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'PAGE B8 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 HEALTH SPIRIT of ,JLt ERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE IN BRIEF Hospital offering health programs for seniors RANSON - Seniors can learn about the val- ue of a good night's sleep this morning as a inew WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center :program kicks off at the Anna Mae Reedy Se- :nior Center here. ' Dave Fillman's presentation begins at 11 ia.m. at the center at 103 W. Fifth Ave. There's i no charge to attend and anyone is welcome, or- ;ganizers say. : The new initiative between the hospital and :the Jefferson County Council on Aging aims :to provide health and wellness educational pro- :grams for Jefferson County older adults. Other :programs will focus on prediabetes, dementia !and a heart-healthy diet. The goal of both organizations is to enhance the quality of life of older adults, organizers ',say, and health professionals from the hospital ;will help the Council on Aging in its mission to ',help older adults remain independent as long !as possible. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is set to deliver a talk, "What is Pre-Diabetes?" on Jan. 31; Dr. Said Sana will lead a discussion on dementia on Feb. 12 and registered dietitian Carolyn Sa- gle will share ideas for heart-healthy eating on :Feb. 26. i To learn more about the presentations or of- :ferings at the Senior Center, contact the Coun- ,cil on Aging's Gloria Hedges (304-724-7111 :or b Bank of Charles Town aids cancer comfort fund CHARLES TOWN - Workers from Bank of Charles Town raised more than $900 with their "No Shave November." The fundraiser supports the WVU Medicine University Heaithcare Re- gional Cancer Center, a part of the WVU Can- cer Institute. Theeffort was made in memory of Bob Bar- onner, the BCT president and CEO, who died in early 2017 after battling cancer. He also had served on the University Healthcare board. The cancer comfort fund helps provide emer- gency assistance to cancer patients locally who do not qualify for other area programs. LEFT: Bank of Charles Town's Aaron Howell (left) and Josh Householder (right) present a check for $910 to WVU Medicine University exec Teresa McCabe for the WVU Medicine University Healthcare Foundation. Some of the immediate needs covered by the fund include food supplements, medication and gas cards for transportation to and from medical appointments. For more information on ways to support the cancer comfort fund, call the University Health- Fewer in WNa. smoking CHARLESTON - Fewer adults in the Moun- tain State are lighting up, with the West V'lrginia Department of Health and Human Services re- porting an almost 4 percent decline from 2011 to 2016. The numbers are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey put together by the DHHR's Health Statistics Center. Cardiologist joins WVU practice in Martinsburg MARTINSBURG - There's a new board-cer- tiffed cardiologist at the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute in Mar- tinsburg - Dr. S. Sree Had Kesan. At WVU Medicine, Kes- an is specializing in electrophysi- olog, a subspe- cialty of cardiol- ogy that focus- es on the heart's electrical sys- tem and heart rhythm. Kesan is a member of the medical staffs atDr. S. Sree Hari Kesen both Jefferson ~,~odlcal C~nter in Ranson and Berkeley Medi- cal Center in Martinsburg. A graduate of India's University of Madras - Madras Medical College, Kesan also complet- ed fellowships at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Indiana University School of Medicine. The WVU Heart & Vascular Institute is locat- ed in the McCormack Center on the Berkeley Medical Center campus. ROBERTSNYDER Gold's, Zion, Shape Up host Simester's classes CHARLES TOWN - A Dec. 27 fea- Simester says Shape Up offers a vari- ture in the Spirit of Jefferson highlight- ety of class plans as well as the drop-in ed yoga instructor Lisha Simester's option. The studio also has a "30 days "Yoga for Everybody" class at Gold's for $30" deal for new members. Gym in Charles Town, but she teach- For more details, call Shape Up at es at two other locations in the city as 304-725-4003 or for class schedules well. and other information, go online to Twice a month, Simester leads drop-in yoga class on Saturdays in the Simester also offers private instruc'- social hall/gym beside Zion Episcopal tion, including yoga therapy and holis- Church's parish office at 221 E. Wash- tic counseling "for people who for one ington St. reason or another cannot come to an The classes begin at 11:30 a.m. and open yoga class." cost $10 per class or $70 for those who Besides her studies in teaching yoga, pre-purchase eight classes. The next Simester earned a post-graduate session is scheduled for Jan. 20. ploma in humanistic counseling from Anyone interested may email her at Roehampton Institute, University. 0f or call 518- Surrey in England. 929-3392 to get on the class list. "I trained and worked at West Lon- Another option: Simester's regular don Action for Children and in a West classes at the Shape Up Yoga & Fitness London doctor's office as a therapist Studio at 305 S. West St. and counselor," she said. "There are all kinds of classes every Her hourlong classes at Gold's, free day to choose from," she said. "I teach to gym members, begin at 11:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga there Monday, Wednes- Tuesdays and Thursdays. day and Thursday." LEFT: Lisha Simester leads a "Yoga for Everybody" class at Gold's Gym in Charles Town. In addition to her Tueeday-Thureday classes there, she also teaches at two other locations in the city and offers private instruction. iChili competition will launch !2018 Relay For Life drive CHARLES TOWN - Pan- :handle residents with great !chili recipes, hungry folks :willing to test and rate chili, ',and anyone determined to :raise money to fight cancer all ,:can mark,Jan. 20 on their cal- iendars, : It's the date of this year's iopening event for Relay For Life of Jefferson County - a :fun, family-friendly chili :cookoff. Organizers say the !day's festivities also will in- :clude raffles, fundraisers, :games, a luminaria ceremony, :recognition for cancer survi- i vors and caregivers, and more. ,Teams will spend the coming :months raising money ahead the biggest event of the year :- the overnight Relay For Life '.held in June on the track at Jef- !ferson High, The chili event begins at p.m. in the social hall at Charles Town Baptist Church ;at 211 E. Congress St.Anyone ;may make a $5 donation and ibegin sampling entries starting ;at 2:30 p.m. The sampling pe- Fiod continues until 4 p.m. Anyone can sign up to corn- , pete in the cookoff, which is divided into ttu-ee categories - traditional, spicy and most tmique. There's no en- try fee, but participants must be registered by email to relayforlife@ Chili competitors should in- clude a name, contact number and the category designation. (traditional, unique, spicy). Those submitting entries must be set up by 2:20 p.m accord- ing to organizers. Winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. More on the event may be found at jeffersonwv or by calling 304- 283-3305. Remembering Sheila Spangler Blue Ridge Community and Technical College student Sarah Butler of Martinsburg (second from left) is the winner of the first Sheila Spangler Memorial Medical Assisting Scholarship. With her are (from left) Kayla Bradford and Michael Spangler, Spangler's children; and Stefanie Longerbeam and Suzanna Brady, Spangler's sisters. Sheila Spangler, a Millville resident and 1995 graduate of Jefferson High, worked as a lecturer and externship clinical coordinator in Blue Ridge's medical assisting program before she died of cancer on April 10, 2016. Butler, who won the $500 scholarship, is a second-year student at Blue Ridge. Donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to Anne Myers, c/o Blue Ridge CTC Foundation, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg 25403. FFERSON CO BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE EASTERN PANHANDLE To learn more about ies and how you could personally benefit, call us today - 304-263-1832 or email STACIE ROHN at