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"The most important gift you can give to nursing home residents and their caregivers is your time," said Dave McMahon, Director of Englewood Health and Rehab. "Frequent short visits are highly prized, especially during the holidays. It doesn't matter if you don't have much to talk about, even a few minutes of quietly holding hands or walking can bring much joy," Dave went on to say.

 

If you're trying to think up a gift for a friend or family in a nursing home, consider the following ideas...

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STAR Financial Bank has finished collecting teddy bears throughout its service area for the 4th Annual Bears for Badges campaign. Bank-wide, STAR collected over 3,900 bears and other stuffed toys, which are now being delivered to fire and police stations throughout communities in northeast Indiana. Police officers and firefighters will use them in emergency situations to help comfort and calm children who have fallen victim to fires, accidents, and other unfortunate situations.

Since the...

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Waynedale businessmen and local homeowners waved their American flag in condolence as they lined Lower Huntington Road during the funeral procession from the Waynedale Baptist Church. The procession continued west down Lower Huntington Road and turned north on Ardmore Avenue. It passed Elmhurst High School, where Jonathan Blair had graduated just a few short years ago. A throng of students surrounded a newly planted Colorado blue spruce in the lawn in front of the school. It had been decorated...

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(l-r) Mike Fry (stepfather), PFC Jason D. Ybarra, Lance Corporal Robert J. Ybarra (brother), and Judy K. Fry (mother).

PFC Jason D. Ybarra has graduated from Army Basic Training, Fort Jackson, S. C. on October 21, 2005. This 20-year old 2004 graduate from Wayne High School, was a student in the AFJROTC program under the instruction of Major Ed Bennett and SMSGT Bill Tester. They encouraged, motivated and influenced Jason to be a part of the military.

Jason joined the United States Army on August 11, 2005 and is currently attending AIT as Cargo Specialist in Fort Eustic, Virginia.

Jason's older brother, Robert...

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Beginning on Sunday, December 4th

Star of Bethlehem 2005 at the Schouweiler Planetarium - Join St. Francis under the Mid-Eastern sky of 3 B.C. and follow the star of the Wise Men. During the live portion of the show, planetarium staff will guide you to the wonders of this winter's Fort Wayne night sky. The Schouweiler Planetarium is located in Achatz Hall of Science, on the Leesburg Road side of the USF campus.

Admission: Adults $4.00, Senior Citizens and under 18 $3.00, $14.00 maximum per...

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8th Grade Team (front row):  Kathryn Driscoll, Kristin Isbel, Brittiany Hunter, Monica Aguirre (back row):  Coach Sam Eash, Coach Pam Smith, Miranda Jackson, Melissa Oberley, Emily Braun, Nichole Landon, McKenzie Wyss, Ashlea Koehl, and Coach Lisa Palmer  Not pictured: Coach Andrea Allphin

CONGRATULATIONS TO ST. THERESE 7th AND 8th GRADE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS

 

On Saturday, October 29, 2005 the St. Therese 7th grade volleyball team won the Red League CYO volleyball tournament by defeating St. John-Fort Wayne, 25-14, 25-19. They also defeated Queen of Angels in the semi-finals to advance to the championship game.

The St. Therese 8th grad volleyball team won their Blue League regular season by going undefeated and finished in 2nd place in the tournament. All of these young...

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Mayor Richard and Greenway Manager Dawn Ritchie closed the second summit meeting with information about the Greenway’s future on November 14, 2005.

Monday evening, November 14, 2005, at 6:30pm Mayor Graham Richard announced that the City of Fort Wayne will add another mile to the Towpath trail system which will eventually tie the City and New Haven with the Aboite area. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources recently awarded the City of Fort Wayne a $150,000 federal grant to assist with constructing a portion of the Towpath Trail.

The Greenway Summit was hosted by Dawn Richie, Greenway Manager, City of Fort Wayne. The room at The...

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The Convalescent Shop provides a full range of respiratory products and services. (Above) Jeff Siples of The Convalescent Shop is at the home of Roger West on Old Trail Road providing care and assistance. Standing behind Roger is his faithful caretaker and wife Arlene.

Any family member or loved one may be in need of daily medical care at some point in the future. It could even be you. Young or old are you aware of all your options? With November being National Home Health Care and Hospice month, it is the perfect time to let our Waynedale News readers know about some of the health care services provided right here in the Waynedale area.

One such business is The Convalescent Shop that began in 1987, with its first store in Decatur, Indiana. Jim Burk, a local...

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Critical Care Systems’ experienced team providing a full range of home infusion therapies and services to pediatric and adult patients. Standing l-r: Joan Bourbonnais-administrative assistant, Darren Goff-warehouse manager, Michelle Martin-nurse manager.  Seated l-r: Erin Gigli-general manager and Laura Runyan-pharmacy manager. (not available for photo) Lauri Meyers-pharmacy technician, Melissa Neumann-reimbursement manager and registered nurses-Lisa Allphin, Mary Haynes, Karla Hofherr, Evelyn Ladd, and Tracy Akers.

Critical Care Systems, a national medical company providing home infusion therapy, makes this header their motto—-Yes we can! These special care providers are there for children as well as adults and they are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"Whatever it takes," says Erin Gigli, general manager.

This Fort Wayne branch, located just off of Airport Expressway at 3700 VanGuard Drive, has an experienced team of registered nurses and pharmacists that manages all aspects of a patient's...

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