Lucas County made an incredible showing at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards this year, with four recipients honored for their achievements in social justice. State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) congratulated the winners, two of which are from the 46th district he represents, saying, “I extend hearty congratulations and deep gratitude to my neighbors, and I look forward to working with them to build bridges between all Ohioans.” The winners included The Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club (Cultural Awareness Award), Pastor Michael E. Carter (Governor’s Humanitarian Award), Groomed for Greatness, and the Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.
A first time grandma reflects on the changes a baby brings to holiday family gatherings By Lisa Alleman Thanksgiving 2018. We gather around my dining room table to eat our turkey dinner with urgency. Unlike other years, the turkey is not the main event. My daughter, who is 5 months pregnant with our first
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash We all know that cooking your own Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit stressful at times. Luckily, there are other options for both dine-in and pick-up if you want to skip the laborious work and relax with your family and friends. We’ve put together a list of some of
Senior citizens and others with conditions that render them especially susceptible to COVID-19 aren’t just struggling because of the potential for contracting the virus — the isolation from months of lost social interaction has been devastating for many. Assisted living facilities, highly regulated, controlled environments when it comes to social isolation, finally allowed visitation with
As winter sets in, isolation increases for older adults, but there are ways to limit loneliness. In a year that has been defined by isolation, loneliness may increase in the next few months as flu season, cold weather and a possible uptick in COVID-19 become the norm. It seems likely that many holiday activities will