March 16, 2023 by Staff Report

American Red Cross urges people to make and keep appointments to help avoid a blood shortage...


American Red Cross urges people to make and keep appointments to help avoid a blood shortage.

Donation appointments may be made by downloading the free Blood Donor app, or calling 1-800-733-2767. Power Reds are available.

March 16, Munson Town Hall, 12210 Auburn Road, Munson Township, 12-6 p.m.

March 20, Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, 12-6 p.m.

March 26, St. Helen’s Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 30, Chardon United Methodist Church, 515 North St., Chardon, 12–6 p.m.

Family First Council

March 20, 1:30 p.m.

Geauga Family First Council meets the third Monday of the month at the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services building located on 13244 Ravenna Road in Chardon. Meetings are open to the public.

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

Grief Support Group

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office LOSS Team will be offering weekly bereavement companionship and grief support Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., beginning April 4, for 10 weeks in Middlefield. The free group meetings will be peer supported social gatherings designed to offer companionship and support.

For more information, contact Tracy Jordan at 440-279-2062 or email

Help for Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The program meets Thursdays, beginning April 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. in person at NAMI Geauga, 8389 Mayfield Road, Suite A2, Chester Township, or via Zoom.

To register, call Kevin Liptrap at 440-286-6264.

Life Recovery 12 Step Meeting

Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.

The open group for men and women meets weekly at Horizons Christian Assembly, 14920 White Road in Middlefield and welcomes anyone struggling with grief, alcoholism, addiction, depression, co-dependency or any other habit that lessens the quality of life. The group offers support, encouragement, fellowship and discipleship.

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FA Twelve Step Meetings

Wednesdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Obsessed with food, weight, dieting or body image? Join every Wednesday for a Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 11519 Wilson Mills Road, Chardon. Meetings are open all. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins.

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