For Your Health for March 7, 2022 | Journal-news - freetxp

For Your Health for March 7, 2022 | Journal-news

Weekly free Covid-19 testing and vaccine clinicMARTINSBURG — The PAAC Covid-19 surge testing and vaccine team hosts a free weekly Covid-19 testing and vaccine clinic for ages five and older.

Every Thursday the clinic will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints located at 93 Langston Boulevard in Martinsburg. All testing and vaccinations will be conducted on a first come first serve basis from 11 am to 4 pm

Free Covid-19 tests, vaccinations and booster shots are available to everyone in the community. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines will be available. All children under the age of 18 wanting to be vaccinated must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No insurance is required. Results are usually back within 48 to 72 hours.

For more information, email surge.testing@paac2.org or call 304-610-6820. Visit the PAAC Covid-19 Surge Team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PAAC.Surge for updates.

Wellness walk set for March 15HEDGESVILLE — Join Potomac Valley Audubon Society from 10 am to noon March 15, for a “Wellness Walk” at Stauffer’s Marsh, 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville.

The trail system at Stauffer’s is not extensive, but we will enjoy a walk along the meadow, a stop at beautiful Back Creek and spend some time observing the large ponds where we may see waterfowl and a glimpse of our resident beaver.

These walks are free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Registration and other information such as COVID guidelines and directions can be found at https://www.potomacaudubon.org

Wear comfortable walking shoes and know that if it has been rainy or snowy, the trails may be wet and slippery in spots. Bring water and dress for the weather. Layers are encouraged.

For more information, about PVAS, its preserves or this event, contact Krista Hawley at AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org or call PVAS at 681-252-1387.

Open Recruitment for Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training Workshops for Frontline Health Workers and Law Enforcement Personnel MORGANTOWN — Frontline Health Workers and Law Enforcement Personnel are recruiting 200 frontline health workers and law personnel from West Virginia to participate in Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training (MBRT). The two-day training will help to improve mental and physical well-being along with preventing compassion fatigue, burnout, and attrition.

Participants may include foster care families, social workers, child protective services personnel, case managers and coordinators, emergency services personnel, behavioral health personnel and law enforcement personnel.

Training opportunities will be held at Martinsburg Blue Ridge Community and Technical College on March 21-22 and April 21-22.

There is no cost to this training, and all meals and materials will be covered. The only cost is your time and willingness to participate. Participants will need to work with supervisors to allocate time to participate.

To receive additional information or enroll in training, reach out via email to mindfulnesstrainingWV@hsc.wvu.edu or call, 304-293-1545.

SCH expands free community COVID-19 testingMARTINSBURG — Shenandoah Community Health is expanding its free COVID-19 community testing hours. The PCR test is now be available through the drive-thru testing tent on 99 Tavern Rd., Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm with no appointment or order.

This service is available to SCH patients and non-patients, and results are received directly from the lab, typically between 24-48 hours.

Free National Diabetes Prevention Program setWINCHESTER, Va. — Valley Health is offering new sessions of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a free, 12-month class designed to help adults who are at risk for developing diabetes and are ready to make lasting lifestyle changes. One group will meet virtually on Mondays from noon-1 pm, while the other will meet in person at Warren Memorial Hospital on Wednesdays from 3:30–4:30 pm

To be eligible for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, individuals must be overweight, not have a diabetes diagnosis and have one or more of the following: elevated blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, family history of diabetes, be physically inactive and history of gestational diabetes.

To learn more, visit www.valleyhealthlink.com/diabetes, or call 540-536-5108 for the virtual program or 540-636-0314 for the in-person program at Warren Memorial Hospital.

Good Samaritan Free Clinic schedule

MARTINSBURG — Good Samaritan provides free health care to the uninsured and underinsured. The main clinic is at 601 S. Raleigh St., Martinsburg. They do not take appointments and provide family practice care at all the clinics except women’s health evening.

Hours for the clinic are:

• Wednesdays at 5 pm

• First Tuesday of the month at 5 pm

• Women’s Health Clinic on the third Tuesday at 5 pm

• Rescue Mission every Monday 10:30 am-Noon.

For more information, visit goodsamaritanfreeclinic.org.

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