Upcoming events hosted by Health By Choice include a soil regeneration group workshop with Maury Strife pressing “Dirty Little Secret Dirty Electricity” for $50 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 and a program on sweat lodges to honor Native American heritage for $10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17, both at the office, 1721 Lafayette Road, New Enterprise, and a monthly seminar, topic to be determined, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Sheetz Center, 1309 11th Ave., Altoona.

Sibling class will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the UPMC Bedford Blackburn room. For more information, call 623-9712.

Childbirth and newborn class will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the UPMC Bedford cafeteria. For more information, call 623-9712.

Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 934-7403 or 329-3863. The Altoona region group belongs to the Pennsylvania Lyme Resource Network. Visit www.palyme.org. Socks pre-treated with permethrin will be offered for sale. The tick repellent protection lasts through 70 washings.

Summit Quest Fitness classes for 2019 include exercise Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m., line dancing Saturdays at 9 a.m. (call 979-1222), pilates Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and exercise Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Classes are offered as part of membership. Walk-in fee for non-members is $5. Call 623-6031 or 585-2249 for more information.

Families of Addiction Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Bedford Presbyterian Church annex building, second floor entrance. For more information, call 717-286-4129 or 327-8677.

Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on Sundays at the Immaculate Conception Church, 1416 Dudley Road, Dudley. Questions will be answered by calling 494-6028.

NARCONON is available to help families who are looking for ways to help loved ones who need treatment for addiction, even if it’s an intervention. To learn more, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.html. For free screenings or referrals, call 1- 800-431-1754

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the club room on the third floor of the Northview Building at Homewood in Martinsburg. No pre-registration is required; all are welcome. For more information, contact Erin Weaver at 793-1338.

Grief Support Group will be offered free of charge by Family Hospice and Palliative Care, part of UPMC Home Nursing Agency, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday, except December, at the Home Nursing Agency’s Bedford County office, 227 Hospital Drive, Suite 2, Everett. Dates for 2019 include Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17. Facilitated by Family Hospice Spiritual Counselor Pastor John Bennett, the support group is free. For more information or to register, call Charlene Ebersole, bereavement secretary, at 947-7060.

Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Group will meet at the Bedford United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St., at 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Anyone caring for someone with memory problems is invited to attend. No advance sign-up is necessary. Call 623-7772 for more information.

Breastfeeding support is offered by a certified lactation consultant at the Pennwood Women, Infants and Children office on the second Wednesday of every month. Prenatal breastfeeding class is offered from 10 to 11 a.m., and a nursing mom’s project and social hour will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants need not be WIC clients. Call 623-6571 to register.

Bedford Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at upstairs meeting room, Bedford Presbyterian Annex Building, 115 E. Penn St., Bedford, in the rear of the building. Call 623-6891 for directions.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon Tuesdays at upstairs meeting room, Bedford Presbyterian Annex Building, 115 E. Penn St., Bedford, upstairs in rear of building. Call 623-6891 for directions.

Overeaters Anonymous Support Group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at UPMC Bedford Memorial Vreeland room. For more information, call 623-1557.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Bedford 444 meets Thursday at 6 p.m. in the UPMC Bedford Memorial Vreeland room. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 652-5416.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Schellsburg 0487 meets Tuesdays for weigh-ins at 8:30 a.m. and meetings at 9 a.m. at United Church of Schellsburg. Visitors are welcome to attend a free meeting. Call 839-9402 or visit www.tops.org for more information.

Pennsylvania Department of Health will hold child immunization clinics at the Bedford County State Health Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. For an appointment, call 623-2001.

Blood pressure screenings will be offered free of charge monthly by Home Nursing Agency on the second and fourth Mondays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. at the Bedford Senior Center, 203 S. Richard St.; the second Tuesday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hopewell Senior Center, 305 Mifflin St.; the first Wednesday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Manns Choice Senior Center; the third Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Northern Bedford Senior Center, 4100 Woodbury Pike, Woodbury; the second Thursday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Saxton Senior Center, 707 Ninth St.; and the last Friday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Everett Senior Center, 101 W. Main St.


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