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August 17, 2009

Forum on arthritis

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An educational forum on arthritis and joint replacements will be at noon Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the Menno Village Chapel, 2075 Scotland Ave.

Drs. Robert Richards, from Orthopaedic Associates in Chambersburg, Shabbar Hussain, from Orthopaedic Associates in Chambersburg, and Roger J. Robertson, Cumberland Valley Orthopaedic Associates in Chambersburg, will present the program.

There will be time for questions and refreshments will be provided after the presentation.

An educational bus will be in the parking lot outside of the Menno Village Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m.

There will be displays of what the joint replacements look like and orthopaedic staff will be available to talk with residents.

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For more information, call 717-262-2373.

New meditation group

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A new weekly meditation and study group will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Church of Joyous Living.

The series is open to the public and will be on-going.

This is an opportunity to practice a variety of meditation techniques on a regular basis, in a supportive, group environment.

Discussion topics will be determined by group interest.

Sessions cost $5 each, paid to the facilitator.

The established Tuesday group will continue to meet at noon and is also open to new members.

For information, call the Rev. Alexis Sharon Rolnick at 240-447-8912 or go to www.churchofjoyousliving.com .

Massage, rest program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Menno Haven Retirement Communities will host a program, Massage: Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate, Sept. 2, at the Menno Village Chapel, 2075 Scotland Ave.

The presentation topics will include the health benefits beyond the "feel good" during the massage. Massage demonstrations will be included.

The program is open to the public. For reservations or information, call the Church/Community Relations office at Menno Haven at 717-261-2347.

Dementia seminar

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An educational dementia seminar will address learning how to handle difficult behaviors with loved ones stricken with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The two-part program will help families cope with everyday activity challenges. Seminars are at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 10 and 17, at Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road South.

The program is free, but seating is limited. Walk-ins will be accepted as space permits.

For reservations, call Comfort Keepers at 717-352-2133.

Candlelight vigil

FREDERICK, Md. - The Alzheimer's Association will host a candlelight vigil from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Baker Park.

The event will include Alpha 4, a handbell choir; refreshments; and personal testimonials by caregivers and someone living with Alzheimer's disease. The event is free.

For information or to RSVP, call Cathy Hanson at the Alzheimer's Association at 301-696-0315 or go to www.alz.org/maryland .

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