May 13, 2014

Health Notes: May 13, 2014

Mercy Care offers educational forums

LAKE PLACID —  Mercy Care for the Adirondacks will host two educational forums, “Giving and Receiving Care in the Adirondacks” and “Family Caregiving: Health Effects and Intervention Strategies” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Paul Smith’s College.

To register for the forums, contact Sheila Schneck at 523-5580 or The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $20. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are registration fee scholarships available for elders experiencing financial hardship.

Aspen Dental announces ‘Healthy Mouth Movement’

PLATTSBURGH — The Aspen Dental offices in Plattsburgh and Vermont (Rutland and Williston) are participating in “Healthy Mouth Movement,” a program that provides free dental care to people in need, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

To receive free service, patients must make advance appointments at a participating Aspen Dental location by calling (844) 229-0070 for New York and (844) 234-9032 for Vermont. Spaces are limited. In the spirit of helping as many people as possible, dentists will focus on treating the most urgent dental needs of each patient by providing services such as fillings, extractions, x-rays or basic denture repairs, a press release states.

Feldenkrais Method topic of workshops

PAUL SMITHS — Two half-day workshops on the Feldenkrais Method are scheduled for May 17 at the Saunders Sports Complex at Paul Smith’s College.

“Getting to Know Your Gluteus Muscles” will be the topic of the Saturday morning workshop, with “Gardening the Easy Way” in the afternoon. Participants may sign up for one or both workshops. For those who feel a private session is necessary, appointments may be made for Sunday. No experience with the Feldenkrais Method is necessary.

The Feldenkrais Method is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning, according to a press release.

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