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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist July 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.

Wednesday, July 2
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Thursday, July 3
The Truth about Sleep
Noon to 1 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza I, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Mitch Yochum from Wake Forest Baptist Health Diagnostic Neurology to learn common risk factors for sleep apnea, treatment options and when you should see a specialist. Pre-registration required; Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Tuesday, July 8
Diabetes: Symptoms and Solutions
1 to 2 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Educator and registered dietitian Joyce Sydell of Wake Forest Baptist Health Diabetes Care Center shares important things people with diabetes should know to help manage their disease and stay as healthy as possible. Pre-registration required; call 336-713- BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, July 9
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7 p.m.

Held at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd., Greensboro.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Adolfo “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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, July 16
Advance Directives
2 to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2311 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd., Clemmons.
Learn how advance directives, such as a living will and health care power of attorney, can ensure your wishes will be met. Have the documents notarized free of charge. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Blood Pressure Screening
4 to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2311 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd., Clemmons.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration not required. Class provided by BestHealth.

Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Adolfo “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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Friday, July 18
Zumba® Kids Jr.
11:30 a.m. to Noon

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
This program is where 4- to 6-year-olds can let loose and be themselves. Join certified instructor Courtney Jackson for a 30-minute natural energy experience that gets kids moving to age-appropriate music and playing games with other kids. Space is limited. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Eating Healthy on the Go
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
The fear of fast food has been drilled into most of us, but sometimes there’s no avoiding a meal out at a less than healthy establishment. Join Chef Betty Morton as she shares some tips and healthy meals and snacks on the go! Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Saturday, July 19
Safe Sitter Basic®
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, Cardiac Classroom, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Taught by certified Safe Sitter instructors, this nationally recognized program teaches 11- to 13-year-olds how to be safe, nurturing babysitters. Students learn safety precautions, basic first aid, how to care for a child who is choking and more. At the end of the day, participants take a final exam in order to earn a completion card. Cost: $45 per student for the one-day class that includes a Safe Sitter manual and babysitter kit. Make checks payable to BestHealth. Students should bring a healthy bag lunch; drinks will be provided. Space is limited. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Monday, July 21
Gentle Body Sculpting
Noon to 1 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 4th floor conference room, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Join certified instructor Courtney Jackson for a fun and enjoyable relaxation class to control breathing and relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive shoes. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Blood Pressure Screening
1 to 2 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 4th floor conference room, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration not required. Class provided by BestHealth.

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

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, July 23
Zumba® Kids
3:30 to 4 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
This program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7 – 11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! Join certified instructor Courtney Jackson for a 30 minute natural energy experience that gets kids moving to age-appropriate music and steps. Space is limited. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Friday, July 25
Foot Health and Proper Shoe Screening
4 to 6 p.m.

Held at Omega Sports, 414 S. Stratford Rd. Ste. 120, Winston-Salem.
Join Dr. Christina Long, Wake Forest Baptist podiatrist, as she evaluates your foot type and makes recommendations for the appropriate walking or running shoe. Space is limited. Appointment required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Tuesday, July 29
Estate Planning Basics
2 to 3 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., 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 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

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

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Thursday, July 31
Advice about Aging: Keep Moving
4 to 5 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 4th floor Conference Rooms 1&2, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Join Wake Forest Baptist primary care physician Dr. Christopher Miles to learn how exercise serves as a medicine for many conditions. Also learn why, how, when, and how much exercise is needed to stay young, healthy and feeling great. Pre-registration required; call 336-713- BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Events provided by Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Brenner FIT program

Tuesday, July 1
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Monday, July 7
Grocery Store Tour
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Held at Food Lion, 2530 Somerset Center Dr., Winston-Salem.
Do you wander around the supermarket wondering what is best for your family? Join the Brenner FIT dietitians for a personalized grocery store tour. Learn how to compare nutrition labels, watch for advertising tricks and discover cost-saving measures. Daycare is not available. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, July 8
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Thursday, July 10
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, July 15
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
6 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 bring more joy into parenting. Each month a different parenting topic is discussed. The topic this month: Arguing. Classes are taught by certified Positive Discipline parent educators from the Brenner FIT program. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, July 22
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, July 29
Creating a Grocery Budget
6 to 7 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Want to learn ways to stretch your budget? Join our financial educator as she helps you effectively budget to meet your family’s grocery needs. Learn about tracking your spending, keeping a price book and other helpful tips. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

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