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Health Happenings

Shirley Taft

Blood drives

— 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Triangle Tech, 222 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg

— 12:30-5 p.m. May 7, Ascension Church, 621 Division St., Jeannette

Appointments: 800-733-2767 or; walk-ins welcome


• Excela Health fitness classes for the mind, body and spirit at Westmoreland Hospital, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, unless otherwise noted:

— Strength and Tone, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Mondays beginning May 6

— Interval training, 4:30- 5:30 p.m. Mondays beginning May 6

— Chair fit, 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Mondays beginning May 6

— Core, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 1

— Body sculpting and core conditioning, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 1

— Intro to HIT, 3:45 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 2 or 4 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 7 at Excela Square at Latrobe, 100 Excela Health Drive

— One-hour yoga class, 5:15 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 2, Excela Latrobe Hospital

Details: 724-830-8568

• These classes will meet in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg:

— Breastfeeding Success, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday

— Family and friends CPR, 6-9 p.m. May 7

— Two-part Infant Care class, 6:30-9 p.m. May 8 and 15

Details: 877-771-1234

• Childbirth and beyond weekender version, covering labor and birth options for pain control, cesarean birth, postpartum, the normal newborn and breathing/relaxation techniques, is planned 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday , Excela Square at Latrobe, 100 Excela Health Drive


• Excela Health will offer Wellness Check diagnostic screening in partnership with Latrobe Rotary, 6:30-9:30 a.m. May 4 and 11 in Excela Square at Latrobe, 100 Excela Health Drive. Cost: $45 for standard package. Appointments preferred and may be scheduled 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Friday at 877-771-1234 or

Support groups

• An informal “open” support group for those who have suffered the suicide death of a loved one. L.O.S.S. offers the opportunity for sharing, support and encouragement for anyone who has experienced the unique and profound grief of losing a loved one to suicide. Meetings are held monthly first Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mental Health America of Southwestern PA, 409 Coulter Ave., Greensburg.

Details: 724-834-6351, ext. 118

• Excela Health offers a variety of options for those dealing with grief and loss:

— Monthly group for men only, 11 a.m.-noon May 7, Kings Restaurant, Route 30, Greensburg; or 1-2:30 p.m. May 8, Bud Murphy’s, 718 McCormick Ave., Connellsville

— Compassionate Friends, intended for those who have experienced the death of a child, 7-9 p.m. May 13, Excela Square at Frick, 508 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant

Details: 877-771-1234 or

• Breast Cancer Education and Support, 6:30-8 p.m. May 7, Excela Westmoreland Hospital, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg

• Chronic Pain Support group, 6-8 p.m. May 9, Excela Latrobe Hospital

Details: 877-771-1234 or

Shirley Taft is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-4970 or [email protected].

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