scheduled for Thursday
A french toast and sausage breakfast is planned for 7:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Emerald Dining Room at Elmwood at The Shawhan, 54 S. Washington St.
A breakfast of french toast, maple sausage patties, fruit toppings, orange juice and coffee can be purchased for $8. Carry-out meals are to be available.
Proceeds are to benefit Alzheimer's Association. For more information, call (419) 447-6885.
When sirens 'burp,'
excuse them and move on
Seneca County EMA announced maintenance is to be performed on some outdoor warning sirens throughout the county for the next several weeks, which may cause the sirens to "burp."
Siren "burps" normally are brief and intermittent and do not last the entire three minutes of full siren activations.
Dan Stahl, director of Seneca County Emergency Management Agency, said siren burps are a result of maintenance work and should not be a cause for alarm.
Regularly scheduled monthly tests of the sirens occur at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of every month for sirens in the county and Fostoria, and noon the first Friday of the month for sirens in Tiffin.
The sirens are part of a community warning system.
This system has been developed to keep help the public informed of warnings and emergency situations. Other parts of the system include the emergency alert system heard on radio and TV, NOAA weather radio and other systems such as the Seneca Emergency Alert Radio System, a system to provide immediate alerts and information to each school in Seneca County including the city schools.
Community Hospice Care celebrates volunteers
National Volunteer Week is this week, and Community Hospice Care is honoring its volunteers who provide support, companionship and dignity to those facing serious and life-limiting illness.
"Hospice volunteers play an indispensable role in enabling Community Hospice Care to offer the best care possible for patients living with life-limiting illness, their families and caregivers. By sharing their time, energy, and expertise, our volunteers bring compassion and caring to the lives of those in need," said Rebecca Shank, RN, executive director.
In Tiffin, 145 volunteers provide more than 2,500 hours per year to help Community Hospice Care care for patients and families in the community. Hospice volunteers often serve patients and families at the bedside, but they also assist in the office, help raise awareness, contribute to educational programs and provide fundraising support.
Hospice stated its volunteers help the people they serve live every moment of life to the fullest and enable the organizations they work with to achieve their mission in the community. Most volunteers choose to give their time helping others because of their own experience with the compassionate care hospice provided to a dying loved one.
For those interested in learning more about hospice or volunteer opportunities, visit Community Hospice Care's website at www.communityhospicecare.
com or call (419) 447-4040.
State auditor to speak
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services plans to host a breakfast with State Auditor Dave Yost at 7:30 a.m. May 1 at Camden Falls, 2460 S. SR 231, Tiffin.
Yost is to discuss the responsibilities of the auditor of state, as well as shared services and open government. He also is to discuss the work the auditor's office is doing with performance audits to help local governments save money and operate more efficiently.
The cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members.
RSVP by calling (419) 447-4141 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar to instruct
about veterans' benefits
FINDLAY - Jim McAuliff, director of Seneca County Veterans Services, is to present part of a seminar for The Hancock County Chapter of Korean War Veterans Association.
The 7 p.m. meeting Thursday in the Senior Center, 339 Melrose, Findlay, is open to Seneca County and Hancock County veterans.
The topic of the program is "What VA benefits are available to veterans and their spouses?" Nichole Coleman, director of Hancock County Veterans Services, is to be the co-presenter with McAuliff.
Any veteran and spouses are invited to attend. For more information, call Weldin Neff at (419) 618-6450, or Jim McAuliff at (419) 447-3566.
Sexuality expert booked for prostate support group
FREMONT - Andrea Adams Miller, MS, CHES, is the guest speaker for the next Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting.
Miller is an authority on healthy relationships and healthy sexuality. She is a consultant, author and radio show host.
Her presentation, "Self-Esteem, Intimacy and Cancer," also serves as an educational module of The American Cancer Society's "I Can Cope" program.
The program includes information on erectile dysfunction and a question and answer period.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Chestnut Cafe at Fremont Memorial Hospital, 715 S. Taft Ave., Fremont.
Register for the free program by calling toll-free (888) 227-6446.