Last modified: Monday, April 07, 2014

“Living Well with Congestive Heart Failure,” a free talk by Stephanie Moore, M.D., will be offered Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

She will discuss the latest treatments for congestive heart failure patients, as well as techniques and medications to manage day to day.

An estimated 4.8 million Americans have congestive heart failure. In 2013, more than 650 people in Hampshire and Franklin Counties were admitted to Cooley Dickinson with this diagnosis.

Registration is required at www.cooley-dickinson.org/classes or 888-554-4CDH (4234); capacity is limited. The lecture will held in the Dakin Conference Room, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St., Northampton.


Mercy Hospital Bloodmobile will be stationed at McKesson Corp., 380 Russell St. in Hadley, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone interested in donating can call 587-6532 to make an appointment. All donors are asked to bring a license or picture ID.

Donors should be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have had any tattoos or piercings in the last year. For additional information on donating please call or see the Mercy Hospital Bloodmobile website at http:// www.mercycares.com or call 413-748-9511.


New England Health Center of Sunderland was recently awarded the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Excellence in Care designation as a Dementia Program of Distinction.

The designation recognizes New England Health Center as a model for dementia care in the community and nationwide. The Center has modified the residents’ environment by making it safer and more enjoyable, and made changes to its activity program to improve the residents’ quality of life.

The New England Health Center, located at 61 Old Amherst Road, is the only nursing facility within Massachusetts to earn this designation from the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


“A Matter of Life and Death,” a community forum exploring end-of-life issues, will be held Feb. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., at JFK Middle School in Northampton. The event, which features six local panelists, is free and open to the public.