|PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS: VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire offers blood pressure and blood sugar screening, medication reviews, heights and weights, and health teaching. Information: 413-664-4536.|
North Adams: Tuesday, May 7, Thursday, May 9, Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23, from 3-4 p.m. at the VNA, 99 Hospital Ave., at NARH.
Village East on Tuesday, April 9, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; St. Joseph's Court, Wednesday, April 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; and the Spitzer Center, Tuesday, April 16, 9-11 a.m.
Adams: Barrett House, Tuesday, May 7, from 10-11 a.m.; Valley Street Apartments, Thursday, May 9, 10-11 a.m.; at Millhouse Apartments, Wednesday, May 15, 10-11 a.m.; and at the Adams Council on Aging, Wednesday, May 22, 10-11 a.m.
NORTHERN BERKSHIRE BRAIN INJURY GROUP, 4TH TUESDAYS FROM 4 TO 6: A collaboration between BFAIR and the BIA-MA (Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts) meets at BFAIR, North Church Street, North Adams.Call 413-443-0200 for questions or planning to attend for the first time.
SKIN CANCER SCREENING CLINIC: Reach for Community Health will offer a free skin cancer screening clinic on Tuesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the short stay unit on the first floor of North Adams Regional Hospital. Reservations are required; contact Reach at 413-664-5321. The clinic does not provide a complete body check, but rather worrisome lesions.
NARH and Berkshire Health Systems will host a blood drive at NARH on Thursday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To schedule a convenient appointment to give blood, call the BHS Bloodmobile at 413-447-2114, ext. 3981. Walk-in donors are also welcome. The drive is open to the public. All blood types are needed.
Potential blood donors should be in good health the day of the drive, be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors should not have given blood in the previous 56 days (eight weeks).