Go, Do, Learn

May 28, 2002

Stop smoking sessions set

RANSON, W.Va. - A seven-week smoking cessation program will begin Tuesday, June 4, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the third floor classroom of Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The American Lung Association developed the program.

Participants will learn the tools required to quit smoking. The cost of the class is $35.

For information or to register, call Val Penick in the Education Department at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 1-304-728-1693.

Learn about MS online

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society presents "MS Learn Online," a quarterly interactive educational program on multiple sclerosis.

Thursday, June 20, at 8:30 p.m., Dr. Scott E. Litwiller, a urologist with Urologic Specialists in Tulsa, Okla., will lead "Understanding and Controlling Bladder Dysfunction." The interactive program is a discussion of bladder dysfunction and how it can be managed. Participants may e-mail questions to the presenters for discussion.

To view the program live or archived, log onto and select "Educational Programs."


For information, call 1-800-FIGHT MS, visit or send e-mail to

Anti-crime seminar offered

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A seminar from the National Rifle Association's "Refuse to be a Victim" crime prevention program will be held Sunday, June 2, at 10 a.m., at J&L Self Defense Products, 70 Defense Drive.

"Refuse to be a Victim" seminars promote awareness and prevention of criminal confrontation. Seminar topics include: home, automobile, phone, technological, travel and personal security. Seminar participants are presented with a variety of common-sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices they may integrate into their daily lives. The co-ed seminar is 3- to 4-hours long and open to the public.

The cost of the seminar is $5 for those who register, and $10 at the door. To register, call Preston Schoentube, 1-304-258-2724.

Hospice provides nursing home care

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Hospice of the Panhandle provides care to nursing home residents when the patient is living with a progressive, end-stage disease and the goal of care is comfort in every nursing home in the four county area including Canterbury Center, Care Haven Center, Hampshire Center, Heartland, IHS, Shenandoah Health Village, and Valley View.

The relationship between hospice and nursing homes is a partnership between health care providers, each contributing their own special expertise.

The nursing home provides expertise in long term care, including aging and dementia; a safe and comfortable living space including a room with personal furnishings and meals that consider special diets.

Services ordinarily provided to residents including personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, socialization, and nursing care including administration of medications.

The hospice provides expertise with regard to end-of-life care including palliative care, pain and symptom management, dying and bereavement; all services of the members of the hospice interdisciplinary team; 24-hour on-call support to answer questions and handle emergencies; and bereavement support to the resident's family, friends and roommates, and the nursing home staff.

For information about obtaining care for someone living in a nursing home, call Hospice of the Panhandle, 1-304-264-0406 or 1-800-345-6538 or one of the nursing homes listed above.

Learn about osteoporosis, incontinence

O'Neill Physical Therapy Services will present free programs on osteoporosis and incontinence treatment options at the Broadmore Assisted Living facility, 1175 Professional Ct., Hagerstown on Thursday, June 6, at 3 p.m. For reservations or directions, call 301-766-0066.

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