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Offered by the Guthrie Healthcare System, June 12th, 6-8 PM

Fundraising Tournament for Guthrie Hospice Programs, June 20th starting at 8:30 AM

Cornell Coperative Extension - Tioga County now accepting applications

A training for youth serving/youth-supporting organizations and individuals. Call for more information:
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Rural Health Network Offers Chronic Disease Education Classes

Chronic Disease Self-

Management Program

Supported by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield; University at Albany - Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness; and the New York State Office of Rural Health, Rural Health Network will offer FREE Living Healthy Workshops on Tuesdays May 20 - June 24th. Facilitated by Peer Leaders who have completed the  Stanford Patient Education Peer Leadership training, workshops will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Northern Broome Senior Center in Whitney Point. Contact us to learn how you can register!


National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Thanks to a grant from the New York State Health Foundation, Rural Health Network will offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  This program can help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by teaching incremental lifestyle changes addressing healthier eating, physical activity, and weight loss strategies. We are currently registering participants, and when the class is full, DPP will be held Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Mary Wilcox Memorial Library on Main Street in Whitney Point. Call Rural Health Network  to learn more and to sign up!

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Classes and materials are free! Contact Donna at (607) 692-7669 to register or for more information. 

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6th - 12th) the Southern Tier Regional Volunteer Center, based at United Way of Broome County, partnered with agencies across the community to help honor the volunteers and organizations who give many hours of their time and talents to the betterment of our community. The Center is part of New York State's Volunteer Generation Grant and New Yorkers Volunteer. Receiving special recognition were the AmeriCorps and VISTA members serving with the Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC), along with their host site agencies. Members of the RHSC also contributed to the event with presentations and trainings, and participated in the panel discussion "Life After AmeriCorps".
Ben Pate (second-year VISTA member at Rural Health Network) and Erin Summerlee (second-year AmeriCorps member at the Food and Health Network) present on Volunteer Program Evaluation.
Members of the Rural Health Service Corps (L-R): Chelsea Reome, Ann Moring, Maranda McFadden, Zach Elkind, Jessica Spellane, Amanda Barker, Amy Radcliff, and Claire Huang.
2013-14 Rural Health Service Corps Members and their Host Site Supervisors. 
Honorees and their guests enjoy networking during the recognition event: (L-R) Gail Coward (guest), Kenneth Naughton (Southern Tier Aids Program volunteer) Doris Summerlee (guest), Erin Summerlee (Food and Health Network AmeriCorps member), Jack Salo (Rural Health Network), Diane Albrecht (Food and Health Network member), Susannah Reese (Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tioga) and Rosemarie Kleitz (Broome County Council of Churches). 
Rural Health Network of South Central New York is proud of the service of the Rural Health Service Corps AmeriCorps and VISTA members, the partner organizations they serve with, and the quality of the work they do to help rural individuals and families. To view a full list of those recognized with their host sites, please click here. 
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