ONEONTA — The Family Resource Network will offer the workshop “Talking to Your Loved One With Special Needs about Death” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the elm Park United Methodist Church at 401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

Hospice Counselor Bernadette Winters-Bell will discuss how to address loved ones with developmental disabilities about death and answer any questions.

Registration is required and may be completed online at, or by calling Joleane at 607-432-0001. Any questions that attendees may have should be included on the registration form.


WALTON — An Essential Oils workshop series will be offered at Ogden Free Library at 42 Gardiner Place in Walton at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 13.

Call 607-865-5929 for more information and to register.


WALTON — “Happy, Healthy and Wise” is a free, six session workshop that teaches how one can reduce the fear, stress and pain associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart or lung problems, diabetes, chronic pain, or stress and anxiety.

According to a media release, sessions will also help patients deal with fatigue, make better nutrition and exercise choices and sleep better.

They will also help them discover ways to be better able to speak with their doctor and family about their condition and set realistic goals and plans to improve your health and your life.

Participants will have the opportunity to work and learn from others who share similar health concerns. All attendees will receive the “Living a Healthy Life” book. The program will also show how a nutritious diet, the right kind of exercise and stress-reduction methods truly can help with living happier, healthier and wiser.

The workshop is free will be and held once weekly, over a six week period on Mondays, from Sept. 23 to Oct. 28. The program will be offered either mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., afternoons from 1 to 3:30 p.m., or evenings from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The actual time of the seminar will depend on the preference of those calling in to register. All sessions will be held in the Wellness room at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital’s finance building at 20 West Street in Walton. Class size will be limited to 15 in each group.

Call 607-865-2706 for more information and to register


WALTON — UHS Delaware Valley Hospital annually hosts a MASH Camp for students in 10th through 12th grades.

According to a media release, the camp provides an opportunity for students to learn more about health care careers and the educational requirements for those careers. This year’s camp will be held on Oct. 15 and 16.

Students will choose to attend one full day of camp. They will visit each patient care area of the hospital, speak with the staff, and in many departments, receive hands-on experience.

Students will also spend time in primary care, the emergency department, lab, pharmacy, radiology, the medical unit, respiratory and physical therapy.

Participation is limited to 30 students. Applications are available from the guidance office in area schools or by calling the UHS Delaware Valley Hospital Human Resource Department at 607-865-2171 and speaking with Director Cindy Gardepe. The deadline to apply is Oct. 9.


EARLVILLE — Quilting, songwriting and yoga workshops will be presented at the Earlville Opera House. 

“Americana Adventures Quilting” with EOH’s featured quilting solo artist Ron Stefanak will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The class will be based on Stefanak’s book “Beyond the Block, Magical Transformation.” Participants will work off of the required pattern for Americana Adventures which will be available at the class. The cost is $45 with a $12 pattern fee.

“East Gallery Yoga” with Kirsten Weyter will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. each Friday in the East Gallery. Students should bring water and a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Registration is available for a monthly session at $45 or $40 for members  or $10 per session.

“Songwriting Workshop 1 & 2” with Reyna Stagnaro will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 and 26. Participants will learn how to write songs and present them in front of an audience. Following the workshops, there will be a performance for participants to showcase their talents at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The fee is $15 per class or $25 for both.

Workshops will be held at EOH at 18 E. Main St. in Earlville. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit www.earlville, call 315-691-3550, contact them through Facebook, or stop by the office for more information and to register. 

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