Lake Regional Health System | Thrive | Spring 2020 11 CALENDAR OF EVENTS All events are at Lake Regional Hospital, unless otherwise noted. Don’t miss out! Keep up with Lake Regional events and support groups at . BENEFITS When you give up smoking, the perks add up over time! Sources: American Cancer Society; American Heart Association; American Lung Association of 2 WEEKS TO 3 MONTHS Lungs are working better. The risk of heart attack decreases. 1 TO 9 MONTHS Respiratory problems have started to decrease. 10 YEARS The risk of dying from lung cancer declines to about 50% of that of a current smoker. 12 HOURS Carbon monoxide level in the blood returns to normal. 2 TO 5 YEARS Risk of stroke can fall to about the same level as a nonsmoker. AFTER... 20 MINUTES Blood pressure and heart rate drop. 1 YEAR Excess risk of heart disease decreases to half that of a current smoker. 15 YEARS The risk of heart disease is the same as that of a nonsmoker. QUITTING CLASSES AND EVENTS Call 573-348-8222 for more information. Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9 Get tips and tools for healthy aging, plus develop a plan that may help you prevent dementia. Auxiliary Easter Bake Sale 8 a.m. until all sold, Thursday, April 9 Hot cross buns, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cakes and more. Arrive early for the best selection! Stop the Bleed 6 p.m. Monday, April 13 Learn how to save a life in a bleeding emergency. AARP Safe Driving Course 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 Get updated on current rules of the road. Westside Health Fair 7:30 – 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, Elks Lodge, Laurie Receive free and low-cost screenings. Weight Management Class 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23 Get help losing weight and keeping it off with this class and follow-up support group. Lake Regional 13th Annual Fun Run/Walk 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2 Get fit the fun way by joining our 5K. Auxiliary Spring Flower Sale Noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, and 8 a.m. until all sold, Thursday, May 7 Pick up beautiful flowers and plants just in time for Mother’s Day. SUPPORT GROUPS Alzheimer’s Support Group 1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month 573-346-5654 Cancer Support Group for Men For dates and times, call 573-302-2772 . Grief Support Group 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of most months 573-302-2737 HOPE for Women (cancer) For dates and times, call 573-302-2772. Mended Hearts 10 a.m. the first Wednesday, March – December 573-302-2280 New Horizons Widows’ Group Various times and places. Call 573-302-2737 . Stroke Survivors Support Group 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month 573-302-2959