Don’t forget…Memory Screening Day set for Nov. 13
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is encouraging members of the community to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and information about successful aging on Nov. 13.
The event is part of National Memory Screening Day (NMSD), an annual initiative that the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) holds each November during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. More than 2,000 sites across the country will be participating.
The Wood County Senior Center will provide the memory screenings at 305 North Main St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
From 1 to 2 p.m., the center will also offer Brain Gym exercise to learn more about the unique features of your brain and how we you can continue to stimulating your cognitive abilities. To register call the program department at 419.353.5661 or 1.800.367.4935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified healthcare professionals administer the screenings, which consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take five to ten minutes. Screening results are not a diagnosis, and individuals with below-normal scores or who have concerns are encouraged to pursue a full medical exam.
Some memory problems can be readily treated, such as those caused by vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems. Other memory problems might result from causes that are not currently reversible, such as Alzheimer’s disease. In general, the earlier the diagnosis, the easier it is to treat one of these conditions.
Sponsors for the memory screening event are Forest Laboratories and Senior Helpers as silver sponsors, and Accera Inc., Eli Lilly and Company and Novartis, as remembrance sponsors.
For more information. Visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org or call 866-AFA-8484.
Relay for Life fundraiser
National Bank of Ohio will kick off their Relay for Life Fundraiser Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at Crazy Lady Saloon, 22645 W. Front St., Curtice.
The saloon will be donating half of all pizza sales to the NBOH Relay for Life Team. There will also be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, bake sale and guest bartenders donating their proceeds as well.
Team NBOH contributed more than $6,000 to Ottawa County Relay for Life 2012 event, which raised more than $70,000 to the fight against cancer. Team NBOH’s goal is to raise $7,000 for the 2013 Relay, which will be held in June at Oak Harbor High School.
For more information, contact Terrie Jensen at 419-898-7888.
Marathoners, casual runners and those who just wants to get a little fitter are invited to the 37th Annual Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon Kick-off Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Yark Subaru, 6141 W. Central Ave., Toledo.
“This event is a chance for everyone to celebrate a healthy lifestyle,” said Clint McCormick, marathon organizer. “Saturday is the official kick-off of training for the marathon, along with our other events, the Owens Corning Half Marathon, the five-person Marathon Relay, the 5K run/walk and the Kids Marathon. The whole family can learn about healthy lifestyles now and get involved in the marathon events in 2013.” The marathon will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Diabetes Youth Services (DYS) will host its Seventh Annual Sweet Success Gala Friday Nov. 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons, Perrysburg.
Mike Miller, chair, CEO and president of Waterford Bank will serve as Honorary Chair of the event. The evening will feature dinner, a cash bar, and silent and live auctions.
Tickets are $100, with all proceeds funding educational programing provided by DYS. For more information, visit www.dys4kids.org/events/sweetsuccess.asp or call 419-887-8739.
The mission of DYS is to teach children how to manage their diabetes and live healthy, confident and independent lives through programs such as summer camps, family programing and school support programs.
Pathology Report program
“Understanding Your Pathology Report” will be the topic of a program that will be offered Monday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B, Toledo.
Dr. Stephen L. Strobel, pathologist with St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center will lead the discussion. Dr. Strobel has published research on the benefits that cancer patients gain from understanding their pathology reports. The presentation is designed to help attendees increase their understanding of surgical pathology reports and to address common areas of misunderstandings.
The program is free and open to the public, including professionals and caregivers. RSVP to The Victory Center at 419-531-7600.
BCS Developmental screenings
Free developmental screenings will be offered for 3- and 4-year-olds residing in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District Nov. 16 in the Performing Arts Center Lobby at Oak Harbor High School, 11661 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. Screenings will be offered by appointment only between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Appointments should take approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
For information or to make an appointment, call the BCS Student Services Offices at 419-898-3280.
Look Good, Feel Better
“Look Good, Feel Better” – a program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment – will be offered Monday, Nov. 12, 1 to 3 p.m., in the Lake Huron Room at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive, Oregon.
Participant will receive a free makeup kit worth $250. Register by calling 1-800-227-6446 and press option 2.
Blood drive set
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Nov. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave., Oregon.
Donors can enter to win dinner for two at the Final Cut Steak and Seafood restaurant located in the Hollywood Casino.
“Now I Know”
In conjunction with Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Epilepsy Foundation has launched its first-ever video contest campaign.
Themed “Now I Know,” the campaign asks members of the epilepsy community to share their experiences with epilepsy, provide advice and educate others about the condition.
“Epilepsy can be a challenging condition without easy answers, especially when someone is first diagnosed,” said Philip M. Gattone, President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation and the father of a child with epilepsy. “This is an opportunity for people who have learned from their experiences of living with epilepsy to share messages of encouragement and hope.
People with epilepsy and their friends, family or caregivers can log on to Facebook.com/EpilepsyFoundationOfAmerica to submit a short video that answers the question: When it comes to epilepsy, what do you know now that you wish you knew sooner?
Visitors to the Epilepsy Foundation Facebook page will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites and share the videos through their social networks. The videos with the most votes within four geographic regions at the end of the contest will win one of four iPads, among other prizes. Videos will also be featured online and at the Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, D.C.
The contest runs through Dec. 31. Voting will open on Jan 1, 2013. Winners will be announced in February 2013 on the Epilepsy Foundation of America's website. For more information and official rules, visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org.