Holzer Hospice is proud to present An Advance Directive Education Session at the Pomeroy Public Library on Tuesday, March 14 from 1pm to 3pm. A Presentation on Advance Directives will occur from 1pm to 2pm followed with Drop-in Advance Directives Q & A from 2pm to 3pm.
This programming is for anyone who would like to know more about advance care planning for end-of-life for themselves or a loved one, anyone who has questions about advance directives, and/or anyone who would like assistance in completing advance directive paperwork.
Holzer is proud to offer this session to provide information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and health care providers, and execute written advance directives (health care power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Ohio state laws. Additional Resources are available at http://www.holzer.org/visitors-and-patients/social-services/.
For more information, please call (740) 441-3374 or (740) 441-3310.
The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild production of “Hot Dames, Hot Lead” will take the stage this month, with performances on March 17th & 18th and March 24th & 25th in the RTG Studio on Court Street.
Gangsters and gals and P.I’s abound in this creative radio drama! Directed by Linda Sigismondi, this production is sure to provide lots of laughs. Bring back the charm of the golden days of radio with this good old-fashioned cops and robbers drama set in a radio studio and performed by actors gathered around microphones. Catfish King, private eye, is chasing down a crook and maybe chasing Lola, the secretary, too. Corrupt politicians and mafia gunslingers give him a run for his money as he tries to crack the case. Featuring live sound effects and musical commercials, this is sure to be a unique night of theatre.
All actors in the show are volunteers from throughout the area, and play multiple roles, as such radio productions were presented in the heyday of radio. The production team includes: Ron Siders, of Point Pleasant; Laura Miller, of Bidwell; Brianna Taylor, of Waterloo; and Linda Sigismondi, Tim Hall, Jenny Myers and Suzanne Frazee, all of Gallipolis.
“Hot Dames, Hot Lead” will perform at the RTG Studio, 59 Court Street, Gallipolis. Limited seating is available and advance reservations are suggested call 740-446-3834 to reserve. Tickets are $10 ($8 for FAC members, when purchased in advance at the FAC.) Performances will be Friday and Saturday, March 17, 18, 24, and 25 all shows at 7:30 p.m.
Holzer Center for Cancer Care is sponsoring a Cancer Survivor Support Group meeting on Thursday, March 9 at Noon in the Hospital’s French 500 Room. This month’s feature topic will be “My Aching Back”, with discussion lead by Dr. John Ellison (pictured), Family Practice/Occupational Medicine, Holzer Health System.
The Cancer Support Group is designed to help individuals, who either have cancer or are cancer survivors, and their loved ones understand cancer, manage treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. The group will continue to meet monthly and will have guest speakers to discuss topics of interest for those in attendance.
For more information, or to RSVP, call (740) 446-5351.
In recognition of National Nutrition Month in March, Holzer Nutrition Services is hosting a “Talk and Taste” event at the Holzer Therapy & Wellness Center in downtown Gallipolis on Tuesday, March 21 from 5pm to 8pm. The event focus will be on "My Plate". We are planning to have different stations set up for each part of the plate, and have individuals people walk through and taste the samples available. To register for the event, please call (740) 446-5901.
Through National Nutrition Month®, created in 1973, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Holzer promote healthful eating by providing practical nutrition guidance and focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound physical activity habits. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”. Each March, the Academy encourages everyone to focus on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. Whether you're planning meals to prepare at home or making selections when dining out, always "Put Your Best Fork Forward" to help find your healthy eating style.
"How much we eat is as important as what we eat, which is why this year's National Nutrition Month theme inspires us to start with small changes in our eating habits," says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson Kristi King.
The Academy strives to communicate healthful eating messages that emphasize balancing food and beverages within an individual's energy needs, rather than focusing on any one specific food or meal. To this end, it is the Academy's position that improving overall wellbeing requires a lifelong commitment to healthful lifestyle behaviors, emphasizing lasting and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity.
"It's important to balance individualized eating plans that include a variety of your favorite, nutritious foods with physical activity most days of the week," King says. "Registered dietitian nutritionists bring the knowledge and experience to help people find balance and create sustainable solutions that will keep them healthy throughout their entire lives."
Initiated in 1973 as National Nutrition Week, the public education campaign became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing interest in nutrition.
To commemorate the dedication of registered dietitian nutritionists as the leading advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world, the second Wednesday of March is celebrated as "Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day." This year's Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day will be celebrated March 8.
Holzer offers Register Dietitians at our locations in Athens, Gallipolis, Jackson, and Meigs Counties. Dietitians are able schedule appointments upon physician referral to discuss weight management, diabetes, and more. For more information or to speak with a registered dietitian at Holzer, call 1-855-4-HOLZER.
Holzer Wound Care Center physicians, leaders, and clinicians are proud to announce that the Center has received the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor.