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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:

1:30 p.m. Wednesday and April 12, 19 and 26

Diabetes education classes

At the Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center, Divine Providence Hospital. Obtain a referral from your primary care physician. Register by calling 570-326-8410.

5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and April 19

Baby Cafe at The LifeCenter

For moms to exchange tips about breastfeeding, receive breastfeeding support and discuss parenting concerns. At The LifeCenter, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport. Free weight checks for baby are available. Light refreshments. To register, call 570-321-2069.

9:15 a.m. to noon April 11

Eye health and safety vision screening at The LifeCenter

A free vision screening for preschool-aged children through adults at The LifeCenter, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport. Provided by North Central Sight Services. To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-883-4791.

7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 and 25

Free expectant parents classes at SSMH

“Physical and Emotional Changes” April 11 in the Mt. Laurel Boardroom and “Labor and Delivery — OB Tour” April 25 in the Cedar Conference Room. Participants may join at any time and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, all 570-723-0375.

10 a.m. April 18

Lobby chat about proper footwear at The LifeCenter

Free lobby chat about Choosing Proper Footwear for Exercise at the Williamsport Branch YMCA lobby, 641 Walnut St. Between 9 and 11:30 a.m. free spinal screening and free body mass index testing, blood pressure checks and assistance with finding your target heart range for healthy exercise.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 19

Getting healthy for your surgery class

For those who have an elective surgical procedure in the next three-to-12 months. In the Community Room at the Williamsport Branch YMCA. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.

6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of each month

Coping with cancer at SSMH

All those affected by cancer are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring loved ones to a support group addressing a wide variety of topics related to cancer and its treatment. Check front lobby or door signage at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital for room location. For more information, call 570-723-0485.

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 20

AARP driver safety refresher course

For individuals who have previously attended the two-day, eight-hour AARP Driver Safety Course. At The LifeCenter, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport. To register, call the Lincoln Senior Center at 570-323-3096, Monday or Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Prepayment for both AARP members and non-members. Checks can be mailed to the Lincoln Senior Center, 2138 Lincoln St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

6:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month

Better Breathers at SSMH

For those with chronic lung problems, Meeting will be held in the Boardroom at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 570-723-0194.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24

Osteoporosis screening at The LifeCenter

A quick and painless ultrasound heel screening to measure bone density level at The LifeCenter, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport. The cost is $20. To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-883-4791.

10:30 a.m. to noon fourth Tuesday of each month

Bereavement support group at SSMH

Group meets at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Check front lobby or door signage for room location. For more information, call 570-723-0760.

1:30 p.m. April 27

Family & Friends CPR Anytime at The LifeCenter

The hands-on program includes a free training kit with mini Annie doll, booklet and DVD to share with family and friends. Seating is limited. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.

Solders & Sailors infant CPR program

WELLSBORO — Not just for expecting or new parents, extended families, sitters and friends of those expecting also are welcome to attend. 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.

Talk with the Doc: Palliative care

LEWISBURG — A Talk with the Doc panel discussion focused on palliative care, what it is, the difference between it and Hospice care, and more will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital starting at 6:30 p.m. April 11 in the Apple Conference Rooms at the rear of the O’Keefe Dining Room.

A complimentary meal will be offered at 5:30 p.m.

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.

Talk with the Doc: Chronic knee pain

Dr. Charles Cole will be presenting a free Talk with the Doc lecture on chronic knee pain at the SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical office, 435 River Ave., Williamsport, at 6:30 p.m. April 17.

The free event is open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 570-768-3200.

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

Blood sugar screenings:

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

Comprehensive blood screen:

7-10 a.m. April 20, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Fee includes lipid panel. Appointments required. Call 570-768-3200.

Blood pressure screenings:

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

Blood sugar screenings:

• 8-10 a.m. April 20, Community Health and Wellness Center

For more information, 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.

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.

• Camp Koala –Bereavement Support Group for Kids: Thursdays, March 23-April 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Drive. For children ages 6-12. Dinner will be served at the beginning of each session. Call 570-522-2776 for more information. Register at campkoala.org/supportgroups.

• Stroke: 2-3:30 p.m. today, at Evangelical Community Hospital’s third floor Rehabilitation Unit.

• Bariatric: 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Weis Markets, Lewisburg. This month the group will be touring the grocery store. Registration required. Call 570-768-3143 to register.

• Diabetes: 6-7 p.m. April 13, West Branch Medical Center Conference Room. This month’s topic: Diabetes Eye Diseases featuring Dr. Joseph Tan.

• Look Good Feel Better: 2-4 p.m. April 17, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Call 800-227-2345 to register.

• Empty Arms: 7 p.m. April 17, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Wood-Mode conference room on the lower level. Support group for individuals after the loss of a baby. Call the Community Health and Wellness at 570-768-3200 to register.

• Better Breathers: 6 p.m. April 18, at Evangelical Community Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Conference Room. Topic: Brown Bag Medication Review.

• Remembrance Service: 2 p.m. April 20, at St. John’s United Lutheran Church of Christ, Lewisburg. This non-denominational service honors the memory of loved ones lost from Feb. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017. For more information, call Hospice of Evangelical at 570-522-2550.

For more information on any of these support groups, please 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.

Evangelical holds classes

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

Prepared childbirth classes:

• Prepared childbirth refresher class: Dates are not pre-determined; call the Community Health and Wellness Center at 570-786-3200 to schedule your class. Registration fee. Designed to refresh parents on the basics of childbirth.

• Prepared childbirth class: Thursdays, March 23- April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Fee per couple. The course guides parents and support persons through childbirth, including labor, delivery, breathing and relaxation. Class runs for four consecutive weeks.

• Prenatal breastfeeding: 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 26 at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Fee per couple.

CPR classes:

• Health care provider CPR class: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. For those in need of CPR certification. Fee and registration is required; call 570-768-3200.

• Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED Skills Class: 8:30 a.m. April 14 or 12:30 p.m. April 28, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Intended for anyone with little to no medical training in need of a course completion card. Participants must complete the online portion through the AHA website before taking this class. Fee and registration is required; call 570-768-3200 or register online.

• HeartCode BLS Skills Check Class: 12:30 p.m. April 14 or 8:30 a.m. April 28, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Structured Basic Life Support (BLS) hands on session is for health care professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal course and have completed the online portion through the American Heart Association website. Fee amd registration is required; call 570-768-3200 or register online.

• Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED: 6-10 p.m. April 19, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Registration fee.

Other classes:

• AARP Smart Driver: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Eight-hour driver safety course; four-hour sessions each day. Fees for AARP member and non-members. Registration is required, call 570-768-3200.

• Safe Sitters: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. For children ages 11 and up. Included is certification in American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR. Fee and registration required. Scholarships available.

• AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 18, the Community Health and Wellness Center. Four-hour driver safety course for those who have previously attended the eight-hour course. Fees for AARP members and non-members. Registration is required; call 570-768-3200.

• Free Diabetes Education: 3-4 p.m. April 19, at the West Branch Medical Center Conference Room. This month’s topic: A Workout to Go. Call 570-522-3138 to register.

• Why Weight: April 5 and Wednesdays, April 19 to May 24, 6-7:15 p.m., at the Community Health and Wellness Center. A six-week weight management program led by a certified health coach and registered dietitian. This is a cost for the six-week session. Call 570-768-3200 to register.

• Senior Strong, Dealing with Stress: 10 a.m. April 21, at the Community Health and Wellness Center.

Other classes:

• Wellness coaching: Stay on track with your New Year’s resolution. To work with a health coach, call the Community Health and Wellness Center at 570-768-3200 for prices and information.

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.