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Well-Being

September 9, 2010

Well-Being In Brief: 09/09/2010

Screening looks for stroke warnings

WILLIAMSBURG — A Life Line Screening will be held at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 5750 Williamsburg Road, Thursday, Sept. 23.

Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. Packages start at $139 and all five screenings — which check for potential cardiovascular conditions — take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com. Preregistration is required.

Walk to Remember set for Sept. 18

TRAVERSE CITY — The annual Walk to Remember, for families who have had a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18.

The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. There will be music, a short program and a walk along Boardman Lake. Participants also will gather in the Children's Garden and have a memorial to the babies.

For more information, call 935-7412 or e-mail rts_bereavement@mhc.net.

Registration open for training course

TRAVERSE CITY — Training on how to use a defibrillator will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21.

The class, Heartsaver CPR with AED (automated external defibrillator) for Adults, Children and Infants, will be held at the Munson Regional EMS Education center, 3664 U.S. 31 S., the first drive north of McDonald's and across the street from Meijer. Hours are 6 to 9:30 p.m. and cost is $40. Preregistration is required.

The course is intended for all lay rescuers, such as employees, day care providers, firefighters and security guards. For more information and to register, call Karen Gleason, 935-7841.

Journey Through Grief group meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Hospice of Michigan is offering a six-week Journey Through Grief support group.

The meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 21, at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St. The weekly series offers insights and coping skills for adults who have suffered loss.

There is no charge. For more information or to register, call Kathryn Holl, 929-1535, ext. 1538.

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