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Blood pressure screenings Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer blood pressure screenings to the public in April at various locations throughout local communities.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Blood pressure screenings

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

Times and locations include:

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

From 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Giant Eagle, 80 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.

From 10 a.m. to noon May 11 at Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St., Milan.

From 4 to 7 p.m. May 16 at Gardner's SuperValu, 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Schild's IGA, 171 Milan Ave., Norwalk.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 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.

Heartsaver first aid course

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering a Heartsaver First Aid course from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

Participants will learn how to recognize and treat adult emergencies until advanced medical personnel arrive.

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

Breastfeeding class

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering a breastfeeding class for expectant mothers. Participants will learn tips and techniques for more successful and effective breastfeeding along with the benefits it provides to both mother and baby. Class will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

For more information and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center 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. May 7 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.

Exercise classes for seniors

FTMC's Seniors Stay Strong and Seniors Keep Moving programs are now offered as mix-and-match sessions and are on a drop-in basis. Attend 12 sessions of Seniors Keep Moving and/or Seniors Stay Strong for $27.50, PrimeCare Advantage discount for $25. To sign up, join a free trial class.

Seniors Stay Strong

Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Ernsthausen Community Center.

Class designed to tone and strengthen muscles.

Seniors Keep Moving

Tuesdays, Ernsthausen Recreation Center and Thursdays, Carriage House (both classes at 9 a.m.)

Fitness class targeting balance, endurance, strength and flexibility for seniors.

For more information on either program, call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6440.

Dining with diabetes

Fisher-Titus Medical Center and The Ohio State University Extension in Huron County are teaming up to offer Dining with Diabetes. Designed for people with diabetes and their family members, the three-class series includes learning strategies to manage diabetes, tasting healthy foods and observing cooking demonstrations.

"Dining with Diabetes will offer people with diabetes hands-on ways to incorporate healthy, great tasting recipes into their family meals," said Tracy Stadler, certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian at FTMC.

Each class will include dinner, demonstration of recipes with Deb Angell of The OSU Extension, a lesson with Stadler and a tasting of recipes.

This program will be offered from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 8, 15 and 22 in The Carriage House of FTMC-Garden Level. Cost for the series is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call (419) 663-1975, ext. 6560.

CPR re-certification

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will offer Healthcare Provider CPR re-certification training from 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 11 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The cost is $15.

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

Blood drive

Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at the hospital auditorium. Donors are required to bring a list of medications they are currently taking and an I.D.

Infant and Child CPR classes

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Infant and Child CPR training from 6 to 10 p.m. May 15 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

Participants become certified in important life-saving CPR techniques specifically for infants and children. For more information and to register, call FTMC at (419) 660-2646.

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.

CPR course

WILLARD Mercy Hospital of Willard's education department will be offering the American Heart Association's (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR. The course will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. May 17 at 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.