam Gower to get answers to the most frequently asked questions about childhood asthma and treatment. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, October 30
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Myron Powell to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery, including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-6099.
Events provided by Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Brenner FIT program

Wednesday, October 9
Picky Eaters
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Are picky eating, food variety, refusal to eat, overeating and portion size affecting your relationship with your toddler or young child? This class helps parents heal the feeding relationship. Join our dietitian and counselor as they help parents of picky eaters.
Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, October 15
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Discover how to replace punishment with respectful and effective tools to help bring more joy into parenting. The topic this month: Encouragement vs. Praise. Classes are taught by certified Positive Discipline parent educators from Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Brenner FIT program. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Wednesday, October 23
FIT Meals
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
If you’ve enjoyed our basic cooking classes and want to learn more about nutrition, sign up for the FIT Meals series. Each week a different nutrition topic will be highlighted during the class discussion. Following our discussion, the group will prepare an easy, low-cost recipe. FIT Meals is a five-week series; please sign up only if you are able to attend all sessions. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Wednesday, October 30
FIT Meals
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
If you’ve enjoyed our basic cooking classes and want to learn more about nutrition, sign up for the FIT Meals series. Each week a different nutrition topic will be highlighted during the class discussion. Following our discussion, the group will prepare an easy, low-cost recipe. FIT Meals is a five-week series; please sign up only if you are able to attend all sessions. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

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