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Health briefs: Mental health in Burmese community discussed, blood drives listed

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:01 am

Mental Health in Burmese community

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Multicultural Program will be “Better Together” at 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 22) at the Carriage House Club House, 3327 Lake Avenue. Speaker will be Myo Mynt, Burmese soldier and editorial consultant for Radio Free Asia, a Burmese program based in Washington, D.C. Discussion will include mental health in the Burmese community. The event is free.

Blood drives

American Red Cross blood drives for January:

*2-7 p.m. Today (Jan. 21), Emanuel Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 800 Green St., New Haven

*1-6 p.m. tomorrow, The Grove, 6225 St. Joe Road. Call 486-5202 for an appointment.

*8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 23), Citizens Square, Omni room, 200 E. Berry St. Call 449-7671 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “citsq” for an appointment.

*8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 23) Edwin J. Rousseau Center, 1 E. Main St. Call 449-7671 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “ccbuild” for an appointment.

*3-8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25), Wayne High School, Cafeteria, 9100 Winchester Road

*7:30 -11:30 a.m. Saturday, (Jan. 26), St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, gymnasium, 1720 E. Wallen Road. Call 446-8941 for an appointment.

*8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 27, Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run. Call 469-4444 for an appointment

*10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Ivy Tech Community College, North Campus gymnasium, 4900 St. Joe Road. Call 482-9171, Ext. 2541 for an appointment. This blood drive is sponsored by the Medical Assistant Student Organization (MASO).

*1-4 p.m. Jan. 29, Coca Cola, 5010 Airport Expressway.

*1-4 p.m. Jan. 31, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union, 1314 Minnick Road, New Haven. Call 493-6670 for an appointment.

*8:30-11 a.m. Jan. 31, Kohl’s Chapel Ridge, 10310 Maysville Road. Call 486-7557, Ext. 6 for an appointment.

At some sites, donors will receive a coupon for a free donut from Dunkin’ Donuts!

Workshops offered

One-to-One Personal Training and Wellness Coaching will hold the following workshops in 2013: “Relaxation Techniques: Breathwork and Beyond”; “Posture 101 for Balance 911”; and “Self-massage for Myofascial Release.”

For more information, call Pam Holt at 749-7226, email Pam@PamHoltOneToOne.com or go online to www.PamHoltOneToOne.com.