J.C. Blair offering free screenings

HUNTINGDON – Employees and volunteers from J.C. Blair and PinnacleHealth Systems are staffing a booth this week in Neary Hall at the Huntingdon County Fair, offering free blood pressure, balance, facial skin analysis, bone density and waist/hip ratio screenings, as well as raffles through the week.

Raffle prizes include two free kids’ bikes donated by the employees of the Huntingdon PennDOT office, a handmade quilt from the fair’s needlework department and a fitness basket from the J.C. Blair Therapy & Wellness Center.

Other events being held in August at J.C. Blair include:

Lung screenings – 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, Cardiopulmonary Department. For smokers and those exposed to smoke. Appointments also available by calling 643-8645.

Post-cardiac rehab support group – 7 p.m., Thursday, Education Center. Call 643-7064 for more information.

Cindy Taylor Memorial Softball Tournament – Saturday, Huntingdon Little League Baseball Complex. Benefits J.C. Blair’s Alliance for Breast Care. Contact Melissa Hobbs at melissahobbs08@yahoo.com for more information.

Book sale – Aug. 11 and 12, J.C. Blair main lobby. Benefits the hospital’s auxiliary.

Prenatal classes – 6-8:30 p.m., Aug. 12 and 19, Maternity Classroom. Recommended for women in seventh month of pregnancy. Free for Healthy Beginnings participants, $30 for others. Call 643-8839 to register.

Brain injury support group – 7 p.m., Aug. 18, Education Center. Register one week in advance by calling (800) 237-9009 or emailing lcullen@cilscpa.com or btphone@gmail.com.

Advanced cardiac life support classes – 8 a.m., Aug. 18-19, Education Center. Two-day course is for those in healthcare seeking initial certification. Those who need to be recertified only need to attend the second day. Cost is $200. Call 643-8839 to register.

Free car seat safety checks – 3:30-6:30 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police Huntingdon barracks. Call 643-8833 for more information.

Bariatric surgery support group – 6:30 p.m., Education Center. Email labsgroup@outlook.com or visit www.facebook.com/LABSinPA for more information.