Friday, April 30, 2004

On the fridge: What's going on around the home

Family Health

Worth a shot: This is the last day of National Infant Immunization Week (observed nationally April 25-May 1), but there's still time to take your children to one of the Hamilton County General Health District's 13 immunization clinics to have their shots updated and to get a free child identification card. The card includes the child's fingerprints, personal information and a place for a photo.

For details on immunizations and hours of operation, contact the Health District's Nursing Division at 946-7882 or visit Web site.

Sweet and Sour

Drink up: The folks who make Hi-C fruit drinks have some new flavors, and they're sure to make your kids pucker up - they hope. The company is searching for America's Sourest Pucker Face, and they'll award three finalists a trip to New York to show off their eye-popping, face-contorting, tongue-dancing moves. The winner will win a portable DVD player, digital camcorder, digital still camera and a portable CD player, plus the chance to appear in an advertisement for Hi-C.

Look for the Hi-C Sour Blast fruit drinks at your grocery store, where entry forms can be found.

Thanks, Mom

Send love: According to the Alzheimer's Association, nearly nine out of 10 Alzheimer's caregivers are responsible for the care of a relative, and 31 percent of them are tending to the needs of their own mothers with Alzheimer's.

To express support and appreciation for these caregivers - many of whom are mothers themselves - the folks at American Greetings are offering a series of free online greeting cards that allow you to send a message of love and support to caregivers. The cards feature artwork created by people with Alzheimer's disease, paired with messages of inspiration and encouragement. They're available now at www.American (click on Show You Care under Featured eCards) and on Web site

For details about the Alzheimer's Association, visit Web site.

Singles fun

Dance into summer: The Cincinnati FunRaisers, a group of professional singles who get together for fun and to raise money for pediatric research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, are planning a gala May 13, and you're invited.

A Summer's Eve social will take place from 6-10 p.m. at Jim & Jack's Riverside Sports Bar, 3456 River Road, Riverside. You'll get music, hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary drink for $10 ($8 for members; join for $25 by calling 636-8900). No reservations necessary - just show up and enjoy the fun, or call the organization for more details.

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On the fridge: What's going on around the home