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Porter Regional Hospital Support Groups

Porter Regional Hospitalsupport groups will be offered in May for the following groups:

Breast Cancer Support Group – Hope & Healing
Porter Regional Hospital offers Hope & Healing, a support group for people coping with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor. The group offers emotional support, information, education, and guest speakers. It also provides the opportunity for individuals to share their …

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BGCSJC Names New Executive Director

SOUTH BEND – Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County’s Board of Directors named Kristen Strom, former Director of Program Impact at the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County, as the new Executive Director. Ms. Strom succeeds the Club leadership role previously served by Jory Fitzgerald Kelly.

Ms. Strom is a native of South Bend, with a BS in Education from …

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Whiting Introduces New Mobile Parking App

WHITING – The City of Whiting is announcing a new way for drivers to pay the parking meter for both vehicles and boat trailer parking. Drivers can now use Passport, a mobile pay app that allows users to pay for vehicle parking and boat trailer parking from their phones. This new mobile option will be available at Whihala Beach and Whiting Lakefront Park.

Passport is …

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Michiana Partnership Names New COO

SOUTH BEND – Jim Finan of Granger, Indiana, is the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Vice President of Business Recruitment for the Michiana Partnership, Inc., the two-state regional economic development organization covering Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Jim brings a wealth of experience in both economic and community development including economic and business development for AEP’s Indiana Michigan Power, specifically in the “Michiana” …

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Free Community Wellness Seminars

Porter Health Care System will present the following community wellness programs in May. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861 or go to PorterHealth.com.

PAD … Are You Listening to Your Legs? l 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3
It is estimated that by the age of 65, up to 20% of the population will have peripheral artery disease (PAD), a circulatory problem in which …

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United Way of Porter County Community Conversations

VALPARAISO – United Way of Porter County will be hosting public conversations about community needs throughout Porter County beginning Thursday, April 28.

In 2015, United Way of Porter County, in collaboration with One Region, The Times Media Co. and Lake Area United Way, conducted 55 community conversations in Porter County. Nearly 300 Porter County residents attended resulting in seven priority areas being identified – youth …

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Free Healthy Heart Diet Classes

Porter Regional Hospital will be offering free Healthy Heart Diet classes.

Better understand and read food labels, choose heart-healthy food and learn basic food preparation tips by attending one of Porter Regional Hospital’s Healthy Heart Diet classes in May.

The free classes will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays, May 3 and 17 in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Room on the second floor of …

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Chairish the Children Reception

HAMMOND – The annual ‘Chair’ish the Children reception will be hosted at the Indiana Welcome Center on Thursday, April 28th. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. visitors can view more than 70 child-sized chairs decorated to represent what it means to cherish our community’s children.

The decorated chair exhibit is presented by Prevent Child Abuse Lake County. This year’s exhibit includes categories for middle school …

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Franciscan Health to Add Cancer tTreatment Center

MUNSTER – Franciscan Health Munster keeps on growing and growing and …

Construction is scheduled to begin this month on an 83,500-square-foot, $46 million comprehensive cancer treatment center that will be one of a kind in the area, said Sister Aline Shultz, hospital chief operating officer.

“There isn’t another cancer treatment center in Northwest Indiana that will have the capabilities this will have,” she said.…

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Methodist Offering Smoking Cessation Classes

Methodist Hospitals is offering Smoking Cessation Classes at the Merrillville Campuses. Since not all smoking cessation techniques are effective for every smoker this program lets you develop the approach that works for you. Develop skills in assertive communication, coping, self-monitoring, stress management, and weight management. Classes are based on the highly successful American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program which has helped people across the …

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