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Tween Nights, teen and tween out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and trips, and clubs for teens and tweens with spe­cial needs. Area tweens ages 10 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 17 are in­vited to join other young­sters for week­end evening ac­tiv­i­ties, uBOu and Wii games, bas­ket­ball, swim­ming, danc­ing, so­cial­iza­tion and more. Teens and tweens can also be part of out­door phys­i­cally ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ences on Satur­days. Biking, hik­ing and white wa­ter raft­ing are some of the of­fer­ings. There are also up­com­ing teenLtween trips on week­ends and days off from school to area mu­se­ums, Wash­ing­ton a.C., lo­cal amuse­ment parks and the Jersey shore. sol­un­teers are wel­come to as­sist. The cost is af­ford­able, but no one is turned away from the YMCA be­cause of an in­abil­ity to pay. For more in­for­ma­tion and dates, call 215-6289950 x1540. You can also visit www.phi­laymca.org.

• Come out and join the Ambler Area YMCA’s Teen and Ju­nior Lead­ers Club. Par­tic­i­pants are given the free­dom to plan community ser­vice projects year round and truly make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of peo­ple in need. Those in Teen and Ju­nior Lead­ers also at­tend lead­er­ship re­treats all along the East Coast three times a year and meet other lead­ers who are do­ing the same great work in their re­spec­tive ar­eas. aon’t miss out on this in­spir­ing op­por­tu­nity. Teen Lead­ers, ages 13-17, meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Ju­nior Lead­ers, ages 10-12, will be­gin in the spring and will meet ev­ery Mon­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215- 628-9950 ext. 1540.

• Did you know that the new Ambler Area YMCA holds chil­dren’s birthday par­ties at its site for mem­bers and non mem­bers as well. The Ambler Y does all the work from start to fin­ish and birthday par­ties in­clude a per­son­al­ized cake, ice cream, bev­er­age and pa­per prod­ucts. Par­ties are held on Satur­day and Sun­day af­ter­noons and in­clude two party hosts to lead ac­tiv­i­ties, set-up, clean-up and as­sist with serv­ing. You can have a Splash Party for chil­dren ages six to 12 in the new zero depth en­try pool with wa­ter slide and spray foun­tains. rp to 25 chil­dren have ex­clu­sive use of the pool area with 30 min­utes in the party room. Sports Par­ties are of­fered for kids ages four to 12 with age ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tiv­i­ties and games, and sports such as floor hockey, soc­cer, bas­ket­ball or dodge ball. Chil­dren ages three to five years of age will en­joy par­ties in the Fam­ily Ac­tive Cen­ter with use of the Moon Bounce and or­ga­nized ac­tiv­i­ties, such as para­chute play and songs. For in­for­ma­tion, 215-628-9950 ext. 1583.

• YAchiev­ers YMCA Achiev­ers is a de­vel­op­men­tally based, ex­tracur­ric­u­lar, ed­u­ca­tional and team men­tor­ing pro­gram de­signed to help students in grades five through 12 pre­pare for ful­filled liveli­hoods in col­lege and be­yond. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free and all students in this pro­gram re­ceive a free YMCA mem­ber­ship. Reg­is­tra­tion for the 2009 pro­gram be­gins now. You do not need to be a YMCA mem­ber to uti­lize these spe­cial ser­vices. Call 215-628-9950 to reg­is­ter. in Blue Bell is ac­tively re­cruit­ing pa­tients with pe­ri­odon­tal (gum) dis­ease for the fall se­mes­ter. Pa­tients will be screened for el­i­gi­bil­ity Sept. 10 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. by ap­point­ment, and those who qual­ify will be­gin treat­ment the fol­low­ing week. The treat­ment in­cludes com­plete as­sess­ment of the pa­tient’s oral and pe­ri­odon­tal health, den­tal x-rays (if nec­es­sary), ed­u­ca­tion in self-care, scal­ing, tooth pol­ish­ing and flu­o­ride treat­ment. Mul­ti­ple, three-hour ap­point­ments are nec­es­sary. In­ter­ested per­sons should contact the aen­tal Hy­giene Clinic at 215-641-6483 and leave a mes­sage with their name and tele­phone num­ber. The clinic is lo­cated in room 211 of the Sci­ence Cen­ter, 340 ae­halb Pike, Blue Bell, near the Mor­ris Road en­trance to the cam­pus.

The Ambler Area YMCA will be hold­ing the fol­low­ing classes:

• Amer­i­can Red Cross Baby Sit­ting Course: The Amer­i­can Red Cross Baby Sit­ting Class is de­signed for boys and girls be­tween the ages of 11 and 15. Class in­struc­tion in­cludes asa out­lines, lively dis­cus­sions and hands-on in­struc­tion us­ing dolls. Students will learn how to han­dle emer­gen­cies, how to pick up and hold a baby and tod­dler, how to change a di­a­per and also feed a bot­tle to a baby. In ad­di­tion, age ap­pro­pri­ate play is taught and how to be a good role model. Students will also learn how to write a re­sume. Each stu­dent re­ceives a Red Cross cer­ti­fi­ca­tion card. For up­com­ing date and time call Stephanie Bennett at 215-654-5289.

• Sil­verSneak­ers Fit­ness Pro­gram. The Ambler Area YMCA is a des­ig­nated site for the Sil­verSneak­ers Pro­gram, which is a fit­ness pro­gram specif­i­cally de­signed for Medi­care ben­e­fi­cia­ries. The ac­tiv­i­ties in the pro­gram en­gage mem­bers and help keep them mo­ti­vated to im­prove over­all health and well-be­ing. Classes in mus­cu­lar strength, range of mo­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties for daily liv­ing are of­ten set to mu­sic for a fun way to stay in shape while in­creas­ing strength and en­joy­ing so­cial­iza­tion. Chair ex­er­cises or stand­ing sup­port are also of­fered. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact the Ambler Y Well­ness Cen­ter at 215-628-9950 or stop by the Y at 1325 Mchean Road, Ambler.

• Zumba Fit­ness of­fers ZuPED GDNFH/fiWNHSS FODSSes at Academy of Dance and Mu­sic/BBAD Stu­dio lo­cated at 1524 ae­halb Pike in Blue Bell (be­hind Sher­win Wil­liams). Classes are of­fered three times a week: Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Satur­days at 8 a.m. For a free trial pass for your first class, email us at info@dance­and­mu­sic.biz or call 610-2772557. For more info, visit our site at www.acade­my­of­dance­and­mu­sic.org.

Ch­est­nut Hill Health Sys­tems presents the fol­low­ing Health Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­grams: FIT­NESS CLASSES • Golden Yoga: A Breath­ing, Stretch­ing and Re­lax­ation Class Fri­days, 2:303:30 p.m. Lea Au­di­to­rium, Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave. Reg­is­tra­tion for four classes at a time re­quired. Golden Yoga is Clas­si­cal Yoga, adapted by the ShY Foun­da­tion, to ac­com­mo­date those who have dif­fi­culty get­ting up and down from the floor. The pro­gram in­cludes pos­tures, breath­ing, re­lax­ation and med­i­ta­tion tech­niques, all per­formed while sit­ting in a chair and stand­ing. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215-2473029. Cost: $20 for 4 classes per month. SUP­PORT GROUPS • Weight Loss Surgery Sup­port Group: Fourth Wed­nes­day of the month, 7-8 p.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. Join us for a monthly get-to­gether where we’ll share in­for­ma­tion for those in­ter­ested in weight loss surgery, learn from guest speak­ers dis­cussing cur­rent news on is­sues in­clud­ing life­style mod­i­fi­ca­tion, nu­tri­tion and ex­er­cise and pro­vide on­go­ing sup­port for those who have com­pleted surgery. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215-753-2000.

• Breast Can­cer Net­work­ing Group: Fourth Tues­day of the month 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. A free, confidential sup­port group for women liv­ing with a di­ag­no­sis of breast can­cer de­signed to pro­vide a forum for shar­ing in­for­ma­tion, feel­ings and con­cerns as­so­ci­ated with breast can­cer. Fa­cil­i­tated by Tish Wake­field, LCSW, on­col­ogy So­cial Worker. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-248-8047.

• New Moms Sup­port Groups Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; contact Jea­nine O’Rourke, MSW or 2:30 – 4 p.m.; contact Su­san Schack, Ph.a sol­un­teer Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave. The Cen­ter for Post­par­tum ae­pres­sion at Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal is pleased to of­fer two new sup­port groups to sup­port new moms. Both groups will be run by ex­pe­ri­enced men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als who re­ally “get it” when it comes to new moth­er­hood and jug­gling re­la­tion­ships, ex­tended fam­ily, workL­fam­ily bal­ance and self-care. If you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing “new mom chal­lenges” that of­ten heighten anx­i­ety and in­volve hor­mon­ally driven de­pres­sion, join us for an in­for­ma­tive and sup­port­ive forum to con­nect with other moms. In­fants are wel­come. $30 per ses­sion (flex­i­ble based on need). Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call ar. Schack, 646-265-2484, or Ms. o’Rourke, 215-2062931.

• Man to Man Prostate Can­cer Sup­port Group Third Thurs­day of the month 8-9 a.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence Room, Ch­est­nut Hill Hospi­tal, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave. A net­work­ing group for men di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer de­signed to pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion, sup­port and en­cour­age­ment. Spouses and part­ners wel­come. Harry M. Baer, Ma, Chief, rrol- ogy aivi­sion, will host “Ask the aoc­tor.” Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215-248-8325.

Contact the Se­nior Cen­ter by phone 215-248-0180 or email (chse­niors@cav­tel. net) with your ques­tions about these pro­grams or any of our on-go­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and classes.

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 coun­ties. sol­un­teers may also as­sist with pet ther­apy and ad­min­is­tra­tive work within the hospice depart­ment and are re­quested to 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, mail­ings andLor fil­ing. Hospice 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. aay and evening train­ing pro­grams are of­fered. To sign up for vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties in Penn­syl­va­nia, contact Holy Redeemer sol­un­teer Co­or­di­na­tor Jean Fran­cis at 215698-3737 or email jfran­cis@ holyre­deemer.com.

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