Spring is in full swing, and area gardeners, golfers, and fair-weather “warriors” of all sorts are taking advantage of the milder temperatures, pursuing their favorite outdoor activities with a passion. Unfortunately, after a long, sedentary winter spent indoors, many of these individuals will overdo it and end up sidelined with serious pains and strains.
WWII, years 1941-1945. The US Military needs blood stat. War heroes are at stake. The American Red Cross starts the National Blood Donor Service and approximately 13 million units are collected during that time. In 1950, the Korean War; blood is desperately needed for our US Military once again, and the American Red Cross collects. In between these historical wars, the first blood services program was developed for civilians, and by the 1970s, the American Red Cross became an all-volunteer blood donor program.
After many months of growing anticipation and excitement, the new cutting-edge rehab center at Sunset Village, Sunset Retirement Communities’ Sylvania campus, is now open and serving clients’ diverse rehabilitation needs, including orthopedic, neurological, cardiac, disease management of diabetes, congestive heart failure, cardiopulmonary disease, post-surgical pain management, and fall prevention.
In an average week, University of Toledo cross-country and track coach Samantha Bluske might run as far as 120 miles. For Bluske, running isn’t just a health-and-fitness endeavor, but also a spiritual experience. So when a recent injury threatened to sideline her running activity, she knew she had to do something to get back on track.
Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Inc. is hosting a community-wide Celebration of Life Event in honor of Cancer Survivor Month, which is June. On Saturday, June 17 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Pearson Metropark, we will be celebrating with local cancer survivors and their families at a BBQ potluck. There will be games, music, dancing, a balloon launch, and much more! Please join us!
Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices won two of the three “Eagle” Awards presented in 2017 by the United Methodist Association. Otterbein’s wins came in a category defined as Best Practices and a second category defined as Innovation.
Ok, so there’s nothing particularly exciting or fun about hunger, but after 37+ years, SeaGate Food Bank has learned a lot about what it takes to meet the ongoing challenge of hunger. As a major food distributor, we provide food free of charge to over 430 food pantries in northwest Ohio each month. Many hundreds of volunteers work with us each week to pack boxes and facilitate that distribution, and we love and appreciate them all.