Free Expectant Parents class planned
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a free Expectant Parents class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the board room.
Titled "Cesarean Delivery and Breastfeeding," the class will address the C-section procedure and associated recovery, possible situations requiring a C-section (planned or emergency) and education regarding breastfeeding.
The class is part of a cycle of classes that addresses concerns of the expectant parents. Classes are not sequential, and participants may join at any time. Registration is not necessary.
For more information, call 723-0375.
'Life After Loss' group support to begin
LEWISBURG - Friday is the deadline to register for "Life After Loss," a six-week educational bereavement group that will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5 through Oct. 10, at the Evangelical Community Health Education Center on Route 15.
The program will help participants learn coping techniques to deal with grief and loss. Attendance at all six classes is encouraged and the group is open to those ages 18 and older. Facilitated by Christine Gessner, of Evangelical Hospice, the program is most effective for those who have been living with loss for longer than six months.
A minimum of six and maximum of 20 people may register by calling Hospice at 522-2955.
'Run/Walk for Your Heart' scheduled
The 11th annual Run/Walk for Your Heart 5K will be held Monday. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Williamsport Regional Medical Center office building, 699 Rural Ave., and the race begins at 9.
Proceeds benefit Susquehanna Health's Heart & Vascular Institute.
For more information, visit SusquehannaHealth.org/Events.
'Look Good, Feel Better' next week
WELLSBORO - The "Look Good, Feel Better" program, a free workshop for women in cancer treatment, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital's Meeting Room C.
The free workshop teaches women with cancer how to understand and care for the changes in skin and hair that may occur during treatment.
To register, or for more information, call 1-888-227-5445.
Donate blood in Wellsboro
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a Community Blood Bank blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 in the board room.
Those donating at CBB drives in September will be entered for a chance to win tickets to the Nov. 18 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens game at Heinz Field. The winner of the four-pack of tickets will be drawn at the end of the month.
For more information, or to make an appointment, contact 723-0131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class scheduled for 'Expectant Parents'
WELLSBORO - Need a little help anticipating a newborn's needs? Find answers and helpful tips at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital's free Expectant Parents class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the conference room.
The class is titled "Understanding and Caring for Your Newborn." New parents will learn about bathing, swaddling and feeding their newborn.
The class is part of a cycle of classes, which addresses concerns of the expectant parents. Classes are not sequential, and participants may join at any time during the cycle.
Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 723-0375.
Recertification course planned for professionals
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a two-day recertification Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) class for registered nurses, physicians and paramedics from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13-14 in the conference room.
The ACLS Provider Course provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia arrest.
The instructors are Dr. Donald Shaw and Linda Patterson, registered nurse.
Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 723-0192, or visit laurelhs.org and click on the Health Classes/Screenings link.
Susquehanna Health announces healthy events
Susquehanna Health will hold the following events:
* 6 p.m. Sept. 19 - "Are You Covered" health insurance benefits workshop. As part of the Spirit of Women program, Susquehanna Heath and BCNEPA have united to offer education aimed at increasing awareness of the benefits of health insurance for women and their loved ones. This workshop includes information on the types of insurance plans typically available and how to select the plan that best suits your family and you. Celeste Curly, BCNEPA senior director of product management, will review the elements of common insurance plans such as Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) and Point of Service (POS). She also will discuss what the consumer can expect as health care reform legislation is enacted and what that will mean to individual and family coverage. Seating is limited. Call 1-877-883-4791 to register for the free program.
Better Breathers sets meeting
WELLSBORO - Looking to breathe a little easier? The American Lung Association Better Breathers Club can help! A free support group for people with lung disease meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital's board room.
The instructors will be registered respiratory therapists Michele Warner and Carol Lee Ames, and the guest speaker will be Kim Miller, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.
The group meets the third Thursday of each month. No registration is necessary; walk-ins welcome.
It is offered in cooperation with Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Ribbon Foundation of Northeastern PA. For more information, call Staff Development at 723-0192.