Count the carbs you consume
Susquehanna Health will hold a carbohydrate counting class at 5 p.m. Thursday at The Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center, third floor, Divine Providence Hospital.
Learn the basics of carbohydrate counting, what foods have carbs, good carbs vs. bad carbs and how to plan meals and snacks that promote weight loss and blood sugar control.
A referral from your physician is required prior to taking the class and the fee is determined by insurance co-pay amount. For more information, call 326-8410.
Extension offers 'Strong Women' classes
The Penn State Cooperative Extension Office in Montoursville will hold "Strong Women" classes from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 7 through May 9. A fee applies.
Women who are motivated to increase their physical activity, reduce their risk of osteoporosis, increase muscle tone and flexibility, improve balance and do something special for themselves are encouraged to sign up. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and very active women. Men also may register.
The benefits of strength training for women include increased muscle mass and strength; improved bone density and reduced risk for osteoporosis and related fractures; reduced risk for diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression and obesity; improved self-confidence, sleep and vitality.
Attendees should bring at least one adjustable ankle weight of 5 or 10 pounds; at least one set of dumbbells of 1, 3 or 5 pounds; a regular-size bath towel; and water to drink. Bottles of water may be used in place of hand weights. Adjustable ankle weights may also be worn on the wrists. Those who are not active may start without weights.
For more information, or to register, contact Ceri Watkins, Strong Women site leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 433-3040.
Electronics bingo planned
The Bulldog Cancer Chompers Relay for Life Team will hold an electronics bingo on Feb. 10 at the Antes Fort Fire Hall. Doors open at noon and play begins at 1 p.m.
Advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door are $25. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
Prizes include iPad, iPad mini, 32-inch TV, Wii and many others.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 220-7770.
Enjoy a night of intrigue at masquerade ball
WELLSBORO - Feb. 11 is the last day to purchase tickets for Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's masquerade ball, which will be held Feb. 16 at the Penn Wells Hotel.
Ticket holders take advantage of a fun-filled social hour, themed games, dancing, fine dining and entertainment. The evening begins with an hors d'oeuvres social hour at 6, followed by fine dining at 7.
Dinner guests will be treated to a crisp Asian vinaigrette salad, then choose between beef bourguignon, chicken in phyllo or eggplant stuffed with Portobello mushrooms, all served with sauteed green bean-and-carrot bundles wrapped in bacon. Finishing off on a sweet note, they will enjoy a chocolate cup piped with white chocolate mousse and strawberry sauce.
From 9 to midnight, attendees will dance the night away courtesy of "Epic Party" DJ Entertainment.
Seating is limited and the suggested dress is semi-formal. The cost is $60 per person, and all proceeds raised benefit the hospital's new Same Day Surgery unit.
For more information, or to confirm a seating, call Faith Preston, SSMH auxiliary and volunteer coordinator, at 723-0191.
Take a power walking class
PENNSDALE - "Walkin' & Rockin' with Dani," a power walking and strength building program for individuals at any fitness level will be led by fitness instructor Dani Sayah on Mondays in February, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall.
Sayah is from Step by Step Walk Fitness, a fitness company specializing in indoor power walks. Walkers move at their own pace during a two-mile indoor walking program.
Participants should bring a small towel and water bottle and wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. A fee applies per class or per month.
Space is limited, so call 877-883-4791 to register in advance.
Talk centers on heart health
LEWISBURG - Dr. Petra Lynch, a Geisinger interventional cardiologist and a member of the on-site Evangelical Community Hospital's cardiovascular care team, will discuss heart health awareness, heart disease prevention, intervention and treatment at a "Talk with the Doc" session on Feb. 12 at the hospital.
A complimentary meal will be provided at 5:30 p.m., and the talk begins at 6:30.
February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S., causing 2,200 deaths each day.
Registration is required by calling 768-3200. For more information on this and other heart healthy events, visit www.evanhospital.com/rock-red.
Susquehanna Health announces events
Susquehanna Health will hold the following events:
Glycemic index class, 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center, 3rd Floor, Divine Providence Hospital - The glycemic index is scientifically researched to help curb appetite and improve blood glucose levels while promoting weight loss. Participants will identify more than 15 low glycemic foods to use in personal meal planning. A referral from a physician is required prior to taking the class. The fee is determined by insurance co-pay amount. For more information, call 326-8410.
Low-cost blood screenings, 6:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Medical Plaza in Montoursville, 900 Plaza Drive - Participants must consult with their physicians about which test(s) may be most beneficial for them. Cash, check or credit card payment is required at the time of service. Advance registration is required by calling 321-3210 or visiting SusquehannaHealth.org/Events.
Osteoporosis screening, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Feb. 13 at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall, Pennsdale - A quick and painless ultrasound heel screening to measure bone density level will be offered for a fee. Call 877-883-4791 to schedule an appointment.
Nutrition facts label reading class, 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Diabetes and Nutrition Center in Divine Providence Hospital - Learn simple guidelines to use when reading nutrition labels and conduct label comparisons. Guidelines will be provided for total fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber and protein. A referral from a physician is required prior to taking the class. The fee is determined by insurance co-pay amount. For more information, call 326-8410.
Blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen checks, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at The LifeCenter at Lycoming Mall. No appointment necessary.
Customized nutrition plans for healthy weight, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday - Meet with a health educator at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall and receive an individualized report of the calories your body uses each day, your percent body fat and a sample daily menu of an eating plan that promotes healthy eating and a healthy weight. The plan is not appropriate for individuals with diabetes or other special dietary needs. Participants may have water, but no food or exercise is permitted for four hours prior to testing. A fee applies. To schedule an appointment, call 877-883-4791.
Managing cholesterol, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at The LifeCenter - Learn about cholesterol, recommended levels, factors that cause high cholesterol and ways to manage it with lifestyle changes by scheduling a consult with a health educator. A fee applies. Call 877-883-4791 to schedule an appointment.
Percent body fat assessment, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday - Consult a health educator at The LifeCenter at the Lycoming Mall and have your body fat measured by bioelectric impedance. Electrodes are placed on your feet and hands to measure the resistance to the electrical signal as it travels through body fat and muscle. The signal cannot be felt. Participants may have water, but no food or exercise is permitted for four hours prior to testing. A fee applies. Call 877-883-4791 to schedule an appointment.
Nursing exam scheduled
The practical nursing program at the Northern Tier Career Center will administer a pre-entrance exam at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 13.
For more information, or to register, call Tina at 265-8113 or email email@example.com.
Evangelical holds free screenings
LEWISBURG - Community Health Education at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold the following screenings. For more information, call 768-3200
Heart screen - 7-10 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Community Health Education Center. Appointment required. Screenings include: lipid panel (good, bad, and total cholesterol levels, triglycerides), blood pressure, body composition, cardiac risk assessment, blood oxygen saturation, and stroke assessments. Results will be reviewed by a physician and mailed to you. A 12-hour fast is required prior to the appointment.
Free heel scan clinic - 1-3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Community Health Education Center. You qualify if you have not had a DXA scan in the past two years, have not had a heel bone density test in the past year and meet one of the following criteria: over the age of 65, post menopausal or pre-menopausal with high risk factors. Appointments required.
Blood pressure screenings - Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, noon-4 p.m.; and Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Health Education Center.
For more information, call 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.