Free flu clinic in Lake Placid today
LAKE PLACID — The Visiting Nurse Service of Northeastern New York, along with the Visiting Nurse Service Foundation, will offer a free flu clinic for the community today.
The clinic will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at The Courtyard by Marriott Lake Placid, 5920 Cascade Road.
Flu shots will be available to anyone regardless of ability to pay. People with no insurance are encouraged to attend. The shots will be available to adults age 18 and up.
For more information or to pre-register, call the Visiting Nurse Service at 382-8050, Ext. 245.
New chief nursing officer at Adirondack Health
SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health recently elevated Linda McClarigan to the organization’s top patient-care position of chief nursing officer.
McClarigan, a registered nurse with more than 35 years of progressive patient-care experience, transitioned from interim chief nursing officer to her current leadership appointment in mid-December 2013.
McClarigan is responsible for the leadership, administration and evaluation of patient care for Adirondack Health.
She replaces Margaret Sorensen, who retired in late 2013 after serving as Adirondack Health’s chief nursing officer for several years.
‘Where the Heart Is’ raises awareness for Hospice Care
LAKE PLACID — Martha Gallagher takes to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts stage with her new one-woman show, “Where the Heart Is,” celebrating life in song, story and in-the-moment inspirations, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24.
Gallagher will also bring to the stage a partnership she and High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care have created for 2014. Gallagher will entertain audiences but also hopes to help raise awareness about the mission of and services provided by Hospice through her songs and stories, a press release states.
CVPH Diabetes Support Group meets Jan. 28
PLATTSBURGH — The CVPH Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Medical Center’s cafeteria.
The guest speaker will be David Curry of the CVPH Cardiac Short Stay Unit. His presentation will focus on heart disease and diabetes.
The CVPH Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Medical Center. It is free and open to all. Meetings usually feature a speaker and include an opportunity for participants to ask questions and share information.
For more information, call the CVPH Diabetes Education Center at 562-7326.
Concerts being held to benefit Nursing Scholarship Fund
PLATTSBURGH — The Glengarry Bhoys will perform at Olive Ridley’s on Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, in support of the CVPH Medical Center’s Nursing Scholarship.
Both shows will begin at 7 p.m. The Friday show will also feature Craig Hurwitz, Michael Kavevsky and friends. On Saturday, the Bhoys will be joined by Catfish and Bodega.
Tickets for the Foundation of CVPH-sponsored event are on sale now at Olive Ridley’s, in the office of the Foundation of CVPH and online in the upcoming-events section of the CVPH website, www.cvph.org. Cost per ticket is $20 in advance; $25 at the door; and $35 for both nights.
The CVPH Nursing Scholarship, held by the Foundation of CVPH, offers financial assistance to registered nurses employed by CVPH who are pursuing advanced degrees.
For more information, call the Community Outreach/Volunteer Office at 562-7595.
Paul Smith’s Awareness Through Movement dates set
PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College has announced the schedule for the Spring 2014 Feldenkrais Series, Awareness Through Movement, offered over the spring semester with Uwe Mester, a guild-certified Feldenkrais practitioner, leading the programs.
Workshops will take place Saturdays, and private sessions will take place Sundays.
The first set of workshops are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, with “Effortless Standing” at 10 a.m. and “Lengthening the Hamstrings Without Stretching” at 2 p.m.
The second set of workshops are scheduled for March 8 with “Moving From the Core” set to start at 10 a.m. and “Free Up Your Shoulders” beginning at 2 p.m.
May 17 is the date for the third set of workshops with “Getting To Know Your Gluteus Muscles” at 10 a.m. and “Gardening the Easy Way” at 2 p.m.
Each session costs $25 with pre-registration. Those who choose to participate in an entire day of Feldenkrais will receive a cost break of $40. Pre-registering for the sessions is encouraged as a price increase will occur if paying on the day of the workshops.
Those interested in learning more about the method, more information about the topics or other wellness programs at the college may contact Paul Smith’s at 327-6097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.