NJ Primary Care Open House

Screenings, tours offered at new North Judson Primary Care open house

 

North Judson, Ind. – Dennis Dalphond, M.D., Rebecca Waugh, N.P., and all the staff with La Porte Physician Network Primary Care North Judson are inviting the community to an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony of their new office in North Judson.

 

The new office, located at 701 Talmer, North Judson, is now open, and they’re also accepting new patients. On Oct. 3, the office is offering free blood pressure checks and giveaways from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The office will open for tours and an open house at 4:30 p.m. for the general community and the business community, and a ribbon cutting will take place with the Starke County Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

 

For more information or to make an appointment with Dalphond or Waugh, call (574) 896-5533.

Starke County Health Fair

Knox, Ind. – Registration is still open for the Starke County Community Health Fair presented by Starke Hospital. The event is from 3-7 p.m., Oct. 17 at Knox Middle School, 902 S. Main St., Knox. Park in the lot off Shield Street and enter the gym in the back.

To register, visit starkehealthfair.eventbrite.com. Walk-ins will be welcome, but advanced registration is encouraged.

“October is a great time to really be thinking about what you and your family’s needs might be related to health,” said Stacey Kellogg, regional community relations manager for Starke Hospital. “Flu season is right around the corner, and many people are due for certain health screenings like mammograms or colonoscopies. The Starke County Community Health Fair offers an opportunity for the community to learn more about these important tests, get free screenings for conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol, and meet with the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals in our community.”

New this year will be free flu shots for adults ages 18 and older while supplies last. Some vaccine will be reserved for the hours of 5-7 p.m., so people who work may have an opportunity to receive one.

The event will be from 3-7 p.m., Oct. 17 at the Knox Middle School gym, 901 S. Main St., Knox. Park in the lot off of Shield Street and enter the gym in the back.

“We are happy to be working with the Knox Middle School staff to host the health fair at the gym again this year,” Kellogg said. “The health fair has grown over the years, and having it at the middle school allows us to invite more community vendors to participate, and create highly-interactive health exhibits around a variety of topics. We also took into consideration comments from the community last year who requested the fair be open later so they could attend after work, so we are pleased to be extending it to 7 p.m.”

People of all ages are welcome, and you do not have to be a resident of Starke County to attend.

This year the health fair will feature free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar (diabetes), high cholesterol, hip/knee/back conditions, body mass index, and osteoporosis. Screenings and flu shots are made possible with support from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.

Interactive exhibits this year will include CPR demonstrations, cardio pounding (like drumming), how to be tobacco free, healthy snack preparation with samples, surgery suite exhibit, self-defense demonstrations, and more.

“We are excited to have so many community partners involved in this event. We expect about 29 nursing students from Purdue University Northwest to assist with delivering health education and screenings, and are looking forward to having Community Services of Starke County, WKVI, and other partners represented,” Kellogg said.

Physicians, nurses, and medical professionals in the areas of surgery, primary care, cardiology, emergency department, diagnostic imaging, obstetrics/gynecology, and more will be on hand to interact and answer questions.

Advanced registration is highly encouraged for the Starke County Community Health Fair. Registration is available online at starkehealthfair.eventbrite.com. Follow Starke Hospital on Facebook for updates.

The Chamber Presents: A DIY Christmas (Schedule)

The Starke County Chamber of Commerce presents a DIY Christmas! We love to share with you how important it is to shop local. Now we are going to provide some additional ways to do so, and get some time in on those arts and crafts so many love. There will be 6 Saturdays organized for a total of 10 projects that can be used as great gifts. Register for one or all of them and get those gifts crossed off your list!

Don’t like to craft but still want the gift?   Register and let me know you will not be attending and we will create the gift for you to pick up!

All classes include all materials

The schedule is as follows:

October 28 – 10:00 AM Monogrammed Canvas Tote  $15

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-christmas-monogrammed-tote-tickets-38015446223

12:00 Noon – Personalized Coasters   $15/4   If you wish to have family photos added you will need to bring those

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-christmas-personalized-coasters-tickets-38015854444

 

November 4 – 10:00 AM Pearl and Leather Earrings (one pair of each)  $25

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-christmas-earring-day-tickets-37887975956

 

November 18th – 10:00 AM Deer on Aged Wood  $25

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-christmas-deer-tickets-38043107960

 

November 25th – 10:00 AM Horseshoe Ornament  $10

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-christmas-horseshoe-ornament-tickets-38043928414

12:00 Noon Winter Scene Wine Glasses  $15/pair

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-christmas-winter-scene-wine-glasses-tickets-38044122996

 

December 9th – 10:00 AM Leather Notebook  $25

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-christmas-leather-notebook-tickets-38044424899

 

December 16th – 10:00 AM Personalized Tray  $20

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-christmas-personalized-tray-tickets-38044617475

Fall Prevention Workshop

FALLS PREVENTION  WORKSHOP

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th at 10:30

THE PRESENTATION WILL BE CONDUCTED BY PHYSICAL THERAPIST

JORDAN MROSEWSKE

 

WORKSHOP TO BE HELD AT COMMUNITY SERVICES OF STARKE COUNTY

311 E. CULVER ROAD, KNOX

 

 

Flame Working for Beginners

Flame-Working with Glass:
Open Torch for Beginners

WS110417 – 3D Visual Art
Now’s the time to embark fearlessly to try your hand at the enchanting art of lampworking. This is an introduction, meant to familiarize you with manipulating a blob of molten glass. You’ll be introduced to lampworking safety procedures and a bit of the history of this storied art form. Kari will help you explore the tools and equipment used in this art of shaping glass and you’ll be shown the responsibilities of working with an open flame. Please wear old cotton clothes, closed-toe shoes, and tie back long hair.

 

  • Kari Chittenden, Facilitator
  • No experience necessary (Minimum 2/Maximum 4 Participants)
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017; 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT
  • Please register by Friday, October 27, 2017 – member $75.00; non-member $85.00 (Materials are included)
  • Location: MoonTree Wood Shop
Please register by Friday, October 27.

Starke County Health Fair

Starke County Community Health Fair slated for Oct. 17

 

Knox, Ind. – The Starke County Community Health Fair presented by Starke Hospital is slated for October this year – a move that will help the hospital educate the community about important preventive health measures to consider before winter hits.

In previous years, the health fair has taken place in May, but a committee decided to switch it to fall this year.

“October is a great time to really be thinking about what you and your family’s needs might be related to health,” said Stacey Kellogg, regional community relations manager for Starke Hospital. “Flu season is right around the corner, and many people are due for certain health screenings like mammograms or colonoscopies. The Starke County Community Health Fair offers an opportunity for the community to learn more about these important tests, get free screenings for conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol, and meet with the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals in our community.”

New this year will be free flu shots for adults while supplies last.

The event will be from 3-7 p.m., Oct. 17 at the Knox Middle School gym, 901 S. Main St., Knox. Park in the lot off of Shield Street and enter the gym in the back.

“We are happy to be working with the Knox Middle School staff to host the health fair at the gym again this year,” Kellogg said. “The health fair has grown over the years, and having it at the middle school allows us to invite more community vendors to participate, and create highly-interactive health exhibits around a variety of topics. We also took into consideration comments from the community last year who requested the fair be open later so they could attend after work, so we are pleased to be extending it to 7 p.m.”

People of all ages are welcome.

This year the health fair will feature free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar (diabetes), high cholesterol, hip/knee/back conditions, body mass index, and osteoporosis. Screenings are made possible with support from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.

Interactive exhibits this year will include CPR demonstrations, cardio pounding (like drumming), how to be tobacco free, healthy snack preparation with samples, surgery suite exhibit, self-defense demonstrations, and more.

“We are excited to have so many community partners involved in this event. We expect about 29 nursing students from Purdue University Northwest to assist with delivering health education and screenings, and are looking forward to having Community Services of Starke County, WKVI, and other partners represented,” Kellogg said.

Physicians, nurses, and medical professionals in the areas of surgery, primary care, cardiology, emergency department, diagnostic imaging, obstetrics/gynecology, and more will be on hand to interact and answer questions.

Advanced registration is highly encouraged for the Starke County Community Health Fair. Registration is available online at starkehealthfair.eventbrite.com. Follow Starke Hospital on Facebook for updates.

Vendors who wish to request space at the fair can do so online at starkehealthfairvendors.eventbrite.com. This does not guarantee vendor space; it is simply an application. Someone from the health fair committee will contact vendors with a response.

Local Hoosier Homestead Awards

From State Senator Ed Charbonneau:

Hoosier Homestead Awards

Hoosier

In honor of Indiana’s rich agricultural heritage, the Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families that have made significant contributions to Indiana agriculture.

To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products per year. The award distinctions recognized are Centennial, Sesquicentennial and Bicentennial – for 100, 150 and 200 years respectively.

Recently, several farms in Senate District 5 were recognized by this program with a Centennial Award at the Indiana State Fair. These family farms include:

  • The Glen – Ray – Den farm, located in Winamac;
  • The Louis Tieman farm, located in Winamac;
  • Needham House farms, located in Winamac; and
  • The Will farm, located in San Pierre.

There are two Hoosier Homestead ceremonies each year. One is at the Statehouse in March, and the other is during the State Fair in August. The deadline to apply for the March ceremony is Dec. 1, and the deadline to apply for the August ceremony is May 1.

I encourage anyone whose family farm qualifies for a Hoosier Homestead Award to fill out the application, which can be found at www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

Indiana’s farming industry plays a significant role in our economy and history. I’m proud of these four local families for keeping the tradition of agriculture going and contributing to the success of our state.