Use this search box to find articles that have run in our newspapers over the last several years.

Area Health Happenings


Do you have a few hours to help a disabled woman in your community? Stavros Center for Independent Living is seeking a compassionate volunteer to help a local woman with timesheets every two weeks. Stavros provides training and a mileage stipend. Stavros offices are located in Springfield, Amherst, and Greenfield. For more info about volunteering for Stavros, contact Sandy Miliefsky at the Springfield office, 781-5555.


RN/LPN: Per diem positions are available for our day and evening training programs. Day classes are Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. and evenings are Monday-Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Select the days and hours convenient for your schedule. Long term care experience preferred but will train the right person. Send resume and/or call 737-4306, X913. Phlebotomist/EKG Technician: Per diem position available for our upcoming evening training program. Evening class hours are 5:30-9:30 p.m. Select the evenings convenient for your schedule. We are looking for a current certified Phlebotomist/EKG technician with a minimum of four years documentable occupational work experience and an associates degree not in specialty. Send resume and/or call 737-4306, X913/915.


Applications are now being accepted for the American Red Cross "Nurse Assistant Training" course at the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter. Several classes will be held in the coming months. Day classes: 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday, Pioneer Valley Chapter headquarters, 506 Cottage St., Feb. 20-Mar. 13. Night classes: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Pioneer Valley Chapter headquarters, 506 Cottage St., Springfield, Feb . 26-Apr. 10. Candidates will learn principles required to take the Massachusetts State Certified Nurse Assistant exam. Class sessions include instruction, skills practice, and clinical exposure. Course fees range from $675 (includes book blood pressure cuff and stethoscope). For more info on how to register, contact Marie Stockwell at 737-4306, X914. Or visit the Pioneer Valley Chapter website at Limited number of scholarships available.


Holistic Simplicity, LLC will sponsor the Mall Walkers program at Eastfield Mall on Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. in the Food Court. Kimberly A. Ladue, RN, Holistic Health Nurse and Consultant, will discuss, "The Simple Truth About Blood Pressure." Learn exactly what blood pressure is, risk factors and causes of high blood pressure, and simple and effective ways to prevent or lower high blood pressure. Join us at Eastfield Mall in the Food Court for this free program. Coffee will be served. For more info contact Eastfield Mall at 543-8000 or visit