Wellness center offers acupuncture happy hour

Wellness center offers acupuncture happy hour


Improve your physical and mental well-being by joining Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center’s monthly acupuncture “happy hour” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, Southbridge West Complex.

The acupuncture session will be with Valentina Khoury Dubasik. Call 330-729-1350 or go to OhioND.com to reserve your spot, cost is $20. Seating is limited.

Free bike helmets


After a record-breaking number of requests, bicycle helmets will be going to children across Ohio this spring thanks to a continued partnership between the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

This year, a $10,000 grant from Honda of America Marysville is helping provide helmets to children throughout the Buckeye State.

More than 8,000 bicycle helmets will be distributed this year as part of the Ohio AAP’s Put a Lid on It! Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week campaign in conjunction with Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Month in May.

To learn more about Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week, visit the Put A Lid On It Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bikehelmetsafety or the chapter website at www.ohioaap.org.

New satellite program for paramedic training


The Community College of Allegheny County and Sharon Regional Medical Center are offering a new satellite program for advanced emergency medical technicians preparing to become paramedics at the Sharon facility, 40 E State St.

The AEMT to Paramedic program will provide certified AEMTs with the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible to obtain National Registry certification as paramedics.

The partnership will meet the need for paramedic level education to develop emergency medical services professionals to care for communities and patients in the northwest region of Pennsylvania.

Classes, which are scheduled to begin Oct. 22, will take place at the Sharon Regional Winner EMS Institute on the campus of Sharon Regional Medical Center, which will be a collaboration with local service providers.

The 11-month program will enable students to develop or upgrade the industry skills that are required for EMS providers to succeed in a competitive economy.

Cost of the training is $4,500 plus books, supplies and other student fees. A payment plan option is available, and students may also qualify for educational funding support from area EMS providers.

For information, contact Kurt Ellefson, director of Emergency & Security Services, Sharon Regional Medical Center, at Kurt.Ellefson@Steward.org or 724-983-3980; or contact Jennifer LaDue, coordinator, CCAC Public Safety Institute Northwest Region Program, at jladue@ccac.edu or 724-679-9926.

People with disabilities rely on rides survey


More than half of the people with disabilities responding to a statewide transportation survey indicated they had to wait at least 30 minutes or longer to be picked up for a ride.

Approximately 51 percent of the survey’s 534 respondents with disabilities stated they were 15 minutes late, or longer, for rides they depend on.

These findings, and many others, are part of a study released by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council. The study was done by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine, Government Resource Center, and included survey responses from more than 2,200 Ohioans in 63 counties across the state.

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