Prime Times Briefs: Businesses partner to collect hats, gloves and more for veterans

Press Staff Writer

        Arbors at Oregon, located at 904 Isaac Streets Dr., Oregon, will be collecting donations of adult gloves, hats, socks and underwear for a veteran’s holiday drive, Nov. 11-Dec. 11.
        Arbors asks that gloves and hats be new or gently used, and that socks and underwear be new. While both women’s and men’s items are accepted, the need is great for men’s items.
        Arbors at Oregon will have a donation box inside the front door, so no contact is needed for drop off. There will also be donation boxes at the following partner locations (hours and availability may vary, so please call ahead):
        • City of Oregon Municipal Building, 5330 Seaman Rd., Oregon (center doors vestibule). Call 419-698-7095 for info.
        • Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce, 4350 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Call 419-693-5580 for an appointment.
        • Frisch’s Big Boy, 2669 Woodville Rd., Northwood, 419-693-4401.
        • Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon, (main entrance lobby), 419-696-7200.
        • Pete MacDonald State Farm, 3545 Navarre Ave., Oregon, 419-698-4393.
        • Tractor Supply Co., 3942 Navarre Ave., Oregon, 419-691-2715.
        • Unique Healthcare Solutions, 3430 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee, 419-794-8565.
        Donated items will be taken to the Veteran’s Administration for distribution to those who need it most.
        For more information, contact Myndi Dawes at 419-691-2483 or
Medicare open enrollment
        Medicare Open Enrollment continues through Dec. 7. Anyone looking for help comparing plans for 2022 can call Rachel at Magruder Hospital 419-732-4061, or the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program at 1-800-686-1578.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia
program set for Nov. 30

        The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will hold an educational program on “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia for families and community members impacted by the disease.
        The program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association NW Ohio Chapter Office, 480 W. Dussel Dr., Suite 150, Maumee.
        The program covers the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia and provides a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis, as well as those who wish to be informed.
        The free one-hour program:
        • Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
        • Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
        • Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.
        • Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.
        • Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.
        • Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
        Register online at or call 1-800-272-3900.
Holiday Outreach Project
        The Wood County Committee on Aging is partnering with the Wood County Job & Family Services to help grandparents raising grandchildren during the upcoming holiday season.
        Monetary donations will be accepted at all Wood County Senior Center locations including:
        • Northeast Center, 705 N. Main St., Walbridge, 567-249-4921.
        • Pemberville Area Senior Center, 220 Cedar St., 419-287-4109.
        • Perrysburg Center, 140 W. Indiana Ave., 419-874-0847.
        • Rossford Center, 400 Dixie Highway, 419-666-8494.
        Donations will be used to purchase gifts for grandchildren (birth to 17 years of age). Interested grandparents in need are asked to complete an application. The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 3.
        For more info or to receive an application, contact the WCCOA Programs Department at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or email
Sock, blankets
needed for seniors

        As colder weather approaches, Ottawa County Senior Resources is collecting Socks for Seniors (and blankets, too).
        New socks and blankets may be dropped off at:
        • All Ottawa County senior centers including Elmore Golden Oldies (19225 Witty Rd.), Genoa Senior Center (514 Main St.) and Oak Harbor Harbor Lights (8180 W. SR 163).
        • Senior Resources Main Office, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
        • Ottawa County Courthouse (Madison Street), Port Clinton.
        Call 419-898-6459 for more details. All items collected will be distributed to Ottawa County seniors and homebound clients.
Big Charity Raffle
        Oregon Senior Center is among the beneficiaries of Baumann Auto Group’s 19th Annual Big Charity Raffle.
        The raffle winner will have the choice of a new Chevy Trailblazer, Ford Escape or Jeep Compass. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave., through Nov. 19. The winner will be drawn Dec. 11.
        Senior center hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 419-698-7078 for more details.
        To learn more about the center’s program and events, follow on Facebook at
National Hospice &
Palliative Care Month

        Throughout the month of November Hospice of Northwest Ohio is joining organizations across the nation recognizing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
        For 40 years, Hospice of Northwest Ohio has helped provide comfort and dignity to more than 65,000 people, allowing them to spend their final months wherever they call home, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice ensures that pain management, therapies, and treatments all support a plan of care that is centered on the person’s goals. Hospice care also provides emotional support and advice to help family members become confident caregivers and adjust to the future with grief support.
        “It is essential that people understand that hospice and palliative care is not giving up; it is not the abandonment of care, and it is not reserved for the imminently dying,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “Hospice is a successful model of person-centered care that brings hope, dignity and compassion when they are most needed.”
        In 2018, 1.61 million Medicare beneficiaries received care from hospices in this country, reports NHPCO. Hospice is unique in that it offers an interdisciplinary team approach to treatment. Caring for the whole person allows the team to address each patient’s unique needs and challenges.
        Palliative care
        Hospice of Northwest Oho also provides community-based palliative care through their Sincera program. Palliative care delivers expertise to improve quality of life and relief from pain for those with serious, chronic illness who are still seeking curative treatment. It can be provided at any time during the illness – during and after treatment, beginning at diagnosis.
        More information about hospice, palliative care, and advance care planning is available from Hospice of Northwest Ohio at


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