Friday, August 27, 2010

Free Quit Smoking Classes

FREE Quit-Smoking classes are offered by the Summit County Tobacco Prevention Coalition at locations throughout the county. All classes are free of charge, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (330)861-7179.

The class follows the America Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking Program. Class participants learn various techniques, such as ways to cope with cravings, how to create a plan for quitting, and identifying trigger situations.  Classes meet for 1 1/2 hours, once a week for 6 weeks or 7 sessions for biweekly clinics. Instructors are Certified Mayo Clinic Treatment Specialists that utilize the nationally recognized and copyrighted ALA Freedom From Smoking Program. There is no need to quit smoking before you attend the first class. Quit day is the fourth session of the program.

Click here for the fall schedule of classes for Summit County residents.

If you are interested in hosting a class at your workplace, community center, or place of worship, please call 330-375-2109.

Pfizer is offering coupons for $30 off Chantix prescriptions until 12/31/10.  See here for details.

Source:  Summit County Health Department, Akron Health Department

Monday, August 23, 2010

Home Energy Assistance Program

Applications for the 2010-2011 Home Energy Assistance Program will be accepted August 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011. The total household income of an applicant must be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Fiscal Year 2010 federal poverty guidelines in order to qualify. 

Household Size    Yearly Income
         1                   $21,660.00
         2                   $29,140.00
         3                   $36,620.00
         4                   $44,100.00
         5                   $51,580.00
         6                   $59,060.00
         7                   $66,540.00
         8                   $74,020.00

Click here for a printable application form. 

For more information, call HEAP toll-free at 1-800-282-0880 during regular business hours (7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) Monday through Friday.

HEAP applications can also be completed online free of charge with assistance from a trained volunteer by making an appointment with an Ohio Benefit Bank site near you.  Our office is the Hudson/Northern Summit County Ohio Benefit Bank site.  Please call us at 330-650-4048 ext. 463 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Summit County Health District Adult Dental Clinic

August 2010 Adult Dental Clinic Flyer

Summit For Kids

10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday, August 21, 2010
J.S. Knight Center - 77 E. Mill St. Akron, OH 44308

Summit for Kids offers a fun-filled day for the entire family! Admission is FREE.  Families from Summit and surrounding counties are welcome.  Don’t miss:

FREE immunizations
•FREE dental services for kids ages 3 – 6
•FREE physicals
•FREE school supplies

•Teen fashion show presented by Plato’s Closet at 1pm
•Meet-and-greets with:
    ◦Diego from Nickelodeon
    ◦Word Girl from Western Reserve PBS
    ◦Ronald McDonald
    ◦Zippy from The University of Akron
•Crafts and activities for children
•Educational sessions for parents
•Entertainment, including musicians and dance groups
… and much more!
Click here for a full list of organizations scheduled to have information booths at the event.  For information, please call 330.643.2949.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Giant Eagle Offers Free Medicines, Supplies and Other Services for Diabetes Patients

Through their new Diabetes Care Program, Giant Eagle Pharmacies are offering five generic diabetes drugs free to patients with a prescription.  Click here for a list of the medications.

In addition, they will be offering free glucose and A1C screenings and consultation with one of their Giant Eagle Pharmacy Diabetes Care Specialists for individuals 18 years of age and older at all pharmacy locations throughout the month of August.  Click here for schedule.

On Wednesday, September 22nd from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, there will be a free nutrition class taught by a registered dietician for those interested in diabetes management at the Stow Giant Eagle.  Click here to register.

Individuals can also receive a free Giant Eagle True-Track glucometer through participating Giant Eagle pharmacies.  The program is open to any diabetes patient regardless of insurance or income.  The Stow-Hudson Giant Eagle on Norton Road is a participating pharmacy for this program.  Please call 330-650-4093 or stop in for more information.