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December Health Event Calendar

Friday, November 15, 2019

Contact: Emily Weatherly

Cuero Health: December Health Event Calendar

Cuero, Texas: The following are events scheduled for the month of December that are either presented by Cuero Regional Hospital or one of the Cuero Health entities or include involvement from the Cuero Health staff.


Health Checks in Yorktown by Cuero Home Health
Dec. 10, 11 a.m. - noon
Yorktown Fire Station

Cuero Home Health provides free blood pressure checks and blood sugar checks the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Yorktown Fire Station at 11 a.m. as the schedule allows. This month was moved to the 10th due to the holiday.

Parkside Picnic – Now CRH Golden Years Group
Dec. 12, noon – 1 p.m.
Cuero Regional Hospital’s Education Classroom, 2550 N. Esplanade, Cuero

The group of senior citizens that used to meet at Parkside Family Clinic for Parkside Picnic now meets at Cuero Regional Hospital in the Education Classroom on the second Thursday of the month for the CRH Golden Years Group. Reservations are not required for this event. Room capacity is 35 and a light lunch will be served to attendees.

Chick-fil-A Mobile Unit at Cuero Regional Hospital
Dec. 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cuero Regional Hospital front parking lot, 2550 N. Esplanade, Cuero

The Chick-fil-A® restaurants in Victoria, Texas will host a Pop-Up Lunch event on Thursday, Dec. 12 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Cuero Regional Hospital campus. The Chick-fil-A® Mobile Unit is a service only trailer delivering a limited Chick-fil-A® menu. Learn more at Cuero Regional Hospital’s website and Facebook page.

Health Checks in Cuero Presented by Cuero Home Health
Dec. 17, 11 a.m. – noon
Calvary Baptist Church, Cuero

Cuero Home Health provides free blood pressure checks and blood sugar checks the third Tuesday of the month at the Calvary Baptist Church in Cuero as the schedule allows. For more information, call Cuero Home Health at 361-275-8999.

CRH CPR Class
Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cuero Regional Hospital Education Classroom
Learn CPR in this interactive class taught by Cuero Regional Hospital staff. $20 per person to attend. For more information, contact: Keisha Whitman RN, Infection Prevention/Employee Health/Education Coordinator at Cuero Regional Hospital, 361-275-6191 ext. 2379.

Diabetes Education Classes
Presented by Texas A&M Healthy South Texas
Dec. 24, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cuero Regional Hospital’s Education Classroom

Diabetes Education Classes are held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Cuero Regional Hospital's Education Room. These classes are for anyone over 18yrs of age and older. Call 361-703-5441 for more information or to enroll.

Save the Date – 2020 Upcoming Events!

2020 New Year. Fresh Start. Community Walk.
Jan. 2, 2020, registration at 5 p.m., walk/run at 6 p.m.
Cuero Municipal Park

Join the Cuero Health staff as they promote wellness and community spirit at the 2020 New Year. Fresh Start. Community Walk. Walk through Cuero’s Christmas in the Park! The event will be held at Cuero Municipal Park on January 2nd with day of registration at 5 p.m. and the walk/run starting at 6 p.m. Families are invited to participate as this will not be a timed walk/jog. This event is to encourage a healthy start to the New Year (as well as a chance to walk thru and see the lights at Cuero's Christmas in the Park). Proceeds will support the continued maintenance and growth of Cuero's Christmas in the Park. The first 100 paid participants will receive a T-shirt. Walk is family-friendly; walk or jog this one mile course. Registration is $15 per person before Dec. 23. After that date, the registration fee increases to $20. If you or your family would like to walk, but not register and receive a t-shirt, please come the day of the race at 5 p.m. to fill out a release form. For more information, call Bfit Cuero Wellness Center at 361-275-9355.

Blood Drive at Cuero Regional Hospital
Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CRH Education Classroom

Cuero Regional Hospital will be hosting a blood drive in the Education Classroom on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anyone who is 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with parental consent form), or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds, and in good general health can donate blood. Donors must present photo ID, last four digits of their social security number and their birth date. For further information regarding location, please contact Kathy Simon at 361-275-0510.

National Wear Red Day
Friday, February 7, 2020 is National Wear Red Day®.

Wear your favorite RED shirt or outfit and support heart education. Submit your photo in your red (individual or with co-workers/group) on CRH’s Facebook page. One lucky submitter will receive a one month membership to Bfit Cuero Wellness Center and a $25 HEB gift card.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men die from heart disease each year. By supporting National Wear Red Day®, you help support educational programs aimed to increase awareness for women regarding cardiovascular health.

Heart & Sole Heart Walk Presented by Cuero Regional Hospital
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
Day of Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Walk: 9:00 a.m.

Join the Cuero Health staff as they promote heart health awareness on Saturday, February 8! Cuero Regional Hospital’s Heart & Sole Heart Walk 2020 will be held again at the Gobbler Stadium, 920 E. Broadway St., Cuero on Saturday, February 8 with registration at 8 a.m. and the walk starting at 9 a.m. This year’s walk will be held once more in memory of Kathy Stanfill, longtime employee of Cuero ISD. Activities and morning of registration will begin at 8:00am with the Heart Walk following at 9:00am – 11:00 am. The first 100 registered participants will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. Walk is family friendly; walk or jog this 3 mile course for heart awareness. Registration for Heart Calcification Screenings from Cuero Regional Hospital will also take place at this event.
Registration is $25 per person for a t-shirt and goody bag with children 12 and under walking for free (registration required). Visit Active.com to register today or call the Wellness Center to register – 361-275-9355. Should you prefer to simply join us in the walk and not receive a t-shirt, registration is onsite that morning and complimentary to join the walk.
For more information, call Bfit Cuero Wellness Center at 361-275-9355.

December Healthcare Month Observances:

1–31 | Safe Toys and Celebrations Month Roughly one in 10 children's eye injuries that result in a trip to the ER are caused by toys. In support of Safe Toys and Celebrations Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) advises parents to be cautious when choosing gifts for children and recommends avoiding those that launch projectiles, such as crossbows and BB guns. The AAO also offers tips on how to safely open champagne to keep New Year’s celebrations from turning tragic. For more information, contact: www.aao.org/eye-health

1–31 | Safe Toys and Gifts Month What are the most dangerous toys to children’s eyesight? Tips on how to choose age-appropriate and safe toys are available. For more information, contact: Prevent Blindness 800.331.2020 | www.preventblindness.org @PBA_SavingSight

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES

1–7 | Handwashing Awareness Week (National) National Handwashing Awareness Week is a week-long event that emphasizes the significant role that hands play in the spread of infectious disease. The aim is to teach the importance of handwashing, hand hygiene and mindfulness to protect the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact: dr.will@henrythehand.org | www.henrythehand.org |

1–7 | Influenza Vaccination Week (National) As we head into flu season, remember to keep preventive health care at the top of your to-do list. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the annual influenza vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. During National Influenza Vaccination Week, get your annual flu vaccine at a local pharmacy or through your health care provider. For more information, contact: American Lung Association | www.lung.org/flu |

RECOGNITION DAYS | EVENTS

1 | AIDS Day (World) In 1988, the World Health Organization established World AIDS Day. This observance focuses global attention on the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS and encourages each of us to take action to expand our collective response to the epidemic. For more information, contact: Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | www.hiv.gov |

31 | New Year’s Eve – Quit Smoking Resolutions This year make a New Year’s Resolution to quit smoking! Quitting isn’t easy, but 50 million ex-smokers in the United States are proof that it’s possible. Get support from the American Lung Association’s proven quit smoking program, Freedom From Smoking, at www.lung.org/stop-smoking. For more information, contact: American Lung Association | www.lung.org/stop-smoking |