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UPMC Susquehanna sets healthy events

UPMC Susquehanna announces healthy events scheduled to provide health information and benefit the community.

They are as follows:

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28

Safe Sitter Program for Teens at the LifeCenter

One-day class for teens in grades six to eight The LifeCenter in the Williamsport YMCA, 641 Walnut St. There is a fee for Safe Sitter Essentials and includes The Official Safe Sitter Babysitter’s Handbook. Seating is very limited. Payment and forms are required in advance before registration is complete and seat reserved. Call 1-877-883-4791 to register by Nov. 17.

5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 30

Baby Cafe at The LifeCenter

Baby Cafe at The LifeCenter offers new and expectant moms an opportunity to exchange tips about breastfeeding, receive breastfeeding support and discuss parenting concerns in a relaxed, child-friendly environment. The LifeCenter in the Williamsport YMCA, 641 Walnut St. Free weight checks for baby are available. Light refreshments will be provided. Register by calling 570-321-2096 or at Susquehannahealth.org/Events.

7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 30

All-inclusive blood screenings at The LifeCenter

At The LifeCenter  in the Williamsport YMCA, 641 Walnut St. Participants must consult with their physician about what test(s) may be most beneficial for them. Cash, check or credit card payment is required at the time of service. Registration is required for these screenings. Call 570-321-3210.

Solders & Sailors infant CPR program

WELLSBORO —  Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital announced in a news release that it is launching a new, free infant and child CPR course.

Not just for expecting or new parents, extended families, sitters and friends of those expecting also are welcome to attend. Certified CPR instructors William Page and Brenda Shumway, Solders & Sailors employee education specialist, will teach the course. The course focuses on both treatment and prevention.

Classes will be offered on the fourth Thursday of each month. Registration is required.

To learn more or to register, contact Brenda Shumway at 570-723-0192 or bshumway@susquehannahealth.org.

Giant stores

offering flu shots

CARLISLE — To help customers stay healthy this flu season, vaccinations now are available at all Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets in-store pharmacies, according to a recent news release from the supermarket chain.

Flu vaccinations are administered by the stores’ in-store pharmacists, with no appointment needed.

The release stated that most insurance plans cover flu shots at $0 copays and Giant/Martin’s pharmacies bill them directly, including Medicare. Standard flu shots for both adults and children are available, as well as other flu vaccinations, including the “quad” and high dose vaccines.

In addition to receiving their flu shots, all customers will be offered free vaccination reviews, the release stated.

Vaccine clinic and safety seat checks

LEWISBURG — Protect yourself and your new baby with tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines available at no charge to fathers and other family household members (18 and older) of a newborn delivered at Evangelical Community Hospital. Have your child’s safety seat checked as well at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Appointments are preferred.

• 9 a.m.-noon Mondays

• Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays

• 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Fridays

Evangelical holds screenings

LEWISBURG– Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of screenings.

Blood pressure:

9 a.m.-noon Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Fridays, Community Health and Wellness Center, Lewisburg

10 a.m.-noon today, Milton YMCA

Blood sugar screenings:

10 a.m.-noon today, Milton YMCA

9 a.m.-noon Mondays and Fridays, Community Health and Wellness Center, Lewisburg

Evangelical sets support groups

LEWISBURG —  Evangelical Community Hospital has scheduled its roster of support groups. They are as follows:

• Alcoholics Anonymous: noon-1 p.m. Sundays, Evangelical Community Hospital in Wood-Mode Conference Room, located on the hospital’s lower level.

Evangelical

holds classes

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of classes. They are as follows:

• Prepared childbirth refresher class:  Dates are not pre-determined; call the Community Health and Wellness Center at 570-786-3200 to schedule your class. $25 registration fee. Designed to refresh parents on the basics of childbirth. Couples are provided with current labor technique information in a private, appointment only setting.

• Why Weight: 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 30, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. A six-week weight management program led by a certified health coach and registered dietitian. There is a fee for the six-week session.

• Diabetes Education Program: 3 p.m. Nov. 30, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Registration required, call 570-522-2893.

To register for classes, call Community Health and Wellness at 570-768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com. The Community Health and Wellness Center is now located at 210 JPM Road, Lewisburg, in Suite 200.

Talk with the Doc: Learning to Manage Diabetes

A Talk with the Doc discussion on diabetes will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Nov. 29 in the Apple Conference Rooms located at the rear of the O’Keefe Dining Room.

A complimentary meal will be offered at 5:30 p.m. with the talk starting at 6:30 p.m.

The panel discussion will address the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and will touch on treatment, diet, and lifestyle changes that help manage and control diabetes including the benefits of insulin pump therapy. There will be a question and answer period with the diabetes experts following the program.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 570-768-3200 or online at www.evanhospital.com.