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Faith in Action seeks new volunteers; free training offered

October 25, 2010, Herald-Dispatch.com

HUNTINGTON — Faith in Action of the River Cities will have orientation/training

sessions for new volunteers at 1 p.m. every Tuesday during the month of November at

the organization’s office, 848 9th Ave.

 

Volunteers need only attend one two-hour session and pass a background check.

Alternate dates and/or times can be scheduled for interested parties unable to attend

on Tuesdays.

 

Faith in Action is an inter-faith volunteer organization providing non-medical

assistance to the elderly and to adults with disabilities in Cabell and northern Wayne

counties and in Lawrence County, Ohio. Volunteers are needed who are willing  to

provide transportation, respite care, chores and daily telephone calls. The

organization does not require a minimum time commitment and strives to match

volunteers with care receivers in their communities.

 

Those interested can contact the office at 304-697-1274 or 877-367-1271 or check the

FIA website: www.fiarivercities.org.

 

 

•  Many helped make White Cane Day a Success
October 24, 2010, The Herald-Dispatch
 

I would like to thank the following for making Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind's White Cane Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 16 a great success:

  -  Southwestern Community Action Council Mature Worker Program

  -  Cabell Huntington Health Department

  -  American Foundation for the Blind

  -  National Federation of the Blind

  -  Hosipce of Huntington

  -  Faith in Action of the River Cities

  -  WSAZ's Beeper

  -  the Art Honorary Club of Huntington High School

  -  All 4 One LLC

  -  and Calvin Liles

Volunteers for the event were Eddy Adkins, Fred Spears, Jack Walls, Reid Tomczewski, Heather McComas, and Kendal Turley.

On behalf of the Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, consumers and staff, I want to thank every one for their support, and we look forward to next year's celebration on Oct. 15th, 2011.

Paul Slone

Executive Director
Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind

 

 

• Lawrence County AARP sponsoring health fair 

October 02, 2010, DAVID E. MALLOY, The Herald-Dispatch 
 

SOUTH POINT, Ohio -- The Lawrence County AARP Chapter is sponsoring a health fair from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the former South Point High School building.

The health fair is open to anyone 50 or older. It isn't necessary to be an AARP member
to participate.

There will be a number of free screenings, including fasting blood profile that
requires a 12-hour fast, chiropractic, blood pressure, facial skin cancer screening,
hearing, lung function, balance and flexibility, bone density, glaucoma screening,
vision, flu shots and vascular (PAD) screening.

Health service providers include Cabell Huntington Hospital, King's Daughters Medical
Center, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, St. Mary's CAO medical clinics, Dr. Candace
Duty and Dr. Jason Runyon, Wal-Mart Vision Center and WV Hearing Center.

Educational information also will be available from Hospice, Community Action
Organization, Workforce Development Resource Center, Faith in Action, Job and Family
Services, A&L Home Care, Lincare, and Best Medical, among others.

The health fair will be held at the former South Point High School at 202 Park Ave. in
South Point.