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Health briefs: Blood drives, mobile mammography screening offered

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:01 am

Disability awareness

March is Disability Awareness Month and the Governor's Council is offering free materials to spread awareness in the community.

To order a kit online, go to For a hard copy of the order form, call the council at 1-317-232-7770 or email

Caregiver network

The Caregiver's Survival Network announces its online community dedicated exclusively to the welfare of caregivers of any and all physical or mental debility, from Alzheimer's to cancer to autism to bereavement. The list of caregiver services transcends disease, age, length of illness and income.

For more information, go to

Blood drives

The American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of America are hosting Give Blood. Get a Cookie blood drives in northern Indiana and Michigan. Donors will be offered Girl Scout cookies after their blood donation during the month of January.

For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or go online to

American Red Cross blood drives for January:

•10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Fairview Missionary Church, Angola

•1-7 p.m. today, Evangelical United Methodist Church. Huntington

•11 a.m.-5, First Presbyterian Church, Bluffton

•noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Wabash

•10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur

•1-6 p.m. Jan. 24, Faith Lutheran Church, Churubusco

•8 a.m.-noon, Jan. 26, First Church of God, Columbia City

•10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31, United Methodist Church, Columbia City

Mobile mammography stops

Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography locations for January:

•Today, Manchester College, 604 E. College St., North Manchester

•Wednesday, Nelson Global Products, 3405 Engle Road

•Thursday, New Haven High School, 1300 Green Road, New Haven

•Saturday, Woodburn Missionary Church, 5108 Bull Rapids Road, Woodburn

•Jan. 21, Scott's, 4120 N. Clinton St.

•Jan. 25, Gethsemane Lutheran, 1505 Bethany Lane

•Jan. 28, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, 4900 St. Joe Road

•Jan. 30, Health Visions of Fort Wayne, 2135 Hanna St.

•Jan. 31, McMahon Tire, 4201 Coldwater Road

Parkview Health events

Parkview Health events for January are Safe Sleep at 3-4:30 p.m. today and Jan. 28 at A Baby's Closet, 4800 S. Calhoun St. At the end of the course, each mother will receive a free pack-and-play. To register, call 373-6830. Achieving a natural face lift will be 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Parkview Senior Wellness Center on the Parkview Hospital Randallia campus. The event is free. For more information or to register, call 373-7209.

Health fair

The 2013 Eating to Live Kick-Off Health Fair will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Westview Alliance Church, 9804 Illinois Road. Speaker will be Emily Boller. The event is free.

Diet support

Eating to Live Support Group will meet at 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Westview Alliance Church, 9804 Illinois Road. A group also will meet every other Tuesday at First Assembly of God church, 1400 W. Washington Center Road. For more information, join the Facebook Eating to Live group.

Antiques appraisal

An Antique Appraisal Fair will be 2-4 p.m. Jan. 31 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4430 Elsdale Drive. To schedule an appraisal, call 485-8157. An appraisal fair also will be offered 2-4 p.m. Feb. 1 at Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, 3811 Parnell Ave. For an appraisal appointment, call 482-4651. The events are free and are limited to two items per person with an appointment.