March 11, 2014

Health Notes: March 11, 2014

Caregiver discussion group to meet Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — There are two upcoming discussion groups for all unpaid caregivers of anyone 60 and older.

The first is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the United Way building, 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh.

The second will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Emmaus Room at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh. This session will offer a presentation, “How to Deal With the Winter Blues.”

In addition to these groups, a telephone support group will be offered from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

These groups are open to anyone providing unpaid care to an aging family member or friend.

For more information, call 324-3881.

Library partners with Cancer Services for cancer awareness

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System is partnering with New York state’s Cancer Services Programs to urge everyone to “go blue” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March.

Towns across New York are raising awareness about this preventable cancer by turning to partners in the community to get the word out, a press release states. All 34 libraries in the three-county area will be displaying information throughout March.

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers among New Yorkers, the release said, and it is estimated that 1 in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. 

Breathe Easier explores living with lung disease

PLATTSBURGH — Dr. Bruce Bunn of CVPH Pulmonary Services and CVPH Respiratory Therapist Elizabeth Ashworth are the featured speakers at “Breathe Easier: When Taking a Breath Is No Easy Task and What Pulmonary Rehab Can Do To Help,” a free CVPH community lecture set for Wednesday, March 19, at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh.

Registration and light refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation to follow at 6.

To register by phone, call the CVPH Marketing and Communications Department at 562-7320 or visit 

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