Magruder Hospital will offer its monthly Cholesterol (Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening for $16 on the 2nd Thursday of every month starting at 1pm. The next screening will be December 12th and appointments can be made by calling 419-734-3131 ext. 3420.
For more information on events and screenings, go to Magruder’s website at www.magruderhospital.com.
Magruder Hospital will host the monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group on Monday, December 9th at 9am in the Conference Center. The support group meets each month on the second Monday and is for family members, friends and caregivers of anyone dealing with dementia and memory loss. The group is helpful for sharing tips, education, encouragement and resources.
For more information about this program as well as other support groups, events and screenings, go to www.magruderhospital.com and click on the events calendar.
On Monday, December 9th at 9 a.m. in the Magruder Conference Center, the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will host a free breakfast program to welcome the newest Auxiliary Members, as well as guests and anyone interested in learning more about the Auxiliary.
Currently the Auxiliary has over 250 members and the volunteers donate approximately 12,000 hours of service to the hospital each year. Come learn about the Auxiliary and what it does for the hospital and the community. Members of the Magruder Auxiliary help with hospital book fairs and uniform sales and volunteer in a variety of capacities throughout the hospital including the Gift Shop. The Magruder Auxiliary also provides healthcare scholarships to local students. No matter the level of interest or experience, the Auxiliary has something to offer everyone.
Anyone interested in attending the breakfast is asked to RSVP by Thursday, December 5th to Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131 ext. 3256.
Magruder Hospital and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have teamed up to offer a new resource in Ottawa County for women undergoing cancer treatment. The Wig Bank, now located in Magruder's Oncology Department, is a program run by the ACS that offers free wigs to women undergoing cancer treatment.
"I am excited the ACS approached us about becoming a site for their Wig Bank program," said Laura Muller, Manager of Magruder's Oncology Department. "It is a great program and available to every woman in the area undergoing treatment, not just Magruder's oncology patients. Wigs can be very expensive and you are not always sure what you are getting. Offering the wigs for free, and allowing women to come in and try them on to see which one is best for them, is something we really feel good about bringing to the area," said Muller.
Participants need to schedule an appointment by calling Kathy Almendinger at 419-734-3131 ext 3729. When a woman comes in for her appointment, she can choose from a variety of sizes, colors and styles and volunteers will be on hand to help with the selection and practical advice.
The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be facilitating an Autism support group on the first Thursday each month at 6:30pm. This group is for anyone who has been touched by Autism and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419-898-0400. Registration is not required. This support group is an excellent way for caregivers and family members to connect with others to share information and resources about Autism Spectrum Disorders. For more information about support groups and other events visit www.magruderhospital.com and click on the events calendar.
Local certified instructor Lisa Seckler will offer two strength training classes in the Magruder Conference Center every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Cost for the class is $4 per session. This class is a full body workout with lots of stretches to combat soreness. Participants use hand weights, elastic bands and tubing, stretch strips and their own body weight to whip those muscles into shape. Strength training helps prevent age-related muscle loss, in addition to keeping bones and metabolism strong. Participants may join the classes anytime. For more information, contact Rachel Fall, Magruder’s Community Outreach & Development Manager, at 419-732-4061. For more information about other classes, educational programs and other events, visit www.magruderhospital.com and click on the events calendar.