Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for August 2015

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

Monday, August 3, 17 and 31, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Baby Café in Muncy

Expecting, new or experienced mothers are encouraged to join us at Baby Café from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Mondays, August 3, 17 and 31 at First United Methodist Church, Muncy. This group discussion gives moms an opportunity to talk with other moms about their pregnancy and after birth experiences in a safe and relaxed, child-friendly environment. A board-certified lactation consultant will facilitate the group. Exchange tips about breastfeeding, receive breastfeeding support and discuss parenting concerns with other moms. 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.

Thursday, August 6, 11 am to 3:30 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 3:30 pm at The LifeCenter at the Williamsport YMCA. The cost is $20. For an appointment, please call 1-877-883-4791.

Wednesday, August 12 or Tuesday, August 25, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Safe Sitter Program 

Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter is a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site, offering a comprehensive babysitting training program that teaches life and safety skills to young teens ages 11 and up! This one-day program will be offered from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 12 or Tuesday, August 25 at The LifeCenter at the Williamsport YMCA. The program is provided through the collaboration of Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter and Reproductive Health Center to teach teens everything they need to know to be safe when home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The $30 fee for the Safe Sitter 1-day class includes The Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter’s Handbook. Scholarships are available based on need. Seating is very limited. Payment is required by August 3 for the August 12 class and August 14 for the August 25 class. To reserve a seat, please call 1-877-883-4791.

Wednesday, August 12, 5:30 to 7 pm
Pregnancy to Puberty Program 

Mothers often have questions about the health and safety of their children at various ages and stages of development. Susquehanna Health will offer tips and resources to help you raise healthy, safe, happy kids during the Pregnancy to Puberty program at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, August 12 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center Education & Conference Center. A panel of experts including, Theresa Moff, CRNP, SH Pediatrics; Natalie McCullen, Certified Lactation Consultant, SH Birthplace; Kathy Swatkowski, Certified Nurse Midwife, SH OB/GYN and Chris Smith, Highway Safety Specialist, Community Traffic Safety Project, will provide important health information that all mothers should know. Buffy Basile, owner of EPIC Fitness by Buffy, will provide health and fitness tips for busy moms. Seating is limited and registration is required. A light dinner will be provided. Register for our free Spirit of Women program to attend by calling 1-888-720-8461.

Thursday, August 13, 12 to 2 pm
Hearing and Vision Screening 

Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter will offer free hearing screenings provided by Susquehanna Health Audiology and free visions screenings provided by North Central Sight Services for all ages from 12 to 2 pm on Thursday, August 13 at The LifeCenter at Williamsport YMCA. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-883-4791.

Tuesday, August 18, 9 am to 1 pm
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course 

A four-hour course for individuals who have attended the two-day, eight-hour AARP Driver Safety program and have proof that they attended the course will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, August 18 at The LifeCenter, Williamsport YMCA. Please preregister by calling the Lincoln Senior Center at 570-323-3096, Monday or Wednesday from 9:30 am to noon. Pre-payment 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.

Wednesday, August 26, 6:30 to 10:30 am
Low-Cost Blood Screenings 

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, August 26. 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.

Wednesday, August 26, 10 am or 11:30 am 
Kids in the Kitchen Healthy Eating Program 

Eating right starts early. Children ages 4 to 12 accompanied by a parent/guardian are invited to participate in a free Kids in the Kitchen program planned for two separate sessions at 10 am or 11:30 am on Wednesday, August 26 at The LifeCenter, Williamsport YMCA. Children will prepare their own healthy snacks with instruction and deliciously fun recipes provided by Chef Tony Ecker from the Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House and Stonehouse Wood Fired Pizza & Pasteria. Participants will learn about MyPlate, a guide to building a healthy plate at mealtime, and practice ways to prepare their own healthy meal. The program encourages parents and children to bond over creating healthy food options and is provided in partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (formerly Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania). Choose one of two sessions. Seating is limited and registration for the child and parent/guardian is required. To register, please call 1-877-883-4791.

Wednesday, August 26, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Baby Café at The LifeCenter

Expecting, new or experienced mothers are encouraged to join us at Baby Café from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 26 at The LifeCenter at Williamsport YMCA. This group discussion gives moms an opportunity to talk with other moms about their pregnancy and after birth experiences in a safe and relaxed, child-friendly environment. A board-certified lactation consultant will facilitate the group. Exchange tips about breastfeeding, receive breastfeeding support and discuss parenting concerns with other moms. 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.

Thursday, August 27, 1:30 pm
CPR Anytime Course 

Susquehanna Health’s LifeCenter is please to host the American Heart Association’s CPR Anytime program at 1:30 pm on Thursday, August 27 at The LifeCenter at Williamsport YMCA. Presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, this hands-on program includes a free training kit with mini Annie doll, booklet and DVD to share with family and friends. Seating is limited. To register, please call 1-877-883-4791.

Thursday, August 27, 6 to 7:30 pm
Pelvic Pain Support Group 

A support group is 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, August 27 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.

(Information from Tyler Wagner)

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