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Wednesday, December 31 1969

wellness

Free Sports Medicine Clinic at BFMC

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

Baystate Rehabilitation Care at BFMC will sponsor the 13th annual Coaches’ Education Clinic, "Above the Waist", on Thursday, July 30th, from 5PM to 9PM, in the hospital's main conference rooms.  During this free sports medicine clinic, experts will discuss topics that pertain specifically to keeping young athletes safe and healthy.

News & Notes from BFMC

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

Baystate Franklin Medical Center would like the public to know that registration for their annual Wheeling for Healing fundraiser is now open, parents should review laundry packet safety, and a brain injury support group welcoming new members is taking place on the last Wednesday of every month.

Get a Massage, Help a Library!

Adapted from a Living Essence Healing Arts press release:

This Saturday, July 11th, 3 local healing arts practitioners will be offering on-site seated bodywork at several area libraries to raise funds for those organizations as well as awareness of the benefits of bodywork.  In exchange for a relaxing, refreshing, 15-minute seated bodywork session, the public will be asked to make a $15 suggested donation to the library they visit.  These events are part of EveryBodyDeserves a Massage Week, sponsored by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), the nation’s largest massage therapy and bodywork professional membership organization.

Register Now for Free Skin Cancer Screening

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

May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Awareness Month.  To help raise awareness, the Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Joel Gordon, MD, dermatologist, will co-sponsor a free skin cancer screening on Friday, May 29th, from 2PM to 4:30PM, in the BFMC Oncology Department.  During the screening, Dr. Gordon will examine new growths that are less than one year old; as well as old growths that have changed in color, size, shape, or pain level, or are causing irritation or bleeding.  The screening is not intended for individuals with skin rashes or for those who have seen a dermatologist in the past year.

Upcoming Events at BFMC

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

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Volunteer Services Department and Artisans of Western Mass will host an April Artisan Fair on Friday, April 3rd, from 9AM to 3PM, in the hospital’s main conference rooms.  Funds raised from the event will support the BFMC volunteers’ Media Lending Program.  In addition, the hospital is offering area residents a chance to have their cholesterol checked.

BFMC Offers Writing Workshop & Sports Clinic

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

This month, Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will offer a free writing workshop, Spirit of the Written Word, for Western Massachusetts residents touched by cancer, and Baystate Rehabilitation Care will sponsor a free sports clinic, Throwing, Rowing, Rackets, Clubs & More: A Sports Medicine Focus on the Upper Extremity Athlete.

Great Need for Blood Donors

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

The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Tuesday, February 17th, from 11AM to 4PM, in the Medical Office Building parking lot (48 Sanderson Street, Greenfield).  All blood types are needed.  All eligible donors will receive a soup mug.  “With the frequent snow storms this winter, we have had to cancel many of our scheduled blood drives,” said Saundra Rose, blood donor recruiter for Baystate Health.  “We are asking for your help to build our blood supply back up again.”

Free Complementary Care Clinic 1/19/15

Adapted from a Living Essence Healing Arts press release:

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, 3 local healing professionals are offering a seated bodywork clinic, open to everyone, on Monday, January 19, 2015, from 10:30AM to 1:30PM, at Green Fields Market. Sign up that day and receive a free 15-minute Acupressure Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, or Energy Healing session.

BFMC Yoga for Cancer Survivors

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

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a series of free, 8 week, yoga classes, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the YMCA in Greenfield.  The sessions, all taking place from 12PM to 1:30PM, will run January 7th through February 25th, March 4th through April 22nd, and April 29th through June 17th.

Holiday Activities at BFMC

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

Our local hospital has scheduled several events this month to help you get ready for the holidays.  It all starts with this Friday's craft fair and continues with a cholesterol screening, followed by the first ever evening performance by BFMC's female a capella group.

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