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Freeman Community Calendar

All events free and open to the public, unless noted; support group meetings cancelled on days Joplin R-VIII Schools close due to inclement weather.

Freeman Farmers Market
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm Wednesday, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Freeman Hospital West, 1102 W. 32nd St.
The market runs May through September each year, offering fresh fruits, vegetables and other products from local farms. Visit every Wednesday in September. For more information, call 417.347.5646.

Freeman Advantage HealthWISE
10:00 am Tuesday, September 29
Freeman Business Center, Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd. (back entrance)
Dr. Grant Pierson, Freeman Lung Institute, will be discussing the Spiration Valve System (SVS). It improves lung function, reduces shortness of breath and restores quality of life. He will also be discussing his role in the COVID treatment. Blood pressure checks offered.  Please RSVP at 417.347.5837 for this event to ensure plenty of space for distancing. This event is subject to change based on the current situation with COVID- 19.

Freeman Early Detection Screenings
By appointment, Thursday, October 1
Freeman Screen Team Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Ste. C
Early Detection Screenings include abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and stroke/carotid artery screenings, as well as osteoporosis risk assessment. Fees vary. Call 417.347.6555 for an appointment.

Ozark Center Autism Support Group
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 6
Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher Ave.
Open to people with autism, parents and caregivers. Respite services for those enrolled through JRO should be requested in advance. For more information, call 417.347.7850.

Freeman Advantage Striders
7:00 am Tuesday, October 13
Northpark Mall, Food Court, 101 N. Range Line Road
Get your blood pressure checked, turn in your Striders cards and catch up on Freeman Advantage activities and events.For more information, call 417.347.5837.

Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Seminar
4:30 pm (registration), 5:30 pm (seminar) Tuesday, October 13
Freeman Business Center, Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd. (back entrance)
Better understand the options available for weight-loss surgery with doctors and bariatric team members. Please contact 417.347.1266 or freemanhealth.com/bariatric to register.

Freeman Cancer Support Group
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 14
Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle
Call Lisa Paugh or Kelley Wheeler at 417.347.4000 for more information.

Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Support Group
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesday, October 20
Freeman Business Center, Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd. (back entrance)
Designed to help those who have had bariatric surgery. For more information, call 417.347.1266.

Leffen Center Parents Coffee
8:30 am – 9:30 am Friday, October 23
Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher Ave.
This social group is designed specifically for caregivers of children 4 and under with developmental delay(s). Parents can have a coffee and socialize with other parents while their children play in a supervised environment nearby. For more information, call 417.347.7850.

Freeman Advantage HealthWISE
10:00 am Tuesday, October 27
Freeman Business Center, Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd. (back entrance)
Dr. Thomas Sanders, Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, will speak. Blood pressure checks offered.  RSVP at 417.347.5837 for this event to ensure plenty of space for distancing. This event is subject to change based on the current situation with COVID- 19.

Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Seminar
4:30 pm (registration), 5:30 pm (seminar) Tuesday, October 27
Freeman Business Center, Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd. (back entrance)
Better understand the options available for weight-loss surgery with doctors and bariatric team members. Please contact 417.347.1266 or freemanhealth.com/bariatric to register.