North Country Regional Blood Donor Center schedules drives
PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center, a program of CVPH Medical Center, has planned its blood drives for February.
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to donate at one of the following drives: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Am Vets, Whippleville Road, Malone; 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, Peru Fire Department; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, PSUC Angell Center; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, Medisca (625 Route 3 Suite 100, Plattsburgh); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, Chazy High School; 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, American Legion Post 912, Rouses Point; 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, Willsboro Fire Department; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, Essex County Department of Social Services, Elizabethtown; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, Brushton-Moira American Legion Post 939; 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 13, American Legion Post 20, Quarry Road; 2:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, Ausable Forks Volunteer Ambulance Service; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, Walmart, Malone; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, CVPH Auditoriums A+B; 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, NYS DEC Ray Brook; 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, Keene Fire Department; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, West Chazy Fire Department; 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, NuMed, Hopkinton; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Morrisonville Ambulance Service; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, Alice Hyde Medical Center; 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, Chazy American Legion Post 769; and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, Salmon River High School.
More information and a complete listing of upcoming drives can be found at www.cvph.org.
NAMI:CV to host WRAP workshop
PLATTSBURGH — A 12-week Wellness Recovery Action Planning workshop will be held at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Champlain Valley, 14 Healey Ave., Suite D, Plattsburgh.
WRAP, running from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Feb. 22, is geared toward people who experience psychiatric symptoms and for those who care about them, including health care professionals, family members, supporters and friends.
Topics will include: Empowerment & Responsibility; Developing a Wellness Recovery Action Plan; Changing Negative Thoughts to Positive Ones; Stress Reduction & Relaxation Techniques; Developing & Keeping Support Systems; The Importance of Education; Taking Preventative Action Early; Diet, Light & Exercise; Taking Responsibility for Wellness; Building Self-Esteem and Confidence; and Peer Counseling.
Workshop size is limited to 12 participants; there is no charge. Pre-registration is required at 561-2685, Ext. 10.
Rietsema on 2014 Hixny board of directors
ALBANY – Plattsburgh’s Dr. Wouter Rietsema, vice president of quality and information services at CVPH Medical Center, has been voted onto Hixny’s Board of Directors.
The group also announced that Dr. John D. Bennett, president and CEO of CDPHP, has been re-elected to serve a second, one-year term as chairman of the board.
In addition to the newly elected officers, Hixny also named its entire slate of directors. These include: Phil Deleel, director of information systems, Adirondack Health; Dr. Barbara Morris, chief medical officer, Community Care Physicians; Joseph Gambino, CEO, Hometown Health Center; Barbara Hess, chief administrative officer, SEFCU; Paul Macielak, president and CEO, New York Health Plan Association; Katherine Alonge-Coons, commissioner of mental health, Rensselaer County; Brian O’Grady, vice president, BlueShield of Northeastern New York; and Bonnie Chavin, president, Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation. All officers and directors are elected to serve a one-year-term.
To learn more about Hixny, visit www.hixny.org.
Mercy Care plans Friendship Volunteer Training
LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Lake Placid on the mornings of Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 and in Tupper Lake on Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. The training sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both mornings are required to complete the training.
Anyone in the Tri-Lakes, Keene, Keene Valley, Wilmington, or other surrounding communities who is interested in becoming a Mercy Care friendship volunteer is invited to take the training in Lake Placid or Tupper Lake. New volunteers will join Mercy Care’s friendship volunteers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid who are helping elders stay connected to their communities.
Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer Training Program is free of charge but pre-registration is required. To request registration information, contact Sheila Schneck at Mercy Care at 523-5583. Volunteers of all faiths are encouraged and invited to participate.
Contact Mercy Care at: 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946; by calling Donna Beal, executive director, at 523-5581; or by email at email@example.com. For more information, visit Mercy Care’s website at http://www.adkmercy.org.