Area Briefs


Camp seeks participants

TROY — The Generations of Life Community Bereavement Resource Center, a service of Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, is now accepting registrations for Camp Courageous, a five-day summer camp for grieving children and teens entering grades K-12.

Camp Courageous offers children and teens a traditional camp experience along with bereavement education and activities geared to help them process their grief.

The camp is offered free of charge to children in the Miami County area who have experienced the death of someone important to them. Camp Courageous 2016 will be held at the Ludlow Falls Camp, 2535 S. State Rosd 48, Ludlow Falls, from June 13-17, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you are interested, contact Pam Linderson at (937) 573-2103 or [email protected], or stop by the office for additional information at 550 Summit Ave., Troy.

National Day of Prayer set

TROY — Troy Christian Schools will host its annual National Day of Prayer event Thursday, May 5, in which millions of Americans will join hands and pray across our great nation.

Join Troy Christian Schools in this 65th National Day of Prayer at the Miami County Courthouse from 11:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a student and staff led guided prayer and celebration of songs. If you are attending and missing your lunch, sack lunches will be provided.

In the case of poor weather conditions, the event will be held in the Troy Christian High School gymnasium, 700 S. Dorset Road. For questions about this event, call the school office at (937) 524-3097.

Free stroke screenings offered in May

MIAMI COUNTY — During May, Premier Health hospitals will offer free stroke risk screenings, which will include total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), blood sugar, blood pressure, listening to the neck blood vessels, a stroke risk assessment and counseling with a stroke nurse for those found at risk.

Screenings will be offered in Miami County on Wednesday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SpringMeade Retirement Community, 4385 S. County 25-A, Tipp City; and on Thursday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Upper Valley Cardiology, 3006 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

No fasting is needed for these screenings. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call CareFinders at (866) 608-3463.

Each year 795,000 Americans will suffer a stroke. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked due to a clot or the rupture of a blood vessel. The result can be death or severe disability if treatment is not begun immediately. There are some common risk factors for stroke that can be measured and controlled. Risk of stroke is influenced by age, race, gender, family history and personal history. Risk factors for stroke that you can change, treat or control include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes, carotid or other artery disease, peripheral artery disease, atrial fibrillation and other heart diseases, sickle cell disease, poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity.

For stroke risk screening locations outside Miami County, and for further information, visit premierhealth.com/strokemonth.

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