The Altoona Regional Health System will offer the following support group meetings and patient clinics in July. They are listed alphabetically according to the campus on which they are conducted.
Support groups meeting at the Altoona Hospital Campus, 620 Howard Ave., use the Allegheny and Bedford rooms and the Rotunda on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center and Dining Room B adjacent to the main cafeteria on Tower 4, as well as the 4F Conference Room in the Behavioral Health Center, Fifth Street and Willow Avenue.
n The Alzheimer's Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 26 in the Allegheny Room. For information, call 889-2706.
n Breastfeeding classes are offered to expectant parents from 6 to 8 p.m. July 6 and 13. For the room assignment, call 889-2557. This is a two-part class, and participants are encouraged to attend both parts.
n The Breastfeeding Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. July 27. For the room assignment, call 889-2557 or 889.2310.
n The Caregivers Corner Support Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. July 7 at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, Dun-cansville. For information, call 889-3123.
n The Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Dining Room B, fourth floor, Altoona Hospital Campus Tower. For information, call 889-2141.
n Diabetes Outpatient Education is available by individual appointment and group sessions. A referral by a physician is required. Call 889.2487 for information.
n The Lap Band Support Group, for people who have had or are thinking of having gastric banding, will meet at 6 p.m. July 6 in the Rotunda. Call 943-7040 for information.
n The Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. July 25 at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, Altoona. The topic is "Assistive Equipment Through Home Health Resource." Call 889-2141 for information
n The Perinatal Loss Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 5 at the Pregnancy Care Center at Blair Medical Center, 501 Howard Ave., Building B, Suite 205. The group is for people who have experienced the loss of an infant, either through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. For information, call 889-2706.
n For information on the support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, call 889-2706.
The following support groups and clinics meet at the Seventh Avenue Campus Education Center, 2500 Seventh Ave. The Trzeciak Conference Suite is in the Education Center at 2621 8th Ave. For Kaufman Dining Room and fourth floor waiting room, use the Seventh Avenue entrance. For Physical Medicine, please use ER entrance on Eighth Avenue.
n Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Monday in the Kaufman Dining Room. For information, call 946.9002.
n The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. July 7 in the Trzeciak Conference Suite. For information, call 674-3708.
n The Faith-based Bereavement/
Grief Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. July 6 and 13 in the fourth floor waiting room. For information, call 889-4323.
n The Stroke Support Group will meet at noon July 12 in Kaufman Dining Room. For information, call 889-4463 or 889-3249.
n Wheelchair clinics will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. July 12 in the Physical Medicine gym, second floor. A physician referral is required. For information and an appointment, call 889-4463.
The Station Medical Center is at 17th Street and Ninth Avenue. Please use the main entrance.
n The Sleep Apnea Support Group, an educational support group for people using CPAP or BiPAP therapy, will meet at 6 p.m. July 26 in the Institute for Sleep Medicine waiting room. For information, call 889-4466. Courtesy photo
The Altoona Curve Booster Club held its annual Make-A-Wish Night on May 15 at Holiday Bowl. Many of the Curve players and staff were present. Curve players took part in bowling teams to help raise money for the children of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Curve player Tony Sanchez also donated an extra $1,000, making it the most money that the club has raised for this cause. That night's total was approximately $2,000. The club continues to collect donations year-round for Make-A-Wish.