n The Annual Mon Valley Hospital Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Charleroi Market House, 423 McKean Ave., Charleroi. Registration begins at 9 a.m. the day of the event or register early at bit.ly/mvhbcw18. Pre-registration is not required. A $10 minimum donation is suggested for anyone over the age of 6 years. The first 300 walkers raising or donating a minimum of $25 will receive a commemorative bag. The first 400 participants receive a goody bag and a pink power towel. Registration brochures can be found at www.monvalleyhospital.com/fund_development/events.htm. For more information, call 724-258-1855.
n Monongahela Valley Hospital is hosting a breast cancer luncheon, education and screening event 12:30-3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the education conference center. Learn how early detection and diagnosis can protect you and those you love from breast cancer. Physicians will present the program and offer informational displays. Participants may also receive a free breast exam. Registration is required by calling 724-258-1333.
n Monongahela Valley Hospital will be hosting their annual Medical Staff Symposium at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 24 in the education conference center. This annual event, featuring renowned speakers from across the country, is designed for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to learn about the latest advancements in cancer management. Cost is $25 for non-MVH physicians and nurses. For more information call, 724-258-1145.
n Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the education conference center. Free parking is available. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1282 or visit redcrosslife.org.
n Breaking Addiction, HEAL Group for Men. This small group meeting for men is designed to help those who have a desire to overcome addictions and find a new direction in life. All sessions give instruction for practical life skills through Biblical Principles found in God’s Word. Discussion and interaction are encouraged at each group meeting. They are scheduled at 7 p.m. the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Eagle Ranch Ministries Inc., 1579 Pleasant Valley Road, Mount Pleasant. Registration: 724-542-7243.
n Breaking Addiction, HEAL Group for Women. This small group meeting for women is designed to help those who have a desire to overcome addictions and find a new direction in life. All sessions give instruction for practical life skills through Biblical Principles found in God’s Word. Discussion and interaction are encouraged at each group meeting. The meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Eagle Ranch Ministries Inc., 1579 Pleasant Valley Road, Mount Pleasant. Registration: 724-244-5261 or 412-969-8520.
n Mon Valley Hospital is offering an Alzheimer’s Support Group 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the education conference center. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the families, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations: 724-258-1333.
n Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of the month at Lafayette Manor. Classes meet in the new Physical Therapy Department. Light refreshments are provided.
n Cancer Grief Group, 2:30-4 p.m. every Thursday at Our Clubhouse on Route 30 East in Greensburg for family and friends who have lost a loved one to cancer. Registration: www.excelahealth.org or 877-771-1234.
n Grief support group, 6-8 p.m., first Tuesday of every month, at the St. John the Evangelist Church on West Crawford Avenue in Connellsville. The group is a collaborative effort for those facing grief due to the loss of a loved one from addiction. Information: 724-628-6840.
n Al-Anon Family Groups, 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Trinity Church parlor, Fayette and Morgantown streets, Uniontown. Please enter at the handicapped ramp entrance. A second is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Fridays, Christian Church, Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville. These meetings are for anyone who has been affected by or is having problems from someone else’s drinking. Information: al-anon.alateen.org or pa-al-anon.org.
n Survivors of Incest Anonymous group, 6:30-8 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month, excluding holidays. This 12-step recovery program is meant for men and women aged 18 or older who were sexually abused by a trusted person as a child. The group meets at the Mount Macrina Retreat Center. A similar group, Healing Friends, is from 6:30-7:30 p.m., East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Information: email@example.com siawso.org, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
n Missing Piece of My Heart Support Group, the last Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m. at the Crime Victim’s Center conference room in the Oliver Square Plaza. The group is for families who have lost a child to a violent crime. Information: 724-438-1470.
n Silver Generation Support Program, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays, East End United Community Center, Uniontown. The program is for ages 55 and older. Information: 724-437-1660.
n Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m. today and Oct. 22 in the Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Education Conference Center. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Required registration: 724-678-3601.
n The Mon Valley Hospital is offering an Ostomy Support Group. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets 2-3 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Information: 724-258-1773.
n The fall program for Stepping Stones Bereavement Support will be held 7-9 p.m. Mondays at the Fayette County Health Center, 100 New Salem Road, Uniontown. The program runs for nine more weeks with different topics being presented weekly. Anyone who is newly bereaved or still having problems dealing with grief is invited to attend. There is no cost to participate. Registration: 724-439-1683.
n Monongahela Valley Hospital is offering the program Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10 in the education conference center. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483.
n Monongahela Valley Hospital is offering the program Innovations in Medicine: “Celiac Disease,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 in the education conference center. This education program is designed to educate you about Celiac Disease. Nick Bellicini, M.D., will discuss symptoms and treatments for celiac disease. To register, call 724-258-1333.
n Monongahela Valley Hospital is offering the program Innovations in Medicine: “Colon Cancer,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 in the education conference center. This education program is designed to educate you about Colon Cancer. Arshad Bachelani, M.D., will discuss symptoms and treatments for Colon Cancer. Registration: 724-258-1333.
n Monongahela Valley Hospital will be offering the program American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 8-10 a.m. Oct. 30 in the education conference center. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card.
n Monongahela Valley Hospital will be offering adult classes for the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 4-8 p.m. Oct. 30. in the education conference center. The fee for the class is $50 to cover the class and required materials. Registration: 724-258-1333.
n Exercise classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, Brownsville. Classes include chair dancing at 9:30 a.m. followed by healthy steps at 11 a.m. Information: 724-938-3554.
n Chair Fit mixes cardiovascular endurance and strength training in a low-impact exercise that focuses on maintaining the ability to complete activities of daily living. Class meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Conference Room D, First Floor, Excela Westmoreland Hospital.
n Yoga class, 5:15 p.m., Thursdays, Auditorium A/B, First Floor, Excela Latrobe Hospital. Class attendees should wear exercise clothes, and bring mat, athletic shoes and water. Information: 724-830-8568.
n Interval Training class, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, at the Memorial Conference Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.
n Strength and Tone classes for muscle building and conditioning class meets from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays, Memorial Conference Center, Ground Floor, Excela Westmoreland Hospital.
n Body Sculpting and Core Conditioning, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Wednesdays in the Memorial Conference Center in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Information: 724-830-8568. Class attendees should wear exercise clothes, and bring mat, athletic shoes and water.