Health/Medicine Calendar

Published Aug. 29, 2011 @ 6 a.m.


Tying, Tea, Talk, and Touch, 2:30-4 p.m., Simmons Cancer Institute, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 315 W. Carpenter St. For women who are dealing with any type of hair loss and want to learn to tie headscarves. Taught by Melanie Eades, licensed cosmetologist. To register, call 545-0798 weekdays or go to


Personal Assistant Em­ployers Group, 3-4:30 p.m., Springfield Center for In­dependent Living, 330 South Grand Ave. W. Support group for those with a disability who employ a personnel assistant. Free. For more information, call 523-2587 or go to


Meditation workshops for cancer patients, their families and caregivers, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Simmons Cancer Institute, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 315 W. Carpenter St. Free. David Cain, a Pri­mordial Sound Meditation instructor certified by Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Center for Well-Being, will be the instructor. Class is limited to 20 participants. Free. For more information or to register, call 2545- 0798 weekdays. Registration also is available at

HMR Program for Weight Management orientation, 5:45 p.m., Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville. Diet options will be discussed. For reservations, call 479-5836. 

Coping with Cancer: A Mind-Body Approach
, 6-7 p. m., Simmons Cancer Institute, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 315 W.Carpenter St. Topics will include understanding the mind-body connection and stress, using relaxation skills, harnessing the energy of emotions, and communicating needs effectively. To register, call 545-0798.


Lincolnland Stroke Sup­port Network, 1- 3 p.m. first Saturday of each month, United Access/Personal Mo­bility, 2429 N. Dirksen Park­way. For stroke survivors and caregivers, where par­ticipants can talk, answer questions and have fun. For more information, call 960-4263 or send an email to tra­

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