December 4, 2012

Health Notes: Dec. 4, 2012

Brown Bag series continues Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — “Disability Accessible Technology” is the topic of the next Brown Bag program sponsored by Behavioral Health Services North (BHSN) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Champlain Valley (NAMI: CV).

The talk is set for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the second floor meeting room of Plattsburgh City Library on Oak Street.

Bring your lunch. Resource materials will be provided.

Future talks, all from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. are: “Holistic Approaches to Recovery” Jan. 3; “Health Homes: What Are They?” Feb. 7; “Transgender Teens” March 7; and “Autism: Ask Your Questions” April 4.

For more information, call 563-8206, Ext. 135, or 561-2685, or email

Immunization clinics planned in Franklin County this Month

MALONE — Franklin County Public Health Services will be holding two immunization clinics this month.

Clinics are: from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 124 Catherine St., Malone; and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 136 Broadway, Saranac Lake.

A parent with current immunization records must accompany all children. Vaccines will also be available for children and young adults. Vaccine is also available for children 18 and under who do not have insurance to cover their vaccinations.

Call 481-1105 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Educational series offered to caregivers

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center in conjunction with High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. is offering a free educational series for caregivers.

The programs are held from 10 to 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Elizabethtown Hospital in the Board Room.

Topics include: “Understanding the Emotions of Caregiving” Dec. 11; “Dealing with Natural Feelings: Anger, Frustration and Guilt” Jan. 8; “Dealing with Family Members Who Won’t Help (But Will Criticize)” Feb. 12; “Strategies to Cut Caregiving Stress” March 12; and “Creating Networks of Help” April 9.

For more information, call 564-3370 or 1 (800) 639-8045, Ext. 106.

Blood drives set

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

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