To celebrate their patients’ success, the NMMC Bariatric Center staff is hosting a fifth anniversary celebration on Sept. 18.
Hundreds of area residents have lost 32,000 pounds through weight loss surgery. The anniversary event for patients and their families will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in the atrium near the Bariatric Clinic, 408 Council Circle, Suite C. Participants will enjoy refreshments, photos, mini-makeovers and chair massages. One lucky patient will win a Take Me Away package from NMMC Wellness Center’s Therapeutic Day Spa.
For more information about the celebration, call (662) 377-7546 or (866) 908-9465.
Mighty Muscles offers tween fitness program
The Mighty Muscles program will give tweens the chance to build healthy exercise habits that can last a lifetime.
The program for children 8 to 12 will be offered from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Sept. 11 and ending Nov. 1 at the NMMC Wellness Center in Tupelo. Participants will swim on Tuesdays and participate in strength training on Thursdays. The program also includes participation in Family Fitness Time 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays.
The cost is $49 for members’ children and $79 for nonmembers’ children. Call (662) 377-4141.
Weston Reed Foundation raffling ski lodging The Weston Reed Foundation is sponsoring a raffle to raise money to fund free student physicals, CPR training and automated external defibrillators for our community.
Chances are $50 each, and one lucky winner will win one week’s free lodging in Snowmass, Colo. Foundation board members are selling chances through Sept. 30. A maximum of 200 chances will be sold, and the drawing will be held Oct. 1. Call (662) 372-2208 for more information.
The prize is accommodations for up to eight individuals at Capitol Peak Lodge in Snowmass Base Village. The winning vacation can be scheduled during 2013 or 2014 ski season (excluding holiday or spring break dates and subject to availability).
Since 2007, the Weston Reed Foundation has offered free screenings and CPR classes, and has placed more than 100 AEDs in Tupelo schools, Parks and Recreation sites, police and sheriff’s department patrol cars, churches and other public venues.
Second Time Around retasks used equipment
In honor of the National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration in September, hospitals affiliated with North Mississippi Medical Center are seeking new and used durable medical equipment for its Second Time Around Program.
The program makes new and used medical equipment available to patients who may not have the funds to purchase needed items. Items may be dropped off at the Rehabilitation Services department of NMMC hospitals in Tupelo, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc, West Point and Hamilton, Ala.
All items are welcome, but the most often requested are wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, bedside commodes, canes and crutches. In addition, the NMMC Rehabilitation Institute is collecting new and gently used T-shirts and elastic-waist pants for rehabilitation patients.
The National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration, “Rehab: Miracles in Motion,” is Sept. 16-22, but items are collected and distributed year-round. For more information, call Rehabilitation Services at an NMMC hospital near you, or Nancy Scruggs at (662) 377-4058 or (800) 843-3375.