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By Mike Fak
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101 to Educate Care Providers
LINCOLN - Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital is offering Diabetes 101 training on Thursday,
August 21. This is an educational hands-on seminar for those who
care for or work with diabetic youth and adults.
Teachers, classroom aides, coaches, nurses, daycare providers,
and others who know someone with diabetes are encouraged to attend.
Instruction begins at 9:00 am and continues until 3:30 pm. The
course will be held at Central School on 7th St. in Lincoln.
ALMH Dietitian, Jennifer DiPasquale, RD, LD, is teaching the
seminar with contributions from the ALMH nursing staff. Topics
include diabetes management routines, meal planning, determining
insulin needs, and administration of insulin injections.
ALMH will offer a lunch buffet and a variety of educational
resources for participants to take home. The event is free, though a
$5 donation is suggested to cover lunch and other expenses.
Registration for the event is required and due by Monday, August
18. Workshop attendees should email
email@example.com or call
732-2161, ext 75199 to reserve their spot.
Diabetes education is just one of the many services offered by
ALMH dietitians. These clinicians also assess the nutritional needs
of ALMH inpatients, provide education and match a nutritional plan
to each patient's individual physical needs and current
medications. Outpatient nutritional counseling is also available
with physician referral.
And the winners are
The Lincoln Public Library is happy to announce the following top
two winners in each age category for the Summer Reading Program
2008: "Get in the Game, READ!"
Age 5: Emma Jones and
Age 6: Spencer Davis
and Grace Lessen
Age 7: Jackie Houpt
and Cassie Everson
Age 8: Jennifer Huynh
and Julianne Funk
Age 9: Emma Burton
and Julia Huynh
Age 10: Sabreena
Koeppen and Raelyn Lessen
Age 11: Taylor
Sparrow and Logan Thompson
Age 12: Tammy Huynh and Kelsey Shanle
Teen Grand Prize Winners:
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Learn more about Honest Abe
The Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
meeting August 18, 2008
is at 6:30 p.m. at the headquarters at 114 N. Chicago St. in
The speaker will be James Maltby, who will talk about "Charles
Maltby, Personal Friend of A. Lincoln." The public is welcome.
Don't forget free coupons for Farmer's Market
Persons 60 years of age and older who meet income
guidelines are eligible for free coupons to be used to purchase
$21.00 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables at the Latham Park
Farmers' Market in Lincoln. Coupon booklets may be obtained at the
Oasis Senior Center, 501 Pulaski Street, Lincoln. Coupons are
available while supplies last, and are limited to one booklet per
person per season. Participants are required to complete an
application to receive the coupons.
Maximum annual income is $19,240 for a single person
household and $25,900 for a household of two. $6600 is added for
each additional household member. This popular program is made
available by the United States Department of Agriculture and the
Illinois Department of Human Services. For more information, call
the Area Agency at 787-9234 or 1-800-252-2918.
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland is a nonprofit
planning and administrative agency designated by the Illinois
Department on Aging to develop and coordinate programs and support
services for persons 60 years and older and family caregivers to
help them live more independent, active and dignified lives.
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