Health calendar for the week

12/06/2012 12:00 AM

12/05/2012 3:25 PM

TODAY

Community cholesterol screenings, offered by Mercy General Hospital's Cardiac Conditioning Program. Customers will receive results in 10 minutes and a cholesterol counselor will explain results and offer suggestions for improving health. 8-10 a.m. Mercy General Hospital, Greenhouse (cafeteria), 4001 J St., Sacramento. $25-$30. (916)453-4521 (appointment required).

MONDAY

Alzheimer's support group for spouses, children and caregivers who care for those with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Also for those with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders looking for ways to cope with memory loss. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Point West Medical Offices,1650 Response Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 930-9080

TUESDAY

ARTz Museum Tour at the California Automobile Museum is an art experience for those with dementia and their care partners. Registration required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 2200 Front St., Sacramento. 916-792-3281

WEDNESDAY

Combo Class 3 and 4: Workshop on techniques to handle challenging behaviors and activities to encourage engagement. 2-6 p.m. 1321 Howe Ave., Suite 210. Free. (916) 920-2273.

NEXT THURSDAY

California Citizens for Health Freedom lecture, "Let Us Get Rid of Your Mysterious Pain," presented by Venice Sullivan, Ph.D. 7-9 p.m. SMUD Auditorium, 6201 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 635-6724.

Dec. 19

Combo Class 3 and 4: Workshop on techniques to handle challenging behaviors and activities to encourage engagement. 2-6 p.m. 11899 Edgewood Road, Suite H, Auburn. Free. (530) 885-3904.

Dec. 22

The Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive is sponsored by BloodSource and 98 Rock. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Greenback Square Shopping Center, Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights. (916) 453-3044.

Dec. 31

Celebrate New Years walking with the Sacramento Walking Sticks in a noncompetitive 5k and 10k walk through four historic neighborhoods. Kids welcome. Dogs OK outside of the starting location in Pioneer House. Participants may start between 5 and 6 p.m. 415 P St., Sacramento, 95814. Free. (916) 283-4650.

Jan. 5

The 5K Resolution, a flat 5K run/walk for people of all ages and fitness abilities that begins and ends at Crocker Park (Third and O streets, Sacramento). At the end of the run/walk, participants write down a resolution for 2013 that will be emailed to them in July as a reminder. $20 general, $15 ages 7-17, $10 children ages 6 and younger. (916) 800-2874.

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