Educational Programming

Women of all ages are encouraged to take part in the educational programming offered at Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women. Sessions take place on the first Thursday of each month starting at 5 p.m. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP by emailing womenscenter@mercydesmoines.org.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Topic: The benefits of Massage Therapy

Presented by: Emily Bauler, MLT, CMLDT, Massage Therapist


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Topic: Yoga 101: A class for beginners

Presented by: Allison Peet, MSBR, Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Topic: What is Lymphedema?

Presented by: Tammee Stebbins, OTR/L, CLT, LANA, Lymphedema Specialist, Occupational Therapist


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Topic: Everything you want to know about aging and menopause but are too afraid to ask

Presented by: Valerie Stratton, D.O.


Thursday, May 2

Topic: Edible Flowers: From Garden to Plate

Presented by: Cathy Wilkinson Barash, Edible Flower Specialist, Gourmet Horticulturist, Author, Photographer, Cook and Foodie from The Blooming Gourmet


Thursday, June 6

Topic: Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit into your Healthcare

Presented by: Darrel Devick, D.O.


“The Change” Group is a unique support group specifically for women experiencing the signs, symptoms and ongoing effects of menopause. This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, beginning Thursday, August 10, at 4 p.m. in Conference Room A at Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women. Denise Edwards, LISW, will provide general education on women's health issues and will lead a group discussion for all participants. Women are welcome at one or all sessions, and all meetings are confidential. The cost is $10 per session, which will be collected upon arrival. Registration is required. To register, call (515) 222-7460.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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