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November 02, 2009

Community health expo set for Nov. 10



Fort Detrick will host a community health expo for active personnel and retirees at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The expo, begins at Odom Fitness Center, and is themed around the four pillars of community health promotion - behavioral health, physical health, spiritual fitness and environmental health.

Vendors will display materials related to health and provide interactive exhibits. Sections of the fitness center will also be designated to host a craft fair.

This day is also being recognized as Military Retiree Appreciation Day. Portions of the expo will be specific to the needs of veterans and retirees.

Fort Detrick will host an Army vs. Navy football game on the Blue and Gray field.

Nondecaled vehicles must enter Fort Detrick through the Old Farm Gate entrance off of Rosemont Avenue.

For more information, contact call Lanessa Hill at 310-619-3324

Caregivers announce training workshops



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Good Shepherd Caregivers will hold volunteer training workshops from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Good Shepherd office at 101 S. Princess Street, Shepherdstown, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Zion Episcopal Church Parish House, 221 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va.

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Volunteers with Good Shepherd Caregivers provide nonmedical, neighborly assistance to elderly or disabled residents of Jefferson County.

Services include transportation to medical appointments, helping with errands, light yard or house work, chores, visiting, and reassurance calls. Volunteers also help at the office.

To register or for more information, contact Kelly Duncan at 304- 876-1639 or kduncan@gsivc.org.

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