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Health and Wellness



Activities


BRAIN-TRAINING EXERCISES WITH BRAIN HQ

The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library subscribes to software that provides a series of more than two dozen brain-training exercises that can be done on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Consistently using these exercises may result in better memory, faster processing speed, sharper attention, enhanced navigation, and improved people skills. To experience Brain HQ visit the library web site at www.jclib.org and click on the Brain HQ link. All you need is a Dorothy Bramlage Public Library card in good standing. Those who would like a one-on-one guided tour with a member of the Reference staff can call 785-238-4311 or send an email to reference@jclib.org to make an appointment.


Support Groups


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

AA provides fellowship for men and women who can share their experiences and provide support in order that members may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcohol addiction.

Place: Circle A Club, 119 West 7th Street

Time(s):/Day(s): Sundays at 12:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday at 12:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Monday at 9:30 a.m. (women's meeting)
Wednesday at 6:30 a.m.
Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Place: First Presbyterian Church 113 W. 5th St

Time(s):/Day(s): Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None. For additional information visit the web site at aa.org. For exact meeting information see kansas-aa.org. The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline is also available at 1-866-645-8216.


CENTRAL KANSAS FOUNDATION FOR ALCOHOL AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

This service provides prevention and education services, assessment and referral services, outpatient and residential services, Pathfinder Recovery Center, and medical referrals.

Time(s):/Day(s): 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Place: 839 N. Eisenhower Drive
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: Call for an appointment. Visit the web site at c-k-f.org or call 785-762-3700 for additional information.


CRISIS CENTER, INC.

The Crisis Center provides free, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Services include 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, safe shelter, emergency transportation, individual and group counseling, advocacy, and community education and training.

Time(s):/Day(s): The Center operates twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week
Cost: None
Registration deadline: None. Call 785-762-8835 or 1-800-727-2785 for additional information.


DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

These support group meetings provide information regarding diabetes. Topics discussed usually focus on the self-management of diabetes. Call or email Laurel Peterson, RN at 785-210-3344 or lpeterson@gchks.org for additional information.

Time(s): 6:00 p.m.
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: 3rd floor, Medical Arts II Building, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary Community Hospital


FLINT HILLS DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE

The Alliance is a support group for those affected by depression or bipolar disorder. The monthly meeting formats vary from informational film viewings, to guest presentations, to caring and sharing sessions, to an occasional social event such as a summer picnic or pizza party.

Time(s): 6:30 p.m.
Day(s): First and third Thursday of each month
Place: Call or Email for meeting place
Cost: None but donations are accepted
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None. Visit the web site at dbsa.manhattanks.org or contact Eric McNair at 785-477-6585 or Ann Foster at 785-341-8224 for additional information.


INNOVATIVE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS (IWLS) BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP AND SEMINAR

This group provides new and ongoing helpful information to patients who have had gastric by-pass surgery or who are thinking about it. Learn about the surgery options from Geary Community Hospital surgeon Dr. Fouad Hachem and Registered Dietitian, Jennifer Kirkpatrick. The seminar is open to anyone who is considering weight loss surgery. Questions and discussions are encouraged between individuals and previous patients who have had the surgery. Please call 785-762-4500 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Time(s): Support group: 5:00–6:30 p.m., Informational seminar: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Day(s):/Date(s): 2nd Thursday of each month
Place: Third Floor Conference Room, Medical Arts II Building, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None
Registration deadline: Please call 785-762-4500 for additional information or visit the web site at innovativeweightlosssolutions.com
Sponsored by: Geary Community Hospital (Innovative Weight Loss Solutions)


TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

This support group seeks to offer assistance to traumatic brain injury patients, their family members, and caregivers.

Time(s): 5:30 p.m.
Day(s): Fourth Thursday of each month
Place: College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Avenue, Manhattan   
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing 
Registration deadline: None. Contact Jane Garcia at 785-532-1493 for additional information.