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Join in the Fun – Attend a Family Friendly Health Event

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Get out and enjoy spring by participating in an outdoor event. The following are family-friendly events hosted by Prince William County Public Schools and PTOs. If you have an additional school-sponsored event that is open to the community, please send information to [email protected] The Viking Trials – Fun Dash and Festival The Class of …

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Public Invited to Discussion on the Opioid Epidemic

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Prince William County (PWC) residents are invited to attend “The Opioid Epidemic,” an evening of education and discussion, to learn more about opioids in our community. The event will be held on April 5 from 6:30–9:00 p. m. at Battlefield High School. A panel discussion will include the PWC Police Department and Community Services, …

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Infertility Awareness Month and Local Resources for You

One week in April is devoted to infertility awareness. For millions of women, infertility is an issue with which they’re all too familiar and deal with every day. April 22-28 is designated National Infertility Awareness Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate one in eight couples have trouble conceiving; that’s 15 percent of American couples. Dr. Richard Jenet, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at …

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Silver Sneakers Program Running in Gainesville

Provided by Snap Fitness Snap Fitness in Gainesville is now a participating member of the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program. The Silver Sneakers Fitness Program is a free benefit of several Medicare health plans. The goal of the program is to provide an incentive for people 65 years of age and older to be more involved in their community in ways …

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Home Healthcare Entrepreneur Offers Basics on Eldercare

Provided by Kimberly Hartke A local home health care company is making it easier than ever to care for aging parents at home. And, one NIH study shows that the savings to Medicaid and Medicare can be as much as $1,591.00 a month for those ‘aging in place’ rather than going to a nursing home. The Ashburn-based I-CARE Home Health …

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5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk April 14 at Harris Pavilion

Provided by CareNet PRCs The Run 4 Hope Walk 4 Life will take place on April 14 at the Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas. Hundreds of walkers and runners will join us for a fun family-friendly 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk. The annual event begins at 9:00 a. m., and is done to benefit Care Net Pregnancy Resource …

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Ingleside at Home Awarded Best of Home Care® – Leader in Excellence

Provided by Ingleside Ingleside at Home, a service providing range of home care options and part of the Ingleside family of not-for-profit senior care providers, was recently recognized by Home Care Pulse with three awards, including its highest honor. Home Care Pulse is an industry-leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance and presented Ingleside at Home with its Leader …

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Elder Abuse Keynote Speaker Sue Vantine to Present at Navigating the Caregiving Journey on April 28

Provided by Strategic Management Partners Strategic Management Partners is pleased to announce that Sue Vantine will be presenting the keynote address on elder abuse at Navigating the Caregiving Journey on April 28, 2018. Sue is a Community Case Manager, a previous Director of five Home Care franchise locations in Virginia, and the President and Owner of NovaCares, a Patient Advocacy …

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PSA Local Film Screening Highlights Opioid Survivors’ Stories

Provided by League of Women Voters of Prince William Area The statistics were shocking – over 64,000 Americans killed by drug overdoses in 2016, with that number more than doubling by 2018 ( Nat. Center for Health Statistics). The reality of the pain, grief, and death suffered by individual opioid addicts, however, deeply affected the audience for the “Chasing the …

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HOLA to Offer Free Workshop: Biodance by Luz Marina Sarmiento

Provided by Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Action (HOLA) On Saturday, March 24, HOLA is hosting a free workshop about Biodance by Luz Marina. The worshop will be held at TODOS Supermarket  (13905 Jefferson Davis Hwy., second floor meeting room, Woodbridge), starting at 2:00 p. m. Biodance is a system of affective integration through which we awaken and strengthen trust …

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