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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Elkhart resident Terry Trost smiles Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as she talks about her recovery from the fungal meningitis outbreak that caused her long illness. Trost still has issues with fatigue, but is improving and is now able to complete housework and even participate in water aerobics class.

Terry Trost has been battling fungal meningitis for the past year and half.

Angelle Barbazon
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:57 p.m.

Beacon Health System is partnering with the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization and Indiana Lions Eye Bank to facilitate organ, eye and tissue donation. Activities at Memorial Hospital take place Wednesday; activities at Elkhart General Hospital take place through April 27.

Laura Schlabach
Posted at 11:12 p.m.

The luncheon honors individuals who give significant time and talents to support older adults and the disabled. It is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 at Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend.

Laura Schlabach
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:56 p.m.

Michiana Gerontology Institute will present a free Senior Fair in South Bend in May. Find out what kind of free services you can get here.

 Elkhart General Hospital Center for Pain Management will present a free seminar on neck and back pain at 6 p.m. Thursday in the prenatal classroom near the EGH West Wing, 600 East Blvd.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.

Elkhart General Hospital Center for Pain Management will present the free seminar set for 6 p.m. Thursday. Registration is required.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.

Shredding Day will be noon to 2 p.m. April 29 at Front Street Crossing, 227 S. Front St.

 Experts around Elkhart County say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem.
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:21 p.m.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held April 26. There are several locations around the area that will accept unwanted medications.

 Families gather at the RiverWalk in Elkhart on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at ADEC’s annual Light the Way for Autism Awareness. This year's event will be on April 26, 2014, at ADEC's space in downtown Elkhart at 319 S. Main St.
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

Learn about ADEC’s Light the Way for Autism Awareness event coming up April 26.

 Therapy dog Tanner demonstrates obedience by not eating treats placed on his paws. South Bend Memorial Hospital is looking for new therapy dogs to be Pet Therapy Ambassadors.
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

The hospital is looking for volunteer therapy dogs. Find out how you and your canine friend can get involved.

 Bob and Carolyn Zook pose for a photograph Tuesday April 15, 2014, in front of the foundation of the elder care home they are building in a west Goshen neighborhood.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:20 p.m.

Senior co-housing is one way to address the aging Baby Boomer generation. A Goshen couple is creating the house that will be the first of its kind in Elkhart County.

 Beacon Health System CEO Philip Newbold talks with an Elkhart Truth reporter June 8, 2012, at Granger Community Church. Newbold was talking with newspaper and television reporters after the announcement of the new name of the parent company for Elkhart General and South Bend Memorial hospitals.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

The proposal, which faced review by the feds, had generated concern from the head of the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

 The Center for Hospice Care is seeking volunteers.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.

The center is in need of volunteers to provide support to patients and families in two facilities.

 Martin's Super Markets and Beacon Health Systems are partnering to launch their
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:44 a.m.

Maria Haisley is health and wellness adviser of the "Eat Smart. Be Well" healthy communities initiative recently launched by Martin's Super Markets in partnership with Beacon Health System.

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