Free bereavement support group to meet
WELLSBORO - Laurel Home Health and Hospice is holding a free bereavement support group from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.
The instructor for the group meetings will be social worker Sherry Bodine. The ongoing support group meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
For more information, call 723-0760.
Sign up now for independent living event
Thursday is the last day to register for a Dash-N-Dine event that will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at ManorCare Jersey Shore, 1008 Thompson St.,
The topic will be "Your Pathway to Independent Living." The event is co-sponsored by the STEP Office of Aging.
To register, call 398-4747.
Dining with Diabetes classes announced
Dining with Diabetes, a popular Penn State Extension program for adults with diabetes and their families, will be held at Lysock View Complex in Montoursville during the month of March. The classes offer healthy meal planning, cooking demonstrations and hands-on food preparation, class discussions and new physical activity choices.
Class discussions will include:
Important numbers you need to know;
Planning healthy meals for your lifestyle;
Fiber, carbohydrates, fats, sweeteners and practical uses;
Healthy food preparation your family will enjoy; and
Physical activity for all abilities.
Classes are offered weekly for four weeks, with a three-month follow-up class. Lab tests will be offered and participants will receive class handouts, test results, an exercise DVD, resistance band for exercising, Joslin Diabetes Center educational materials, completed collection of Dining with Diabetes recipes and Plate Method placemat.
Classes will be held at 2 p.m. March 1, 8, 22 and 29 on the second floor at Lysock View. An informational class will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at Lysock View. That meeting will allow participants to complete initial paperwork and ask questions about their expectations of the class.
The cost is $40 per individual or $55 for a family of two people. Scholarships are available, and many health insurers will reimburse the cost.
To register, call 433-3040 or email Vicki Lewis at email@example.com.
Learn how to resolve acid reflux naturally
Do you or your child have heartburn or regurgitation, along with chest pain and trouble swallowing? Licensed naturopath Dr. Gregory Pais will discuss the basics of acid reflux and how you can support your health and prevent illness at a free lecture 7-8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Solley Chiropractic, 580 E. Third St.
Pais will discuss nutritional and lifestyle factors that can improve quality of life and help you get your health back. Learn the best that natural medicine has to offer.
Seating is limited. Registration is required by calling 320-0747 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about C-section delivery
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a free Expectant Parents class titled "C-section Delivery & Breastfeeding" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
Attendees will learn about breast feeding, bottle feeding, caesarean sections and recovery as well as the possible situations requiring a C-section.
For more information, call 723-0375.
Nursing exam set
TOWANDA - The practical nursing program at the Northern Tier Career Center, 120 Career Center Lane, will administer a pre-entrance exam at 8:15 a.m. March 21 and April 11.
To register, or for more information, contact Tina at 265-8113 or email@example.com.