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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases May Events

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Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

Monday, May 6
Meditation
5 to 6 p.m.

Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Meditation is the process of reducing activity of the mind and body to create a deep sense of peace and wholeness. Join Jacob Felder to learn more about different meditation techniques and methods. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28
Golf Clinic
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Held at Oak Valley Golf Club, 261 Oak Valley Blvd., Advance.
Oak Valley Golf Club, a participant in the merchant discount program for BestHealth members, is offering this four-session golf clinic for members and non-members. Learn basic golf rules, etiquette, swing mechanics, club selection and more. $79 for the four-session clinic. Fee includes unlimited practice range balls for the month and cart fee only play after 4 p.m.. BestHealth members also receive a 15 percent discount on pro shop merchandise and equipment. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, May 8
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 Road, 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-WAKE (9253).

Monday, May 13
I Lost My Keys … Is It Alzheimer’s?
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Sticht Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist geriatrician Dr. Jamehl Demons Shegog as she discusses holistic ways to preserve memory and the difference between memory loss of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Free parking provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Grocery Store Tour: Healthy Choices
6 to 7 p.m.

Held at Lowes Foods, Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center, 3372 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Cindy Silver, registered dietitian with Lowes Foods, for an educational grocery store tour featuring foods and beverages that are delicious and nutritious. Learn how to read labels, make healthy food choices and more. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

Tuesday, May 14
Geriatric Research Studies: More Important Now than Ever Before
2 to 3 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Senior adults are the fastest growing segment of our population. Join health educator Debbie Barr for an overview of research being done on the health of older adults and the aging-related exercise studies taking place at Wake Forest Baptist. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

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 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-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, May 15
Adult Sleep Disorders
2 to 3 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Mitch Yochum from Wake Forest Baptist diagnostic neurology to learn the risks of sleep disorders, including apnea, and when you should see a specialist. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Thursday, May 16
Healthy Aging: How to Get the Most Nutrition from Your Calories
Noon to 1 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Nutrition-related illnesses increase the risk of older adults being home-bound or admitted to nursing homes. Join Dixie Yow, registered dietitian at Wake Forest Baptist, to learn easy solutions for eating your way to a long and healthy life. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Monday, May 20
Grocery Store Tour: Healthy Choices
11 a.m. to noon

Held at Lowes Foods, Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center, 3372 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Cindy Silver, registered dietitian with Lowes Foods, for an educational grocery store tour featuring foods and beverages that are delicious and nutritious. Learn how to read labels, make healthy food choices and more. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

Improving Your Memory at Any Age
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Held at Miller Plaza, Conference Room C, 4th floor, 2200 Cloverdale Ave. (at corner of Miller Street and Cloverdale Avenue), Winston-Salem.
Join Dr. Kaycee Sink, director of the Wake Forest Baptist’s memory assessment clinic, to learn more about improving your memory, symptoms of memory problems and treatments. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

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

Held at Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, 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-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, May 22
Estate Planning Basics
Noon to 1 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).

Advance Directives
2 to 4 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Learn how advance directives, such as a living will and health care power of attorney, can ensure that your wishes will be met. Have the documents notarized free of charge. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

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 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-WAKE (9253).

Friday, May 24
What’s New in Hormones and Women’s Health
Noon to 1 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Dr. Sara Berga of Wake Forest Baptist obstetrics and gynecology to learn more about hormones and how they can affect your quality of life. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, May 29
Free Blood Pressure Screening
3 to 4 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration is not required.

The Five Most Common Toilet Training Mistakes Parents Make
4 to 5 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Toilet training can cause emotional stress in parents and children. Join Dr. Steve Hodges, pediatric urologist with Brenner Children’s Hospital, as he explains the common causes of toilet training problems and the therapies available. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Events provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center

Saturday, May 4
Women’s Health
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center professionals to celebrate women’s health. Learn about preventive care, heart health, exercise and weight management. Pre-registration not required; call 336-238-4589 for more information.

Thursday, May 9
Women’s Health
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center professionals to celebrate women’s health. Learn about preventive care, heart health, exercise and weight management. Pre-registration not required; call 336-238-4589 for more information.

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

Thursday, May 9
Grocery Store Tour
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Held at Food Lion, Somerset Center Drive, Winston-Salem.
Are you wandering around the supermarket wondering what is best for your family? Join a Brenner Children’s Hospital dietitian for a personalized grocery store tour. Learn how to compare nutrition labels and watch for advertising tricks, discover cost-saving measures and sample a few products along the way. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, May 21
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
6 to 7:15 p.m.

Held at William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, West End Classroom, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Discover how to replace punishment with respectful and effective tools to help bring more joy into parenting. This month’s topic is communication. The class is Positive Discipline-based and 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.
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