Planetree Health Resource Center
2016 Spring Lecture Series

All lectures are free and open to the public, and are held in the Deschutes Room on the second floor at Water's Edge, 551 Lone Pine Blvd., The Dalles.

All programs are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Your on-time arrival is appreciated. Child care available - $2/hour per child. We look forward to seeing you.

These classes are always free but do require registration. To register, please call 541-296-8444 or

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Finding Focus: ADHD in Adulthood

Tuesday, February 16th, 7-8:30p

Isn't ADHD something kids grow out of as they get older?

Although people are aware of ADHD in children, according to some studies, up to 4% of adults may suffer from the condition and it is often unrecognized.

Adults may suffer from poor time management skills at work and home, have trouble multi-tasking, have relationship issues, and problems concentrating on tasks among other symptoms.

Join Colin McInnes, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Columbia Hills Behaviorial Health Clinic as he discusses how it's diagnosed, treatment options and coping strategies for adults with this condition.

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Death, Dying and Making End of Life Decisions

Tuesday, Feb 23rd, 7-8:30pm

It isn't something many of us want to face, let alone talk about, but it affects every one of us. What is the best way to plan for the end of life? That answer is different from person to person.

Because of medical advances most Americans no longer die suddenly. While some people pass quickly, others recover from severe illness, and others live for years with chronic illnesses like dementia.

Johanna Nesse, NP at Columbia Crest Family Medicine, and Colleen Ballinger, RN, CHPN of Providence Hospice of the Gorge will discuss aspects and options for preparing for the end of life in this important presentation.

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Five Ingredients or Less: Fast, Nutritious and Delicious

Tuesday, March 1st, 7-8:30pm

If you are like many busy families today, it can be tough to come up with nutritious and tasty meals that don't take a lot of time and ingredients.

What foods should every pantry have to create healthy, delicious meals your family will love without a lot of fuss?

Tracy Dugick, Registered Dietitian at Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Paul Hickman, Director of Dietary Services at Mid-Columbia Medical Center will demonstrate cooking healthy, easy, delicious meals with no more than five ingredients. Get your creative juices bubbling in the kitchen.

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Living Well with Chronic Lung Disease

Tuesday, March 8th, 7-8:30p

Are you one of the many people who are living with chronic lung or breathing conditions?

Join Susan Benedict, RN, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator in Mind/Body Medicine at Water's Edge as she talks about ways to cope with chronic lung conditions and improve your breathing, including proper use of inhalers, exercise, nutrition and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Learn techniques and skills to improve your quality of life, breathe easier and improve your health by attending this program.

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Healthy Summer Story Time

Story Time was a big hit!
Previous years brought a lot of fun & learning for the kids including: fitness, germ education, yoga and the human skeleton!

Health Tip:

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It takes 43 face muscles to frown, but only 15 to smile. Share a smile today and see how good it feels!