Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Children's Clothing Swap

Here's an opportunity to swap out some of your kids' smaller summer clothes from last year for bigger sizes. For each gently used article of clothing you bring in, you will get to take that many pieces of clothing from the swap. A ticket will be provided with the amount of clothing you donate. Boys' and girls' clothing in good condition, sizes infant and up accepted. Please, no stained clothing.

Akron Summit County Public Library - Green Branch
4046 Massillon Road, Uniontown, Ohio
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Please have all clothing brought in by Friday, May 13th.

For more information, contact Sherry Swisher, (330) 896-9074.

Source: Akron-Summit County Public Library calendar.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Free Cancer Screenings in May

Uninsured or underinsured women may sign up for a free cervical cancer screening to take place on Saturday, May 14th from 8:30am until noon at Akron General Women's Health Clinic located at 676 Broadway Street, Akron. 

Cervical cancer screenings will include a pap test and pelvic exam.  Call ahead to receive an appointment time (330) 344-2462.
For more information about cervical cancer, click here.

Free screenings for uninsured and underinsured men to help detect prostate and colorectal cancer will take place on May 25th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 the Salvation Army, 190 S. Maple Street, Akron.

Prostate screening will include a PSA (blood test) and a digital rectal exam by a physician. Participants will receive a free health folder for tracking important health information. Refreshments provided by the Salvation Army.

Appointments encouraged but not required.

For additional information about prostate cancer, click here.

Source:  Akron General Medical Center

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Summit County Fuel Fund Assistance Program April 2011

Summit County Executive Russell M. Pry and the County of Summit Department of Community and Economic Development will sponsor a Fuel Fund Assistance Day for all qualified FirstEnergy customers from 8 am through 2 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.  Eligibility is based on a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (see table below).

2010 Countable Income Limits  -  200% FPL

Size         Gross Annual Income             Gross Monthly Income

1                     21,780                                    1,815

2                     29,420                                    2,452

3                     37,060                                    3,088

4                     44,700                                    3,725

5                     52,340                                    4,362

6                     59,980                                    4,998

7                     67,620                                    5,635

8                     75,260                                    6,272

FirstEnergy customers applying for Fuel Fund Assistance must report to the Job Center at 1040 E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, Ohio and provide the following on the day of service: proof of identification (i.e. driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate); proof of household income (i.e. pay stubs, social security award letter, 2010 W-2 forms, 2010 tax filing); proof of delinquent electric balance (i.e. most recent invoice, termination notice); proof of payment (i.e. canceled check, receipt, confirmation number).
Source:  Summit County Executive Russell M. Pry's Office

Access Passes to US National Parks for Disabled and Senior Citizens

Looking to enjoy the beauty of our nation's parks this summer?  If you are age 62+ or have a disability, you may be eligible for free or reduced admission rates. 

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass –Access Pass - Free.

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation from a physician or other agency (i.e., Social Security, Veteran's Admnistration, Bureau of Vocational Rehab) is required to obtain the pass. 

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass. - Cost $10.

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.

These passes provide free admission for the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, and for the pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).  They also provide a 50 percent discount on some other fees, such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
The passes can only be obtained in person at the park.  For more information, click here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Divorce Support Group

Divorce and Beyond is a seminar for people who are separated, have filed for divorce, or are already divorced. This seminar helps to examine what happens to most people going through the total break-up of their marriage. These group sessions will begin on Tuesday, April 19, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Room 106 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 340 North Main St., Hudson, Ohio.

Please register by calling Rose Gordyan, Pastoral Associate at 330.653.8118 ext. 227 or Co-Facilitator, Brenna Czarnecki at 330.528.0300.