Step by Step to a Healthier Woodford County Thru Square Foot Gardening
Woodford County Health Department has teamed up with Baptist Health to provide a program on Coping with Diabetes. This program will be held on Monday, August 18th at 5:30 pm in the conference at the health department. Mark your calendar and plan on attending this program. To register for the August 18th program please call Geri at 873-4541. If you have any question please feel free to call Geri.
Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking
The Woodford County Health Department will host the Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking, a twelve-week comprehensive program, beginning on Monday, August 25th at 5:30 pm. Anyone interested in the program is encouraged to attend. The cost is $50 (with a change to win in all back!) and a weekly non-refundable $5.00 charge (includes nicotine replacement products - nicotine patches or nicotine lozenges). Money may be refunded to those who successfully complete the program. Classes will meet for one hour each week. To register for the program or for more information please contact the health department at 873-4541.
Check back with us for the next Square Foot Garden Demonstration. You will learn about square foot gardening, the best soil for growth, choosing your garden location, when and what to plant at different times, how to raise your garden for individuals with mobility limitations and more. We have built a SFG in our parking lot. Vegetables and herbs are growing well. Cooking demonstrations will be offered in the future with taste testing and recipes. Join us as we work "Step by Step to a Healthier Woodford County Thru Square Foot Gardening".
The health department has received grant funds for a new community project that started Spring 2014. The Project is Step by Step to a Healthier Woodford County Thru Square Foot Gardening. The goal is to build square foot gardens in the community, teach square foot gardening (SFG) (a different way to grow vegetables and herbs) that is easy, inexpensive, efficient, takes less space and is fun. The grant provides supplies to assemble gardens. Gardens can be raised to accomodate individuals with limited mobility. The square foot garden application is posted above. If you are a church, agency or business that is interested please call the heath department at 859-873-4541 for additional information or complete the application posted above and return it to the Woodford County Health Department. The project is funded by NACCHO.
The deadline has passed for the garden application.Complete the application if your agency or business is interested in the project. There may be additional SFG kits availabe in the future. The application is located above. Click on the green "square foot garden application here box."
Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE telephone or online service that can help you quit smoking and using tobacco products. Many people who use tobacco want to quit. By using Quit Now Kentucky, you are one-step closer to becoming tobacco free. Individuals who want to stop using tobacco within the next 30 days or are concerned about a family member or friend's tobacco use can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 am to 1 am EST Monday through Sunday.
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NEW MRC/CERT TRAINING
Medical Reserve Corps/Community Emergency Response Team Training: Meets once a week for 10 weeks from 6-9pm on Thursday evenings. Please register with Woodford County Emergency Management. Call 859-873-3170. Pre-registration required.
The health department coordinates the MRC/CERT for the County. Call Sarah at the health department for information (859-873-4541). If you would like to register as a potential volunteer please click on the area below. Sarah will contact you. Volunteers with medical and non-medical backgrounds are needed. The KHELPS database below is managed by the KY Department for Public Health. KHELPS provides the health department with a quick way to reach volunteers when they are needed.
The health department is is looking for individuals interested in assisting at a shelter the next time one is needed. A shelter may be opened in response to a severe weather event. Shelters have been opened after snow and ice storms in the past and remained open for up to seven (7) days. Volunteers will receive training. When a shelter is opened you will be contacted to see if you are available to help. Resgistering as a volunteer does not mean you have be be available. It adds to the list of individuals that can be contacted in time of need.
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