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.
Medical Info Notebook series
Fisher-Titus Medical Center and New London Alliance Church are teaming up to bring you a medical information notebook to hold all of your medical information in one place for easy access. Four seminars will be offered to complete the information needed. It will be beneficial to attend all four seminars 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 7 p.m. Mondays, March 5 to March 26 at New London Alliance Church, 4625 Ohio 162, New London. Registration is suggested. Call (419) 929-8133. A $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the notebooks.
March 5 Medication Information: After a light supper beginning at 5 p.m., pharmacists will host a "Brown Bag" medication check-up from 5:15 to 6 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, pharmacist Larry Pullin will discuss the first section of the notebook dealing with medications.
March 12 Medical History: Nurse Practitioner Linda Roeder will review the "medical history" chapter of the notebook which includes immunization records, doctor information, lab results and discharge summaries.
March 19 Living Wills and Advance Directives: Attorney Richard Whitney will present information on Living Wills and Advance Directives.
March 26 Pre-planning a Funeral & Funeral Service Information: The Rev. Doug Lang and George Eastman will discuss these topics.
Blood pressure screenings
Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer blood pressure screenings to the public in March 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 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Giant Eagle, 80 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.
From 10 a.m. to noon March 9 at Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St., Milan.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 at Schild's IGA, 171 Milan Ave., Norwalk.
From 4 to 7 p.m. March 21 at Gardner's SuperValu, 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 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.
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. March 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.
Healthcare Provider CPR
Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Healthcare Provider CPR training from 4 to 10 p.m. March 13 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.
Participants will be trained in adult and pediatric CPR, as well as adult and child choking response techniques.
FTMC also is offering Healthcare Provider CPR re-certification training from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 9 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The cost is $15.
To register or for more information about either course, call (419) 660-2646.
CPR course at Willard Mercy
WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard's education department will be offering the American Heart Association's (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR course on March 15. The course will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in the conference room at Mercy Hospital of Willard.
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. The fee for the course is $40. Register by contacting Mercy Hospital of Willard's education department at (419) 964-5350. Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Pediatric Therapy is hosting a two-day workshop Sensory Integration Tool Kit from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 16 and 17 at Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive.
Presented by occupational therapist Diana Henry, the workshop will teach parents, teachers, therapists and allied professionals how to use strategies and teamwork to promote a better learning environment in the classroom and home.
For more information on registration and fees, call (419) 663-1975, ext. 3040
Diana Henry, founder and president of Henry Occupational Therapy Services, Inc., opened her clinic specializing in sensory integration (SI) in 1984 and developed occupational therapy (OT) programs for various school districts in Arizona, emphasizing a collaborative model. Diana has taught at Arizona State University, nationally to school districts, associations and clinics and internationally in Canada, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Brazil.
FTMC has been providing outpatient pediatric therapy since 1985.
Its specialized therapy team offers individual and group therapy for children of all ages and diagnoses. Licensed therapists supply children with an environment conducive to learning while still giving them an opportunity to play.
More than 100 children visit the pediatric therapy department per week and more than 25 of these children receive more than one therapy physical, occupational and speech. 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 7 to 8 p.m. March 27. For more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6379.
The Autism Spectrum Kids will not meet this month. For more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 3040.
The Caring and Sharing Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. March 27. For more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6417.
The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. March 28 at Schild's IGA, 171 Milan Ave., Norwalk, for a "Grocery Shopping Adventure". For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.
The Healthy Hearts Support Group will not meet this month, but for more information, call the hospital at (419) 660-2600.
The Insulin Pumps Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.
The Juvenile Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. March 28. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.
The Men's Cancer Support Group- No meeting this month, but for more information, call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6417.
The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. March 13. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2509.
The Stroke Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 22. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2700.