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Dr. Patricia Julie Young is the owner of the newly opened Restore Physical Therapy and Wellness in Hadley, a private physical therapy practice.

Her practice treats offers treatment of orthopedic/sports injuries, pelvic pain/incontinence, pre- and post-natal discomfort and more.

Young received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Springfield College, and completed her doctorate at Temple University, in Philadelphia. For more information, contact Young at 413-378-0722, or by email pjyoungdpt@gmail.com, or visit www.restorewell.com.


Yoga instructor Donna Brooks is offering two Parkinson’s Disease Movement and Yoga courses, combining seated and supported dance, yoga and vocalization to improve dexterity, strength, balance, walking, speech, flexibility, motor control and rapidity.

Classes are held Wednesdays in Hadley, at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for mild Parkinson’s or more active individuals, and 11 to noon for more restricted participants. The Next six-week series begins Feb. 20. Call 413-230-1260 for more information.


Hospice of the Fisher Home, a residential hospice in North Amherst, is offering a seven-week training for those interested in volunteer work with terminally ill clients.

The training runs March 13 to April 24.

Volunteers visit with individuals and their loved ones for two hours a week, sharing interests and providing emotional support. Volunteers also assist with kitchen chores, gardening, running errands, playing piano, and are involved in many other aspects of our hospice community. For more information or to request an application, call Ilsa Myers, volunteer coordinator, at 549-0115, or e-mail imyers@fisherhome.org.


Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” more women than men die each year of heart disease in the United States.

Learn why, and what you can do to make lifestyle changes to decrease your chances of developing heart disease during a program titled “Understanding the Gender Divide: Women, Men, and Heart Disease,” Feb. 28, 6 to 7 p.m., Dakin Conference Room, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

The session features cardiologists Steven Weinsier, M.D., of Cooley Dickinson, and Nandita S. Scott, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital, will discuss differences in the way men and women present heart disease and offer preventive advice.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required at www.cooley-dickinson.org/classes or (888) 554-4CDH (234).

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