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Help in the Swimming Pool is the Life’s Work of One Local Senior

Lake Ridge, VA–When Carol Cornutt was looking for a retirement community, her ‘must have’ feature was a swimming pool. Carol is a former physical education teacher from Eureka, California. She spent her entire career in the public school system and primarily taught swimming to high school students. When she first retired, she moved from the Redwood Country to the California …

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NEW BREASTFEEDING ROOMS OPEN IN LOCAL FACILITIES

            (MANASSAS, Va.) —Breastfeeding mothers in the area now have multiple options for taking care of their babies’ needs in comfort and privacy. The Prince William Health District (PWHD) and the Prince William Health Partnership have created dedicated breastfeeding rooms at key facilities throughout the greater Prince William area. The Obesity Prevention Through Healthy Communities grant …

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Prince William Health System to Host Healthcare Decision Forums

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Prince William Health System will host two public forums on Monday, April 15, to discuss advance care planning, including advance directives. Nationally, only three in 10 adults have taken the time to create an advance directive; however, 60 percent of individuals state they do not want to burden their families with end-of-life decisions. …

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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

By Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher Headlines bombard us every day with tragic and sad news. If you follow them, you know many involve some type of sexual abuse. As upsetting and at times overwhelming as this reality is, it is important to remember our role and responsibility in its prevention. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we …

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When Families Get Angry

When Families Get Angry is a three session, six hour course, developed to assist parents in understanding and constructively dealing with anger in the home.  It will focus on anger between parents, parents and children, and siblings, with recognition of influences from outside forces. Advanced registration is required, walk-in registrations are not accepted. Upon completion of the class a certificate …

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GEORGETOWN SOUTH EARLY HEAD START CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER RECEIVES VIRGINIA’S HIGHEST QUALITY RATING OF FIVE STARS

Georgetown South Early Head Start Child Development Center is the first center in the state to earn Virginia Star Quality Initiative’s highest star rating of five stars. Georgetown South, located in Manassas, Virginia, is a program of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). Georgetown South and NVFS have been working with The Early Childhood Partnership, a non-profit early care and education …

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PRINCE WILLIAM HEALTH SYSTEM CELEBRATES CERTIFIED NURSES DAY

Prince William Health System celebrated Certified Nurses Day on March 19th by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care: Certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN): Julia Burgess, RN; Rene Ernest, RN; Jan  Griffin, RN; Sarah Herbert, RN ; Katie Hoffman, RN; Darcy Jenkins, RN; Janet …

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Manassas City Police Department Participates in National Drug Take-Back on April 27

City of Manassas, VA . . . On Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. join the Manassas City Police Department, the Prince WilliamCounty Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in preventing pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  In Manassas, residents can participate at Prince …

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Potomac Radiation Oncology Center Opens in New Location and Offers Latest Cancer Fighting Technology

New Equipment Allows for Faster, Safer Cancer Treatment   Woodbridge, VA –  Potomac Radiation Oncology Center, a service of Inova and Sentara Healthcare, treated its first patient in its new location in the Century Medical Building on Wednesday, February 27th. The Center will offer the latest cancer fighting technology, the Trilogy™ linear accelerator and imaging system from Varian Medical Systems. …

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Free Community Fall Risk Screenings Offered

Project Mend-A-House, a non-profit organization serving seniors, veterans, the disabled and low-income residents of Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park, is offering fall risk screenings at NO CHARGE to adults over 60. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The first screening will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at …

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