Clinic offers health screening

Adults in the North Riverside area can attend a clinic to be screened for peripheral arterial disease, an affliction linked to heart attacks and stroke. The service is offered through Life Line and will take place on Sept. 18 at 2401 S. Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside.

According to a statement released by Life Line, the National Heart Lung Blood Institute estimates that one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. It occurs when arteries in the legs become clogged with fatty deposits that decrease circulation. There is a cost associated with the program and those interested can call 1-800/697-9721 for additional information. A website,, also has information.

Appointments are necessary.

Softball fundraiser

A fundraiser to benefit the middle school boys’ softball team will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school playground. Softball coach and physical education teacher Shaye Broaddus will be joined by his seventh and eighth-grade players for their annual car wash. Cars will be scrubbed for $5; larger vehicles will be $7. The school is located at 925 Beloit Ave.

Shelter seeks volunteers

West Suburban PADS is holding the last in a series of training sessions for prospective volunteers interested in helping with the organization’s homeless shelters. On Thursday, Sept. 13, at the First United Church of Oak Park, PADS will explain the duties involved in working with the evening, overnight and morning shelter programs. The session is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The church is located at 848 Lake St.

Also, PADS is soliciting donations of towels and pillows for its shelters. To make a donation, call 708/338-1724 ext. 227.

West Suburban PADS is a not-for-profit organization offering a wide range of services that address the physical, medical, mental health, financial, and housing needs of the homeless.