Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2004

Dates have changed for Valley Eckankar classes

The dates have changed for a free four-week class on Harold Klemp's "Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel." The series will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays on Oct. 28, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 at the Valley library.

The class will be presented by the Alaska Satsang Society, a chartered affiliate of Eckankar. Participants will learn how to recall and resolve past-life lessons, interpret dreams with the help of a Dream Master, and discover their natural ability to Soul Travel.

Klemp's book is recommended but not required. Copies will be available at Hearthside Books. If sold out, books can purchased by calling the Juneau Eckankar Center.

For more information, contact Juneau Eckankar Center at 586-5955 or visit To preregister, contact the center.

Soroptimists accepting award applications

Women who are the head of their household, are attending or have been accepted to a vocational-skills training program or an undergraduate-degree program, and who need financial assistance, may apply for Soroptimist International of Juneau's 2004-05 Women's Opportunity Award.

Information and applications are available at the University of Alaska Southeast financial aid office, Vocational Training Center, AWARE and Southeast Alaska Regional Resource Center, or may be downloaded from All applications must be returned to Judy Ripley, WOA chairwoman, P.O. Box 32201, Juneau, AK 99803, by Dec. 15. The winning entry will be announced in February 2005.

Senior Health Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 23

The Senior Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Juneau Senior Center at the Mountain View Apartments in Juneau. The event is open to the public and is sponsored by United Way Southeast and Catholic Community Services.

The event will include comprehensive blood chemistry tests as well as prostate and thyroid screenings. The fair will be is from 8 to 11 a.m. Participants need to fast 12 hours ahead of time for the blood chemistry screenings. People with diabetes should not fast and should continue to take all prescribed medications.

There will also be free hearing, vision, glaucoma, blood pressure, height and weight screenings, as well as information on macular degeneration and bone marrow registry.

There will be medical as well as support staff at the fair to discuss individual concerns regarding personal health and wellness of seniors. Areas of interest are diabetes education, bone density information, physical rehabilitation, home health care, care coordination information, senior nutrition, Medicaid and Medicare information, DNR information, and hospice related information.

Following the fair, there will be a free luncheon and Women's Health Forum from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Hall in Juneau. Speakers include Dr. Reiswig, who will present an informative discussion on osteoporosis and its prevention, as well as speakers focusing on cancer prevention and nutritional intervention for health and wellness.

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