UPMC Altoona's Healthy Living Club has scheduled the following educational programs and screenings for March. Programs are open to all adult age groups, unless otherwise specified.
Most classes are held at:
Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., next to Planet Fitness in the former Value City building. This is a new location.
The hospital, 620 Howard Ave.
Station Medical Center, 17th Street and Ninth Avenue.
In the event of inclement weather, registrants are contacted. A message regarding program cancellation is left on the 889-2630 phone line.
For more information, visit www.altoonaregional.org/classes_healthyliving.htm.
Healthy Steps in Motion, for ages 55 and older, meets at 8:15 and 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 231 Howard Ave., Altoona. There is no fee. Registration is required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665.
Free peripheral artery disease screening, by appointment only, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vascular Institute, third floor, Outpatient Center at the hospital. Call 889-2005 or 877-855-8152 for an appointment.
Seniors for Safe Driving, a four-hour refresher course for anyone who has taken the eight-hour course, is presented from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 8 in the rotunda, sixth floor, Outpatient Center at the hospital. The fee is $16. Registration is required by calling 800-559-4880 or at www.sfsd-pa.com.
Free Child Safety Seat Checkup Station, by appointment only, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 14 in the hospital parking garage, Blue Level. Look for the Safe Kids van. For an apppointment, call Safe Kids Blair County at 889-7802.
Free osteoporosis screenings, by appointment only, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. March 14 at Station Medical Center, Imaging Services Department. For an appointment, call 889-2630 or 888-313-4665.
Corey Schutt, D.O., of Elite Orthopedics will discuss the common causes and types of hip fractures in "Dem Bones, Dem Bones: Hip Fractures - Causes, Treatment and Recovery" on March 21. Lunch is at 11 a.m. with the program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Altoona Alliance Church. There is no fee. Registration is required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665.
The Rev. David Hammerle of UPMC Altoona's Pastoral Care Department will present "Helping Children Manage Grief" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 24 in the Station Medical Center Conference Room (enter the K-4 entrance, left of Fresenius Dialysis Center). A donation of $10 is requested, but not required. This donation will go toward the support of Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service. Registration is required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665. A 20-minute video sharing a view of loss from the child's perspective will be shown. The program offers 0.2 continuing education units.