The V.I.A. Auditorium of the Health & Wellness Center, 847 Easton Road, Warrington, will offer the following programs:
• A Memory Enhancement Training program will be held May 14, 21 and 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is an innovative program for adults age 40 and over who wish to improve or maintain their memory ability and address age-related concerns. The course is designed to help improve memory and discuss factors that affect memory. Not intended for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. This is a licensed program of the UCLA Center on Aging and is presented by facilitators from the PEAK Center of Lansdale. The fee is $45. Register online at www. dh.org or call 215-345-2121.
Lansdale’s Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with Viva Community Fitness to ofIHU yRuWK DnG DGuOW fiWnHVV classes. Classes scheduled include Yoga/Pilates and Zumba. Classes will be held in the Parks and Recreation Building, 660 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale. For complete course description, fee, and registration form, visit the department’s web site at www.lansdale.org or call 215-361-8353.
North Penn VNA reminds area residents that it is not too late to get your flu VKRW. 1RUWK 3Hnn 9LVLWing Nurse Association still KDV flu (LnfluHnzD) VKRWV available. Shots are free for adults who use Medicare B as their primary health insurance. Medicare cards must be presented to receive the vaccine at no cost. All others will be charged $25, payable in cash or by check. A receipt will be provided so you may obtain reimbursement from your insurance company. Please call 215855-6191 to schedule a time that is convenient for you to UHFHLYH yRuU flu VKRW.
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 Greater North Penn Dental Initiative at North Penn VNA provides dental services to individuals, children, families and seniors who do not have dental insurance. Services include exams, x-rays, FOHDnLnJV, fiOOLnJV, VHDODnWV,
extractions, denture adMuVWPHnWV DnG GHnWurH fiWtings, and are provided by licensed dentists and dental assistants. Patients must live in the North Penn, Wissahickon or Souderton school districts to be eligible for care. Payment for services is based on a sliding scale system that considers household income and household size. The Greater North Penn Dental Initiative is located at the North Penn VNA building at 51 Medical Campus Drive in Lansdale. Call for your appointment at 1-877-GO-NP-SMILES or 1-877-466-7764 or visit www.npvna.org.
The PEAK Center, 1292 Allentown Road, Towamencin, offers free health- related programs for adults 55 years of age and older. Information: 215- 362- 7432.
• Acupressure and seated 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 NPVNA, 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 Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons. Coupons are available to participants who are residents of Montgomery County, 60H years of age, whose income does not exceed $20,036 or $26,955 for a couple. Coupons will be distributed 1011 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.
• “Healthy Living,” a weight control program, is held Thursdays at 2 p.m.
• Tai Chi classes are offered Mondays at 5 p.m., the cost is $25 for a six week session and Yoga is offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $30 for a six week session.
TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nRnSrRfiW wHLJKW ORss sXSport organization, has established a new chapter. Weekly meetings will be held at the North Penn and Indian Valley YMCAs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and at the Lansdale branch Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to atWHnG WKHLr firVW PHHWLng IrHH of charge. Membership is $28 per year plus nominal chapter fees. For more information on TOPS, visit www. tops.org.
The Wellness Community At The Anne McCouch Center (1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, 215-393-9105) will host the following special events:
ONGOING WEEKLY PROGRAMS
• Beginners Tai Chi: 6:30 to 7 p.m.
• Intermediate Tai Chi: 7 to 7:30 p.m. Street Lunchtime Concert Series are asked to submit a demo tape, biographical information and suggested fee to the Lansdale Department of Parks and Recreation, One Vine Street, Lansdale, PA, 19446 or by email to email@example.com. The Department is interested in working with bands playing any of the following types of music: big band swing, marches and show tunes, jazz, country, bluegrass, classical, blues, pop and contemporary. Additionally, the department would like to hear from Children’s entertainers for the “Children’s Night Out” program in White’s Road Park. elets as well as a selection of hot and cold entrees. $8 for Adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children ages 5 to 12. $FWLYH GuWy firH, SROLFH, PLOLtary and children under 5 eat free. For more information, call 215-368-3044 or info@ kofC4396.org.
The Chalfont Fire Company Auxiliary, 301 N. Main St., Chalfont, will be selling turkey hoagies May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hoagies are $5.50 each. Advanced orders accepted at 215-822-2251.
Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, will be hosting the following events:
• Monthly Craft Night where you can bring whatever craft/art form that you enjoy and share a creative evening of craft and conversation. Craft Night wLOO EH KHOG WKH firsW 7KXrsday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free of charge and no registration is needed. Bring your project and a snack to share. In the event of inclement weather is forecast, please call 215256-3020 or check the website www.mhep.org for cancellation notices.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 533 Foundry Road, West Norriton, is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., selling Furniture, ODPSV, OLgKWLng fixWurHV, SDLnW, WLOH, flRRrLng DnG PuFK more. Donations are accepted at the ReStore until 15 minutes before closing. To schedule a pick-up for donated items, call 610-6313149. Restore volunteers are also needed and training/orientation is provided.
Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in the greater Philadelphia area. Volunteer classes are DYDLODEOH WR fiW HDFK SHrVRn’V schedule. Please call 610941-6700 for more information.
Are you vision impaired or blind and would like to try your hand at knitting, crocheting, weaving, or other crafts? Come join us in our “Stitches of /RYH” SrRgrDP Rn WKH firVW and third Thursday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions are held at the Montgomery County Association for the Blind (MCAB), 212 N. Main St., WKLrG flRRr, 1RrWK :DOHV, Pa. Volunteers are also welcome. For more information you may contact MCAB at 215-661-9800.
Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice seeks compassionate and emotionally mature volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia
have daytime availability. Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes or nursing facilities once a week for two to three hours. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for caregivers. Bereavement volunteers support the families of hospice patients following the loss of a loved one, while administrative volunteers assist with typing, PDLOLnJV DnG/RU fiOLnJ. HRVpice care workers provide a great service to families and loved ones of hospice patients. Many volunteers also report a great deal of personal satisfaction as a result of their services. Patient care and bereavement volunteers complete an application and attend an 18-hour volunteer training program that covers the medical, psychological and spiritual aspects of hospice volunteering. Day and evening training programs are offered. To sign up for volunteer opportunities in Pennsylvania, contact Holy Redeemer Volunteer Coordinator Jean Francis at 215698-3737 or email jfrancis@ holyredeemer.com.
The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to pack or deliver meals to WKe eOGeUOy DnG LnfiUPeG. Meals are packed and delivered mornings, Monday through Friday. You can volunteer for as many days per week or month as you would like. Packaging meals requires approximately 2-1/2 hours of your time each day and involves making sandwiches, packaging food into individual serving containers and packing coolers with the meals. Delivering meals requires approximately 90 minutes of your time each day and involves loading coolers into your car and delivering a route of approximately 10 to 15 stops. The Meals on Wheels program is also in need of emergency, winter-weather volunteers to pack and deliver meals in bad weather. North Penn VNA is located at 51 Medi- cal Campus Drive in Lansdale and delivers meals in the Lansdale, North Wales and Blue Bell areas. For more information or to volunteer, please call Bridget, North Penn VNA Meals on Wheels coordinator, at 215855-6016.
Upper Gwynedd Fire Department Cellphone Recycling Program — We are now accepting used cell phones. Please drop off your used cell phone at UG Fire KRuVH - 660 GDUfiHOG AYH, West Point, Tuesday night between 6 and 7 p.m. or during Hoagie sale – 2nd Saturday of every month.
The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is looking for volunteers — While it may surprise you to learn WKDW fiUH SURWHFWLRn LV SURvided in Upper Gwynedd by 50 volunteers who receive no compensation at all, this is the norm, not the exception. Approximately 97 perFHnW RI WKH fiUH FRPSDnLHV in the Commonwealth are volunteer. We are looking IRU fiUHfiJKWHUV, TuLFN UHsponse medical personnel, MunLRU fiUHfiJKHUV, VSHFLDO fiUH police, and active members that can help at fundraisers and take care of administrative duties. To volunteer visit our website at www.ugfd. org or stop by any Tuesday night.
The Upper Gwynedd Fire Department is always looking for cars to Ee GRnDWeG WR WKe fiUe Gepartment. If you have an old car that you are looking to sell or dispose of, why not donate it to the fiUH GHSDUWPHnW? YRuU WDxdeductible donation goes a ORnJ wDy DnG KHOSV WKH fiUVW responders get valuable training. These vehicles are needed to keep up our training and skills in automobile extrication. You can even watch as the members turn your old car into scrap, all in the name of good training. All we need from you is your vehicle and title, and we take care of the rest. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, a title is not needed. A donation receipt will be provided to you. Call 267-228-5949 for more information.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2-4 seeks new members. Great opportunity to broaden boating experience. Information: 215-9690266 (Stan Morantz). girls ages 3 up through the sixth grade each Wednesday night during the school year. Come join hundreds of other children each week as they participate in a small group time, a chapel time and a one-of-akind game time. Club runs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Minimal cost involved. Please contact Pastor John at 215368-4444 (x110) for more information.
GLUOV DnG BRyV fURP fiUVW to 12th grade are invited to join a chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are being planned for all ages. For more information please contact Stephanie at SSeely00@comcast.net or Linn at DAR_news@verizon.net.
The North Penn YMCA, Lansdale Branch, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, hosts events for children. Information: 215- 368- 1601.
• The North Penn YMCA will host a School’s Out Program, where children will be transported to the YMCA from area schools for before and after school care. Children will enjoy activities like swimming, art and PuVLF, fiWnHVV UHDGLnHVV, computer lab, special gym programs and the “Reading Nook.” Space is limited. For more information, call the number above, ext. 232.