Health Beat: Free stroke support group at PBMC

Peconic Bay in Riverhead

Southold Fire Department will host a New York Blood Center blood drive Wednesday, May 28, from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Main Road firehouse. Those who donate after 5 p.m. can enjoy a free spaghetti dinner. 

• Peconic Bay Medical Center will host a free stroke support group Friday, May 30, 11 a.m. to noon, in second-floor conference room C. Learn stroke warning signs, understand stroke’s effects, find out what can be done to maximize recovery and independence, ask questions and share information and experiences. For more information contact Jennifer Naples at 548-6744.

• Eldercare specialist and pharmacologist Dr. Lawrence Millman will give a free presentation, ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Medications,’ on Friday, May 30, at 4 p.m. at the Peconic Landing Community Center in Greenport. He will discuss the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbals and supplements; possible interactions; timing and duration; and costs. A Q&A will follow. Visit to reserve a seat.

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