Crittenton Home Care Receives Two Nationally Recognized Honors

Crittenton Home Care has been named a 2014 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view. The agency also announced yesterday in a statement that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Crittenton Home Care is committed to providing quality, compassionate and individualized … [Read more...]

Oakland County Health Division Kicks Off Flu Season

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With the weather turning colder, the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will once again offer the flu vaccine that guards against four flu viruses this season beginning Sept. 30th. This year’s vaccine protects against Type A H1N1 and H3N2 and two Type B strains which are most likely to occur this season. “Our goal is to keep our residents healthy,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “We urge them to take the necessary precautions against the flu this season and every … [Read more...]

Last Call to Enter 7th Annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

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Attention all runners and walkers aiming to take part in the seventh annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way races had better kick it in gear because time is running short. The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University. Online registration ends Thursday at noon. Final registration is available in person on Friday from 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Fitness … [Read more...]

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...]