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PCHD Offering SafeSitter® Babysitting Classes
Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens from 11-14 years old on May 25th, June 10th and June 22nd at the health department. Registration deadline is May 13th for the May 25th class and June 3rd for the June 10th and June 22nd classes. Participants will only need to attend one of the three scheduled dates to complete the course.
Over 650,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $25 and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Call Mary Jo Barr at 573-324-2111 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter.
Our Hospice Volunteers
These wonderful people help our hospice patients stay as comfortable as they can, and are always there to help. These ladies and gentleman are such a wonderful attribute to our agency, and we are very blessed to have them on board!
Back row left: Hazel Worrell, Karen Arico, Sue Raufer, Katherine Branstetter, Gavaughna Patton, Dorothy Flowers, Liz O'Farrell, Art Flynn, Joyce Megown, Judy Coates, and Dottie White.*Front row seated left: Chip Traynor, Mercedes Behlmann, Jenny Early, and Judy Twellman. Not pictured: Dick & Phyllis LaBrier, Susie Oberdahlhoff, Rebecca Brush, and Amy Vazquez.
Breastfeeding Newsletter - "Pumping Breastmilk"
Pumping is not necessary for successful breastfeeding if the mother and baby are together all of the time, but it can be a helpful tool. Women choose to pump their breastmilk for different reasons; to make sure their infant is getting as much breastmilk as possible and to help them maintain their milk supply when they are apart. Depending on the objective, a mom will pump or hand express at different parts of the day.
Read past issues of the Breastfeeding Newsletter