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Health briefs

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:01 am

Support groups slated

Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109, 435-7584, will hold the following support groups in October: 4 p.m. Oct. 1, brain tumor; 1 p.m. Oct. 8 and 22, smoke busters; 4 p.m. Oct. 8, ovarian/gyn; 10 a.m. Oct. 14, Look Good/Feel Better. Call 471-3911 to register. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15, breast cancer; 4 p.m. Oct. 16, head and neck; 4 p.m. Oct. 17, lymphoma/leukemia/multiple myeloma; 4 p.m. Oct. 21, survivorship; and 6 p.m. Oct. 22, ostomy.

Alzheimer’s groups meet

The Alzheimer's Association holds these free October support groups: 10 a.m. Oct. 3, Waynedale Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14, Parkview Hospital, 2001 Stults Road, Huntington; 10 a.m. Oct. 10, Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St.; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 8010 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 9 a.m. Oct. 14, Robinson United Methodist Church, 12707 Tonkel Road; 6 p.m. Oct. 14, Abundant Life Church, 3301 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14, United Methodist Church, 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City; 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.; 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Heimach Senior Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Adams Memorial Hospital, Monroe Classroom, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur; and 7 p.m. Oct. 17, Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, Conference Room A.

Alzheimer’s workshop set

Home Instead Senior Care, 2789 Maplecrest Road will host a free The Alzheimer's CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education workshop 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

In addition, the office has resources available to assist families. They include a Confidence to Care at Home kit, an at-a-glance collection of information tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement and prevent caregiver stress that is designed for any member of the household to reference anytime they need it and an Alzheimer's and other Dementias Daily Helper Smartphone app that is designed to help families manage issues as they arise, whether at home or in public.

For more information, go to www.helpforalzeheimersfamilies.com or call 485-2424.

In addition, a Free Family Caregiver Workshop on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23 at the office.

To RSVP and for more information, go to www.caregiverstress.com; www.homeinsteadfortwayne.com; or call 485-2424.

Webinar on mental health

The Employers Can't Afford to Ignore Mental Health Webinar will be 2-2:30 p.m. Thursday. Topics to be discussed include the business case for paying attention to mental health at the workplace and steps employers can take to make a difference.

To register, go to http://askearn.org/ndeam_registration.cfm.

Red Cross holds drives

American Red Cross blood drives for October:

•8-11 a.m. Friday at Mill Supplies, 5105 Industrial Road

•8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Blackhawk Ministries, South Commons, 7400 E. State Blvd.

•2-8 p.m. Oct. 7, Sunrise Chapel, lower level, 12732 Spencerville Road, Harlan.

Fort Wayne Donor Center, 1212 E. California Road: Tuesday through Oct. 8 Traditional whole blood or double red cell donation:

•11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

•Noon-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

•8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday

•8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

•10 a.m.-4 pm. Oct. 9

No operations Oct. 10-13

Platelet pheresis donation (call 1-800-589-8127 or 480-8299 to schedule a platelet donation):

•6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday

•11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday

•11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday

•11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday

•6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday

•6:30 a.m.-noon Saturday

•8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

•6:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 9

•10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14

No operations Oct. 10-13

Lutheran Hospital Donor Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd, Suite 107, (South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital)

Traditional whole blood or platelet pheresis donation (no platelet pheresis Wednesdays)

•Noon-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

•6 a.m.-noon Thursday through Saturday*

•10 a.m.-4 pm. Oct. 9

•Noon-6 p.m. 2nd Thursday of the month

Donors on Oct. 14-20 will receive a coupon for Haunted Cave or Haunted Hotel admission.

United Way to hold health fair

United Way of Allen County and Organized Labor 21st annual Community Health Fair will be 8 a.m.-noon Friday at Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults, 3320 N. Clinton St. Ages 18 and older are invited to attend. Screenings and flu shots will be given, some for a fee. Organizations will be on hand with information on services available.

For more information, call 469-4013 or visit www.UnitedWayAllenCounty.org and its Stay Connected section on the right side of the web page.