Oct
23
Mon
Grand Love
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.

NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.

Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27.

Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13.

NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.

NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.

Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27.

Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13.

NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.

Oct
24
Tue
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills.

For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.

Dining with Diabetes @ Blanchard Valley Hospital
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dining with Diabetes is a national Extension health education series which helps people to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time based) goals for their diet and physical activity. The next series will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings — Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes are held in the Cardiac Rehab Department at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The program fee is $40 and, thanks to Blanchard Valley Health Foundation, there is scholarship assistance available if needed. Contact Julie Russell at 419-429-7656 for more information about financial assistance.

Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 25, and a minimum of six participants is needed.

Contact OSU Hancock County Extension at 419-422-3851 or email meents.1@osu.edu to register.

While the program is intended for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers, any person needing to establish a healthful eating pattern can benefit and is welcome to attend.

Oct
25
Wed
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am

Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.

Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday.

The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers.

Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re Not Alone support group meets 7-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) meeting room, 438 Carnahan Ave., Findlay. Call 419-722-4506.

Oct
29
Sun
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Marks United Methodist Church is trying to do its part by hosting a series of classes related to the opioid epidemic this fall.

Classes will be held five consecutive Sundays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 12. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by class from 7-8. Sessions are open to anyone, not just members of the church, and are free of charge. Attendees do not have to attend all five weeks, but are asked to call ahead so organizers know how many people to prepare supper for. To register, call the church at 419-422-4236.

The first week’s class will focus on “How did we get here?” That is, where did the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic come from? Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor of St. Marks, noted that 80 percent of narcotics in the world are prescribed in the United States — which has just 5 percent of the world’s population.

The second week will include representatives from the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office who will discuss the nature of drug dealing and trafficking in Findlay, looking at both prevention and interdiction. Hollinger said all the speakers throughout the five weeks will provide a local perspective, not just national statistics or information. He will provide resources and materials each week on where to get help and support.

The third week will feature representatives from Tree Line and the men’s recovery house who will talk about how they help people transition from drug use into productivity. Week four will explore the effects on the family, including the huge increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and will also feature a woman in recovery who has “gone through the Findlay system” and is now “a wonderful success story,” Hollinger said.

The final week will look at drug court and the shift to encouraging people toward recovery “instead of locking people up, which really doesn’t do anybody any good” and also costs a lot of state resources, he said. This session will explore some of the different pathways used to get people the help they need.

Oct
30
Mon
Grand Love
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.

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