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Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

The following information was sent to us by Carmen Artiga-Birdsall:

 

Home for the Holidays?

Use your visit to tell if a loved one needs help to stay at home safely.

Businesses and Community Help Ensure Elders Get Good Nutrition

Businesses and Community Help Ensure Elders Get Good Nutrition

 

The following information was sent to us by Lauren Shaham, LeadingAge:

 

Free HIV Testing in Observance of World AIDS Day

Free HIV Testing in Observance of World AIDS Day

 

The following information was sent to us by Mary Anderson:

The first World AIDS Day was observed December 1, 1988 by the World Health Organization and the United Nations.

Today, Montgomery County officials are marking World AIDS Day, with a reminder to residents that there are nearly 3,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the community and that efforts continue to focus on the prevention of new cases. In 2009, there were 150 new cases of HIV in Montgomery County.

“While there have been many advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, we need to focus on making sure that we prevent new cases,” said County Health Officer Dr. Ulder J. Tillman.

Leggett to Voice Strong Support for Relocating Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak

Leggett to Voice Strong Support for Relocating Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak

The following information was sent to us by Kristina Ellis:

 

 

County Executive Isiah Leggett will cite major job and economic benefits that project provides to East County

 

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

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Montgomery County Participates in Third Annual DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Montgomery County Participates in Third Annual DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The following information was sent to us by Lucille Baur:

The Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is working with local law enforcement agencies, government, and public health organizations across the country to present its third “Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. through2:00 p.m.  The initiative, which began in September of 2010, is part of an effort to prevent the increasing problems of pill abuse and theft that occur nationwide.