Health Beat: McGuire’s donates to Breast Health Coalition; yoga offered in Cutchogue and Mattituck

10/03/2011 4:46 PM |

• McGuire’s Hearing Services will be contributing to the North Fork Breast Health Coalition during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The company will donate a portion of its proceeds from the hearing devices it sells during the month, as it did last year. But this year is particularly significant because a staff member succumbed to the disease several months ago and the donation effort is dedicated to her memory, according to company owner, David Carr. McGuire’s maintains offices in Greenport, Riverhead, Southampton and Patchogue, as well as two locations in the Bronx.

• As part of the Senior Wellness Education Series, Southold Town’s Human Services and Eastern Long Island Hospital present ‘How do you feel about … ?’, an open-ended discussion of the changes that come with age. The program takes place Friday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to noon, at the town senior center in Mattituck. The series is funded by Long Island Home through a grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health. For transportation, call 298-4460.

• Cutchogue New Suffolk Library will host a support meeting for parents of children with autism today, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. Call Susan Kinsey at 807-8913.
The library will also offer a series of yoga classes on Thursdays at 6 p.m., from Oct. 6 through Dec. 15, with no classes on Nov. 24 and Dec. 8. The fee is $60 for all eight session. Call 734-6360.

• Mattituck-Laurel Library will host yoga sessions on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., beginning Oct. 15. The cost for the 10-week program is $60 for people in the district and $65 for others.

The library will also host free individual health insurance counseling for Medicare-eligible people. The program is sponsored by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging. Call 298-4134.

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