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SALUD Outreach Health Fairs
Saturday, January 18th and Saturday, March 22nd (10a-2p)
San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
The Latino community is invited to come to the SALUD health fair where we will have multiple booths of medical education and screenings of differing medical screenings, such as blood pressure and blood sugar. Immunizations will also be offered, and all of our booths will have Spanish speakers to ensure that even non-English speakers will have full access to the education and services that we will provide. Educational services will come from a large number of organizations around the community.
SALUD Outreach Committee of the University of the Pacific will be hosting its second annual health fairs to provide free services to the undeserved community in Stockton
The purpose of SALUD is to help improve the health of the local Latino community via education and screenings. With these, we can promote health issue awareness, healthy lifestyles, and an overall healthier community. Last year, we helped serve over 200 patients at our health fairs, and we hope to serve more this year.
The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was founded in 1955 and is one of the University’s three professional schools. The school serves some 600 PharmD students, 60 speech-language pathology students, 90 physical therapy students, 450 pre-pharmacy students, and 40 graduate students. The School’s mission is to prepare students for lifelong success in health careers by providing an excellent, student centered learning environment where students may also develop strong leadership skills and commitments to their profession and society.
University of the Pacific, founded in 1851, is California’s first chartered university. A private, co-educational institution, Pacific has some 6,200 students enrolled in 10 schools and colleges on campuses in Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco.
Ryan Ferrer & Alexandra J. Lopez
SALUD Outreach Co-Directors
Student Pharmacists, University of the Pacific
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Sunday January19, 2014 (starting at 6 p.m.)
Monday January 20, 2014 (starting at 7 a.m.)
Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium
525 N. Center StreetStockton, CA. 95202
Ministers and Community United, Inc. will host the Annual, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 19th& 20th 2014, at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium.
We are here to celebrate our work in King’s name because King made us possible. He defined the America we know, the one that works for us. He told us that it is not power that defines what is right, but what is right that must define power. King’s legacy is hope. It is proof that what has been is not what necessarily must be. It is the history that tells us that we can be more and better than we were.
The two day 2014 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program will consist of a variety of activities and vendors for cross section of attendees from all ages.
Sunday’s January 19th Program will include Reflection on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by With Our Words, including Gospel selections by the Caesar Chavez High School Choir. The keynote speaker will be our very own City Council member Micheal Tubbs. Image Awards will be presented to local members in our community!
Monday’s January 20th will begin with the popular prayer breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. Youth Program will follow from 11:00 AM to 6::00 PM, will include workshops, essays, Poetry recital, a talent show, variety of information vendors to the youths interest, as well as prize giveaways i.e. bicycle and gift cards.
The 2013 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is free and open to the public. A march will convene, January 20, 2014, 10:00 AM at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue / Monument on El Dorado
Dr. Dennis Moore, Chair at (209) 952-1224
Rev. Robert Williams, Immediate Past President at (209) 467-3704
Ms. Tryphine Bier at firstname.lastname@example.org
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!
Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California (EFNC)
The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.
Facts about Epilepsy:
•One in 100 people have epilepsy.
•One in 26 of us will have a seizure in our lifetime.
•Epilepsy is more common than cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined.
•Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
•Each year the government spends $30 billion on medical research at the National Institutes of Health. Yet just ½ of 1% is spent on epilepsy. Funding is needed to make progress against epilepsy and improve health outcomes.
WHAT is a seizure: It is a ‘mis-firing of the neuron’s in your brain. Every movement, thought and everything you do is a result of neurons communicating with each other. You cannot control this. In a seizure, too many neurons are firing at the same time. A seizure can take place in one part of the brain or in the entire brain – known to most people as a Grand Mal. A seizure is a symptom of Epilepsy which is defined as anyone with two or more seizures. Historically people with seizures were thought to be possessed by the devil.
Region we Serve: EFNC is the primary resource for information to the more than 140,000 people with epilepsy and to their families and physicians, who live in the 45 counties we serve – from Fresno to Oregon. We answer questions and refer patients and families.
Epilepsy is the hidden disease. People with epilepsy are often isolated and may not know anyone else who has seizures because they are afraid to disclose it. Our goal is to take epilepsy out of the closet – to end the stigma so that people can reveal that they have epilepsy without concern about repercussions.
•Free of charge, the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California trains teachers, nurses, companies and first responders about epilepsy, how to recognize a seizure and the simple steps of first aid.
•Youth Summer Camp, a unique sleep-away camp for children with epilepsy who need round-the-clock medical support. All children with epilepsy between the ages of 9 and 16 may attend the camp regardless of ability to pay.
•We conduct support groups, organize a unique art-therapy program for people with epilepsy, and establish public awareness events such as the Epilepsy Awareness Stroll.
First Aid Tips:
1. Don’t panic.
2. If possible place the person on their side with a pillow under the head.
3. Remove dangerous objects from nearby.
4. Do not put anything in the mouth.
5. Do not try to restrain movement. (understand that they may lash out but this is not directed at you and is not under their control)
6. Time the length of the seizure.
7. There is no need to call 911 unless the seizure lasts longer than five minutes or the person is injured as a result of a seizure.
8. Stay with the person until you are certain they are fully conscious and are aware.
What you can do: Support every physician, researcher, clinician, patient and innovator. Collaborate with and being a resource for all of these groups is the purpose of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California. Since 1953 the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California has been leading the fight to stop seizures and to overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. Accept someone with epilepsy as any other member of the group.
Katherine Keeney, President/ CEO
Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
155 Montgomery Street, Ste 309
San Francisco CA 95818
Vizion Image Media and SWOOCHTV Presents
Get Active! Youth Rally
Saturday November 30, 2013
Podesto Teen Impact Center, Stockton
Start: 1:00 p.m.
Free Event! Free food, games and raffle prizes
SWOOCH (Serving With Other Organizations to Change Humanity) is a community-service based organization that encourages the youth to become INVOLVED, EMPOWERED, and GET ACTIVE in their communities.
Due to the recent rise of violence within the local community and throughout the Nation, SWOOCH saw the need to immediately take action. One effort is to create a platform in whereas SWOOCH can engage the Youth within the local communities. This year SWOOCH is teaming up locally with Podesto Teen Impact Center with a SWOOCH Get Active! Rally on November 30, 2013.
Join SWOOCH as we get you hyped, informed and activated to serve your community while bringing a little fun, excitement, and entertainment! One key to the success of this rally is the empowerment of the youth to become INVOLVED and GET ACTIVE in their schools and communities.
And of course the event is free! Free food games and raffle prizes! Come out and be empowered!
For more information contact:
Esther L., Director
Home Instead Senior Care
Offers Free Alzheimer's Caregiver Training Sessions
Home Instead Senior Care, the world's leading provider of home care services for seniors, recently announced new survey results revealing that Americans fear developing Alzheimer's disease more than any other major life-threatening disease, including cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
The Marist Institute for Public Opinion survey of more than 1,200 Americans was designed to gain perspective on the most pressing concerns associated with Alzheimer's, including diagnosis and the difficulties of caring for a loved one with the disease. Survey highlights include:
*Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent ) have had a personal experience with someone with Alzheimer's and/or a serious memory loss problem.
*61 percent of Americans feel unprepared to care for a loved one diagnosed with the disease.
*If diagnosed with the disease, Americans most fear the inability to care for oneself, and burdening others (68 percent); followed by losing memory of life and loved ones (32 percent).
*A plurality of Americans - 44 percent - cite the illness as their most feared disease compared to 33 percent who cite cancer.
*More than other generations, a majority of Americans over 65 years of age (the silent/greatest generation) - 56 percent - fear an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
*When asked if it would be harder to receive an Alzheimer's diagnosis or care for someone with the disease, Americans are equally split down the middle, 50/50.
HOME INSTEAD'S ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVING TRAINING PROGRAM As a response to the fears associated with the disease, and to better equip caregivers to manage difficult behaviors associated with the disease, Home Instead Senior Care recently launched a unique, first-of-its-kind Alzheimer's training program for caregivers, called Alzheimer's CARE. The free training program is available online, and hundreds of free in-person sessions are being offered across the U.S. in December. The Alzheimer's CARE training program is based on input from renown aging and dementia experts, and offers a tailored, fresh approach to coping with challenging behaviors associated with the disease. The approach encourages mental engagement to help relatives remain safely at home and in familiar surroundings as long as possible, and family members learn to immerse themselves in the mindsets of their loved ones to help manage various behavioral symptoms.
For more information on a training session near you, or to take the free online course, call 888-692-5129 or visitwww.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com
Dr. Amy D'Aprix, Spokesperson
Home Instead Senior Care
Second Harvest Food Bank
"Let's Talk Turkey"
Our Goal is to help feed Over 3,200 families in need for the Holiday
December 13, 20130 Oak Valley Community Bank 4120 Dale Rd. Modesto CA 12:00pm-6:00pm
Second Harvest Food Bank helps over 35,000 individuals in need each month throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.We accomplish this through our three programs; Food Assistance, Food 4 Thought, and Senior Brown Bag. We partner with over190 non-profit agencies, various community centers and many schools to help us distribute out approximately 1 million pounds of food each month. - See more at: http://www.localfoodbank.org/#sthash.AuHXPc1h.dpuf
Jessica Vaughan, Community Development Manager
Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties
704 E. Industrial Park Drive
Manteca, CA 95337
The Borgen Project
Mission Statement: The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We’re the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.
For example, we spend a lot of our time garnering public support to encourage congressional leaders to sponsor legislation to fund US AID. We also meet with congressional leaders and their staff to discuss the benefits to both other nations and our own that result from ending extreme global poverty. Other steps we take include educating the public on those same points we bring up to congressional leaders and spreading awareness of the issue.
Extreme Global Poverty
-1 in 7 people in the world is malnourished, undernourished, or starving, more than the populations of NA and EUR combined.
-Poverty leads to more poverty because it leads to overpopulation.
-In 2008, 8.8 million children died before their 5th birthday.
What Has Been Done?
-Hunger has been cut in half in China since the 90s
-Smallpox has been eradicated world-wide
-In the past 50 years, infant and child deaths have been cut in half in developing worlds
-US has spent $30 billion to aid, as opposed to the $600 billion spent on military
-The US promised to offer .7% of their gross national income as aid along with a multitude of countries, failing by only offering less than .2%, ranked 19th after 18 other countries, 5 exceeding the promised amount.
Why Get Involved and How?
-It is a fact that we have the resources in this day and age to eradicate extreme global poverty
-Less poverty means more consumers which will stimulate all economies
-Less poverty means less overpopulation
-84% of military officers said development aid is at least as effective as military efforts
-Over 50 3 and 4 star generals have asked Congress to increase aid as a means to protect the US
-You can help by educating people every day
-You can help by calling your 3 congressional leaders weekly and leaving their secretary a message showing your support for related legislation and increases in funds to US AID
The Borgen Project