IRON for your blood - enter to win a Harley-Davidson
Summer is a time of fun, rest and relaxation. It can also be a time to step up your community involvement and help others by volunteering to donate blood.
One lucky blood donor will also be rewarded this year with a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 from Napoleon Harley-Davidson.
Just give blood at a participating Red Cross blood drive between July 1 and Sept. 26.
One hundred finalists will be randomly selected and invited to Napoleon Harley-Davidson Oct. 3 for the sweepstakes drawing. Radio station K-100 will be present to announce the grand finale prize winner. Finalists will be notified in advance of the drawing and must be present at Napoleon Harley-Davidson to win.
The campaign is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age and comes to donate blood or platelets in the region. Complete rules for the sweepstakes can be found at givebloodtoday.org.
To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givelife.org for more information.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. All donors need to present valid identification.
Sports physicals offered
Bay Park Community Hospital’s Total Rehab will offer low-cost sports physicals for high school and middle school athletes July 14 from 5-8 p.m.
For $15, student athletes will receive a medical exam, a review of medical history, a musculoskeletal exam and a vision screening.
Physicians, licensed athletic trainers and licensed physical therapists will be on hand to provide the physicals and answer questions. If a problem or concern is found, the student will be referred to a primary care physician.
All athletes must be accompanied by a parent or receive a parent signature on a physical form.
Total Rehab is located within the Professional Office Building at 2751 Bay Park Dr., Suite 150, Oregon. Call 419-690-8400 for more information.
Hearing healthcare seminar
Portage Valley Hearing will present an educational seminar and luncheon about hearing loss and hearing healthcare July 28 at 11 a.m. at Riverview Banquet Center (American Legion Hall), 405 E. Front St., Pemberville.
The seminar will be presented by Rebecca Krukemyer, doctor of audiology, and audiologists Paula Phillips,
RSVP by July 23. Space is limited. Call 419-287-2201 or 1-866-804-7392 for more information. Those who can’t make it to the seminar may call for a complimentary consultation and information about upcoming seminars.
Pop’s Cruise-In at Rick’s Café at the Woodville Mall North parking lot will host a benefit night for Rick Sartor July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sartor, an employee of The Tireman, has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Funds raised at the benefit will help offset his medical expenses.
The free car show is open to the public .Entertainment services will be donated by Cruisin’ Zeake and His Oldies Machine and Rick’s Café will donate 50 percent of proceeds from the night. In addition, there will be an auction with prizes courtesy of The Andersons, The Tireman and Woodville Mall.
In the event of rain, the event will be held July 20. For more information or to make a donation or offer a service, call 419-369-0582 or visit www.cruisinzeake.com.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia is a challenge. Changes in the person’s thinking, behavior and mood caused by the progression of the disease can lead to frustration, anxiety and a range of emotions for the caregiver.
When providing care, men encounter unique issues, so the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a program for men only.
The bi-monthly meetings will be held the first Thursday of every other month from 6 to 7 p.m. September and November at the Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo. They will be facilitated by Bob Hausch, Alzheimer’s Association care counselor.
Male caregivers attending will find a relaxed, confidential atmosphere for a facilitated round-table discussion. Various topics will be discussed, from communication and challenging behaviors, to progression of the disease.
To register for the free program, call 800-272-3900.
Red Cross classes
The American Red Cross will offer the following training classes in July:
• Adult CPR – July 27, 6-10 p.m.
• Infant/Child CPR – July 28, 6-9:30 p.m.
• First Aid Basics – July 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
Classes will be held in the first-floor conference room at Magruder Hospital, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class size is limited. Call 419-734-1100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register or obtain for more information.
Denim & Diamonds event benefits riders
Riders Unlimited Therapeutic Riding Program will hold a Denim & Diamonds Ball July 25 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 N. SR 590, Gibsonburg.
Wear your favorite jeans, boots, belts, or bling while enjoying a fun-filled Western evening, which will include a buffet dinner, music and square dancing by “Swingshift,” silent auction/raffle, and photos by Lambright Photography.
Tickets cost $40 per person, $75 per couple, or $300 for a table of eight and are available before July 18 from Gabriel Anthony’s Salon in Port Clinton, Gries Seed Farm in Fremont, Root’s Poultry in Fremont or by calling Riders Unlimited at 419-332-6900.
Beer will be available – must be 21 years old to attend. All proceeds will benefit the therapeutic riding services for individuals with disabilities.
Outreach effort benefits military families
As part of the new Armed Services YMCA and Department of Defense Outreach Initiative, the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo will provide military families with access to youth development, family strengthening and health and well-being programs at community YMCAs nationwide.
Membership fees will be underwritten by the DoD and administered through Military OneSource, an information and referral service for military families.
YMCA of the USA, the national resource office for America’s 2,686 YMCAs, will help launch the initiative at participating YMCAs across the country.
“The YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo is happy to help meet the critical needs facing families of deployed military service members,” said Robert Alexander, president and CEO, YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo. “Families are the most affected when a loved one gets deployed, so we are deeply committed to providing them with the support they need.”
The initiative responds to a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, which requires the Secretary of Defense to develop a plan to support military family readiness and to ensure that military family readiness programs and activities are available to all deployed National Guard and Reserve families, and some active duty families in certain special categories.
Eligible military families participating in the initiative may receive YMCA memberships based on participation requirements. Those eligible to participate in the new initiative include:
• All interested families of joint deployed National Guard and Reserves of all military branches;
• Families living in newly established Joint Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) bases;
• Active Duty Independent Duty station personnel and their families; and
• Relocated spouses and family members of deployed Active Duty personnel.
More information about the ASYMCA-DoD Outreach Initiative is available at www.asymca.org. For information about participating YMCAs, visit ymcatoledo.org.