October 9, 2012

Health Notes: Oct. 9, 2012

Blood drives set

PLATTSBURGH — There are many opportunities to give blood in October through the North Country Regional Blood Donor Program.

Here’s the schedule: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Chazy High School; 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Peru Fire Department; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Brushton-Moira American Legion Post 939; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Clinton County Government Center; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, AuSable Forks Ambulance Service; 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Keeseville Fire Department; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Bangor Fire Department; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Angell College Center at SUNY Plattsburgh (health fair and marrow registry); 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 25, Ward Lumber, Jay; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Wilmington Fire Department; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Peru High School; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, North Country Community College Malone campus; and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Morrisonville Ambulance Service.

The Blood Donor Center, 85 Plaza Blvd., is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in donors are encouraged. To learn how to host a drive, call 562-7406.

Chronic Illness Support Group meets today

PLATTSBURGH — The Coping With Chronic Illness Support Group meets 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at Blessed John XXIII Newman Center, 90 Broad St.

This group, which meets the second Tuesday of every month, is for people whose lives have been affected by any chronic illness and who wish to find support and information on how to live well despite the many changes that can occur.

It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Samaritan Family Counseling Center at 643-6894 or email

Living Healthy workshops offered

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