Variety of Free Community Programs Offered at Jefferson Regional Medical Center

Jefferson Hills, PA - February 08, 2010

Jefferson Regional Medical Center has scheduled a variety of free programs for the community. Topics range from free tax preparation for seniors to medical treatment for knee, hip and shoulder pain and more. Free parking is available. The schedule is as follows:

Free Cancer Support Group: Free group helps adult patients and loved ones cope with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, meetings held the second Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., J Café vending area. To register, call 412-469-7100.

Free Tax Preparation for Seniors, held in conjunction with AARP, Jefferson Regional Senior Services offers free tax preparation to eligible individuals based on age and income, with a combined income of $50,000 or less and age 60 years and older, through April 15. Appointments required. Please call 412-469-7099 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Sleep Disorder Center Equipment Fair: March 30, 4 to 6 p.m. Stop in to see the newest CPAP/BIPAP equipment and masks currently available. Sleep Disorder Center, Suite 503, South Hills Medical Building. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. Call 412-469-7100 to register.

Sleep/CPAP/BIPAP Open House: Includes free sleep disorder screenings, CPAP/BIPAP mask fittings and equipment check, and tours of the Sleep Disorder Center. Walk in Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to noon, or by appointment. Sleep Disorder Center, Suite 503, South Hills Medical Building. Call 412-469-5981 for details.

Hip and Knee Pain Seminar on causes of and treatments for knee and hip pain, on March 9, or April 13, 10 to 11 a.m.; Bibro Pavilion. Call 412-469-7100 to register.

Health Care Career Crew, Students and their parents explore various health care professions, on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Bibro Pavilion, call 412-469-5778 for details and to register.

Orthopedic Seminar: “Current Concepts in Joint Replacement,” with speaker Robert Weiss, MD, orthopedic surgeon. March 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Bibro Pavilion, call 412-469-7100 to register.

Health for Her: “The Cutting Edge: Focus on Using Robotics, Orifice and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques,” with speaker Charles Cline, MD, general surgeon. March 25, 5 to 7 p.m. Bibro Pavilion, call 412-469-7100 to register.

Health for Her: “Medical Treatment for Knee, Hip and Shoulder Pain,” with speaker Christopher Radkowski, MD, orthopedic surgeon. April 15, 5 to 7 p.m. Bibro Pavilion, call 412-469-7100 to register.

Health for Her: “Choosing and Using Safe Plastics,” with speaker Maryann Donovan, PhD, MPH, on understanding health effects of plastics in food storage and cooking, plastic safety in toys and baby bottles, April 19, 5 to 7 p.m., Bibro Pavilion, call 412-469-7100 to register.

Growing Through Grief: A Bereavement Support Group, a six-week educational bereavement program open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Co-sponsored by Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Family Hospice and Palliative Care. April 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bibro Pavilion, call 412-572-8829 to register.

Taking Charge of Your Healthcare: Advance Directives, Palliative Care and Other Healthcare Options, April 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., free educational program with speaker Ruth Zalonis, RN, Oncology. Bibro Pavilion. Call 412-469-7100 to register.

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Candy Williams

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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