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Updated: April 6, 2014 6:15AM



Health insurance
enrollment fair

The City of Gary will host an Affordable Health Care Enrollment Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 in the Indiana Room of the Genesis Convention Center at 5th and Broadway. Partnering organizations include the Methodist Hospitals, Community HealthNet, Cover Kids and Families Indiana, Gary Health Department and the Lake County Minority Health Coalition.

For more information, call 81-1314.

Autism workshop

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome will host the conference “A Plan for Today: Success for Tomorrow” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Crown Point Library 122 N. Main St.

The workshop is designed for parents, grandparents and caregivers of newly diagnosed individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Call 662-1311 to RSVP or email curley.maap@gmail.com.

Clinic to open

Regional Mental Health Center will open Regional Health Clinic on March 10. The clinic is located at 559 State St. near downtown Hammond.

Fees are based on a sliding fee schedule. “This facility will provide general and preventive healthcare for all ages including those receiving public housing, mental health services and people who are homeless,” said Sherry Oman, Regional Health Clinic executive director. “All people are welcome to access the affordable, quality-oriented healthcare services.”

A federal grant made the expansion possible, she said.

Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Visit www.RegionalMentalHealth.org for more information.

Community offers diabetes class

Community Healthcare System will offer “Taking Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes” from 6 to 8 p.m. March 11 at Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster.

Attendees will learn steps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes with guidance from a registered dietitian and registered nurse.

Cost for this program is $35. Registration is required by calling 836-3477 or (866) 836-3477. For information on other programs offered by Community Healthcare System visit www.comhs.org.

Hospital volunteers sought

The Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Guild of Volunteers seeks to boost its ranks to help better serve the hospital and its patients.

The volunteer program gives community members an outlet to join the hospital’s mission and commitment to patient care, said Shirley Sjoberg manager of Volunteer Services. 

“Whether you’d like to spend a few hours per month, or several hours per week, being a volunteer can be an enjoyable, rewarding commitment,” she said.

For more information, call Sjoberg at 877-1421.



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