Evangelical plans bike helmet safety program
LEWISBURG - A bike helmet safety program will be held from 4 to 6 tonight at McDonald's on Route 15. The program, designed for children 12 and younger, is conducted by Community Health of Evangelical Community Hospital.
The event will provide a bike helmet and instruction on safe bike helmet use in exchange for a book that is in new or good condition. Children must be present to receive a helmet and have it properly fitted.
All books received during the event will be donated to the Public Library for Union County. Ronald McDonald also will make an appearance to greet children and their families.
ALS patients, families invited to share stories
The ALS Association will hold a meet-and-greet at 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the YWCA of Northcentral Pennsylvania, 815 W. Fourth St.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS also is known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The meeting will give ALS families a chance to get acquainted with one another, share stories and offer support.
Local health care professionals Genie Wines, respiratory therapist; Betsy Kimberling, occupational therapist; and Donna Snyder, emergency medical technician, will be available for questions after a brief presentation.
For more information and to register, call facilitator Judy Deacon at 368-6355 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.