For your health from June 6, 2022 | Journal-news
Free Physical Exams Hosted for Berkeley County Schools Planned
MARTINSBURG — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center will offer free physical exams to Berkeley County school students, middle and high school athletes and fine arts students in June.
Physical exams will be held June 7, 8, and 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Dorothy McCormack Center in Martinsburg. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Students from each participating school will attend a designated evening.
• Tuesday, June 7: Martinsburg High School and Musselman High School
• Wednesday, June 8: Spring Mills High School and Hedgesville High School
• Thursday, June 9: middle school students and physical catch-up for students who missed their assigned date
Middle school students must have a guardian present in order to receive a physical exam. Athletic directors and school coaches will provide students with additional details and all necessary forms. All students must have all forms completed with a guardian’s signature prior to enrollment in order to receive a medical exam.
For more information, speak with your student’s athletic director or coach.
Scheduled yoga classes
HEDGESVILLE — Community yoga classes scheduled with instructor Elizabeth Mauck will take place as follows:
• Cardio Yoga, every Monday from 9 to 10 am at the Hedgesville Public Library.
• Gentle Yoga, every Wednesday 6-7pm at Christ Reformed UUC and every Friday 9-10am at the Hedgesville Public Library.
No pre-registration required. Suggested donation of $5. If you have yoga equipment, bring it with you. A limited number of supplies will be available for those without equipment.
Free weekly COVID-19 test and vaccination clinic
MARTINSBURG – PAAC’s COVID-19 Surge Testing and Vaccination Team is hosting a free weekly COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Clinic for ages 5 and up.
Every Thursday, the clinic will be held at the Church of Latter-day Saints of Jesus Christ located at 93, boul. Langston. in Martinsburg. All testing and vaccinations will be done on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free COVID-19 tests, vaccines and boosters are available to all community members. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available. All children under 18 wishing to be vaccinated must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No insurance is required. Results are usually back within 48-72 hours.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 304-610-6820. Visit the PAAC COVID-19 Surge team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PAAC.Surge for updates.
Walk with a Doc at Farmers Markets
MARTINSBURG – A walking program at the farmers’ markets in Martinsburg and Charles Town this summer.
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for anyone interested in taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle while having the opportunity to get questions answered from local doctors. The 30-minute walks are at your own pace and open to participants of all levels.
• The Walk with a Doctor at the Martinsburg Farmer’s Market will be held the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 am. The walk begins at the new market location in the parking lot of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Martin Street. Marches will take place until September.
• Walk with a Doc at the Charles Town Farmers’ Market will be held the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 am. The walk begins at the Market Manager’s Stand on Samuel Street and will run through September.
The walks do not require any special equipment, just comfortable shoes. The first five walkers in each location will receive a free t-shirt. After the walk, participants can purchase local groceries and take advantage of the Double Your SNAP Dollars program.
Free indoor walking lesson program
INWOOD — The Berkeley County Extension Office in West Virginia is offering a free indoor walking class at the W. Randy Smith Recreation Center in Inwood, starting June 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Classes meet weekly for six consecutive weeks.
Although walking is the primary activity, Walk With Ease is a multi-pronged program that includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies to stay physically active.
For more information and to register, call the Berkeley County Extension Office at 304-264-1936 or 304-267-5083.
Wellness Walk at Shenandoah University Cool Spring River Campus
CHARLES TOWN — Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society from 10 a.m. to noon on June 14 for a wellness walk at Shenandoah University’s Cool Spring River Campus. The purpose of these walks is to get out and explore the natural world and to experience the physical and mental health benefits of hiking.
This is a new location for their monthly wellness walks. The trails at Cool Spring River Campus are wide, paved paths that provide plenty of room to “walk and talk.” Morning highlights will include a visit to the Great Blue Heron colony as well as an Eagle’s Nest across the river.
Be sure to check the Events Calendar for other upcoming Wellness Walks. These walks are free and open to all, but registration is required. Registration and other information such as COVID guidelines and instructions can be found at https://www.potomacaudubon.org/.
Free COVID-19 Community Test
MARTINSBURG – Shenandoah Community Health is expanding its free COVID-19 community testing hours. PCR testing is now available through the drive-thru testing tent at 99 Tavern Rd., Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. without an appointment or order.
This service is available to SCH patients and non-patients, and results are received directly from the laboratory, usually within 24-48 hours.
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 Monday from noon to 1 p.m., while the other will meet in person at Warren Memorial Hospital on Wednesday 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, physically inactive and gestational history Diabetes.
To learn more, visit www.valleyhealthlink.com/diabetesor call 540-536-5108 for virtual program or 540-636-0314 for in-person program at Warren Memorial Hospital.
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. She does not make appointments and provides 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 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information, visit goodmaritanfreeclinic.org.