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Doylestown Hospi­tal will of­fer the fol­low­ing events and classes (Call 215-3452200 for in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, or visit www. dh.org):

• Community Blood Drive: Oct. 5 from 6:30

The North Penn Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion will KROG WKHLU Dn­nuDO flu DnG pneu­mo­nia im­mu­niza­tion clin­ics for chil­dren and adults Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the North Penn sNA build­ing, 51 Med­i­cal Cam­pus Drive, in Lans­dale. Shots are free for adults who use Medi­care B as their pri­mary health in­sur­ance or for those with a tra­di­tional health in­sur­ance plan with de­ductibles. Medi­care and in­sur­ance cards must be pre­sented to re­ceive the vac­cine at no cost. All oth­ers will be FKDUJHG $25 IRU WKH flU YDFcine and $50 for the pneu­mo­nia vac­cine, payable in cash or by check. Ap­point­ments are nec­es­sary. Please call 215-855-6191 to re­serve your time.

a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Con­fer­ence Room J at Doylestown Hospi­tal. Please reg­is­ter at www.red­cross­blood.org and en­ter spon­sor code 0222394, or call The Heart In­sti­tute at 215-345-2328.

• How to be Present for Those Who Are Griev­ing: Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join the be­reave­ment staff for a sem­i­nar & dis­cus­sion that will shed light on the “do’s and don’ts” of sup­port­ing the newly be­reaved. Call 215-3452079 for in­for­ma­tion. Cost: FREE.

• Eat­ing Dis­or­ders and the Fam­ily: Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Con­fer­ence Room J at Doylestown Hospi­tal. Join eat­ing-dis­or­der spe­cial­ists Gail Si­mon, MA, and Kristin Kwak, MS, RD, as they ex­plore the ef­fects of an eat­ing dis­or­der on fam­ily mem­bers. Cost: FREE.

• Hap­pi­ness: Liv­ing a Pos­i­tive and Re­silient Life: Oct. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the War­ring­ton Room of the Health & Well­ness Cen­ter in War­ring­ton.

Diane Lang, MA, Pos­i­tive Liv­ing Ed­u­ca­tor, will help you learn new ways of think­ing and be­hav­ing that can help make your life hap­pier, like ex­press­ing grat­i­tude and set­ting re­al­is­tic life goals. Fee: $25.

• Food for Life: The Power of a Plant-Based Diet for Weight Man­age­ment: Tuesdays, be­gin­ning Oct. 16, in the War­ring­ton Room at the Health & Well­ness Cen­ter in War­ring­ton. This cur­ricu­lum is based on the Physi­cians Com­mit­tee for Re­spon­si­ble Medicine 21-Day se­gan Kick­start pro­gram. Fee: $59.

• Have a Heart-Healthy Diet for Life: Oct. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the s.I.A. Au­di­to­rium at the Health & Well­ness Cen­ter, War- ring­ton. This is a FREE lec­ture. sisit www.dh.org or call 215-345-2121 to reg­is­ter.

• Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimers: Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the s.I.A Au­di­to­rium of the Health & Well­ness Cen­ter in War­ring­ton. The work­shop will pro­vide an un­der­stand­ing of the dif­fer­ences be­tween age-re­lated mem­ory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if you or some­one you know has signs of the dis­ease.

The Lans­dale Depart­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation is part­ner­ing with Viva Community Fit­ness to of­fer youth and adult fiWnHVV FODVVHV, VWDUWLng Ln Oc­to­ber. The classes in­clud­ing voga/Pi­lates, wumba and wum­bat­omic (teens). Classes will be held in the Parks and Re­cre­ation Build­ing, 660 Lans­dale Av­enue, Lans­dale. For course de­scrip­tions, fees and reg­is­tra­tions forms, visit www.lans­dale.org or call 215-361-8353.

The North Penn United Way, whose ser­vice area cov­ers the North Penn and In­dian Val­ley com­mu­ni­ties, has part­nered with Fam­i­lyWize to pro­vide a no-cost, dis­count drug card pro­gram to any­one who re­quires the use of pre­scrip­tion drugs. The cards can be used by ev­ery­one in the community – those with and with­out in­sur­ance (in­clud­ing Med­i­caid and Medi­care). Fam­i­lyWize cards are easy to use and easy to ob­tain. Lo­cal par­tic­i­pat­ing phar­ma­cies in­clude: CsS, Wal­Mart, Rite Aid, Wal­greens, Eck­erd, Lan­dis Su­per­mar­ket, SrPERsALr, Gi­ant, Tar­get, Skip­pack Phar­macy, Weis Mar­kets, CPS Phar­macy, Rann Phar­macy, Costco and Ever­green. Ask your lo­cal phar­ma­cist about the pro­gram, or contact Steve McG­lynn at the North Penn rnited Way at 215-855-3002 or sm­cg­lynn@npuw.org for more in­for­ma­tion about the pro­gram. A printable ver­sion of the card, a list of par­tic­i­pat­ing phar­ma­cies and pre­scrip­tion drug prices can also be found at www. Fam­i­lyWize.org.

The North Penn Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion has launched its Home-Based Chronic Care Man­age­ment pro­gram, which tar­gets pa­tients with at least one of six chronic ill­nesses – CHF, COPD, hy­per­ten­sion, CAD, di­a­betes and asthma – to re­ceive in­di­vid­u­al­ized care plans and coach­ing within the home care episode. The pro­gram is unique in that upon dis­charge, home-based CCM pa­tients tran­si­tion to the community-based Chronic Care Man­age­ment pro­gram where they meet one-onone with an RN-coach for six to eight weeks for ad­di­tional sup­port and coach­ing. Pa­tients with chronic con­di­tions who are not home­bound can en­ter di­rectly into the com­mu­ni­ty­based pro­gram and meet with an RN-coach for six to eight weeks. Cur­rently, the community-based pro­gram is free of charge. Peo­ple who suf­fer from one or more of the chronic ill­nesses listed above who are look­ing to make a change in the way they man­age their ill­ness, can en­roll in the free NPsNA community-based pro­gram by call­ing 215-855-7343.

Aer­o­bic classes for women are of­fered weekly, Mon­days and Fri­days from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. at the Soud­er­ton Men­non­ite Church in the Fel­low­ship Hall En­trance on West Ch­est­nut Street. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215393-6754.

The Well­ness Community At The Anne McCouch Cen­ter (1000 W. Main St., Lans­dale, 215-393-9105) will host the fol­low­ing spe­cial events:

ON­GO­ING PRO­GRAMS

• Be­gin­ners Tai Chi: 6:30 – 7 p.m.

• In­ter­me­di­ate Tai Chi: 7 – 7:30 p.m.

Ex­pe­ri­ence your True Self through Sahaja Yoga Med­i­ta­tion — Free classes ev­ery Satur­day 2: 30 to 4: 30 p. m. at Lans­dale Parks and Re­cre­ation Build­ing 660 Lans­dale Ave ( at 7th St), Lans­dale, 19446 For more in­for­ma­tion: 215- 361- 7137 or info@ syn­orth­penn. org

The PEAK Cen­ter, 315 W. Main St., Lans­dale, of­fers free health- re­lated pro­grams for adults 55 years of age and older. In­for­ma­tion: 215- 3627432.

• Acu­pres­sure and seated

WEEKLY head, neck and shoul­der mas­sages are of­fered at The PEAK Cen­ter on a monthly ba­sis. The cost for each treat­ment is $15 for 15 min­utes and $25 for 30 min­utes. Ap­point­ments can be made at The PEAK Cen­ter, 315 W. Main Street, Lans­dale, 215362-7432.

• Arthri­tis Sup­port Group — The Arthri­tis Sup­port Group, spon­sored by the NPsNA, meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Fri­day of each month at The PEAK Cen­ter, 315 W. Main Street, Lans­dale. The pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact The PEAK Cen­ter at 215-362-7432.

• Farm­ers’ Mar­ket Nu­tri­tion Pro­gram — The PEAK Cen­ter, 315 W. Main St., Lans­dale, will be a dis­tri­bu­tion site for Farm- ers’ Mar­ket Nu­tri­tion Coupons. Coupons are avail­able to par­tic­i­pants who are res­i­dents of Mont­gomery County, 60 + years of age, whose in­come does not ex­ceed $20,036 or $26,955 for a cou­ple. Coupons will be dis­trib­uted 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays. Proof of age is re­quired.

• Glu­cose Clinic: Bayada Nurses spon­sors free glu­cose test­ing on the fourth Tues­day of each month at The PEAK Cen­ter. Fast­ing is not re­quired, but it is best to limit your break­fast in­take. This is a free ser­vice of­fered to the community 9: 30- 10: 30 a. m. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact The PEAK Cen­ter, 315 W. Main Street, Lans­dale, tele­phone, 215- 362- 7432.

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