Free Seminar on Speech Therapy



Program is part of St. Barnabas’ monthly Doc’s Talk series

GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), July 9, 2012 – Maureen Weckerly, Speech Language Pathologist with St. Barnabas Rehabilitation, will lead a discussion titled “How to Handle Swallowing Problems” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 in Hilltop Hall at The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road.Her discussion will focus on Dysphagia – pain and/or difficulty swallowing including:

  • Causes, symptoms and signs of Dysphagia
  • Strategies for safe swallowing
  • Meal time tips

The presentation is part of St. Barnabas Medical Center’s monthly Doc’s Talk series, in which health care representatives share information with St. Barnabas residents and the public. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call (724) 443-7231. St. Barnabas Medical Center is open to the public and provides outpatient medical care in a number of specialties through its nearly two dozen practitioners.

About St. Barnabas:
St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania and offers service apart from the ordinary in a faith-based, non-denominational setting.  Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 900 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients.  The health system is composed of the St. Barnabas Communities, including The Village at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas and White Tail Ridge; St. Barnabas Clinical Services, including St. Barnabas Nursing Home, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas; and St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm, which includes the Kean Theatre and Rudolph Auto Repair.


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