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Daviess County Health Department Celebrates 40 years

Kristie Smith, R.N./M.S.N., Janet McMahon, Office Manager, Cheryl Alexander, R.N., Colt Bohannon, Environmental Specialist, B.S./EPHS, Sherri Carder, WIC Coordinator, Jackie Nichols, L.P.N., Debbie Gatton, L.P.N.

This Public Health Week, April 6-10, the Daviess County Health Department will celebrate 40 years of service to the citizens of Daviess County.

Annual reports dating back to 1974 tell the story of how a health center beginning with one staff member expanded to seven

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Senior Center Boot Camp Marches On

Medicare Boot Camp will be presented by the Active Aging Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on March 26 at Mary Immaculate Community Center Room, 409 S Main Street, Gallatin. To register call Deanna at 660-663-2828 or email [email protected] There is no charge. Class size is limited and reservations are requested–please RSVP.

Who should attend?

Persons nearing age 65 who are eligible for Medicare

Persons approaching Medicare eligibility

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Gallatin High School Blood Drive

Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary supplier of blood and blood components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Kansas City region. CBC will conduct a life-saving blood drive from 2-6 p.m. on March 13 at Gallatin High School at 602 South Olive Street in the commons area.

To make an appointment online, visit savealifenow.org, click the “schedule an appointment” icon and enter sponsor code GALLATINHS. For

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GHCAA Clinic

Green Hills Community Action Agency Women’s Health will be having a clinic in Hamilton on March 17, at the Hamilton Methodist Church in the fellowship hall located at 104 Samuel, Hamilton. Clinic is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For an appointment, please call toll free at 1-877-611-7600. Green Hills serves nine counties, and the clinic is open to all women regardless of age, income,

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GHCAA Clinic for Women

Green Hills Community Action Agency Women’s Health will be offering services for women in March: Friday the 6th, 8:30 to 12 and 1 to 4; Wednesday the 11th, 8:30 to 12 and 1:30 to 5; and Saturday the 21, 9 to 12. The clinic is at 1506 Oklahoma Avenue in Trenton. All women are eligible, regardless of age, income, etc. Please call 660-359-2855 for more information or an appointment. GHCAA

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Access II Helps Disabled Stay in Own Home

Access II Independent Living Center, located at 101 Industrial Parkway in Gallatin, serves those in the community living with disabilities by providing them with an opportunity to direct their own care and live more independently.

Access II provides an opportunity to hire attendants to assist with daily tasks so the disabled can remain in their own home. Individuals in the Consumer Directed Services Program are able to hire their own

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Staying Independent Longer – It’s a Matter of Balance

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

For those who are concerned about falling, University of Missouri Extension has a class in February through March in Maysville that can help them stay independent longer. It is a Matter of Balance.

The Matter of Balance class uses a curriculum developed by the Frank L. Mitchell Trauma Center and Boston University that helps people address concerns

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Heart Health for Valentine’s Day and Year-Round

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition Specialist

Heart health is promoted around Valentine’s Day and yet it is important year-round. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Here are some symptoms and risk factors for heart disease and what individuals can do to improve their heart health.

The most common symptom for both men and women is the tell-tale pain in the chest. It can be

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Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes Offered

The Active Aging Resource Center will be hosting a self-help program called by the National Council on Aging, “An indispensable guide for people of all ages who are living with a chronic physical or mental health condition.”

The class is every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. for six weeks – for information and healthy habits for a lifetime. Classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 17, and end Tuesday, March 24. This program is

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