Health Briefs

  • "Staying on Your Feet in Your Home & Community," a seminar about reducing the risk of falling for older adults, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Sun City's Pinckney Hall Ballroom in Bluffton.

The event is free and open to the public.

More than 30 percent of people over the age of 65 are at risk for falling. The seminar, led by physical therapist Brittany Thomas, will focus on ways to maintain balance, staying active and reducing the chances of falling.

For more information and to register, call Memory Matters at 843-842-6688 or visit

  • Bloom at Belfair will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. Aug. 22 at the residence, 60 Oak Forest Road, behind Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton.

OneBlood will provide the donation services.

To donate blood, adults must be in good health, and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.

For more information, call 843-815-2338 or visit

  • The clinical pastoral education training program at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) has been granted full accreditation by the Commission for Pastoral and Psychotherapy Training (CAPPT).

Clinical pastoral education is specialized training for people of all faiths who want to work in the ministry of hospital chaplaincy.

The 15-month program at MUMC teaches chaplains how to address the unique spiritual and religious needs of patients and families coping with a medical crisis.

Accreditation from CAPPT acknowledges the strength and quality of the program.

For more information, visit www.

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