Exciting New Fall Classes Coming to the OPC

If you're 50 years or older and would like to shake up your fitness routine, then you'll want to check out the exciting new classes being offered at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) state-of-the-art Health & Wellness Center located in Rochester, MI. Beginning Wednesday, October 1, the OPC will be rolling out a variety of new classes (programmed with the working class in mind) to try including QiGong (an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing … [Read more...]

Pilates ActivCore Studio Open House offers FREE classes

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Looking to start a new fitness program this fall now that the kids are back in school? Or maybe you just want to shake up your exercise routine a bit. Either way, you’re in luck! Pilates ActivCore Studio has a new studio at 2558 Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills (directly across from Oakland University) and offers a variety of Pilates’ classes with equipment, and group mat and ballet barre classes with certified instruction for beginner to advanced levels. To celebrate the new … [Read more...]

Check out these upcoming wellness programs provided by Crittenton Home Care

Auburn Hills Community Center 'Ask a Nurse Hour' with Crittenton Home Care The senior community is invited to the Auburn Hills Community Center to visit a Crittenton Home Care nurse from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month. The nurse will answer basic medical questions and offer free blood pressure screenings. For information, call the Community Relations Coordinator at 248-656-6757 'Ask a Nurse Hour' is meant for suggestion only. If you need medical attention, please … [Read more...]

Educate and protect yourself against West Nile Virus

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Oakland County Health Division (OCHD), under the leadership of L. Brooks Patterson, is urging individuals to take precautions to minimize mosquito exposure and protect themselves from West Nile Virus (WNV) after the virus was identified in a bird in Oakland County. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, this is the first species testing positive for WNV in Oakland County. As of August 15, 2014, there are no human cases of WNV in the state of Michigan or Oakland … [Read more...]

Registration Ending Soon for Demonstration Alley at Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014

In a recent press release it was announced that life science and health care companies who want to showcase their innovative products and technologies at Demonstration Alley as part of INNO-VENTION 2014 – a Medical Main Street Conference, have until Sept. 5 to register. INNO-VENTION 2014 is set for Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Conference organizers have expanded Demonstration Alley for the 2014 health care and life science event. They are looking for exhibits … [Read more...]

Oakland County ensures restaurants take safety precautions after flooding

In a press release and in response to recent widespread flooding in Southeastern Michigan, Oakland County Health Division, under the leadership of L. Brooks Patterson, immediately took steps to assure food safety at restaurants in affected areas of the county. The Health Division’s restaurant response includes: Deploying a team of public health sanitarians to visit food service establishments in order to assess needs and provide technical assistance about food protection … [Read more...]

Sixth annual Family Market Day promotes Bridge Card programs at Oakland County Market

Oakland County Health Division and the Healthy Oakland Partnership (HOP) will host their second Family Market Day event of 2014 this Saturday at the Oakland County Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, in Waterford. Family Market Day promotes farmers markets that accept SNAP/Bridge cards, providing families who receive those benefits access to healthy produce. The event runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. “This program assisted farmers markets in accepting EBT cards, which increased access to affordable … [Read more...]

Health Division: Get back-to-school vaccinations in July

In a press release the Oakland County Health Division recommends getting back-to-school vaccinations in July in order to avoid the August rush. Health Division offices in Pontiac and Southfield are open to give immunizations on Mondays from noon – 8 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Vaccines can save your child’s life,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Vaccinating your child can protect them against 14 different diseases such as chickenpox and … [Read more...]

Guard against West Nile Virus over July 4th

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges residents to take precautions to minimize mosquito exposure and protect themselves from West Nile Virus (WNV). The recent rainfall coupled with warmer weather creates the perfect breeding ground for a large mosquito population to develop very quickly, the Oakland County Health Division said. “Our Health Division stresses prevention to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors for any activity,” Patterson said. “Using insect repellent and … [Read more...]

Crittenton Home Care Nursing Student Awarded Scholarship from Michigan Association for Home Care

Melissa Kuebler, accepts the Allied Health Scholarship from Barry Cargill, executive director of Michigan Association for Home Care, along with her mother, Lynn Kuebler, (far left) who is also a nurse at Crittenton Home Care and Pamela Wozniak, director of Crittenton Home Care Certified Division.

According to a press release, the Michigan Association for Home Care, along with the Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook Allied Health Scholarship, recently awarded Crittenton Home Care employee, Melissa Kuebler, its $2,000 Allied Health Scholarship in honor of her work and education in both the nursing and home care professions. Kuebler is currently enrolled at Baker College where she will continue as a nursing student in the fall. Kuebler has worked at Crittenton Home … [Read more...]