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Free Health Education Series - Lafayette
Location: Franciscan Health Lafayette East
1701 S. Creasy Lane
Lafayette, IN 47905
Dessert and drinks will be provided at each meeting.
Please enter through North entrance.
This series is free, but registration is required and can be made by calling Franciscan Health Community Education Center at (765) 449-5133.
Meeting topics and schedule
- March 5: “Sleep Apnea” – According to the National Sleep Foundation, it is believed that up to 18 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea. For people with sleep apnea, the combination of disturbed sleep and oxygen starvation may lead to hypertension, heart disease and mood and memory problems. Sleep apnea also increases the risk of drowsy driving. Our presenter, a Nurse Practitioner with Franciscan’s Healthy Living Center will discuss this condition, the importance of diagnosis and the long-term effects it can have on the patient.
- May 7: “State of Healthcare” – Healthcare in the United States is in a seemingly constant state of change and each change brings with it the need to re-examine work flow and the best methods to providing excellent patient care and customer service. Staff from Franciscan Health’s Administrative team will present on the ever-changing state of healthcare and how Franciscan Health continues to adapt to these changes.
- July 2: “Life Balance” – Life so often flies by and the busyness of life can impact us in ways we don’t even realize. In this session, we have a therapist from Franciscan Health that will discuss how prioritizing and time management techniques can impact stress and how we can overcome the craziness of life using many of these techniques.
- Sept. 3: “Community Mental Health” – With ever increasing demands for access to mental health care, offering services to our community has become more important than ever. We will have a Franciscan staff member working with Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service (TEAS) speaking about the importance of treating mental illness, promoting emotional wholeness and good psychological health.
- Nov. 5: “Handling Holiday Stress” – One of the best ways to reduce holiday stress is to look carefully at our expectations: Are they realistic? Will my family look like those on TV? Where everyone got exactly what they wanted and money is no object and smiles abound? The key is developing our own definition of what’s reasonable and not feeling guilty if we can’t (or don’t want to) do more. Our presenter, a clinical therapist for Franciscan Physician Network Behavioral Health will present how to maintain a healthy approach to holiday demands and methods for reducing stress that occurs.
11:30 AM EST