Submitted by Summit Pacific
Many community members and employees have come to know and love the monthly Community Education Dinners sponsored by Summit Pacific Medical Center.
This year, Summit Pacific is trying to widen its audience by expanding the range of topics. Some core topics from past years will return along with new topics including stress management, sustainable gardening, sports injuries and access to care.
Summit Pacific’s vision for the events is to provide important education around various health and wellness issues and share information on community resources so that community members can turn their focus to prevention.
The second Tuesday of each month, SPMC gives a warm welcome to the community as they arrive to learn about the month’s health topic, watch a cooking demonstration and enjoy a healthy dinner. Events are free, with no RSVP required, feature a guest speaker and of course, dinner! Some classes even include a healthy cooking demonstration by executive chef, Brandon Smith.
The next community education dinner will be held April 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Summit Pacific’s Kelsey Conference Room and will focus on “stress management.” One of SPMC’s longtime primary care providers, Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP, will be presenting.
Tuesday, April 10—5:30 p.m.
Stress Management with Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, ARNP
Saturday, May 12—TBD Morning Event
Sustainable Gardening with Kevin & Bethy Bennett of CityFarm
Tuesday, June 12—5:30 p.m. – TBD
Tuesday, July 10—5:30 p.m.
Advanced Directives with Kristi Eilers, RN
Tuesday, Aug. 14—5:30 p.m.
Sports Injuries with Dr. Brittany Petrie & Darrin Downs, PTA
Tuesday, Sept. 11—5:30 p.m.
Access to Care with Chief Experience Officer, Lauri Bolton