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Wednesday, December 31 1969

health

Glitter Jar Making Workshop

Adapted from a Salasin Center press release:

In honor of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month, the Salasin Center and the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) are co-hosting a free Self-Care Glitter Jar Making Workshop on Wednesday, April 19th, from 5PM to 7PM, at the RPX (1 Osgood Street) in Greenfield.  Snacks will be provided, all adults are welcome to attend, and pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

New Grief Support Groups Start Soon

Adapted from a Hospice of Franklin County press release:

If you are dealing with loss, Hospice of Franklin County wants you to know that two support groups will soon be available to help you.  "Grief & the Holidays" will focus on coping with this season following the death of a loved one and "Loss of a Loved One from Substance Abuse" is specifically for people who experienced the death of their loved one at least three months ago.

Learn More About Fair Housing in Greenfield

Adapted from a The Salasin Center press release:

The Salasin Center has teamed up with the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, a leader in providing public education on fair housing and fair lending issues, to provide the public with a free training session on Wednesday, October 5th, from 4PM to 5PM.  At this event, MA Fair Housing's Margaret Curran will go into depth about the discrimination her organization sees against families with children, due to lead paint.  She'll also briefly cover other discrimination issues and how to address them.

Learn Healthy Eating Habits

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

In September and October, Baystate Health Dietitian Alicia Walter, MS, RDN/LDN, will be focusing on "Mindful Eating/Learning Healthy Eating Habits of Mind" in the free, monthly, nutrition class that she teaches.  Though geared toward Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients, these sessions are open to the general public.  Each class will be held on a Wednesday, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Conference Room C, with 2 choices for timeslot.  Participants can either attend from 10:15AM to 11:15AM or from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

Still Time to Register for Wheeling for Healing

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Registration is still open for the 9th annual Wheeling for Healing bike/walk/run benefit on Sunday, August 21st, that will start and end at Greenfield Community College (GCC).  The event features 3 different rides:  a 10-mile route through the Greenfield meadows; a moderate 25-mile ride through Bernardston, Gill, Turners Falls, and Greenfield; and a challenging 50-mile route that goes up into the hills of Warwick and Wendell.  The walk/run course includes the GCC campus as well as neighboring streets, all within safe, low-traffic, areas.

Date Change for Next BFMC Nutrition Class

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

The upcoming installment of BFMC's free nutrition class with Baystate Health Dietitian Alicia Walter, MS, RDN/LDN, that was scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd, will take place on Wednesday, July 27th, instead.  This month's topic will be Learn to be Supermarket Savvy.  As usual, the class will take place in Conference Room C at the hospital, from 10:15AM to 11:15AM and be repeated from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

July Events at BFMC

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Our local hospital offers many classes on health related topics, as well as several monthly support groups, at no charge to the public.  In July, there will be an opportunity to learn about a dietary approach to stopping hypertension in addition to meetings for caregivers, stroke survivors, amputees, and their friends and family.

Give Blood & Learn About Heart Health at BFMC

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Next week is a busy one at Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) and you can be a part of it.  Consider giving blood on Monday, eligible blood donors will receive their choice of a Dunkin Donuts or Big Y gift card, or attending a free Heart & Vascular Health lecture on Wednesday night.

Voice Your Community Health Needs

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) will host a “Community Listening Session”, focusing on community health needs, on Tuesday, June 7th, from 3PM to 5PM, in the John Olver Transit Center (12 Olive Street), 1st floor meeting room.  The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

New Support Group & Photo Exhibit at BFMC

Adapted from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press releases:

Baystate Franklin Medical Center will begin offering a free, monthly, Stroke Support Group on Tuesday, May 17th, from 10AM to 11AM, in Conference Room C, facilitated by BFMC Emergency Department Nurse Educator & Stroke Coordinator Diane Stephan, RN, BSN.  In addition, there will be an opening reception for this summer's photo exhibit at the hospital, Sharing Our Bliss, on Thursday, May 19th.

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