Expectant Parents class tonight
WELLSBORO - A free Expectant Parents class titled "Coping with Parenthood: What to Expect After Baby's Birth" will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital board room.
The class is part of a cycle of classes addressing common questions and concerns of expectant parents, including labor and delivery, c-sections, breastfeeding and bottlefeeding, swaddling, physical/emotional changes and newborn needs. Participants may attend classes at any time in the cycle. Walk-ins welcomed.
For more information, call 723-0375.
Spiritual care classes set
DANVILLE - Geisinger Medical Center's Division of Spiritual Care will offer four opportunities to participate in spiritual care classes in January. The classes are offered at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research in Intermediate Conference Room 4 on the GMC campus unless otherwise noted:
"A Biography of Cancer," a science and religion series, will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7 and 14. The six-week series is a study of cancer, beginning at its first documentation in the 20th century. The text, "The Emperor of All Maladies" by Dr. Mukherjee, is required for the course.
"Stages of Spiritual Development," an interfaith spirituality series, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4 and 11. The classes will review the common threads that scientists, psychologists, philosophers and theologians have identified as instrumental to a person's spiritual development.
"Genesis with the Rabbis," a Jewish studies series, will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2 and 9 at the Shiloh UCC, 500 Bloom St., Danville. The series provides participants an opportunity to view the breadth of Jewish understanding through modern Jewish commentators in an interfaith environment.
"Destructive Emotions," a Buddhist studies series, will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Jan. 25 to May 16. The five-month series will discuss the nature and role of emotions in life and offer tips on managing harmful or destructive emotions.
The classes, taught by Chaplain Karl Polm-Faudre, director of education, research and outreach, Division of Spiritual Care at Geisinger, are free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call 271-3700 or email Chaplain Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grief support series planned
DANVILLE - The HomeCare and Hospice team at Geisinger Medical Center will hold a free seven-week grief educational series, beginning Jan. 6.
Seven sessions will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays in the Spiritual Care Center on the Geisinger campus, across from the Pine Barn Inn. It is recommended that participants attend all seven sessions in the series to experience the full benefit of the group. The interactive sessions are confidential. Light refreshments will be served.
The schedule and topics are: Jan. 6, Learning about Grief; Jan. 13, Grief Reactions; Jan. 20, Coping with Loss; Jan. 27, Grief and Anger; Feb. 3, Grief and Relationships; Feb. 10, Holidays and Anniversaries; Feb. 17, Grieving and Growing.
The sessions will be facilitated by Geisinger Hospice Chaplain Robert Barner. To register, call Geisinger HomeCare and Hospice at 271-5598.