Learn CPR today
PENNSDALE - The American Heart Association's "CPR Anytime" program will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall.
The state Department of Health's Chronic Disease Nurse Consultant Becky Lewis 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 to take home and share with family and friends.
Seating is limited. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
Evangelical holds screenings
LEWISBURG - Community Health Education at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold the following blood sugar and blood pressure screenings:
Comprehensive blood screening - A low-cost comprehensive blood screening providing important details about your health will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. today at the Community Health Education Center on Route 15. For a fee, the screening includes a lipid panel to test cholesterol and triglycerides, a complete blood count test, and a comprehensive metabolic panel to test blood sugar, electrolytes, calcium, protein, liver enzymes and more.
Free blood pressure screenings will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Milton YMCA, 12 Bound Ave., Milton; and 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at the Community Health Education Center.
For more information, or to register, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.
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.
Light 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.
Susquehanna Health sets insurance workshop
Susquehanna Health will hold an "Are You Covered" health insurance benefits workshop at 6 p.m. Sept. 19.
The 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, senior director of product management at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 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.
Red Cross offers training
Area Red Cross offices will hold various training courses this fall. To register, or find other classes, call 1-800-Red Cross or visit redcross.org/takeaclass.
Advance registration is required and fees may apply. Courses, times and locations are subject to change.
Wednesday - Adult CPR and AED, Danville Area American Red Cross, 346 Mill St., 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday - CPR/AED for professional rescuers and health care providers review, Bloomsburg Area American Red Cross, 119 E. Seventh St., 6 to 9 p.m.
Jewelry buy-back aids hospital group
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a two-day jewelry buy-back event from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday in the hospital conference room. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit the auxiliary.
Jewelry Cares, a trusted name in jewelry sales and fundraising for more than 20 years, buys back gold, silver or platinum jewelry. Payment is made on the spot by company check.
The company also can test items with state-of-the-art precious metals testing equipment to determine if jewelry is real and uses certified scales to offer cash for appraised values of sterling silver, platinum, 10K, 14K, 18K and 24K gold.
People who bring items to sell should bring their driver's license or state ID card.
For more information, call Faith Preston, Auxiliary/Volunteer coordinator, at 723-0191.
ManorCare Health Services gives open house
JERSEY SHORE - ManorCare Health Services will hold an open house Thursday, 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.
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. Thursday 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 and walk-ins are welcome.
For more information, call Staff Development at 723-0192.
Program on sickle cell disease scheduled
The South Central Pennsylvania Sickle Cell Council will hold a discussion titled "Open our Eyes to Sickle Cell Disease" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Maple Street AME Zion Church, 660 Fifth Ave.
Light refreshments will be available.
For more information, call the Rev. Georgianna Welsh at 368-2860.
Fall prevention seminar, screenings scheduled
MUNCY - Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation Services and Home Care and Hospice will hold a Fall Prevention Awareness Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eastern Lycoming YMCA.
Joy Proctor will discuss dizziness and vertigo issues. Light refreshments will be provided.
Call 321-2605 for more information.
Susquehanna Health offers grief support program for children
Susquehanna Health's Heartworks Grief Support Program for children and teens will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Divine Providence Hospital.
Heartworks, a free service provided by Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, offers a safe and caring environment in which children, teens and their family members can express their feelings following the loss of loved ones. It uses art, music, play therapy and peer support to help children understand and work through their emotions.
Registration, which is open, will be held throughout the school year to accommodate new families. For more information or to register for the free program, call Linda Bryant or Cherrie Serra at 320-7691.
'Cookin' Men' kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with sizzle
LEWISBURG - Evangelical Community Hospital is turning up the heat by kicking off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with "Cookin' Men," an event where local celebrity men come together to create culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support free mammograms for women in the community.
Join the valley's cookin' men as they don aprons from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 and create dishes ranging from appetizers, entrees and desserts. The event will be held at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club and includes live entertainment by EVE, a jazz trio from the area.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 522-2685 or by visiting www.evanhospital.com/cookinmen.
All proceeds support Evangelical's Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, 210 JPM Road. The center's team of specialists provides comprehensive screenings, diagnosis and treatment for women and gives survivors support through clinics, programs and one-on-one attention with professionals trained to understand the psychological, physical, emotional and social effects of a cancer diagnosis.
This October marks the 27th year of existence for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.