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May 6, 2014

For Your Health from May 6, 2014

- — Programs

• Sharon Regional Health System offers these programs:

Tours of the Birthing Center in the hospital, 740 E. State St., Sharon. Available by calling 724-983-3927. Or visit the www.sharonregional.com website for a virtual tour of the Birthing Center.

All About Heart Health and Blood Pressure, noon Thursday. Practical nurse Gayle Linden will speak. Register: 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.

• Children ages 8 to 16 with diabetes interested in attending diabetes camp may apply for financial assistance with the Farrell Court of the Order of the Amaranth, a Masonic-affiliated fraternal organization.

Contact Bonnie Long at 724-588-7557 or 504 Donation Road, Greenville PA 16125. Deadline for applications is June 1.

The camp will be held July 13-18 at YMCA Camp T. Frank Soles, Rockwood, Pa.

Classes

• Sharon Regional Health System hosts these classes:

TOPS, or Take Pounds off Sensibly, at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Weigh-ins are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. There is a fee but the first class is free. Register: 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.

Prepared Childbirth Series, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays beginning this weekend and continuing for four weeks. Expectant mothers must be in their 26th to 37th weeks. Nurse Kim Stephenson, childbirth educator, is the instructor. Register: 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.

Breastfeeding class, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Nurse Yvonne Ceslak, lactation consultant, is the instructor. Register at 724-983-5560

New Healthcare Provider CPR, 4 p.m. Wednesday for new participants at the School of Nursing, 740 E. State St., Sharon. There is a $50 fee. Register at 724-983-CPR1.

• iXL, 139 N. Erie St., Mercer, offers Silver & Fit classes from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A free class is held every Wednesday for nonmembers, along with a free Zumba class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Yoga classes run 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

One free class per person, per month.

Free memberships are available with some insurance companies. Info: 724-662-1776.

Support groups

• Sharon Regional Health System offers these support groups at the Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Hermitage:

Bariatric, 6 p.m. Friday. Register: 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.

Celiac Disease, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Register: 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.

Bereavement Sharing for those grieving the death of a loved one, 1 p.m. Thursday, Eat’n Park Restaurant, Hermitage. Register: 724-983-3878.

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