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Health briefs: Health fair, diversity discussion offered

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 12:01 am

Health fair

CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana), along with partners Parkview Hospital and Hoosier Healthwise providers MDwise, Managed Health Services and Anthem, will host a free health fair at 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne, 3609 Fairfield Ave. Additional services include community resource information and free FluMist vaccines for eligible children ages 2-18. Dinner and door prizes will be provided. Attendees should bring their Hoosier Healthwise cards.

For more information about CANI, go online to

Diversity discussion

YWCA Diversity Dialogue “Assertiveness vs. Aggressiveness” will be noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at IPFW, Walb Student Union, Rooms 222-226, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

To RSVP, email Sue Hiatt at or call 424-4908, Ext. 254.

Cancer support

Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109, 435-7584, will hold the following support groups in November: 6 p.m. Nov. 6, brain tumor; 1 p.m. Nov. 13 and 27, smoke buster's; 4 p.m. Nov. 13, ovarian/gyn; 4 p.m. Nov. 15, lymphoma/leukemia/multiple myeloma; 4 p.m. Nov. 19, survivorship; 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20, breast cancer; 4 p.m. Nov. 21, head and neck; 6 p.m. Nov. 27, ostomy.

Blood drives

American Red Cross blood drives for November:

•2:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Hope United Methodist Church, Community Room, 6608 Hoagland Road, Hoagland. Call 747-4719 or 639-6340 for an appointment.

•3-7 p.m. Nov. 1, St. Johns Lutheran Lake Township, Fellowship Hall, 7914 W. Cook Road. Call 489-5031 for an appointment.

•9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2, IPFW, Science Building, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Go to www.redcrossblood.organd enter sponsor code “ipfw” for an appointment. This blood drive is sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.

•1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Walmart, 5311 Coldwater Road. Call 484-4198, Ext. 190, for an appointment.

•9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4, St. Therese Catholic Church, gymnasium, 2304 Lower Huntington Road. Call 747-9139 for an appointment.

•7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, gymnasium, 14623 Bluffton Road, Yoder. Call 638-4469 for an appointment.

•9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4, Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6813 W. California Road. Call 484-7873 for an appointment.

•7:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7, Wells Fargo Bank, Wayne St., Suite 800, Faegre Baker and Daniels LLP, 111 E. Wayne St. Call 460-1730 for an appointment.

•3-7 p.m. Nov. 7, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road. Call 637-5900 for an appointment.

•11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9, Hilton Fort Wayne downtown, Hamilton Hall, 1020 S. Calhoun St. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a coupon for a dinner for two at Cut'z Restaurant courtesy of Cut'z Restaurant.

•2-8 p.m. Nov. 12, Grabill Missionary Church, gymnasium, 13637 State St., Grabill. Call 466-3213 for transportation.

•Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 12, IPFW Science Building, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Email or go to and enter sponsor code “ipfw” for an appointment.

•8:30-11 a.m. Nov. 15, Agri Stats, 6510 Mutual Drive. Call 407-2763 for an appointment.

•12:45-3:45 p.m. Nov. 15, Tomkinson BMW, 929 Avenue of Autos, 14/69 Auto Mall. Call 436-9000 for an appointment.

•9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15, International Business College, Village of Coventry Foyer, 5699 Coventry Lane. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a $25 shopping spree. Call 459-4639 for an appointment.

Body image expert speaks

Forester Lecture Series at Huntington University will be 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts in Huntington. Speaker will be Dr. Kim Gorman, adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She specializes in the areas of body image issues and eating disorders. Topic will be “My Personal Struggle with Anorexia.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 1-260-359-4305.

Award nominations sought

The American Association of People with Disabilities' Hearne Leadership Awards Program is accepting nominees through Nov. 1.

For more information or to request an application in an alternate format, call 1-800-840-8844 (V/TTY) or 1-202-457-0046 (V/TTY) or email

To apply, go to

Lung cancer awareness

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will read a proclamation at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, in Courthouse Park.

For more information or to speak with the organizer, Anita DeSelm, call 1-260-312-1295 or email

Anniversary event

Christian Community Health Care will host its 15th anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at Church of the Good Shepherd, 14717 Amstutz Road, Leo. Guest artists MIMEtime and Christian comedians Bruce Drayer & Dustin Hodel will perform. In addition, guests will be get a peek at future plans for the clinic and learn about the “Matching Grant Campaign 2012.”

To reserve a seat or an entire table of 8, call 627-2242 or email by Thursday.

Weekly Acute Care Clinics are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with walk-in patient registration at 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information about Christian Community Health Care, go online to

Livable community conference

2012 Conference for People with Disabilities and Community Advocates will be Dec. 4-5 at the Westin, downtown Indianapolis. Theme will be “Community Connections: Making Indiana a Livable Community.” Registration deadline is Nov. 16.

For more information and a registration form, go to

Name change

Family & Children's Services will now be called Headwaters Counseling and remain at 2712 S. Calhoun St. The center provides outpatient mental health- and substance abuse-related services to adults, children and families as well as employee assistance programs and crisis incident debriefing.

Headwater's Counseling's programs are internationally accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities , and its drug and alcohol programs are certified by the Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addiction.

Expanding services

Bennacht Counseling and Consulting is expanding is consultation services to include private care management coordinated by Susan R. Moeder for persons with disabilities. Examples of private care management services include health-care monitoring, life skills coaching, resource linking and followup, coordination of service providers, monitoring of client care, client advocacy, regular contact with client and client's family, and participation on a Supplemental Needs Trust Advisory Committee.

For more information, call 415-5441 or go to