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 tonight 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 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.
Stability ball exercise class planned tonight
MUNCY - A stability ball exercise class for time-pressed adults, stability ball users interested in freshening up their routine or individuals who have never engaged in much physical activity will be held from 6 to 7 tonight at the Eastern Lycoming YMCA.
Stability balls are an excellent way to strengthen core muscles and work on multiple muscle groups at the same time. A therapist will teach a variety of stability ball exercises from basic to advanced. Participants may bring a stability ball and wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.
To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
Get your 'Body Back After Baby'
Pregnancy, birth and caring for an infant can put stress on a mom and on her back. An exercise class called "Body Back After Baby" will teach mothers how to alleviate back pain. It will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Costello Center, John Wenner Building, Divine Providence Hospital, 1705 Warren Ave.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a thick towel or yoga mat. A support person is welcome to attend, but attendees should talk with their doctors prior to registration.
Register online at SusquehannaHealth.org or call 321-2069.
Baby Cafe open weekly for moms
Expecting, new or experienced mothers may participate in Baby Cafe from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday in September. The group discussion gives moms an opportunity to meet and talk with other moms about their pregnancy and after birth experiences while spending time out of the house.
A board-certified lactation consultant facilitates the group. Participants exchange tips about breastfeeding, receive breastfeeding support and discuss parenting concerns with other moms. Mothers may bring babies for a free weight check.
This Wednesday and on Sept. 26, the group will meet in the Blue Program Room at James V. Brown Library. On Sept. 19, the group will meet in the Cherry Room, Susquehanna Tower, Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
Refreshments are provided. Registration is not required, but it provides participants with an email reminder. Register online at SusquehannaHealth.org or call 321-2069 or more information.
Emergency services focus of hearing loss talk
The Hearing Loss Association of Lycoming County will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the lower level of West End Christian Community Center, 901 Diamond St.
Sam Aungst, of the Williamsport Bureau of Fire, and Carl Finnerty, of the South Williamsport Police Department, will discuss emergency services.
Communication Access in Realtime Translation (CART) and refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available at the rear of the building.
For more information, call Annette Clark at 326-6448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP driver safety course offered for a fee
PENNSDALE - Drivers age 50 and older may register for a two-day AARP driver safety course that will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at The LifeCenter, Bon-Ton/JCPenney wing of Lycoming Mall.
Fees apply. Register and pay in advance by calling the Lincoln Senior Center at 323-3096 from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Checks may be mailed to the Lincoln Senior Center, 2138 Lincoln St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Annual fundraising walk planned
MIFFLINBURG - The 2012 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart and Stroke Walk will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail at Mifflinburg Community Park. Registration begins at noon.
The goal is to raise $85,000 by the day of the walk. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a Heart Walk T-shirt, with the opportunity to receive even more prizes based on fundraising levels.
The walk's goal is to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, raise funds and celebrate progress in the fight against the U.S.'s No. 1 and No. 4 killers - heart disease and stroke.
Anyone who is interested in participating in the walk or making a donation may visit www.heart.org/csvwalk.
ManorCare Health Services gives open house
JERSEY SHORE - ManorCare Health Services will hold an open house Sept. 20, during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week.
It is sponsored by the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation. Food and beverage will be provided from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At ManorCare Health Services, 1008 Thompson St., a team of therapists may work to help a patient recover or regain strength, mobility, coordination or stamina. Physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech therapists and social workers coordinate care plans unique to the patient's needs.