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Health briefs

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:01 am

Active aging events

Parkview Hospital Randallia will host Active Aging Week today through Saturday. The theme is “Discover Your Community” and will promote discovering new places and friends as well as civic and volunteer contributions for adults age 50 or older. A total of 27 events will be held throughout the community.

To request a calendar of events, call 373-7209.

Advocacy webinar

Empowering Individual and Families as Advocates The Advocacy ATLAS Webinar will be 2-3 p.m. today. The webinar will explain how to navigate the ATLAS to locate resources on advocacy and leadership, employment success, youth leadership, and access to health care and explain how to use the resources.

To register, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5199674403526613504

Affordable Care Act webinar

Affordable Care Act Implementation What Happens Next? Webinar will be 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. The webinar will cover where the nation and the states stand in implementing the Affordable Care Act, the new coverage available through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid expansion, in-depth details on state Marketplace and Medicaid decisions that impact people with disabilities, and the assistance available to help consumers navigate the system.

To register, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/571653288.

Freedom from smoking class

IPFW Freedom from Smoking Class will be 5:30-7 p.m.Wednesdays this week through Oct. 30 at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Walb Student Union, Room G21. Instructor will be Natalie McLaughlin, RN, of the Parkview Hospital Community Nursing Program. The class is free and open to the public.

To enroll, email Judy Tillapaugh at tillapau@ipfw.edu or call 481-6647.

Affordable Care Act marketplace

Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace will be available Oct. 1 for individuals interested in buying health insurance. Plans in the marketplace will be in four categories: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. People with disabilities should note that most insurance plans can no longer deny those with pre-existing conditions.

For an application, go to http://fifthfreedom.org/u/him. Coverage can start as soon as Jan. 1.

For questions or more information, visit http://healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.TTY: 1-855-889-4325.

Pneumonia presentation

Byron Health Center will host a vaccine-preventable pneumonia quality improvement CME/CE activity at noon-2 pm. Oct. 8 in the activity room, 12101 Lima Road. Presenter will be Olusegun Apata, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Indiana University and consultant pulmonologist/sleep specialist at Great Lakes Pulmonary & Sleep Associates, Gary. Registration is free, but seating is limited.

To RSVP, call John Drebenstedt on or before Oct. 1 at 637-3166, Ext. 271, or email jdrebenstedt@byronhealth.org.

Free dental care

Dr. L. Gary Painter will host Dentistry From the Heart on Oct. 4 at 4109 Laymeyer Road. Free dental care for adults will be offered. For more information, call 486-3100.

— News-Sentinel staff reports