Health Happenings for August 5, 2014

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Special Events

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources’ Healthy Directions health resource center is sponsoring a Third Anniversary Celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday in recognition of its relocation to the Finleyville Giant Eagle, 3701 Brownsville Road, Union. Free blood pressure checks, health information and cake and light refreshments will be available throughout the day. Call 724-348-6699.


■ 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. No appointments necessary. For more information, call 724-348-6699.

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


■ Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring “Innovations in Medicine — Post-Surgical Pain” at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Willow Room of its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 900 Plaza Drive, Rostraver, as part of a series. To register, call 724-258-1333.


■ Allegheny Valley Hospital is sponsoring the following classes in its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. To register, call 724-274-5202.

— Basic life support for Healthcare Provider CPR, 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $45 per student, includes required manual.

— Safe Sitter for ages 11 and up, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $50 per student. Space limited to six.

— Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and next Tuesday. Cost: $35 per person per part, $50 for both, includes required manual.

■ Mon-Vale Health Resources, in conjunction with Rostraver EMS, is offering a CPR class at 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 800 Plaza Drive, Rostraver. The cost is $35. To register, call 724-872-9200.

Support Groups

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

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