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Philadelphia Senior Center

Tuesday, March 10, 1 p.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 1 p.m.

PSC has a variety of classes to help you get in shape (or stay in shape) including the following: (1) Silver Sneakers - every Tues. at 2pm - free to those with Keystone or Bravo insurance. (2) Rev Up classes - every Wed. and Fri. at 10am. Low impact exercise tape. You'll also find classes on Cooking and Photography (Digital Photog. on Mon. at 1pm), among other topics.

Location: PSC, 509 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Sponsored By: Philadelphia Senior Center

Philadelphia Senior Center: Diabetes Support Group

Wednesday, March 11, 1 p.m. - Thursday, December 10, 5 p.m.

Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 S. Broad St. in Philly, will hold a Diabetes Support Group at 1:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Join others to discuss the issues facing people with Diabetes and learn about ways to manage the illness. Free and open to the public.

Location: 509 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

Delaware County State of the County

Thursday, March 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is delighted to offer this informative presentation to members and colleagues interested in 2015 local government programs and highlights. Join us as we welcome the esteemed members of County Council for a lunchtime presentation. The Council is responsible for all legislative and administrative functions of the County government. The powers and duties of Council are many and varied. The Home Rule Charter provides Council with the authority to pass ordinances, resolutions and proclamations and to provide budgets and personnel to meet the needs of the people of Delaware County as they arise.

Location: D’Iganzio’s Towne House , Media PA
Sponsored By: Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

MyLastDip.com - Nat'l Cancer Institute

Thursday, March 12, 1 p.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 1 p.m.

Effective treatment for smokeless tobacco addiction is available for free on the internet, thanks to a research study funded by the Nat'l Cancer Institute. MyLastDip.com has two unique programs: One specially designed for ages 14-25, and another for all other users ages 26 and older. Visit their website for more info, or email MyLastDip@ori.org.

Location: World Wide Web, MyLastDip.com

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program

Thursday, March 12, 6 p.m. - Thursday, December 31, 9 p.m.

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a free Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and families recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Led by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, these information and support programs begin the first week of each month and run one evening a week for three consecutive weeks. Each session lasts two hours. Free sessions start soon at various locations in five counties: Tuesdays—From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Media and Northeast Philadelphia. Wednesdays—From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Pottstown; from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in North Philadelphia; and from 7 p.m.to 9 p.m. in West Chester. Thursdays—From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Northern Liberties; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bristol and Colmar. Sessions are free and confidential—first names only. Pre-registration is required. Call toll free #, 9 to 5, or visit website to register.

Location: Various locations, See Description
Sponsored By: PRO-ACT

Homeopathic Study Group

Thursday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. - Friday, December 11, 7 p.m.

Homeopathic Talks for Beginners - presented by the Homeopatahic Study Group of Central Montgomery County - held every 2nd Thursday of the month. Lectures are free and open to the public. Q&A at 6:30pm; Lecture from 7 to 8:30pm. Call for current topics and speakers.

Location: Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Butler & Germantown Pikes, Plym. Mtg.
Sponsored By: Homeopathic Study Group of Montgomery Cty

Workshops, Health Screenings and Support Groups at Riddle

Friday, March 13, 1 p.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 3 p.m.

Riddle Memorial Hospital offers several Workshops, Health Screenings and Support Groups -- most of which are free or covered by your insurance. Some of their Workshops include: SmokeFREE (6 sessions); Diabetes & You (daytime & evening programs); "I Can Cope" for cancer patients); and many more. For more info, visit their website or call 1.866.CALL.MLH.

Location: Riddle Hospital in Media, PA, 1068 West Baltimore Pike

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program

Friday, March 13, 6 p.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 7 p.m.

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a free Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and families recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Led by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, these information and support programs begin the first week of each month and run one evening a week for three consecutive weeks. Each session lasts two hours. Programs are offered at several locations throughout the five-county southeast Pennsylvania region: ? Tuesdays—From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Media and Northeast Philadelphia. ? Wednesdays—From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Pottstown; from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in North Philadelphia; and from 7 p.m.to 9 p.m. in West Chester. ? Thursdays—From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Northern Liberties; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bristol and Colmar. Sessions are free and confidential—first names only. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 800-221-6333, weekdays 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., or visit http://councilsepa.org/programs/pro-act/family-education-programs.

Location: eight locations in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties
Sponsored By: PRO-ACT

Jason Gray benefit concert Israel

Friday, March 13, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

On Friday, March 13th, we will have as part of COSMOS a contemporary Christian concert with Jason Gray, most recently known for his hit song, “With Every Act of Love.” You can learn more about him at his official YouTube page. The concert is free and tickets are required; click here (http://www.cosnet.org) to download. We will accept donations at the concert and encourage you to make a donation to the Israel projects.

Location: Church of the Saviour 651 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA
Sponsored By: Church of the Saviour

FREE Oral Cancer Screening

Saturday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 10:30 a.m.

Who should get screened? Every adult. Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups. Advanced Indicators: A sensation that something is stuck in your throat. Numbness in the oral region. An oral cancer screening should be conducted every year, so take advantage of this free offer and get screened today. Our complimentary screening is open to the public on a first come – first served basis. No appointment is necessary and you need not be a patient of Dr. Dubin’s. Hours of the screening will be 8:30 am – 10:30 am. For more information about oral cancer, please log onto The Oral Cancer Foundation’s official website at www.oralcancer.org. For additional information on this free event, look for it in the Oral Cancer Foundation’s event list or go to www.dentistryforlife.net or see our facebook page.

Location: Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut St., Ste. 1217, Philadelphia
Sponsored By: Oral Cancer Foundation

SCHOOL BOOK DRIVES SOUGHT

Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - Wednesday, December 30, 11 a.m.

Philadelphia READS, a premier nonprofit organization that strengthens the literacy skills of the cvity's youngest and neediest school children, is calling on the public to organize community book drives to supply its free Children's Book Bank. New or lightly used books are sought, along with school supplies. The Book Bank, now in its 5th year, is a practical community solution to a stubborn literacy and resource problem. In the last 3 years alone, the Children's Book Bank, based at MLK High School, gaver away about a quarter of a million books, plus various school supplies. To learn how to organize a Phila. READS book drive, contact Book Bank Coordinator Jim Remsen .

Pottstown Maker's Club

Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - Wednesday, December 23, 12 p.m.

Our hope is that this develops into a place to create, explore and collaborate. To Play with technology, craft items, Upcycle and repurpose items to your hearts content. This is to be a location where DIYers, makers and builders can come build, craft and design things. Where adults and kids can learn about electronics and have hands on experience. Let's keep things out of the landfills and put them to use. We would focus on building or modifying electronics and other items to re-purpose them or invent new purposes. There are no age restrictions as of yet we have a few teenagers interested as well as several adults. Please spread the word. For more info, visit the Facebook page listed here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/PottstownBuilders/

VOLUNTEERS 55+ NEEDED TO LEAD DISCUSSION GROUPS

Sunday, March 15, 12 p.m. - Thursday, December 31, 1 p.m.

Touching Lives Over 55, a program of Journey's Way, is currently recruiting volunteers to facilitate peer discussion groups about health and wellness, aging issues, retirement and life stories. For more than 7 years, more than 105 volunteers ages 55-87 have let "Next Chapter" discussion groups with over 2,000 older adults across Philadelphia! Volunteers must be at least 55 and enjoy working with people, have good listening skills and provide their own transportation. Discussion groups meet weekly in senior community centers in Philadelphia . The next volunteer training will be scheduled soon at Journey’s Way, 403 Rector Street in Roxborough. For more information about the program, volunteer opportunities and upcoming trainings, contact David Young.

Location: Roxborough - Journey's Way, 403 Rector St

“Help Yourself to Health”: Free Workshops Available for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m. - Thursday, December 31, 1 p.m.

Are you an adult age 60 or older with an ongoing health condition? If you have conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain or anxiety, the free “Help Yourself to Health” program can help you take charge of your life. Get support; learn how to deal with pain, fatigue and other health problems. For more information about free “Help Yourself to Health” workshops in your area, call the PCA Helpline or visit our website.

Location: Philadelphia and surrounding counties, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Support Meeting for Family Members of Incarcerated Offenders

Sunday, March 15, 7 p.m. - Sunday, December 27, 9 p.m.

Support meetings for the family members of incarcerated offenders are held in Northeast Philadelphia in the Catholic Social Service Bldg on Jackson Ave; in Brookhaven in the Rectory of Our Lady of Charity Parish; and in the Community Room at St Charles Borromeo Parish in Drexel Hill. Call for meeting times.

Location: Brookhaven / Drexel Hill