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BVHS Partners to construct new senior development

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will be working in conjunction with Pennrose Holdings, LLC, to construct EasternWoods Senior, a 50-unit residential development. The future site of the expansion will be located at 0 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

EasternWoods Senior will be a 51,000 square foot building, containing independent living, accessible housing units for seniors age 55 and older. The development will sit adjacent to the existing Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on the campus of Birchaven Village.

Blanchard Valley Health System Midwifery vs. traditional birth presentation in Bluffton

Hosted by Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Midwifery vs. Traditional Birth,” the first installment of the 2020 “Live and Learn” series.

This community presentation will focus on maternal health care and the similarities and differences between birthing options.

Two sessions on the topic will be held. The first is Thursday, Feb. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at the town hall third floor, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton, featuring Dr. Molly Senokozlieff and midwife Laura Selvidio, CNM.

The second is from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Ottawa Medical & Diagnostic Center, 1740 N. Perry St., Ottawa, and will feature Dr. George Abate and midwife Melissa (Missy) Moore, CNM, CNP.

Weekend doctor: Earwax is good for us

Qtip use not recommended

By Jessica L. Schulte, PA-C, MPH, MSBS
ENT and Allergy Specialists of NWO
Earwax: Gross right? While many of us do not like to see or hear about earwax (cerumen), it is actually healthy for us to have some earwax. Earwax is a natural process and serves as a lubricator and protector against debris, bacteria, fungi, water and foreign objects.

There are times when earwax gets impacted and this causes pain or hearing loss. Ear wax removal is indicated in cases of hearing loss or when the eardrum needs to be visualized.

Forever Memories’ Support Group to make ‘Memory Frames’

Bridge Bereavement Services, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host a “Forever Memories” support group on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hub at Birchaven Village, at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. 

Persons who have experienced the death of a loved one can find support in one another while creating a 12-inch by 12-inch memory frame to honor a deceased loved one’s life and relationship.

Weekend doctor: Winter aches and pains

By Thomas Kindl, MD
Blanchard Valley Pain Management
It’s that time of year when we dig out snow shovels out of storage and exchange our shorts for snowsuits. The frigid temperatures and snow-filled driveways can make this season one of the toughest on our backs and achy joints.

When shoveling those snowy driveways and sidewalks this winter, don’t forget to wear well-supported shoes with good traction to reduce the risk of a fall. Also, when lifting heavy snow, don’t forget to bend your knees and keep your back straight. If you must turn, pivot with your feet and do not twist your back.

Weekend doctor: Developing the habit of movement

How exercise conditions your mind and body

By Nancy Proctor
BVHS Service Excellence
I was finishing my workout recently when a very tenured member of the gym asked me, “Does this ever get easy? When will I finally look forward to my workouts? Do you love coming here every day?” His inquiries triggered the recall of one of my favorite quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson; “The years teach much that the days will never know.”