SSM DePaul Announces July Programs & Classes

The following are programs offered by SSM DePaul  Health Center for the month of July.

Stroke Screening and Discussion. Saturday, July 20. Screenings by appt.: 8:30 – 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presentation with Dr. Amer Alshekhlee: 10 a.m., May Center. Stroke – or “brain attack” – is the No. 1 cause of serious, long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Find out what you can do to protect yourself from stroke. Screening includes blood pressure, carotid ultrasound (non-invasive test of blood flow in the neck arteries), cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL & triglycerides – fasting preferred), blood sugar (glucose), consultation with a stroke nurse specialist. Fee for the screening is $20, but the presentation is FREE. To register, call 314-SSM-DOCS (776-3627).

AARP Driver Safety Program. Tuesday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. A unique classroom course to refresh existing driving skills and develop safe driving techniques for drivers 50 years old and older. No written driving test. $12 for AARP members (please bring AARP card to class) and $14 for non-members. To register, call 314-SSM-DOCS (776-3627)

Stroke Survivor’s Network. Wednesday, July 10, 2:30 – 4 p.m. SSM Rehab Hospital Dining Room. A presentation and educational session for stroke survivors and their family members or caregivers. Call Chris Gonzalez at 447-9644for more information.

Health Management Resourses (HMR) Program Orientation. Attend a free orientation to learn: the Five Success Variables needed to lose weight, different diet options available, and the importance of physical activity. Call to register at 1-877-477-6954. Every Monday and Tuesday in July. Mondays: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays: noon – 1 p.m. SSM DePaul Wellness Center

General Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group. Wednesday, July 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m. May Center at SSM DePaul Health Center. This group is open to patients and candidates for surgical weight-loss procedures. Call 1-877-477-6954 or see the website at for more information.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar. Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 – 7 p.m. May Center at SSM DePaul Health Center. Attend this free seminar, presented by The Weight-Loss Institute at DePaul, to learn: the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery; types of bariatric surgery; and who is considered a surgical candidate. Call 314-SSM-DOCS to register. 

Eating Behavior Modification Support Group. Tuesday, July 9, 3 – 4:30 p.m. SSM Weight-Loss Institute, 12266 DePaul Drive, Suite 310. SSM Weight-Loss Institute’s On-Going “Eating Behavioral Modification Support Group” offers therapeutic support in small group setting, for those struggling with the following issues during their weight-loss journey: Emotional Eating, Identifying Triggers, Changing Unwanted Behavior, Relapse Prevention. To register, call 314-SSM-DOCS (314-776-3627) or 1-866-SSM-DOCS (1-866-776-3627)

Mighty Hearts and Lungs – Support Group. Thursday, July 11, Noon – 1 p.m. SSM DePaul Health Center. For patients and family members coping with cardiac and pulmonary health issues; learn how to better manage your condition for a healthier life. Call Larry Buhr at 314-344-6023 to register or for more information.

Nutrition Education. SSM DePaul registered dieticians can help you make sure your diet is right for you.  Call 314-344-6157 for information.

Diabetes Basics. Proper diabetes treatment and education can help you learn to live well with diabetes. Call 314-344-7024 for information or 314-344-7220 to enroll.

Diabetes Self Management Training. A series of four classes over a six-month period of time. Call Central Scheduling to make an appointment at 314-344-7220. The classes are covered by most insurance plans.

SSM DePaul Wellness Center. Tired of getting locked into long-term memberships that you never use? Join the DePaul Wellness Center and receive a personalized program for your specific needs such as strength training, nutrition and smoking cessation. Call 314-344-6177 for more details.

Knee Replacement Class. Tuesday, July 2, 6 – 7 p.m. SSM DePaul Health Center. Call 314-291-3399 to register.

Hip and Knee Replacement Class. Wednesday, July 10, 2 – 3 p.m. and Tuesday, July 16, 6 – 7 p.m. Call 1-866-SSM-DOCS (1-866-776-3627) to register.

Share – Grieving the Loss of an Infant. Tuesday, July 9, 7 – 9 p.m., SSM DePaul Health Center, May Center, Room B. This group is for parents who have lost a child during pregnancy or shortly thereafter.

Sharing Losses Through Bereavement. Monday, July 1 and 15, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. SSM Home Care & Hospice, 1187 Corporate Lake Drive. For families and friends who want to help understanding and coping with the death of a loved one. Sharing Losses provides a supportive group setting in which to discuss the process of grief, to identify and to cope with emotions. Regularly held the first and third Mondays of the month. To register, please call 314-SSM-DOCS (776-3627).

Grief and Loss – Support Group. Tuesday, July 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bridgeton Trails Library. Call 344-7080 for more information.

Cancer Support Group, Wednesday, July 10, 5 – 6:30 p.m. SSM DePaul Health Center Radiation Oncology Department, Ste. 101  


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