Go, Do, Learn

June 05, 2006

Insurance denials workshop

The Parents Place of Maryland will offer a free workshop, Appealing Insurance Denials, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Washington County Free Library, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. For information, call Debbie Green at 301-582-3114.

Arthritis exercise program

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro YMCA will offer an Arthritis Foundation exercise program beginning Monday, June 12. A free trial will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 7.

The class is for people ages 18 and older. For information, call Emily in Aquatics at 1-717-762-6012.

Women's weight training

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro YMCA will offer women's weight training from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Space is limited. The program is for women only. Call James at 1-717-762-6012 for information.

Yoga classes for adults

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission will offer yoga for adults. Students will learn gentle hatha yoga postures and meditation. Four-week classes will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays June 15 to July 6, or Thursdays, July 13, to Aug. 3., at Bolivar Community Center. Bring a yoga mat and block. The cost is $30. For information, call 1-304-728-3207.


Heart-disease prevention program

The Ornish Advantage Program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 12, to Monday, June 24, in the second floor conference room of City Hospital's Dorothy A. McCormack Center.

The Ornish Advantage Program is a comprehensive lifestyle modification program that assists participants in the prevention and/or management of heart disease and how to address key risk factors associated with its onset and progression. For information, call 1-304-264-1000, ext. 1814, by Wednesday, June 7.

Hospital programs

Washington County Hospital offers the following programs:

55 Up - For ages 55 and older. Meets for luncheon and educational seminar given by a physician guest speaker. On Tuesday, June 27, Dr. Aryeh Herrera from The Allegheny Center for Reconstructive Surgery will talk about common skin cancer. The cost of lunch is $9. Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. To register, call 1-888-803-1518.

Caregivers luncheon - The seminar offers practical tips for anyone providing care for a loved one. On Thursday, July 13, the topic will be caregiver stress. The cost for lunch is $7. Call 1-888-803-1518 to register.

Aquatic - A variety of aquatic classes are offered at Robinwood Medical Center: Aerobics, aqua basics, maintenance, and prenatal swims. Classes also are available for persons with arthritis, diabetes or a joint replacement. Call Total Rehab Care at 301-714-4025 or 1-877-793-7422.

Cardiac Rehab - Washington County Hospital offers a program for individuals who have had a recent heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. It includes a monitored exercise program and lifestyle modification classes. Call the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at 301-790-8940.

Childbirth education and related classes - The Family Birthing Center at Washington County Hospital offers a variety of classes on prepared childbirth/Lamaze, Baby Basics, breast-feeding, and infant CPR. Refresher childbirth classes and sibling classes are offered throughout the year. Call 301-790-8214 for information. Weekend classes are now available.

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