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Community Calendar
Here are some programs offered by Catherine McAuley Health
Center (CMHC) and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH) throughout the
winter. The classes in BOLD have a free introductory session (there is
a fee for the remainder of the sessions). There is a fee to register for
the classes with an asterisk. There are also numerous classes for sen-
iors, including educational sessions on reducing stress, vericose veins
and how to prevent strokes. For more information on any of these
programs, including the cost, please call 572- 3675 and let them know
you read about it in Capsules.

Learning to Live Healthy

Did you hear?"
"Hear what?"
"That Grover broke his arm and had
to go to the emergency room!"
"Oh, no! Is he OK?"'
"Of course he's OK, silly. Big Bird is
his doctor."
It may sound like a bad day on Ses-
ame Street, but it really isn't. This is just
an example of one of the School Health
Programs provided by Catherine
McAuley Health Center's Office of
Health Promotion. This particular pro-
gram helps youngsters (kindergarten
through fourth grade) learn about what
happens in an emergency room.
The school education series started
in September 1985 and is provided free
of charge to local schools for students in
kindergarten through 12th grade. Some
of these programs include nutrition ed-
ucation, smoking education, poison

safety, safety for latch key children, can-
cer education, sickle cell screening and
education and basic first aid.
According to John Boshoven,
Catherine McAuley Health Center's co-
ordinator of the program, fire and burn
safety is the most popular program of-
fered. The fire and burn safety program
is done in conjunction with local fire
departments and teaches kids how to
prevent fires and what to do in case one
"The fire and burn safety program
also teaches younger kids not to be
afraid of fire fighters," Boshoven says.
"We want the kids to know that the
fighters are their friends."
One of the reasons youngsters are
afraid of fire fighters is that when they
have on all their equipment, they look
and sound like Darth Vadar, Luke Sky-
walker's enemy in Star Wars. To coun-

teract this, Boshoven's program allows
the fire fighter to put on one piece of
equipment at a time so the children see
who is underneath. Then a teacher from
the school puts on the fire fighter's
equipment, once again emphasizing
that fire fighters are there to help.
Another program topic that has be-
come very popular recently is "Say No
To Drugs." This session deals with iden-
tifying different types of peer pressure
and how to counteract it.
Even though the School Health
Program is only in its second year,
Boshoven is very happy with the
number of requests he receives and
the number of students who have been
involved. More than 14,000 students
have taken part in the program, he says.
For more information, please check
the appropriate box on the return mail
card. ED

12 Foot Care Service*
16 BE TRIM! Introduction
18 volunteering at CMHC--Informational
18 BE TRIM! Introduction
18 Chronic Pain Outreach
19 Hypertension Screening
19 Vision & Glaucoma Screening
23 Free Health Screenings
-Hypertension Screening
-Hearing Screening and Hearing Aid
24 Cardiac Rehab. Spouse Support Group
24 I Can Cope (coping with cancer)
25 Breast-feeding Class *
26 Foot Care Services*

Arbor Health Building
Arbor Health Building
SJMH Education Center
Arbor Health Building
SJMH Education Center
Reichert Health Building
Reichert Health Building
Arbor Health Building
Arbor Health Building
Arbor Health Building
SJMH Discharge Center
SJMH Education Center
Arbor Health Building

1-5 p.m.
7:30-9 p.m.
10-11 a.m.
7:30-9 p.m.
7:30-8:30 p.m. (Call
434-0671 for more
information )
1-3 p.m.
1-3 p.m.
1-5 p.m.
3-5 p.m.
7-8:30 p.m. (Call
572-5213 for more
7:30-9:30 p.m. (Call
995-3873 to register)
7:30-9 p.m.
(Call 572-3675
to pre-register)

Listen to This... While You Can



BE TRIM! Introduction
Alzheimers Support Group
Hypertension Screening
Sickle Cell Screening
BE TRIM! Introduction
Alzheimers Support Group
Arthritis Self Help Course*
Hypertension Screening
Senior Health Education
Breast-feeding Class*

SJMH Education Center
SJMH Education Center
SJMH Education Center
Arbor Health Building
Maple Health Building
Neighborhood Health Clinic
SJMH Education Center
Arbor Health Building
Reichert Health Building
SJMH Lobby
Arbor Health Building
Arbor Health Building
Arbor Health Building
SJMH Education Center

7:30-9 p.m.
7:30-9 p.m.
7:30-9 p.m.
1-3 p.m.
8 a.m.-noon
5-7 p.m.
7:30-9 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
7-9 a.m. (Call
to register)
4-8 p.m.
1-2 p.m.
7:30-9 p.m.
(Call 572-3675
to pre-register)
1-5 p.m.
10-11 a.m.

Remember when listening to the
birds singing and the leaves rust-
ling in the wind used to be enough?
Whatever happened to peace and quiet?
It seems the use of portahle stereos
with headphones has become so preva-
lent among teenagers that they'll be
lucky if they can hear the birds singing
when they're in their golden years.
According to Jody Spalding of McAuley
Audiology Services, people are using
portable stereos with headphones at
such high volumes that hearing loss has
become a serious threat.
"A lot of people we see in their 50s at
the McAuley Audiology Clinic worked in
industry and now have age and noise-
induced hearing loss," Spalding says. 'A
lot of the people who are at risk of los-
ing their hearing are very young (under
18) and they laugh when you tell them
what they're doing now may cause hear-
ing loss years down the road."
Turn it down
AJune 1985 study of college students
asked the questions how often and at
what levels do you listen to portable
stereos with headphones. More than six
out of every 10 students said they used
these stereos and of those, three out

of 10 listened to them at a level louder
than that approved by the Occupa-
tional Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA). Of those who exceeded the ap-
propriate sound levels, more than half
exceeded those levels by 100 percent.
The average level for all students using
stereos with headphones was 98 deci-
bels. The allowable noise level in indus-
try as approved by OSHA is 90 decibels
over eight hours.
"What that means," says Spalding, "is
one out of every 10 kids who uses porta-

ble stereos with headphones for more
than 13 hours per week at a volume
level of seven or greater over a 10-year
period will show significant hearing
A gradual loss
A frightening thing about hearing
loss is that most of the time it comes on
gradually, until one day you can't under-
stand what people around you are say-
ing. Communication is vitally important
to longevity and an active life. A prob-
lem for many seniors with hearing loss
is the embarrassment that accompanies
having to say "what?" all the time.
For people over the age of 65, one in
four has significant hearing loss. That
number is expected to increase as the
present generation reaches that age.
Free hearing screening is available
from 1to 3 p.m. in Reichert Health
Building the third Thursday of every
month. Call 572-3816 for more
So for all you people out there who
think "kicking out the jams" is all fun
and games, Spalding leaves you with
this final warning: "You're doing things
that can compromise your hearing."
Are you listening yet? ED

12 Foot Care Services*
12 volunteering at CMHC--Informational


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