Free Alzheimer's CARE workshops scheduled
LEWISBURG - From 6 to 8 p.m. today and on June 26, July 19 and 26, and Aug. 15 and 22, free Alzheimer's CARE workshops will be held at Home Instead Senior Care, 130 Buffalo Road, in the former creamery building.
The Alzheimer's or Other Dementias CARE (Changing Aging through Research and Education) Training Program, developed by top experts in North America and Home Instead Senior Care, offers a personal approach to help families care for seniors with Alzheimer's disease at home.
During each workshop, caregivers will learn how to manage difficult behaviors; encourage engagement; and care for themselves while caring for their loved ones.
For more information about the workshops, visitwww.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com or call Kendra Galante at 888-296-2411, ext. 7920. To register for a workshop, call 522-6533.
Free radon test kits available
The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania will give free radon test kits and educational materials to residents of Lycoming, Clinton, Bradford, Northumberland, Potter, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga counties from 10 a .m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Lycoming Mall. Supplies are limited.
Radon can cause lung cancer. The lung health agency identified three regions of the state with generally lower testing rates and generally higher likelihood of high radon levels. It is attempting to promote radon testing among residents in the first region, mainly in the northeastern quadrant of the state.
For those unable to attend the mall event, an online program is available at www.lunginfo.org/freeradonkit, at which Pennsylvania residents can place a request for a home radon test kit.
Only one test kit per household will be provided, with the understanding that persons requesting a test kit do not have previous test results for their homes and that testing would be performed for the residents' personal health purposes.
The Northcentral Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting June 29 at the Genetti Hotel.
The meeting will follow a 6 p.m. dinner. Reservations may be made through June 22 by calling 326-9131.
Learn first aid, CPR
WELLSBORO - A two-day first aid and CPR course will be held 5-9 p.m. June 27-28 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital's conference room. A fee applies.
Nellie Chambers, a qualified American Heart Association instructor, will teach the course. It will address adult, child and infant first aid and CPR, offering group interaction, feedback and practice.
A course completion certification card will be awarded.
Registration is required. For more information, or to register, call Brenda Shumway at 723-0192 or visit laurelhs.org and click on the Health Classes/Screenings link.
Free women's health screening will be held
Lycoming will hold a free heart healthy screening for women on from 4 to 6 p.m. June 28, at the GMG-Lycoming clinic, 780 Broad St., Montoursville.
Free screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol, height, weight and body mass index. Registration is required.
To schedule an appointment time, call 1-800-275-6401 and ask for CareLink or visit geisinger.org/events.
Musical event to raise funds for ACS
DUBOISTOWN - Music for Hope, a benefit for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Hershey, will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. July 8 at the VFW, 150 Shaffer St.
Donations will be accepted at the door and the event includes auctions, raffles, 50-50 drawings, a cash bar, free food and lots of music. It is open only to adults.
According to organizers Mike and Bernie Ranck, the Hope Lodge has been a "home away from home" for many cancer patients from the Lycoming-Clinton county area. Mike Ranck was diagnosed with acute myeloma leukemia in February 2011 and and spent five months at the facility, which operates mainly on donations, he said.