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Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for July 2014

Susquehanna Health announces healthy events scheduled in the month of July to provide health information and benefit the community.

Wednesdays, July 2, 16 and 30, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Baby Café

Expecting, new or experienced mothers are encouraged to attend Baby Café from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Wednesdays, July 2, 16 and 30 at The LifeCenter, Lycoming Mall. This group discussion gives moms an opportunity to talk with other moms about their pregnancy and after birth experiences while spending time out of the house. It’s a safe and relaxed, child-friendly environment, and a board-certified lactation consultant will facilitate the group. Exchange tips about breastfeeding, receive breastfeeding support and discuss parenting concerns with other moms. Mothers are encouraged to bring babies. Free weight checks for baby are available. Light refreshments are provided. To preregister, please call 570-321-2069 or visit SusquehannaHealth.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Friday, July 4
Susquehanna Health LifeCenter Closed to Observe July 4 Holiday

Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter at Lycoming Mall will be closed on Friday, July 4 to allow volunteers time to celebrate with their families. The LifeCenter will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday, July 7.

Wednesday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 15, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Safe Sitter Course

Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter is a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site and will offer the comprehensive babysitting training program for young teens ages 11 and up from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 15 at The LifeCenter, Lycoming Mall. This program is provided through the collaboration of Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter and Reproductive Health Center with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The fee for the Safe Sitter (1-day) class is $30 and includes The Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter’s Handbook. Scholarships are available based on need. Payment and final registration forms must be received at The LifeCenter by Monday, July 7 to reserve a seat for your child. For details and registration information, visit SusquehannaHealth.org. Please call 1-877-883-4791 to register. Seating is very limited.

Wednesdays, July 9 through July 30, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Diabetes Education Class

The Diabetes Education Class, a series of four diabetes education sessions that conclude with a fifth, one-hour, follow-up class, will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center, Divine Providence Hospital, Third Floor. Each session offers a new topic including an overview of diabetes, an overview of nutrition, medications and exercise, preventing complications, support and resources. A follow-up class for the July sessions provides updates and problem solving and will be held on September 17 at 1:30 pm. Most health insurances will pay for the cost of nutrition education. For more information, please call 570-326-8410.

Monday, July 14, 11 am to 5 pm
Osteoporosis Screening

Risk for osteoporosis increases with age, menopause, inactivity and lifestyle choices or inherited tendencies. A
quick and painless ultrasound heel screening to measure bone density level will be offered from 11 am to 5 pm on Monday, July 14 at The LifeCenter, Lycoming Mall. The fee is $25. For an appointment, please call
1-877-883-4791. This service is provided in partnership with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 17, 12:30 to 4:30 pm
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course

A four-hour driver safety refresher course will be offered from 12:30 to 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 17 to individuals who have previously attended the two-day, eight-hour AARP Driver Safety Program and have proof that they attended that course. Please preregister by calling the Lincoln Senior Center at 570-323-3096, Monday or Wednesday from 9:30 am to noon. Prepayment of $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members is required. Checks can be mailed to the Lincoln Senior Center, 2138 Lincoln St., Williamsport, PA 17701. This program is provided in partnership with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 to 10:30 am
Low-Cost Blood Screenings Offered in Lock Haven

Susquehanna Health will offer low-cost blood screenings at the Medical Plaza at Lock Haven, 610 High Street, from 6:30 to 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 23. These screenings provide important information that helps you to be proactive about your health. Participants must consult with their physician about what test(s) may be most beneficial for them. Cash, check or credit card payment is required at the time of service. Preregistration is required for these screenings. To register or for more information, please call 570-321-3210 and visit SusquehannaHealth.org/Events.

Thursday, July 24, 10:15 am to 1 pm
Immunization Clinic

Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter, Lycoming Mall, will host an Immunization Clinic, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health from 10:15 am to 1 pm on Thursday, July 24. Immunizations will be offered for $5 per person to anyone who does not have insurance coverage for the needed vaccination. Payment to the “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” will be accepted only by personal check or money order. To schedule an appointment or for questions about eligibility, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Health Center at 570-327-3400.

Thursday, July 24, 6 to 7 pm
Pelvic Pain Support Group

A Pelvic Pain Support Group is now available for women with chronic pelvic pain. This group is held on the fourth Thursday of the month and offers a positive and supportive environment where you can meet other women who live with endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and other pelvic pain conditions. This month’s meeting will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, July 24 at Costello Center Physical Therapy, Wenner Building, Divine Providence Hospital campus. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated. Please call 570-320-7470 to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 to 10:30 am
All-Inclusive Blood Screenings Offered in Montoursville

Susquehanna Health will offer low-cost blood screenings at the Medical Plaza at Montoursville, 900 Plaza Drive, from 6:30 to 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 30. These screenings provide important information that helps you to be proactive about your health. Participants must consult with their physician about which test(s) may be most beneficial for them. Cash, check or credit card payment is required at the time of service. Preregistration is required for these screenings. To register or for more information, please call 570-321-3210 and visit SusquehannaHealth.org/Events.

About Susquehanna Health
Susquehanna Health is a four-hospital integrated health system including Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center located in Northcentral Pennsylvania. Serving patients from an 11-county region, Susquehanna Health is a healthcare leader and has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. Susquehanna Health offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.

(Information from Gwynne Kinley and Tyler Wagner)

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