News & Events

Upcoming Free Events

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(During the month of March)

One in six Ohioans struggles to put food on the table. 

This March, we welcome donated canned goods in our effort to end hunger in our community. Harvest for Hunger donation barrels will be located outside the Western Reserve Hospital cafeteria. 

Cash or check donations are also accepted. Please make checks payable to “The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank” and deliver them to Katarina Saltis’ office located behind the Hospital Administration Office. 

For more information, please contact Katarina Saltis at (330) 926-3411 or

HEalth Chat Dates


*Upcoming 2019 Health Chats will be held at the Cuyahoga Falls Library in the Sutliff Room at 10 a.m.*

April 18, 2019 - Sugar/Sweetener
May 16, 2019 - ABC's of Radiology
June 20, 2019 - When to go to the Emergency Room

 Registration required by calling (330) 928-2117, ext. 2000 or online at


Lunch and learns

Join us for our free monthly Lunch and Learns:

April 2: Calisthenics for the Cerebellum: Brain Fitness for those over 60 - presented and sponsored by Danbury Senior Living
May 23: Planning your Summer Senior Exercise - presented by the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium and sponsored by Western Reserve Hospital
July 2: Memories, Treasures, Stuff, Oh My! How to Declutter and Organize - presented by Lynne Poulton, LSW, CPO-CD, CPO Certified Professional Organizer - Wholly Organized! LLC and sponsored by Danbury Senior Living

11:30 a.m. Doors open
12:00 p.m. Program/lunch

Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium
2345 4th Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Attend 6 of the 10 sessions and be entered to win a special raffle (CFOne Natatorium pass holders are entered by attending and swiping their card).

Please RSVP no later than one week prior to the luncheon. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling (330) 926-3445 or by emailing


Weight Loss support group meetings

Support group meetings are presented by Tonya Thomas, CNP, CBN and focus on postoperative education, support and motivation for patients and their families. In addition to guest speakers, there will be a group discussion to allow patients an opportunity to share with each other.

March 21, 2019 - What are we really eating?
May 16, 2019 - Plastic Surgery
July 18, 2019 - Bariatric Jeopardy
Sept. 19, 2019 - Joint health and weight
Nov. 14, 2019 - Community resources for exercises

All sessions take place in Western Reserve Hospital, Auditorium 2 at 6 p.m.

To RSVP please call (330) 926-3443 or email Learn more at


Healthy Homerun Luncheon for Seniors

Free lunch, door prizes and guest speakers

"Healthy Living Inside and Out" presented by Dr. Walter J. Chlysta and Tonya Thomas, CNP, Western Reserve Hospital Physicians, Inc. Bariatric and General Surgery: Learn how to care for your digestive system through diet and wellness as well as symptoms to see a physician

Friday, April 12, 2019
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium
2345 4th Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

RSVP by April 5 to For questions, call (330) 926-3445.


Blood Drive

Join us for our Spring Blood Drive to donate and give the greatest gift – Life.

Friday, April 26, 2019
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Western Reserve Hospital
Auditorium 1

To schedule an appointment, go to and enter sponsor code 44223 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.


Book Sale

Find your next reading adventure or the perfect gift! Cash, check, charge and payroll deduct available.

April 29 – 30, 2019
Monday, April 29 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Western Reserve Hospital
Auditorium I

Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Summit County.


ALl City art walk

Spring into Art! during the All City Art Walk. Features include artwork from students grades K-12, music, photo booths, food, make it take it activities and interactive art projects. Locations include City Hall, First Christian Church, Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium, Metropolis Popcorn, Pav's Creamery, Yum-Yum Sweet Shop, Celia's Boutique, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, CF Chamber of Commerce and the Pavillion at Falls Riversquare.

Saturday, May 2, 2019
5 - 8 p.m.

For more information, click here.


Bark in the Park - WALKERS WANTED

Join the Western Reserve Hospital 'Tails on the Trails' team and walk at Bark in the Park to help gather donations for abused and neglected animals in Summit County. This family-friendly event includes a one-mile pledge walk, 80 expo vendors, blessing of the animals, food trucks, beer garden, live entertainment, interactive games, giveaways, demonstrations, raffles and more!

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Registration: 11 a.m.
Walk: 12 p.m.

Lock 3 Akron
200 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308

Participants must register no later than April 15. To sign up, contact Katarina Saltis at