Grady Memorial Hospital

Grady Memorial Hospital

561 W. Central Ave.

For more information on the following programs or to register, contact the Grady Life Center at (800) 837-7555, (614) 4-HEALTH, or visit

Arthritis management lecture, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3. Nick Turkas of the Arthritis Foundation will discuss medications, exercise, surgery options and complementary therapies. Free. Presented with support of the Arthritis Foundation, Central Ohio chapter.

Kid Kwon Do, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 6. Six-week class for children ages 6 to 10 offers practical techniques for personal safety and self-confidence taught by a fifth-degree black-belt instructor.Cost is $45 for the series.

Tae Kwon Do, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Sept. 6. Six-week class teaches practical self-defense techniques while students increase their fitness level, gain self-confidence and improve personal discipline. For students age 11 and up. Cost is $45 for the series.

Yoga helps participants find balance, flexibility, strength and relaxation. Stretching and breathing are its main components. Two eight-week sessions begin Monday, Sept. 8. Level 1 is 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.; Level 2 is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open to adults of all fitness levels. Cost is $45 for the series.

Breastfeeding - How to Make It Work for You," 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8. Class covers the anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding, benefits, common problems and solutions.Cost is $15 per couple; pre-registration is required. Breast pumps may be rented through the Grady Family Birthplace by calling (740) 368-4449.

Fibromyalgia support group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8. This free monthly group meeting is designed to provide support and education for individuals with fibromyalgia.

Living Well with Diabetes, 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 9, 10 and 11. Three-day series covers nutrition, glucose monitoring, hyper and hypoglycemia, meal planning and medications. Persons diagnosed with diabetes, their families and others are invited to attend. Class is free, but pre-registration is required.

Preparing for Labor and Delivery. Two two-class series will be offered, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Family Birthplace nurses will teach expectant parents to use breathing and relaxation techniques to help make labor and delivery more comfortable. Cost is $65.

15-minute seated massage, 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11. Licensed therapist Julie Clinger will help relax tense necks and shoulders. Cost is $12; appointments are required.

RSVP (Really Special Visit for Parents), 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. Free tour of the Grady Family Birthplace. Admitting procedures, birthing options, sibling opportunities and information about the care of your new baby are some of the topics that will be covered.

"My Mom's Having a Baby!", 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15. This class, taught by a registered nurse, is designed to reassure children and help them feel more comfortable about the arrival of a new brother or sister. Classes are recommended for the last four weeks of pregnancy. Children must be 2 years old or older and accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10 for a parent and one child, $20 for a parent and two children. Pre-registration is required.

Your Heart to Mine, 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 16, 23 and 30; and Oct. 7, 14 and 21. Children ages 6 to 12 who have experienced the death of a loved one are encouraged to explore and share their grief through art and play. Parents and caregivers are invited to work separately with their own facilitator. Free.

What is the role of spiritual faith when experiencing grief and loss? How does a loss impact one's faith? These and other questions will be explored with religious professionals from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Free.

Stress Management, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24. Local chiropractor Dr. Keith Lewis will discuss ways to manage stress at the office. Free.

Baby Care, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. How to get your home ready for a baby, feeding, diapering, bathing and other care, what to do when a baby is ill and suggestions for play are some of the topics covered. Cost is $15 per couple.

Tai Chi, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 30. Six-week series is designed for people age 12 and up in all health conditions. This ancient Chinese exercise has graceful, low movements that strengthen and relax body and mind.Cost is $45 for the series.