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Health briefs

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:01 am

Oral cancer screenings offered

Oral Cancer Screenings will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Specialty Clinic, Suite 208, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, 11143 Parkview Plaza Drive. Providers will be Dr. J. Terrence O'Neill, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates; Dr. Michael Tom, DDS; and Dr. Randy Vollmer, DDS. Appointments are recommended by Wednesday. The screenings are free.

For an appointment, call 266-9180.

Assistive listening webinar

Assistive Listening Systems Webinar will be 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday . The session will review the requirements for assistive listening systems (ALS) in the 2010 ADA Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards. The webinar is free, however, registration is required.

To register, go to and click on “Registration” on the right side of the page.

Learn sign language

The fall American Sign Language Class – Level 1 will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday -Nov. 29 at Parkview Ortho Hospital on the Parkview North Campus, 11119 Parkview Plaza Drive, Entrance 7. The class will be offered by Deaflink. Cost will be $50.

To register, download a registration form at

For more information, call Garth Sponseller at 441-0551 or email

Blood drives

Indiana Blood Center October blood drives will be Wabash County: 8 a.m.-noon Friday, at Miller's Merry Manor and DeKalb County: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 30 at Steel Dynamics.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-632-4722, option #4 or go online to

ADHD/ADD support

ADHD/ADD Support Group will meet at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Parkwood Church, 3320 Trier Road. Topic will be “Music Therapy and Special Needs Children.” Speaker will be Peggy Farlow, of IPFW. The meeting is free.

For more information call Juanita Lowe, 492-2181.

Arthritis Foundation open house

The Arthritis Foundation open house will be 4-6 p.m. Oct. 11 at their new location, 3882 New Vision Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46845. Telephone is 755-6282; fax 755-6258.

In addition, Open House guests can register for the upcoming Jingle Bell Run/Walk and obtain information regarding arthritis and its related diseases.

Health fair and veterans event planned

The 22nd annual Health Cities Health Fair and 16th annual Veterans' Stand Down will be 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, 413 E. Jefferson St. A coat giveaway is part of this annual event.

New and “gently” used coats can be dropped off at: Wayne Township Trustee's Office, 320 E. Superior St.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; Starbucks Coffee locations, 3906 E. State Blvd.; 5723 Coventry Lane; 10030 Lima Road (Corner of Dupont and Lima) and 502 W. Jefferson (downtown); Parkview Health & Fitness Center, 3000 E. State Blvd.; Fort Wayne Radiology, 3707 New Vision Drive; Graybar Electric Company, 5425 Distribution Drive; and Open View MRI, 10202-A Coldwater Road. Donations of 10 or more coats can be picked up. Donations will be accepted through Friday.

For more information, call Joy at 469-4743, email or Stella at 447-7368, email

Francine Friends fundraiser

The 2012 Lunch with Friends fundraiser for Francine's Friends mobile mammography will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Co-hosts will be Linda Jackson, Indiana's NewsCenter, and Robyn Scott and Colleen Murray, Chicago's Second City Improv group. Speaker will be Dr. Adeline Deladisma, 2011-2012 AAMC Breast Cancer Fellow breast surgeon, Indiana Surgical Specialists. Meet eight breast cancer survivors.

Tickets are $75 each. To RSVP, call Jeanne Garton at 625-3532 or Sharon Eisbart at 432-2252.

Health and wellness event

WBCL Radio Network, 90.3-FM in Fort Wayne, and The Summit Family Health and Wellness Day will be noon-2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd. Speaker will be Dr. Ann Kulze, a featured guest on "The Dr. Oz Show." Health and wellness vendors, health screenings and informative, interactive mini sessions will be available.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, online at and at WBCL studios.

Fetal alcohol support group

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Support Group will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Parkwood Church, 3320 Trier Road. Topic will be “Mental Health Resources and Special Needs Children.” Speaker will be Mike Myers, NAMI. The meeting is free.

For more information, call Juanita Lowe, 492-2181.

Genetic syndrome support group

Genetic Syndrome Support Group will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Parkwood Church, 3320 Trier Road. Topic will be “Parenting Traumatized Children.” Speaker will be David Goetz, MS. The meeting is free.

For more information, call Robin Kimmel, 449-0895.