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New pediatric clinic set

to open in Red Springs

RED SPRINGS — Robeson Family Practice is opening a pediatric clinic in Red Springs.

The clinic will open on Aug. 26 and an open house will be held on Aug. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. The clinic will be located at 229 S. Main St. Office hours will be Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information, call 910-843-9383.

Allergic reaction training

session pegged for Tuesday

LUMBERTON — A program on the proper response to allergic reactions and the use of epipens is planned for Tuesday.

Annette Wallwork, a certified family nurse practitioner with Southeastern Occupational Health W.O.R.K.S., will lead the training, which will be take place at Owens Agricultural Center at 6:30 p.m. For information and to register, call 910-272-9675.

Free Medicare information

seminar planned Tuesday

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health and MedicareCompareUSA have partnered to offer resources to help people compare and enroll in Medicare plans.

Appointments to meet with a Medicare insurance agent can be scheduled at a Southeastern Health location or at home. Seminars are held each month to help patients understand their Medicare benefits and insurance options. No Medicare plans are marketed.

For information, to register for a seminar or to schedule an appointment with an agent, call 1-866-288-9381.

Breakfast at Biggs Park

to focus on prescriptions

LUMBERTON — Enjoy breakfast and learn about Medicare prescription drug plans at the Biggs Park Mall seminar on Tuesday.

The breakfast and informational session will be held in the retail space beside JCPenney from 8 to 9 a.m. No registration is required for this seminar.

Hospice training will begin

for volunteers in September

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Hospice will host a training course for new volunteers interested in assisting hospice patients and their families in homes or at Southeastern Hospice House in September.

Attendees are required to attend all sessions, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Sept. 10 to 24, from 9 to 11:30 am at Southeastern Hospice House, 1100 Pine Run Drive. Volunteers must consent to a background check and TB skin test, both provided by the agency.

Applications are being accepted through Sept. 3. To register or for information, contact Southeastern Hospice Volunteer Program Leader Sheryl Taylor at 910-735-8915 or [email protected]

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