On July 19, Guthrie will host a prescription take back day at the Clinic Pharmacy in Sayre. Community members and employees are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring in any unused or expired medications so that they can be safely disposed. Safe and proper disposal of unused medicines is a good way to help prevent things like accidental poisoning, particularly in children, and to keep medications out of waste streams and the water supply.
The Diabetes Support Group at Guthrie Health Works will host a meeting on July 13 at 6 p.m. in the conference room. The meeting will discuss eating out, with a very timely focus on barbecues and picnics. This is an opportunity to look at ways to keep eating healthy during these fun, summer events. If you have questions, please contact Christine Wozniak at 607-937-4881.
We are now seven days into the 62 Day Challenge where we encourage you to move forward at least one mile a day for 62 days (each day in the month of July and August). This can be in the form of walking, running, swimming or biking – anything that moves you forward at least one mile every day. Be sure to like Guthrie’s Facebook page for general wellness, fitness and nutrition information. There you can also comment on posts by sharing your triumphs, stories, photos and videos.
June is Men’s Health Month and we use this time to raise awareness of preventable health problems in men and boys. Guthrie Sayre physician, Dr. Michael Gillan, spoke with WETM 18 News talked about the importance of health screening and primary care and signs and symptoms that indicate a man should seek medical attention.
A new session of Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale/Smart Points will run on Thursdays from July 13 to August 31 (8 sessions) in the Patterson Building, Nursing Lecture Room at the Guthrie Sayre Campus. Meetings will be at 5:15 p.m. At least 15 Members are needed for the group to become a reality. The cost is $80 prepaid per person (Visa, Master Card, Cash or Check). A weekly weigh in and meeting will take about 30 minutes of your time a week. Please register in advance to ensure materials are available for all members.
From July 1 to August 31 we challenge you to make time in your day, at least 30 minutes, to walk, run, bike or swim – anything that moves you forward one mile a day for 62 days. The 62 day challenge is about stepping outside and getting physically active and exploring your local neighborhood and surrounding communities while interacting with friends, family and neighbors. Be sure to like Guthrie’s Facebook page for general wellness, fitness and nutrition information.