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Healthy U: A Small Group Workshop

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Heartland of Hillsboro and Heartland Home Health & Hospice are leading a 6 week workshop at the Center about how to manage chronic diseases  such as as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or other life-ling conditions.  The classes are free and materials are included.

  • Learn ways to deal with pain, fatigue and depression
  • Discover ways to be more physically active
  • Learn to eat more healthy
  • Learn better ways to talk to your physical and family about your health
  • Set personal goals
  • Find ways to relax and deal with stress

Call the Center to make your reservation.  Classroom space is limited.  Classes are as follows:  October 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, and November 7th, and 14th.  Times are 1:00pm to 3:30pm.   Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging District 7.  Participants will receive a free copy of Living a Health Live with Chronic Conditions

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Volunteer Opportunities – Support Your Center

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We have several different volunteer opportunities that you may enjoy being part of and that would help bring a smile to others!

Card Committee: Help get cards signed and full of signatures for cards to go to persons living in nursing facilities in Highland County and for the Veterans Home in Georgetown.  We send cards out for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Summer, Fall, Veteran’s Day and Christmas. We have several members at the center to help sign the cards too. Volunteers would be sure to help pass the several hundreds of cards around to be signed.

Events: We have many different fundraising events that we need help with! Whether it’s greeting people at an event, serving tables for a dinner or working with an activity at an event, or helping fold newsletters we have many different things to choose from that are all important and a big help to the center! We have volunteer opportunities for students and adults of all ages! Please call the director for detailed information at 393-4745, MondayFriday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Student volunteer opportunities: We have many volunteer opportunities available to high school and college students working toward achieving volunteer hours needed to complete programs. We need volunteers for helping at our many fundraising events for various things such as running games, craft activities, Easter Egg hunts, Reindeer food elevators, servers for dinner events, helping with characters for our Pancake Extravaganza with the Easter Bunny event, Cookies with Characters event, Halloween Party and Haunted House event, Breakfast with Santa event and much more! For pictures and details of our events, visit our Facebook page and look in our albums. Please call the director at the senior center for more information at 393-4745.

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Care-A-Van

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The Highland County Health Department Care-a-Van is in the Center parking lot on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:00am to noon.

Services Offered

Assessment / Screening

  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol Level – $10.00 fee
  • Hemoglobin (iron) Level
  • Lipid Profile – $30.00 fee – Requires a 12 hour fasting (no food or drink)
  • Diabetes Screening – Requires a 2 hour fasting (no food or drink)
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Skeletal Development
  • Height and Weight
  • Headlice Checks
  • Tuberculosis Screening – $15.00 fee (TB skin test)
  • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) – $30.00 fee
  • ProTime – $10.00 fee

 

Teaching / Counseling

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Cholesterol
  • Diet /Exercise
  • Health Education

Immunizations

  • Infant through Adult