Community Resources

Diabetes Dayton: Cooking Classes “Delicious Meets Nutritious” with Chef Erin

Diabetes Dayton, 2555 S. Dixie Dr., Ste 110, 45409, is now offering cooking classes geared towards anyone wanting to lead a health conscious, whole foods lifestyle. Classes do require pre-registration to plan for attendees. Call (937) 220-6611 (937) 220-6611 or sign up on their website under the Programs & Services tab.

Included in the cost ($35 per class):

  • Packet of complete, nutritionally broken-down recipes
  • Health discussion with question and answer time
  • Q&A/substitution idea discussion
  • Cooking demonstrations with participation opportunities
  • A full belly!

Class Topics/Dates (dates and times subject to change):

  • Keto - June 9, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Veggie - August 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Grain Free - Sept 22, 11 - 2 p.m.
  • Soups & Salads - Oct 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Holiday Favorites - Nov 17, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Entertaining - Dec 8, 1 – 3 p.m.

Chef Erin is a formally trained culinary chef, as well as a Registered Dietetic Technician and a Certified Lifestyle Coach. Her classes focus on delicious, real foods that nourish the body and promote wellness.

Catholic Social Services Summer 2018 Events

Check out these events through Catholic Social Services this summer:

  • Budget Buck Boutique – Fridays, July 6 and Aug. 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Eat Smart. Be Active. Learn How. – All Wednesdays in June and July (except July 4th) and Aug. 1, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Quarterly Couponing Club –July 19 and Oct. 18 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • HEAP/PIPP Energy Assistance Program Info Session – Thursday, Aug. 23, 1 – 2 p.m.

All events are FREE and will be held at Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, 922 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45402. For more information or to register contact Mary Reid at (937) 223-7217 (937) 223-7217, ext. 1140.

Register for CADCA’s Youth Leadership Training

July 26 – 27, 2018, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third St., Dayton, 45402, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) will be offering this leadership training opportunity for youth ages 12 – 18 and adult advisors. This training teaches the steps necessary to create these population-level changes, by empowering youth as leaders and their adult advisors to impact change using a proven model of prevention.

Offered at no cost, attendees are immersed in an engaging and interactive peer-to-peer training, learning effective problem-solving skills, leadership characteristics, challenging their public speaking, and working together as a team to make a difference!

To register for this event call (937) 463-2665(937) 463-2665.

Premier Community Health Screenings, Wellness Education & Tobacco Cessation Classes


Premier Community Health is sponsoring screenings on June 16, 2018, 9:00 am – 4 pm at Lewisburg Community Center, 261 East Clay St., Lewisburg, OH 45338. Registration is required for all screenings.

Mobile Health Screenings include: BP, A1c, Glucose, Total Cholesterol, and HDL. Registration is required, call CareFinders at (866) 608-3463(866) 608-3463.

Mobile Mammograms - No doctor’s orders are needed for women aged 40+. The same quality, and technology available at our breast center is provided. Images reviewed by board-certified radiologists from AMC. The cost is billed to your insurance. To schedule a Mammogram, please call (855) 887-7364(855) 887-7364.

Wellness Education:

These educational opportunities are also being sponsored by Reach Out Montgomery County. All sessions will take place at Jefferson Township Fire Station #59, 7828 Dayton Liberty Rd., Dayton, OH 45417.

  • Brain Health – Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tobacco Cessation Classes:

Check out these opportunities for tobacco cessation classes.

  • June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 (Tuesdays), from 6 – 7 p.m. – Miami Valley Hospital, One Wyoming Street, Dayton, OH 45409, Weber Building, Conf. Rm. 1813
  • July 2, 9, 16 (Mondays) from 3 – 4 p.m., Miami Valley Hospital South, 2300 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville, OH 45459, Cancer Center Conf. Room A
  • July 10, 17, 24 (Tuesdays) from 6 – 7 p.m., Atrium Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Middletown, OH 45005, AMC Classroom 5A-PB
  • July 13, 20, 27 (Fridays) from 4 – 5 p.m., Dayton Metro Library, Main B., 215 E. Third St., Dayton, OH, 45402, Conference Room 1B

Registration is required for Tobacco Cessation classes. Call CareFinders at (866) 608-3463(866) 608-3463.

Premier Health Installing Unused Medication Receptacles at Premier Health Hospitals

Combating opioid addiction is one way in which Premier Health is fulfilling its mission to improve the health of the communities we serve. As part of this effort, we are pleased to announce the installation of receptacles across our health system in which employees and members of the public can dispose of unused medications.

More than 70 percent of people using opioids for nonmedical reasons get them from family and friends, according to the American Medical Association.

The diversion of these medications for inappropriate purposes underscores the importance of their safe handling and disposal. As part of its ongoing effort to combat opioid addiction, Premier Health is now making it more convenient for employees and residents to safely dispose of unused medications at any time at several Premier Health sites.

The receptacles are available around-the-clock at the following locations:

  • Atrium Medical Center: front lobby beside gift shop
  • Miami Valley Hospital: beside the Apple Street elevators (first floor)
  • Miami Valley North Health Center: lobby beside retail pharmacy
  • Miami Valley Hospital South: bed tower lobby outside maternity center entrance
  • Upper Valley Medical Center: at the foot of the main staircase in the hospital lobby

We recommend that you place your unused medication in plastic baggies instead of bottles. It is not appropriate to use the receptacles to dispose of needles, syringes, aerosolized cans, inhalers, thermometers, lotions or liquids. Unused medications will be incinerated and will not be taken to a landfill.

Our gratitude goes out to PNC Foundation, who provided the grant that funded the receptacles through Premier Health’s foundations. Learn more about efforts to address the epidemic of addiction in our community at, a website operated by Premier Health.