The Bellevue Hospital Foundation is
sponsoring a Uniform Sale on Thursday and
Friday, April 10-11, at The Bellevue Hospital
Conference Rooms A&B. Hours on Thursday will be
1-5 p.m., and hours on Friday will be 7 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
A dressing room will be available.
Brands will include Cherokee, Dickies, Runway by
Cherokee, Workwear, Baby Phat, Scrub HQ,
Tooniforms, Skechers, and
Littmann Stethoscopes. Categories include:
jackets, pants, footwear, and medical
Proceeds to benefit the newly formed Employee
Assistance Fund through TBH Foundation. For
additional information, contact June Washburn at
419.483.4040, Ext. 4408.
"Arthritis Support Group"
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) and the
Northeast Ohio Arthritis Foundation are teaming
together to offer an arthritis support group.
The Bellevue Area Arthritis Support Group will
meet on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the
Administration Conference Room at the hospital.
The group usually meets the second
Tuesday of each month and focuses on information
for those dealing with arthritis. The group is
free and open to the public. Education and
understanding are keys to recovery and
rehabilitation. Family members and significant
others are encouraged to attend.
For additional information, contact
Loretta Hoy at 419.483.3611.
REIKI CIRCLE CLASSES OFFERED AT TBH
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is
sponsoring Reiki Healing Touch Group Circle
classes, with the next meeting set for Tuesday,
April 8 from 6-8 p.m. in the hospital’s
Conference Rooms A&B. Topic for the program will
be “Disease Care vs Wellness Care.”
Patricia Zilles, Reiki
master practitioner and class coordinator, will
lead the discussion.
According Zilles, Reiki healing promotes overall
balance to help you feel better and function
better. This non-invasive practice is safe, and
supports any medical treatment or drugs
prescribed by your doctor.
“Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative
Medicine has become one of the leading
research-focused programs in the country, noted
Zilles. “The Center for Integrative Medicine
looks into the role of mind/body/spirit and
lifestyle changes and how they can affect
chronic disease. Their studies yield
evidence-based results that continue to
encourage medical schools, hospitals and
physicians to accept and incorporate these
methods. For example, research at Cleveland
Clinic has shown that integrative medicine,
including guided imagery, massage or Reiki, can
help patients reduce their anxiety before
surgery, to cope better with postoperative pain
and to maximize their recovery.”
Sessions are open to the public and
to nurses who are Reiki Practitioners, Life
Coaches, Energy Bodyworkers, Reflexologists,
Massage Therapists, and all other modalities and
Reiki Circles are scheduled monthly
every second Tuesday at TBH, usually from 6-8
p.m. Attendance is free. For additional
information on the Reiki classes, contact Zilles
Topic of the program will be “What
Works for You?” with guest speaker Denise
Bullion, RN, CDE.
The support group is free and open
to the public. Topics for future monthly
meetings are generated by ideas from those who
attend the programs. The group normally meets on
the second Wednesday of each month.
Information on all hospital programs
is available on the hospital’s website at
For further information call
419.483.4040 in Bellevue; 419.547.0074 in Clyde;
or 419.639.2065 in Fremont, Old Fort, Green
Springs and Republic. Dial or ask for Extension
HEALTH SCREENINGS OFFERED BY TBH
The Bellevue Hospital is
providing free glucose (blood sugar) and blood
pressure checks at six different Bellevue and
Clyde locations in April.
In Clyde, screenings are set for the
following locations and days: Miller SuperValu,
April 23, 9-11 a.m.; and Senior Center, April
24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
In Bellevue, screenings are set for
the following locations and days: Bassett’s
Market, April 8, 9-11 a.m.; Hogue’s IGA, April
15, 9-11 a.m.; Recreation Center, April 28, 8-10
a.m.; and Senior Center, April 29, Noon-1 p.m.
For additional information, visit
the hospital’s website at
www.bellevuehospital.com, or call 419.483.4040
(Bellevue); 419.547.0074 (Clyde); or
419.639.2065 (Fremont, Old Fort, Green Springs
and Republic). Dial or ask for Extension 6610.
"Take a Morning Health Break at The Bellevue
The Bellevue Hospital’s monthly
community service, Morning Health Break, will be
held on Monday, April 7. The event is scheduled
from 8:00-11:00 a.m. in Conference Rooms A&B at
the 1400 West Main Street facility in Bellevue.
The April 7 event will offer free
blood pressure checks; free glucose (blood
sugar) tests; a cholesterol test for $10; and an
A1C diabetes test for $10. Both the glucose and
cholesterol tests require 10 hours of fasting
for best results.
Morning Health Break is a program
that offers free or reduced health screenings,
educational literature, light breakfast and a
registered nurse to answer questions about
The goal of the program is to focus
on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and
learning how to be healthier. Health care
professionals are available to answer questions
and provide health screenings for community
members. This program is not meant to take the
place of seeing a doctor or getting a second
Information on community health
programs is available on the hospital’s website
For additional information, call
419.483.4040 (Bellevue); 419.547.0074 (Clyde);
or 419.639.2065 (Fremont, Old Fort, Green
Springs and Republic). Dial or ask for
The meeting of the
monthly support group designed for new mothers and
their babies will be held on Thursday, April 3 from
10:30-11:30 a.m. the East Conference Room at The
Bellevue Hospital (TBH).
The support group, sponsored by The
Family Birthing Center, is called M.O.M.S.,
Mothers Offering Mutual Support. The group is
free and open to all new mothers, and is
co-sponsored by The Breastfeeding Coalition of
Sandusky County and the Sandusky County WIC
M.O.M.S. offers useful information
and programs. Experienced mothers will also
share what they have learned with the newer
mothers of the group. Discussion will include
such topics as feeding/nursing issues, and
sleeping habits. Mothers are encouraged to bring
their babies, suggestions and questions. Please
bring quiet toys to keep your children occupied.
To register or for further
information call in Bellevue, 419-483-4040,
Clyde, 419-547-0074, or Fremont, Old Fort, Green
Springs and Republic, 419-639-2065. Dial or ask
for the Family Birthing Center at Extension
For a listing of all of the
hospital’s educational classes and health
screenings, visit the web site at
The Bellevue Hospital is offering an
upcoming Lamaze Prepared Childbirth course,
beginning on Wednesday, April 2, from 6-8:30
p.m. The class will be held in the
hospital's Conference Rooms A & B.
The five-week Lamaze Prepared Childbirth
Class is designed to prepare expectant
parents for a positive birth experience.
Participants will also learn the coping
skills and options available to form a
personalized birth plan.
The program will include topics of the
stages of labor, when to go to the hospital,
progressive relaxation, breathing
techniques, medications and their uses,
Cesarean delivery and labor rehearsal.
Other topics include nutrition, weight gain
and anatomy. The group will also take a
tour of the Family Birthing Center, learn
what to expect after delivery, and about
The last session of the program will address
issues for grandparents and assist them in
dealing with the changes that have occurred
since their children were born.
register or for further information, phone:
in Bellevue, 419.483.4040; Clyde,
419.547.0074; or Fremont, Old Fort, Green
Springs and Republic, 419.639.2065. Dial or
ask for Extension 3067.
FITNESS SESSIONS UNDERWAY
Fitness instructors Ashley Tyler and
Ashley Dendinger, Yoga instructor Karen Branco,
and The Bellevue Hospital are teaming together
to offer a variety of Fitness Classes at the
Bellevue Recreation Center Shelter House,
located at 110 Cherry Blvd. The Shelter House is
located directly behind Mil’Lympic Swimming
The new Spring class lineup is
underway from March 31 through May 9 and
SENIOR AEROBICS: Senior Friends for
Fitness Classes, suited for those ages 55 and
older, are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays from 9:00-9:45 a.m. These classes
feature a warm-up period, low impact aerobics,
stretching, and a cool-down period.
LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS: Held Tuesdays &
Thursdays from 9-9:45 a.m. Get all the benefits
of cardiovascular exercise without jumping. Also
uses stability ball, weights and mats.
STRENGTH & SCULPTING CLASS: Held
Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Uses weights,
bands and body weight exercises to target and
tone your muscles.
KICKBOXING: Held Tuesdays from
6:45-7:30 p.m. Uses punches and kicks to burn
fat and calories while reducing tension.
Optional use of punching bags for increased
MUSCLE MIX: Uses a variety of drills
designed to increase your heart rate and make
you sweat and burn calories. This class meets
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30-5:15 p.m.
YOGA: This class incorporates gentle
stretching, balancing, deep breathing and
relaxation for whole body health. Classes are
Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Participants for any of these
classes are encouraged to consult their family
physician before joining any exercise program.
Class fees are $5 per class, or six
weeks of yoga for $20 or six weeks of fitness
classes for $25.
For additional information on any of
the fitness classes held at the Bellevue
Community Center, contact Mandi King at
419.483.4040, Ext. 4625.