Community Events at Palmdale Regional Medical Center
Learn more about some of the events at Palmdale Regional Medical Center:
Stroke Month Tea Party
May is Stroke Awareness Month. To raise awareness, we invite you to join us for a Tea Party in the Hospital Lobby on May, 3 from 10 a.m. - noon. Resources on reducing stroke risk and healthy snacks will be available.
Join us for a Stroke Seminar on Tuesday, May 1 in the Palm Cafe from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dr. Kamran Parsa, neurosurgeon and President / CEO of the NeuroSpine Institute will discuss brain physiology and how a stroke affects it. You will also hear directly from stroke survivors and how they discovered life after stroke. Refreshments will be served.
Stroke Support Group
Please join us for a Stroke Support Group every second Tuesday of the month from 3 - 4 p.m. These meetings will address concerns and questions you may have regarding your role as a caregiver for a stroke patient or recovering stroke patient. Expert speakers will be provided to educate and encourage.
All of the meetings will take place in the Cactus Room located in the front main lobby area on the ground floor of the hospital except for June 12 and November 13. These two meetings will be held on the second floor in the Rehabilitation Institute Unit.
Kidney Health Classes
Learn how to manage your kidney health in a no-cost Kidney Smart® class where certified kidney care educators will help you learn how to create an action plan to manage your health, educate you on what causes kidney disease, provide you with resources that can help you manage your diet, and much more! The meetings are on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Palmdale Regional Joint & Spine Ortho Conference Room located on the ground floor. For more information, call 661-540-0925.
Give the gift of life at the next blood drive! The blood drives are held on a semi-regular basis in the Yucca / Sagebrush conference rooms located just off of the main lobby inside the north-facing main entrance to the hospital. Please check the event calendar for upcoming blood drive dates. Please call 661-382-6601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. You may also go to redcrossblood.org to find information on all of the blood drives in the area.
Mended Hearts, Inc.
The Mended Hearts, Inc. program is a community-based, nationwide heart patient support group founded in 1951. More than 18,000 members operate through 300 chapters across the U.S. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with 450 hospitals and cardiac rehabilitation clinics offering heart patient support through visiting programs, group meetings, and education forums. Its mission is “Inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support.”
Mended Hearts' work is done by volunteers, including former heart patients, family members, or caregivers of heart patients. Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology, Mended Hearts trains and accredits volunteers to offer support and encouragement to heart disease patients and caregivers. Many of these volunteers are heart disease patients themselves, and many more are caregivers, friends and family. They can relate to what other patients are experiencing and can help with words of encouragement and answer non-medical questions.
The local Mended Hearts chapter in the Antelope Valley is Chapter 112, chartered in 1980, as one of 250 Mended Heart Chapters in the United States. If you or a loved one need help as you experience heart disease, or if you are just interested in attending a chapter meeting, please contact Jack Hannum at 661-942-5547.