June 11, 2013

Health Notes: June 11, 2013

Educational program about renal disease planned

PLATTSBURGH — The H.K. Freedman Renal Center staff is offering a two-part educational program to those with renal disease and their loved ones.

“Kidney Basics and Treatments” is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19. “Nutrition and Adjustment” is planned for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26. Both programs are free and are held in the CVPH Health Plaza center.

For more information or to register, call Joni-Jill Tobrocke at 566-7043.

Alzheimer’s Walk, run set for Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — The Alzheimer’s Walk and 5K Cross-Country Fun Run 2013 is set for Saturday, June 15, at Saranac Lake High School.

The recreational walk/run sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center raises awareness and funds for the Third Age Adult Day Center. The proceeds remain in the community to support programs and services.

Registration starts at 10 a.m.; the walk/run starts at 10:30 a.m. Participants may register as an individual or team. Any individual raising $500 or more will be entered to win a grand prize. Every $500 raised means another chance to win.

There will be refreshments, prizes and a DJ. For the Fun Run, costumes are admired but not required.

For questions or to sign up, call 564-3370 or email

Blood drives hosted around region

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Regional Blood Center is partnering with many businesses and organizations to hold numerous blood drives this month.

Here is the schedule: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 13, Champlain Telephone/Primelink; 12:30 to 4 p.m.Thursday, June 13, FCI Ray Brook; noon to 4 p.m. Friday, June 14, Plattsburgh Fire Department, Cornelia Street; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, Cadyville Fire Department; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, West Chazy Fire Department; 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service; 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Chateaugay Sons of the American Legion; 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Mooers Fire Department; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, AuSable Forks Ambulance Service; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, Walmart in Malone; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, Essex Fire Department; 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, New York State Police, Plattsburgh Barracks; 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department; and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, Alice Hyde Medical Center.

For more information about sponsoring a drive or becoming a blood donor, call 562-7406 or go to To learn more about the bone marrow registry, go to or email

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