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Patients in the obstetrics unit at Mercy St. Charles Hospital now have a unique option for “Meals on Demand,”  which enables them to order meals from their own menus, at a time that is convenient for them.

“Many of our patients, typically don’t eat at 7 a.m. or 4 p.m. in the afternoon, nor are they on a restricted diet,” said Ann Frahn, Clinical Nurse Manager of OB Services at St. Charles. “Meals on Demand, allow our patients to order the meal that they want, when they want.”

With breakfast options, or “Morning Eye Openers,” like pancakes, French toast, eggs, and fresh fruit; “Hot Off the Grill” lunch items; and hot dinner specials, new moms are able to get their food choice right from the kitchen.

“This is designed with direct patient-to-staff interaction – spoken ‘room service,’” said Rob Snoad, Operations Manager of Food and Nutrition Services. “When a patient is ready to eat, all she has to do is call and give her order to one of our staff members. We put the order in and deliver their meal choice within 45 minutes of the call being placed.”

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Old family photographs are treasures to be shared, and the Ottawa County

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Among photos donated at the last call for photos, Nov. 9, 2005, was
this photo of children at the courthouse, brought in by Milt Long .

Historical Society and Ottawa County Historical Museum will offer an opportunity for local residents to share theirs with the community April 8 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Museum, 126 W. Third St., Port Clinton.

Any old photographs depicting Ottawa County people, places, lifestyles, buildings and activities prior to 1960 and as far back as possible are welcome.

To participate, schedule an appointment by calling Nancy Dunham at 419-797-2244.

The photographs will be scanned on site, indexed and returned immediately. Historical society members will be on hand to record names, dates and relevant information about the photographs. The photos will be used for OCHM and OCHS community collections and for publication in “The People of Ottawa County,” an oral history publication.

Clear, sharp images are most desirable, but weaker photos are acceptable, as they can be electronically enhanced.

Among photos donated at the last call for photos, Nov. 9, 2005, was this photo of children at the courthouse, brought in by Milt Long .

Older adults are living healthy, active lives and remaining in the workforce longer. Is it really surprising that these vital seniors also enjoy close, personal relationships in addition to all the other busy parts of their lives?

Getting older doesn’t mean losing your need for affection, connection and intimacy. In fact, sharing in a relationship can have positive effects on virtually every aspect of your life. Seniors who are in close relationships live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. According to one study, people with good friends and confidantes outlived those without close relationships by 22 percent.

However, dating may be a very different game, with different goals, than when many older Ohioans first started going out. An AARP study of 3,501 singles aged 40 to 69 showed that about one-third of those surveyed were either in a relationship or dating one person exclusively. Of those who were dating, almost half (49 percent) said they were simply looking for someone “to talk to and do things with.” Only eight percent listed “to find someone to marry” as their reason for dating.

Dating can be one way to socialize and meet new people, but it isn’t always easy, especially for someone who may be trying it again after years in a relationship. A crucial first step to dating success is to fully understand why you are looking for a relationship and what you desire from that “special someone.”

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
You have already voted on this poll.
No, I'm not sure they're legitimate. (18 Votes)
64.29%
No, I'm afraid they will use it for drugs. (6 Votes)
21.43%
Yes, I feel good about helping someone down on their luck. (3 Votes)
10.71%
Yes, we could all end up like that. (1 Vote)
3.57%
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