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Family First CouncilGeauga Family First Council will meet at 2:30 p.m. April 21 at the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services building…

Family First Council

Geauga Family First Council will meet at 2:30 p.m. April 21 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.

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.

Bloodmobile

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 www.redcrossdonor.org. If you are interested in donating platelets, call 1-800-356-3339.

April 18, Munson Town Hall, 12210 Auburn Road, Munson, 1-6 p.m. Double Reds available.

April 21, Junction Auto Sales Inc., 12423 Mayfield Road, Munson, 2-6 p.m.

April 21, Troy Community House, 13950 Main Market Road, Troy, 2:30-7 p.m. Double Reds available.

April 25, Berkshire High School, 14510 Main St., Burton, 8 a.m. to 1 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 www.geaugacountyhealth.org.

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:

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.

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.

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