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Appalachian Community Services announces that it has received a $15,606 grant from the Evergreen Foundation. The award will be used to support five clinicians in completing a year-long Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training and mentoring program.

“We are excited these clinicians will have the opportunity to complete the TF-CBT program and appreciate the support of the Evergreen Foundation, KIDS Place and other local agencies in helping to bring this training to Western North Carolina,” said Doug Trantham, Clinical Director.

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Rise in obesity, smoking, cancer deaths is troubling.

The comprehensive community health assessment report for Macon County was presented Wednesday at a full partnership meeting at Macon Bank’s Corporate Center, reviewing the findings and offering recommendations on what county officials and volunteers can do to enhance the quality of living in Macon County. The report outlined the county’s top priorities in terms of improving the community’s overall health, while also analyzing the pervasive health problems within the county and their root causes. The last report was conducted in 2007. The state mandates the study every four years.

Kathy McGaha, Quality Program Manager at Macon County’s Public Health Department, illustrated the findings associated with the report in an hour long Power Point presentation.

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Will help family caregivers tune into trouble

The holidays are a good time for family caregivers returning home to tune into the signs that an older adult may need extra help to remain safe at home.

To learn more about those signs, register for the free Home for the Holidays web conference, moderated by a representative from the Home Instead Senior Care® network, hosted by the American Society on Aging (ASA), and co-sponsored by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC).

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Starting in December

MedWest Urgent Care Center in Sylva will be open on Sundays starting Dec. 4.

Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week at the Center, located at 176 Walmart Plaza in Sylva.

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published: 10/18/2013
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