Alzheimer's training offered
LEWISBURG - Home Instead Senior Care Training Center, 130 Buffalo Road, will hold the following free Community Alzheimer's CARE training workshops:
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Capturing Life's Journey - Wednesday, June 10, July 16;
Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors/Activities to Encourage Engagement - May 15, June 17, July 23
Planned from 6 to 8 p.m., the workshops will teach caregivers and other family members how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one.
The first workshop will highlight the causes and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, how they are diagnosed, related behaviors and how to use the journal called Capture Life's Journey.
At the second workshop, participants will learn more about the challenging behaviors displayed by those with Alzheimer's or other dementias, plus the techniques to handle those behaviors, as well as the benefits of staying active for people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Both workshops offer the opportunity for family caregivers to meet others who are sharing similar experiences.
The Community Alzheimer's CARE program incorporates an innovative, person-centered approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
To register, call 522-6533.
Hospital offers community events
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold the following events in May:
7-8:30 p.m. Friday - Expectant Parents class, "C-Section Delivery and Breastfeeding." Room location varies, so check front lobby or meeting room signage for location. Classes are not sequential, and participants may join at any time. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 723-0375.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14-15 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class, conference room. PALS is an education course aiming to provide pediatric caregivers, such as registered nurses, physicians and paramedics, with ways to identify, prevent and treat cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Dr. Barry Clark will be the instructor. Advance registration is required. Fees may apply. For more information or to register, call the Staff Development office at 723-0192, or visit www.laurelhs.org.
7-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. May 16 - Free blood pressure screening, hospital lobby.
8 a.m.-noon and noon-4 p.m. May 28 - Neonatal resuscitation skills testing, board room. The course is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association's international guidelines for the emergency cardiovascular care of a newborn. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 723-0192.
Walk to support Lyme disease group
PINE CITY, N.Y. - A Hope 4 Lyme Inc. is observing May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month with a Lyme Walk - for those who can't.
The event will be held Saturday at Chapel Park, 83 Personius Drive, Pine City, N.Y. Registration is at 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 11.
Walkers may bring a friendly dog. People do not need to walk or raise money to attend the event.
The mission of A Hope 4 Lyme is to help relieve those suffering from and distressed by the effects of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and promote community awareness. For more information, visit www.ahope4lyme.org.
Susquehanna Health announces events
Susquehanna Health will hold the following events to benefit the community:
5 p.m. May 14 - Advanced carbohydrate counting class, Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center, Divine Providence Hospital. Participants will learn more about which foods are carbohydrate sources, good carbs vs. bad carbs and how to plan meals and snacks that promote weight loss and blood sugar control. Speaking with a physician and insurance plan prior to class is recommended. A referral from a primary care physician is required prior to taking the class. For more information, call 326-8410.
10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. May 15 - CPR Anytime, The LifeCenter, Bon-Ton/JCPenney wing of Lycoming Mall. State Department of Health 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.
1-2 p.m. May 16 - Plant-based nutrition therapy class, Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center, Divine Providence Hospital. Ideal for individuals who are overweight or obese, have high cholesterol, high triglycerides, low HDL, a history of heart disease and/or diabetes. A referral from a physician is required prior to taking the class. A fee applies. For information, call 326-8410.