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Support groups set for abuse victims

| Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

HAVIN offices in Kittanning is offering support groups for victims of sexual abuse in HAVIN offices. The groups are as follows:

Support group for survivors of domestic violence and their children will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 3 through Nov. 7.

Support group for adult survivors of sexual assault will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 8.

Support group for child survivors of sexual assault and their significant others will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 through Nov. 8.

Group meetings are free and confidential. All sessions are open to new participants. For more information or directions, call HAVIN at 724-548-8888 or 800-841-8881 or visit the web at www.havinpa.org .

Children's Health fair planned

Athena Child Development ninth annual Children's Health and Safety Fair will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Athena, Barnes Street, New Kensington.

There will be a free petting zoo and bounce house, and safety and nutritional information packets.

Hot dogs, cotton candy and drinks will be sold.

Health fair set in Saxonburg

Southeast County Community Alliances Second Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair will be 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 572 Main St., Saxonburg.

There will be activities, prizes, food, resource materials and more.

Among the partner sponsors are Local4 All Advertising, Christian Leadership Network of Sarver-Saxonburg and Alle-Kiski Health Foundation.

Programs set at Mills mall

Upcoming programs at Alle-Kiski Medical Center's Destination Wellness at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer, include;

BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Renewal will be from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. If you have a current course-completion card for a healthcare-provider CPR class taken in the past two years, you can take the renewal course. You must present your current card the day of class. This class covers the information in the healthcare-provider class in an abbreviated format. Upon course completion, participants receive a card valid for two years. Fee of $30 includes a student manual.

Blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. With every four donations, your will receive a $25 certificate to a local business.

BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday. This class is for healthcare providers. It includes adult, child and infant CPR. Two-rescuer scenarios with bag valve mask, foreign body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation (AED). Certification card, valid for two years, will be provided after completion of skills and written testing. Fee is $50, including student manual.

Understanding Crohn's Disease , a free lecture, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Jason Thomas, a certified physician assistant, will give a presentation on this difficult to diagnose, ongoing disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract. Participants will learn about symptoms, diagnostic testing and management of this chronic illness.

To register for any of these programs, call 724-274-5202. Space is limited.

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