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Health briefs: Survey input sought

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:01 am

Public input sought

The Indiana Aged Blind and Disabled Task Force is currently conducting a survey on managed cared and Medicaid as well as home and community-based services for all types of people with disabilities. Results will be discussed at a public input session at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in the Indiana Government Center-South, Conference Room A, Indianapolis. The meeting is open. People are invited to share brief comments and thoughts about this study.

To take the survey, go online to

Alzheimer’s workshop

Alzheimer's Association will hold a free workshop 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur. Topic will be “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics.” Registration is required.

To register, call 1-800-272-3900.

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion, 14133 Indiana 1, Leo-Cedarville.

For an appointment, call 637-3427.

MDA telethon

The 2013 MDA Show of Strength Telethon Premier Event will be Aug. 26 at YOLO Event Center, 4201 N. Wells St. Master of ceremonies will be Indiana's Newscenter's Linda Jackson. Children's activities will be provided. All are welcome. RSVP no later than Aug. 19.

To RSVP, call 1-800-889-1668.

Benefit run planned

Parkview Muddy Tail Run 5K will be Sept. 7 at Anthony Wayne BSA Scout Reservation. The run will benefit Junior Achievement and Boy Scouts.

For details and registration information, go to

Crohn’s/Colitis walk

Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis 2-mile walk will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Indian Trails Park, with festivities including games and activities for kids, food, music and more.

To register or for more information, go to call 1-317-259-8071.