Prime Times Briefs: Magruder to hold Wellness Event May 6

Press Staff Writer

          Magruder Hospital will hold a wellness event May 6 from 3-7 p.m. in front of the hospital.
        The event will include resources and screenings relating to some of the issues identified in the 2020 Ottawa County Community Health Assessment. It is open to the public. COVID safety precautions, including masking and social distancing, will be observed.
        Area mental health agencies have been invited to be on hand to share support services and tips on how to manage mental health concerns.
        The Health Department will offer Narcan distribution and information about their immunizations and other clinics.
        The Magruder Nutrition Department will offer a pre-diabetes screening and information about their diabetes management programs.
        A Magruder nurse will be available to take blood pressures and share information about the hospital’s new Know Your Numbers initiative.
        The Magruder Therapy Department will be available to help people develop a plan to begin or enhance their level of physical activity.
        A hospital pharmacist will be on hand to review medication lists and answer questions.
        Free take-home colorectal health screening kits will be available.
        Thanks to the generosity of the Ottawa County Community Foundation, attendees will receive a gift certificate (while supplies last) for fruits and veggies at some area local farmers markets.
        For more info, call 419-732-4061 or email
Senior center sets drive-thru events
        Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave., will present a Cinco de Mayo Taco Drive-thru Wednesday, May 5 from 3 p.m. until sold out.
        The menu includes hard or soft-shell tacos for $1 each or $5 for six, and chicken tamales for $1.50 each or $5 for four. Margarita mocktails will be available for $1. Preorders are encouraged.
        Coffee & Donuts
        In celebration of Mother’s Day, the center will present a free Coffee & Donut Drive-thru Friday, May 7 from 9-11 a.m.        Attendees are asked to wear a mask.
        Event sponsors include Walker Funeral Homes & Crematory and Kingston Healthcare Company
        Call 419-698-7078 for more details.
Hospice virtual lecture
        Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s 15th Annual Dr. Sharon Erel Lecture, “Transforming Dying, Transforming Ourselves,” will be presented Thursday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m.-noon.
        Featured speaker Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN, author, educator and nationally recognized expert on end-of-life care, will present the lecture virtually.
        A $15 registration fee includes continuing education credits for community professionals including nurses, social workers/counselors, psychologists and long-term care administrators. Community members and those who are not seeking continuing education are welcome to register for the event at no charge.
        During the program, Tani will discuss living through dying and how changing the perceptions of quality of life can impact all who provide care for those at the end of life. She will review quality-of-life concerns along with personal values, triggers, and fears people may confront as they face death.
        Register online at Registrants will receive a link to join the program at the email address provided at registration. The deadline to register is Friday, May 7.
        Contact Mary Davis at 419-931-5190 or for more details.


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