The 3rd Annual Celebrity Chefs event to benefit Little Sisters of the Poor, Sacred Heart Home will be held Sept. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Pinnacle in Maumee.
Four teams of chefs – Team Escoffier, Team Le Cordon Bleau, Team Lutéce and Team Maxim’s – will be whipping up their specialties.
Register by calling 419-698-4331 or email
A Moving Tribute-On Aug. 9 more than 100 Ottawa County seniors
gathered at Riverview Healthcare Campus, home of the Harbor Lights
Senior Center, to honor Vietnam veterans in conjunction with the
procession of the Vietnam Combat Veterans' Moving Wall through
Ottawa County. After enjoying refreshments and patriotic music,
those gathered made their way to the roadside, waving flags and
signs in tribute to the Moving Wall and the veteran motorcycle riders
who accompanied the procession.
Oregon Bandstand in the Grove featuring Bob Wurst will be held Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
The event will include light refreshments, raffles and a cash bar. Those attending are encouraged to dress to rock the “oldies but goodies.”
Tickets are $15. All proceeds raised will benefit the James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center. For tickets or more information, call the center at 419-698-7078.
Meet Me at the Zoo
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, is “Hosting Meet Me at the Zoo” in September and October.
The free program, co-sponsored with the Toledo Zoo, provides a fun, meaningful experience for visitors with mild memory loss. Friends and family are welcome to accompany the visitor. Enjoy an interactive tour and camaraderie.
The schedule includes:
Sept. 18: 2-3 p.m., “Great Apes and Primates.” Join the zoo staff on a visit to all the primates. Snacks provided.
Oct. 16: 1-3 p.m. “Travel the Tembo Trail.” Enjoy a lunch and learn with a guide as they talk about the animals of the Savanna including lions, rhinos, meerkats, and especially elephants. Meet at the African Lodge for lunch at 1 p.m. Registration is required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 for details about where to meet, parking and admission.
Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi for Health – Taoist Tai Chi beginner classes will be offered Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Lutheran Home of Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St.
Classes will also be offered beginning Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Walbridge Senior Center, 705 N. Main St., Walbridge.
Beginner Tai Chi classes consist of slow movements that use gentle turns and graceful stretches to improve balance, flexibility, circulation and strength.
All adults are welcome. For more information, call 419-537-0131.
Volunteer training set
Pro Seniors’ Ohio SMP (Senior Medicare Protocol), a project educating seniors about Medicare fraud and identity theft, is looking for people in Northwest Ohio who want to help spread the word.
Ideally, the organization is seeking recently retired individuals as volunteers. A training session will be held Sept. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the community room at the Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St.
Training is free of charge, including lunch, however reservations and a completed application are required. To apply, contact Jane Winkler at 1-800-488-6070 or email
The program will include a discussion about the role of a volunteer and overview of the federal Medicare program, along with discussions about healthcare fraud and abuse and identity theft.
Volunteers work on their own schedule at Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Programs, at senior center, senior residential facilities and other places where seniors gather.
Flu shot clinics
The Lucas County Health Department will administer flu shots at the East Toledo Senior Activities Center Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Pneumonia shots will not be offered.
Flu shots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost to be announced. No reservations will be taken. The Health Department will bill Medicare/Medicaid. Enter at the ramped entrance in the back of the center to get a number. Doors will open at 8 a.m.
In addition, Rite Aid will be at the center on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flu shots will be administered by a certified immunizing pharmacist. Flu shots are $29.99 each and are covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare Part B. Anyone who gets a flu shot from Rite Aid this day, will receive a free coupon booklet offering more than $100 in savings, while supplies last.
HCR ManorCare is offering a short video on post-hospital care, also referred to as post-acute care, to patients and families.
The video offers an overview of post-acute care is and how skilled nursing centers have changed to meet growing and changing patient needs.
The video is available online at hcr-manorcare.com, at Facebook.com/hcrmanorcare or Youtube.com/hcrmanorcare or on a DVD available at Heartland of Oregon.
“Our admissions team is happy to share this video, provide additional information about our services and information or set up a tour of our center,” said Megan A. Fulkerson, admissions & marketing director at Heartland of Oregon.
The Ottawa County Health Department offers Nursing Assessment Clinics at several sites throughout the county, including Grace Evangelical Church in Elmore; Riverview Healthcare Campus in Oak Harbor and St. John’s Elderlife Apartments in Genoa.
Clinics, which are free to Ottawa County residents age 60 and older, include health assessments, medication counseling, blood pressure check, cholesterol and blood sugar checks, diet information and referrals to a private physician, if further evaluation is needed. Services are provided by a registered nurse.
To locate a clinic or to schedule an appointment, call 419-734-6800 or 1-800-788-8803.
Medical escort service
Wood County Committee on Aging will assist non-driving Wood County Seniors age 60 and older to medical appointments, such as physician, dental or eye appointments, up to three times per month.
WCCOA’s medical transportation drivers will travel as far south as Findlay and as far north as Toledo/Sylvania. Transportation appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. To register, call 419-666-8494 in the northern part of the county, or 1-800-367-4935 in the southern part of the county.