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Pinterest Christmas with the Kids

Pinterest Christmas with the Kids

Momservation: Christmas should be the number one reason people have kids.

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Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

As the holidays approach, remember, it is time for the “Annual Turkey Drive” hosted by the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and City of Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Detrick.

With many individuals, families, and seniors in the Elk Grove area struggling to make financial ends meet, we are asking for community assistance to help with donations so that we may provide them with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  

We are asking for the following donations:

Frozen Turkeys (12-16 lbs. preferred)
Canned cranberry sauce
Stuffing mix
Instant mashed potatoes
Canned/dry gravy
Canned vegetables
Canned pie filling
Canned fruits

Donations can be dropped off at Elk Grove Food Bank Services at 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140 from November 12th – 22nd (Monday – Friday) 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 23rd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sac Hope - Typhoon Haiyan Survival Relief Rebuild Drive

Sac Hope - Typhoon Haiyan Survival Relief Rebuild Drive

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World Diabetes Day observed Nov. 14

World Diabetes Day observed Nov. 14

On Thursday, November 14, San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will take part in the local observation of World Diabetes Day. According to the 2011- 2012 California Health Interview Survey, 10.9% (53,000) of the adult population in San Joaquin County has diabetes. In California, the rate is 8.4%. These high numbers illustrate the need to educate county residents about the risk for diabetes and how to prevent the crippling effects of this disease.

Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways. San Joaquin County Health Officer, Dr. Karen Furst advises, “It is important for people with diabetes and their families, to work together to manage diabetes and prevent serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage.” Usually, people with diabetes who have a strong family support system are better able to cope with the day-to-day demands associated with the disease.

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Because it is National Adoption Month and Prematurity Awareness Month and because I can’t imagine how much better my life could possibly be not seeing this beautiful smile everyday and enjoying the warmth of his hugs, reveling in his quiet … Continue reading →

Free flu vaccine clinics for San Joaquin county residents

Free flu vaccine clinics for San Joaquin county residents

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will provide seasonal influenza vaccinations free of charge on Monday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out), at two community sites in Stockton: Delta College in Upper Danner Hall and downtown, next to the Stockton WorkNet office on South Lincoln Street. These special flu vaccine clinics are open to everyone, 3 years of age and older. They are “walk-in” clinics and no appointment is required.

Those who do not have health insurance and those at highest risk of complications from the flu, including pregnant women and persons with long term medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illness, are especially encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Flu vaccination is also important for people who live with or care for people at high risk for influenza-related complications, and for anyone caring for newborns.

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

While high school graduation rates appear to be up in the Central Valley, Stanislaus and San Joaquin schools are determined to increase them further by implementing valuable programs to help keep kids in school.

Slated to roll out this month, Come Back Kids — a new charter school run by the Stanislaus County Office of Education — was specifically designed to address the academic needs of students 16 through 23 who are at risk of not completing high school or who have already dropped out.