Community Health Calendar

The 17th Annual "Living Well" Health Fair

A variety of free screenings and informational displays are among the features of the 17th annual “Living Well” Community Health Fair hosted by Sky Lakes Medical Center.Sky Lakes Health Fair

Doors open at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Exhibit Hall No. 1 at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.

“Take control of your health” is the theme of this year’s event.

Screenings at the free annual event include:

     •    Free total cholesterol  (an 8-hour fast is recommended)

     •    Free blood glucose  (an 8-hour fast is recommended)

     •    Free lung function

     •    Free blood pressure checks and

     •    Free body mass index (BMI) readings.

Healthcare providers from the Sky Lakes family will be on hand to help interpret your results.

Also, healthcare professionals from Sky Lakes Family Birth Center will be giving away a child’s safety seat, and this year there will be a private area for lactating mothers and a baby diaper-changing area.

AirLink will have a medical-transport helicopter on display (weather permitting), along with the local Emergency Response Vehicle from The American Red Cross. You will be able to sign up for Klamath’s Got Talent and Relay for Life events, or just learn how to get involved with these community fundraisers.

The Kid Zone will have displays and information for children aged 3-13. Displays include anatomical specimens from Sky Lakes Histology, along with dental hygiene, health and wellness prevention tips, and an activity area with free “Hula Hoops” and jump ropes to help get the kids moving.

Call 541.274.4778 or e-mail for details.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Meets the first Tuesday of every month at noon at the Community Health Education Center, the Prostate Support Group offers information and education to all men, and their support systems, who are interested in learning more about prostate cancer.

Cancer Support Group, "Finding Your Joy"

Meets Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. a the Community Health Education Center, 2200 N. Eldorado Blvd.

The Cancer Support Group is open to all individuals who have been, or are being, affected by cancer and their family members and friends.  As cancer may become an experience the entire family encounters, we also welcome those who may be geographically separated from a family member or friend diagnosed with cancer.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of every month 5-6 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 2200 N. Eldorado Blvd.

The Breast Cancer Support Group is open to women who are affected by breast cancer and the women in their lives who support them.