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Humor in the workplace

What we think determines how we feel

By Nancy Proctor, BSN, MAE
Patient Experience Manager & Educator
Blanchard Valley Health System

Every business knows how integral a core set of values is to driving behavior that results in exceptional product and service quality.

However, most haven’t really considered how a value of humor in the workplace facilitates success. When you can laugh and have fun at work it carves the path to mutual purpose and mutual respect. Humor also facilitates the physiology that supports optimal health, keeping your workforce present and accounted for.

Cosmetic & Facial Plastics

“Live and Learn” lunch presentation

Dr. Vincent McGinniss, an experienced cosmetic and facial plastics surgeon at the Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will be hosting a “Live and Learn” lunch presentation on Thursday, June 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The topic is “Cosmetic & Facial Plastics” and attendees will learn about the options and benefits of aesthetic procedures. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Bridge Home Health & Hospice offers volunteer training courses

Bridge Home Health & Hospice, a nonprofit organization providing home health care and hospice services, will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning on Thursday, June 14.

The training will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, and will take place for six consecutive Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice, understanding the needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving and understanding grief and loss.

29th annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic June 11

The 29th Annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic will take place on Monday, June 11, at the Findlay Country Club. Michael Reid, Pat McGowan and Findlay native, Julie Cole, will be the guest professionals.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed by a professionals' clinic on the range at 9 a.m. The golf tournament will begin at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony to follow. Spectators may purchase an all-day pass for $10 to watch the tournament and have lunch.

Independence House hosting classic car show

Independence House will host their annual classic car show Friday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Independence House parking lot, 1000 Independence Road, Fostoria.

Classic cars will be displayed and the event will include food and refreshments. The show is free and open to the public. In the case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for June 15.

Those wishing to bring their classic cars for display should call 419.435.8505 to register or register the day of the event.

Opened in 1991, Independence House offers independent living, skilled nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation services. 

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