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Published January 19. 2011 05:00PM

Nutrition Education Classes

Adele Argot, a nutrition education adviser with the Monroe County Extension office, is interested in holding a basis nutrition education class in Palmerton, as was held last year at Holy Trinity Church. The program is designed to help families and individuals with low incomes stretch their food dollars to achieve a healthy diet.

Families with young children learned tips on food preparation, meal planning, food storage and sanitation, shopping skills, nutrition for family members and managing a healthy weight.

The free program is taught in small groups, led by a nutrition education adviser. Those who complete the nine-lesson course are given a certificate of accomplishment.

Nutrition Links, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Penn State Cooperative Extension and County Extension Offices, does not supply free food or food stamps, but rather provides clients with activities that develop the knowledge and skills to plan and prepare a healthful diet on a limited budget.

Anyone who would like more information about PSNL should contact the Monroe County Extension office at 724 Philips St., Suite 201, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360; call (570) 421-6430; or e-mail Argot at

Camera Club

The Palmerton Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. The program, "Land O' Lakes," will be presented by member Harry Brown.

Community Dinner

A free community meal will be served from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Family Caregiver Support Group

Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton Hospital Adult Day Services Center will hold a Family Caregiver Support Group Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Palmerton Community Services Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Join other caregivers tending to family members with Alzheimers, stroke, dementia, Parkinsons, or other physical or mental disabilities.

Share comments, suggestions and ideas to help support each other and nurture friendships while learning to cope with the 24-hour-a-day job that can be physically and emotionally exhausting to the caregiver.

The group offers free education and community support from caregivers who understand each others daily obligations.

Meetings are free and open to the public. Care is available for your loved one during the meeting. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information, and to register, please call (610) 826-1160.

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