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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Helmets for Kids program

Does your child need a new bicycle helmet? Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London, will properly fit children for helmets from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.).

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. For more information call (419) 929-1027.

Blood pressure screenings

Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer blood pressure screenings to the public in February at various locations throughout local communities.

Times and locations include:

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wal-Mart, 340 Westwind Drive, Norwalk.

From 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St., Milan.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at Schild's IGA, 171 Milan Ave., Norwalk.

From 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Gardner's SuperValu, 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Apples, 205 Milan Ave., Norwalk.

From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.) Monday to Friday at Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London.

Childbirth education

Expectant parents can prepare for the birth and care of their newborns during this informative childbirth education class at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The class covers topics such as: signs and stages of labor, breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, car seat safety and basic newborn care.

Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 8 to 22. For more information and to register call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.

CPR re-certification

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will offer Healthcare Provider CPR re-certification training from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 or 8 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The cost is $15. To register or for more information, call FTMC at (419) 660-2646.

Look Good ... Feel Better

The Look Good ... Feel Better program, sponsored by Fisher-Titus Medical Center and the American Cancer Society, teaches beauty techniques to women currently undergoing cancer treatment. This free class is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

Trained, volunteer cosmetologists teach woman how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories.

To register, or for more information call the American Cancer Society-Lorain Area Office at (888) 227-6446.

Preschool PALS

Preschool Play and Language Skills Group, formerly known as the Therapeutic Play Group, is returning to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Preschool PALS will be targeted toward children ages 3 to 5 with goals of improving peer interactions and building language skills through play. Lisa Horchler, speech-language pathologist, will coordinate this program.

The sessions will meet from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 to April 13. There will be no class on March 16.

The fee for the program is $275 per child. To register for the program, or for more information call FTMC at (419) 663-1975, ext. 3040.

Sibling education

Children can learn about life with a new brother or sister at a sibling education program offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 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.

CPR course

WILLARD Mercy Hospital of Willard's education department will be offering the American Heart Association's (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR course Feb. 15. The course will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in the conference room at Mercy Hospital of Willard.

The Healthcare Provider Course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including ventilation with a barrier device and a bag-mask device, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction.

This course is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings including in-hospital and out-of-hospital. Participants may include physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, respiratory therapists, dental hygienists, physical and occupational therapists, and other allied health personnel. Students in these professions are invited as well.

Upon completion of a written test and required demonstration of skills, classroom participants will receive a card from the AHA that is valid for two years. The fee for the course is $40. Register by contacting Mercy Hospital of Willard's education department at (419) 964-5350.

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