11th annual Diabetes Taste-In planned
Susquehanna Health's Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center will hold its 11th annual Taste-In from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Walnut Conference Room, Susquehanna Tower, Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St.
The event will focus on summer grilling with nutritious cooking demonstrations by Chef Michael Davis and Kathryn McKernan. Participants also can learn more about services offered at the center and participate in diabetes-related health screenings.
Registration is required, and the first 200 registrants will receive a gift bag. All registrants will be entered into a drawing to win health giveaways. To register, or for more information, call 877-883-4791.
Learn about GI issues in women
Susquehanna Health's Spirit of Women program will hold a free educational program focusing on common digestive disorders in women from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Maple & Oak Room in Susquehanna Tower, Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St.
Susquehanna Health gastroenterologist Dr. Vivek Kumar will discuss one of the most common digestive conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, its causes and how to manage it on a daily basis.
To register, call 877-883-4791.
AIDS Resource to hold walk
AIDS Resource will hold its annual AIDS Walk from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lycoming College Rec Center. Volunteer teams from schools, churches, businesses, community organizations and agencies may register and should seek pledges for walking the indoor track.
All proceeds benefit programs of AIDS Resource Inc., a non-profit, community-based agency serving Lycoming, Clinton, Center, Snyder and Union counties. Programs include case management, assistance with housing, food, medication, utilities, transportation and nutritional supplements, as well as prevention, education and free testing.
The event will feature live dance music, food, free child care and prizes.
Team leaders may contact AIDS Resource for information and pledge envelopes at 322-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, and proceeds will benefit the Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk, which will be held June 1 in Washington, D.C.
Evangelical plans May classes
Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg will hold a series of classes through the month of May. Fees may apply. Classes include:
Teen Prepared Childbirth - 4 to 8:30 p.m. May 1 at the Community Health Education Center;
Prepared Childbirth - 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1-29 or Thursdays, May 23-June 20, Community Health Education Center.
Weekend Prepared Childbirth - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, Community Health Education Center.
Prepared Childbirth Refresher - Call the Community Health Education Center to schedule.
Hello Baby - For siblings ages 2-10. 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. May 6, Apple Conference Rooms A&B in the rear of the dining room at Evangelical Community Hospital.
Prenatal breastfeeding - 7 to 9 p.m. May 6, Community Health Education Center.
Newborn care - 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, May 13 and 20, or 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 18, Community Health Education Center.
T-Dap clinic and child safety seat checks. Call the Community Health Education Center to schedule an appointment.
Health care Provider CPR - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 16, Community Health Education Center.
Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED - 6 to 10 p.m. May 21, Community Health Education Center.
Eat Well for Life - 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 30-May 21, Apple Conference Rooms A&B in the rear of the dining room at Evangelical Community Hospital, or 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursdays, May 2-23, at the Community Health Education Center. Eat Well for Life is a lifestyle improvement program that promotes making healthy food and lifestyle choices and adopting the practices necessary to achieve a balanced lifestyle, long-term weight management and optimal health and wellness; $65 or free for Highmark insured.
Simple Choices, Profound Results (The Spectrum) - 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 2-June 6, Community Health Education Center. Learn how simple choices you make every day - like what you eat, how you respond to stress, whether or not you smoke, how much you exercise and the quality of your relationships - can profoundly impact your health, your well-being, even your survival. This scientifically proven program to feel better, live longer and lose weight is based on the best-selling book, "The Spectrum," by Dr. Dean Ornish; $85 or free for Highmark insured.
To register for classes, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.
Hospital plans golf tourney
MACKEYVILLE - The 19th annual Jersey Shore Hospital Golf Classic is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start on May 3 at the Belles Springs Golf Course.
Last year, more than 130 golfers participated in a "best ball" format-style tournament. Golfers also may choose to enter in side contests such as double-or-nothing to the green, longest drive, closest to the pin, and a putting contest.
The entry fee includes a catered lunch, prizes, cart rental, snacks, beverages and giveaways, as well as a polo shirt and team photo.
Proceeds benefit the constant process of staying up-to-speed with technology and medical advances.
For an entry form to register for the event, visit www.JSH.org.
Evangelical holds free screenings
LEWISBURG - Community Health Education at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of screenings through the month of May. They are:
Comprehensive blood screen - 7 to 10 a.m. May 7 at the Sunbury YMCA, 1150 N. Fourth St. For $30, participants will receive a lipid panel (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides), complete blood count, and CMP (blood sugar, electrolytes, calcium, protein, liver enzymes, etc.). Appointments are required.
Blood pressure screenings will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the Lewisburg branch of the Mifflinburg Bank and Trust; 10 a.m. to noon May 7 at the Sunbury YMCA; 10 to 11 a.m. May 16 at the West End Senior Center, Laurelton; 9 to 11 a.m. May 28 at the Milton YMCA; 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 on Route 15.
Blood sugar screenings will be held 10 a.m. to noon May 7 at the Sunbury YMCA; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 at the Mifflinburg Weis Markets; 8 to 10 a.m. May 14 at the Susquehanna Valley Mall (blood pressures will be provided by Agency on Aging Inc.); and 9 to 11 a.m. May 28 at the Milton YMCA.
For more information, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.
Run to benefit spinal cord research
A 5K/10K run walk, Strides for Spinal Cord Injury Research, will be held at 9 a.m. June 8 at Indian Park in Montoursville.
Participants who register before June 1 will receive a discount. On the day of the event, people may register at 8 a.m.
All participants will receive a goody bag containing a 5K event T-shirt, coupons/gift certificates to local businesses and other small items, while supplies last. Numerous giveaway drawings will be held after the event. Each participant will be given a 50/50 ticket and that will used for picking the winners of the items being given away.
All money raised will be donated to the Reeve-Irvine Research Center and Research For a Cure. The center is named after Christopher Reeve and his family and its goal is to cure paralysis after a spinal cord injury.
For more information, or to register, call Harner at 601-4882 or email him at JayHarn3@gmail.com.