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Check it out: End-of-life decisions, Parkinson’s Disease

END-OF-LIFE CARE

A program on end-of-life decisions and care for seniors and caregivers will be held May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center on Conz Street.

Dr. Jeffery Zesiger will discuss all aspects of palliative care and hospice care, as well as the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form, known as MOLST, which gives patients the ability to state their goals of medical care and advance care planning.

The event is free. To register please call the senior center at 413-587-1228.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE DANCE class

A dance class for those with Parkinson’s Disease and their spouses, family members, friends and caregivers will be held Thursdays, May 22 to July 3, at Thorne’s Marketplace in Northampton.

The class, taught by certified Feldenkrais practitioner Fritha Pengelly, integrates movement forms such as ballet, modern, folk dance, improvisation and rhythmic styles to develop artistry while also addressing health concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. No experience required. For more information or to register call 413-586- 2524 or email frithap@earthlink.net.

BREASTFEEDING CLINIC

A free, drop-in breastfeeding clinic to help new moms address concerns and share successes meets weekly at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

The clinic is held Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Services include one-on-one help in a group setting and baby weight checks. All are welcome no matter where you gave birth. Please contact the lactation office at 413-582-2096 for more information.

OUTSMARTING ARTHRITIS

A weekly session offering tips, tools and environmental changes that can help arthritis sufferers manage pain will be held Thursdays beginning June 19 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

The program is taught by Colette Fellows, occupational therapist. Additional Location Information: 4th Floor, Joint Replacement Center

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