Community Events at Palmdale Regional Medical Center
Learn more about some of the events at Palmdale Regional Medical Center:
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.
Stroke Support Group
Palmdale Regional will be offering Stroke Support Group classes. Please join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Yucca / Sagebrush Conference Rooms located just inside the main lobby of the hospital. We will have monthly presenters from various areas of the hospital and community including social workers, education department, medical directors, pharmacy, rehabilitation, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, dietary, community resources and guest speakers. You are not alone as you seek to put the pieces of your life back together. A support group can be one of your greatest strengths.
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. The next blood drive will be on Monday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.
Life Line Screening
The Life Line Screenings take place at Palmdale Regional in the Yucca / Sagebrush conference rooms on a regular basis throughout the year. The offering of these preventive services can help save lives and are painless and affordable. Symptoms are rarely present and if they are, they are generally subtle, almost unnoticeable. In fact, half of all stroke victims are asymptomatic prior to their attacks. A simple screening may prevent death or disability.
The screenings provided will include Carotid Artery Screening, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening, Osteoporosis Screening, and Atrial Fibrillation screening. To make an appointment for a screening and get more information on Life Line Screening, contact www.lifelinescreening.com or call 1-800-690-0295. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of preventive health screenings.
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.