HEALTH NOTES – January 2022

Virtual Caregivers Coffee

MemoryLane Care offers free weekly meetings for caregivers providing advice and support regarding a myriad of topics (aging issues, memory loss, dementia, etc.).  Facilitated by Cheryl Conley, a licensed social worker, the program provides information about available services and community resources, while allowing participants to share experiences, challenges and practical tips. To register or for more info, call 419-720-4940 or email cconley@memorylanecare.org.

New Hospital in Sylvania

Assurance Health System has opened a new hospital at 4040 King Road, just north of Sylvania Ave. in Sylvania. The 23-bed facility focuses exclusively on assisting geriatric patients who are suffering from psychiatric issues. “We are dedicated to reducing the stigma of  dementia and mental illness within the older adult community. Our Sylvania hospital is committed to  being a trusted and reliable community partner for local hospitals, senior living communities and families  that are impacted by the progressive nature of Alzheimer’s Disease and all mental illnesses,” explained owner Dwayne Long. assurancehealthsystem.com/locations/toledo-oh/ 

Stay Fit to Drive

The Ohio Department of Transportation web site makes available multiple resources, including videos, workshops and FAQ’s that promote the Department’s Stay Fit To Drive campaign for older drivers. Olders drivers are, statistically, at increased risk of being involved in a crash and the site addresses that issue, along with others. bit.ly/3EzcpTG 614-644-8309

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