9.25 PENSACOLA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 5K The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival 5k run will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at Seville Square. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and has a course that loops through downtown. Race packets can be picked up Friday, Sept. 24 at Running Wild.
9.27 WEST FLORIDA HOSPITAL’S MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT West Florida Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the following locations during the week of Sept. 27 to offer convenient, high quality mammography services for women age 35 and over. West Florida Hospital files most insurances, including Medicare (Medicare will cover screening mammograms every year with no deductible for those women over 40 who have that coverage).
Monday, Sept. 27 – 7– 11 a.m.
West Florida Immediate Care, 2360 U.S. Highway 29, South, Cantonment
Tuesday, Sept. 28 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
West Florida Primary Care, 3521 Limbaugh Lane, Pace
Wednesday, Sept. 29 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1– 3:30 p.m.
West Florida Primary Care, 321 S. Fairfield Drive
Thursday, Sept. 30 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1– 3 p.m.
Wal-Mart Supercenter – Hwy. 29, 8970 Pensacola Boulevard
9.30 PROSTATE SEMINAR In support of Prostate Health Month, Dr. Davinder Sekhon and Dr. Brett Parra, both board-certified urologists, will host a free seminar on prostate health Sept. 30, 6 p.m., at the Woodlands Center for Specialized Medicine, 4724 North Davis Highway. Registration required; call 696-4000.
Next Monthly Red Hot Mamas® Session
to Focus on Back Care & Exercise
9.28 RED HOT MAMAS West Florida Hospital will conduct its next free monthly Red Hot Mamas® menopause management workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Entitled “Back Care & Exercise”, the session will be held in West Florida Hospital’s 7th Floor Auditorium beginning with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation. The featured speaker will be Darin Schubeck, MESS, CSCS, Physical Performance & Wellness Coordinator, HealthWorks/The Wellness Center at West Florida Hospital.
Though low back pain is common among mature adults, most low back pain can get better if you incorporate some simple exercises into your daily routine. Attend this fun, informative session and learn how to move properly to avoid injury as well as how certain exercises can improve back health. A light dinner will be served.
9.28 H2U MONTHLY MEETING West Florida Hospital’s H2U (Health To You) Chapter hosts a monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except July and December) beginning at 10 a.m. in the Private Dining Rooms located inside the hospital cafeteria. H2U is West Florida Healthcare’s health-focused membership program for adults age 50+.
This month’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 and the featured speaker will be Michael Coyle, D.O. Dr. Coyle’s topic for the meeting will be “Women’s Health & the da Vinci Si HD Robotic Surgical System”. A board certified Urogynecologist, Dr. Coyle is the Medical Director of Progressive Women’s Health and Progressive Weight Loss located at 6072 Doctors’ Park Road in Milton, Florida.
9.28 EVER’MAN STORYSPROUTS Join fellow StorySprouts at Ever’man for stories, songs and activities on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. StorySprouts will have fun while learning about natural and sustainable living, food, gardening, recycling and more. This class is for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old.
The cost is free for members; $2 for non-members.
10.3 MOTHER-DAUGHTER TALK ON VALUES AND SEXUALITY Sacred Heart Women’s Hospital will host a mother-daughter program, titled, “Teaching the Values,” on Sunday, Oct. 3 in the Greenhut Auditorium on Sacred Heart’s main campus. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the program from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The program, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, is for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers (or other female caregiver) and will explore God’s gift of fertility and the wonder of becoming a woman.
The program will feature a panel of speakers discussing topics that include physical and emotional changes, menstrual periods, the functions of the female reproductive system, the consequences of sexual activity, the sacredness of human life, and the virtue of chastity. In addition, there will be a presentation on effective communication between mothers and daughters. After the presentations, attendees will be able to ask questions of each presenter.
Featured speakers include:
Vicky Bell, natural family planner; It’s Great to Be a Girl
Dr. William Lile, Jr., OB/GYN, Sacred Heart Medical Group; Understanding the Fertility Cycle
Lisa Kurnik, youth ministry director, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee; Communication Between Mothers and Daughters.
After the presentations, attendees will be able to ask questions of each presenter. Cost is $10 per family, and light refreshments will be served. Registration is limited and reservations are required.
To make a reservation or for more information, call Sacred Heart at 416-1600 or toll-free at 1-877-416-1600.
10.4-10.28 FREE MEMORY SCREENS Forgetful? Repeating questions? Having trouble finding words? If these behaviors describe you or a loved one, West Florida Hospital’s Memory Disorder Clinic may be able to help.
The Memory Disorder Clinic will offer FREE memory screens by appointment only during the month of October from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. as follows:
Monday, October 4
Tuesday, October 12
Monday, October 25
Thursday, October 28
10. 3 BREATHE MONTHLY FREE COMMUNITY YOGA
The next Free Community Yoga is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3 from 4:30 –5:45pm at Breathe, 503 Adams St. “Find Your Inner Bliss” a gentle, soothing practice w/ Sandra Sanford, RYT-500. As always, donations will be accepted for Favor House, a residential facility for woman and children living through domestic violence issues. Call 291-5506 for more information.
10.9 TENNIS TOURNAMENT BENEFITS ABUSED CHILDREN An Oct. 9 tennis tournament will highlight a drive to collect new, unworn pajamas for abused and neglected children living in northwest Florida.
The “Tucking Kids In Safe and Sound” women’s doubles tournament will be held at the Roger Scott Tennis Center, 2130 Summit Blvd. Proceeds from the tournament’s $15 entry fee will benefit children served by FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview.
Sponsored by Roger Scott Tennis Center, the tournament begins at 8 a.m. To learn more about it, contact the center by calling 912-4103.
10.29 CHAIR YOGA Reap the wondrous benefits of yoga in a fun and friendly atmosphere without having to get up and down from the floor. Sandra leads this special 6-week session beginning Friday, Oct. 29 and meets once a week from 9:30-10:30am at Breathe, 503 Adams St. $30 all 6 sessions (or give it a try for only $5). Note: this abbreviated session will only be 6 weeks due to upcoming festivals and holidays. The session is designed to end the week before Christmas and will not meet the weekend of the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival or week of Thanksgiving. Call 291-5506 for more information.
11.6 PROGRAM FOR COUPLES COPING WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER Registration is underway for a Sacred Heart Cancer Center program designed for couples who are coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Titled “Finding Strength Together: A New Tool for Couples,” the program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp and is made possible by a grant from the Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust.
This workshop will focus on issues that may arise during the cancer journey. Together, couples will learn and practice problem-solving techniques that have proven effective for tackling the challenges that cancer can present to a relationship.
Couples interested in attending this program should contact Marianna Taylor or Blair Edgar at 416-2679.