This Valentine’s Day, give a special gift to yourself or someone you love. Given that February is dedicated to celebrating love, caring, and heart health, it’s a great time to improve your own heart health or encourage loved ones to improve theirs by quitting smoking. Quit smoking or encourage your loved ones to quit. Being smoke-free is important to heart health. Now’s the perfect time! For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) web site or click here to view Be Ready! Winter Weather brochure.
Healthy Harnett- will sponsor a free medicine safety and drug disposal session on February 18, 2016 from 10:30-11:30am at the Dunn Senior Center located at 611 S. Powell Street Bldg. 1516 in Dunn. For more information about the Medicine Safety session call the Harnett County Division on Aging, Debby Vaughn at 910-814-6072 or the Health Department 910-814-6198. The medicine safety and drug disposal program is sponsored with the support of community partners Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. For more information click here to view Six Tips to Avoid Medication Mistakes.
A series of health classes on Weight Management -Diabetes Management -Stress Management -Tobacco Cessation will be taught on Tuesday evenings starting on February 2-23, 2016 from 6:00-7:00pm. The location is Campbell University Health Center. For more information 910-405-2437 or click on the title to view program flyer.
The SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS) Project, a science-based HIV prevention program, is scheduled to begin a new cycle of classes on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the Washington Heights Community Center located at 602 E. Canary Street, Dunn. The sessions are free but registration is required. For more information about the SISTA project please call 910-814-6195 or 910-893-7550.
Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held on March 16, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For an application see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.
Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to other people through bites. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. We do not know how often Zika is transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. For more information click here or the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or click here to view Travel Health Notices.
Tax assistance services will be available for the elderly and disabled starting Feburary 3, 2016 through mid April 2016. This program is sponsored by the NC Economic Assistance Center under a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) grant, and the Harnett County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Services will be available in Lillington, Erwin, Coats, Smithfield, and Clinton. For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Division on Aging at (910) 893-7578. For more information click on the title.
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