Meetings & Lectures
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA will hold information sessions Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. and Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at 530 Dehalb St., Norristown. To RSVP or for more information, call 610277-2200. Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA has more than 800 boys on the waiting list for a mentor. By volunteering just a few hours a month as a Big Brother, you can make a difference in the life of a child. BBBS SEPA is the leading donor and volunteer supported one-to-one youth mentoring program in the state. We need men who can spend time, not money, with boys in need of male role models. /HDUn PRUH DERuW EHFRPinJ a Big Brother at an upcoming Information Session.
Blue Bell Toastmasters will hold a meeting Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 544 Dekalb Pike, North Wales. Guests are invited to attend. Cost: A5. Meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information, visit www.bbtoast.org.
DeVry University will offer the free course “Financial Education in the Workplace ... A Preview for Employers” Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. Participants will receive an overview of the program and experience the two teaching modules on Spending Plans and Debt Management for employee training. Presented by Denise Chaney, CEO of Recycle Your Income. DeVry University is located at 1140 Virginia Ave., Fort Washington. Participants can register at www.recycleyourincome. comLevents.php.
Blue Bell Toastmasters will host its Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 544 Dekalb Pike, North Wales. Guests are invited to attend. Cost: A5. For more information, visit www.bbtoast.org. of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe” by Dr. Carl R. Trueman, pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, will be held Aug. 6 to 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. nightly at Pickering Field Park, located at Park and Highland avenues, Ambler. In case of inclement weather, the event will be at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Butler Ave. Along with banners depicting scenes from the story to grace the setting, each night’s reading will be preceded by a mini-concert of folk music from the British Isles and Ireland featuring Cornerstone Church musicians and invited guests. There will be
free water ice for all in attendance! Bring:blankets and lawn chairs. This is designed to be an event for families. Children of all ages, and even the young at heart, will enjoy the music, the story and setting. For younger children who can’t sit through 40 minutes of reading each night, there will be activities carried out by members of the church.
The Kista Trust Fund will present the 1920 black-and-white silent movie “The Mask of Zorro” Aug. 24 DW 7 S.P. WR fiDVH money for local BhutaneseNepali refugees. The small group of Bhutanese-Nepali refugees living in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy work hard to support their families in their new life but need further education and training for skilled jobs. hista Trust Fund, founded 2 years ago by local Chestnut Hill resident Elizabeth Walmsley, is a small loan project speFLfiFDOOY GHVLJQHG WR KHOS those Nepali refugees who meet the organization’s criteria with the costs of education that will eventually lead to improved employment prospects. This more showing will also feature the musical accompaniment of “The Not-So-Silent Cinema” Ensemble, led by Brendan Cooney. The movie is part of the Ambler’s Hollywood Summer Nights series. Tickets are available from hista until Aug. 17, with a portion of the cost going to support the hista Trust Fund. The movie begins at 7 pm, with delicious homemade Nepali and American nibblies available for a donation in the foyer from 6:30 to 6:50pm. For information and tickets, email [email protected] com or leave a message for Tricia at 215-248-1514.
St. Mary’s Villa for Children and Families is featuring Dinner and a Movie Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. The 1965 comedy, “The Trouble with Angels,” fiOPHG DW 6W. 0DUY’V DQG starring Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell, will be featured at the Ambler Theater for one show only at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at one of four restaurants, including Bridget’s, From the Boot, Giuseppe’s and Massa. Tickets are available at the Ambler Theater website, www.AmblerTheater.org, for A40 for dinner and the movie or A15 for the movie only. Proceeds from the event will help fund vocational training, life strategy FODVVHV DQG fiWQHVV/QUWULWLRQ programs for the nearly 100 youth at St. Mary’s.
The Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the township building, 1130 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House. Appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Beth at 215-646-5302 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0229099.
Ambler Mennonite Church will host a Fall Craft Show and Flea Market Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date: Sept. 22. The community is invited to shop the craft booths, fiQG JUHDW GHDOV, VHOHFW IDOO plantings as well as enjoy KRPHPDGH VKRR-flY SLHV, other baked goods and tasty lunch specials. Children’s fun activities are planned. All vendors are encouraged to contact the church at 215643-4876 or am[email protected]hoo.com. Advertising, signage and customer parking will be provided; 10-by-10foott spaces can be rented for A5 each and tables for an additional A5 each. All proceeds from space and table rentals go toward school kits for children around the world. The church is located at the corner of East Mt. Pleasant Avenue and North Spring Garden Street in Ambler. For more informaWLRQ RU WR UHVHUVH D VKRR-flY pie, call 215-643-4876.
Free heart screenings will be offered Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Upper Dublin High School cafeteria. Each screening will take approximately 30 minutes. The purpose of the screenings, which will be done by CHOP physicians and involve a non-invasive ECG, is to rule out Long nT syndrome. Preregistration is required, and the sign ups will begin Aug. 15 RQOLQH DW KWWS://ZZZ.VLPRQVIUQG.RUJ/JHW-VFUHHQHG/ register. The screenings are for all Upper Dublin community students (ages 10 to 19); students do not need to attend the Upper Dublin schools. A parent is required to accompany the student
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania will host Fashion for a Cause: Ambler’s Night of Big Giving featuring a Bigs & Littles Fashion Show Oct. 5 at Butler Avenue and Cavalier Drive, Ambler. Cocktail hour will start at 7 p.m., with the show running from 8 to 10 p.m. The event will feature a silent auction, catering by Bridget’s Steakhouse, wine and specialty cocktails and an after party. Tickets are for sale at AmblerGive.com. For more information, visit Facebook. comLAmblerGives.
Volunteers needed for Ambler Area YMCA Tutoring Program: The Ambler Area Y is looking for adults who would be willing to give back to the Ambler YMCA community. For the 2011-2012 school year, volunteers are sought to participate in the tutoring program for middle school and high school students in one or more of the following subjects: math; language; science; U.S. History; or world history. If you are interested or would like to receive more information, contact Teen Director Mike Miles (215) 628-9950 ext. 1540. [email protected]laymca.org.
RSVP of Montgomery County and the Wissahickon Valley Public Library have partnered again to offer the public their popular free mock interview sessions. The mock interviews are conducted by RSVP volunteers who are retired professionals, some of whom were in hiring positions themselves. Packets of information which include a sample employment application and interviewing tips with mock interview questions are available at the library to pick up prior to a scheduled mock interview or will be sent via email once the interview is scheduled. To schedule your interview, please contact Janis Glusman at RSVP 610-834-1040, ext. 16. The library is also offering a free résumé review service. Bring in your current résumé and the professional reference staff will assist you with hints and tips on capturing your work history accurately. visit gmc.eduLhobbithouse.
The Ambler SAAC (Senior Adult Activities Center), located at 45 Forest Ave in Ambler will hold the following events:
• The Technology Puzzle: A Three-Part Series Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at 12:30 p.m. Part I: Technology: This session covers terminology. Part II: Visiting Popular Websites: Leanr to navigate sites such as Google, Amazon, nVCLHSN, CNN and eBay. Part III: heeping in Touch: heep in Touch with Twitter, Facebook and Skype.
• Montgomery County Association of the Blind: Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Are you visually impared? Partially? Legally? Do you know about the services available to you? Robin Peterson, a representative from the Montgomery County Association of the Blind, will share information useful to you or someone you know.
• Tai Chi every Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m.
• Yoga is every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m.
• Strength and balance training every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
• Armchair Aerobics is held every Monday at 10 a.m.
• Gourmet Weight Wise every Thursday at 12:30.
• Fitness Center and Pool Room open daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Boomer U will hold the following events. Boomer U is located at 45 Forest Ave., Ambler. Registration C payment is required for all events: 215-619-8863.
• Pilates Class is held Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. First class is free; please bring a mat. For information call 610-291-5376.
• Ask the Hairdresser: Sept. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Have you ever wanted a knowledgeable and objective second opinion about your hair but didn’t know who to ask? Did you ever wonder if your color andLor style are right for your face shape, texture of hair or even ability to style? Now is the WLPH WR fiQG WKRVH WKLQJV RuW and more. Our instructor has 19 years experience, a salon in Ambler and keeps current on the newest techniques in style and color. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise with you. Fee: A8. Register by Sept. 5.
• Medicare 101: Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. If turning 65 is on the horizon for you, there are decisions you need to make. This presentation is for you. The basics of Medicare will be covered and you’ll get answers to fundamental questions to prepare for when you’re eligible: How Do I nualify for Medicare?; When Do I become Eligible?; Do I have to Enroll?; What is Original Medicare?; What Does Medicare Cover?; Medicare Part C vs Medicare Supplemental; Medicare Part D prescription Plans. Fee: A8. Register by Sept. 5.
• Sugar Blue: Sept. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Do you crave sugary snacks to give you energy or to satisfy that sweet tooth? Have you noticed that instead of energy, you end up more tired? You may have other effects, e.g. how is your weight, how do you sleep, dull skin, headaches, stressed? Join us to learn: the top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness, how sugar is part of the solution - not the problem, tips to eat foods you enjoy and not deprive yourself, how to understand how your lifestyle affects your cravings DQG yRuU fiUVW VWHSV WR WDNH back control of your life and health. Fee: A15. Register by Sept. 6.
• Fit, Fun & Flexible: six Thursdays from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The area’s best personal trainer, the always encouraging, fun-lovin’, high energy hathi Neal, is returning to BU. FFCF is a blend of strength training, core strengtheningLbalance, aeroELFV DQG ORWV RI IuQ. $OO fiWness levels welcome. ModifiFDWLRQV DYDLODEOH LI QHHGHG. If you’re tired of the shape you’re in, come join us. Fee: A60. Register by Sept. 7.
• Social Security, Retirement & You: Sept. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Social Security Administration is conducting a pre-retirement seminar that is open the public. This is your chance to get all your questions answered as you plan for receiving EHQHfiWV. /HDUQ DERuW yRuU full retirement age, when to FROOHFW EHQHfiWV, KRZ ZRUN DIIHFWV yRuU EHQHfiWV, HQUROOing in Medicare, family benHfiWV DQG PRUH. (7KLV JHQWOHman is with the SSA and we are excited to have him return to Boomer U. You will QRW fiQG PRUH DFFuUDWH LQIRUmation anywhere.) Fee: A5. Register by Sept. 13.
• Zumba: six Tuesdays from Sept. 25 to Oct. 20 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The lovely Linsey is returning to Boomer U. Zumba slogan is “Ditch the workout; join the party!” It’s the fastest growLQJ GDQFH-EDVHG fiWQHVV SURgram in the country. Zumba is easy-to-follow aerobicL dance moves performed to upbeat catchy Latin salsa and merengue music. It’s “exercise in disguise,” major cardio plus toning and it’s exhilarating and fun! Fee: A39. Register by Sept. 20.
• Eat for Energy: Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Do you fiQG yRuUVHOI VWUuJJOLQJ WR have enough energy to make it through the day? Do you use foods like coffee, choco- late or other sweet snacks to give yourself a boost at various points throughout the day? Many of these foods give us energy in the short term but actually drain it from our bodies in the long term, causing yet another dose of caffeine or sugar just hours later. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to break this cycle once and for all? It can be done. Join instructor and holistic health coach Rachael Pontillo and learn some simple tips on how to eat foods and make lifestyle choices that will increase your daily energy. With more energy throughout the day, you can focus more on what’s really important rather than counting the minutes until your next coffee break. Fee: A15. Register by Oct. 5.
• Learn the Secrets of LinkedIn and Facebook Power Users: Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. How do you connect with customersLclientsL prospects on these popular social media networks? LinkedIn and Facebook business pages offer lots of mileage for your time investment - if you use them smartly. Otherwise, you can spend hours and not make progress with building your business. In two hours, you’ll learn to maximize your time spent on LinkedIn and Facebook business pages. You’ll know the three best ways to connect with prospects, what to say to build trust and how to turn that trust into business. Fee: A20. Register by Oct. 12.
The Montessory School, 1701 Jarrettown Road, Dresher, will offer TaiJi and QiGong through Sept. 11 on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TaiJi is a Chinese martial art. The form consists of a series of choreographed self-defense movements, linked together
The Montgomery Hospital Medical Center will offer the following classes:
• Childbirth Education Class — all parents are invited to participate, including those who are delivering at other hospitals. For more information on maternity services or classes, call 610270-2020.
• CPR and First Aid Courses are offered for beginners to experiences health care providers. Call and performed slowly. Form practice develops awareness of the principals (balance, structure, release of tensions, breath and energy), body control, focus, concentration and discipline. niGong means to do quality work on the energy of the body. For more information, call 215572-9189.
Blue Bell School of Dance, 921 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, hosts Argentine Tango Classes and a Milonga dance party every Friday evening. Lessons start at 8:30 p.m. followed by dancing at 9:30 p.m. Andrew Conway, master Argentine Tango dancer, instructor and performer and his partner Linda Chase will instruct. All levels welcome and no partner is needed. Refreshments will be served. Fee is A12 per person and includes lesson and dancing. Information: 215-634-1101 or www.amoretango.com. 610-270-2313.
The Diabetes Education Center will offer day and evening classes each month. Health insurance pays for diabetes education classes. Preregistration is required. Call 610-270-2301. HPy, &KHVV &DPp, 6HwLQJ and Fashion, Baseball, Tennis and lots more. Download a brochure at upperdublin. net. You can also call. 215643-3000 x3443. www.upperdublin.net.
The Ambler Area YMCA, located at 1325 McKean Road, Ambler, offers the following programs:
• In collaboration with Pennypack Organic Farm, the Ambler Area YMCA is pleased to bring Teen Battle Chef to the community. Teen Battle Chef is a new program at the Ambler Y designed for area youth ages 10 to 15. The program was developed to help educate youngsters on nutrition, cooking, exercise and behavioral techniques essential to a healthy lifestyle. Teen Battle Chef explores food systems, food groups, cooking, gardening and plant growth for youngsters battling excessive weight accompanied by chronic ailments. Young people will develop leadership, teamwork and culinary skills and nutritional knowledge and an appreciation for diverse, healthy and sustainDEOH IRRG pURGXFH. 7KH fiWness portion of the class will on the importance of activity and mindfulness of the relationship between diet and exercise. Participants will learn functional strengthening exercises and be part of structured cardiovascular activities. Classroom sessions are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.P. DQG fiWQHVV VHVVLRQV on Thursdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m. YMCA non members may participate. Contact Claine Crew at 215-6289950 ext 1522 or [email protected] philaymca.org.
• The Ambler Area YMCA offer Teen Nights, 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 HxpHULHQFHV RQ 6DWXUGDyV. 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 D.C., local amusement parks and the Jersey shore. Volunteers 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 Mike Miles, Teen Director, 215628-9950 x1540. You can also visit www.philaymca. org.
The Ambler Area YMCA has added several new programs for area youngsters. Classes are held late afternoons or evenings on various weekdays. For more information, visit philaymca. org or call 215-628-9950.
• Basic Beading: Ages: 10H. Wednesdays 7 to 7:45 p.m. This class will teach you the fundamentals of wiring and stringing along with how color can be used to create unique and vibrant beadwork design. You will create various jewelry in- cluding earrings, bracelets, charm pendants and much PRUH! 6XppOLHV wLOO EH pURvided. Bringing your own jewelry pliers or tools would be a plus.
• Messin’ with the Masters: Ages: 8-12. Thursdays 7 to 7:45 p.m. Learn about some of the world’s greatest artists. You will be inspired WR FUHDWH yRXU RwQ “6WDUUy Night” with oil pastels and tempera paints, a tissue paper painted Monet garden, a Picasso head using scraps of paper, a Georgia O’heeffe FODy flRwHU ERwO DQG D Rousseau jungle collage.
• Super Scientist: Ages: 5-7. Mondays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. We’ll be concocting chemistry experiments such as making slime, mixing potions and having fun with magnet magic. Your budding little scientist will enhance hisLher creative thinking and motor skills and to top it off will learn that science can be serious fun.
• Wacky Junk Art: Ages: 8-12. Thursdays 6 to 6:45 p.m. Why throw it away! Instead join us to make household junk into aliens from outer space, wacky specs, crazy hats, body masks or a recycled train.
• Globe Trotters: Ages: 4-6. Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. You’re never too young to start thinking globally. Each week, we explore a new country through crafts, games, music, stories and even some taste-testing. A perfect introduction to our great big world!
• Crazy about Crafts: Ages: 5-7, Thursdays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Let your child’s FUHDWLYH MXLFHV flRw wLWK RXU fun arts and crafts projects each week. Fine motor skills and creative thinking skills will be enhanced with this crafty class.
• 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. Don’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, contact Mike Miles, Teen Director, 215- 6289950 x 1540 or [email protected] philaymca.org.
• 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 WKH wRUN IURP VWDUW WR fiQLVK and birthday parties include a personalized cake, ice cream, beverage and paper products. Parties are held RQ 6DWXUGDy DQG 6XQGDy afternoons and include two party hosts to lead activities, set-up, clean-up and assist with serving. You can have D 6pODVK 3DUWy IRU FKLOGUHQ ages six to 12 in the new zero depth entry pool with water slide and spray fountains. Up to 25 children have exclusive use of the pool area with 30 minutes in the pDUWy URRP. 6pRUWV 3DUWLHV are offered for kids ages four to 12 with age appropriate activities and games, and VpRUWV VXFK DV flRRU KRFNHy, soccer, basketball or dodge ball. Children ages three to fiYH yHDUV RI DJH wLOO HQMRy 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 KHOS VWuGHnWV Ln JUDGHV fiYH through 12 prepare for fulfiOOHG OLYHOLKRRGV Ln FROOHJH 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. activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programing. Members of the program are eligible for a free YMCA membership, with use of the pool and exercise equipment, along with customized classes designed for older adults who want to LPSURYH WKHLU VWUHnJWK, flHxibility, balance and endurance. If you are a subscriber to Independence Blue Cross (Personal Choice 65 PPo) or Keystone 65 HMo, Bravo Health, or Health options Programs (HoP), call the Ambler Area YMCA, 215628-9950 or Hatboro Area YMCA, 215-674-4545. You can also visit www.silversneakers.com.
• Zumba Fitness offers ZuPED GDnFH/fiWnHss FODsses at Academy of Dance and Music/BBAD Studio located at 1524 DeKalb 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 WULDO SDVV IRU yRuU fiUVW FODVV, email us at [email protected]andmusic.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 SKY Foundation, to accommodate those who have GLIfiFuOWy JHWWLnJ uS DnG GRwn IURP WKH flRRU. 7KH 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 LnFOuGLnJ OLIHVWyOH PRGLfiFDtion, 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, confiGHnWLDO VuSSRUW JURuS IRU 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 7LVK :DNHfiHOG, /C6:, Rncology 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.D Volunteer Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave. The Center for Postpartum Depression 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 jug- gling relationships, extended family, work/family 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 (flHxLEOH EDVHG Rn nHHG). Registration is required. Call Dr. 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, MD, Chief, Urology Division, will host “Ask the Doctor.” Registration required. Call 215-248-8325.
Contact the Senior Center by phone 215-248-0180 or email (chse[email protected]tel. 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. Volunteers 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, 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 jfran[email protected] holyredeemer.com. 266-3909 or fdo[email protected] com.