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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):

• 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 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 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.

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