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Local health briefs

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:01 am

Help for hospitals on safety rules

EXTENSION announces a new program, EXTENSION Evaluate, that helps hospitals prepare for the Joint Commission's new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG.06.01.01) on alarm safety.

For more information or to register, visit www.opentheredbox.com/; call Sarah Williams at 797-0200, Ext. 4243, or email SWilliams@Ext-Inc.com.

National Health Eating Day is Wednesday

American Heart Association will celebrate National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday.

For more information on how to start leading a healthier lifestyle, visit www.heart.org/national eatinghealthyday.

Alzheimer’s planning

Alzheimer's Association will host Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease at 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluffton Regional Medial Center, 303 S. Main St., Bluffton. Presenter will be attorney Keith Huffman. The meeting is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

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

Animals for veterans

Veterans and Service Animals Webinar will be 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 12. The discussion will focus on the use of service animals by veterans and the related American with Disabilities Act regulations. A look at the use of service animals by veterans who have non0apparent disabilities such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will be covered.

To register, go to www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/register/index.cfm?event=4543.

Dementia support

Heritage Pointe Dementia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Heritage Pointe, Activity Room 1A, Warren. Facilitators will be Laura Simerman, dementia care specialist, and Karen Riggers, social services. The event is free.

For more information, call 1-260-375-2201, Ext. 292.