United Way of Central Kansas is hosting a "Stuff the Bus" event on Wednesday, August 20th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Supercenter and 10th Street Dillons in Great Bend, Kansas. The premise of the event is to load a school bus with items needed by the 19 local agencies supported by United Way. Let's fill that bus! A list of items needed is available at www.uwck.org.
Since stress is at the core of many health issues, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is sponsoring a free presentation on Tai Chi, which combines breathing, visualization and gentle movements to cleanse the body of tension.The interactive televideo (ITV) presentation is called “Tai Chi: A Gentle Yet Powerful Exercise for Managing Stress” and is open to the public. It is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at St. Rose in the basement-level St. Dominic Room.“Tai Chi’s powerful stress-management aspects have been shown to dramatically boost immune-system responses,” said Bill Douglas, presenter. “Medical research shows that most health issues benefit from regular Tai Chi practice, and Harvard Health Publications called it ‘medication in motion.’The gentle exercise has been shown to help with high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, depression, anxiety, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and much more.Those who attend the ITV presentation will be introduced to the Sitting Qigong meditative practice, Moving Qigong’s gentle movement meditative techniques and a Tai Chi short form.The presentation at St. Rose is part of a Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) series of health and wellness events for cancer patients in particular and the community in general. St. Rose is a member of MCA, the outreach arm of The University of Kansas Cancer Center.St. Rose is part of Centura Health, which connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.