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UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Class


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The UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Program, offered in partnership with United Seniors of Athens County, is free and open to anyone age 55 and older. This program is held virtually, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This one-hour, low-impact movement class is intended for a target audience of adults with arthritis of all activity levels and focuses… Read More

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UpBEAT Food for Thought: The ‘Triad’ of Fall-Risk–Targeting Mood, Brain, and Balance Functions for Older Adult Mobility


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How do anxious emotions, like the fear of falling, and mood deficits, like symptoms of depression, interfere with underlying brain and balance processes involved in daily tasks in later life? Join us virtually, as Dr. Raffegeau presents on how she is investigating the ‘triad’ of fall risk. Presented by: Dr. Tiphanie Raffegeau, Visiting Assistant Professor… Read More

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UpBEAT Food for Thought: The ‘Triad’ of Fall-Risk–Targeting Mood, Brain, and Balance Functions for Older Adult Mobility


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How do anxious emotions, like the fear of falling, and mood deficits, like symptoms of depression, interfere with underlying brain and balance processes involved in daily tasks in later life? Join us virtually, as Dr. Raffegeau presents on how she is investigating the ‘triad’ of fall risk. Presented by: Dr. Tiphanie Raffegeau, Visiting Assistant Professor… Read More

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UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Class


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The UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Program, offered in partnership with United Seniors of Athens County, is free and open to anyone age 55 and older. This program is held virtually, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This one-hour, low-impact movement class is intended for a target audience of adults with arthritis of all activity levels and focuses… Read More

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UpBEAT History Group: “Black Wall Street Athens County” Chronicles Local History


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Join us as we celebrate Black History month, by learning about some of the Athens figures and iconic structures that are included in the documentary, “Black Wall Street Athens County,” produced by Dr. Trevellya Ford-Ahmed, the Mount Zion Baptist Church Society, and Bent Street Films. Presented by: Dr. Trevellya Ford-Ahmed. UpBEAT (Be Educated and Active… Read More

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UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Class


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The UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Program, offered in partnership with United Seniors of Athens County, is free and open to anyone age 55 and older. This program is held virtually, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This one-hour, low-impact movement class is intended for a target audience of adults with arthritis of all activity levels and focuses… Read More

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UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Class


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The UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Program, offered in partnership with United Seniors of Athens County, is free and open to anyone age 55 and older. This program is held virtually, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This one-hour, low-impact movement class is intended for a target audience of adults with arthritis of all activity levels and focuses… Read More

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UpBEAT Food for Thought: Technology for All–Living in a Digital World


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Join us as we learn more about different types of digital devices (e.g. computers, tablets and smartphones), explore some of the common things people do with devices, and discuss saving, finding and organizing documents. Presented by: Sarie Cornwell, Technology Training Librarian, Athens County Public Libraries. UpBEAT (Be Educated and Active Together) is a program for… Read More

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UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Class


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The UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Program, offered in partnership with United Seniors of Athens County, is free and open to anyone age 55 and older. This program is held virtually, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This one-hour, low-impact movement class is intended for a target audience of adults with arthritis of all activity levels and focuses… Read More

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UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Class


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The UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Program, offered in partnership with United Seniors of Athens County, is free and open to anyone age 55 and older. This program is held virtually, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This one-hour, low-impact movement class is intended for a target audience of adults with arthritis of all activity levels and focuses… Read More

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UpBEAT History Group: Comparing Myths


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Join us as we explore some prominent myths from the Sanskrit texts of classical India and attempt to understand how they may speak to us today. Presented by: Dr. Brian Collins, Department Chair and Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy, Ohio University. UpBEAT (Be Educated and Active Together) is a… Read More

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“Tired” local health care systems weather the latest surge of COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Hospitals in Southeast Ohio are feeling the strain of the latest wave of COVID-19, as many facilities near capacity and wait times for hospital transfers increase.  In an attempt to alleviate the pressure, around 1,050 members of the Ohio National Guard were first deployed to hospitals last month. OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital… Read More

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UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Class


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The UpBEAT Virtual Exercise Program, offered in partnership with United Seniors of Athens County, is free and open to anyone age 55 and older. This program is held virtually, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This one-hour, low-impact movement class is intended for a target audience of adults with arthritis of all activity levels and focuses… Read More

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Holzer And O’Bleness Respond To Understaffing And High COVID Numbers With Familiar Pandemic Protocols 

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Southeast Ohio, causing local health care systems to be stretched thin and re-institute early 2020 pandemic protocols. Holzer Health Systems The number of COVID-19 patients is nearing the highest level from 2020, according to Dr. Mike Canady, the CEO at Holzer Health System. On Monday,… Read More

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Medical Supply Donation Site Announced at O’Bleness Hospital

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital set up a temporary for people to donate needed medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials ask that you send an email to supplydonation@ohiohealth.com and OhioHealth will contact you to finalize the donation. The drive-up, drop-off collection site is located in the O’Bleness parking lot at 55 Hospital… Read More

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COVID-19 Testing Facility Opens in Athens for Those Referred by Physician

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An outpatient COVID-19 testing facility opened Tuesday in Athens in response to the coronavirus pandemic. OhioHealth spokesperson, Keely Stockwell, says they are not making the location public because people are only to show up there unless referred by a physician. “This testing site is not an on-demand testing site for the… Read More

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OhioHealth Implements Visitor Restrictions, Requests Public Help to Fight Coronavirus Spread

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — OhioHealth, which owns Athens’ O’Bleness and 27 other hospitals in Ohio, has implemented visitor restrictions at all of its locations as a precaution to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health system released the following visitor guidelines: Visitors must be 18 years or older Patients will be limited to one visitor at… Read More