Planetree Health Resource Center
2015 Spring Lecture Series
All lectures are free and open to the public, and are held in the Deschutes Room
on the second floor of Water’s Edge, 551 Lone Pine Blvd., The Dalles
All programs are from 7pm to 8:30pm. Your on-time arrival is appreciated. Phone
541-296-8444 or register by clicking one of the "Register Online" buttons below. We look forward to seeing you.
Childcare availble at Water's Edge Kid's Club for $2.00/child. Registration required.
Living with Chronic Pain: Tools for Management
Tuesday, February 17th, 7-8:30pm
Chronic pain affects almost one in five Americans on a daily basis. Chronic pain is the result of nervous system dysfunction and can last for years. There may be a specific cause, but sometimes there is no clear cause at all. It can be crippling both physically and emotionally. But treatments can help. Join Eric Holeman, PharmD, DAAPM and Lead Clinical Pharmacist, and Andy Roof, MPT, OCS, Lead Physical Therapist at MCMC as they talk about tools for treating chronic pain including medicines and non-drug therapies.
Mental Illness and the Family: How to Cope
Tuesday, February 24th, 7-8:30pm
It is estimated that 54 million people suffer from some form of mental illness in the US in a given year. Mental disorders are common and widespread. But most families are not prepared to cope with a loved one with mental or emotional problems. Symptoms can include changes in mood, personality, and social withdrawal and can be emotionally draining for families coping with difficult behaviors. Mary Zenorini, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant of Columbia Hills Family Medicine & Pediatrics will discuss ways for families to cope when a family member is suffering from a mental disorder.
This Aging Body
Tuesday, March 3rd, 7-8:30pm
Ever wonder what's considered normal in the aging process? How does age affect our heart, joints and muscles, digestive and urinary tracts, and of course, our mind? Are there things we can do to promote health and wellbeing and delay or slow the aging process? Dorothy Sherwood, MD Geriatrician at River View Clinic discusses what happens to our bodies as we age and what to do to promote healthy minds and bodies and maintain vitality at any age.
Could You Repeat That? Hearing Loss & Prevention
Tuesday, March 10th, 7-8:30pm
We live in a noisy world. We are bombarded each day with the sounds from traffic, heavy equipment, home appliances, and television and stereo equipment. That's going to take a toll on our ears. Hearing loss is a chronic condition that is very common, but keeping our hearing sharp is essential to quality of life. Hearing well now is no guarantee of hearing well in the future. Join Matt Proctor, MD, at Columbia Gorge ENT & Allergy and James Petrusich, Au.D. at Columbia Gorge Hearing Care as they discuss the many forms of hearing loss, causes, and prevention as well as ways to treat hearing loss.