WARREN -- Because sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, Humility of Mary Health Partners now has automated external defibrillators units throughout the campus of St. Joseph Health Center. Security personnel were trained in CPR and operation of an AED. Training was provided by The Regional Learning Center for Cardiac Life Support. The installation of the AEDs is part of St. Joseph's continuum of care for patients, not only inside the hospital, but throughout the entire campus.
The AEDs were paid for by a grant from the St. Joseph Development Foundation and Heart & amp; Vascular Services.
Annual women's health event focuses on laughter
The Western Reserve Care System Woman's Board and the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Women's Auxiliary at Forum Health will host "Staying Healthy and Beautiful: Health, Humor and Laughter." This dinner event for women will be held 5-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Holiday Inn Metroplex. The cost is $20 per person and includes exhibits, dinner and a keynote presentation.
The event features "Laughing: Just For The Health of It," presented by motivational speaker, humorist, trainer and consultant, Karen Vadino, MSW, LPCC, OCPC. This humorous and enlightening presentation will increase awareness about the importance of humor and how it can improve the quality of your everyday life. You'll learn about the significance between health and humor, the many emotional and physical benefits, and ways to put more humor in your life. For more information about registering for the program, contact the Forum Health Community Service line at (800) 842-9727.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Healthy Valley Alliance, which consists of 30 organizations including the American Cancer Society, will present Designing Healthy Community from 8:30 am. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 in Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.
The conference will focus on physical inactivity, obesity and the importance of planning for active living. It is designed for professionals in business, labor, health care, education, urban planning, housing and transportation. Nurses, dietitians, planners and others will receive continuing education credit.
In addition, a dinner program will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person.
The cost of the conference is $45 per person, but a group rate is available. To register for either the dinner or the conference, call (330) 629-6376. The registration deadline for both is Sept. 9.
New YWCA classes
WARREN -- Registration for fall session youth program classes is now being accepted at the YWCA of Warren, 375 N. Park Ave., with classes scheduled to begin Sept. 6. Class space is limited. For more information call (330) 373-1010.
Gymnastics classes include Wiggle Worms, Tiddly Winks, Tiny Tots Tumbling as well as progressive gymnastics. Dance classes taught by Amy Davis include Bubbly Ballet, Jumping Jazz and Tiny Tappers. Cheerleading and sports classes are still offered.
Youth coordinator Amy Clauss added a six-week tennis clinic with Michael Rogers for children 5 and older. The clinic meets Saturdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15. Classes include Mini Tennis Skills for children ages 5 to 7, tennis skills for ages 8 to 10, and tennis skills for children 10 and older.
Cup stacking for ages 7 to 17, and two new classes, preschool fun with Miss Amy and Krafty Kids, designed just for preschool-age children, also are offered.
Beginning Sept. 6 and running through Nov. 1, Theater and Improv will be Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. Sandy McBride teaches students 10 and older improvisation skills, stage movements and how to audition for a theater production.
"Let's Face It" is a three-week class that teaches stage, design and clown make up to achieve special effects. The class is for those 10 years old and older, and will run three days each week from Sept. 12 to 29 and Oct. 3 to 21 at 4:30 p.m. Sandy McBride teaches this class also.
New classes include Cardio Kids for children 8 to 15. The 30-minute class helps children build endurance and stamina. Activities include learning different dance steps, jumping and other movements.
The class meets for 30 minutes every Tuesday at 4:45 p.m.
Noodle Soup, a water exercise class for children ages five to 12 will be every Thursday at 5 p.m. for 30 minutes.
Plan now to avoid child-care panic
Maybe you know the feeling: It's Thursday evening and you just realized there's no school on Friday. What to do with the kids?
A little planning now could prevent that last-minute panic, says Charlotte Shoup Olsen, family systems specialist with Kansas State University Research and Extension.
Check the school calendar now and make note of holidays, teacher in-service days and other times students will be out of school or dismissed early. Arrange child care now, rather than trying to piece something together the night before.
Get sneaky with veggies
Trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables? Timing is everything.
Family Fun magazine suggests putting plates of cut-up veggies and bowls of dip (ranch dressing is a favorite) out on the table before meals. That's when kids are most likely to eat whatever you set out, and they'll think they're sneaking food before dinner.
Or try giving them veggies at odd, distracted times, such as when they're playing a game, watching TV or riding in the car.
Chalk it up
Kids getting bored with sidewalk chalk? Next time, jazz up the activity with these tips from Parenting magazine:
UDip chalk in water for more vibrant colors.
UAfter your child colors the pavement, give her a large paintbrush and a bucket of water and let her paint away the art and start over.