The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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January 7, 2014

For your health from Jan. 7, 2014

- — Blood drives

• The American Red Cross hosts these blood drives:

1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sandy Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 3271 S. Main St.

1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14, Mercer United Methodist Church, 250 E. Butler St.

1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14, Jerusalem Christian Church, 560 Donation Road, Otter Creek Township.

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19, gymnasium of Blessed John Paul Elementary School, 2335 Highland Road, Hermitage.

Noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 29, Church of the Good Shepherd, West Middlesex.

Noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 16, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage.

Support groups

• UPMC Horizon’s Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Womancare Center, Hermitage.

• Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step support group that carries a message of hope and recovery to millions of compulsive overeaters. There are no dues or fees, no weigh-ins and newcomers are welcome. Meetings are held at these times and locations:

Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Hermitage, 1 p.m. Mondays. Contact is Susan L., 724-748-3278.

Bethany Presbyterian Church, 100 Venango St., Mercer, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Contact is Susan L., 724-748-3278.

• The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) holds a support group meeting for men and women with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and their families and friends at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays (except for holidays) in the Founders Room of Notre Dame Church, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage.

Meetings are free. Info: Renee Zamary, 724-981-5435 or www.anad.org

Programs

* Healthy Steps for Older Adults, a free health and wellness tutorial designed to keep seniors independent for as long as possible, will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 Feb. 3 and 10 in Shenango Valley Senior Community Center, Hermitage.

Register at the center by Jan. 24 to ensure there are enough books. The program is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

• Tours of Sharon Regional Women’s Center Birthing Center in the hospital, 740 E. State St., Sharon, are available daily from 1 to 5 p.m.

Appointments: 724-983-3927 or www.sharonregional.com for a virtual tour of the Birthing Center.

• Juniper Village at the Shenango Inn, Sharon, hosts a 30-minute Silver Sneakers chair exercise class at 10 a.m. weekdays starting in January. Info: 724-347-4000.

• UPMC Horizon offers these programs:

Silver and Fit, 1 to 2 p.m. today and Thursday, UPMC Horizon Wellness Center, 26 Conneaut Lake Road, Hempfield Township. Info: 724-588-3001.

Birth Place tours, 9 to 10 a.m. today, hospital in Farrell. Register: 724-983-7962.

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