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Bridge Bereavement Services to host Forever Memories for Families Group

Bridge Bereavement Services will be offering a Forever Memories for Families Group focused on loss, grief and healing through the creation of a memory frame. The group will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in The Hub at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

The group is open to any child, adult or family who has recently experienced the death of a loved one. Participants are welcome to come commemorate their loved one’s life, love and memories shared within the frame. The loved one did not need to be a patient of Bridge Home Health & Hospice.

Beyond MedSpa offers two Valentine's Day packages

Available at Bluffton Hospital

Blanchard Valley Health System offers two Valentine's Day packages available at its Beyond MedSpa locations at both Bluffton Hospital and Blanchard Valley Hospital.

• Package One - Includes Beyond facial, brow shaping or dermaplaning, 30-minute Swedish massage and complilmentary aromatherapy for $99.
• Package Two - Includes 60-minute hot chocolate stone massage, Beyond mini facial for $120.

To schedule or purchase a package call 419-429-7600. The Bluffton Hospital Beyond MedSpa is located in the former Garau Street main entrance lobby, 139 Garau St.

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First LINX reflux device implant in northwest Ohio completed

By Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio, division of BVHS

Jessica Reynolds, MD, of Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, completed the first LINX Reflux Device implant in Northwest Ohio at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

“This new advancement revolutionizes the surgical treatment of reflux disease,” shared Kelly Shroll, president of Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. “We are glad we can provide this minimally invasive option to our patients and believe this procedure will improve the overall quality of life for our patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).”

Bridge Bereavement Services hosting Living Through Loss “Will it be a Blue Christmas"

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation that focuses on how individuals can prepare for the holidays while allowing themselves to grieve in a healthy manner on Monday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay.

The presentation is free, open to the public and registration is not required.

Attendees will be provided with the tools and assistance necessary to create a luminary to light in honor and remembrance of their loved one, if they choose to do so.

Niki Sidle MSW, LISW-S of Bridge Bereavement Services will be guiding the presentation and conversation.

Birchaven Village Bazaar Days Dec. 8-22

Birchaven Village will be holding its annual Bazaar Days craft and bake sale Friday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Birchaven Gift Shop, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

The event will feature a variety of items handmade by residents, staff, volunteers and families. Items for sale include:

*  Homemade candy including fudge, buckeyes, turtles, peppermint bark and chocolate-covered pretzels

*  Hand-crocheted doilies

*  One-of-a-kind tree ornaments

*  Great teachers’ gifts

*  Jar mixes and hard tack candy

Bridge Hospice tree lighting Dec. 5 and Dec. 11

Bridge Hospice will host their annual Light Up a Life tree-lighting ceremonies on the following dates this December: 

• The Findlay ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Birchaven Village in The Chapel, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. 

• The Bowling Green ceremony will take place on Monday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Corner in the Georgian Room, 1069 Klotz Road, Bowling Green. Light Up a  Life is an event that honors loved ones and family members, both living and deceased, during the holiday season. The public is invited to attend. 

For more information, contact Bridge Hospice at 419.423.5351.