Monday, September 27, 2010

Alzheimer's Association 2010 Memory Walk

We're on the MOVE to end Alzheimer's!

If you're the kind of person who's not going to sit on the sidelines when there's a chance to change the future, then you're the person we need. With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, and nearly 10 million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now!
When you register for the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®, you're joining a nationwide community of thousands of people who are standing up and participating in the fight against this devastating disease.

Where:  Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

When:  Saturday, October 2, 2010;  Check-In: 8:30 a.m.;  Walk Begins: 9:30 a.m.

Length:  Approx. 2 miles (You do not have to walk the entire distance to participate)

Although there is no registration fee for this event, we encourage all of our walkers to raise money for the cause. Raise $100 or more and receive a 2010 Memory Walk T-shirt!

Contact:   Call or Email the Greater East Ohio Area Chapter at (330) 864-5646 or

Click here for more information.

Source:  Alzheimer's Association of Greater East Ohio

Monday, September 20, 2010

Medicare Check-up Event

Do you need accurate, unbiased information about Medicare and the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit? Get the answers you need this fall with Medicare Check-Up Days, a series of community events presented by the Ohio Department of Insurance and its Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP).  On-site enrollment is offered at most events starting Nov. 15.

Summit County — Twinsburg
Weds. Nov. 17; 10 a.m.

Twinsburg Public Library
10050 Ravenna Rd.
Education, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Counseling, by appointment only, noon - 4 p.m. Call (330) 425-4268

For a listing of Medicare Check-up Events in other Ohio counties, click here.

For more information on Medicare, click here.

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), founded in 1992, is a state and federally funded program that educates, counsels and advocates for Medicare beneficiaries. OSHIIP assists Ohio Medicare beneficiaries and their family members through a toll free hotline at 1-800-686-1578, the Department web site, a speakers’ bureau, educational publications, and a network of approximately 1,200 statewide trained and certified volunteers.  This is an extremely reliable and valuable resource for anyone with questions about Medicare services and plans. 

To contact OSHIIP, click here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Free Mental Health Conference: Advancing the Recovery Culture

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation presents:

Advancing the Recovery Culture

Monday, September 20, 2010 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NEOUCOM Conference Center 4209 SR 44 Rootstown, OH 44272
Registration ends September 10, 2010
5.5 CEU's for nurses, social workers, counselors and psychologists
• Persons in recovery
• Mental and Behavioral health care professionals
• Business and community leaders
• Educators and students
• Family members
• Community advocates
• Policy makers and law enforcement
• Anyone interested in recovery
For more information or to register online, click here.
Link to printable conference brochure.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ohio Veterans Bonus Program

Ohio Veterans are encouraged to visit this website to see if they are eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus Program.  Veterans may be eligible for a bonus if they served in the United States Armed Forces on active duty anywhere in the world for purposes other than training between August 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991 or any time since October 7, 2001.  An estimated 200,000 Ohio residents are eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus.

Applications are available at, or at any of Ohio’s 88 County Veterans Services Offices. Or call 1-877-OHIO VET (1-877-644-6838) to get a paper application. Click here for a printable application.  In most cases, applying on-line is the simplest and fastest option.

Our local veterans service office in Summit County is:

Summit County Veteran Services
1060 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44306-1990
Phone: (330) 643-2830
Fax: (330) 643-8779

Other Ohio county veterans services offices can by found by clicking here.

There also are other bonuses available to eligible veterans or the families of deceased veterans. For these eligibility details and specifications, please click here