Help Out: Aug. 11, 2013
Shop volunteers needed
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Volunteers are needed at the Op Shop, operated by parishioners at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St.
Manna Meal has benefited from the shop by being able to help some who eat at the Charleston soup kitchen by providing needed items such as shoes and coats.
Those who would like to volunteer at the shop should call Sandy Barkey at 304-346-2030.
Rite Aid gives to MDA
CAMP HILL, Pa. -- On Monday, the Rite Aid Foundation announced a $4,000 grant to the West Virginia Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The association has offices in Charleston and a clinic in Morgantown. The funding will be used to provide scholarships so that low-income children across West Virginia can attend the MDA summer camp program, which offers a fun and safe outdoor experience complete with horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and more.
"The Rite Aid Foundation has long supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association," said Gayle Rife, manager of the foundation. "We love hearing about all the fun and learning that goes on at the camps and the heartfelt thank-you notes from parents and other regular caregivers who get a much-needed rest."
Since 2001, the foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $15 million to more than 1,300 organizations nationwide. For more information on the Rite Aid Foundation, visit www.riteaid.com.
Free diabetes education
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Free diabetes education classes for people with Medicare, their families and caregivers will take place in August in Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Logan, Monroe, Nicholas, Wayne and Webster counties.
Nurses, community health workers and volunteers trained by the West Virginia Medical Institute will cover topics that include managing every aspect of diabetes, from nutrition to exercise to important tests and exams.
Here is the schedule:
Cabell County: 12:20 to 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at Salt Rock Senior Center, 5490 W.Va. 10, Salt Rock.
Fayette County: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27 at Meadow Bridge Senior Center, W.Va. 20.
Greenbrier County: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27 at the fellowship hall, Wild Meadow Baptist Church, 2817 Pocahontas Trail, White Sulphur Springs.
Jackson County: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27, Tanglewood Village/Whispering Way Apartments, Sycamore Road, Ripley.
Logan County: 3 p.m. every Thursday, education building, Logan Regional Medical Center, 20 Hospital Drive, Logan.
Monroe County: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 and 19 at Union Senior Center, 104 Health Center Drive, Union.
Nicholas County: 10 a.m. to noon every Friday, fourth-floor conference room, outpatient clinic, Summersville Regional Medical Center, 400 Fairview Heights Road; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 and 22 at Edgewood Village Apartments, 40 Edgewood Ave., Richwood.
Wayne County: noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Dunlow Multi-Purpose Senior Center, U.S. 152, Dunlow; 12:30 to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20 at Stepptown Multi-Purpose Senior Center, One Adena Drive, Kermit; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at Ceredo Manor, 351 High St., Ceredo; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and Sept. 3 at Roxanna Booth Manor, 1315 Chestnut St., Kenova.
Webster County: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22 at Elk Riverview Terrace Apartments, 1 S. Main St., Webster Springs.
Visit www.wvdiabeteseducation.org for more information. To register or to request a class be added in your community, call 855-376-9382.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The PalliativeCare Center is offering a free six-week course exploring basic caregiving, available resources for the patient and caregiver, financial issues regarding care, grief and loss, palliative care and hospice care.
Palliative care is a board-certified medical specialty intended to improve quality of life for people at any stage of a serious illness, even those seeking curative treatments.
The two six-week workshops will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and Oct. 8, 15 and 22 at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, 5320 Frontier Lane, Cross Lanes, and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 and 9 at Oakwood Baptist Church, 855 Oakwood Road.
The PalliativeCare Center also offers a free two-hour basic caregiver workshop that provides expert tips that make caregiving easier and safer, information on planning ahead and community resources that can help.
The next workshops are from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the Sissonville Public Library, 1 Tinney Lane, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at HospiceCare's main office, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W.
To make reservations to attend either the six-week courses or basic caregiver workshops, call 304-941-1950.
For more information about access palliative care or the PalliativeCare Center, contact director Vickie Powell at 304-941-1950, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or community education coordinator Carol Matheny at 304-941-1951 or email@example.com.
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