Lake Regional Health System will host a five-part series on women’s health, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The series, held 2 p.m. each Tuesday in October, will focus on various aspects of women’s health and physical changes that occur with age.
“Women often ignore their health care because they are busy caring for their family,” said program coordinator Jessica Beckmann, P.T., DPT, manager at Lake Regional Rehab Therapy in Eldon. “Their health is just as important, not only for them personally, but so they can continue to properly care for their family.”
The first session, scheduled 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms, will cover nutrition, exercise and wellness. The second session, Oct. 8, will focus on exercise and how women can become stronger and healthier. On Oct. 15, how to maintain balance, flexibility and posture with age will be discussed, as well as how to avoid falls.
On Oct. 22, women will have the chance to ask health care providers about taboo topics, such as incontinence, breast health, sex and changes in metabolism. The final session, held Oct. 29, will be an overview of the previous topics and a chance to discuss other women’s health concerns.
The series is free, but preregistration is required at lakeregional.com/events or by calling 573-348-8222. Participants may register for one session or the entire series. All participants will receive a free gift and be registered to win a $100 gift card to Paul’s Supermarket.
Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming topics during the year, such as diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.