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Family First Council

Geauga Family First Council will meet at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services building located on 13244 Ravenna Road in Chardon.

Meetings take place on the third Monday of the month (except legal holidays) with the location alternating between the Geauga County Job & Family Services and the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services building. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, please contact Nancy Seelbach, Geauga Family First Council coordinator, at 440-285-1201.

Flu Shots

Lake Health is offering seasonal flu shots for $20 at the following locations:

Chardon Campus, 510 Fifth Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Clinic at Middlefield, located inside Wal-Mart Supercenter, 15050 Springdale Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at our centers. The influenza vaccination is covered by Medicare.

For more information, call the Best of Health Line at 440-953-6000.

Flu Shots Available

The Geauga County Health District has announced its adult flu clinics.

Flu shots will be available every Friday during the season from 8:30-11 a.m. at 470 Center St., Building 8, Chardon.

Geauga County Health District will bill most Medicare and employee health insurance plans for the flu shot. The flu vaccinations cost $30 or $40 for high dose vaccine if they are paid for in cash. Most insurance plans accepted; bring insurance card for insurance billing.

Pregnant women must have a signed order from their obstetrician.

No appointment is necessary. For more information or to preregister, call 440-279-1950.

2013 Immunization Clinics

The Geauga County General Health District offers childrens and adolescent immunization clinics. The Health District has always provided immunizations free of charge, but federal changes are coming. For now, it is still able to provide immunizations for children through the age of 18.

The following is a list of upcoming immunization clinics:

Chardon, Dec. 12, Geauga County Health District, 470 Center St., Building 8, 3-6 p.m.

Middlefield, Dec. 18, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

Middlefield, Dec. 19, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 3-6 p.m.

For more information, call the Geauga County General Health District at 440-279-1950.


American Red Cross blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors may give every 56 days and must bring some form of photo identification and a list of all current medications.

The Northern Ohio Blood Services Region currently has an urgent need for blood donors. All types are needed, specifically Type O Negative.

For more information about confirming blood drive information, donating blood or making an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit the Red Cross website at If you are interested in donating platelets, call 1-800-356-3339.

Dec. 12, Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, 1-7 p.m. Double Reds available.

Dec. 16, Junction Auto Sales Inc., 12423 Mayfield Road, Chardon, 2-6 p.m.

Dec. 20, Ledgemont High School, 16700 Thompson Road, Thompson, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Double Reds available.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Lake Health will offer free blood pressure checks at the Chardon Campus, 510 Fifth Ave., from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; and at the Middlefield Clinic located inside Wal-Mart Supercenter, 15050 Springdale Ave., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday.

Help For Mental Illness

Geauga County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers support, education and advocacy for those affected by mental illness.

A family and friends support meeting for those who have a loved one affected by a mental illness will be held Dec. 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Geauga West Public Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland. No registration is needed; meetings are free.

NAMI Crafters Group will meet Dec. 18 from 2-4 p.m. at Ravenwood Mental Health Centers South Street office located at 695 South St. in Chardon. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month and is open to anyone feeling creative.

For more information, visit or call Michelle Doehring at 440-286-6264.

Geauga WIC Program

The Geauga WIC Program is a nutrition education program for pregnant women and women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children up to age 5 years. WIC provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and low cost infant car seats to those who are income eligible.

Call 440-279-1936 for details or visit

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