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Health briefs: Survey participants needed; Disabilities Act update planned

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 9:21 am

Survey help needed

The Indiana Deafblind Services, a project of the Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education, is seeking participants to take part in a needs assessment survey for families and service providers of children who have a combined vision and hearing loss in the state of Indiana. The entire survey should take between 15-30 minutes to complete. The deadline for completing this survey is July 31.

To complete a survey, go to https://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_739Nulep0il2IER. To learn more about Indiana Deafblind Services, go to www.indstate.edu/blumberg/db/deafblind.htm.

Blood drives planned

American Red Cross blood drives for July:

•9 a.m-3 p.m. Tuesday, University of Saint Francis, Doermer Building, Room 156 A&B, 2701 Spring St. Donors will be entered into a drawing for two Cedar Point tickets valid for the 2013 season.

•9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, IPFW, Walb Student Union, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

•3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road

•12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Belmont Beverage, 3309 N. Anthony Blvd.

•2-7 p.m. Friday, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Meeting Room, 4700 Vance Ave.

•11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Woodburn Community Park, 22703 Overmeyer, Woodburn. This Bleed for the Band blood drive is sponsored by the Spirit of Woodlan

•8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21, Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 Tillman Road

•1-7 p.m. July 22, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, gymnasium, 10700 Aboite Center Road

•8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 23 AEP/Chase Bank, 18th Floor Conference Room, One Summit Square

•7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28, Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run

•8:30-11 a.m. July 30, O'Daniel Jeep, 5611 Illinois Road

•1-3:30 p.m. July 30, Tomkinson BMW, 929 Avenue of Autos, 14/69 Auto Mall

•1-4 p.m. July 31, New Haven Police Department, 815 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven

•8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 31, PNC Bank, lower level Training Room, 110 W. Berry St.

Disabilities Act update

The annual Americans with Disabilities Act update from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission audio conference will be 2-3:30 p.m. nine Indiana locations.

For location addresses, go to www.adaindiana.org/audio/default.asp. To listen online, go to http//ada-audio.org/ProgramInformation.

Alzheimer's support

The Alzheimer's Association Support Group will meet 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St. The meeting is free and caregivers are encouraged to attend. The group meets the third Thursday of each month.

For a list of all the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter's support groups, go to www.alz.org/indiana or call 1-800-272-3900.

Employment webinar

Ticket to Work and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Know Your Rights and Responsibilities Webinar will be 3-4 p.m. July 24.

To register, go to http://fifthfreedom.org/u/he.

Plan a play date

The city's KaBOOM! Play Day will be 3-5 p.m. Aug. 2 at Memorial Park at Washington Boulevard and Glasgow and Maumee avenues.

For more information, go to www.fortwayneparks.org.