Become a babysitting pro with LHS class
WELLSBORO - Become a babysitting pro with Laurel Health's one-day babysitting class from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Pennsylvania College of Technology-North Campus, on Route 6 between Wellsboro and Mansfield.
Attendees must register and pay no later than Wednesday. Space is limited to 15 students.
The American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course is a hands-on learning experience that teaches 11- to 15-year-olds important role model and leadership skills, as well as training in infant and child care.
Students will learn about safety, problem-solving, effective communication, interviewing for babysitting positions, and emergency preparation, including how to handle illnesses, injuries and household accidents.
Sue Sticklin and Robin Flynn are the course instructors. A certificate of completion will be awarded.
Call 724-0615 for more information or to register.
Susquehanna Health auxiliaries
plan Lights of Love celebrations
Holiday lights soon will sparkle on the Susquehanna Health campuses of Divine Providence and Muncy Valley hospitals and Williamsport Regional Medical Center, thanks to the efforts of the hospitals' auxiliaries. The annual Lights of Love celebrations are planned by the auxiliaries to honor and remember loved ones throughout the holiday season.
Ceremonies will take place at each hospital and include the lighting of white lights strung on decorations, trees and wreaths set up inside and outside the buildings. Listings of the names of individuals who are being honored and remembered will be on display during the celebrations.
Tax-deductible contributions may be made to sponsor the lights in honor or in memory of a loved one or simply as a donation. Donation forms may be obtained at the information desks at the hospitals, the Muncy Valley gift shop and the Tower Gift shop at the medical center. All contributions will be used to support building projects at Susquehanna Health.
Lights of Love celebrations are scheduled
6:30 p.m. Sunday at the portico of the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, 215 E. Water St., Muncy. For more information, call 435-8051.
6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Divine Providence Hospital main lobby, 1100 Grampian Blvd. For more information, call 435-0653.
6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St. For more information, call 745-3775.
Evangelical holds health education classes
Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of classes through the month of November. Fees may apply. Classes include:
Monday - Newborn Care, 7-9 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. Teaches caregivers how to diaper, bathe and feed the baby and covers post-partum depression and care of the new mother.
Nov. 28 - Pre-Diabetes Class, 1-3 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. The class focuses on basic diabetes information and lifestyle changes that will help slow or eliminate the progression of the disease. Call 522-4411 to register. Minimum must be met for this class to be held.
Nov. 29-Dec. 27 - Prepared Childbirth Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. Guides parents and support persons through childbirth, including labor, delivery, breathing and relaxation.
Prepared Childbirth Refresher Class. Call the Community Health Education Center to schedule a class. Refreshes parents on the basics of childbirth. Couples are provided with current labor technique information in a private, appointment-only setting. Appointments may be made by calling 768-3200.
T-Dap and Child Seat Safety Clinics - Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines are available free for fathers and all other family household members 18 years and older of newborns delivered at Evangelical Community Hospital. Child seat safety clinics will be held at the Community Health Education Center and appointments are preferred. Available times are Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, noon-4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
To register for classes, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit the website www.evanhospital.com.
Expectant Parents to meet
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a free Expectant Parents class titled "C-Section Delivery and Breastfeeding" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in the board room.
Registration is not necessary; walk-ins are welcome. The class is part of a cycle of classes that addresses common questions and concerns of expectant parents. Classes are not sequential, and participants may join at any time.
For more information, call 723-0375.
Support group offered
WELLSBORO - Laurel Home Health/Hospice will hold a free support group for the bereaved of the community from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 28 in the '41 room at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.
The facilitator for the group meeting will be social worker Nicole Butters.
The ongoing support group meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information, call 723-0760.
Take 'Hope For the Holidays' seminar
WELLSBORO - On Nov. 28, Laurel Hospice will present "Hope for the Holidays" in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital conference room from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The seminar is designed to help support those who have lost loved ones as the holiday season approaches.
For more information, call Nicole Butters at 723-0760.
Fundraiser helps AIDS Resource
AIDS Resource, 500 W. Third St., is partnering with Colonial Candlecrafters, of Lewisburg, to offer candles in three sizes and 20 scents. All proceeds benefit AIDS Resource.
Orders must be placed by Dec. 1 and may be picked up or shipped by Dec. 10.
To download an order form, go to www.aidsresource.com/_candle_sale or call 322-8448 for more information.
Evangelical plans 25th annual Lights of Love
LEWISBURG - Evangelical Community Hospital will hold its 25th annual Lights of Love ceremony on at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 in the dining room.
Through Lights of Love, the public can honor and remember family, friends and loved ones by placing a light on a holiday tree, which will shine throughout the month of December. Each honoree will be inscribed in a special book in the hospital lobby and a card will be sent to honorees or their families telling them of the special gift.
All proceeds benefit Evangelical Hospice, a service that provides care and support to terminally ill patients and their families.
The 2012 Lights of Love honorary chairwoman is Shirley Musser, of Selinsgrove. Her husband, the late Ralph Musser, was an Evangelical Hospice patient for more than a year.
Refreshments will be served and the Buffalo Valley Singers will perform. The event concludes with the lighting of the Lights of Love tree outside the main entrance.
Monetary donations will be accepted until Dec. 31. To make a monetary gift or to place a light on the living tree, visit www.evanhospital.com to print a donation form or call the Evangelical Development Office at 522-2685.