Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 30, 2010

Well-Being in Brief: 12/30/2010


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Cardiology groups join with Munson

Traverse City — Effective Saturday, Jan. 1, two Traverse City-based cardiovascular physician groups will integrate with Munson Medical Center.

Physicians, midlevel providers and staff of Grand Traverse Heart Associates and Great Lakes Cardiology will combine to form Traverse Heart & Vascular, a service of Munson Medical Center. Leadership from the two cardiology groups met with Munson earlier this year to discuss collaborating to enhance the delivery of cardiovascular care in the region.

The hospital-based cardiology group will be dedicated to providing and expanding cardiovascular services to a region that stretches from Traverse City to Cadillac, Grayling, Gaylord, Alpena, Sault Ste. Marie and other northern communities.

Free classes at Yoga for Health Education

Traverse City — Yoga for Health Education Center for Conscious Living will offer free classes Sunday, Jan. 2, to introduce people of all ages to the health and restorative benefits of non-competitive exercise.

Fifteen one-hour classes will be offered between 1 and 7 p.m. at Yoga for Health, 1200 W. 11th St., suite 106, at The Village Center at the Grand Traverse Commons. A 12-week series of classes will start Monday, Jan. 3, and features more than 50 classes, clinics and workshops.

For more information, contact Yoga for Health Education, 922-9642,, or go to

Adaptive winter sports programs

Thompsonville — Northern Michigan Adaptive Sports and Recreation will offer events in January and February for individuals with physical disabilities.

Northern Michigan Adaptive Sports and Recreation is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Munson Rehabilitation Services. It is dedicated to providing sports and recreational opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities, their families and their friends.

Participants can learn to ski or snowboard with the help of qualified instructors and volunteers at Crystal Mountain Resort. Dates are Jan. 8, 9, and 29; Feb. 26 and Feb. 27. Specialized adaptive ski equipment will be provided as needed.

Call 935-8684 for more information.

'Loss of a Parent' support group forms

Traverse City — A new support group will be offered for individuals grieving the loss of a parent or both parents.

The support group will explore healthy ways to honor and overcome the grief of losing a parent. It will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Michigan office, 900 E. Front St. The first session is Tuesday, Jan. 11. Walk-ins are welcome and anyone can join at any time. The open group will be facilitated by Kathryn Holl.

For details or to sign up prior to the first meeting, call Holl, 929-1535, ext. 1538.

'Look Good ... Feel Better' class offered

Traverse city — The American Cancer Society is offering "Look Good ... Feel Better" classes to help women undergoing cancer treatments feel better about their physical appearance.

The classes are free and meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon the second Tuesday of each month at the Copper Ridge Boutique. An experienced, licensed cosmetologist offers beauty advice including hair and wig care and how to find and wear the right hat, wig or scarf.

The next free class is Tuesday, Jan. 11, and class size is limited. For details or to register, call Judy Blandin, 357-0379.

Program for women about depression

Traverse City — The next program in Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic's "Together We Can" community education series will be tailored specifically to the needs of adult women wanting to overcome depression.

"Managing Depression by Finding Balance" will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Pine Rest Clinic, 1050 Silver Dr. Therapist Mary Schaub and intern Stephanie Berger will discuss depression and how to overcome it by achieving balance in the physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological areas of life.

The program is free. To learn more or for reservations, call 947-2255.

Local RN-AIM group will host meeting

Traverse City — All area nurses and student nurses are invited to the next meeting of the Registered Nurses Association in Michigan.

The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in conference room E at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. Sarah Wetmore, MA, CES, will discuss medically supervised weight loss options at Munson Medical Center and share tips and techniques for success. Pizza and salad will be available for $5.

Registration is required. Contact Jane Miller, 649-3730 or