Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center Events: Events happen at Erie VA Medical Center, 135 E. 38th St., until in any other case famous. Info: https://www.erie.va.gov.
— Free Flu Clinics for Veterans: Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Ashtabula VA CBOC; Bradford VFW Post 212; Venango VA CBOC; Warren VA CBOC.
— Suicide Prevention Walk & Remembrance Event: Monday, Sept. 11, midday to 12:30 p.m.; this yr’s theme is “Be There – a simple conversation, a simple question, a simple gesture of support can make a huge different to help Veterans know they are not alone.”
— POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony: Friday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m.; annual Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POWs/MIA) Remembrance Ceremony.
LifeWorks occasions: Events happen at LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach St., until in any other case famous. Info: 459-4132.
— Get Happy: Monday, Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m.; Samantha Young, Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County, will talk about widespread signs of age-associated melancholy, remedy choices and ideas for a happier life. There is not any value.
— Understanding Prescription Drug Coverage: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m.; takes place at Millcreek Municipal Building; Rebecca Miller Wise, MEd, PharmD, CGP, addresses leaping by means of hoops to get a prescription coated by health insurance coverage.
Fall Awareness Lecture: Friday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m.; on the Mercy Hilltop Center, 444 E. Grandview Blvd.; presentation by Julie Hartmann, coordinator of medical schooling, Gannon University. There is not any value. Please register with the middle in case you plan to attend. Info: 824-2214.
Seniors for Safe Driving presents freeway-security packages for seniors 55 and older. Under Pennsylvania State regulation, in case you are over 55 years of age and have efficiently accomplished a senior schooling driving program, you’ll be able to obtain a 5 % low cost in your insurance coverage premium for three years. If you have got taken a category up to now, you solely should attend a one-day refresher course to resume your insurance coverage low cost. If you have got by no means participated in a Senior Driver Improvement Program up to now, you have to attend a two-day seminar to earn your vehicle insurance coverage low cost. Proof of getting taken an eight-hour course is required to register for a 4-hour course. Tuition for all Seniors for Safe Driving Classes is $15 per individual. For info, together with an inventory of scheduled courses, or to register for a category, name 800-559-4880 or 724-283-Zero245 or go to www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.
Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-week schooling course for people with a psychological sickness that takes place Wednesdays, 6 to eight:30 p.m., at 1611 Peach St, Suite 105. The program for adults age 18 and older is led by NAMI Peer Mentors. It permits people recognized with a psychological sickness to share experiences and achieve additional perception into their psychological health. The program is free however registration is required. For extra info, name 456-1773 or go to namierie.org/registration.
Veterans are invited to attend free health courses to spend money on their health and nicely-being on the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 135 E. 38th St. Tuesday and Thursday courses, give attention to interval coaching and Wednesday courses concentrate on Tai Chi — stability and coordination. All health ranges are welcome to attend. Classes are led by a licensed YMCA teacher and will probably be provided by way of July 30, 2017. All courses happen from four:30 to five:30 p.m. For extra info, name 860-2695.
Advance Directives Education Group: First Thursday of every month, 10 a.m., on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Patient Education Room, 135 E. 38th St. The schooling group, led by VA social staff and a doctor specializing in hospice and palliative care, supplies veterans and relations with info relating to dwelling wills, advance directives, and selecting one of the best health care agent. Staff will even assist attendees full an advance directive in the event that they haven’t already achieved so. To enroll, name the VA Outpatient Medical Social Work Team at 860-2778.
Activities at Mercy Hilltop Center: 444 E. Grandview Blvd. Info: 824-2214.
— Mondays: Cards; euchre at 9:30 a.m., pinochle at midday.
— Tuesdays: Party, 9 a.m.; 500 Club, 9:30 a.m.; poker, 1 p.m.; greenback films, 1 p.m. (name the middle for titles).
— Thursdays: Duplicate, 9 a.m.; knitting and crocheting, 9 a.m.
— Fridays: Pinochle, 9:30 a.m.
Fitness Classes at Mercy Hilltop Center:
— Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Total health, 9 a.m.; chair health, 10:30 a.m.
— Thursdays: Stretch and flex, 9 a.m.; line dancing, 10 a. m.
— Qi Gong: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. and Thursday, three p.m.
Art Classes at Mercy Hilltop Center:
— Art Classes: Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; 1 to three p.m.
— Ongoing Art courses by Joyce Perowicz: Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 and 11 a.m. Classes are $eight for members, $10 for nonmembers.
— Evening Art Classes: Acrylic and oil portray; Monday and Tuesday nights, 6:15 to eight:30 p.m.; eight-week session with provides included for $65. For extra info, name 864-5139.
The Erie VA Medical Center provides a Blood Sugar Management Series of courses for veterans who wrestle to handle and management their blood sugar. This course is for veterans who’re new to diabetes, have pre-diabetes or have an elevated blood sugar. The course, taught by licensed diabetes educators and behavioral health specialists, will train veterans find out how to make higher, more healthy decisions that may assist management blood sugar. All courses are held within the Patient Education classroom situated on the primary flooring of the medical middle as follows:
— First Thursday of the Month, 12:30 to three p.m.: Self-Care, Reducing Risks, Goal Setting, Being Active and Healthy Coping
— Second Thursday of the Month, 1 to three p.m.: Monitoring and Taking Medications
— Third Thursday of the Month, 1 to three p.m.: Healthy Eating and Problem Solving
For extra info, name 860-2342.
Harborcreek and Yorktown Giant Eagle branches are providing in-retailer vitamin providers and courses carried out by a registered dietitian. Registration is required for consultations, courses and in-aisle excursions. Register on-line at www.gianteagle.com/dietitian. For extra info, name (877) 289-2588.
The Empowerment Resource Center, 4508 Zuck Road, is providing Total Body Fitness courses by Selina Uglow, CPT, within the Yurt, on Mondays and Wednesdays at four:30 and 5:30 p.m. You have to put on clear footwear and snug clothes and deliver water. Classes are applicable for any health degree and any bodily limitations. The value is $75 for 10 courses, and $10 for drop-in. Call 450-6841 for extra info.
Multilevel mat Pilates is obtainable within the Yurt. ERC, 4508 Zuck Road. Classes are $15 every; first-class free. For extra info, go to www.fb.com/mindovermatpilates.
Erie Dance Theater is now providing yoga courses, together with mild yoga on Wednesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., at its studio, 1603 Cherry St. The class will embrace meditation, Asana, give attention to alignment and breath. Saturday Morning Yoga can be taught Saturdays, from eight to 9 a.m. Classes value $10 for drop-in or $40 per thirty days, and class card choices can be found. For info, name 453-7928 or go to www.eriedancetheater.com.
Plasha Yoga Studio, 3330 W. 26th St. (Village West). For extra info or to register, name 864-1114 or go to www.plashayoga.com. Winter session is March 20 to May 27. $120 for one class every week; drop-in school (please name forward): $15 or $12 with visitor academics; Take two courses every week for $195 or three every week for $235:
— Mondays: Beyond Beginners (Hatha 2), 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Slow Flow for Beginners and Beyond (Hatha 1-2), 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Beyond Beginners (Hatha 2), 7:15 to eight:45 p.m.
— Tuesdays: Gentle Beginners and Restorative/Mindfulness Yoga 10 to 11:15 a.m.; Moderate Flow (Hatha 2) 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Gentle Beginners and Restorative/Mindfulness Yoga, 7:15 to eight:30 p.m.
— Wednesdays: Beginners (Hatha 1), 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Vigorous Flow (Hatha 2-three), 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Gentle Beginners and Restorative, 7:15 to eight:30 p.m.
— Thursdays: Beyond Beginners (Hatha 2) 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Gentle Beginners and Restorative/Mindfulness Yoga 7:15 to eight:30 p.m.
— Saturdays: Flow Into Bliss (Hatha 1-2), 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga takes place Tuesdays, by means of Aug. 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at UPMC Hamot Center for Healthy Living, 3330 Peach St. Cost is $56 for eight periods. For extra info, or to register, name 877-5481.
The North East Arts Council, 25 Vine St., North East, is providing yoga courses on Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. to six:30 p.m. The value is $10 per class; $eight for members. Gentle Yoga takes place Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $9 per class; $7 for members. For extra info, name 572-8457.
Yoga is obtainable on the Yurt, 4508 Zuck Road, for starting and skilled college students, on Tuesdays. The courses embrace a mixture of poses, stretches, cardio and meditation to enhance power, flexibility and internal peace. The value is $10 for drop-in; $75 for 10 courses; $100 for 15 courses. Call Kathy Smith for particulars at 392-4756.
Villa Maria Campus Aquatics hosts water train courses and arthritis courses weekdays at 9 and 10 a.m., together with Saturdays. Classes are ongoing and might be entered at any time. Cost is $eight per class, or $70 for 10 courses. For extra info, name 838-5451, Ext. 229.
Classes at YMCA Camp Sherwin, 8600 West Lake Road, Lake City. To register, name 452-3261, 868-0867 or 774-9416.
— Older Adult Water Fitness: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m., (no courses on holidays). Designed for older adults who need to enhance actions of day by day dwelling. Exercises vary from low to average depth ranges. Free for Y members; $5 per class for nonmembers.
— Aqua Zumba: Mondays, 5:30 to six:30 p.m., (no courses on holidays). Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance. Free for Y members; $5 per class for nonmembers.
— Zumba: Tuesdays, 5:30 to six:30 p.m., (no courses on holidays). Class mixes low-depth and excessive-depth strikes for an interval-type calorie-burning dance health get together. Free for Y members and $5 per class for nonmembers.
Lifelong Learning Institute at LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach St., is providing the next packages. For extra info, name 453-5072 or go to www.lifeworkserie.org:
— Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation with Betty Amatangelo, Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Cost is $5; $three for members.
Fit for Life consists of a number of train choices at LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach St. For extra info, contact Nancy Adams at 459-4132, Ext. 125, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Breakfast Bunch Walking Program: Mondays by way of Fridays, eight:20 a.m.; open to adults age 18 and over. Led by licensed health teacher Nancy Adams. Free.
— Breakfast Bunch T’ai chi and Strength Training Class: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.; for adults age 18 and over. Led by licensed T’ai Chi teacher Jim Montgomery. Free.
— Fit for Life Fitness Class with Nancy Adams: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
— Cardio Fit Fitness Class: Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. $2 per class.
Mercy Hilltop Center, 444 E. Grandview Blvd., gives courses in Creative Movement, a free-spirited interpretation of music tailored to at least one’s personal tempo, on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. It is a type of decreasing stress and enjoyable suited for anybody.
Lifelong Learning Institute courses are provided at no cost to Crawford County residents age 50 and older by way of a partnership between Active Aging Inc., and Allegheny College. Call Ashlee Ketchum at (814) 336-1792 or e mail email@example.com for extra info or to preregister for a category, which is required.
Free audio system on most cancers-associated subjects can be found by way of the Regional Cancer Center. Topics embrace: Eating Well for Cancer Prevention, General Cancer Awareness and Understanding and extra. For extra info, go to www.trcc.org or name 836-2643.
Free brochures on the indicators of habit for all kinds of medicine can be found from Narconon. Learn to acknowledge the indicators of drug abuse and get your family members assist if they’re in danger. Narconon additionally presents free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or go to www.drugabusesolution.com.
Plasha Yoga Studio in Village West, 3330 W. 26th St., gives free Happy Hour Yoga on Fridays from four to five p.m. There is not any have to register. These are open combined-degree courses.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter Erie 56 meets Mondays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3642 W. 26th St. Weigh-ins happen from 5:15 to six:15 p.m. and the assembly begins at 6:30 p.m. For extra info, name Nancy at 833-9433 or Anita at 833-5294.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter #1652 meets Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Lake Pointe Community Church, 4814 Iroquois Ave. Annual membership, $26, plus $1 per week. For extra info, name 725-5079.
A T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets Wednesdays, 5:45 to 7 p.m., at Belle Valley Presbyterian Church, 1694 Norcross Road. For extra info, name 825-5923.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter #1440 meets Wednesdays on the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1002 Powell Ave. Weigh-in time is 9:30-10 a.m.; a gathering follows from 10 to 11 a.m. Annual membership, $26; $1.50 per week. For extra info, name 838-2222.
A T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on the Wesley United Methodist Center, 3308 South St. For extra info, contact Shirley Beebe, 725-1805 or Phyllis Miller, 898-0263.
Lakeland Area Hospice is occupied with coaching people in turning into Hospice Volunteers in Erie and Crawford County. Hospice volunteers work in quite a lot of settings to reinforce high quality of life and lend help to sufferers and their households. In addition, volunteers help with clerical work and with the bereavement and volunteer packages. For extra info, contact the Lakeland Area Hospice workplace at 814-838-0511 or at www.lakelandareahospice.com.
The Home Instead Senior Care community is providing various free assets to assist households who’re dwelling with Alzheimer’s, together with a free Confidence to Care at Home package, a set of data, ideas and assets to assist deal with troublesome conditions, keep away from family accidents, encourage engagement and forestall caregiver stress. The package is designed for any member of the family to reference at anytime. Home Instead Senior Care has additionally developed Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free smartphone app that households can use to look behaviors and assist discover options once they should react shortly to a state of affairs. The app is designed to assist households handle issues as they come up, whether or not at house or in public. For extra info, go to www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com or name the native Home Instead Senior Care workplace at 464-9200
Coached to Good Health: From migraines to menopause, a health coach may also help you handle your signs and really feel higher each day. For extra info or to schedule an appointment, contact Debbie DeAngelo, RNC, BSN, at 877-5483.
Personal vitamin teaching with Sandra Luthringer, R.D. (for adults and youngsters 5 and older): A one-on-one counseling service with a registered dietitian to assist tackle your particular must undertake a more healthy way of life that’s proper for you. Call 877-6145 to make an appointment. Cost: $60 for preliminary seek the advice of, $35 for comply with-up consults; no cost to eligible Highmark and Gateway members.
UPMC Hamot Health Connection’s registered dietitians are providing private vitamin teaching for adults and youngsters 5 years and older to assist handle shoppers’ particular must undertake a more healthy way of life. Call 877-6145 to make an appointment.
The Meadville Family YMCA, 356 Chestnut St., Meadville, presents swim classes for all ages, all talents, all yr. Aqua Babies is for youngsters 6 months to three years previous; Tadpoles is for these ages three to five who nonetheless want mother and dad however are prepared for classes. There are 5 ranges of preschool courses, 5 ranges of youth courses, plus grownup newbies, stroke work class, and a conditioning class for adults. An Adaptive class has a decrease ratio of scholars to teacher. All courses are for members and nonmembers. Aqua Babies is free for members; nonmembers might be a part of for the lesson worth. Stop by or name 814-336-2196 to register.
Glenwood Park YMCA, 3727 Cherry St., provides private vitamin teaching, a one-on-one program designed by a registered dietitian to deal with the wants of people in search of vitamin counseling referring to weight administration, coronary heart health or diabetes. Counseling is out there by appointment. Call 868-0867, Ext. 258.
Health and Safety Classes: The Greater Erie County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 4961 Pittsburgh Ave., gives quite a lot of health and security courses. Advance registration and cost is required for all courses. For info or to register, name 833-0942, Ext. 245.
AARP provides protected-driving courses for seniors. Fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Proof of getting taken an eight-hour course is required to register for the 4-hour refresher course. Discount given on auto insurance coverage for three years after profitable completion in fact. Call Karen Willey at 397-3883.
MS swim program, Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute pool, 100 Barber Place. Participants have selection of two of 4 courses provided at numerous occasions all through the week. Free. Doctor’s word required stating that individual can take part in an aquatics program. Call 878-4071.
Learn learn how to give up smoking and/or utilizing smokeless tobacco. Free packages out there. For phone-based mostly assist, name 800-784-8669. For on-line assist, go to www.quitnet.com. For details about native packages, name the Erie County Department of Health at 451-6709.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
UPMC Hamot Health Connection, 118 E. Second St., 877-6145.
Saint Vincent Medical Office Building, Room L-60, 2315 Myrtle St. (consists of Saint Vincent Community Fitness Room), 866-4817.
Saint Vincent Women’s Center, 311 W. 24th St., 452-5664.
Saint Vincent McGarvey Learning Center, 232 W. 25th St., 866-4817.
UPMC Hamot Heart Institute, 120 E. Second St., 877-2681.
Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot, 118 E. Second St., 877-6000.
LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, 5401 Peach St.
The Regional Cancer Center, 2500 W. 12th St.
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