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Dementia PresentationMaplewood at Heather Hill in Chardon is hosting a presentation with dementia specialist Mary Underwood, vice president of memory care at Maplewood Senior Living,…

Dementia Presentation

Maplewood at Heather Hill in Chardon is hosting a presentation with dementia specialist Mary Underwood, vice president of memory care at Maplewood Senior Living, on April 24 at 12350 Bass Lake Road in Chardon. There will be a light dinner at 5 p.m. followed by the presentation from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Underwood will address how to have difficult conversations with one’s parents about getting the help they need and deserve to remain safe and well. She will provide families and adult children with the tools they need to effectively plan for the safety and wellbeing of their family members. There will be a question and answer session at the end.

Call Heather at 440-285-3300 to R.S.V.P. by April 22. Admission is free.

Bras For a Cause

The third annual University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center Bras For a Cause tea luncheon will take place May 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room of the Notre Dame Cathedral Latin Motherhouse, 13000 Auburn Road in Chardon. The cancer awareness and fund-raising event is presented by the UH Geauga Medical Center Auxiliary.

The auxiliary will present its Bras For a Cause “Decorate a Bra Contest” to raise money for the hospital’s cancer programs; instill hope and support; and promote a sense of fun for the Geauga County community.

“Decorate a Bra Contest” entries must be submitted to the Auxiliary by May 2. Bras will be displayed and voted on at UH Geauga Medical Center May 516, and at the tea luncheon on May 17. Voting tickets can be purchased for $1 each or six for $5. The four top vote-getting bras will be announced at the luncheon.

In addition to the announced winners, the May 17 event will feature a fully catered lunch, bakery prepared by the auxiliary and a silent auction. Guest speakers and clinical experts from UH Geauga Medical Center will provide updates on the hospital’s cancer care services and offer messages of hope about breast cancer.

Tickets to attend the tea luncheon are $10. Space is limited. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.

To register to participate in the contest, to purchase tickets to the luncheon or to learn more about the auxiliary’s fund-raising efforts on behalf of UH Geauga Medical Center, call Karen Cico at 440-285-6271.


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.

April 10, Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, 1-7 p.m. Double Reds available.

April 11, Ledgemont High School, 16700 Thompson Road, Thompson, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Double Reds available.

April 14, First United Methodist Church, 14999 So. State St., Middlefield, 12-4 p.m.

April 14, Cleveland Clinic Chagrin South Russell, 551 E. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Drive is on bus.

April 16, Mayfield Church, 7747 Mayfield Road, Chester Township, 2-7 p.m. Double Reds available.

April 18, Munson Town Hall, 12210 Auburn Road, Chardon, 1-6 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.

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

2014 Immunization Clinics

The Geauga County General Health District offers walk-in immunization clinics for children and adolescents through the age of 18.

Due to federal legislation, vaccines can no longer be offered free to anyone who has health insurance coverage, including Medicaid. Residents must present an immunization record as well as a current insurance card.

The following is a list of upcoming immunization clinics:

Chardon, April 10, Geauga County Health District, 470 Center St., Building 8, 3-6 p.m.

Middlefield, April 16, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

Middlefield, April 17, St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Road, 3-6 p.m.

Troy, April 23, Troy Community Center, 13950 Main Market Road, 9-11:30 a.m.

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

Minority Health Workshop

Beth A. Czerwony, a licensed dietician from the Cleveland Clinic, is presenting Nutrition on the Go workshop April 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center, 7060 Woodland Ave. in Bainbridge. This event is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health in honor of Minority Health Month.

Topics covered will include recipes for healthy meals, fortifying diets with colorful fruits and vegetables, importance of families eating together, how to easily prepare nutritious meals and making healthier fast food choices.

For information, contact Helyne Walker at 440-247-6030.

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