ST. MARYS — The Diabetic Support Group will meet on Monday evening, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
The morning class will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.
The program for October will be guest speaker Krissy Mullenhour, RN, BSN, CDE. This month we will focus on the emotional aspects relating to diabetes and coping with the demands of diabetes. In addition, we will discuss the effect of stress on diabetes and ways to manage stress.
All diabetics, family members and interested persons are invited to attend. For more information concerning this program or any of Joint Township Hospital’s Diabetic Services, contact the Hospital (419) 394-3335, ext. 2147.
Parkinson support group offered
The Parkinson Support Group of Auglaize County will be holding their monthly support group on Monday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m., in conference room one at the hospital.
The speaker for this month will be Sue Wiseman, Grand Lake Dietitian and she will be speaking on the Benefits of Nutrition with a Chronic Illness. For more information on the support group, please contact Linda Dicke at 419-394-3335, or Auglaize County Council on Aging at 419-394-8252.
Stroke support group offered
Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and Auglaize County Council on Aging offers a Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. in hospital conference room one.
This group is to help patients, families, and caregivers understand multiple components of strokes/brain injuries. The topic for this month will be Benefits of Nutrition with a Chronic Illness with speaker Sue Wiseman, Grand Lake Dietitian.
For any information regarding the stroke support meeting, please call Linda Dicke, RN. at 419-394-3335, ext.1224.
JTDMH receives Susan G. Komen grant
Joint Township District Memorial Hospital has been awarded a grant from Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio for a new breast health program, “Taking Care of You”.
This new program will expand efforts to educate and provide screening mammograms to an increased number of women in Auglaize, Mercer and Shelby counties.
By working in collaboration with community partners, West Ohio X-ray, Grand Lake Physician Practices, Allen and Auglaize County Health Departments, AGAPE Ministries, the Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center, and Wright State University, the “Taking Care of You” program is aimed at educating women about the importance of breast health and the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
This grant will address access to service and education in high risk areas through direct contact with women. The “Taking Care of You” program will provide for the underinsured and underserved women of this region. Women who qualify will be provided a free screening mammogram.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women, age 40 and older, should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Denise Pugh, Manager of Medical Imaging states, “This grant has the opportunity to touch many lives. We are very appreciative to Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio for this grant and assisting us take care of women in the communities we serve.”
Detecting cancer at the earliest stages improves survival rates and saves lives. If you are a woman who does not have insurance or the financial resources to pay for a screening mammogram, the “Taking Care of You” program can help. Please call Joint Township District Memorial Hospital at 419-394-9599 to see if you qualify for a FREE screening mammogram.
This information was submitted by JTDMH.