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Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Sept. 29, 2015

By: Carlotta Olson
September 29, 2015 Updated: September 29, 2015 at 4:10 am
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Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202.

AspenPointe Heroes of Mental Health - Will recognize Guy and Jane Bennett, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $50. Reservations: tinyurl.com/p4ojoop.

Author Talk and Book Signing - With retired Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman, Marine Corps, to benefit Freedom Service Dogs, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., $50. Advance tickets: freedomservicedogs.org/event.

Bonfils community blood drive - Appointments required. - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Oct. 6, Colorado College, Worner Hall Lounge, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St.; 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, bonfils.org.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave., if no cost listed, call or go online. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. - Medicare Made Clear, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 8, free. - Aging is Not a Disease, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 8, $1. - Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Good Sleep Hygiene, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 14, $1. - Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Fridays, Oct. 16-Nov. 20, $1; Kent Mathews, 471-7080, ext. 115. - Early Detection and Risk Reduction of Cancer After 50, 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 19, $1. - Hiatal Hernia, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 21, $1. - Senior Fitness Testing, 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Oct. 23, $3. - Cold and Flu Season, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 23, $1.

Common Sight, Common Vision Breakfast - 7-8:30 a.m. Nov. 13, Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive, donations accepted to benefit United States Association of Blind Athletes. Reservations: 866-3222, cpatterson@usaba.org.

Fit for the Cure - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dillards, 1790 Briargate Blvd. $2 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for every woman who participates and another $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased; 532-1400.

Go Red For Women Education Day and Luncheon - To benefit the American Heart Association, 9 a.m. Friday, DoubleTree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Road, $125. Registration: coloradospringsgored.heart.org.

Hacking Medicaid - Healthcare Innovation Event - Oct. 23 and 24, Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive, go online for times and costs. Registration: hackingmedicaid.org/register.

Home Health Care In 2015 - Presented by the Non-Practicing and Part- Time Nurses Association, 12:45 p.m. Monday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., free. Open to LPNs and RNs; Janet 749-2653, Phyllis, 597-5164.

Lunch and Lecture: The Impact of Tuberculosis on Architecture in Colorado Springs - 11:45 a.m. Oct. 6, Colorado College, I.D.E.A. Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., $15. Registration required: 227-8263, jhunterlarsen@ coloradocollege.edu.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink classes - Registration: 444-2273, uchealth.org/ healthlink. - Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyles: Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Memorial Hospital North, 4050 Briargate Parkway, $10.

Signature Chefs Auction - To benefit March of Dimes, 6 p.m. Oct. 15, Broadmoor Hall, 1 Lake Ave., $200. Reservations: tinyurl.com/na5yheb.

Strides for Epilepsy 5k Run/Walk - 9 a.m. check-in, race starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Registration: epilepsycolorado.org.

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