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Daylong fundraiser planned to benefit local woman
It takes a community to help heal a family…

A fundraiser to help Tammy Pringle in her fight against breast cancer will be held March 17 at Elliston United Church of Christ, 17955 W. 3rd St., Elliston.

The fundraiser will include a variety of activities. Including:

• Scrapbook Crafters Crop, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Includes an eight-foot table, light breakfast, soup and salad lunch and Jiggs Dinner. Cost is $25.

• Make & Take Crafts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ten items to make for crafters of any experience level. Hands-on instruction. Cost is $20, which includes lunch.

• Home Helpers, noon-1 p.m. The chore/cleanup services of Oak Harbor High School freshman boys will be auctioned.

• Raffle/Auction, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

• Bake sale, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Featuring homemade goodies from the kitchen of friends and neighbors.

• Jiggs Dinner, 5-8 p.m. Homemade dinner includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and roll. Advance orders suggested. Limited tickets at the door. Carryouts available. Cost is $10.

Pringle’s discovered a lump in her breast Friday, March 25, 2011 and she got a diagnosis of aggressive cancer on April 1. She has undergone chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy and will be on medication therapy for years to come.

Tammy has two wonderful boys Dalton and Wyatt!

For reservations or for more information, call Angela Bodnar at 419-340-6524.


Spaghetti dinner benefits RVI
In honor of Disabilities Awareness Month, RVI, Inc., will host its 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Open House Tuesday, March 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 8380 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

The event is intended to raise awareness and benefit adults with developmental disabilities. The dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, bread and butter, salad and homemade dessert.

The cost is $7 per dinner; children 6 and under eat free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the RVI Business Office. Carry out and drive-through service is available.

The event will help fund annual events such as the Summer Picnic, a trip to the Toledo Zoo, the Holiday Party, and the Spring Dance.

RVI, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing meaningful work experiences and quality of life for the benefit of adults with developmental disabilities. Call 419-898-5250 or visit RVI – Riverview Industries on Facebook for more information.


Caregiver web conference set
The nonprofit National Private Duty Association (NPDA), along with its chapters, will host a consumer education web conference entitled “Depression and Older Adults – What Every Caregiver Should Know” March 13 at 8 p.m.

The live and interactive program will provide advice on how family caregivers can work with professionals to identify depression and develop an effective plan of care for a loved one suffering with the disease.

Caregivers will learn how to identify key issues and problems, locate needed experts and resources, and outline a plan to provide the best care for a parent. The event is free of charge to participants.

Web conference topics include diagnosis of depression, association between depression, anxiety and memory loss, understanding which medications are safe and effective, along with resources and tools for monitoring treatment and improvement.

“One out of three older adults suffers from major depression,” said Sheila McMackin, president of NPDA. “Our goal is to provide information to help family caregivers increase the quality of life and identify beneficial treatment and care options for their loved ones.”

The event’s expert presenter is Steven C. Fox, D.O., Medical Director, Wellspring Personal Care. For the past 30 years, the primary focus of Dr. Fox’s clinical practice, teaching and research has been on the care and treatment for the elderly and disabled. He has been a trend-setter in the area of geriatric and Alzheimer’s care since the mid 1970’s.

Pre-registration for the event is required. Sign up online at www.privatedutyhomecare.org.


Alzheimer’s support
The Alzheimer’s Association will present a caregiver support group March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Association’s Wheeling Street Adult Day Center, 131 North Wheeling St., Suite 2.

Traci Holland will facilitate the group. For more information, call 419-720-4940.


Lymphedema program
“Understanding Lymphedema” will be the topic of a program to be presented April 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mercy Cancer Center at St. Charles located at 2600 Navarre Ave. in Oregon.

Mary Berg, clinical specialist from the Lymphedema Programs at Mercy will be the speaker. This discussion is free, but reservations are required and may be made by calling 419-407-1186 or 419-450-4940.


Grief support
Hospice of Northwest Ohio is offering evening support sessions for adults who are mourning the loss of one or both parents. This five-week group, “After Your Parent Dies,” will meet on Thursdays, March 15 through April 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Perrysburg Center, 30000 East River Rd.

Led by bereavement counselors, the sessions will help participants understand the impact of the loss of a parent on personal identity, revisit childhood losses and explore regret vs. relief.

The series is free and open to adults in the community, whether or not they have had a prior relationship with Hospice of Northwest Ohio; however, pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, call the Hospice Bereavement Department at 419-661-4001. To learn more about grief and loss or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, visit www.hospicenwo.org or visit their Facebook page.


Riding for therapy
Registration is being accepted for therapeutic riding sessions at Serenity Farm, 21870 Lemoyne Rd., Luckey.

The farm provides riding opportunities for adults and children with special needs. Participants ride on well-trained horses under the supervision of certified instructors and trained volunteers.

Call 419-833-1308 to schedule a visit or visit www.serenityfarm.org for more information.


Recipes sought for hospice cookbook
Do you have a special recipe that always brings rave reviews at family gatherings or turns a gray day into a special occasion?

If so, Stein  Hospice would like to include the recipe in its Comfort Foods Cookbook. Recipes for all types of “comfort food” dishes from soups to sweets are welcome.

The deadline for submissions is May 31. Recipes may be emailed to Angie Esposito at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to her c/o Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. For more information, call Esposito at 419-202-6245.

Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will support the not-for-profit hospice’s mission and programs.


Save the date
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day will be observed April 28 at 10 a.m. at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo.

The event will include free demonstrations and information. For more information, call 419-474-9056 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Besgrove benefit
A dinner dance to benefit Jill Besgrove, who is battling breast cancer, will be held April 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Sunrise Banquet Hall, 1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury.

The evening will include a chicken dinner, cash bar, raffles and music. The donation is $25 per person ($15 for youths 14 and younger). Proceeds raised will help defray the cost of Besgrove’s treatment and surgery.

For more information, call Teresa Besgrove at 419-343-6980. Tickets sales are by advance reservation only.

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