Health briefs

Tammy Walro

Health department will present 2019 Clean Plate Awards
        Wood County Health Department presented the 2019 Clean Plate Award to 37 licensed food facilities that have demonstrated commitment to excellent sanitation and food safety practices.
        Presentation of the awards was held at the health department on May 9, prior to a meeting of the Wood County Board of Health.
        This year, the Clean Plate Award was given to less than 5 percent of the more than 800 licensed food facilities in Wood County. Those that receive it have shown dedication to upholding excellent sanitation and food safety knowledge.
        “To receive this award, these food services have consistently practiced safe food handling,” said Lana Glore, Director of Environmental Health.
        This is the ninth year the health department has presented the Clean Plate Award. Each winner received a certificate in recognition of excellent performance in food safety, and a decal to display at their facility.
        This year’s recipients include: BG’s Frosty Fare, Bowling Green Manor, Carolyn’s Personalized Catering, Chilly Treats, Cindy’s Concessions, Eastwood Elementary School, Eastwood Middle School, Eastwood High School, Flatlands Coffee, Frank’s Fries, Frank’s Fries #3, Frank’s Fries #5, Frobose Meat Locker, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Kingston Care Center of Perrysburg, Local Roots Juice Company, McDonald’s-South Main, Meijer Gas Station-Store #116, Meijer Gas Station-Store #211, Murphy, Northwest Community Corrections Center, Northwood High School, Poppin’ George’s Kettle Corn of BG, Rita’s Dairy Bar, Sundae Station, Super Suppers, Weenie Dawgs, Wood County Committee on Aging-Bowling Green, Wood County Committee on Aging-Northeast, Wood County Committee on Aging-North Baltimore, Wood County Committee on Aging-Pemberville, Wood County Committee on Aging-Perrysburg, Wood County Committee on Aging-Rossford, Wood County Committee on Aging-Wayne, Woodland Mall Cinema 5, Wood Lane School and WSOS Child Development Center.
        Questions regarding the Clean Plate Award may be directed to Lana Glore at 419-354-2702, ext. 3244 or
Human trafficking awareness event
        MOMS Club of Perrysburg will host a free human trafficking awareness event on Tuesday, May 14, from 7- 8:30 p.m. at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, Conference Rooms A-D.
        The event, co-sponsored by the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition, is open to anyone in the community seeking to learn more about human trafficking and ways to prevent children from becoming victims.
        The featured speaker is Lynette Lange of the YWCA Rape Crisis Center. Lange is a licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in trauma treatment in adults and children and has worked in the human trafficking field for the last six years. Representatives from local direct service providers that work with human trafficking victims will also be available to provide information and answer questions. Attendees are asked to bring a personal care item, which will be distributed to local human trafficking survivors.
        MOMS Club of Perrysburg, a local chapter of the International MOMS Club®, is a support group for stay-at-home mothers in Perrysburg, Maumee, Walbridge and Rossford. The group orchestrates several service projects, which benefit mothers and children, each year.
        “One of our members approached the board with the desire to learn more about the problem of human trafficking,” said MOMS Club of Perrysburg President Rachel Abke. “Many of our other members were interested in this topic, so we thought others in the community would also like to learn more.” Hence, what started as a small idea has now grown into a service project.
        MOMS Club of Perrysburg chose to partner with the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition, which is comprised of health care professionals, social workers, law enforcement, government agencies, health departments, churches, concerned citizens and many others who work to combat human trafficking in the region.
        The Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Kent Branch Library from 9:15 a.m.-11 a.m. and all are invited to attend at any time.
Virtual Dementia Tour
        Parkcliffe Memory Care Community, 3075 E. Plaza Blvd., Northwood, will present Virtual Dementia Tours Thursday, May 16.           Tours will be offered every half hour between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
        Virtual Dementia Tours simulate the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with dementia. Caregivers and family members are invited to take the free tours.
        Tours are offered the third Thursday of every month. Registration is required. Contact Liz Hofbauer at to register.
Magruder Hospital programs
        Magruder Hospital VIP Club invites members and interested guests to the Spring Cookout at East Harbor State Park on Tuesday, May 21.
        The group will eat at noon. Attendees should bring drinks, table service and a dish to share. Magruder will provide burgers, hot dogs, buns and condiments. RSVP to 419-734-3131, ext. 3147 by Thursday, May 16.
        For more information about the VIP Club as well as other hospital events and programs, visit or call Michele Mueller at 419-734-3131, ext. 3147.
        Alzheimer’s support
        Magruder Hospital will host the monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group on Monday, May 13, at 9 a.m. in the Conference Center.  Meeting on the second Monday of each month, the group provides helpful tips, education, encouragement and resources to family, friends and caregivers of anyone dealing with dementia and memory loss.
        For more information about this program as well as other support groups, events and screenings, go to and click on the events calendar.
        Diabetes Get-Together –The Magruder Nutrition Department’s monthly Diabetes Get-Together will  be held Thursday, May 16 at noon in the Conference Center. This month, diabetes educators will present a program on “Get Ready for the Summer BBQs.”  The group is open to anyone dealing with diabetes or pre-diabetes, including family and friends. Light refreshments will be provided and no RSVP is necessary.  For more info, call 419-732-4027.
        Auxiliary Uniform Sale – The Magruder Auxiliary will have a uniform sale in the hospital’s main lobby on Tuesday, May 14 from 10 a.m.-3pm.  Roberts Medical is doing the sale and will have uniforms, shoes and accessories appropriate for anyone working in dental, medical and veterinary settings. A percent of the sales goes toward the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary.
Wellness Awareness Day
        The James Wes Hancock Oregon Senior Center will hold a Wellness Awareness Day Friday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The center is located at 4350 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
        The educational and informational program is free.
TOPS chapter honored
        TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club, Inc. has recognized a local TOPS group for 50 years as an active chapter.
        TOPS, OH, 0949, Oak Harbor meets at 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St. The chapter offers individual and group support to those who want to lose weight sensibly. New members are welcome.      Contact chapter leader Jan Lajti at 419-862-2135 for more information. No charge for your first meeting.


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