Back pain topic of free lecture
PLATTSBURGH — A free lecture on back pain is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at One Step Ahead Physical Therapy, 12 Booth Drive in Plattsburgh.
Learn about different types of back injuries, how to prevent them and what to do when back pain occurs.
For more information call 561-2225.
Mobile Dental Clinic to hold appointments
SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Medical Center Mobile Dental Clinic is on the road this month and October.
The “clinic on wheels” aims to serve residents of outlying communities, where limited resources and travel are obstacles for receiving timely dental care. The vehicle is fully registered, licensed and insured in New York state and is certified to provide dental care by the State Department of Health. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicaid. Self-pay patients are also welcome. Care will be provided on a shared basis by AMC’s two dentists through October.
Here are the clinics: AuSable Forks, Black Brook town parking lot, 18 North Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 13, 14, 27, 28, and Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19; Keene, Mountain Health Center, 2841 Route 73, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1; Long Lake, Geiger Arena, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8; Tupper Lake Municipal Park, 17 Demars Blvd., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, Thursday, Oct. 4, Friday, Oct. 5, Monday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 16; and Vermontville, 7 Cold Brook Road (parking behind Town Hall), 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21.
To make an appointment, call 523-1122 or (888) 523-2632.
The schedule for the van is also posted online at www.amcCares.org.
Veterans conference set for Friday
MALONE — At a conference titled “Finding Your Way on the Outside,” set for 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, veterans, their families and others can learn about available resources and about challenges that can arise when vets are back home.
The event, made possible through a Community Mental Health Promotion Grant from the Mental Health Association of New York State, takes place at Amvets in Malone, 1474 County Highway 25. Admission is free for veterans and their families; $20 for others. Lunch is included.
Among the topics covered will be: trauma, homelessness, post-traumatic-stress disorder and how to obtain maximum benefits, presented by veterans and family members. Register in advance by calling 521-350; ask for Dave or Sara.
Forum to focus on Social Security, Medicare
PLATTSBURGH — Tom Wood, representing the non-partisan National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, will discuss proposed legislative reforms during a forum at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4 Palmer St., at 7 p.m. Friday.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Wood will explain current policy and proposed changes, along with the positions of state representatives who serve the area.
Questions and discussion will take place as well.
Buddy Walk set for Saturday, Sunday
PLATTSBURGH — As she did last year, Karen Gaffney will swim across Lake Champlain as part of the North Country Down Syndrome Association’s 15th-annual Buddy Walk Weekend, coming up Saturday and Sunday.
The world-class swimmer and advocate for people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, whose swim resume includes a six-person relay across the English Channel and a 4-mile swim across San Francisco Bay around Alcatraz Island, is raising funds for both the local association and her nonprofit organization, the Karen Gaffney Foundation.
Her Lake Champlain Challenge will take her from the South Hero beach in Vermont to Plattsburgh City Beach, about 8 miles. Local swimmers will accompany Karen across the lake — the landing time here is expected to be about 11:30 am. Saturday. Gaffney will also be the keynote speaker at the association’s Buddy Walk on Sunday, which will start at noon at Melissa L. Penfield Park.
Learn more about Gaffney at: www.KarenGaffneyFoundation.com
Weight Watchers to host Open House
PLATTSBURGH — Weight Watchers at 79 Hammond Lane will host a Lose For Good Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, where participants can learn about the weight-loss program, win prizes, enjoy refreshments, find recipes and more.
Those taking part are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the event to benefit the Interfaith Food Shelf in Plattsburgh. So remember to bring a non-perishable item to donate If you have ever wanted to find out more about Weight Watchers there has never been a better time to come in.
See all participating locations at WeightWatchers.com/LoseForGood. For more information, contact Karen Batchelder at 420-2992.