Area briefs


YMCA offers Tee-Ball/ Coach Pitch League

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a Tee-ball league beginning June 14. This League is for 3-5 year olds and will be held at the Robinson branch on Tuesday evenings. The program runs for eight weeks this summer with two weeks of practice and six weeks of games.

A coach pitch Tee-ball league will also be offered this year beginning June 15. This league is for 6-7 year olds and will be held at the Robinson branch on Wednesday evenings. The program will run for eight weeks, with one first week of practice and seven weeks of games.

Early registration is under way and can be completed over the phone or at either YMCA Branch. A coaches meeting will take place at the Robinson branch at 7:15 p.m. May 31 for all parents signing up to coach.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull, youth program director, at (937) 440-9622.

Boyle speaks to Rotary

TROY — Miami County Public Health provides nursing, environmental, food inspections and enforcement, prenatal, vaccinations, education and other health-related services to all area residents, with the exception of citizens in Piqua. Kari Boyle is the agency’s health educator and safe community coordinator. Her role is funded by the Safe Communities Grant through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office as a pass-through of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She spoke of her responsibilities for promoting driving safety at Troy Rotary Club’s weekly meeting on April 26th.

A graduate of Ohio University and a staff sergeant in the Ohio National Guard, Boyle meets with a countywide group to analyze seat belt use and other factors that contribute to traffic fatalities in the area. She develops educational plans and programming to inform the public on how to improve safety when behind the wheel. She covers a lot of territory between hosting interactive booths, participating in informational fairs and conducting speaking engagements, such as the one at Rotary. As part of her role, she has worked with Rotarian Dr. Michael Pope on Rotary’s annual Designated Driver campaign. She also helps coordinate the local programs for “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” as part of the agency’s efforts to promote safer driving behavior. In addition to her other responsibilities, Boyle runs the Facebook and Twitter social media sites for the agency. These platforms are an integral part of daily life for gathering news and information for many people in the county, especially the millennial population.

To learn more about Miami County Public Health programs, visit www.miamicountyhealth.net/#!safe-communities-coalition/rqlf3.

YMCA offers diabetes program

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is enrolling participants for an eight-week program on diabetes education, support and self-management. Each session will concentrate on various topics to help participants to establish good habits and learn how to manage their pre-diabetes or diabetes symptoms. The program is designed to bring awareness and education to the community about the risk factors related to diabetes and chronic illnesses associated with diabetes.

This program is free for those who qualify through referral. It includes educational seminars, free personal training and membership with the Miami County YMCA during the program and for 6 months after participants graduate. The class will be held on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at YMCA’s Robinson Branch in Troy beginning May 24. This program is possible through funding from the United Way.

To register for the program or for more information, contact Donn Craig at 440-9622 or [email protected]

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