Health Happenings for week of Dec. 1

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Charity Events

• Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society is sponsoring a $6 jewelry sale presented by In Design Fundraising from 7 a.m. today to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Little Shop Corridor, first floor, Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Call 724-689-0206.

• The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a holiday cookie tray sale at 10 a.m. Friday in the lobby of Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll. For more information, call 724-258-1167.

Screenings

• Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a bone density screening from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at its Healthy Directions health resource center, Finleyville Giant Eagle, 3701 Brownsville Road, Union. For more information, call 724-348-6699.

Flu Shots

• Allegheny Valley Hospital is sponsoring a flu clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. Participants must be at least 18. The cost is $25, free for those 65 and older, pending insurance verification. Registration is required. Call 724-274-5202.

Blood Drives

•  To find a blood drive near you call:

-- The Central Blood Bank, 412-209-7000 or 1-800-310-9551.

-- The American Red Cross, 1-800-733-2767. For bloodmobile locations, check www.www.redcrossblood.org/greateralleghenies.

Seminars/Lectures

• Allegheny Valley Hospital is sponsoring a Highmark BCBS Medicare Solutions Seminar at 11 a.m. Friday at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. To register, call 1-800-978-0231.

Classes/Workshops

•  Excela Health is sponsoring the following classes in the Memorial Conference Center, on the ground floor of Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, except where indicated. Call 1-877-771-1234.

-- Sibling Class, for older children of expectant parents, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, conference rooms A/D, first floor, Westmoreland Hospital. Participants should bring a doll or a stuffed animal for role play.

-- Childbirth and Beyond, 7 to 9:30 p.m. three consecutive Wednesdays beginning Wednesday.

-- Your Changing Body for Girls, for girls ages 9-13 and their parents or guardians, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

-- Infant Care, 7 to 9:30 p.m. next Monday and Dec. 16.

-- Family and Friends CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10, auditorium A, first floor, Latrobe Hospital.

• Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a Baby Care Class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. next Monday at its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 800 Plaza Drive, Rostraver. For more information, call 724-258-2229, ext. 9.

Support Groups

•  Self Help Group Network, a service PA 2-1-1 Southwest, provides a database of support groups. Call 412-255-1155.


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