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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Salasin Center to Begin Offering T'ai Chi

Adapted from a Salasin Center press release:

Beginning September 16th, the Salasin Center will be offering Gentle T'ai Chi for Women every Monday from Noon to 12:45PM.  Stop in and learn how to relax, breathe in the flow, and invigorate your energy field.

Greenfield Recognizes National Health Center Week

From a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William F. Martin announced the Town of Greenfield would join in the nationwide acknowledgement of National Health Center Week, August 11-18, 2013, celebrating the role of urban and rural healthcare centers across the nation. Local health centers reduce emergency room visits while at the same time providing community-based, accessible treatment for all, as well as essential preventative care that helps citizens lead healthier lives.

Free Exercise Class at the YMCA

From Greenfield YMCA Instructor Sandy Kosterman:

The Greenfield YMCA is offering a free evening exercise class, that is open to the public, for people who have osteoporosis, osteopenia, or who just want to strengthen their bones. This is a fun and beneficial exercise program that builds bones, muscles, strength, flexibility and improves balance with provided light weights and balls. We have had a wonderful response to the morning class and are now offering an evening class as well! All are welcome, and classes are free for all.

NY Times Bestselling Author Comes to Western Mass

From a Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts press release:

Enjoy a morning with A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling Author and Editor at Large at Esquire Magazine.  Jacobs will discuss his year of living biblically, ("A Year of Living Biblically") and his quest to achieve bodily perfection, ("Drop Dead Healthy").

Fifth Drug Take Back A Success!

From a Northwestern District Attorney's Office press release:

The Office of Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan and partners collected 75 boxes for a total 1,847 pounds, or almost a ton, of unwanted drugs during Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, keeping them away from the wrong hands – and out of the environment.

CHCFC Crucial Catch Program Kicks Off

Adapted from Community Health Center of Franklin County (CHCFC) press releases:

On October 7th, representatives from CHCFC will travel to Gillette Stadium to receive their ‘Crucial Catch’ grant check as part of a live half-time presentation during the Patriots vs. Broncos game at 4:25p.m.  Then, on October 11th from 6-8p.m., at the Greenfield Community College (GCC) Dining Commons, the health center will hold its ‘Crucial Catch’ breast cancer kick off event.  Women of all ages in the Franklin County and North Quabbin Area are cordially invited to attend this kick off.  The event at GCC is absolutely free, dinner and give- away’s provided in addition to great speakers including Sharleen Moffatt, breast cancer survivor.

Official Information About West Nile Virus & EEE

From a Franklin Regional Council of Governments press release dated 9/12/12:

CHCFC Profiled on Simplyliving

Did you see the Community Health Center of Franklin County's segment on WGGB's Simplyliving program a couple of weeks ago?  The local nonprofit was featured in a piece about affordable healthcare.  If you missed it, you can watch it here.  Afterwards, you can find out more about CHCFC by watching our coverage of their grand opening, national health center week events, and overall mission.  Just click on the "Read More" link to get started.

Celebrating National Health Center Week 2012

From a Community Health Center of Franklin County press release:

The Community Health Center of Franklin County will be celebrating National Health Center Week August 5th-11th, 2012. During this week the pubic is invited to stop at any of our three sites to learn about the health center and the unique services we offer as a not-for-profit organization. Healthcare provider brochures will be available to learn the specialties of each provider to help you find the best fit for you! In addition, each new patient will be given a gift bag at the time of signing up. Already a patient or know about us? Stop in to hear about our new projects, including our patient centered initiatives.

CHCFC Wins Crucial Catch Grant

From a Community Health Center of Franklin County (CHCFC) press release:

The Community Health Center of Franklin County (CHCFC) has been selected as a recipient of a 2012 “A Crucial Catch” grant from the National Football League, the National Football League Players Association and the New England Patriots.  A Crucial Catch, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is focused on the importance of annual breast cancer screenings.  CHCFC was selected, in part, because Franklin County qualifies as a deprived demographic location in need of services.

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