Weekly health news for Jan. 23, 2011.

Support Groups
Alzheimer’s  
•  2:30-4 p.m. Monday at Green Meadows, 120 Creekside Drive, Painted Post. The group is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Steuben County Office for the Aging. No fee or registration is required. For more information call (585) 760-5400 or (800) 272-3900.

Trust
Trust in the Lives of Older Women Group* meets from 10 -11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Feb 24. at McAuley Manor Chapel, Mercycare, 1 Bethesda Drive, Hornell. If you have never attended this group before and plan to attend, please call Vicki Grace at 664-2298.

Grief
• A bereavement group for residents dealing with the loss of a loved one will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Social Day Care Room on the ground floor of the Taylor Health Center.

Want to quit smoking?
The Bath VA offers the Quit Smart Program to assist eligible veterans quit smoking. For more information call 664-4300.

Senior home care
The Steuben County Office for the Aging assists senior citizens and their families explore the many options for home care and support services for eligible senior citizens.  For more information at 776-7813.

Transportation assistance
Steuben Coordinated Transportation offers transportation assistance to Steuben County residents (not on Medicaid) to medical, nutritional, or other necessary services.  Assistance is offered through referrals to area services or by arranging for a volunteer driver for qualified clients.
For more information call (800) 346-2211 There is no fee but donations are accepted.
Residents of any age interested in becoming a volunteer driver may also call for more information. (Mileage reimbursement is available to volunteer drivers.)

Hospital bills or Medicare questions?
St. James Mercy financial representatives are available 1-2 p.m. Tues. at the Office for the Aging, 20 Broadway Mall, Hornell to answer questions regarding hospital bills or Medicare. This is a free service offered to any individual and no appointment is necessary. ?questions or more information call 324-8040.

Senior home care
The Steuben County Office for the Aging can assist senior citizens and their families explore the many options for home care and support services for eligible senior citizens.  For more information call 776-7813.

Living with osteoarthritis
Today, more than 10 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, making it the most common form of arthritis in the U.S. What are frequent causes of this type of arthritis, and what can you do to protect your knees, reduce the symptoms, and support your doctor’s treatment? With advice from some of the world’s leading knee specialists, the American Arthritis Society has compiled in its publication ARTHRITIS INFO useful and practical tips for self-care. Each tip is interesting and easy to follow. For a free sample issue of ARTHRITIS INFO, write to: American Arthritis Society, P.O. Box 271010, Minneapolis, MN 55427 (please include a loose 44 cent stamp for return postage.)