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Oregon Relay for Life set for June 13-14
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Oregon will be held June 13-14 at Clay High School.

The theme for this year’s relay is, “Celebrating a World with More Birthdays.” The relay celebrates survivors and caregivers, offers remembrances for those who a have faced cancer –including those who lost their battle, those who won and those whose fight continues. The Fight Back Ceremony inspires relay participants to make a personal commitment to help the fight against cancer.

To register or for more information, visit or contact Heidi Nafziger at 888-227-6446, ext. 5201 or

Alzheimer’s “Transitions’ workshop
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, will host “Transitions” programs for persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion, or difficulty finding the right words.

The programs, designed to focus on social and educational opportunities and group sharing, will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo.

Classes include:
• Mind Works, featuring brain-stimulating games in a fun, non-competitive environment, offered June 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

• Art Café, June 18 from 4-6 p.m., with artist Jan Revill offering fine art options, or participants can to create a “Make & Take.” No art experience is required.

• Transitions, offered June 26, 6:30-8 p.m. will be comprised of an educational and support meeting with varied topics.

Registration is requested. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 to sign up or obtain more information.

Free fitness classes
Beginner-level family fitness classes are being offered Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at New Harvest Church located at 3540 Seaman Rd., Oregon.

The free 30-minute classes use minimal equipment and include fun cardio activities appropriate for ages 5 and up. 30 minute class.

Day Center open house
An open house will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Oregon Adult Day Center, located at 4955 Seaman Rd., Oregon, Thursday, June 19, from 4:30-6 p.m. The center recently relocated from its site at the Lutheran Home at Toledo.

The community is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and to tour the new location. There will also be refreshments and music by the East Toledo Senior Activities Center Chorus.

For more information, contact Traci Holland at 419-537-1999 or

Torch Run
The Ottawa County Board of D.D.’s Special Olympics Team will be participating in the Torch Run Sunday, June 22.

The torch will be carried by a combination of law enforcement and Special Olympic athletes throughout the state of Ohio on its way to Columbus for the state summer games.

The first leg of the race will be at Put-In-Bay starting at 2 p.m. by the Miller Ferry. A parade through the main streets will conclude at the Boardwalk Restaurant.

The second leg of the race will start at the Port Clinton Jefferson Street Dock at 5 p.m. and continue to 4th Street, Madison Street and throughout downtown Port Clinton and conclude at the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus #1750.

Members of the community are invited to support local Special Olympics athletes by lining the Put-In-Bay route at 2 p.m. or the Port Clinton route at 5 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering or running in this event may call Amy Cantu at 567-262-3122.

Thanks for the Mammories
Area golfers are invited to hit the course at Bedford Hills Golf Club Saturday, July 12 at 8 a.m., for the fourth annual “Thanks for the Mammories” outing to benefit the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The event is being organized by Oregon native Melissa Cogar, who is the organization’s Operations and Volunteer Manager.

The outing will include 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, skins, a 50/50 raffle, prizes and more. The cost is $85 per person. There will be a men’s and women’s category.

Registration will start at 7 a.m. Lunch and a silent auction will follow, and golfers will have the chance to win prizes and bid on items like a trip to Orlando, autographed sports memorabilia, sports tickets, a stay at Maumee Bay State Park and more.

This year, non-golfers are invited to participate by enjoying 18 or 36 holes of miniature golf at 10 a.m. The cost is $25 and includes lunch afterwards with the golfers. Children are welcome.

To register or for more information, contact Cogar at 419-245-4712 or or visit

Looking ahead
Sandusky County Family and Children First Bullying Prevention Committee will present the “Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying Saturday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Fremont Rec Center.

Registration and packet pick-up will be held at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $12 free for 18 and under. Visit for more information.

Community Invited To Show Support During Special Olympics Torch Run

Unison receives certification
Unison Behavioral Health Group has earned Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission. The agency is the first in the State of Ohio to achieve this certification.

“Unison Behavioral Health Group has demonstrated its ability to provide treatment that addresses the health needs of the whole person, potentially improving overall satisfaction with the care experience,” said Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission.

Unison underwent a rigorous on-site survey in March. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with standards related to key concepts of person-centered health care to support recovery and resilience philosophies.

Behavioral Health Home Certification recognizes organizations that are a health home, or an organization that improves access to health care and quality of care. Health home also focuses on the overall health of individuals served, particularly those who face chronic or serious physical or mental health issues.

For more information on the services provided by Unison Behavioral Health Group, please visit or call 419-693-0631.

“A Brush with Art”
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, will host “A Brush with Art” Friday, June 13 from 1- 2:30 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. at Scottwood Avenue.

Participants will create an art project using their hands as inspiration. The theme for the free program is, “Through Your Hands.”

Friends and family are welcome to come along. Guests should meet at the Information Desk, just inside the Grove Place entrance to the main museum building.

Galleries are fully accessible and free wheelchairs are available at each entrance. Parking is free for Toledo Museum of Art members and $5 for non-members. Financial assistance is available for parking for those in need. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

“Club Red” Summerfest
Tickets are now on sale for the American Red Cross of Ottawa County’s Club Red’s, A Bavarian Summer Fest – Willkommen! The seventh annual gala will be held Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at the Catawba Island Club pavilion, situated along the beautiful Lake Erie shore.

Guests are encouraged to dress in their most creative Alpine attire for the historically sold-out affair. The evening’s festivities will feature German fare and décor.

Tickets are $110 and may be purchased by calling 419-734-1100. Proceeds from the event will provide critical services and lifesaving training for families and individuals in the community including disaster preparedness, disaster relief and recovery assistance, support for military members and their families and more.

Owens program accredited
The Owens Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Vascular program has received initial programmatic accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), denoting a commitment to excellence, accountability and the highest accreditation standards.

Owens’ program earned five-year initial accreditation by the CAAHEP after a recent peer review conducted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors.

CAAHEP is recognized as the largest programmatic accrediting organization in the health sciences field.




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