March 12, 2013

Health Notes: March 12, 2013


---- — Blood drives set

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

Here’s the schedule: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Morrisonville Ambulance Service; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Saranac Lake High School; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Black Brook Town Hall; 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, FCI Ray Brook; noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, H&R Block, Hammond Road, Plattsburgh; 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, Keeseville Fire Department; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, Advocacy and Resource Center, New York Road, Plattsburgh; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, Bangor Fire Department; 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, Chateaugay High School; noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, Adirondack Medical Center; 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, Hulberts’ Tri-Lake Supply, Saranac Lake; noon to 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, H&R Block, Consumer Square, Plattsburgh; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, CVPH Medical Center auditoriums; 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, Elizabethtown Community Hospital; 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, Westport Central School; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, CV-TEC.

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.

CPR, First Aid training course set

PORT HENRY — Mountain Lake Services will be providing a National Safety Council Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid training-certification course on Sunday, March 24.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Helen F. McDonald Center, 10 St. Patrick’s Place. The cost is $25.

Call 546-7151, Ext. 145, to reserve a space. Class size is limited.

Hospital offering runners’ clinics

LAKE PLACID — The Rehabilitation and Sports Science Department at Adirondack Health will be holding a number of runners’ clinics.

Clinics times are 5:30 p.m., 6:40 p.m. and 7:50 p.m., with four participants per time slot. They will be held at Adirondack Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, 39 Court St. in Plattsburgh on Thursday, March 14; and at Lake Placid Rehabilitation & Sports Science facility in Lake Placid on Thursdays, April 18 and May 16. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to their appointment time.

Each participant receives a computerized running gait analysis, functional movement assessment, biomechanical screening with footwear recommendations, body composition measurements and runner-specific flexibility and strengthening exercises. The clinics also include a 30-minute “debriefing” segment after assessments for questions and answers.

The cost is $35 per person.

Call certified athletic trainer Dino Angelopoulos at 523-8589 with questions or to reserve a spot in the clinic.

Roby Politi named 2013 Mad Hatter

LAKE PLACID — Cancer survivor and North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi has been named Creative Healing Connections’ Mad Hatter for 2013.

The Mad Hatter’s Ball is an annual celebration to raise money for scholarships to arts and healing retreats offered by the group.

The Mad Hatter’s Ball will be held at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 21. The event features live jazz, great local food, a “Best Hat” competition and a silent auction.

“This important local organization provides much-needed support for veterans and neighbors dealing with cancer,” Politi said in a news release. “As a cancer survivor, I know the significance of having a support group along with a caring community.”

Creative Healing Connections is a nonprofit agency serving women with cancer and chronic illness, caregivers, veterans and military families. The organization’s mission is to provide creative experiences that promote healing and growth.

New Board President Gail Doering, a museum arts and historical sites administrator from Saratoga Springs, said: “Creative Healing Connections is doing exciting things this year, including a retreat for military families co-sponsored with Homeward Bound Adirondacks at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, a retreat for caregivers to be held at Valcour Conference Center near Plattsburgh, a showing of the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘Invisible No More’ at Lake Placid Center for the Arts in May, two healing retreats for women veterans and one for female military spouses and partners at Wiawaka Holiday House on Lake George, as well as our traditional, well-loved Arts and Healing Retreats at Great Camp Sagamore.”

For more information, contact 390-3899 or