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Macon Meals on Wheels Essay Competes for Grant Money

Meals on Wheels of Macon & Bibb County, Inc. has just won $100 from the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)/Subaru “Share the Love” grant program. 

The winning essay describes how caring makes a difference.

Meals on Wheels of Macon/Bibb is now entering the next phase of the holiday competition – which relies on getting the most Facebook users to “Like” the story.   Winning that portion of the contest could earn Meals On Wheels program up to an additional $500.

The MOWAA/Subaru “Share the Love” grant is tied to Subaru’s Share the Love Event.  The Share the Love Event runs from Nov. 20, 2010 –January 3, 2011.  

Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer's choice of one of five charities, including MOWAA. 

First Neighborhood to be Introduced

Georgia Behavioral Health Services, Inc. dba The River Edge Foundation will host an open house to introduce the new First Neighborhood development, a newly constructed 10 unit independent living apartment complex, for the chronically mentally ill.

First Neighborhood allows residents to blend into the surrounding community and have the availability of supportive services that allow them to live independently.

On Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a brief press conference and tours of First Neighborhood will be available located 652 Bowman Street, Macon, Ga.

The River Edge Foundation was awarded $1,198,800 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Section 811 Capital Advance Program for Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities.

The Foundation will also receive $98,100 a year for three years as a rental subsidy.

Annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk

Saturday, Nov. 6

At the Georgia National Fairgrounds

9:00 a.m. Kicks off with Purple Pancake Breakfast

Complete with "create your own toppings" buffet, hot coffee and juice.

9:45 a.m. Walk Warm-up with a professional exercise instructor.

10 a.m. Walk Festivities

11:30 a.m. Awards Presentation & Closing Ceremony

Top fundraisers will be recognized.

In addition to the walk, music, refreshments, family fun activities and informational exhibits will be available.

For more information, visit www.alz.org/georgia.

 

2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit

Community Health Works (CHW) will be holding the 2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit on Nov. 9 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds (Miller-Murphy-Howard Building) in Perry, GA. Register at www.cgrhs.org. This is an all-day event, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.

In October of 2009, CHW convened more than 100 community leaders representing the top minds in health care and health policy, local government, local school districts, faith-based and civic organizations from across 7 counties in central Georgia (Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs). 

The purpose of the summit is to discuss the impact that unhealthy behaviors have on our community with a primary focus on the prevalence of obesity and related chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

Tom Rockenbach, Jr. Named Carlyle Place Executive Director

With over two decades of experience in the retirement community industry, Tom Rockenbach, Jr. was named executive director at Carlyle Place.

Rockenbach, Jr. previously served as chief operating officer with Presbyterian Homes of Georgia from 2001 through 2009. He started his career in the retirement community industry in 1986 at Philadelphia Presbyterian Homes. After six years, he relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and served as Vice President of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) at Presbyterian SeniorCare. He developed and opened Longwood at Oakmont, an accredited, full-service Type A CCRC built in three phases from 1992 to 1998.

In addition to his work in the field of CCRC, Rockenbach, Jr. was elected twice as a Township Supervisor (city council member) when residing in Pittsburgh, and was appointed to the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Commission by Governor Tom Ridge. He served from 1999 until he relocated to Georgia in 2001.

Medical Center of Central Georgia Announces Lung Cancer Disease Site Team

To better serve the residents of Central and South Georgia, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has created The Lung Cancer Disease Site Team. This multidisciplinary group of physicians is focused on assessing, planning, monitoring and coordinating the delivery of lung cancer care services to MCCG patients. Each physician involved in the team brings a unique body of knowledge and expertise to the process. The sharing of information and ideas results in a coordinated and comprehensive care plan for patients with input from all specialties. The multidisciplinary team includes lung cancer surgeons, general surgeons, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians and other health care providers.