Fibromyalgia study seeks participants
J. Derek Kingsley, Ph.D., of Indiana State University’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, is looking to recruit women with fibromyalgia to participate in a 10-week research project on low-level laser tender-point treatment alone or in combination with strength exercise on symptoms such as pain and functionality.
Individuals with diabetes; who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant; have cancer; have tattoos over areas of pain; or have exercised at least two times a week for more than six months are not eligible for this study.
For more information contact Kingsley, Sycamore Wellness Research associate and director, Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, at Derek.Kingsley@indstate.edu or at 812-237-2594.
Maple Center to offer Zumba Gold
The Maple Center for Integrative Health will offer Zumba Gold with instructor Cathleen Drobny from 6 to 7 on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the lower level of the Hux Cancer Center at 1711 N. 61⁄2 St.
Zumba Gold is appropriate for every person regardless of age or physical ability. It’s different from regular zumba in that the focus is on safe movement for everyone. Zumba Gold is low impact, with fewer transitions and turns. The warm-up and the cooldown/stretch are designed for each specific group. Drobny encourages members to work at their own capacities.
Each session will cost $5 (or 10 for $45), and sessions begin Monday. To enroll call 812-234-8733 or email kalexander@themaple
Breast cancer items on sale
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Wabash Valley affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be selling breast cancer-related merchandise on Tuesday at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center.
The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room B. A large percentage of the funds raised from these local sales stay in the Wabash Valley. Sale items will include T-shirts, jewelry and pajamas.
For more information, call Leighsa Cornwell at 217-465-2606, ext. 228.
Donate blood in honor of coach
News of Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano’s fight against leukemia has inspired another partnership between the team and Indiana Blood Center. Through Saturday, Colts fans can visit any one of nine donor centers to give blood to honor Pagano.
Pagano was recently diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. As he undergoes treatment, physicians may administer blood transfusions to help his body overcome the disease.
Fans interested in donating blood can visit www.donorpoint.org to schedule an appointment at Indiana Blood Center donor centers in Terre Haute, Avon, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, downtown Indianapolis, Greenwood, Lafayette and Muncie.
Events to raise funds for Komen affiliate
Two events are planned to raise money for the Wabash Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. First, A Taste, A Toast, A Cure is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Terre Haute Country Club.
Tickets are $20 or $35 for couples and are available at Baesler’s Market.
Second, the second annual Shred for the Cure Challenge is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 in the parking lots at Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South Vigo and West Vigo high schools.
A $2 donation will be asked per bag or box. Items will be shredded on site. All shredded material will be recycled. The school that raises the most money will receive a trophy.
For additional information, visit www.komenwabashvalley.org or call 812-917-5047.
Shoulder pain relief seminar set
Union Hospital Joint Replacement Center and UAP Clinic Bone & Joint Center will offer a free seminar on advances in shoulder pain relief at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education in Terre Haute.
Matthew Jones, M.D., UAP Clinic orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss options for shoulder pain relief, and, should surgery become necessary, recent surgical advances available now in the Wabash Valley.
Reservations are required. Call 812-242-3085 or email cspivey@uap
Agency offers free Medicare counseling
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will provide free Medicare Part D options counseling for individuals enrolled in Medicare to provide assistance in choosing or switching prescription drug plans. Assistance will be available by appointment only through December.
The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D begins Oct. 15 and ends Nov. 7. This is the only time when individuals can change their Part D drug plan providers.
Area 7 offices are located at 1718 Wabash Ave. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Michelle Graham or Glenda Parks at 812-238-1561 or 1-800-489-1561, or email mg
Area 7 serves six counties in Indiana: Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.
Hospice plans memorial service
Hospice of the Wabash Valley has set its annual memorial service and Celebration of Life for 6 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church at 2620 Ohio Blvd., across from The Meadows shopping center.
During the program, deceased loved ones will be remembered individually, and a candle will be lit in their honor.
People of all ages are encouraged to attend the brief service as a way to remember and pay tribute to the loved ones they have lost.
Refreshments will follow the service. For additional information contact Hospice of the Wabash Valley at 812-234-2515.