Health & Wellness

Chronic Pain Support Group – NEW in 2019!

1st Monday, monthly. No pre-registration required. 

Join this self-help and peer support for people with chronic pain. Topics we will cover:

  • Learning to deal with pain in positive ways
  • Regaining a sense of personal control
  • Improving function and enhancing your quality of life 

Offered with the support & resources of the American Chronic Pain Association. 

Note: We will not meet in September 2019.

Crohn’s & Colitis Support

3rd Monday of the month, 7-8:30 PM. No pre-registration required. 

Crohn’s, Colitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) present an array of challenges; however, it does not mean it’s impossible to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Patients and their families are invited to join us to share and learn about what others are doing to maintain health and create a life of balance. Materials and resources are provided by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.

Note: We do not meet in December, January, June, or July.

Diabetic Education Class

4th Thursday of the month | 7-8:30 PM | No pre-registration required. 

Our Certified Diabetic Educator for this group is Jan Hunter, RN, BSN, CDE

Research shows that managing blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure and cholesterol protects the health of a person with diabetes. Learning about diabetes, making good choices and working closely with health care professionals, helps to prevent or delay complications from diabetes.

Join us for this new program of diabetes education - and start a journey to living well with diabetes.

Monthly Topics: 

May 2019: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes

June 2019: All About Blood Glucose (Sugar)

July 2019 (3rd week this month): Lifestyle Changes and Caring for Diabetes

August 2019: Physical Activity

September 2019: Weight Management

October 2019: Diabetes Medication

Group will not meet in November or December and resume in January 2020

Diabetic Support

3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3 PM. No pre-registration required. 

Managing diabetes requires knowledge, patience, and strength. While it isn’t easy, having a network of support with an influx of new information can be helpful. Learn from health care professionals on-site who will share information regarding the latest tips and developments as they pertain to the management of diabetes. This group is focused on your primary concerns, so feel free to drop in at any time to ask questions or share your insight. Led by Registered Dietitian Jan Wagner, who also brings her athletic training background to the discussion. 

Holistic Wellness Workshops

Thurs., May 30 | 7-8:30 PM | $10 - single session |Save My Seat

Thurs., July 25 | 7-8:30 PM | $10 - single session | Save My Seat

Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, a Holistic Clinical Pharmacist, is presenting a series of workshops over the next year to help us be "whole person" well. Come to any or all, guided by your interest and need. Bring your questions and note pads! After all, we "don't know what we don't know." Read more about Dr. Cathy on her website. 

May 30th: "Over-the-Counter Diagnostic Tests" - Safe? Accurate? Based on real science? 

July 25th: "Men's Health: Everything Yu Want to Know but Are Afraid to Ask" 

Living Courageously with My Body Image

Coming in Fall 2019!

The Daring Way™ offers you a pathway into a wholehearted life of greater joy, courage, gratitude, and authenticity.  This experience will help you quiet your inner critic, embrace your imperfections, and own your birthright of worthiness.  You will learn how to gather the courage to live bravely, show compassion towards self and others, and cultivate meaningful connections.  If you desire more of these things, then this experience is for you!  This group is based on the research of Brené Brown.

Medicare Made Clear: Benefits, Costs, and Important Dates

Coming in Fall 2019, in time for Open Enrollment! Pre-registration required.

Perhaps you’re just starting to navigate the Medicare system – either for yourself or for a loved one – or maybe you’re interested in making changes during the Open Enrollment Period. If so, this session will provide you with the information you need to move forward. Come prepared with questions!

Steady U (A Matter of Balance): Preventing Falls…One Step at a Time

Coming in Fall 2019 (8 weeks). Pre-registration required.

Did you know falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and death among Ohioans aged 65 and older? Or that falls are NOT a normal part of aging? Most falls CAN be prevented! Join us for this workshop, presented in partnership with the Council on Aging. Learn to view falls and the fear of falling as controllable issues by setting realistic goals for increasing activity and changing your environment to reduce fall risk factors. This program is for you if the following applies: you do not do things you used to enjoy because you fear falling, you want to improve your flexibility, balance, and strength, you have fallen in the past, or you are concerned about falls. Dress comfortably for roughly 25 minutes of sitting/standing exercises that go along with this great educational program led by people just like you!