HEALTH BRIEFS: Barber shops to host initiative

2013-04-09T00:00:00Z 2013-04-09T00:38:08Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Barber shops to host initiativeTimes Staff
April 09, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, in conjunction with local commissions and community partners, will provide health screenings and education at more than 50 barber shops across the state from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This is the third annual initiative.

The following local barber shops are participating: No Limits Cutts & Creations, 3035 W. 15th St., Gary; Images Barber/Beauty Shop, 5833 W. Fifth Ave., Gary; Lil Lou's Barber College, 2448 Broadway, Gary; Marley's Barbershop, 1223 Broadway, Gary; and Billco's Barbershop, 2448 Broadway, Gary; Merrillville Barber and Beauty College, 48 W. 67th Place; Next Level Barber Shop, 6412 Calumet Ave., Hammond; and Marvelous Cuts, 2703 Franklin St., Michigan City.

3-part caregiver series offered

HIGHLAND | The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host a free three-part series, Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle-Stage, with part one Wednesday, part two April 17 and part three April 24.

The programs will last from noon to 2 p.m. at the Highland branch of the Lake County Public Library, 2841 Jewett Ave.

Registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900. The program will discuss the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Immunization focus of session

LAPORTE | People who administer immunizations or those interested in learning more about diseases that can be prevented with vaccines are invited to an educational session about immunization practices.

Immunizations from A–Z will take place from 8 a.m. to noon April 20 in the lower-level auditorium at Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital, 1007 Lincolnway.

The session will be conducted by Tracy Chiles, of the Indiana State Department of Health. The training is recommended for NPs, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, MDs, MAs, PAs and faculty and students in the medical field. Cost is $10.

The registration deadline is April 16. For more information or to register, contact Lisa Huber at (219) 326-2336 or

Senior Promise meeting set

DYER | The public is invited to attend the April 11 meeting of the Franciscan Senior Promise group.

Safety in the home will be the program topic, which will be addressed by representatives from the Home Health Care Department at Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer.

The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at the hospital, 24 Joliet St. (U.S. 30). Attendees should check for the meeting room location at the information desk in the hospital’s front lobby. For more information or to become a member, call (800) 931-3322.

Enrollment fair scheduled

GARY | Gary Councilwoman Mary Brown is partnering with Community HealthNet and Covering Kids and Families for the Spring Into Health community health and enrollment fair.

The fair is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Tolleston Park Pavilion, 1709 Ellsworth Place.

Community HealthNet is the lead agency for the NWI Region of Covering Kids and Families, a health coverage insurance program.

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