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Friends for Life


January 2014: Handling Grief

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Helping Friends Cope With Grief
The Simple Life: De-Stress Now
In the Spotlight: January Events
Reproductive Health at Every Stage
The Fitness Room: Couch Potato Exercises

In the Spotlight: January Events

In The Spot: Becoming Tobacco Free

Are you or someone you care about eager to kick the habit once and for all?

Various ProMedica facilities are offering Becoming Tobacco Free smoking cessation programs for our patients, employees and community members in 2014. During these multi-session programs, participants will design personal quitting plans, which include setting a quit date, adapting to a tobacco free lifestyle, and remaining tobacco free. Held in a supportive setting, the tobacco cessation classes are designed to respect everyone’s individual needs and goals.

For your convenience, programs run monthly at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital, ProMedica Flower Hospital, and ProMedica Bixby Hospital. Find a program that fits your schedule.

In The Spotlight: Choosing Hope and Moving Past Sadness (CHAMPS)

Choosing Hope and Moving Past Sadness (CHAMPS) is a program designed to help children (ages six and up), as well as their parents/guardians, cope with a loved one’s cancer. Evening sessions are offered on a monthly basis, and the next support group meets on Thursday, February 6th at the Hickman Cancer Center on the ProMedica Flower Hospital campus. The program includes dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Events are free, but registration is required. Contact Bonnie Gratop for more information at 419-824-1004 or click here for more details.

In The Spotlight: Prostate Support Group

ProMedica Cancer Institute and ProMedica St. Luke's Hospital offer a free opportunity for men to talk openly about their concern for others who are facing prostate cancer during a monthly support group session. Participants are encouraged to learn and discuss information about treatments, side effects and many other topics as they relate to prostate cancer. Spouses and caregivers are welcome to attend as well. Meetings are completely confidential. Complimentary refreshments are available. The Prostate Cancer Support Group takes place every second Thursday of the month beginning at 1 p.m. at ProMedica St. Luke's Hospital, Classroom 1, 5901 Monclova Road in Maumee. For more information about the support group call Don at 419-861-3366 or Joe at 567-455-6347.