Tag Archives: Health

Nuns receive grant

The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania have received a grant of $20,693 from SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious) to purchase medical equipment for Rosary Care Center, the long-term care facility for nuns and priests located on the sisters’ motherhouse grounds. The 14th SOAR! grant to the nuns since 1994 will be used to purchase

Comfort bags for cancer patients

Baskets of Care recently delivered its 1,000th “Comfort Bag” to a patient diagnosed with breast cancer. The local nonprofit was founded in 2010 by Gail Cooper to help women and men diagnosed with breast cancer navigate their journeys to physical and emotional wellbeing. The Comfort Bags contain books and other educational materials and comfort-care products

Scents and Sensitivity

By Alice Marson Everyone likes to smell good, but smelling good should not be injurious to your health or the health of others. Many perfumes and fragrance ingredients are derived and produced by chemical synthesis of petroleum and contain hazardous chemicals that present potential health risks. It’s smart to keep in mind that anything you

Delaying disease symptoms

A free fitness program will help empower people with memory loss, Parkinson’s disease, and other movement disorders. Tuesdays, August 12 through September 2, 3-3:45pm at the Lial Renewal Center, Whitehouse. 419-877-0432 or lialrenewalcenter.org. Register by Friday, August 8.

Health and optimism

A new survey by the Dallas-based United States of Aging found that Americans 60 and older are more motivated than in the past two annual surveys to improve their health by exercising regularly and setting health goals—two simple steps that also relate to reported increases in optimism among seniors. According to the survey, more than