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Breaking Silence planning 3rd concert to benefit Hospice
Local band “Breaking Silence” will hold their third annual concert to benefit Hospice of Northwest Ohio July 13 at The Venue, 4725 Woodville Rd., Northwood.

Breaking Silence, comprised of Cody Corado, Taylor Miller and Michael Weidman, will be joined by Endless Melodies, Josh and Melinda and Jake Beckman for an evening of entertainment that is open to all ages. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 419-262-6346 or 419-654-4294 for ticket information.

Cody was only 7 years old when his mom – Sherry Corado – passed away from cancer under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He first got the idea in 2011 to hold a concert as a way to mark the 10th anniversary of his mother’s passing. At the time, he and his band were joined by a classmate from Clay High School, Jake Beckman and the two groups raised almost $700. Last year’s concert raised more than $1,200.


“My mom was very musical…she was in the Clay High School band like me,” Cody said. “I thought putting on a show would be a great way to celebrate her life.”

Breaking Silence, (from left) drummer Taylor Miller, Cody Corado, and Michael Weidman will hold a concert to benefit Hospice of Northwest Ohio July 13 at The Venue in Northwood.

Discussing Dementia
The Family Council of Genesis Health Care, Perrysburg, will present, “Discussing Dementia,” July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the dining room at Genesis Health Care, 28546 Starbright Blvd., Perrysburg.

The public is invited to the program, which will be facilitated by Lynn Ritter, Ph.D., educational coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Association, NW Ohio Chapter.

Light refreshments will be served.

Free family exercise sessions
Area families are invited to get outdoors, have some fun and get active at free exercise classes being offered by certified instructor Dayre Carpenter Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Pearson Park, and Fridays at 10 a.m. at Maumee Bay State Park.

Carpenter, currently of East Toledo, will be opening Focus Fitness on Navarre Avenue in September. She’s offering the classes as a way for individuals and families to participate in fun, fitness activities together, she said.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, call or text 517-270-0816. Visit to learn more about Focus Fitness, which will offer group classes, afterschool enrichment, personal training and more.

Choir seeking voices
The Hospice of Northwest Ohio Threshold Choir will hold an informational meeting for those interested in joining the choir Tuesday, July 23 from 7-8 p.m. at the Toledo Hospice Center, 800 South Detroit Ave.

A Threshold Choir is typically comprised of all female voices singing at the bedside to bring comfort and ease to those on the threshold of living and dying. It is all done in rounds, chants and lullabies – to hymns, spirituals or choral music. Family members are invited to join in the singing, which follows an ancient tradition.

Hospice of Northwest Ohio RN and Threshold Choir member Amey Raihala shares, “Families tell us they feel the songs bring a profound sense of peace to their dying loved ones. The response has been positive and very meaningful for all involved.”

The Hospice of Northwest Ohio choir was formed in 2008 and is comprised of Hospice staff and volunteers. For questions or to RSVP, contact Julie Tucholski at 419-931-5133 or by July 19.

Thanks for the Mammories
The Third Annual “Thanks for the Mammories” Golf Outing to benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio will be held Saturday, July 13 at Heatherdowns Country Club, Toledo.

The event, which is being hosted by Melissa Cogar, is open to men and women. Registration will open at 8 a.m. (team or individual). There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. (best ball format).

The registration fee is $75, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, skins, a 50/50 raffle, contests, a silent auction and more.

For more information, contact Cogar at 419-245-4712 or">cogar¬

Cholesterol screenings
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., is scheduling cholesterol screening clinics for July.

Appointments are open to Wood County residents age 25 years and older. The screening panel includes total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides, total cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.

Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a registered nurse. The cost is $20 for those 60 and older and $25 for those 25-59.

Screenings will be offered July 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Northeast Senior Center in Walbridge; July 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rossford Senior Center; July 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Perrysburg Senior Center and July 2, 8 and 23 from 9-11 a.m. at the Bowling Green Senior Center.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-367-4935 and ask for the Social Services Department.

Safe in the Shade
The 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Melanoma will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Maumee Bay State Park, 1750 Park Rd., Oregon. Meet at Shelter #2.

The advance registration fee is $20 per person, which includes a t-shirt. Registration on the day of the event is $25, with no guarantee of a t-shirt. Register online at or on the day of the event between 8 and 8:30 a.m. 

For more information, call 419-836-8117 or email

GenoaBank to support Children’s Miracle Network
Mercy Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital representing Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, is proud to announce the addition GenoaBank as a new local partner.

From July 8-22, GenoaBank will be selling Children’s Miracle Network balloons at each of the bank’s five branches.

“We love to be a part of the community any way we can” said Staci McDaniel, Marketing Manager, GenoaBank. “This is a fantastic organization that provides support for children and the best part is that the funds raised stay in our local community.”

For more information on GenoaBank or Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, call Misty Stroupe at 419-251-8706.



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