Doylestown Hospital will offer the following events and classes (Call 215-3452200 for information or to register, or visit www. dh.org):
• 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.
• Executive Function and the Impact on ADD/ ADHD: Oct. 24 from T to 9 p.m. in the s.I.A. Auditorium of the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington. This presentation by Joseph H. Werner, MD, salley Pediatrics, and Lori Lennon, PsyD, NCSP, a Central Bucks School psychologist, will provide an overview of the impact of bxecutive Function deficits as they relate to ADHD. Interventions, including medications, will be explored and parents will leave with information to help their children improve their grades.
• Complete Child Development: How to Empower Children to Believe in Themselves: Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, from T to 9 p.m., in the s.I.A. Auditorium of the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington. Presented by Dr. Sue Cornbluth of Temple University, participants will learn how to bond with their children, motivate them to set goals and help them increase their self-esteem. The fee is $89.
• A Shared Grief: Nov. 1 from T to 8:30 p.m. The group will combine educations information regarding loss and grief with group support. The group is open to newly bereaved individuals and will provide opportunities to those grieving a recent loss to gain insights, discuss coping strategies and find support when coping with a new loss. This is a free program. For information or to register, call Karyn Arnold, Bereavement Coordinator, at 215-345-2838.
• Building the Family: Nov. 1 from T to 9 p.m. at Children’s sillage on the grounds of Doylestown Hospital. The monthly group for teen parents and their children discusses top- ics relevant to parenting and introduces methods and resources essential to raising healthy young children and achieving self-sufficiency. Registration is required. The program is free.
• Monday Night Coffee Talks: Beginning Nov. 5 at T p.m. The popular series for women features coffee and dessert and a health discussion. Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital. Programs are FRbb.
RSsP of Montgomery County is offering free, FRNfiGHNWLDO 0HGLFDUH LNIRUPDWLRN WR EHNHfiFLDULHV and their families. A counselor will be present at the Lansdale Public Library Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon to explain health coverage choices and options. To reserve a space for this event, call 610-834-1040, ext. 20.
The Lansdale Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with siva Community Fitness to offer youth and adult fiWNHVV FODVVHV, VWDUWLNJ in 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 rnited Way, whose service area covers the North Penn and Indian salley 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, bckerd, Landis Supermarket, SUPbRsALU, Giant, Target, Skippack Pharmacy, Weis Markets, CPS Pharmacy, Rann Pharmacy, Costco and bvergreen. Ask your local pharmacist about the program, or contact Steve McGlynn at the North Penn United 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 sisiting 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-T343.