Updated April 21, 2017

Business And Health Expo Planned At Toledo Church
The sixth annual Business and Health Expo will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Indiana Avenue MB Church in the Stephenson-Fellowship Hall, 640 Indiana Ave., Toledo. Free health screenings, exclusive shopping and networking opportunities will be offered.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Donnetta Carter at (419) 367-9765 or

Taoist Tai Chi Society Offers Beginner Classes
The Taoist Tai Chi Society’s beginner Tai Chi classes are scheduled to start in May in Maumee and in Monclova. The Taoist Tai Chi Society is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving health and well-being. Classes consist of slow movements that use gentle turns and stretches to improve balance, flexibility, circulation and strength.
In May, Beginner Tai Chi classes of the Taoist Tai Chi Society will start at a new location in Maumee: The Ballroom Company, 2319 S. Detroit Ave., Maumee, on Tuesday, May 2 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call (419) 537-0131 or e-mail

Hospice Of Northwest Ohio To Host Yoga For Grievers
The community is invited to a special yoga class series aimed at connecting the mind, body and heart of those who are grieving. Yoga for Grievers will be held on Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Meditation Room at the Perrysburg Hospice Center.
Grieving is a holistic journey. Yoga can help participants find their center and ease the pain of grief. All people regardless of fitness level, age and flexibility are encouraged to attend. This class offers yoga for all bodies and abilities.
Conducted by Heather Miller-Klingler, who specializes in yoga for everybody, along with a licensed bereavement counselor, participants will work through the energetic and emotional blocks of grief to find peace.
The classes are free and open to anyone in the community, whether or not they have had a prior relationship with Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Mats will be provided.
Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact the Hospice Bereavement Department at (419) 661-4001.
To learn more about grief and loss or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, visit

Generals 5K Run/Walk Set In Whitehouse
The Generals 5K Run/Walk, kids fun run and health expo will be held on Saturday, May 13 at the Anthony Wayne main campus.
To register for the race visit Early registration is $20.00 and includes a T-shirt, race day registration is $25.00 with limited T-shirt availability. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. followed by the race at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers.
A free 400-meter kids fun run for K-4th grade students will take place at 8:00 a.m. on the track. No registration is required.
The free health expo will feature local vendors, give aways and drawings from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Hospice Offers Caring With Confidence Program
More and more people are caring for their sick, frail or debilitated loved ones at home. Because many feel ill-prepared to meet the challenges of providing hands-on care, Hospice of Northwest Ohio is offering a free, two-hour workshop to teach family caregivers the basics. This much-needed program is being offered twice a month at the Toledo Hospice Center, 800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo, and is open to anyone in the community.
Classes are scheduled on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon on May 13 and June 24.
Additional classes will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 and Tuesday, June 20.
Workshops are open to anyone in the community. To allow active participation, class size is limited to six and preregistration is required. Those interested should call Sandy Garrison at (419) 661-4001 to ask questions or to register.

Hospice Announces Caring For The Caregiver Sessions
“Caring for the Caregiver,” a free two-session workshop designed to help those who are caring for the needs of a friend or family member find personal meaning in the experience, is being held:
Wednesdays, May 17 and 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Center, 800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo. Register by Friday, May 12.
Thursdays, June 15 and 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg Center, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg. Register by Monday, June 12.
Held in partnership with the Area Office on Aging, the general public is welcome to register for the workshop by contacting Julie Tucholski at (419) 931-5534.

Monthly Caregiver Classes To Be Held In Swanton
Caregiver classes will be held on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd., Swanton. To make a reservation, contact Chris Cremean at (419) 825-1145 or

Summer Speech Therapy Offered Through Easter Seals
Easter Seals Northern Ohio announces its plans for a summer speech therapy program. The program will offer services to children with speech and language disabilities or delays.
Easter Seals understands the importance of giving children access to speech therapy year-round. In summer speech sessions, Easter Seals helps clients maintain the level of ability they’ve worked all school year to obtain. In addition, Easter Seals’ speech-language pathologists will evaluate and accept new clients, children ages birth to school age, who can benefit from their services.
One-on-one sessions are designed around the specific age and need of the child. Activities may include hands-on learning, language experiences and structured play. Sessions are typically a half-hour and are held once a week, depending on the client’s need.
Easter Seals’ speech-language pathologists are experienced in pediatrics, licensed by the state of Ohio and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Easter Seals offers a sliding fee scale and provides billing for many insurance plans, BCMH and Medicaid. For more information on the summer speech program, call (888) 325-8532.

Hospice Bereavement Group Offered In Toledo
Hospice of Northwest Ohio is holding an ongoing bereavement group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one from sudden or unexpected death. The group is being held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Toledo Hospice Center, 800 S. Detroit Ave. The group is open to any adult in the community.
Facilitated by an expert grief counselor, the group will provide participants with information on coping with unexpected loss including healthy coping skills, understanding loss and setting realistic expectations of one’s self.
While no prior relationship with Hospice of Northwest Ohio is needed, pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call (419) 661-4001.
To learn more about grief and loss or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, visit our website at

Free Jazzercise Classes Offered For Young Women
Jazzercise Inc. will hold free classes for young women ages 16-21 in 2017 at two local Jazzercise facilities: Toledo Jazzercise Fitness Studio, 1100 N. McCord Rd., and Perrysburg Jazzercise Fitness Center, 120 W. South Boundary. For more information, contact Suzanne Phillips at or (419) 280-9124, or visit

Studio Fitness Offers Classes For Active Seniors
Studio Fitness, 1413 Bernath Pkwy. off Airport Highway, offers fitness classes for active seniors 55 and older. Classes are free for SilverSneakers members and $3.00 for nonmembers.
Classes offered on Mondays include Strength and Balance at 11:00 a.m., Zumba Gold Low-Impact Dance at 1:00 p.m. and Cardio Drumming at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays feature Strength and Balance at 11:00 a.m., Zumba Gold Low-Impact Dance at 1:00 p.m. and Chair Yoga at 2:00 p.m.
On Fridays, join Cardio Drumming at 9:30 a.m., Strength and Balance at 11:00 a.m. and Zumba Gold Low-Impact Dance at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Studio Fitness at (419) 870-2318 or visit

Aromatherapy Program Offered To Cancer Patients
A program that discusses aromatherapy and the special ways that essential oils can be used for everyday health and wellness is offered free to people with a cancer diagnosis on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave., Ste. B, Toledo. For more information, call The Victory Center at (419) 531-7600.

Good Grief Offers Peer Support To Grieving Kids
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. at 7015 Spring Meadows Dr. West in Holland. Good Grief provides peer support services to children ages 4-21 who are grieving the loss of someone important in their lives.
Dinner is provided, followed by group sessions that include age-appropriate healing activities to help children learn to cope with the loss while expressing thoughts and feelings through music, play, art and other activities.
Groups are open-ended. Families enter and leave at their own discretion, and there is no fee. Registration and orientation are required for participation. For further information, call (419) 360-4939 or register at

Adult Grief Group Meets At Perrysburg Hospice
Hospice of Northwest Ohio offers an ongoing, interactive grief support group for adults who are adjusting to the loss of any loved one. The group meets from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Perrysburg Center, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg.
The group is free and open to any adult; however, preregistration is required. Call (419) 661-4001 for more information or to register.

Annie’s Angels Reaches Out To Caregivers
Annie’s Angels invites caregivers of those with ovarian or gynecological cancers to take a break. Come meet one evening a month with people who understand. Whether your loved one is currently going through the treatment process or you have previously cared for someone, all are invited to come.
This informal support group will meet the second Monday of each month at the West YMCA from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Call (419) 344-7729 or e-mail to learn more about Annie’s Angels.

Growing Through Grief Group Offered In Swanton
The community is invited to an ongoing bereavement workshop, “Growing Through Grief,” at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Swanton. Held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., participants will help each other through the pain, seek new adventures and support each other on the path to healing.
Conducted by licensed bereavement counselors, the sessions are free and open to anyone in the community who is interested in attending, whether or not they have had a prior relationship with Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact the hospice bereavement department at (419) 661-4001.
To learn more about grief and loss or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, visit

Parkinson’s Support Group Set At The Waterford
The Waterford at Levis Commons and the Parkinson’s Foundation have initiated a partnership to hold a monthly Parkinson’s support group for not only its residents, but also people in the community who are either suffering from this disease or people who are the family members or caregivers of someone affected.
This group will meet on the third Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Waterford at Levis Commons Chapel, 7100 S. Wilkinson Way, Perrysburg. For more information, call (419) 931-9390.

Vision-Impaired Support Group Meets Monthly
The Frogtown Low Vision Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Heatherdowns Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., Toledo. For more information, visit, e-mail or call (419) 877-8007.

Hospice Of Northwest Ohio Conducts Grief Group
Hospice of Northwest Ohio provides free ongoing grief support for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. The group is held from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Perrysburg Center, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, and on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Toledo Hospice Center, 800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo.
Facilitated by hospice bereavement counselors, the group helps adults learn ways to adapt to this unexpected life change, set realistic expectations and gain support and understanding in their grief.
Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call (419) 661-4001.

Genacross Wolf Creek Sets Monthly Wellness Clinics
Genacross Lutheran Services-Wolf Creek will sponsor free monthly wellness clinics at Luther Crest and Luther Woods senior apartment communities. These clinics will be held on the first Thursday of each month, and are open to the public.
Luther Crest and Luther Woods are located at 2519 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., Toledo. The wellness clinics will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Luther Crest Building A social room; and from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Luther Woods social room at the back of campus.
Therapists and nurses at the wellness clinics will provide a variety of free health screenings, including blood pressure, blood sugar, lower extremity strength, balance, urinary incontinence and grip strength. They also will be available to answer health questions. No appointments are required.
For more information, call (419) 366-3655. Luther Crest, Luther Woods and Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek are ministries of Lutheran Homes Society.

Area Immunization Clinic Locations Announced
Shots 4 Tots offers walk-in immunization clinics for children birth through 18. All insurance plans are accepted at all locations.
Parents must bring child’s shot record, insurance card and parent identification. The cost is $10.00 per shot for children without insurance; $30.00 for adults.
Clinics are available at:

  • St. Luke’s Hospital on the third Thursday of every month, from noon to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 5:45 p.m.
  • Western Lucas County Clinic, 330 Oak Terrace Blvd., Holland, on the first Thursday of every month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., third Friday of every month from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., and on the fourth Monday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

For more times and locations, go to or call (419) 213-4121.

Heartland Rehab Offers SilverSneakers Programs
Heartland Rehabilitation Services at Arrowhead Park, 518 The Boulevard, Maumee, is a SilverSneakers location and offers the following SilverSneakers classes: Classic Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon, and SilverSneakers Yoga on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The gym is available during business hours. There is no cost for SilverSneakers members and low cost for nonmembers. Call for information at (419) 897-9822.

Serenity Hosts Pain Support Group Meetings
Serenity offers a chronic pain support group for people who are affected by chronic pain conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, fibromyalgia or any chronic pain condition. Both those with chronic pain conditions and those still seeking a diagnosis are welcomed.
The group meets regularly and has an active Facebook page for support and to share information and experiences between meetings. Meeting dates are sent out to all who request to be added to the e-mail distribution list and are posted on the Facebook page. Those interested in joining the group, Serenity Chronic Pain, should e-mail and/or request to join the Facebook page under Serenity Chronic Pain.

Mental Health & Addiction Support Announced
The Gateway to Wellness and Recovery … A Place for Families will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus Classroom Center. The program is a collaborative effort by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, NAMI of Greater Toledo and TASC of Northwest Ohio.
This free group provides a place for families impacted by mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction to find resources and information. Tables from area agencies regarding mental health and addiction services, and a monthly speaker on issues related to mental health and addiction services, will be featured. For more information, contact Sarah Smitley at (419) 243-1119 or

Free Services Offered For Women’s Health Needs
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) offers free services to many women in Northwest Ohio. If you live in a household with limited income, have no health insurance and are 40 years of age or older, you may be able to receive free medical services. Women who have been screened through BCCP and who are found to need treatment for breast cancer, cervical cancer or precancerous conditions will be covered by BCCP Medicaid for their cancer treatment and other healthcare needs. Contact the local BCCP enrollment agency at (800) 929-6626 to see if you qualify for free services.
BCCP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state revenue funds, administered by the Ohio Department of Health and operated by its 11 Regional Enrollment Agencies (REA). BCCP’s clinical services are available through a large network of medical providers throughout Ohio. Once a woman is enrolled in BCCP, she will be scheduled for services with clinical providers in her area by staff at her REA.
BCCP is committed to serving Ohio women in a convenient, accessible, respectful and culturally competent manner. For more information, visit

Free Low-Impact Exercise Set At Church
First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., is offering free, adult public exercise classes on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Canfield Room.
Most exercises are done sitting down. Classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
Contact the church office to register at (419) 893-0223 or e-mail Drop-ins are welcome.

Good Grief Program Planned At Church Of The Cross
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio Inc. offers free peer support groups for children, teens and young adults who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives.
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio is committed to helping families after a death, offering a safe place to gather, grieve, receive and share support. Peer support groups are age-appropriate and led by trained volunteer facilitators who encourage children, teens and young adults ages 4 to 24 to express their thoughts and feelings through music, play, art, journal writing and other activities.
Support groups are offered for parents/caregivers while kids’ groups are in session, giving them an opportunity to share and to learn ways to help their children, as well as themselves. Parents are not required to attend adult sessions, but must remain on site.
Sessions are held the first and third Tuesday of the month at Church of the Cross United Methodist, 1750 Eastgate Rd., Toledo. Advanced registration and orientation is required.
Those interested in becoming trained volunteers or attending sessions should call (419) 360-4939.
For more information about Good Grief of Northwest Ohio go to

Heartland Of Waterville Sets Support Group
Heartland of Waterville offers a monthly support group for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Meetings are held at Heartland on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments are provided.

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Support Groups
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, offers support group meetings for caregivers of those with memory loss. The meetings are free and open to the public.
Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at Scrambler Marie’s, 570 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee. For a complete schedule of meetings or more information, call (800) 272-3900.

Alzheimer’s Association Operates Free Helpline
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, operates a free helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week in 140 languages. Staff is available to help with questions about Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options, caregiving tips and respite care options, services available in the community and/or referrals. The toll-free number is (800) 272-3900. The association is also available online at, or e-mail

Free Alzheimer’s Care Consultation Available
Consultation is a free service offered by the Alzheimer’s Association to individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory loss disorder. One-on-one meetings to discuss individualized needs can take place in a person’s home, in a neutral setting or at the Alzheimer’s Association office. An Alzheimer’s Association staff member can provide education, discuss options for the future, assist families in defining goals and provide information on available community resources.
For further information, contact Bob Hausch at (419) 537-1999 or (800) 272-3900.

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