Area briefs

Caldwell House receives landscaping donation

TROY — Caldwell House in Troy has recently finished a project that will improve the look of the facility. Beginning in November, Cooper Landscaping donated its services and took on the project of completely overhauling the landscaping and lighting of the building.

Boulders, shrubs, flowers, trees, and more than 35 lights were added to the exterior of the assisted living community. Paver blocks were added throughout the front of the building to give it a modern touch.

Caldwell House has been an assisted living community in the Troy area since 1997.

Health Partners sets holiday hours

TROY — In preparation for the holiday season, the hours of operation at Health Partners Free Clinic have been announced.

Executive director Justin Coby reports the clinic will be open on Christmas Eve from 8:30 a.m. to noon and closed on Christmas Day. It will reopen for their normal hours on Dec. 28.

On New Year’s Eve, the clinic will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A walk-in clinic will be conducted from 1-3 p.m. Coby reminds visitors the clinic will be regularly closed that day from noon to 1 p.m. The facility will be closed on New Year’s Day and reopen Jan. 4.

Coby also urges patients to closely monitor their prescription medication refills during this time. Area pharmacies will most likely alter their holiday schedules, he said, and being proactively aware of the amount they have on hand could alleviate someone running out at a critical time.

The clinic continues to use the CareMessage telephone patient notification system. The automated communication serves as a reminder for upcoming appointments, prescription refills and test results.

For additional information, contact the clinic at (937) 332-0894.

Winter sessions to begin

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will be taking registrations for winter session classes beginning Dec. 14 for members and Dec. 17 for nonmembers.

Classes will begin Monday, Jan. 4, and last for seven weeks. This session includes many recreation and fitness options such as swim lessons, group exercise, gymnastics, youth sports and much more.

The Y will be taking online registrations at its website To do so, a participant must first register his or her email at the main desk. They can then go online, log in and register for their chosen classes. Registrations will also still be accepted at the desks and over the phone.

For more information, call Donn Craig at 440-9622 or visit

Soccer registration under way

TROY — Indoor soccer registration for Pre-K through second grade at the Troy Rec is now open. Registration dates and times are Dec. 14-17 from 4-7 p.m.; and Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost is $35 and payment is due at the time of registration. Only 60 slots available for each session so register early.

First and second grade session begins in January, Pre-K and kindergarten session begins in March. Call The Troy Rec if you have any questions at 339-1923.