The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

January 28, 2014

For your health from Jan. 28, 2014

Herald staff

- — Blood drives

• The American Red Cross plans these blood drives:

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

Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 20, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 6, Penn State Shenango, Sharon. Red Cross donates $4 for each presenting donor toward Penn State’s THON Charity benefiting pediatric cancer programs.


* Grove City Medical Center’s annual prostate screening for men will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the ambulatory surgery center in Pine Township.

The screening will include a PSA blood test, along with a digital rectal examination. Fee for the laboratory cost of the screening is $15.

Info: 724-450-7192.

* Drs. Robert Piston and Allan Evangelista will conduct free hand and foot screenings from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 in Shenango Valley Senior Community Center, Hermitage. Appointments: 724-342-2663, ext. 33.


• 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.

The program is sponsored by the state Department of Aging.

• UPMC Horizon offers these programs:

Silver and Fit, 1 to 2 p.m. today and Thursday, 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.

Free bariatric surgery information sessions, 10 a.m. Wednesday, assembly rooms A and B, Greenville. Register: 724-588-6660.

• Sharon Regional Health System offers these programs in the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Hermitage, unless otherwise noted:

Tours of the Birthing Center in the hospital, 740 E. State St., Sharon, daily from 1 to 5 p.m.

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

Highmark Health on the Menu: A Healthy Tour of the Grocery Store, noon todayJan. 28.

Why Your Pap Test is So Important, noon Wednesday. Dr. Linet Ochweri will speak.

Conversation about Dementia, 1 p.m. Thursday. Workshop offers tips on family conversations about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Register: 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.

Support groups

• The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 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, Hermitage.

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

• The Mahoning Valley New Voice Club, a support group for laryngectomes and their families/friends, will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, located in Beeghly Medical Park, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown.

Info: Donna Hendricks, 330-726-8855.


• TOPS, or Take Pounds off Sensibly, meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Hermitage. Weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m. There is a fee but the first class is free. Register: 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.

• Juniper Village at the Shenango Inn, Sharon, hosts a 30-minute chair exercise class by Silver Sneakers at 10 a.m. weekdays in January.

Info: 724-347-4000.

• Quota of Shenango Valley and Sharon Regional Health System sponsor an American Sign Language I sign language class beginning March 6 at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Hermitage. There is a $20 fee.

Register: 724-983-5518.

• The Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc. Recovery Program offers a free 10-week mental health educational course called BRIDGES (Building Recovery and Individual Dreams through Education and Support) starting today from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue every Tuesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Registration: Nancy, 330-747-5111.