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Coming Soon - $10 SPORTS PHYSICALS at MRH HealthCare Office Locations

Cash or check only, $5 of each physical will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at time of service. Parents must accompany their...

McKenzie Community Fitness Classes Session #4

July 10 – September 1 McKenzie Health System is pleased to be able to provide a variety of fitness classes. Aqua Aerobics, Low Impact, Senior Exercise, and Tai Chi. For more information and to...

McKenzie Health System Launches Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

McKenzie Health System (MHS) would like to announce the first class of the Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, which will take place on Friday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. in MHS’...

Monica Mignoni Retires from McKenzie Health System after 36 Years of Nursing Service to Community

After 36 years of providing care and comfort as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for McKenzie Health System and the local community, Monica Mignoni has recently retired. Mignoni joined McKenzie...

Covenant HealthCare Named 2017 Most Wired

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider...

Covenant FastCare at Meijer is Open for Patients

Learn more at the open house Tuesday, August 1 Covenant FastCare is open for business inside its new home inside the Meijer location at 3360 Tittabawassee Road in Saginaw Township. To get the word...

Family HealthCare of Brown City Donates to United Hospice Service

Following a successful fourth annual Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run held on June 10th, the staff of Family HealthCare of Brown City presented a check for $3,075 to United Hospice Service of...

Community Mental Health Supports Hospice

Community Mental Health (CMH) Executive Director Wilbert Morris recently presented a $145 check to United Hospice Service Director Shelli Greschaw, RN, BSN from CMH employees that participate in the...

12th Annual McKenzie Golf Scramble Tees Off to Raise $18,000 for Ambulance Power Cot

Even better than a hole in one, the 12 th Annual McKenzie Golf Scramble met its goal of raising $18,000 to purchase a Stryker Ambulance Power Cot for the McKenzie EMS team. The innovative cot will...

Aleda E. Lutz VA in Saginaw Touts Success in The MOVE! Program to Improve Veterans’ Health

The MOVE! Program for Veterans is an evidence-based, self-management program which focuses on health and wellness through healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior change. MOVE! helps Veterans...

26th Annual Golf for Life Classic at Apple Mountain Resort, Freeland

McLaren Bay Region Bay Medical Foundation Contact: Alysa Matthews - 989-895-4727 alysa.matthews@mclaren.org www.mclaren.org

Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class for Grandparents

McLaren Bay Region will offer an Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class for Grandparents on Monday, August 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln in Bay City. This...

McLaren Bay Region Breastfeeding Class

McLaren Bay Region has scheduled a Breastfeeding Class on Wednesday, August 23 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Health Pavilion, 3175 West Professional Drive, Bay City. This class is for expectant...

Scheurer Hospital Auxiliary Annual Golf Fundraiser at Scenic Golf & Country Club, Pigeon

Scheurer Hospital Contact: Amber Delmotte - 989-453-4478 delmottea@scheurer.org www.scheurer.org

Survivors After Suicide Support Group

Tuesday, August 29 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Provided by: The Sanilac County Suicide Prevention Committee and Sanilac...

MARLETTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Driving for Health Golf Scramble

Wednesday, September 6 th 2017, 8:30-9:20 A.M. Check-in, 9:30 A.M. Shotgun Start – Lapeer County Club & Banquet Center, 3786 Hunt Road, Lapeer, MI https://lapeercountryclub.com/about/

McKenzie Health System Launches Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

McKenzie Health System (MHS) would like to announce the first class of the Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, which will take place on Friday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. in MHS’ back dining room and do not require pre-registration.

Monthly support group meetings, approved by the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will be held at MHS and will be facilitated by Louise Blasius, LMSW, LPC, Director of Human Services at MHS and previous facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association.

MHS recently received a grant from the Sanilac County Community Mental Health Authority to reestablish the Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group for seniors struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In addition to the ongoing support group, funds will be used to host an Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Caregiver’s Conference with presenters from the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Caregivers Conference will be held September 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sanilac Career Center. Conference topics will include the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, understanding behavior issues, the importance of communication, the driving dilemma, care for the caregiver and more. Grant funds will also allow Blasius to attend facilitator training offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Caregivers can suffer from the effects of stress and burnout as they attend to the increasing needs of their loved ones, so we truly need to support both patients and the people who care for them,” said Blasius. “Seven out of 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are cared for in their home or a home of a loved one. This new support group and conference can make a real difference in helping patients and caregivers enjoy the dignity and care they deserve. We are honored to receive this grant from the Sanilac County Community Mental Health Authority so that we can deliver more needed resources to the many caregivers in our community.”

In addition, MHS will update and reprint the “Thumb Area Dementia Directory & Resource Manual,” which provides information on understanding dementia, recognizing signs and symptoms, stages of progression, activities and promoting appropriate behavior. The booklets will be distributed to those in the support group as well as through the Senior Fair, senior meal sites, and physician offices throughout Sanilac County.

Finally, 12 free “Safe Return” bracelets will be provided to those in need; the bracelets are inscribed with the toll-free crisis number and let others know that the individual is memory-impaired and may need assistance. The Safe Return bracelets also include registration in a national database with emergency contact information and photographs to help reunite lost individuals with their caregivers.

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Bay City, Michigan 48708
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