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Support groups

• A bereavement group for residents dealing with the loss of a loved one will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 13 in the Social Day Care Room on the ground floor of the Taylor Health Center.

• A free Alzheimer's seminar will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Wayland Free Library, 101 W. Naples St., Wayland. Topics to be covered are: Managing Challenging Behaviors with Dementia and Effective Communication with Dementia. Reservations are required by calling 607-664-2298 or 1-800-272-3900.

Multiple Sclerosis

• Bath Area.

7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dormann Library, 101 West Morris St., Bath.

• Hornell area

10 a.m. Wednesday at Friendly’s in Hornell, sponsored by St. James Mercy Hospital. For more information call 545-6404 or 295-9852.

Clinics

?Immunization Clinics

The Steuben County Public Health Department will offer immunizations for Measles, Polio, Mumps, Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, HIB, hepatitis A, and Human Papillova virus.

• From 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 at Steuben County Public Health & Nursing Services,  County Office Building – G3 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. Children unaccompanied by adult family member must bring a signed permission slip.

An administration fee will be charged on a sliding scale ($3-$15 per person) for children under 19. Medicaid is accepted.

Adults are encouraged to update tetanus/diptheria immunization every 10 years. Cost for the adult immunization is $20.

Immunizations are by appointment only.

STD/HIV clinic

The Steuben County Public Health and Nursing Services will sponsor free HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease clinics, by appointment only as follows:

• From 9-11 a.m. Thursday, December 15 at the Steuben County Public Health and Nursing Services clinic rooms, County Office Building, 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath.

The clinics are services available to all residents of Steuben County for HIV counseling and testing and for testing and treating sexually transmitted diseases.

For an appointment or information call the Steuben County Public Health and Nursing Services Bath office at 664-2438 or 800-724-0471.

Want to quit smoking?

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

Rehab treatment

• Get free and confidential help finding rehab treatment listings in your local area through findrehabnow.com or call today at 888-629-0333 to speak to a counselor.

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 607-664-2298.

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.)