Health briefs

By John Bush - [email protected]

JDRF cancels Lima Walk

LIMA — The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has decided to cancel its Lima Walk indefinitely as a result of the need to spend more time on the organization’s other three walks, according to a news release.

Melissa Newman, executive director of the JDRF, stated the organization’s already limited staff will focus on more profitable walks in Newport, Ky., Dayton and Mason. The release states these walks generate more than $1.1 million, while the Lima Walk garners less than $10,000.

Newman stated JDRF is currently exploring other options to serve Lima. To join a planning committee, contact 937-690-9176 or [email protected]

Grand Lake Home Health receives four-star rating

ST. MARYS — The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has published the first-ever Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings for home health agencies, with Grand Lake Home Health receiving a four-star rating.

CMS established the Home Health Compare website on as a tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider. Recently, CMS added new tools to Home Health Compare to make the information easier by using star ratings that will summarize some of the current measures. The quality of patient care star rating summarizes nine of the 29 quality measures reported on Home Health Compare. The star ratings were derived from agency performance and patient outcomes.

Church to host Care Giver’s Fair

LIMA — Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road, will host its Care Giver’s Fair at 9 a.m. Sept. 19. The event’s main speaker will give a presentation at 10 a.m., followed by 18 mini presentations. Topics include estate planning, stress management and more.

The event is free, and lunch will be available. For details, contact 419-991-6546 or

Bridge Bereavement Services showing movie

BLUFFTON — Bridge Bereavement Services is showing the movie “Inside Out” at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Shannon Theater, 119 South Main St. This showing is the first movie in a new cinema therapy program for children and adults offered by Bridge Bereavement.

The goal of the new cinema therapy program is to show movies that will open discussions between parents and children pertaining to new life experiences, situations and opportunities.

Register by Sept. 8 at 419-423-5351 or [email protected]

By John Bush

[email protected]

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima.

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima.

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