News and events around the region


The Community Health Care System will host a Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair on Wednesday at the Professional Office Building at St. Catherine’s Hospital, 4320 Fir St., East Chicago. Free health screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon and presentations will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Screenings include: A1C; arterial pressure; cholesterol; and foot assessments. A ten-hour fast is recommended for blood tests. Presentation topics include: diabetes; stroke; the Mediterranean diet; and exercise and movement. No registration is required for this free event. For more information, call 219-836-3477 or visit

Core Diagnostics will host the Back to School and Health Awareness Fair from 2-6 p.m. on August 21 at 3831 Hohman Ave., Hammond. The event will promote healthy eating by providing food options and a free adult health screening will be offered. In addition, there will be a backpack and school supplies while supplies last, refreshments, activities for children, music and gifts. Donations to the event are encouraged and sponsorships are available. For more information or to become a supplier, call 219-237-3831.

The Leadership Institute and Society of Innovators at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will host the 2022 Northwest Indiana Women’s Leadership and Innovation Summit on September 15 at the James B. Dworkin Student Service and Activities Complex on the PNW Westville campus, 1401 SUS 421. Doors open at 9 a.m. for networking with programming starting at 9:30 a.m. Brunch service will be at 10:30 a.m. The summit is suitable for mid-level managers, employees who have been identified as prospects for increased leadership responsibilities, professionals with an interest in personal development and executives seeking to become a more innovative leader. The Summit’s main presentation will be an interactive session with Late Nite Art, a collaborative learning experience involving art and live music that incorporates risk taking, conversations and collaborative problem solving. Individual tickets are $75, tables of 10 are $600, and a set of three tickets for small businesses is $195. Sponsorships are available. For more information and to register, visit or contact Jason Williams at [email protected]

Join representatives from Isabella Boutique for an educational presentation aimed at helping women navigate life after battling breast cancer. “Life After a Mastectomy: Breast Prosthesis and Lymphedema,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. August 19 in the Valparaiso Health Center Community Room at St. Mary’s Medical Center, 3800 St. Mary Drive, Valparaiso. The event will showcase different types of breast cancer prostheses, bras and compression sleeves for preventive treatment and treatment of lymphedema. Participants will learn what to expect during an adjustment, the importance of wearing a prosthesis, and why readjustments are suggested at different stages of life.

The free event is open to cancer patients and their caregivers. Mandatory masks and social distancing. Call 219-836-3349 to register. For more information about the Cancer Resource Center, visit


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