June 25, 2016


Community briefs

Step Up to Health
The New Year usually brings at least one resolution — to eat healthier, to be more physically active, to reduce stress or to spend more time with family.

At 9 a.m. on Jan. 3, learn how to “Step Up To Health” in 2008. Come to the Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina, to hear about this initiative and talk with partner agencies about their fitness classes, nutrition classes and services to help you become healthier in 2008.
“Step Up To Health” is brought to you by many agencies in Medina County: Alternative Paths, Brunswick Recreation Center, Family First Council, Job and Family Services, Lodi Community Hospital, Medina Community Recreation Center, Medina County Department of Planning Services, Medina County Economic Development Corp., Medina County Park District, Medina County Health Department, Medina General Hospital, Wadsworth Recreation Department, YMCA of Medina County and YWCA of Medina County.

Whether you walk, swim, bike, garden, dance, skate, or spin, we encourage you to get moving and “Step Up to Health.”
For additional information on the “Step Up To Health” campaign, contact Kristen Hildreth, director of health promotion with the Medina County Health Department, at 330-723-9688, 888-723-9688, or visit www.medinahealth.org/promo/stepuptohealth.htm.

Tutor training
Project: LEARN has helped hundreds of adults all throughout Medina County improve their reading, writing, math, and daily living skills since 1983.

For many adults wanting to pass the G.E.D. or improve their skills for better jobs, taking a class is intimidating. Project: LEARN offers adults an alternative. Students meet with a volunteer tutor for one-on-one tutoring that concentrates on the skills the student needs at a pace that moves at the student’s rate of progress. Most tutors want to make a difference in someone else’s life, but soon learn that the experience has changed their own lives forever.

It’s easy to become a tutor. Call 330-723-1314 to sign up for training. Complete both the orientation and training offered in January. Orientation will be held either from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Jan. 12 and 19. The orientation and training workshops are free and will be held at Project: LEARN, 222 S. Broadway, Medina. in the Grace Drake Center for the Arts.
To register, call 330-723-1314 or 800-LEARN-36, before Jan. 7.

Salute to Ron Rhodes
An open house will be held to honor Ron Rhodes and his 20 years as Hinckley Township trustee from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Hinckley Township Hall. All township residents and other interested people are invited.