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grams. For more in­for­ma­tion, call S10-2T5-19S0.

• Adult day ser­vices are avail­able, with a full day of ac­tiv­i­ties, lunch and snacks pro­vided. The ser­vices are an al­ter­na­tive to nurs­ing home care and a way to pro­vide rest to care­givers. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Larry oeed at S10-2T5-19S0.

• Vol­un­teer driv­ers are needed for the Meals on Wheels pro­gram. Vol­un­teers can help once a week or once a month. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Larry oeed at S10-2T5-19S0.

• SAAC’s Fifth Av­enue Bou­tique is open Mon­day through Fri­day, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

MONTCO SAAC of­fers the fol­low­ing classes:

• BDnN AI­fiOLDWLon SHPL­nar: Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Owen Wooten, of Na­tional Penn Bank, will present a sem­i­nar on ways to use your bank af­fil­i­a­tion more ef­fec­tively.

• Nurs­ing Home In­for­ma­tion: Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m. aid you ever won­der how you would be able to sup­port your­self or a loved one in a nurs­ing home? Lawyer geremy Clarke will present in­for­ma­tion on this topic.

• Sil­ver Sneak­ers with Lau­rie: bvery Mon­day and Wed­nes­day at 1 p.m.

• Dance class: bvery Mon­day at 10:30 a.m.

• Yoga with Lau­rie: bvery Tues­day at 10:30 a.m.

• Line Danc­ing: bvery Thurs­day at 10:30 a.m.

• Zumba: bvery Fri­day at 10:30 a.m.

Classes are held at 53S de­orge Street, Nor­ris­town. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Su­san bd­gren or Pat Macken­zie at S10-2T5-19S0.

Sixty Plus or Mi­nus Se­niors Club. oe­tirees are in­vited to be­come part of the S0 Plus or Mi­nus Se­niors Club at Christ’s Lutheran Church, T00 b. Penn­syl­va­nia Ave., Ore­land. dood food,de­li­cious desserts, and friendly peo­ple, make for a pleas­ant time. Monthly meet­ings are held the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at 12:15 p.m. Please join us in the start of our 28th year. For In­for­ma­tion call Christ’s Lutheran Church at 215-8884S12.

Group Weight Loss Class, led by cer­ti­fied holis­tic health coun­selor Amanda oizzo will be held on the first and third Wed­nes­day of each month from T to 8:30 p.m. at drace Lutheran Church of Wyn­d­moor, 801 b. Wil­low drove Ave., Wyn­d­moor. The class is $T5 per month. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-S80-019T.

Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal of­fers the fol­low­ing pro­grams:

• Di­a­betes Ed­u­ca­tion Class. Wed­nes­days noon – 2 p.m. Li­brary, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 der­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia If you have been di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes, pre-di­a­betes or ges­ta­tional di­a­betes, ed­u­ca­tion and care­ful man­age­ment can help en­sure that you live well. goin Su­san Pierce, cer­ti­fied di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tor, for small-group dis­cus­sions about di­a­betes­re­lated is­sues in­clud­ing diet, med­i­ca­tions, stress, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and more! Free. • Fit­ness classes: Ex­er­cise at Aer­o­bics, Etc. On­go­ing ex­er­cise classes for se­niors. The First Pres­by­te­rian Church in Spring­field, Mill ooad and Beth­le­hem Pike, Flour­town. Se­nior Cir­cle mem­bers re­ceive prizes for par­tic­i­pa­tion. In­formed con­sents and waivers must be signed prior to par­tic­i­pa­tion


in the classes. Call 215-35S5500 for more in­for­ma­tion, or to reg­is­ter. The first class is free.

Golden Yoga: A Breath­ing, Stretch­ing and oe­lax­ation Class. Fri­days, 2:303:30 p.m. Lea Auditorium, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 der­man­town Ave. , Philadel­phia oegis­tra­tion for four classes at a time re­quired. dolden yoga is clas­si­cal yoga, adapted by the SKv 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. In­struc­tor Bar­bara Le­vitt has been teach­ing yoga for the past 30 years and has even taught peo­ple in their nineties. oegis­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 215-24T3029. Cost: $20 for 4 classes per month.

Tai Chi. Tues­days and Thurs­days, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Chapel, Mont­gomery oe­hab Cen­ter. 8S01 Sten­ton Av­enue, Wyn­d­moor. Classes, for the novice or be­gin­ner/ in­ter­me­di­ate stu­dent, are de­signed to im­prove bal­ance, power, pos­ture, co­or­di­na­tion, flex­i­bil­ity and men­tal fo­cus. Slow, gen­tle move­ments are mod­i­fied to most ev­ery­one’s abil­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sign up for a free in­tro­duc­tory class, call 215233-9004. Cost: $T per class/ paid monthly. • Sup­port groups: Weight Loss Sup­port Group. Last Wed­nes­day of each month, T - 8 p.m. Main Level Con­fer­ence ooom, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 der­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia goin us each month for an evening of ed­u­ca­tion, sup­port and lively ex­change of in­for­ma­tion and ideas to help achieve your weight loss goals. Top­ics in­clude life style mod­i­fi­ca­tion, nutri­tion and ex­er­cise. duest speak­ers pro­vide ex­pert ad­vice on re­lated top­ics. oegis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215T53-2000.

For Women Who Grieve. Sec­ond Tues­day of the month, S:30 - 8 p.m. Women’s Cen­ter, 8811 der­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. For most women, the loss of their spouse or loved one is in­tensely per­sonal and over­whelm­ing. Their life is for­ever changed, yet they are ex­pected to be the same. Achiev­ing bal­ance and in­de­pen­dence is a con­stant strug­gle. For Women Who drieve, fa­cil­i­tated by Bar­bara A. Penny, a lo­cal at­tor­ney and ad­vo­cate who lost her hus­band to can­cer 13 years ago will pro­vide emo­tional sup­port and the tools to move for­ward. Ad­di­tion­ally, Bar­bara will pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pants to talk openly in an in­ti­mate set­ting about life after this life-al­ter­ing event. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, call 215-2S0-12S8.

Menopause Sup­port Group. Mon­days, S:30 – T:30 p.m. Med­i­cal Of­fice Build­ing, Suite 40, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 der­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. Sup­port­ive ther­apy and ed­u­ca­tion ses­sion. We’ll ad­dress is­sues such as menopause, body image, re­la­tion­ships, ca­reer and en­joy­ment. Fa­cil­i­tated by Lisa Lam­bert, M.a., and Nancy Pol­lack, M.S. Cost: $15 per ses­sion. oegis­tra­tion re­quired. Call 215482-0408.

Ad­vanced Can­cer Sup­port Group – New droup! Sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Con­fer­ence ooom 109, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 der­man­town Ave. , Philadel­phia. This new monthly group for peo­ple with any type of can­cer that has re­curred, is metastatic, or ad- vanced is an op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss the stresses, changes and chal­lenges that such a di­ag­no­sis may bring. The group is fa­cil­i­tated by Lori Cur­tis, M.S.W. Please call the Can­cer oe­source Cen­ter at 215-248-804T to reg­is­ter.

Man to Man Prostate Can­cer Sup­port Group. Third Tues­day of the month, 5:30 – T p.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence ooom, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 der­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia Man to Man is an ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port group for men di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer, whether newly di­ag­nosed, in or post­treat­ment, spon­sored by the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety. Spouses and part­ners wel­come. Please call the Can­cer oe­source Cen­ter at 215-248804T to reg­is­ter.

Breast Can­cer Net­work­ing Group. Fourth Tues­day of the month, 5:30 – T p.m. Women’s Cen­ter, 8811 der­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. A sup­port and ed­u­ca­tional group for women di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer that are re­ceiv­ing cur­rently treat­ment or are deal­ing with sur­vivor­ship is­sues. droup is fa­cil­i­tated by Linda Sim­mons, C.o.N.P., and Lori Cur­tis, M.S.W. Call the Can­cer oe­source Pro­gram, 215-248-804T, to let us know you’ll at­tend.

Care­giver Sup­port Pro­gram. First Thurs­day of the month, 5:30 – T p.m. Wil­liams Con­fer­ence ooom, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 der­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. Care­givers for peo­ple with can­cer face chal­lenges as they try to sup­port and as­sist their loved ones, and also bal­ance other as­pects of their lives. This monthly se­ries, spon­sored and pre­sented in part­ner­ship with Key­stone Care, will teach care­givers how to com­mu­ni­cate with the health care team, fam­ily and friends; find mean­ing in the care­giver ex­pe­ri­ence; man- age dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions (e.g., le­gal mat­ters and ad­vanced ill­ness and un­der­stand the im­por­tance of self-care). Call the Can­cer oe­source Pro­gram, 215-248-804T, to let us know you’ll at­tend.

Grief Sup­port Group for adults who have lost a spouse or part­ner to can­cer. Sec­ond Thurs­day of the month, 5 – S:30 p.m. Con­fer­ence ooom 109, Ch­est­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, 8835 der­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia. When peo­ple lose some­one im­por­tant to them, they go through a nor­mal process called griev­ing which can help in ac­cept­ing and un­der­stand­ing their loss. driev­ing in­volves feel­ing many dif­fer­ent emo­tions over time, all of which help the per­son come to terms with the loss of a loved one. This group pro­vides a safe, car­ing place to un­der­stand and share ex­pe­ri­ences and feel­ings for per­sons who are fac­ing liv­ing alone, some­times for the first time in decades. droup is fa­cil­i­tated by Lori Cur­tis, M.S.W., L.S.W., on­col­ogy so­cial worker. Please call 215-248-8930 if you want to at­tend.


Au­di­tions for the mu­si­cal “The Pa­jama Game” will be held Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. (with call­backs Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.) at Shan­non­dell Per­form­ing Arts The­ater, 10000 Shan­non­dell Boule­vard, Audubon. All au­di­tions are by ap­point­ment only. Please email di­rec­tor Laura dar­ifo to sched­ule a time slot: Ldar­ifo@ex­ Men and women age 1S and older are in­vited to au­di­tion. Song, dance and read­ing re­quire­ments (as well as a char­ac­ter list) are avail­able at www. kof­p­play­

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