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Health Notes: Sept. 24, 2013

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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:26 am

Alzheimer’s Walk set for Sept. 29

PLATTSBURGH — The annual Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember is set for Sunday, Sept. 29, with registration beginning at noon and the walk at 1:30 p.m., starting in front of Sibley Hall on Rugar Street.

Funds raised stay locally. There will be music, refreshments, games, a bouncing house and special performance by the Flashback 2 Band, North Country Squares and Masouda Belly Dance Troupe. 

To learn more, check out the Plattsburgh Alzheimer’s Walk page on Facebook or call 564-3371.


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

PLATTSBURGH — The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 26, at Pine Harbour Senior Living, 15 New Hampshire Road.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6.

This month’s speaker will be Brian Osborne, licensed acupuncturist, discussing the benefits of acupuncture in Parkinson’s disease.


Free program focuses on healthy lifestyle

ELIZABETHTOWN — A free, six-week Eat Smart program is being offered by the Adirondack Community Action Program and the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The hands-on seminar will focus on planning and making kid-friendly snacks, incorporating physical activity into a lifestyle and more.

Classes are held at the Adirondack Community Action Program at 7572 Court St. in Elizabethtown. Sessions are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 22. 

For more information, contact Martha Santana at 873-3207 or


Hospice of the North Country open house set

MALONE — Hospice of the North Country invites the community to an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 17, at its new home at 3909, State Route 11 in Malone (the former State Police barracks).

“We are very pleased the Hospice of the North Country now has a permanent home in Franklin County, “ said Chief Executive Officer Kent W. Brooks in a press release. “This new location is attractive as well as visible.”

The public can visit the new offices from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, with the ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m.

Hospice of the North Country is a nonprofit agency serving Franklin and Clinton counties with about 350 patients in its care annually.