North Cass Notes

Diabetes Support Group at Harrisonville

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Diabetes Support Group meeting, starting at 6:30 pm. Thursday, Dec. 20, in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of Cass Regional at 2800 East Rock Haven Road in Harrisonville.


Monthly, Cass Regional’s Diabetes Education team presents topics on current trends in diabetes treatments, lifestyle modification options and topics of interest for those who have diabetes or who have loved ones diagnosed with diabetes. This will be the Holiday Party for the group.


The Diabetes Support Group meetings are free to the public. To learn more about this event, please contact Diabetes Educator Liz Whelan, at 816-380-5888, extension 6010, or email lwhelan@cassregional.org.


COPD Support Group meets Dec. 12

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a COPD Support Group on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11:30 a.m., at Cass Regional in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3 located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Road in Harrisonville. This is the annual holiday luncheon.


This support group is for those diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and their caregivers. Participants provide support to one another and learn methods to manage their conditions while taking part in everyday activities.


For more information, contact Respiratory Therapy Manager Gary Skiles at 816-380-5888, extension 4160, or email gskiles@cassregional.org.


Stop the Bleed program at CRMC

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Stop the Bleed educational program on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Conference Rooms 1 and 2, located directly inside the main entrance of Cass Regional at 2800 E. Rock Haven Road in Harrisonville.


Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within 5 to 10 minutes. However, with proper training anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder. The Stop the Bleed program includes instruction and practice on proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use your hands, dressings, and tourniquets.


The Stop the Bleed educational program is free to the public. To register, please visit SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/SVLfasu. To learn more about this event, please contact Paula McBride, RN, CEN, at 816-380-5888, extension 3841, or email pmcbride@cassregional.org.


Community Blood Center drive set for Dec. 19 at Cass Regional

Cass Regional will host the Community Blood Center’s Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3. To donate, bring your photo ID (such as your driver’s license), eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to your donation. For medical eligibility questions, please call 800-245-7035.


Appointments are welcome, but no necessary. To schedule an appointment, go online to www.esavealifenow.org (Sponsor Code: cassmed). You may also contact Stacy Sample at 816-380-5888, extension 7510, or via email at ssample@cassregional.org.


Alzheimer’s Support Group meets

Cass Regional Medical Center will host an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Conference Room 1, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Road in Harrisonville.


For more information about this free event, please call the Alzheimer’s 24-hour information and support line at 800-272-3900.


Belton Host Lions plan ‘Bunco Against Blindness’

Join the Belton Host Lions Club for a charity event to fight blindness with an evening of fun at the “Bunco Against Blindness” on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Brewbaker’s, 140 Cedar Tree Square, next to Planet Fitness.


Bunco begins at 6:30 p.m., but arrive at 5:30 if you plan to eat.


Tickets to play are $10 and all proceeds will go to support the club’s Vision Program that provides free eye examinations and eyeglasses for any needy child in the Belton School District.


The Host Lions also raise funds for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, a one-of-a-kind school for blind children. There will also be a raffle and bunco prizes. Food and beverages may be purchased from Brewbakers.


Help support these worthwhile charities while having a night of fun. Friends, family, couples are welcome! Call to reserve your seat: Cathy Rayfield, 816-331-7531, or just join in that night and pay at the door.


NARFE meets Dec. 7

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1012, will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7, in Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore. Business meeting begins at 11. Lunch and program follow at noon. Nancy Griffin, Joanne Fluterer and Marysia Moore will entertain us with holiday music.


Cost for the optional lunch is $12. Call Barbara Crouse at 816-318-9767 for reservations.

Current and retired federal employees and the public are invited.


Breastfeeding Support Group meets at CRMC

Cass Regional Medical Center, the Cass County Health Department and Amy Hall, Certified Lactation Counselor, will host a Breastfeeding Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month). The meeting will be held at Cass Regional Medical Center in Conference Rooms 1 & 2, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Road in Harrisonville.


For more information about this free event, email Amy Hall at theeweamy@gmail.com.


CRMC offers free health screenings

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Meadowview Estates located at 533 Meadow View Circle in Peculiar.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen, and blood sugar screenings, and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides.


For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only).


No appointments are necessary. To learn more, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.


Women Democrats Club meets

The Cass County Women Democrats meet the second Wednesday of each month at Brewbakers, 140 Cedar Tree Square, Belton, at 6 p.m.


Everyone who is interested in making Cass County a better place to live is welcome.

Please call Patty Johnson 816-806-3669 if you have questions.


Dems meet monthly

The Cass County Democrats meet in the evening of the fourth Thursday of each month.

If you are interested in making Cass County a better place to live and work, come join us and find out what we are doing and how you can get involved.


For details on time and location call Pam Scrudder at 816-865-3379.


Al-Anon in Raymore

A new Raymore Al-Anon Family Group has begun meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at New Vision Church, 100 Sunrise Dr.


Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club meets

The Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club meets at 8 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at Carnegie Village.


The club grills burgers and dogs at various community events to raise funds for scholarships, youth activities and helping the visually and hearing impaired.


Cass County Coin Club meets at Carnegie

The Cass County Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Carnegie Village.


For more information, call 816-876-9316.


Belton Host Lions meet

The Belton Host Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles Landing Golf Course. The club helps the blind and visually impaired. For more information or to join, call 816-331-7531.


Belton TOPS meets Mondays

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) of Belton meets for weekly weigh-ins, group therapy, competition, recognition, moral support, a monthly magazine and friendships.

Anyone wanting to lose weight is invited to visit with no obligation to join.

TOPS meets from 5-7 p.m. Monday nights.


For more info, call Joetta at 816-520-7105.


Raymore TOPS club meets Thursdays

TOPS of Raymore meets each Thursday at the Raymore Christian Church, lower level, M-58 and Peace Drive. Weigh-ins are from 9 to 9:25 a.m. with meetings beginning at 9:30 a.m.

For more information call Karen at 816-331-8535 or Mary at 816-331-1806.


Bridge players needed

Duplicate bridge is played at 6 p.m. every Thursday evening in the library at Carnegie Village in Belton. For information, contact Barbara Shamblin at 816-331-1369.


Carnegie Village seeks volunteers

Carnegie Village Assisted Living is seeking volunteers.

Those who love crafts, play a musical instrument, like reading stories, painting or just playing games are encouraged to volunteer. Weekend and evening availability is preferred. For additional information or to volunteer, call 816-322-8444.


Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimists meet

The Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club meets on the first, second and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 a.m. at IHOP in Belton.


On the fourth Tuesday of each month, the club meets at 6:30 p.m., with the location dependent upon the activity for the evening. For additional information about the club or its meetings, please see the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/raypecoptimistclub.


Landlord Association meets

The Cass County Landlords Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at Carnegie Village in Belton.


Meetings are held at 7 p.m. in Lucille’s Diner on the second floor.


For more information, see the organization’s website at ccla.name.



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