1.31 Free Lab Work
Lab screenings will be held in Classroom 1 on the 7th Floor Ancillary Building at West Florida Hospital, 8383 N. Davis Hwy. The lab work will include a lipid profile (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides), glucose, C-reactive protein and A1C. Participants will receive results at Women’s Heart Healthy Night Out event on Feb. 7. Appointments must be made in advance, to schedule your lab screening and reserve your spot at the event, call 494-3212.
1.31 Information Session for Foster Parents
Interested in becoming a foster parent? Children’s Home Society (CHS) of Florida will host an information session for individuals or couples interested in becoming foster parents. The sessions will begin at 6 p.m. in the CHS conference room, located at 1300 N. Palafox Suite 103. To register, call Elaine Vincent at 266-2719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Clark at 266-2762 or email email@example.com.
1.31 Herb Study Class at Ever’Man
The January 31 Herb Study class will be presented by Arlene Lirette and Dr. Richard Schultz. The class is free for members and $2 for non-members. The Herb study class is every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ever’Man, located at 315 W. Garden St. For more information, visit everman.org.
1.31, 2.1, & 2.2 Northwest Florida Blood Services Blood Drive
Blood types needed are: 0 Neg, A Neg and B Neg. On January 31, the bloodmobile will be at Baptist Hospital, 1000 W. Moreno St., from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. On February 1, it will be at Wal-Mart, 4965 Hwy. 90 in Milton, from 12 to 5 p.m. and on February 2, it will be at Wal-Mart, 8970 Hwy. 29, from 12 to 6 p.m. For additional information, call 473-3853 or visit nfbcblood.org.
2.1 Wear Red Day
Florida Blue encourages you to wear red on February 1 in honor of the American Heart Association and stop by the office, located at 1680 Airport Blvd., and sign the pledge card to live a healthier lifestyle and get a free pedometer. You can also check your BMI on their biometric machine. For more information, call 202-4188.
2.2 Double Bridge Run 15k & 5k
The 15k race begins at 997 S. Palafox on Palafox Pier at 7 a.m. The starting line for the 5k race is at 10 Daniel St. in Gulf Breeze at 8:30 a.m. The finish line for both races will be in the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk parking lot. To register and for more information, visit doublebridgerun.com.
2.4 & 2.25 Free Memory Screens
The Memory Disorder Clinic at West Florida Hospital will offer free memory screens by appointment only from 8 to 3 p.m. at the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. The confidential screenings take about 30 minutes each. To schedule an appointment, call 494-3212.
2.4-2.7 West Florida Hospital Mobile Mammography Unit Locations
On February 4 the Mobile Mammography Unit will be located at West Florida Medical Group, 4601 Spanish Trail from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then at Covenant Hospice Corporate Office at 5041 N. 12th Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m. On Tuesday, February 5, the unit will be at West Florida Medical Group, 7458 Pine Forest Road, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. On Wednesday, February 6, the unit will be at West Florida Medical Group, 321 S. Fairfield Drive from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. And on Thursday, February 7 at West Florida Medical Group, 1190 E. Nine Mile Road, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 494-3497 or toll-free 1-888-894-2113.
2.5 Pancakes to Support the Kids
Local International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants are hosting National Pancake Day on February 5 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. where free short stacks of pancakes will be served. IHOP guest are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All proceeds from the event at Northwest Florida locations will benefit the sick and injured children at the Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. For more information, call Marina Holley in the Sacred Heart Foundation office at 416-4665.
2.5 Childbirth Preparation Class
The free class provides essential research based information to help you become better prepared for the birth experience. The class begins at 5:30 p.m. and is held is West Florida Hospital, 7th Floor Ancillary Building, Classroom 1, 8383 N. Davis Hwy. For more information or to sign up for the class, call 494-3212.
2.7 Women’s Heart Healthy Night Out
Participants in the free lab work will attend the Women’s Heart Healthy Night Out in the hospital cafeteria, West Florida Hospital, 8383 N. Davis Hwy. The evening will include dinner, individualized lab results and a presentation by cardiologist Charles Riley, M.D. Reservations are required, to register call 494-3212.
2.7 Diabetes Event at Florida Blue
The two-part series will give the public information about diabetes and will also include glucose checks and biometric screenings. Spaces are limited. The first 30 attendees will receive a free gift. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Florida Blue office, located at 1680 Airport Blvd. Please call 202-4188 to register. Part two of the event will be held on March 7.
2.8 Living Heart Smart
The Baptist Health Care Wellness event will be presented by Ibrahim Fahdi, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E., Cardiology Consultants at the Navarre Baptist Medical Park from 8 to 9 a.m., in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, 8888 Navarre Pkwy. Reservations are required, to attend call 469-7897.
2.8 Parkinson’s Support Group
The group will be hosted by Stephen Zieman Ph.D. The topic will be “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Cognitive Changes.” The group will be in Community Rooms A&B at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. The class begins at 1 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call 494-3212.
2.11 Stroke Support Group
The group will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. For more information, or to sign up, call 494-3212.
2.13 What Do We Know About Heart Failure
The Baptist Health Care Wellness event will be presented by Ibrahim Fahdi, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E., Cardiology Consultants, from 12 to 1 p.m. at Baptist Hospital, Medical Meeting Rooms located at 1000 W. Moreno St. Reservations are required, to attend call 469-7897.
2.13 Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
The group will meet at 3:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. For more information, or to sign up, call 494-3212.
2.14 Breastfeeding Class
The free class teaches attendees the anatomy of the breast, valuable benefits of breastfeeding, diet for the pregnant and postpartum mother, common concerns and breast feeding techniques, pumping/storage of breast milk, bonding and skin-to-skin. The class will be held at 5 p.m. in West Florida Hospital, 3rd Floor Family Birthplace Classroom, 8383 N. Davis Hwy. For more information, or to sign up, call 494-3212.
2.16 Special Olympics 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Fun Run and Walk
The Special Olympics of Escambia and Santa Rosa County will be holding their 2nd annual Mardi Gras Fun Run and Walk will begin at 12 p.m. at Osceola Golf Course, located at 300 Tonawanda Dr. Immediately following will be a Finish Line Party. You can register individually or as a team—great for krewes. All proceeds benefit local Special Olympic athletes. For more information, call Jessica Barrale, county coordinator to Special Olympics Escambia/Santa Rosa at 291-6234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.19 Your Heart Rhythm: What You Need to Know
The Baptist Health Care Wellness Event will be presented by Thabet Alsheikh, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiology Consultants from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Andrews Institute Athletic Performance & Research Pavilion, Conference Room B, located at 1040 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. Reservations are required, to attend call 469-7897.
2.25 Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group
The class will be an open forum and will begin at 3 p.m. in Community Rooms A &B at West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, 8391 N. Davis Hwy. For more information or to sign up, call 494-3212.
2.26 Man to Man
The American Cancer Society Support Group will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the West Florida Cancer Center, 2130 E. Johnson Ave. The session is free and open to men of any stage of cancer diagnosis, treatment or follow-up care. For more information, call 494-4814 or 1-800-227-2345.
2.28 Living Heart Smart
The Baptist Health Care Wellness Event will be presented by Muthu Velusamy, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiology Consultants from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Azalea Room at Baptist Medical Park, located at 9400 University Pkwy. Reservations are required, to attend call 469-7897.