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Health briefs 5-15-17

Events

n Learn to Prevent Type 2 diabetes, 4 p.m., today and May 22, at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information: 724-258-1483.

n Better Breathers Club: Harmonics for Health, 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information: 724-258-1932.

nWeight Loss Surgery for a Healthier You Information Seminar, 5:30, Thursday, in Community Room 2 of the Uniontown Hospital’s main lobby. Information: 724-430-5673.

n American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED classes, 8 a.m., May 30, at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-258-1333.

n Exercise classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, Brownsville. Classes include chair dancing at 9:30 a.m. followed by healthy steps at 11 a.m. Information: 724-938-3554.

Support groups

n Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., May 22, at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-268-1144.

n Alzherimer’s Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and reservations: 724-258-1333.

n Stroke Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, in Community Room 1 of the Uniontown Hospital’s main lobby. Information: 724-430-5212.

n Nar-Anon Family Group, 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information: 412-512-4718.

n Stroke Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., May 24, at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information: 724-258-1455.

n Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group for Newly Bereaved, 7-9 p.m., Mondays, at the Fayette County Health Center on New Salem Road. Sessions run for 10 weeks. Information: 724-438-9373 or 724-439-1683.

n GriefShare, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, at the Uniontown Church of the Brethren at 20 Robinson St. Information: 724-438-8372 or email ucob@verizon.net.

n Al-Anon Family Groups, 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Trinity Church basement, Fayette and Morgantown streets, Uniontown, and 7:30 p.m., Fridays, Christian Church, Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville. These meetings are for anyone who has been affected by or is having problems from someone else’s drinking. Information: al-anon.alateen.org or pa-al-anon.org.

n Survivors of Incest Anonymous group, 6:30-8 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month, excluding holidays. This 12-step recovery program is meant for men and women aged 18 or older who were sexually abused by a trusted person as a child. The group meets at the Mount Macrina Retreat Center. A similar group, Healing Friends, is from 6:30-7:30 p.m., East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Information: peopleofcourage@gmail.com siawso.org, or healingfriends8@gmail.com.

n Missing Piece of My Heart Support Group, 6-8 p.m., the last Thursday of each month, at the Crime Victim’s Center conference room in the Oliver Square Plaza. The group is for families who have lost a child to a violent crime. Information: 724-438-1470.

n Silver Generation Support Program, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays, East End United Community Center, Uniontown. The program is for ages 55 and older. Information: 724-437-1660.

Courses

n Managing Your Diabetes, 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-258-1483.

n Advanced Carbohydrates Counting, 9 to 11 a.m., May 24, at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information: 724-258-1483.

Volunteers needed

n AseraCare Hospice in Pittsburgh is looking for volunteers and interns to assist with visiting patients and their families, assisting in administrative tasks, attending and planing activities and events and helping with community outreach. Information: Tierney Guarascio at 412-513-5520.

Achievements

n According to the Hospital Safety Scorecard from the Leapfrog Group, Monongahela Valley Hospital earned an “A” rating for patient safety. Hospital officials said the rating is “one of the most meaningful grades a hospital can receive. The Hospital Safety Scorecard is considered the gold standard for patient safety and is one of the most trusted resources used by patients seeking high-quality, safe care.”

Article source: http://www.heraldstandard.com/healthy_living/health-briefs/article_b0b83675-f413-5ab9-aacf-a7dabf19c9b8.html

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