March 23, 2012
Penn State Mont Alto's annual Pediatric and Community Health Fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14. The fair features horses, parachutes, puppet shows, ambulances, fire trucks, and a fly-in by the Life Lion helicopter. Participants can also shake hands and take a picture with the Penn State Nittany Lion. The fair provides information on several topics including childhood obesity, anger management, bullying and abuse, nutrition, and more. Attendees will discover community health resources available to them and will be eligible to win raffle prizes.
December 28, 2011
Thirty-one steep steps in an old building at 104 E. Washington St. lead criminal offenders into a facility that, if they obey the rules, will keep them out of jail. The Jefferson County office of the Berkeley/Jefferson Day Report Center opened in August. The center is a Community Corrections treatment program for adults charged with felonies and misdemeanors. Most have histories of substance abuse or dependency, anger management or domestic relations problems. "We don't accept violent offenders or those charged with sex offenses," said Joseph P. Sacchet, executive director of the agency that opened in Martinsburg, W.Va., at 406 S. Raleigh St. in October 2009.
January 13, 2011
A men’s anger-management class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 10 and 17, at Families Plus, 35 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. The class will explore the dynamics of men’s anger, and strategies for coping with and managing emotions. The course will provide guidance and techniques for communicating in a positive and successful manner. Cost is $100. Call 301-694-9002.
May 24, 2010
The modern-day American dream has always included some sort of pension or retirement plan for the American worker. It seems that dream is developing into a nightmare for many workers. Pension plans have come under serious scrutiny in New Jersey and other states, as well as in Canada and Greece because of significant budget deficits. The bankruptcy of large companies in the private sector also has taken a heavy toll on American workers and their dreams for retirement. In Greece, a million workers have taken to the streets in protest because of substantial changes to pension plans.
September 21, 2009
Fulton County adds behavioral health MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The Fulton County Medical staff has added Fulton Behavioral Health Services, P.C., to its list of services. The office will began seeing patients through referral basis Sept. 14, at the Fulton County Physician Services Building at 182 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg. An open house is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. For more information call specialty physician services office manager Gayle Tharp at 717-485-5342.
April 3, 2009
Public forum about senior care SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A Shepherdstown-based group will host a public forum on a proposed support system allowing seniors to maintain a high quality of life in their own homes. The project team has set a limit for participation to those living in the 25443 zip code. The information session will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Men's Club. Organizers will discuss the idea with focus groups. There is a questionnaire that can be filled out with volunteers at the Men's Club session, at the Shepherdstown Farmers Market Sunday, April 5, and outside the Shepherdstown Post Office on Monday, April 6. Copies are also available at Shepherdstown churches and the Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers office at the corner of German and Princess streets.
May 7, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- "Eeeyew!" was not an unexpected reaction for a roomful of third-graders Tuesday when informed that the lecture they were about to hear on the dangers of tobacco used pig lungs as a demonstration tool. Shendelle Clapper of Summit Health showed the students a pink, healthy pair of porcine lungs compared to the tar-blackened, shriveled pair from a pig with a pretty bad habit. Using a foot-operated pump, she demonstrated the reduced breathing capacity of lungs exposed to cigarette smoke.
October 15, 2007
Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Call 301-663-6626. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77 Today, weigh in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Donna, 301-223-8143. TOPS Md. 454 WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Oct. 16, private weigh-in at 10:15 to 11 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m. to noon, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome.