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November 26, 2014
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Growing older together

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship warmly invites you to the first of a series of programs dedicated to growing older together in community. Carol Rocklin, Beverly Sterner and Ginny Nordstrom will lead this sesssion, exploring ways to support one another as our needs change with age.

The program will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake on Sunday, November 9. A social time and light refreshments follow. For further information, call 570/448-3174. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

Caregivers complete workshop on dying

LIBERTY, NY — The Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County was honored to have Padma Dyvine, RN, MA, CHPN and end-of-life care practitioner, present “Presence at the Bedside, Care in the Last Days of Life” recently to 10 individuals. The caregivers all received a certificate of completion and flowers at the close of the four-hour session.  Read more

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

9/21/14 — Joseph Jayden Burton was born to Michelle Burton of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Karen Burton of Beach Lake, PA.
9/29/14 — Sayre Morgenstern III was born to Jennifer Morgenstern and Sayre Morgenstern II of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Garry and Sherry Freiermuth. Paternal grandparents are Henry and Althea Morgenstern.  Read more

Navigating health care reform for farmers and independent workers

LIBERTY, NY — Farmers and the general public are invited to attend a free workshop, Navigating Health Care Reform, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) on Friday, November 14. Nicole Tapia, a bilingual health care navigator will present this educational opportunity for anyone confused about health care and the Affordable Care Act. The class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Ambulance Chronicles

Sing

Call 911 and radios sing in your town. A call for help, a call to convene. Tones ring, volunteers come, help is given, things are set right. Over and over, every day.

The cycle of work is said to be an honorable thing. Whitman sang its praise in the time of Senators Fremont and Roscoe. Before the Civil War, the anthem was to occupy the occupations, be neither master nor servant, be all equal in our work.  Read more

Treatment of animal bites

There is no accurate data about the number of animal bites that occur each year other than emergency-room visits (approximately 320,000 a year). There are 70 million pet dogs and 74 million pet cats in the U.S., and there are an estimated three to six million animal bites per year, approximately 80 to 90% are from dogs, five to 15% are from cats, and two to five percent are from rodents, with the balance from other small animals (e.g. rabbits, ferrets), farm animals, monkeys, reptiles and others.  Read more

Crystal Run Healthcare donates to St. Jude’s

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Crystal Run Healthcare held a dress-down day to help raise funds and awareness to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In total, the employees raised $2,339. All funds raised were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during Thunder 102’s radiothon on September 19. Mike Sakell, on-air host at Thunder 102, left; Lauren Ramos, junior accountant at Crystal Run Healthcare; Dr. Michelle A.  Read more

There is no health without mental health; The vision to see and then to make wise choices

Last week, during Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Month, the White House held a briefing to discuss mental health priorities in 2014. The phrase “mental health” appears frequently in the mass media, perhaps most often in a negative connotation. However, it is useful to view mental health in a more positive perspective, more than merely the absence of a mental illness.  Read more

Ambulance Chronicles

[Editor’s note: The River Reporter welcomes a new feature by Sam Avrett to our monthly health section. Ambulance Chronicles will introduce our readers to the ambulance corps members who respond to medical emergencies in the Upper Delaware River region and the people who need their help in a crisis situation. We salute all of the men and women who volunteer for this important work in our local communities.]

My 911 radio mocks me. People sometimes think that volunteering on an ambulance corps is about blood and glory. So not true.  Read more

New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
9/1/14 — Ryder Jace Frisbie was born to Nichole and Jason Frisbie of Kenoza Lake, NY. Maternal grandparents are Debbie Dunning and the late Charles VanAmburgh of Truth or Consequences, NM. Paternal grandparents are Barbara Frisbie and the late Ronald Frisbie of Kenoza Lake, NY.
9/3/14 — Lance Alan Ropke was born to Candace Ropke and Scott Ropke Jr. of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Carol Bortree of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Scott and Pam Ropke of Narrowsburg, NY.  Read more

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