Underage drinking topic of Tioga County meeting
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Tioga County Partnership for Community Health will hold a Town Hall Meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Calvary UMC Friendship Center, 6 Franklin St., to discuss community health issues, with a special focus on underage drinking in Tioga County.
Refreshments and a brunch will be provided.
Attendees should register so organizers can plan to have enough food and materials. For more information or to register, call 723-0520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First responder certification class scheduled
The Lycoming, Tioga, Sullivan EMS Council will hold a state Department of Health first responder certification training class at the Department of Public Safety, 542 County Farm Road, Loyalsock Township, beginning Thursday and concluding June 28.
Classes will be held 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 50-hour program prepares an individual to perform a number of complex skills such as spinal immobilization, performing patient assessments and CPR and taking vital signs.
Students must have good reading comprehension skills. The cost of the course is $200, which includes tuition, textbook, pocket face mask, blood pressure kit, printed materials, all lab fees and state certification testing. Check or money orders only. Registration fees are non-refundable after the start of class. Participants must be 16 years of age or older with parental permission to take the course.
Registration is requested and may be done online at lyco.org or by calling 433-4461.
Spirit of Women program to hold Day of Dance
Susquehanna Health's Spirit of Women program will hold a Day of Dance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Williamsport Regional Medical Center's new Susquehanna Tower.
Women who sign up for free Spirit of Women membership are eligible to attend the dance-filled day that focuses on women's heart health. The event includes healthy refreshments, free health screenings, education and access to products and displays from area businesses.
Dr. Karla Anderson, Susquehanna Health vascular surgeon, will present "Awareness and Prevention of Stroke and PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) for Women" at noon.
Attendees will be able to participate in Zumba and Walk Fit classes, which will take place throughout the day, as well as health screenings including body mass index, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol test, fitness screen and sleep screen.
Susquehanna Health launched its Spirit of Women membership program in October. Members receive free or discounted health screenings and classes, invitations to members only events, ongoing health and wellness information and a loyalty card to give access to special offers from area businesses.
Spirit of Women's goal is to motivate and inspire women to make positive changes to lead their best, healthiest life. The program wants to empower women to guide their own wellness journey while recognizing that women are often pulled in many directions and often to do not take time to care for themselves.
For more information and to register for the event and Spirit of Women membership, visit www.susquehannawomen.org or call 1-888-720-8461.
Susquehanna Health plans healthy events
Susquehanna Health will hold the following healthy events to educate the community:
Cooking classes with nutrition links - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at The LifeCenter in the Bon-Ton/JCPenney wing of the Lycoming Mall. Parents and grandparents who are raising children on a limited budget may attend these free cooking classes provided by Penn State Nutrition Links. Try out new recipes and learn how to stretch your food budget. Lori Masser will share ideas on turning leftovers into another meal, explain food labels and provide food safety tips. Attendance at all four classes is encouraged. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
Free and confidential STD and HIV clinic - 5 to 7 p.m. May 4. The state Department of Health and AIDS Resource will provide free and confidential sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV at The LifeCenter. Appointments are not necessary.
Osteoporosis and dumbbells program - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 9. Did you know that bone loss begins at 30? Join physical therapist Bonnie Dodge for a free osteoporosis and dumbbells program to learn about reducing bone loss, building muscle and stimulating metabolism using free weights. The program will be held at The LifeCenter. A free posture screening and bone density heel screening, as well as a pedometer, will be offered to all participants. Comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as a pair of light weights (1-3 pounds) are recommended for participation. Seating is limited. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
Planning on canning - 10:30 a.m. to noon May 15. Interested in learning the proper way to preserve your own foods or need a quick refresher? Penn State Cooperative Extension's Vicki Lewis will provide a free program on the basics of food preservation and storage to help participants enjoy tasty, homemade foods in no time. Meet at The LifeCenter. Individuals who have canners at home should bring their dial gauge to check it for accuracy after the program. Seating is limited. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
Hospital plans uniform sale
WELLSBORO - A Scrubs-n-More sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital board room.
A wide variety of uniforms in prints and solids, pants, jackets, tops, shoes and clogs will be available.
Funds benefit the hospital auxiliary. Checks, cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
For more information, call Faith Preston at 723-0191.