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. Wednesday and May 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. Friday. The state Department of Health and AIDS Resource will provide free and confidential sexually transmitted disease 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.
Free 'Look Good, Feel Better' workshop set
WELLSBORO - The Look Good, Feel Better program, a free workshop for women in cancer treatment, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital's '41 Room, on the first floor in Pine Grove Cafe.
The free workshop teaches women with cancer how to understand and care for the changes in skin and hair that may occur during treatment. Luann Goodreau will serve as instructor.
To register, or for more information, call 888-227-5445.
Give blood in Wellsboro
WELLSBORO - Laurel Health System's community blood drive will be held noon to 5 p.m. Monday in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital board room.
For questions about donor eligibility, call a Community Blood Bank nurse at 1-877-842-0631.
All donors will be eligible for a free drawing of two $25 Wellsboro Chamber Bucks gift certificates.
Drives are held the first Monday of each month at the hospital and alternate between focusing on Laurel Health System employees and the community, but members of each group are free to donate at any of the drives, as long as it has been at least 56 days since their last donation.
Appointments are not necessary, but can be made if preferred. For more information or to schedule an appointment to give blood, contact the hospital's Laboratory Services at 723-0131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Expectant Parents class scheduled
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a free Expectant Parents class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 in the hospital conference room. The class will discuss labor preparation and comfort techniques.
It is part of a cycle of classes addressing common questions and concerns of expectant parents. Participants may attend classes at any time during the cycle.
For more information, call 723-0375.
PALS course open to nurses, paramedics
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a two-day Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8-9 in the hospital board room.
PALS provides pediatric caregivers such as nurses, physicians and paramedics ways to identify, prevent and treat cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.
Dr. Barry Clark is the instructor. Advance registration is required; a fee applies. For more information, call 723-0192.
Geisinger physician to discuss osteoporosis
LEWISBURG - Dr. Thomas Olenginski, rheumatology specialist at Geisinger Medical Center, will present a free lecture on osteoporosis at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd.
Olenginski will present "Know your bones: What everyone needs to know about osteoporosis."
To register, call CareLink at 800-275-6401 or visit geisinger.edu/events.