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 email@example.com 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:
• 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.