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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

Diabetes education classes

At the Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center, Divine Providence Hospital. Participants receive the Living Well with Diabetes Self Care workbook that will be used in all classes and a blood glucose meter. Obtain a referral from your primary care physician. Register by calling 570-326-8410.

7 to 8:30 p.m. today

Free expectant parents classes at SSMH

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

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

Coping with cancer at SSMH

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.

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.

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

Bereavement support group at SSMH

UPMC Susquehanna’s Home Care & Hospice bereavement support 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. Thursday

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.

Register for Girls’ Night Out April 27

WELLSBORO –Looking for the perfect night out? Look no further than Girls’ Night Out, featuring fun, free and fabulous food, screenings and shopping.

UPMC Susquehanna’s third annual Girls’ Night Out will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Penn Wells Hotel, 62 Main St., providing entertainment, vendor discounts, wellness tips, free health screenings and an engaging presentation and Q&A on digestive health by Dr. Heather Gerst as part of the Spirit of Women program.

“Women often feel pulled in a dozen different directions, and when we’re focused on supporting family and friends, there is a tendency to put ourselves last,” explains Tonya Welshans, Spirit of Women coordinator for UPMC Susquehanna. “Spirit of Women is a fun, convenient way to take a moment for ourselves–we want to celebrate women and the power of friendship, laughter, and living a healthy, happy life.”

Registration is required. To attend, join UPMC Susquehanna’s free Spirit of Women program and register for the event at 1-888-720-8461, or if already a member, call to reserve your spot. Membership is free and provides insider access to exciting educational presentations on hot health topics throughout the year in Tioga and Lycoming Counties, free wellness screenings, entry to special events and discounts from participating business sponsors.

For more information or to register, call 1-888-720-8461 or visit

UPMC Susquehanna holds living with Parkinson’s event

UPMC Susquehanna will hold a free informative event, “Living With Parkinson’s,” at 5:30 p.m. May 2 in the Walnut Conference Room at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St.

In the session, keynote speaker Dr. Donald Dworek, UPMC Susquehanna neurologist, will discuss living with Parkinson’s and how you can maximize your time with your doctor and leave your appointment confident that all your concerns have been addressed.

Joy Proctor, DPT, and Ariel Muhs, SLP, from Rehabilitation Services at UPMC Susquehanna, will provide information about the LSVT BIG and LOUD therapies for Parkinson’s patients offered at UPMC Susquehanna.

Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 1-877-883-4791. Registration closes Friday, April 28.

For more information, visit


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


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

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

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.

For more information on any of these support groups, call Community Health and Wellness at 570-768-3200 or visit The Community Health and Wellness Center now is located at 210 JPM Road, Lewisburg, in Suite 200.


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.

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

CPR classes:

• Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED Skills Class: 12:30 p.m. Friday, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Fee and registration is required; call 570-768-3200 or register online.

• HeartCode BLS Skills Check Class: 8:30 a.m. Friday, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. Structured Basic Life Support 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 and registration is required; call 570-768-3200 or register online.

Student motivation workshop slated

MILTON — Geisinger Medical Center’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute, in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, will host a free workshop on motivating students on Friday.

“Motivate Me,” a Pennsylvania Act 48 accredited training program for education professionals, will be presented by Geisinger’s Barbara Haas-Givler, M.Ed., and Cora Taylor, Ph.D.

The free training will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the CSIU Conference and Learning Center, 90 Lawton Lane, Milton.

To register: visit and click on the Act 48, Professional Development and Personal Computer Training link on the left side of the home page. If you have not used this system before, you will need to register.