61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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Features Health & Wellness

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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Eat Smart, Move More offers free Holiday Challenge

Many North Carolinians gain between one and five pounds every holiday season. It may not sound like much, but most people who gain weight during the holidays never manage to return to their pre-holiday weight. The statewide Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement is offering a free resource to help you keep weight gain at bay this holiday season.

North Carolinians are invited to join the sixth annual Eat Smart, Move More...Maintain, don't gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this free six-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks and ideas to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.

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