Healthy Balance Calendar

ThinkTV is proud to offer the Healthy Balance Calendar. All of the items on this calendar are health related. . .screenings, educational workshops, training classes and opportunities for you to broaden your understanding or gather resources in a particular area. We publish the information we have been given by the provider, so you should see whether or not a fee is required and how to sign up.

Please take a moment to check out the opportunities that are available in your area and make your plans to stay healthy!
November 2019

Alzheimer’s Month
The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Through the years that number has grown to more than five million. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory, thinking, and behavior problems. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases. It is also the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. https://www.seniorliving.org/health/alzheimers-disease/

American Diabetes Month
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. https://www.diabetes.org/

Calendar

Ongoing Events:

Find a Community BLOOD DRIVE Near You.Just enter your zip code, select a location and schedule your appointment time.

Find American Red Cross CPR and other Certified and Training Classes Near You. Use the drop down boxes to select the classes you are interested in taking.

Did you Know?

Did You know That more than half your bones are located in your hands and feet?: We are born with approximately 300 bones and cartilage which eventually fuse together by the time we reach adulthood. The adult human body consists of 206 bones. Of these bones, 106 of them are located in our hands and feet. Bones in the arms are among the most commonly broken bones and account for almost half of all adults’ bone injuries.