At Mercer Health, we strive to provide you with valuable resources to make your health a priority. Many opportunities, including free and discounted wellness screenings, health education, support groups and community events are offered monthly. Please contact Community Outreach at 419-678-5216 or email myhealth@mercer-health.com for more information.

Healthy Waves Challenge 2022

Mercer Health and Community Sports and Therapy Center are partnering to offer a Healthy Waves Challenge to motivate and encourage the community to be more physically active this summer. The challenge requires participants to complete 1,020 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity from June 1 through July 12, 2022.

For additional details, please see the official entry form: Here

Babysitting Classes 2022

Babysitting classes will be offered for 2022 in a blended format.   This means that a portion of the class will be completed online and another portion of the class will be completed in person.  The online portion will take around 2 hours to complete.  The online does not have to be completed all at one time.  You will be able to get into the program and complete it on your own schedule.  This must be completed prior to the date you arrive for the in-person class.

The in-person class will last approximately 2 hours.  During this time we will review content from the online portion, practice hands on skills, practice CPR on manikins, and hear from one of our county’s 9-1-1 operators.

Students will still register online with name, phone number, and email.  Within 72 hours of registering, you will receive an email from Health and Safety Institute containing the link for the online portion.

Cost of the course will be $20 and can be paid the day of the class with cash or a check made to Mercer Health.

Class size is limited to 20 kids per class.  If you are registering more than one child, please enter registration information separately for each child. 

Classes will be held at Coldwater Schools.   

Enter the school at the High School Entrance (door #1)

 

Class dates:

More classes will be announced soon. All of the dates listed are past.

 

Please limit each class listed to 20 students.

If you have any questions in regards to the class, please call 419-678-5119

Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness

Mercer Health's Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness offers surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs, support groups, education series and more to help you on your wellness journey. 

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group 

These sessions will now be held VIRTUALLY. Call 419-678-8446 or email myhealth@mercer-health.com for registration.

  • January 3 - Vitamin Needs
  • February 7 - Measuring Success/Non-Scale Victories
  • March 7 - Emotional Eating/Triggers
  • April 4 - Meal Planning
  • May 2 - Relationships after Bariatric Surgery/Stress Management Techniques
  • June 6 - Protein
  • July 11 - Core Exercises with Proper Breathing with Jennifer Bills, NASM: CPT, CeS
  • August 1 - Hydration
  • September 12 - Dressing for Body Type
  • October 3 - Mindful Eating
  • November 7 - Group Panel: Success During the Holidays
  • December 5 - Beverage Breakdown & Alcohol Facts 

IBT Class Sessions 

All IBT sessions will be held on an individual basis. Individuals can begin this program at anytime. Contact the Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness for more information.

Diabetes Monthly Update (Each session begins at 3:00 p.m.)

These sessions are offered in-person on the second Monday of the month. Call 419-678-8446 or email myhealth@mercer-health.com to register. 

  • January 10 - Getting Back on Track
  • February 14 - Debunking Diabetes Myths
  • March 14 - Nutrition Topic
  • April 11 - Update: Medications & Blood Sugar Machines
  • May 9 - Complication Prevention
  • August 8 - Diabetes & Immunizations
  • September 12 - Indoor Activities
  • October 10 - Healthy Coping
  • November 14 - National Diabetes Month 

Childbirth Center Classes

Childbirth Education Classes

Our childbirth education classes are designed to prepare expectant parents for labor, delivery, and care of the new mom and baby following delivery. Our goal is to eliminate the fear of the unknown. We provide information on the stages of labor, pain management, relaxation, hospital interventions, after delivery care, and newborn care. In fact, a great deal of our last class is dedicated to the care of the baby. Childbirth classes are free to mothers who will be delivering here and are offered from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Online registration is required.

  • October 6, 13 & 20, 2022
  • December 1, 8 & 15, 2022
  • February 2, 9, & 16, 2023
  • April 6, 13, & 20, 2023
  • June 1, 8, & 15, 2023
  • August 3, 10, & 17, 2023
  • October 5, 12, & 19, 2023

Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding class provides a basic understanding of breastfeeding. Parents are given information on how to get breastfeeding off to the best start. Class is taught by our board certified lactation consultant who is available after class to discuss any questions more in depth. This class is recommended for first time breastfeeding mothers and mothers who did not meet their breastfeeding goals in the past. Support people (fathers, grandmothers, sisters) are encouraged to attend class with the mother to be. Breastfeeding classes are free to mothers who will be delivering here and are offered from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Online registration is required.

  • September 1, 2022
  • November 3, 2022
  • January 5, 2023
  • March 2, 2023
  • May 4, 2023
  • July 6, 2023
  • September 7, 2023
  • November 2, 2023

Community Resources

The 2022 Mercer County Resource Handbook provides information about all of the community resources available, including health and wellness services, community agencies, education services, family support, community groups and more. The resource handbook is maintained and distributed by Our Home Family Resource Center.

Mercer Health, in conjunction with the Mercer County Health District and many other community partners, supports the Community Health Improvement Plan for Mercer County. The 2022 Mercer County Community Health Report containing the results of our previous Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and the new CHIP is now available. 

Good nutrition and healthy eating are key pieces to keeping your body in tip-top shape and are essential to a strong immune system. A well-rounded diet, including fiber and healthy fats, fruits and vegetables, and nutrient-dense foods are all things to keep in mind when building your meals, but one of the most important tools to help you be successful in healthy eating is Meal Planning. Mercer Health’s Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness is offering FREE weekly meal plans and grocery shopping lists to help assist you in building healthy and nutritious meals.