Health Beat: ‘Pink Strands for Hope’ at PBMC Oct. 16

• Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host an epilepsy support group Monday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. in conference room A on the second floor. The group provides encouragement, acceptance, comfort and empowerment. Patients, friends and family are all welcome. For information or to recommend a speaker, contact Charlie Petersen at [email protected] or 728-2804. 

• “Pink Strands for Hope,” a fundraiser for the Long Island 2 Day Walk, will take place Thursday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main lobby of Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. Pink hair extensions will be available for $10 per strand. Tickets are also on sale now for a 50/50 raffle to be held that day.

• North Shore Public Library in Shoreham will host a free Medicare seminar from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17. A professional will provide vital information about understanding Medicare and selecting the appropriate supplement and prescription drug plans. The presentation will include a Q&A session. To register, call 929-4488.

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