SCH expands free community testing for COVID-19
MARTINSBURG – Shenandoah Community Health is expanding its COVID-19 free community testing hours. PCR testing is now available through the drive-thru testing tent at 99 Tavern Road Monday-Friday 8.30am-4pm without an appointment or order.
This service is available to SCH patients and non-patients, and results are received directly from the lab, usually within 24-48 hours.
Healthy Berkeley Announces New Health and Wellness App
MARTINSBURG – Health Berkeley announced the launch of the Change Your State app to bring health and wellness to local communities.
The app focuses on the areas of mind, movement, and food and is designed to put a wealth of resources at the fingertips of community residents.
Resources in the app will include blog posts, workouts, healthy recipes, and meditations. Users will also be able to track their daily goals and earn points for completing those goals. All participants who earn a minimum number of points each month will be entered to win monthly prizes.
There will also be a Change Your State Facebook page and a weekly Change Your State podcast for anyone without a smartphone.
The free app will be available to download on January 8 from Apple and Google Play stores by searching for “Change your state.” The app challenge will run from January 15 to April 15.
WVU Medicine offers a safe walking program
MARTINSBURG – Walk with Ease, an Arthritis Foundation-certified program designed to share strategies for walking safely and comfortably, will be offered at the Berkeley 2000 Center, 273 Woodbury Ave. in Martinsburg.
The program will be offered from January 25 to March 3, 2022, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. All participants will receive the Walk With Ease guide, and the program is free and open to everyone.
This six-week structured walking program is designed to help people with arthritis better manage their pain, but anyone can participate and benefit from the program. Based on research and tested programs in exercise science, behavior change and arthritis management, Walk With Ease reduces arthritis pain and discomfort, increases balance, strength and rhythm walking, builds confidence to be physically active and improves overall health.
Walk With Ease is a structured walking program that offers support, information and tools to help participants develop successful exercise routines. During the program, participants will learn proper stretching and pain management techniques, as well as endurance and walking pace.
Pre-registration for the Walk With Ease program is required and the number of places is limited. Masks are suggested and social distancing will be respected. For more information or to register, call the Berkeley Extension Office at 304-264-1936 or contact Dana DeJarnett at 304-264-1287 ext. 31814 or [email protected] Before starting any exercise program, always consult your doctor.
National Diabetes Prevention Program Free Bundle
WINCHESTER, Va. – Valley Health is offering New National Diabetes Prevention Program Sessions, a free 12-month course designed to help adults at risk of developing diabetes and ready to make lasting lifestyle changes. One group will meet virtually on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., while the other will meet in person at Warren Memorial Hospital on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To be eligible for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, individuals must be overweight, not diagnosed with diabetes, and have one or more of the following: high blood sugar, high blood pressure, family history of diabetes, physical inactivity, and history of diabetes. 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.
Tai Chi begins at Berkeley Senior Services
MARTINSBURG — Tai Chi will take place Monday at 10 a.m. at Berkeley Senior Services on the High Street. Casual dress and masks suggested.
For more information, call Eldon at 304-264-4783.
Good Samaritan Free Clinic Schedule
MARTINSBURG — The Good Samaritan provides free health care to uninsured and underinsured people. The main clinic is located at 601 S. Raleigh St., Martinsburg. They do not book appointments and provide family medicine care in all clinics except Women’s Health Night.
Clinic hours are:
• Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
• First Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.
• Women’s Health Clinic on the third Tuesday at 5 p.m.
• Rescue mission every Monday from 10:30 am to noon.
For more information, visit www.goodsamaritanfreeclinic.org.
Training of facilitators of the Bien Vivre program
MARTINSBURG — A free leadership training for a program to help people with chronic illnesses will be held from January 19 to March 2, 2022, via Zoom.
Leaders help others learn the skills needed to manage their chronic conditions and improve their quality of life. Previous teaching or health care experience is not necessary, just a willingness to help others improve their health.
Leaders must attend all seven weeks of free training to be certified. The first session will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on January 19. For the next six weeks, there will be two meetings per week from 1-3 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday until March 2.
For more information or to register, contact Dana M. DeJarnett at 304-264-1287, ext. 31814 or [email protected] The deadline for registration is January 14.
Announcement of a new session of the virtual chronic pain self-management program
MARTINSBURG — Living Well, a chronic pain self-management program, is a weekly workshop designed to help people with one or more chronic pain conditions learn to take responsibility for their day-to-day care, increase the skills needed to manage their pain and work effectively with their healthcare professional.
A new Zoom workshop begins January 20 and meets every Thursday through February 24 from 5-7 p.m. The six-week program will be interactive, informative and fun offering the same content as the face-to-face workshop.
Living Well is free and open to people with chronic pain and other pain-related health issues. Everyone can benefit from learning the skills needed to coordinate all the activities necessary to manage their health, as well as help them maintain a full and active life.
Participants will need a computer, phone or tablet to access Zoom. The device must also have a camera and a microphone. A quiet place and a stable chair are also recommended for joining classes.
To register or for more information, contact Dana M. DeJarnett at 304-264-1287, ext. 31814 or [email protected] The deadline for registration is January 18.