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New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

5/2/14 — Alyvia Grace Worden was born to Holly and William Worden of Port Jervis, NY. Maternal grandparents are James Stewart of Milford, PA and Jane Stewart of Greely, PA. Paternal grandparents are Linda and R. Michael Worden of Port Jervis, NY.
5/5/14 — Lyra Ann Shencavitz was born to Angelica and George Shencavitz of Equinunk, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robin Becker of Damascus, PA and Robert Becker of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Theresa Jarski of Kingston, NY and George Shencavitz of Damascus, PA.  Read more

Charity Health System thanks volunteers

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Last year volunteers at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern donated a record 80,014 hours of their time in service.

On May 1, these three hospitals of the Bon Secours Charity Health System honored volunteers at a luncheon at the Fountains Wallkill Golf Course in Middletown. Senior administrators expressed their gratitude to the many dedicated men and women, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens.

Bon Secours nurses complete ‘Caring Advocate’ program

WARWICK, NY — On Wednesday, April 30, six of seven registered nurses and one holistic health practitioner, all serving in Orange and Rockland county hospitals that form the Bon Secours Charity Health System, participated in a graduation ceremony held in the chapel at Mount Alverno Center.  Read more

What you need to know about Hepatitis C

Recently there has been increasing attention given to Hepatitis C in the print media because of new treatments available. Hepatitis C is not a newly discovered disease, but most of us are not aware of its potential to cause serious disease.  Read more

Healthy Steps Program targets fall prevention

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging’s Marie Alexander and Carleen Faatz traveled to Waymart to present a program called Healthy Steps for Older Adults “Falls Prevention.” This program is a part of the Primetime Health program written by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The program is designed to help those who are 50 years of age and older take better care of themselves, stay healthy and prevent falls. The group learned how to make their homes safer, eat more healthily and what questions to ask their physicians.  Read more

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group formed

LIBERTY, NY — A new Caregivers Support Group will start shortly in Sullivan County. It is sponsored by the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with volunteers and staff at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. The purpose of the support group is to provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or related disorders to meet and develop a mutual support system among people who really understand what they are going through because they’ve been there too.  Read more

Bon Secours to host Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair

PORT JERVIS, NY — May is Mental Health Month, and in recognition of the importance of informing the public on how to protect behavioral health and promote general wellbeing, Bon Secours Community Hospital will host an all-day Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair. The festive event will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the hospital’s parking lot outside 160 East Main St. and will feature free refreshments, musical entertainment, valuable demonstrations, dietary and therapy information and handouts.  Read more

Fallsburg to hold Wellness Day

FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Central School District Wellness Committee will hold its 2014 Wellness Day on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Fallsburg Junior/Senior High School front parking lot. Rain or shine, kids, students, parents, staff and community are invited to enjoy the morning with many healthcare providers offering free information.  Read more

Yoga classes for all abilities

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering several fitness classes. All classes are held at St. John Street Education Center in Monticello.  Read more

Healthy Steps in Motion: A free exercise class for seniors

HONESDALE, PA — Healthy Steps in Motion is an exercise program that incorporates warm-up, balance, weight resistance/strength training and cool-down segments as its program foundation. It was designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and is offered to area older adults at no cost. The classes will be held May 6 to June 26 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 Tenth St.  Read more

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