(Grinnell, IA – September 7, 2016) The Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor will offer three FREE educational Lunch & Learn programs to the public this fall on the important topics of Parkinson’s Disease, Fall Prevention, and Pain Management. The public is invited to attend any one or all of the lunches and educational programs which will be held on September 21, October 5 and October 19.
The free Lunch & Learn programs will be held from Noon to 1:30 PM in the St. Francis Manor Social Center located north of 4th Avenue on St. Francis Drive. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Session presenters will include Tim Stahl, Program Coordinator with the Rehabilitation Clinic; Melanie Wrabek, PT Clinical Specialist with Key Rehab; Ashley Filippelli, Speech-Language Pathologist with Key Rehab; Jon Duke, Physical Therapist with Key Rehab; and Brian J. Heineman, D.O. Below is a brief description of each Lunch & Learn session:
“Shaking Parkinson’s Disease—LSVT BIG & LOUD Programs” – September 21
The LSVT BIG & LOUD programs are specifically designed to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions. Our team of certified LSVT professionals will discuss how these two intensive training programs can improve movement (including faster walking, better balance and increased trunk rotation) and speech (including vocal loudness, intonation and voice quality) and lessen symptoms related to Parkinson’s Disease.
“Standing Tall – Fall Prevention Program” – October 5
Each year, one in three adults age 65 and older falls, and 20 to 30% of those older adults suffer moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures or head trauma according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program will focus on identifying contributing factors that place you or a loved one at risk for falls and prevention methods to help decrease the risk for falling.
“Pain Management—When Life Just Hurts!!!” – October 19
Experiencing physical pain on occasion is normal—but constantly living with pain is not! The first step toward living without pain is to fully understand why and how our bodies sense and communicate pain. This program will focus on the science behind chronic pain and discuss available methods and strategies for reducing or eliminating pain.
To reserve your seat for one or all of the Lunch & Learn sessions, please call the St. Francis Manor Administration Office at (641) 236-7592 by the Friday before each presentation.