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February 18, 2000

Hospice to hold meeting for volunteers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hospice of the Good Shepherd, a program of Lutheran Home Care Services, will hold a meeting for persons interested in becoming Hospice volunteers Tuesday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m., in conference room 122 at Lutheran Home Care Services on Pa. 997 in Chambersburg.

If you are interested in helping provide emotional support to terminally ill persons and their families, call Kim McCurdy, bereavement volunteer coordinator, at 1-717-264-8178 or 1-717-762-3996.

 

Health van for veterans to be in Berkeley Springs

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A veterans mobile health van will be at American Legion Post 60 on Valley Road in Berkeley Springs Thursday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The van will enroll veterans in Veterans Affairs health care and provide blood pressure screenings. Veterans who are not receiving care from the VA are invited to make an appointment to meet with the VA staff and to get information on VA health benefits.

Veterans should bring a copy of their DD214.

For information and to make an appointment, call 1-800-817-3807.

The van is sponsored by Veterans Affairs Medical Center Martinsburg, W.Va.

 

Washington County Hospital offers diabetes education

Washington County Hospital will offer a series of diabetes education classes for patients, families and friends beginning Thursday, March 2. Six two-hour classes will be on consecutive Thursdays through April 6.

Topics include diagnosis and control, diet, medication, foot care, exercise, emotional issues and long-term care. Physicians, registered nurses, registered dietitians, physical therapists, pharmacists and social workers instruct classes.

Participants may choose a 10 a.m. to noon class at Walnut Street Health Community Center, Community Room, 24 Walnut St., Hagerstown; or 4 to 6 p.m. at Robinwood Medical Center, suite 102 in Hagerstown.

Recognized by American Diabetes Association, the program is tailored to meet the needs of patients and may include individual assessment, group instruction, diet prescription and follow-up visits. The first class is free. Registration is required.

For information, call 301-714-4041.

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