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Valentine’s Day Heart-a-Thon

REGION — The Grover Hermann Hospital Auxiliary will participate in the February 14 Valentine’s Day Heart-a-Thon. On that day, pledges from anyone who calls 845/796-1212 between 9 and 10 a.m. on the morning of February 14 will benefit the Grover Hermann Hospital/Catskill Regional Medical Center.

If you will not be able to call in during that time period, you can call auxiliary president Dottie Schlegel at 845/932-8487 ahead of time to make your pledge. The auxiliary is hoping to raise enough money to purchase a portable ultrasound machine, an important diagnostic instrument.

Free Valentine’s whole body wellness clinic

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Beach Lake Wellness Center will hold a free Valentine’s Whole Body Wellness Clinic on Sunday, February 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The center will provide an afternoon of pampering for mind, body and spirit, offering chair massage, Reiki, acupuncture information and a 20-minute Shibashi class (a tai chi and qigong combination).  Read more

Hospital-to-home class for caregivers

LIBERTY, NY — Caregivers, seniors, and anyone concerned about an aging individual are invited to a free, informative program on Hospital-to-Home Preparation for seniors on Wednesday, February 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Refreshments will be provided.  Read more

Greater Hudson promotes Salvatore

MIDDLETOWN, NY — The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, has announced the promotion of Frank Salvatore Jr., RRT, MBA, FAARC to administrator of ancillary services.  Read more

Caregivers’ support group

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging welcomes you to join with other caregivers at the monthly meeting of the Caregiver’s Support Group, which will be held at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center, 323 10th St., on Wednesday, February 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The group meeting is informal, but informational. The counselors are experienced and understanding. Sharing experiences, ideas, situations, solutions and frustrations can help you and others who attend. Consider this as time for you to bolster your emotional and physical well-being.  Read more

Advocating for Medicaid and Medicare reform

At a time when much is said about a need for increased access to behavioral health care, legislative reforms are a challenge. Some who have attempted to reform Medicaid and Medicare have included Congressman Chris Gibson at a federal level and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, who chairs the Assembly Mental Health Committee in Albany. But the problem is not resolved.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

November 17, 2014 — Landon Jacob Van Varick was born to Cassandra Klim and Jordan Van Varick of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandmother is Lina Klim of Moscow, PA. Paternal grandparents are Steven and Shelley Van Varick of Damascus, PA.

December 4, 2014 — Carter James Buehring was born to Sandra and Erich Carl Buehring Jr. of Beach Lake, PA. Grandmother is Edna Mahne of Carbondale, PA. Grandfather is Erich Buehring Sr. of Carbondale, PA.  Read more

What you need to know about MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria responsible for difficult-to-treat and potentially fatal infections in humans. MRSA is any strain of Staphylococcus aureus that has developed resistance to specific antibiotics.  Read more

Free mammograms

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center’s (ORMC) Ray Moody, MD Breast Center and Orange Regional Medical Group will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Rd. Pre-registration is required. The event is open to women without insurance who are currently not experiencing breast problems, are over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram through this program within the last year. Women who have had a mammogram within one year and are now experiencing breast problems may still meet requirements.  Read more

Dentistry practice holds grand reopening

PORT JERVIS, NY — After an eight-month long renovation and office expansion, Aesthetic Family Dentistry will host an open house to celebrate the grand reopening of its new building on Friday, December 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 155 E. Main St. Light refreshments and cocktails will be provided.

The practice will also officially announce new programs and services during the open house, such as an in-house dental savings plan, and dental cleaning services to non-patients, available without an exam or x-rays. Visit or call 845/610-6732.

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