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March
30

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Monday, March 30, 2015 9:30am - 12:00pm

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Location: Active Generations, 2300 West 46th Street

“There has to be a better way!”

Have you found yourself saying or thinking this when it comes to managing a chronic disease, illness, or condition?  Pain, fatigue, depression and frustration are some reasons that  a person living with a chronic condition may ask for a better way to cope.

The South Dakota Department of Health, together with statewide community health care partners, is presenting Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in an effort to teach South Dakotans with chronic diseases and conditions a better way to manage their disease.  This program is designed for those with chronic health conditions that may include, but are not limited to: arthritis, heart problems, diabetes, depression, cancer, high blood pressure breathing problems, chronic pain, anxiety, weight issues and fibromyalgia. 

Better Choices, Better Health® is offered in a workshop  format with interactive discussions.  The training includes 12–15 participants and two workshop leaders.  This workshop will be presented on six consecutive Tuesdays, with each session lasting 2 1/2 hours.

This is the second course offered at Active Generations, with the first one being held last fall.  Participants of the first session saw the classes on problem solving, being proactive and setting small achievable goals and action planning to be very beneficial.  They also mentioned the support they received from the fellow participants as inspirational to themselves as they struggle with their illness.

To register for this class please call 1.888.484.3800. A donation of $10 is requested.

March
30

After-School Fitness Fun for Early Gradeschoolers

Monday, March 30, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm

After-School Fitness Fun for Early Gradeschoolers

Location: MariCar Community Center, 400 N. Valley View Road

This session is for kids ages 6-9 years.

Join Sanford Wellness for this fun, team-building, after-school fitness program! There will be a variety of activities using different fitness equipment. "Team logs" are now a new addition to partner exercise.

The program is FREE, and no registration is required.

March
30

After School Fitness Fun for Tweens

Monday, March 30, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm

After School Fitness Fun for Tweens

Location: MariCar Community Center, 400 N. Valley View Road

This session is for kids ages 10-13.

Join Sanford Wellness for this fun, team-building, after-school fitness program! There will be a variety of activities using different fitness equipment. "Team logs" are now a new addition to partner exercise.

The program is FREE, and no registration is required.

March
31

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Location: Tower of David Apartments, 320 S. 3rd Avenue

Better Choices, Better Health® SD is a chronic disease self-management workshop designed for adults living with any chronic conditions.

This workshop will be presented on six consecutive Tuesdays, with each session lasting 2 1/2 hours. The dates are February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Workshop topics include:

  • Managing pain, fatigue and stress
  • Tips for healthy eating
  • Personal exercise plans
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Medication how-to's
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Working better with your doctor and care team

Register today by calling 1-888-484-3800.  A $10 donation is requested.

*Better Choices, Better Health® is used with permission as a licensed and trademarked program from Stanford University.

April
1

Simple Cooking With Heart

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:15pm - 8:00pm

Simple Cooking With Heart

Location: January, February and March sessions at Morningside Community Center; April and May sessions at Kuehn Community Center

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes to your diet is important to your heart health. This 45-minute cooking demonstration from the American Heart Association will give you the basics you need to make low-cost, heart-healthy meals. Each session will feature a different set of affordable and healthy recipes to give you the basic skills and techniques to get started and inspired.

All classes are FREE. Register online at www.siouxfalls.org/parks using Class #333004 or call (605) 367-8222. Registration closes five business days in advance.

Note: January, February and March programs are at Morningside Community Center, 2400 S. Bahnson Avenue. April and May sessions are at Kuehn Community Center, 2801 S. Valley View Road.

April
2

Strengthening Families Program

Thursday, April 2, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Strengthening Families Program

Location: First Presbyterian Church (2300 S. West Ave.) Sioux Falls

Strengthening Families is offered through the collaboration of staff at the Carroll Institute and Health Connect of South Dakota. This is a new 7-week program for parents and children ages 10-14 in the Sioux Empire. Parents learn to set limits with love, children practice resisting peer pressure and becoming forward thinkers, and families learn communication skills while they are having fun together. Topics include:

  • How to help children succeed in the future
  • Build positive relationships during the challenging tween years
  • How to reduce substance abuse and conduct problems

We are looking for families with children ages 10-14 that are interested in building strong families. The program is scheduled for Thursday nights in March and April of 2015. Carroll Institute has received funding to make the program available at a minimal cost to families.

For more information, please contact Taylor Funke at the Carroll Institute by phone at 605-336-2556 or by email at tfunke@carrollinstitute.org

April
6

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Monday, April 6, 2015 9:30am - 12:00pm

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Location: Active Generations, 2300 West 46th Street

“There has to be a better way!”

Have you found yourself saying or thinking this when it comes to managing a chronic disease, illness, or condition?  Pain, fatigue, depression and frustration are some reasons that  a person living with a chronic condition may ask for a better way to cope.

The South Dakota Department of Health, together with statewide community health care partners, is presenting Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in an effort to teach South Dakotans with chronic diseases and conditions a better way to manage their disease.  This program is designed for those with chronic health conditions that may include, but are not limited to: arthritis, heart problems, diabetes, depression, cancer, high blood pressure breathing problems, chronic pain, anxiety, weight issues and fibromyalgia. 

Better Choices, Better Health® is offered in a workshop  format with interactive discussions.  The training includes 12–15 participants and two workshop leaders.  This workshop will be presented on six consecutive Tuesdays, with each session lasting 2 1/2 hours.

This is the second course offered at Active Generations, with the first one being held last fall.  Participants of the first session saw the classes on problem solving, being proactive and setting small achievable goals and action planning to be very beneficial.  They also mentioned the support they received from the fellow participants as inspirational to themselves as they struggle with their illness.

To register for this class please call 1.888.484.3800. A donation of $10 is requested.

April
6

After-School Fitness Fun for Early Gradeschoolers

Monday, April 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm

After-School Fitness Fun for Early Gradeschoolers

Location: MariCar Community Center, 400 N. Valley View Road

This session is for kids ages 6-9 years.

Join Sanford Wellness for this fun, team-building, after-school fitness program! There will be a variety of activities using different fitness equipment. "Team logs" are now a new addition to partner exercise.

The program is FREE, and no registration is required.

April
6

After School Fitness Fun for Tweens

Monday, April 6, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm

After School Fitness Fun for Tweens

Location: MariCar Community Center, 400 N. Valley View Road

This session is for kids ages 10-13.

Join Sanford Wellness for this fun, team-building, after-school fitness program! There will be a variety of activities using different fitness equipment. "Team logs" are now a new addition to partner exercise.

The program is FREE, and no registration is required.

April
9

Strengthening Families Program

Thursday, April 9, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Strengthening Families Program

Location: First Presbyterian Church (2300 S. West Ave.) Sioux Falls

Strengthening Families is offered through the collaboration of staff at the Carroll Institute and Health Connect of South Dakota. This is a new 7-week program for parents and children ages 10-14 in the Sioux Empire. Parents learn to set limits with love, children practice resisting peer pressure and becoming forward thinkers, and families learn communication skills while they are having fun together. Topics include:

  • How to help children succeed in the future
  • Build positive relationships during the challenging tween years
  • How to reduce substance abuse and conduct problems

We are looking for families with children ages 10-14 that are interested in building strong families. The program is scheduled for Thursday nights in March and April of 2015. Carroll Institute has received funding to make the program available at a minimal cost to families.

For more information, please contact Taylor Funke at the Carroll Institute by phone at 605-336-2556 or by email at tfunke@carrollinstitute.org

April
13

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Monday, April 13, 2015 9:30am - 12:00pm

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Location: Active Generations, 2300 West 46th Street

“There has to be a better way!”

Have you found yourself saying or thinking this when it comes to managing a chronic disease, illness, or condition?  Pain, fatigue, depression and frustration are some reasons that  a person living with a chronic condition may ask for a better way to cope.

The South Dakota Department of Health, together with statewide community health care partners, is presenting Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in an effort to teach South Dakotans with chronic diseases and conditions a better way to manage their disease.  This program is designed for those with chronic health conditions that may include, but are not limited to: arthritis, heart problems, diabetes, depression, cancer, high blood pressure breathing problems, chronic pain, anxiety, weight issues and fibromyalgia. 

Better Choices, Better Health® is offered in a workshop  format with interactive discussions.  The training includes 12–15 participants and two workshop leaders.  This workshop will be presented on six consecutive Tuesdays, with each session lasting 2 1/2 hours.

This is the second course offered at Active Generations, with the first one being held last fall.  Participants of the first session saw the classes on problem solving, being proactive and setting small achievable goals and action planning to be very beneficial.  They also mentioned the support they received from the fellow participants as inspirational to themselves as they struggle with their illness.

To register for this class please call 1.888.484.3800. A donation of $10 is requested.

April
16

The Big Squeeze and KEEP Healthy Screening

Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:00pm - 7:00pm

The Big Squeeze and KEEP Healthy Screening

Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church (lower level), 909 West 33rd Street

Mark your calendar to take part in The Big Squeeze and the National Kidney Foundation's KEEP Healthy Screening!

1 in 3 adults is at risk for kidney disease...are you at risk? Find out at this free kidney health check screening that also includes a Big Squeeze blood pressure check.

The screening includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI) measurement, blood pressure check, free educational materials and an opportunity to speak with a health care professional.

For information about the KEEP screening, call 800-596-7943 or email sarah.barsness@kidney.org.  For information about The Big Squeeze, visit www.thebigsqueezesf.org or call 605-367-8286.

April
16

Strengthening Families Program

Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Strengthening Families Program

Location: First Presbyterian Church (2300 S. West Ave.) Sioux Falls

Strengthening Families is offered through the collaboration of staff at the Carroll Institute and Health Connect of South Dakota. This is a new 7-week program for parents and children ages 10-14 in the Sioux Empire. Parents learn to set limits with love, children practice resisting peer pressure and becoming forward thinkers, and families learn communication skills while they are having fun together. Topics include:

  • How to help children succeed in the future
  • Build positive relationships during the challenging tween years
  • How to reduce substance abuse and conduct problems

We are looking for families with children ages 10-14 that are interested in building strong families. The program is scheduled for Thursday nights in March and April of 2015. Carroll Institute has received funding to make the program available at a minimal cost to families.

For more information, please contact Taylor Funke at the Carroll Institute by phone at 605-336-2556 or by email at tfunke@carrollinstitute.org

April
20

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Monday, April 20, 2015 9:30am - 12:00pm

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Location: Active Generations, 2300 West 46th Street

“There has to be a better way!”

Have you found yourself saying or thinking this when it comes to managing a chronic disease, illness, or condition?  Pain, fatigue, depression and frustration are some reasons that  a person living with a chronic condition may ask for a better way to cope.

The South Dakota Department of Health, together with statewide community health care partners, is presenting Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in an effort to teach South Dakotans with chronic diseases and conditions a better way to manage their disease.  This program is designed for those with chronic health conditions that may include, but are not limited to: arthritis, heart problems, diabetes, depression, cancer, high blood pressure breathing problems, chronic pain, anxiety, weight issues and fibromyalgia. 

Better Choices, Better Health® is offered in a workshop  format with interactive discussions.  The training includes 12–15 participants and two workshop leaders.  This workshop will be presented on six consecutive Tuesdays, with each session lasting 2 1/2 hours.

This is the second course offered at Active Generations, with the first one being held last fall.  Participants of the first session saw the classes on problem solving, being proactive and setting small achievable goals and action planning to be very beneficial.  They also mentioned the support they received from the fellow participants as inspirational to themselves as they struggle with their illness.

To register for this class please call 1.888.484.3800. A donation of $10 is requested.

April
23

Strengthening Families Program

Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Strengthening Families Program

Location: First Presbyterian Church (2300 S. West Ave.) Sioux Falls

Strengthening Families is offered through the collaboration of staff at the Carroll Institute and Health Connect of South Dakota. This is a new 7-week program for parents and children ages 10-14 in the Sioux Empire. Parents learn to set limits with love, children practice resisting peer pressure and becoming forward thinkers, and families learn communication skills while they are having fun together. Topics include:

  • How to help children succeed in the future
  • Build positive relationships during the challenging tween years
  • How to reduce substance abuse and conduct problems

We are looking for families with children ages 10-14 that are interested in building strong families. The program is scheduled for Thursday nights in March and April of 2015. Carroll Institute has received funding to make the program available at a minimal cost to families.

For more information, please contact Taylor Funke at the Carroll Institute by phone at 605-336-2556 or by email at tfunke@carrollinstitute.org

April
24

Toddler Gym

Friday, April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am

Toddler Gym

Location: Kuehn Community Center, 2801 S. Valley View Road

These classes will introduce your child to basic movement skills and encourage them to work on hand/eye coordination and spatial awareness. Parachutes, balls and other fun activities will be used. The cost is $5 per class. Register online at www.siouxfalls.org/parks using Class #333038, or call (605) 367-8222.

April
25

Toddler Gym

Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am

Toddler Gym

Location: Kuehn Community Center, 2801 S. Valley View Road

These classes will introduce your child to basic movement skills and encourage them to work on hand/eye coordination and spatial awareness. Parachutes, balls and other fun activities will be used. The cost is $5 per class. Register online at www.siouxfalls.org/parks using Class #333038, or call (605) 367-8222.

April
27

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Monday, April 27, 2015 9:30am - 12:00pm

Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop

Location: Active Generations, 2300 West 46th Street

“There has to be a better way!”

Have you found yourself saying or thinking this when it comes to managing a chronic disease, illness, or condition?  Pain, fatigue, depression and frustration are some reasons that  a person living with a chronic condition may ask for a better way to cope.

The South Dakota Department of Health, together with statewide community health care partners, is presenting Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in an effort to teach South Dakotans with chronic diseases and conditions a better way to manage their disease.  This program is designed for those with chronic health conditions that may include, but are not limited to: arthritis, heart problems, diabetes, depression, cancer, high blood pressure breathing problems, chronic pain, anxiety, weight issues and fibromyalgia. 

Better Choices, Better Health® is offered in a workshop  format with interactive discussions.  The training includes 12–15 participants and two workshop leaders.  This workshop will be presented on six consecutive Tuesdays, with each session lasting 2 1/2 hours.

This is the second course offered at Active Generations, with the first one being held last fall.  Participants of the first session saw the classes on problem solving, being proactive and setting small achievable goals and action planning to be very beneficial.  They also mentioned the support they received from the fellow participants as inspirational to themselves as they struggle with their illness.

To register for this class please call 1.888.484.3800. A donation of $10 is requested.

May
6

Simple Cooking With Heart

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:15pm - 8:00pm

Simple Cooking With Heart

Location: January, February and March sessions at Morningside Community Center; April and May sessions at Kuehn Community Center

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes to your diet is important to your heart health. This 45-minute cooking demonstration from the American Heart Association will give you the basics you need to make low-cost, heart-healthy meals. Each session will feature a different set of affordable and healthy recipes to give you the basic skills and techniques to get started and inspired.

All classes are FREE. Register online at www.siouxfalls.org/parks using Class #333004 or call (605) 367-8222. Registration closes five business days in advance.

Note: January, February and March programs are at Morningside Community Center, 2400 S. Bahnson Avenue. April and May sessions are at Kuehn Community Center, 2801 S. Valley View Road.

May
16

2015 Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup

Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am

2015 Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup

Location: Big Sioux River Greenway

Last year’s Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup was a tremendous success. Nearly two tons of garbage and 260 pounds of recyclables were removed from the Big Sioux River and nearby greenway with the help of seven partnering organizations, as well as an estimated 200 citizen volunteers.

The City of Sioux Falls is planning a 2015 event that will be even bigger and better. To expand the covered area, additional partnering organizations are needed. The goal is to get the river and its banks in top-notch shape for summer activities and to improve the water quality of this critical natural resource.

If your organization is interested in participating in this fun and rewarding event, please contact the Public Works Environmental Division at 605-367-8276.

August
1

Bike MS

Saturday, August 1, 2015 (all day)

Bike MS

Location:

Bike MS is a one-day, fully supported ride through the Sioux Falls, S.D., area. Different route lengths are available (25-, 50- and 80-mile routes). A finish line celebration is also provided.

Your support helps the National MS Society fund cutting-edge research and support programs and services for more than 17,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the Upper Midwest Chapter area. Movement is something many of us take for granted, but for people living with MS, movement isn’t a guarantee. Register today and join us as we move toward a world free of MS.

Click here for information and online registration. Or, you can call 855-372-1331. Use discount code PROMO2015 to receive $5 off registration.