Alzheimer's support group meeting scheduled
MUNCY - Muncy Valley Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit will hold an Alzheimer's support group meeting at 6:30 tonight in the cafeteria.
Meetings usually are held on the first Tuesday of each month.
For more information, call Mark Britten, Social Services, at 546-4040.
Heart and Soles celebrates 8th anniversary
SELINSGROVE - Every step counts in heart health, and 30 minutes of daily walking minimizes factors associated with heart disease.
To promote healthy hearts, Evangelical Community Hospital initiated Heart and Soles, a free walking program where members schedule and log their own regular walking sessions and can earn prizes when mileage goals are reached.
The Heart and Soles eighth anniversary will be celebrated from 8 to 10 a.m. today at Boscov's North Court at the Susquehanna Valley Mall. A free continental breakfast will be provided, and new members can sign up or current members can renew their walking club membership.
Also free for members will be knee and hip assessments and screenings including body composition, blood pressure, blood sugar and lipid panel. A 12-hour fast is recommended for the lipid panel.
Heart and Soles members can take advantage of the following programs held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at the mall's Community Zone:
Eating on a Budget - Aug. 14
Flirty Girl Aerobics Class - Sept. 11
Stress Management - Oct. 9
Basic Aerobics Class - Nov. 13
To sign up for the program, call 768-3200 or visit the Susquehanna Valley Mall office for a registration form.
Expectant Parents classes planned
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold the following Expectant Parents classes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the board room.
Tonight - "Physical & Emotional Changes During Pregnancy"
July 24 - "Labor & Delivery," which includes a tour of the OB unit.
The classes are address common questions and concerns of expectant parents. Courses are not sequential, and participants attend at any time during the cycle. Registration is not necessary. Walk-ins welcomed.
For more information, call 723-0375.
Get screened for osteoporosis
PENNSDALE - The risk of osteoporosis increases with age, menopause, inactivity and lifestyle choices or inherited tendencies. A quick and painless ultrasound heel screening to measure bone density level will be held Wednesday at The LifeCenter, in the Bon-Ton/JCPenney wing of Lycoming Mall.
A fee applies. Call 1-877-883-4791 to schedule an appointment.
Health system offers blood screenings
Susquehanna Health will offer low-cost blood screenings from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Montoursville's Medical Plaza and from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Lock Haven's Medical Plaza.
The following screenings are available and fees apply for each: general screening, lipid panel, cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin A1c, TSH, PSA, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D.
For more information or to register, call 321-3210.
Hospital to sell
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital's Auxiliary will hold a Miche bag sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday in the hospital board room A portion of the proceeds will benefit the auxiliary.
For more information, call Faith Preston, SSMH Auxiliary coordinator, at 723-0191.
AARP driver safety course planned
PENNSDALE - Drivers age 50 and older may register for a two-day driver safety course to be held 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 12-13 at The LifeCenter in the Bon-Ton/JCPenney wing of Lycoming Mall.
A fee applies. Advance registration is required by calling the Lincoln Senior Center at 323-3096 from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pre-payment also required in advance.
3rd annual Ta-Ta Trot planned for Saturday
SUNBURY - The third annual Ta-Ta Trot, a 5K run/walk, will be held 8:30 a.m. Saturday during the Sunbury Celebration on North Fourth Street. The event will benefit the Geisinger Marie Lamey Fund and Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
A registration fee will be charged and participants may register by calling 214-5066 or visiting www.tatatrot.com.
The trot will be covered live by a local radio station starting at 7 a.m. Dr. Victor Vogel, director of Geisinger's Cancer Institute, and Dr. James Evans, Geisinger breast surgeon, will speak at 8:15.
Learn 'CPR Anytime'
PENNSDALE The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall will hold the American Heart Association's CPR Anytime program at 1:30 and 6 p.m. July 17.
Becky Lewis, a registered nurse and the chronic disease nurse consultant with the state Department of Health, will facilitate the program, which offers hands-on learning and awareness of performing CPR. Participants will receive a free training kit that includes a mini Annie doll, booklet and DVD.
Seating is limited. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
Annual ATV Expo planned
HUGHESVILLE - The seventh annual ATV Expo will be held at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds on July 17. Children and adults can learn how to prevent ATV accidents from happening.
Teaching stations will focus on:
Head trauma - what happens when you do not wear a helmet;
Safe places to ride ATVs;
How to properly ride or drive an ATV. Certified ATV instructors will be on hand to demonstrate; and
Proper use and sizing of equipment.
Children who complete the four teaching stations will be eligible for prizes.
The expo is sponsored in part by the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition.
Learn how to keep your baby happy
Learn how to soothe your baby and help him or her sleep longer by attending the "Happiest Baby on the Block" class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 in the Maple Room of Susquehanna Tower at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Expectant and new parents, grandparents and child care providers are welcome.
A fee applies. Register online at SusquehannaHealth.org or call 321-2069 for more information.
Free Alzheimer's CARE workshops scheduled
LEWISBURG - From 6 to 8 p.m. 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.
Vision workshop scheduled
MUNCY - Dr. Marcus Myers, of the Vision & Learning Center, will hold a free workshop for parents and professionals who suspect that their child may have a learning-related vision problem. It will be held 6 to 7 p.m. July 19 at the center, 112 S. Main St.
To register, call Karen at 546-4885.
Butterfly releases to benefit hospice
SUN Home Health & Hospice will hold a butterfly releases at 2 p.m. July 22 in Brandon Park to benefit its hospice program.
Families and friends can sponsor butterflies in honor or memory of a loved one. The donation for each honor or memorial butterfly is $25.
Proceeds from the releases benefit SUN Home Hospice.
Taste a rainbow of healthy snacks
PENNSDALE - A free Kids in the Kitchen: Taste a Rainbow of Healthy Snacks program will be held July 24 at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall.
Sessions will begin at 11 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. and are limited to 15 children per session.
Children ages 4 to 12 and their parents or guardians will taste healthy snacks they'll learn to make. During each session, registered dietitian Kathryn McKernan will teach participants how to select healthy foods to create snacks that are quick and delicious. Information on choosing proper portions of food also will be provided through interactive instruction.
To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
The event is sponsored by Susquehanna Health and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Free blood sugar screenings offered
Community Health Education at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold free blood sugar screenings at the following locations:
July 25 - 4-6 p.m. at Weis Markets, West Branch Highway, Lewisburg
July 26 - 4-6 p.m. at Weis Markets, North Fourth Street, Sunbury
Aug. 14 - 8-10 a.m. at the Susquehanna Valley Mall Community Zone, Selinsgrove. Blood pressure screening also will be available.
A pre-diabetes education class will be held 1-3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Community Health Education Center on Route 15 in Lewisburg. During the free class, pre-diabetes is defined with information on how to slow or reverse the progress of the disease. Other discussions include insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diet, exercise and general health guidelines. To register, call 522-4411.
For more information on classes and screenings for diabetes and other health concerns, contact Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com
Free boot camp for new dads
Dads-to-be can learn practical tips from men who have been through the ranks of being a new dad at "Boot Camp for New Dads" from 7 to 9 p.m. July 25 in the Elm Room of Susquehanna Tower at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Get the straight talk on helping your partner through birth, calming both mother and baby and dealing with in-laws.
Register online at SusquehannaHealth.org or call 321-2069 for more information.
Bereavement support group meets this month
WELLSBORO - A free bereavement support group meets from 10:30 to noon July 25 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. The facilitator for the group meetings is social worker Nicole Butters.
This is an ongoing support group that meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
For more information, call 723-0760.
Learn first aid, CPR
WELLSBORO - A two-day First Aid and CPR course will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. July 25 and 26 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital's conference room.
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 the highest quality of educational materials, as well as skills practice in first aid and CPR.
A course completion certification card will be awarded. A fee applies and 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.
Center holds health day
The Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Center will host a community health day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 469 and 471 Hepburn St.
During the day, there will be guest speakers, facility tours, health information, health and social service vendors, food, music, children's activities and door prizes.
The rain date will be Aug. 11.
Prepare for Childbirth at Evangelical Community Hospital
LEWISBURG - Evangelical Community Hospital will hold the following childbirth classes:
Hello Baby - For siblings ages 2-10, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Apple Conference Rooms A and B, in the rear of the hospital's dining room;
Prenatal Breastfeeding - 7-9 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Community Health Education Center.
Prepared Childbirth Refresher Class: Call the Community Health Education Center to schedule a class.
T-Dap and child seat safety clinics - Tetanus, diptheria and pertussis vaccines are free for fathers and all family household members 18 years and older of newborns delivered at Evangelical Community Hospital. Appointments are preferred. Clinics will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Community Health Education Center.
Fees apply for the classes. To register, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.