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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Heartsaver CPR

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Heartsaver CPR training from 6 to 10 p.m. April 25, at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

Participants will learn CPR, breathing, resuscitation techniques, and choking response techniques. To register or for more information call FTMC at (419) 660-2646.

Helmets for Kids program

Does your child need a new bicycle helmet? Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Helmet for Kids volunteers will properly fit children for helmets during the NAPA Spring Car Care Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 in the Kmart parking lot, 330 Milan Ave., Norwalk.

Children must be present to ensure proper fit. A $2 donation per helmet is requested. The helmets used by FTMC comply with the safety standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and come in four sizes and a variety of colors.

In addition, Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London, properly fits children for helmets from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.). For more information call (419) 929-1027.

Sibling education classes

Children can learn about life with a new brother or sister at a Sibling Education program offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 28 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

In addition to teaching children about the impact a newborn has on family life, the class also teaches brothers and sisters basic newborn care.

To register for the class, or for more information call FTMC at (419) 660-2646.

Free skin cancer screening

The FTMC Cancer Committee, in conjunction with Dr. Thomas Fleming and Dr. Teresa Ghazoul, will offer free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to noon April 28 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Space is limited and appointments are required. Call the hospital at (419) 660-2646 to make an appointment. BERLIN HEIGHTS Fisher-Titus Medical Center and First Congregational United Church of Christ Church in Berlin Heights are teaming up to bring you a medical information notebook to hold all of your medical information in one place for easy access.

Two seminars will be offered to complete the information needed. It will be beneficial to attend both sessions in order to obtain the necessary information. A separate notebook is needed for each member of the family.

Seminars will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays, April 29 and May 6 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 5 E. Main St., Berlin Heights. Registration is suggested. Call (419) 588-2102 to register. A $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the notebooks.

April 29 Medication Information Pharmacists will host a "Brown Bag" Medication Check-Up beginning at 5:15 p.m. Attendees can bring the medications, vitamins and supplements they take on a regular basis to the check-up and pharmacists will review the medications for possible drug interactions or other concerns. Beginning at 6, FTMC Pharmacist Mitch Esch will discuss the first section of the notebook dealing with medications. Nurse Practitioner Lori Wade will review the "medical history" chapter of the notebook which includes immunization records, doctor information, lab results and discharge summaries.

May 6 Living Wills and Advance Directives will be discussed. In addition, Jim Morman and The Rev. Joyce Schroer will discuss pre-planning a funeral and funeral service information.

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