Auxiliary book sale
The Fisher-Titus Medical Center Auxiliary will have its annual book fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday in the Ghrist Room (across from the gift shop) in the patient pavilion located off Fisher-Titus Parkway, Norwalk.
Hundreds of new books and gifts will be available at discounted prices. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the FTMC Auxiliary.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Heartsaver CPR training from 6 to 10 p.m. today 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.
Blood pressure screenings
Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer blood pressure screenings to the public in October at various locations throughout local communities.
Times and locations include:
* From 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 at Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St., Milan.
* From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Bennett Pointe Senior Apartment Homes, 11 Bennett Lane (off Stower Lane), Norwalk.
* From 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Gardner's SuperValu, 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.
* From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Schild's IGA, 171 Milan Ave., Norwalk.
* From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at Apples, 205 Milan Ave., Norwalk.
* From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.) Monday-Friday at Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London.
PrimeCare Advantage lunch
"Focus on Vascular Disease" will be the program for the PrimeCare Advantage luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Carriage House of Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Garden Level. Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr. Barry Zadeh will discuss symptoms of vascular disease.
Cost of the lunch is $3 and guests are welcome. Reservations are required.
For more information and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2546.
PrimeCare Advantage is a program for individuals 55 and older. Anyone interested in becoming a member can call the hospital at (419) 668-8101, ext. 6336 and a membership application will be mailed to you.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center will offer a Healthcare Provider CPR re-certification training class from 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The cost is $15.
To register or for more information, call FTMC at (419) 660-2646.
Flu shots in Milan Oct. 21
MILAN - Firelands Regional Medical Center is offering flu shots from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at St. Anthony's Church fellowship hall, 130 S. Center St., Milan. Firelands Regional Medical Center staff will inoculate you against the flu "bug" for $20. The cost is covered for Medicare patients who show their insurance card. Pneumovax (pneumonia) vaccines will also be offered for $30 and are covered for Medicare patients (Subject to vaccine availability).
Support groups at FTMC
Fisher-Titus Medical Center hosts the following support programs, all of which are free and open to the general public:
The Alzheimer's Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct.25. For more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6379.
The Caring and Sharing Cancer Support Group will not meet this month, but for more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6417.
The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Irene Kraegel, PsyD, will give a presentation on depression and anxiety. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.
The Healthy Hearts Support Group: For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2600.
The Insulin Pumps Support Group: For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.
The Juvenile Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 24. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.
The Men's Cancer Support Group for more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6417.
The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2509.
The Stroke Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2700.
Cancer support at FRMC
SANDUSKY - The next meeting of the Journeys Cancer Support Group will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in The Cancer Center, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Professional Center I; 701 Tyler Street, Sandusky.
Journeys Cancer Support Group is for individuals facing cancer, family members, friends and caregivers. The support group provides a time to share experiences, challenges, concerns and hope. It is also a time to talk, listen and learn from others who are going through similar experiences.
Journeys Cancer Support Group meets twice a month on the first Monday of the month at noon and the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, call (419) 557-6959. Individualized appointments can be scheduled.