Health Happenings: Week of Dec. 17 – Tribune-Review

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Blood drives

American Red Cross will host these blood drives:

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday , Indiana VFW Post 1989, 824 Indian Springs Road

1:30-7 p.m. Thursday , Holy Trinity Church, 327 W. Vincent St., Ligonier

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

Vitalant (formerly Central Blood Bank) will host a blood drive noon-5 p.m., Monday , Courtyard by Marriott, 700 Power Lane, Hempfield. Registration: 877-25-VITAL


Breastfeeding Success, a weekender version is planned 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Excela Westmoreland Hospital, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Details: 877-771-1234

Excela Health and Boy Scouts of America, Westmoreland Fayette Council will continue the Explorer program at Excela hospitals 6-7:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month at Latrobe campus, Excela Latrobe Hospital, One Mellon Way. Register at

Tours of the Family Additions Maternity Center is planned 2 p.m. Sunday in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Details: 877-771-1234

Support groups

Substance abuse victims and their families can join the Substance Addiction Ministry at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Agnes Convent, 11400 St. Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon. The ministry, which is offered the third Wednesday of each month, provides participants with prayer, presentation, support and resources. Details: 412-337-7455 or [emailprotected]

Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence has a support group for victims of intimate partner violence that meets on a weekly basis. If you are a victim of domestic violence and would like to learn more about this support group or about in-person counseling and advocacy services, call the 24-hour hotline: 724-836-1122 or 1-888-832-2272 for more information. All services are free.

A support group for self-help, sharing and caring by and for people with mental health concerns meets 7-9 p.m. every third Thursday in Mental Health America of Southwestern Pa., 409 Coulter Ave., Suite 4, Greensburg. Details: 724-834-6351, ext. 118

Cornerstone Ministries is presenting a new Substance/Behavioral Addiction recovery program at 2200 Cornerstone Lane, Murrysville. Meetings are held 7-8:15 p.m. every Thursday. If you or a loved one are suffering from an addiction, contact us at 724-733-0070 or [emailprotected]

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

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