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Health briefs: Caregiver training offered; giveaways with Francine's Friends mammogram

Monday, November 19, 2012 - 12:01 am

Disability and abuse

To learn more about the Disability and Abuse Project, go online to

Men as caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and a growing number of Indiana caregivers are men.

For more information about respite care, supplies and other services, call 1-800-552-3662.

Alzheimer’s care training

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and the local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering free, in-person Alzheimer's training sessions for area families.

For more information, call 485-2424.

Parkinson’s care

The webinar “Coping Skills for Parkinson's Care Partners” will be 1-2 .m. Tuesday. To register, go to For more information, call 1-800-457-6676 or email

Seniors and diabetes

Arbor Glen, 5202 St. Joe Road, will host “Let's Talk Seniors: Diabetes Education” at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, call 492-2202.

Parkview Seniors Club enrolling

Parkview Seniors Club is having an open enrollment. Membership fees are $15 new members and $12 renewing members for one year. Members can use the walking track in the new Senior Fitness Area on the lower level of Parkview Hospital Randallia (formerly the cardiac rehab space). The track is open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

In addition to fitness and wellness classes at Parkview Randallia and Parkview Health and Fitness, membership includes educational programs with local experts on health, legal and financial issues; $2 tickets to first-run movies; discounts with local businesses; an annual holiday party; and community events.

For more information, call Shauna Shafer at 373-7209.

Mammogram locations

Francine's Friends Mobile mammography will offer free giveaways to women receiving mammograms at the following locations during November. Giveaways include:

•Nov. 27: Massage Envy & Peter Franklin Jewelers, 1125 E. Dupont. Free chair massage at Massage Envy Spa and entry into a drawing for a free 1 hour massage. Peter Franklin Jewelers will register women to win a Pandora Bracelet with one bead.

•Nov. 28-29: Fantastic Sams, 10212 Chestnut Plaza and 10019 Lima Road, $15 pink highlight (clip-in or foil) with a portion of the proceeds going to Francine's Friends. Free deep heat condition treatment either of those days, which includes a shampoo with scalp massage and 10-minute conditioning treatment.

•Nov. 30: DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 10105 Auburn Park Drive, free piece of chocolate

•Dec. 12, Chick-Fil-A, 1725 Apple Glen, free food item.