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Health briefs

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 8:39 am

Red Cross blood drives

American Red Cross blood drives for October:

•Today, K & K Insurance, 1712 Magnavox Way

•Friday, Warsaw Community Library, 310 E. Main St., Warsaw

•Saturday, Lucky Harley-Davidson, 6315 Illinois Road

•Oct. 14, Canterbury Green, 2727 Canterbury Blvd.

•Oct. 18, Steuben County Council on Aging, Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E 200 N, Angola

•Oct. 19, AgPlus, 9325 E. Indiana 205, Churubusco

•Oct. 21, Curves, 614 Sawyer Road, Kendallville

•Oct. 22, Curves, 102 Lincoln Highway W., New Haven

•Oct. 26, Regional Cancer Care Center, 516 E. Maumee, Angola

•Oct. 28, Parkview Y, 10001 Dawson Creek

•Oct. 29, Curves, 14927 Center Street, Leo-Cedarville

•Oct. 31, Curves, 2614 W. State Blvd.

Mental Health Day events at IPFW

Mental Health Day is Thursday. IPFW will celebrate Mental Health day to coincide with National Depression Screening Day by hosting Who's Got Your back? You, Me, and We! at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in Walb Student Union, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. The event includes mental health screenings and an information fair as well as educational presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

For more information, visit ipfw.edu/counseling.

Help for smokers who want to quit

IPFW Tobacco Cessation Assistance is available at the Center for Healthy Living, Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs.

For an appointment, call Heather Krull at 481-5748.

Alzheimer’s workshops

October is World Alzheimer's Month. Home Instead Senior Care, 2789 Maplecrest Road, will offer the following Alzheimer's CARE Training Workshops in October. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias and Capturing Life's Journey will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16; Techniques to Handle Challenging Behavior and Activities to Encourage Engagement will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23.The workshops are free.

For reservations, call 485-2424.

Heritage Pointe honored

The Fort Wayne Walk to End Alzheimer's recently awarded Heritage Pointe, Warren, with the Championship Award for Health Care Facilities. Heritage Pointe has an annual benefit golf scramble and donates all proceeds to the Fort Wayne chapter. Along with private donations, a bake sale and 40 walk sponsors, Heritage Pointe donated $11,157 to the fund.

Fund to benefit MS research

The IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne has created the Anna Yoder MS Fund to benefit research, education and outreach services to individuals and their communities affected by multiple sclerosis. The $500,000 gift will be managed by the Indiana University Foundation.

Easter Seals Arc helping 60 move

Easter Seals Arc welcomes approximately 60 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the city. They are coming because their former service provider had difficulties maintaining various state regulations related to health and safety. They will receive 24-hour service and support provided by Easter Seals Arc.

IPFW has assisted in working to move the group into one of their student housing facilities. Easter Seals Arc will work with all the individuals, their families and the state for more permanent living arrangements.

Super Shot closing 2 clinics

Super Shot announced that the following clinics are closing immediately because the spaces are no longer available to the clinics. United Hispanic Americans, 2424 Fairfield Ave., 4-7 p.m. third Monday of the month, and Dr. Denise Smith's office, Lutheran Medical Group, 1211 W. State Blvd., 4-7 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month. Super Shot continues to offer eight clinic sites to accommodate the immunization needs of the families it serves.

For a full listing of clinics, visit www.supershot.org.

Christian clinic receives donation

Parkview Health recently supplied Christian Community Health Care with $500 worth of pharmaceutical and medical supplies. The items donated will be utilized by the clinic's volunteer staff to provide free healthcare services to residents of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.

Christian Community Health Care is located at 13410 Main Street, downtown Grabill. Their Acute Care Clinic is open 10-11:30 a.m. patient registration, Monday morning; 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, patient registration with a free Ear-Nose-Throat Specialty Clinic one a month on selected Fridays. There are no income, insurance or geographic restrictions to receive treatment at any of their clinic sessions.

Christian Community Health also serves as a satellite location for A Hope Center, which provides free pregnancy services at 4-7 p.m. Mondays.

For more information, call 260-627-2242 or visit www.ChristianCommunityHealthCare.org.

— News-Sentinel staff reports