Mitten trees offer warmth for community

Give what you can, take what you need.

Eaton Rapids Medical Center and Springport Medical Clinic have decorated trees with warm winter clothes for our neighbors in need. Please help yourself to any of the items. If you would like to contribute, please bring in clean, gently used or new mittens, gloves and hats of all sizes to add to the trees. Boots can even be placed under the trees. The Eaton Rapids Medical Center Mitten Tree is located in the Emergency Department Lobby at 1500 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Springport Medical Clinic is located at 400 E. Main Street Suite 200, Springport, MI 49284.

Article posted on December 3, 2014. - Article Permalink

HealthWorks helps community survive holiday weight gain

In an effort to help the community stay healthy and fit during a time of year when many put health goals on hold, HealthWorks Fitness Center is kicking off the Holiday Survival Challenge November 14th-26th. HealthWorks' staff will help the community survive holiday weight gain by promoting exercise and healthy food selections while holding participants accountable for the choices they make. Participants who maintain their weight throughout the season will earn a one-month membership to the Fitness Center.

A HealthWorks membership is not required for the challenge. Individuals and families are encouraged to participate at no cost by weighing in weekly and are still eligible for the prize. To help participants successfully maintain (or lose) weight, HealthWorks will offer tips from qualified personal trainers, recipes from a registered dietitian and a weekly healthy email.

Weekly weigh-in progress through January 11th will be tracked anonymously on a Holiday Survival Challenge Maintenance Chart posted in HealthWorks Fitness Center. HealthWorks is located on the second floor of Eaton Rapids Medical Center at 1500 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids. To sign up for this program or for more information about HealthWorks, stop by or call (517) 663-9530.

Article posted on November 13th 2014 . - Article Permalink

Eaton Rapids Medical Center offers Babysitting Class

Eaton Rapids Medical Center welcomes Babysitting Instructor, Charlene Hamilton from Cardio Pulmonary Resource Center, Inc. Classes will be held on November 3rd, 10th and 17th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at ERMC.

This course is intended to train young adults, between the ages of 11-14, to be responsible babysitters. The students will learn emergency procedures, discipline techniques, diapering and age-appropriate activities. Pediatric (child and infant) CPR, rescue breathing and the Heimlich maneuver will also be covered, along with basic first aid skills needed while babysitting.

Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a Pediatric CPR card, a Basic First Aid card and a Babysitting Course certificate. Students must attend all three classes to obtain certification. The cost of the class is $30.00 per person. Classes fill up quickly, so please RSVP by calling Cardio Pulmonary Resource Center, Inc. at 1-800-900-2772. Eaton Rapids Medical Center is located at 1500 South Main in Eaton Rapids.

Article posted on October 23rd 2014. - Article Permalink

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