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pg-14-hj_november_2016Flu shots are available from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will offer flu shots 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at its clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a flu shot is $30. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted. For more information about the flu, call the Public Health Clinic at 859-288-2483 option 2.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Hearing Loss Association of America Lexington Chapter will be meeting Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.

HLAALC  is a self-help organization dedicated to education, advocacy and support for people who do not hear well.  They offer emotional support, camaraderie, tips and techniques for living with hearing loss, and technical information about hearing assistance devices. The meetings are free and open to the public. Presentations are made by audiologists, doctors, professors, therapists, trainers, specialists, and others with hearing loss knowledge.  Real Time Captioning is used at the meetings. Contact organizers at infolex@hlaa-ky.org and visit us at their webpage www.hlaa-ky.org/lexington.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Baptist Health will present the workshop “Laboring the Natural Way” Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church’s recreational outreach center, 150 East High St. in downtown Lexington. This series is designed for those who would like to prepare for the option of a non-medicated labor and birth experience. The class prepares you through the practice of relaxation, breathing techniques, position changes, and partner-supported comfort measures. Information on nutrition, discomforts of pregnancy, exercise, Baptist Health Lexington policies and procedures, delivery events, as well as information about what to expect after you deliver will also be covered. Moms-to-be are encouraged to take this series during the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy to allow time for practicing the techniques. Active participation of your partner is strongly encouraged. This is a free class. You only need to register for the first date in the series. To register, go to www.baptisthealth.com

Tuesday, Nov. 15

KentuckyOne Health will be sponsoring adolescent mental health screenings at Henry Clay High School on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 17 at Lafayette High School, starting at 6:30m p.m.

How do you know when it’s time to get professional help for a child who is anxious, depressed or angry? What are some red flags that you should be aware of as a parent? These questions and more will be answered at this seminar. You will gain knowledge about some common diagnoses as well as learn what signs to look for if you suspect something is worrying or bothering your child.

To register for this free seminar, call Lisa Prewitt at 502.432.2011, or email at lisaprewitt@kentuckyonehealth.org

Friday, Nov. 18

The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky will celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 until 11 p.m., at the Grand Reserve Event Center. This year’s Trees of Life is a celebration of 30 years of Trees. The evening will include grown-up games, door prizes, good food, and lots of fun.  Dress is business casual, or wear your ugly Christmas sweater to enter a contest for the worst holiday sweater ever.  The event will include this year’s selection of beautifully decorated trees and voting for the People’s Choice Award. Trees will be for sale and a silent auction will help guests finish their holiday shopping early. Entertainment will be by the fabulous Encore of Lexington, food by Bluegrass Catering and Bonefish Grill and other area restaurants.  Tickets will be available on the KHAKY website (khaky.org) or by calling the KHAKY office at 859-277-8259.

The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky serves kidney disease patients and their families, increases awareness and early detection of chronic kidney disease, provides a network for collaboration among renal healthcare providers, and promotes organ donation.

100 percent of the funds raised at events like the Trees of Life is used to support the programs and services KHAKY offers in Kentucky.

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