Free tour of OB Unit for 'Expectant Parents'
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a free Expectant Parents class from 7 to 8:30 tonight in the board room. The class is titled "Labor and Delivery" and will feature a tour of the obstetrics (OB) Unit.
New parents will learn how to time contractions, when to come to the hospital and much more. The group then will tour the obstetrics unit, including labor and delivery, the newborn nursery and the post partum rooms.
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. Walk-ins welcomed.
For more information, call 723-0375.
Free bereavement support group meets this week
WELLSBORO - Grieving, but aren't sure where to turn for help? A free bereavement support group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital; room location varies so please check front lobby or meeting room signage for location.
The facilitator will be Nicole Butters. The ongoing support group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month.
For more information, call 723-0760.
Symposium marks Autism Awareness Month
LEWISBURG - Geisinger Health System will host a symposium on advancements in autism research and treatment from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St.
The symposium will feature three experts in the field of autism research and treatment who will present on the following:
Dr. Wendy Chung, Columbia University and Simons Foundation, "A Genetic First Approach to the Study of Autism"
Dr. Robert Schultz, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, "Understanding and Measuring the Social Dimension in Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Brenda Finucane, Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute, Geisinger, "From Single Syndromes to Shared Pathways: The Evolution of Behavioral Research in Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorders"
The symposium comes in advance of the grand opening of the Geisinger-Bucknell Autism and Developmental Medicine Center, the first location of Geisinger's Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute, an integrated program of clinical care, research and education. The program promises to become a national model for implementing guidelines for early diagnosis, medication management and treatment options for children with developmental disorders.
Patients are being scheduled at the center beginning April 29.
Registration is required to attend the free symposium. To register, call 271-6692 or visit www.geisinger.org/autsymp.
Free dental care for 1st 100 people
PENNSDALE - Dentistry From the Hearth, in conjunction with Apple Dental, will hold an all-day, free dental clinic for those who are in need of dental care but cannot afford it.
Free dental care will be provided on a first come-first serve basis for the first 100 people from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Apple Dental, 929 Lycoming Mall Drive.
Event registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the offices of Apple Dental. The first 100 patients will receive 100 percent free dental care from Dr. Lawrence Leggieri and staff. Apple Dental will provide patients with at least one free filling, extraction or cleaning.
For more information, call 546-8888 or visit www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
'Life After Loss' group seeks bereaved
LEWISBURG - Friday is the last day to register for a six-week educational bereavement group called "Life After Loss," which will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1 through June 5, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Apple Conference Room.
Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy and that's why Evangelical Hospice and Community Health Education are offering the program. It will help participants learn coping techniques to deal with grief and loss.
Attendance at all six classes is strongly encouraged. Anyone age 18 or older who has experienced the loss of a loved one is invited to attend.
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 one-time fee of $20 will be charged, and advance registration is required by calling 522-2955 by Friday. A minimum of six and max of 20 people must sign up for the program.
Lyme disease support group to meet
RAUCHTOWN - The Clinton Lycoming Lyme Support Group will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Lutheran Church, 3242 Middle Road, Jersey Shore (Rauchtown).
For more information, email ClintonLycomingLyme@yahoo.com.
Support suicide prevention at Zumbathon
LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University will hold a Zumbathon at Hubert Jack Stadium from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1.
A registration fee will be charged.