Health & Wellness
2014 Course Catalog
The educational opportunities are provided through PCRMC’s Department of Education Services and Community Health. For more information, please call 573-458-7659.
Show Me Better Health
Dates: Wednesdays/6 classes per session
Session 1 - February 19 thru March 26
Session 2 - May 21 thru June 25
Session 3 - September 10 thru October 15
Additional classes and times are available.
Location: Pulaski Room, PCRMC
Contact: Tracy Limmer at 573.458.7759 for registration or information
Course: Live well with chronic conditions. This course is for anyone with arthritis, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, COPD, depression, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, or other chronic conditions. It’s also available to persons caring for someone with a chronic disease. You’ll learn:
- techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
- appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.
- appropriate use of medications.
- how to communicate effectively with family, friends and health professionals.
- the basics of good nutrition.
- how to evaluate new treatments.
Location: Education Classrooms, PCRMC
Dates: January 2, February 14, June 6, July 18
Contact: For more information, or to register, call Debbie Cook at 573-458-7617.
Course: For boys and girls ages 11-13. Learn how to handle unexpected situations that might arise while caring for young children. Learn the business aspect of babysitting and receive information on child development. Participants receive hands-on training in infant and child CPR from certified American Heart Association instructors.
Arthritis Exercise Class
Cost: $10 for an eight-week session (pro-rated if starting mid-session)
Dates: Monday and Thursday, first session starts January 6
Location: The Centre
Contact: Hayley Wassilak at 573-458-7884 for more information and registration
Course: The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a recreational group exercise and education program designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. This eight-week session will teach you very low impact exercises and stretches that target the joints affected by exercise, helping reduce pain and stiffness, maintain or improve mobility, and increase muscle strength. You can join any time during the eight-week session.
Contact: Carolyn Tilford at 573-458-7759 for information and registration
Program: The PCRMC Silver Eagles program, a program for healthy aging, is FREE for anyone over age 50 living in Phelps, Dent, Crawford, Pulaski, Maries or Texas counties and surrounding areas. The goal of this program is to help members be informed of the latest health information for vital aging, make new health skills a priority, and improve lifestyle, diet, and attitude for healthy longevity. Benefits of Silver Eagles membership include a monthly newsletter with tips for healthy aging, upcoming event reminders, invitations to free educational events, and free quarterly wellness workshops.