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Safe Sitter class

offered in Hazleton

The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) will offer a Safe Sitter class to girls and boys ages 11 to 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 at the Hazleton General Hospital in the Employment & Technology Center, third floor.

This one-day comprehensive program teaches young teens how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Students get hands-on practice in basic life-saving techniques and receive helpful tips to make them more confident caregivers.

The course addresses such safety and security precautions as, what to do if a stranger comes to the door, and when to call for help. Safe Sitter students also receive information on child development, age-appropriate activities, and business aspects of babysitting.

Cost for the class is $40. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Please contact the GHHA Education Department at 570-501-4846 to register or for additional information.

Geisinger offers

bereavement support

When a loved one dies, a bereavement support group offers many healing benefits, from coping mechanisms and emotional connections with others to the release of powerful emotions. The Spiritual Care team at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) will host two free seven-week Living with Grief support groups each Wednesday, beginning June 12. Day sessions will be held 2 to 3:30 p.m. Evening sessions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

All sessions are held in the Spiritual Center at GWV, 1000 East Mountain Blvd. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions in the complete series to experience the full benefit of the group. The interactive sessions are confidential. Light refreshments will be served.

The topics and schedule are: Process of Grief & Bereavement, an Overview, June 12: Caring for Yourself, Recognizing Emotion and Types of Grief, June 19; Re-socialization, Coping with Special Events, June 26; Guilt and Depression, Facing Emptiness, July 3; Anger, July 10; How to Keep Growing, Spirituality, July 17; Memorial Service, July 24.

Kathleen Kaskel R.N. will facilitate the sessions.

For more information, call 570-808-5539.

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