April/May Health Notes: Caregiver Resource Guide, Meditational Crafting Workshop

Interested in keeping up with the health events and programs in NW Ohio? Check out the April and May Health Notes.

NW Ohio Hospital Council offers Pathways HUB program

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Photo provided via Healthy Lucas County’s website

The Hospital Council of NW Ohio is offering the Pathways HUB program to assist you with medical needs. If you need help getting to doctor’s visits and medical labs for your tests, understanding your health insurance, or dealing with many other healthcare issues, the Pathways HUB program is there for you. A certified community health worker will be assigned to you and offer broad assistance with many of life’s medical challenges.

For more information, call 419-842-0800 or visit hcno.org

New edition of the Caregiver Resource Guide available

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Photo provided via Area Office on Aging

The newest edition of the Caregiving Smarts Resource Guide is now available from the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio. The 9th edition of this valuable guide to health care providers and resources is available on the website, or you can request a free copy. The book provides a wealth of resources for caregivers and people over the age of 60..

For more information or to request your free copy, visit areaofficeonaging.com or call 419-382-0624. 

Meditational Crafting Workshop at Vod’s Here

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Photo provided via Vod’s Here website

If you would like to renew your crafting roots and skills, Vod’s Here Studio  is hosting a Meditational Crafting Workshop on April 12 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the same time on Wednesday, April 13th. For a $25 fee, crafters can go back to the basics by working with doodling, painting and yarn as a source of calm and escape. Registration is limited to eight participants, so the earlier you sign up, the better. If you cannot make it April 12, the Meditational Crafting Workshop will take place the second Wednesday of each month, and the next upcoming date would be May 10.  Vod’s Here is located at 2910 W. Central Ave. (between Goddard and Drummond) For more information, visit vodshere.com.

Sylvania Caregiver Support Group

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Photo provided via Alzheimer’s Association website

The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring the Sylvania Caregiver Support Group Tuesday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. The group is a safe space to gain some support and have social relationships, as well as educate and inform participants about dementia and better care for understanding their loved ones. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month, so if you cannot make the April 4 date, Tuesday, on May 2,  the group will meet again from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit communityresourcefinder.org, or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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