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The American Red Cross, Pacific NW Region has announced five blood drives for the Grays Harbor area in September.

EDventure on the Lady Washington

The EDventure with Grays Harbor College Continuing Education Department and Grays Harbor Historical Seaport begins on Sept. 17 at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, 500 N Custer Street, in Aberdeen. Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of the historical landmark, lunch and a two-hour cruise on the Lady Washington.

Senior Events 8/30

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS: Sea Mar Community Health Center, in collaboration with Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled three FREE workshops open to the public: “Chronic Pain Self-Management,” “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” and “Diabetes Self-Management.” All of the workshops will be held in the Sea Mar first floor conference room, 1813 Sumner Avenue in Aberdeen. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will continue each Tuesday for six weeks ending on Oct. 7. This program was developed for people who have primary or secondary diagnoses of chronic pain and is designed to give participants the skills and confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives. The Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop will begin Monday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This workshop will continue each Monday for six weeks ending on Oct. 13. Any individual suffering from a chronic condition such as asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, and arthritis just to name a few, will benefit from attending the classes. The Diabetes Self-Management workshop begins Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It will continue each Thursday for six weeks ending on Oct.16. This workshop will focus on individuals who suffer from a chronic condition related to diabetes. These workshops are designed to help lessen stress and frustration and help manage symptoms. The workshops will be taught by two trained leaders. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Those caring for a loved one with a Chronic Condition may benefit from the workshops also. For more information and to register for either workshop, call 538-2457 or toll free at 1-866-582-1487. The meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities and reasonable accommodations can be arranged when registering with advance seven-day notice.

Religion Events 8/30

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Hoquiam child screening in September

Hoquiam Special Services will offer a Child Find screening Sept. 2, 3, 4 and 5, at Lincoln Elementary School to determine if a young child may need special education services. Parents who feel their child may have a learning, speech, physical or behavior problem are encouraged to take advantage of this free service.

Smart Driver, formerly known as AARP Driver Safety Course, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19 and 20, at the Hoquiam Timberland Library. Senior citizens completing the course may qualify for reductions in their auto insurance. The cost is $20 per person/$15 for AARP members. For more information and to pre-register, call Dan or Lorene Burns at 538-1440.

Religion events 8/16

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Senior Events 8/16

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM: One in three Americans are at risk. Are you? Pre-diabetes affects more than 79 million American adults. Most don’t even know they’re at risk, or experience any symptoms. Do you have pre-diabetes or are you at risk for diabetes? The Diabetes Prevention Program is a 16-week lifestyle change program designed to help you lose weight and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. WSU Extension is offering this 16-week program starting Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at Emerson Manor in the Community Room. This is a $380 value, but you may be able to enroll at no cost to you if you have pre-diabetes. Get ready for the holidays and enroll today. To determine your risk/eligibility, to enroll in the program, or for more information call Chris Koehler at 360-482-2934 or email: . Preregistration is required. Requests for reasonable accommodation need to be made two weeks prior to class. Please make all requests to WSU Extension at 360-482-2934.