Healthy Communities Coalition September 2016 Events

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The Fernley Reporter

The Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties will be hosting several events in September, including several in Fernley.

Wednesday Weight Loss Support Group and Zumba Gold:  Healthy Communities hosts a weight loss support group which meets every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at the Dayton Valley Community Center at 170 Pike Street. There is an option to also attend a Zumba Gold class after each meeting ($5 per Zumba class). Zumba Gold is a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original dance exercise moves at a lower-intensity. The Weight Loss group meetings are free, although members are asked for a once a month donation of $5 to the Dayton Preservation Committee for use of the historic building. The purpose of the group is supporting area residents who would like to support each other in safe, healthy ways to lose excess weight and increase wellness. Classes are open to men and women of all ages. For more information, contact Lisa Selmi at 246-7550.

Sept 17th Free Workshop: “Everyone’s an Asset Builder”: Adults are invited to this free workshop and lunch in Fernley. This highly interactive workshop will appeal whether you’re a community leader, coach, teacher, parent, or grandparent. Learn about the things that are essential for young people’s success in school, work, and life. Discover opportunities in your everyday life for making a positive difference. RSVP at the link below to reserve a spot for this workshop that will be held in the multi-purpose room at Fernley Intermediate School at 320 HWY 95A from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Funded through Healthy Communities Coalition. Click on the link below to register and RSVP, or call Jenny at 246-7550 at HCC:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/everyones-an-asset-builder-a-community-workshop-tickets-27425007937

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Sept 17th, Free Workshop: “Family Strengths”: Free event in Fernley for any parenting adult on September 17th from 1pm-3pm in the multi-purpose room at Fernley Intermediate School (320 HWY 95A). Find out about the 5 family strengths that really matter and learn how to build on your family’s strengths. RSVP at the link below to reserve your seat. There will be free resources for the first 25 participants to register. Also, the first 50 parents to respond will be invited to a free lunch. (Or if you attend the free “Everyone is an Asset Builder” workshop on the same day from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., you can also attend the lunch.) Funded through  Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey. Click on the link below to register and RSVP, or call Jenny at 246-7550 at HCC:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-your-familys-strengths-a-workshop-for-parenting-adults-tickets-27425579647

 Sept. 20 Spaghetti Fundraiser at Js Bistro from 4 p.m.-8 p.m., $15: Js Bistro in Dayton is hosting yet another fundraiser to benefit the community. For just $15, you’ll have a delicious spaghetti dinner in historic Old Town Dayton at 30 Pike Street. Their fundraiser benefits a Remote Area Medical event in September that will bring desperately needed free dental, vision and medical care to Northern Nevadans of all ages. For more information about the RAM events serving Nevada, see ramusa.org.

Sept 23-25, Remote Area Medical (RAM) Pop-Up Clinic: Remote Area Medical (RAM), an organization dedicated to providing free, quality health care services, is bringing a 3-day pop-up clinic for both adults and children to rural Silver Springs. There are no eligibility requirements and no identification is necessary. Services are provided on a first come, first served basis. The clinic will be located at the Silver Stage High School at 3755 West Spruce Avenue, Silver Springs, Nevada 89429 on September 23, 24 and 25. Entry numbers are distributed at 3 a.m., three hours before the clinic opens. Free services include dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions,  eye exams and glasses, vaccinations for adults and children (including the zoster vaccination to prevent shingles in adults 60 and older), mental health screenings and referrals,  general medical consultations, and referrals and connections to local follow-up care. The Nevada Health Center Mammovan will also be onsite to offer mammograms (8 a.m. -3:30 p.m. on Sept 23-24 and from 8 a.m. -2 p.m. on Sept 25th.) Volunteers are welcomed and can register at ramusa.org. For questions about the RAM event in Silver Springs, please call Healthy Communities’s RAM hotline at (775) 350-9250.

2016 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, Sept 29: Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, has announced the finalists for the 2016 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 7 categories. Finalists, including Healthy Communities Coalition, have been invited to the Ceremony in Las Vegas where the winner for each category will be announced. The Governor’s Points of Light Awards honor individuals, community-based organizations and businesses for their contribution to communities through volunteer service. Award recipients are selected by a panel of leaders in business, government, and nonprofits from across the state based on criteria showing how their volunteerism exemplifies achievement, need, innovation, mobilization and endurance.

Poet David Lee is in Nevada, Aug-Dec 2016: While he’s in Nevada teaching a graduate level course on poetry at University of Nevada, Reno, acclaimed poet David Lee will also offer poetry readings on the Comstock in historic Silver City (dates to be determined). Lee, professor emeritus of language and literature of Southern Utah University, was named Utah’s first poet laureate in 1997. Dr. Lee has published 22 books of poetry, and was considered as a candidate for Poet Laureate of the United States. His book Last Call was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The Utah Endowment for the Humanities declared him to be one of the 12 greatest writers to ever emerge from the state. The readings will be sponsored through the Resident Artist Program in Silver City with additional support through Healthy Communities Coalition.

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties is a regional, private nonprofit composed of community volunteers of all ages, plus diverse local, state, federal and tribal groups, a small staff and a dedicated board of directors. HCC uses a strategy of building hope, empowering people to help themselves and their communities, encouraging people and communities to recognize and build on their strengths and assets, all while practicing inclusion of all people and the belief that together, there is enough. This approach has allowed HCC to engage diverse group partners, plus community volunteers of all ages and all walks of life, in initiatives broadly grouped around 1)a Healthy Food Hub (increasing access to affordable, locally grown food), 2) a Health and Wellness Hub (increasing access to affordable medical, behavioral health and dental care services, prevention and education), and 3) a Community Development Hub (job skills and leadership development, volunteer opportunities, arts in public spaces, etc.) The Coalition hosts monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9 am, usually at the Silver Springs Community Center (location may vary). These breakfast meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. Please call the HCC office at 775-246-7550 to verify time and location for meetings.

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