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PAXTON – People caring for older adults with chronic illnesses are invited to a free six-week program to learn to care for themselves while they're caring for someone else.
The program is being offered by the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, and will begin Nov. 6.
Georgia Womble's boss says she is the type of person you would want by your side in troubled times.
"She's just very compassionate and a very gentle person," said Rosalie Adkins, area administrator for Community Care Systems, where Womble works as a caregiver for elderly clients.
Womble was recently recognized as an Employee of the Year by the Illinois Department on Aging. There were nine statewide recipients of the award honoring older workers who continue to play a very important role in the workforce.
URBANA – Wine tasting and jewelry sales will be part of a new fundraiser sponsored by the Provena Covenant Auxiliary and Foundation.
Proceeds will support the center's lobby renovation and campus revitalization project.
The Wine Tasting and Pearls & More Jewelry Sale is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1802 S. First St., C.
CHAMPAIGN – The Developmental Services Center today was expecting two truckloads of cleaning products from Altrusa International of Champaign-Urbana.
Altrusa, a service organization of business and professional leaders, collected some $2,000 worth of things like detergent and anti-bacterial wipes for the center as part of Make A Difference Day.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Champaign native Lori Greenstein Bremner has won an award from the American Cancer Society Action Network.
The 1975 graduate of Champaign Central High School and 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois lives in Sonoma, Calif., now. She is the daughter of Helen Greenstein, Champaign, and the late Orie Greenstein. As California's state ambassador lead to the society, Bremner, a cancer survivor, facilitated statewide advocacy trainings last year and this year. She also has mobilized other volunteers and participated in various Relay for Life events.
CHAMPAIGN – The Self-Help Center of Family Service has presented seven awards for contributions to the field.
The awards are named for the late Hobart and Molly Mowrer, University of Illinois professors who did pioneering work in the development of self-help locally through the establishment of integrity groups in the 1950s.
URBANA – Jeff Ingrum still remembers a major condition Dr. Robert Scully set to give up his beloved internal medicine practice and accept the job as chief medical officer at Health Alliance Medical Plans: Coverage decisions would be made based on what he thought was right for the health plan's members.
"He's always kept what's best for the patient in mind with every decision he's made," said Ingrum, CEO of Urbana-based Health Alliance.
CHAMPAIGN – The Fight Back Express bus, a venture of the American Cancer Society Action Network, will make a stop in Champaign-Urbana on Saturday morning.
It will be at Huff Hall at Fourth Street and Gregory Drive in Champaign rom 10 to 11 a.m. The public is invited to hear speakers and take along their opinions on the importance of the government's role in defeating cancer.
URBANA – Geralyn Lucas slipped on a surgical gown and looked at her right breast for the last time.
What would it be like, she wondered, when it was gone?
FARMER CITY – City council members reviewed an application by Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services that asks for financial assistance from the city's tax increment financing district for a proposed new medical clinic near the Prairie Ridge subdivision.
The clinic would be located on George Rock Drive, just off Illinois 54 on the city's south side. The location is within the city's TIF 2 project area, on part of the 10.5 acres zoned for commercial development.