Owings to speak To Mended Hearts

Judy Owings, director of the Prime Time Office on Aging, will be the guest speaker when the Mended Hearts Chapter 087 meets at 1 p.m. on April 10 in the library of the Prime Time Center, 30 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.

Members are invited to have lunch there beforehand. The cost is $2, and reservations are required by calling the center at (740) 314-5197. The menu will be baked pork chops, parsley potatoes, peaches and graham crackers. Members making reservations should identify themselves as being with the Mended Hearts for seating purposes.

At the March meeting, Annette Fleming and Leslie Shultz gave a presentation on the community case management programs available by physician reference to residents of Jefferson County. The programs offer a wide range of service from Means on Wheels to home care assistance and chronic illness case management. Many of the services discussed are free.

Carl Voigt was the 50-50 winner.

Officers were nominated and elected with the current officers remaining. They include: Jim Thompson, president; Larry Bauer, vice president; Mary Beth Bauer, secretary; and Paul Steinman, treasurer.

Betty Thompson reported who won the Heartland drawing and noted there were 62 hospital visits in February.

Jim Thompson announced that cardiac rehab at Trinity now includes educational sessions.

Mended Hearts is continuing to give heart pillows to patients. Fiber fill has been purchased and given to the pillow committee.