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Health & Wellness Briefs: Friday, July 31, 2009

Blood drives set for August

KINGMAN - United Blood Services will hold early August blood drives at Kingman Regional Medical Center and St. Johns United Methodist Church.

The KRMC drives are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Wellness Center. Donors will have an opportunity to win roundtrip tickets donated by Great Lakes Airlines, and the first 20 donors each day will receive a coupon from Papa Murphy's Bake and Take Pizza.

For more information, contact Ann Trilby, United Blood Services Donor Recruitment representative, at (702) 808-1629.

The St. Johns drive is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8. The church is located on Kino just west of Stockton Hill Road. Call Lorraine Tucker at (928) 565-4841 for an appointment.

Zumba fit classes resume next week

KINGMAN - The next series of Zumba fitness classes start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingman.

The six-class session costs $26 andis held on Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 27.

Call the Boys and Girls Club at (928) 718-0033 for more information.

Wellness expo coming up

KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center will sponsor a Rehabilitation and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15. Check-in will be in the main lobby of the Medical Professional Center of Kingman at 1739 Beverly Avenue.

Sponsored by the KRMC Therapy Department - Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy - representatives from more than 20 different organizations will be available to answer questions about medical rehabilitation and wellness programs.

Information will be available including: balance problems; medical equipment; activities of daily living and home safety; pain management; exercise and wellness; hip and knee surgery therapy options; speech therapy for language and swallowing disorders; home services; nutrition services; body mechanics-ergonomics-posture issues and more.

Screenings will also be provided for bone density, child backpack assessment, rehab equipment checkout and more.

The event is free and open to the public with food and raffle prizes. For more information, call (928) 692-4630.

Next safe driving course Aug. 22

KINGMAN - An AARP safe driver course will be taught from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 in the Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The class is open to drivers 50 and over.

Call Glen Zion at (928) 753-6312 for more information.