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North Ashley Centre
Address: 2953 A
North Ashley St,
Valdosta, GA 31602
The Transformations Program is forming its first class of 2018. There are 5 slots left for students.
The Transformations program is a 3 phase program using curriculum from several publishers. It lasts from 9-11 months and shows its participants how to move forward in life in the areas of education, employment, and finance management.
they will be taking pre-applications online through Feb 5th. Interviews for the program will be Thursday, Feb 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Class will begin on February 15th at 6pm.
Interviews and classes will be held at Park Ave United Methodist Church 100 E Park Ave. On class nights they serve dinner from 6-6: 30 pm and then class is from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Students receive a cash stipend each week for coming to class on time, doing their homework, and participating in class. If you know someone who might be interested, please share this information with them.
This is the youth version and is open to anyone who is involved with youth in any way (parent, caretaker, foster parent, youth leader, DFCS, teacher, faith leaders, etc.). The course teaches participants to recognize signs and symptoms early and how to distinguish between normal adolescence versus mental health needs. The Adult class will be announced in a separate post.
3 hours of "Love Your Neighbor Day" on February 10th starting at 10 AM
LogistiCare, known for it's transportation of Medicaid patients also transports patients with the following insurers:
Amerigroup, Humana, United Health Care, Anthem Medicare Advantage and Wellpoint.
The Counties served and their contact information can be found on our Transportation page.
Click below to view or download the flyer.
An outbreak of influenza is apparently peaking in the Rome area which has prompted Redmond Regional Medical Center, Floyd Medical Center and Polk Medical Center to restrict visitors to the hospitals.
All three hospitals are restricting visitors to immediate family members and no one under the age of 13.
The flu can cause serious complications, even be fatal, particularly for the very young, the elderly and those with certain existing medical conditions.
Northwest Georgia Public Health spokesman Logan Boss said the predominant strain that is going around is the H3N2. "It's an A strain that can be particularly tough for the very young and the elderly," Boss said.
Boss said this strain typically results in more hospitalization and deaths than are seen in the "normal" flu season. Boss said of the five confirmed flu deaths in Georgia, one was an elderly Bartow County resident with underlying medical conditions.
Nancy Nydam, a spokesman for the Department of Public Health in Atlanta said more than 300 people have been hospitalized across the state.
Boss said he would not be surprised at all if the number of flu-related deaths does not go up.
"Normally, the peak of our flu season is in February," Boss said.
Redmond Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Andrea Pitts said since Jan. 1 Redmond has tested nearly 200 patients for influenza.
"Of those patients tested, approximately 20 percent have tested positive for the flu. This is an increase from December when of 274 patients tested, 9.5 percent showed positive results for the flu."
“If you think you have the flu, the best action to take is to visit your primary care doctor or an urgent care office as soon as possible,” said Dr. Robert Holcombe Jr., medical director, Floyd Urgent Care.
Visitorswho are allowed to see loved ones in the local hospitals are encouraged to wash their hands frequently while in the hospital and wear protective face masksin the event they are asked to do so.
“It is not too late to get a flu shot,” says J. Patrick O’Neal, M.D., DPH commissioner. “Every individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine — not just for their own protection, but to protect others around them who may be more vulnerable to the flu and its complications.”
"Influenza is probably the most unpredictable infectious disease that we deal with in public health," Boss said. "It makes it incredibly difficult to develop vaccines, it's a guessing game, to develop a vaccine that will be effective against a flu virus six months out." Boss admitted the vaccine this year has been less effective than some in years gone by but said it's still the best protection available.
GED Information age 16-24 for the Tifton Area
Posted on the American Red Cross FB page:
Due to this next round of cold weather with temps dipping below 30 over the next several nights, these organizations have graciously agreed to house blankets for anyone who needs them. Stay warm!
American Red Cross of South Georgia, 509 N. Patterson St. 2nd floor, Suite 201 Hours: Monday through Friday from 9-5
Salvation Army Office, 320 Smithland Place Hours: 8:30 until 3, Monday through Friday except for Monday, January 15
Salvation Army Shelter, 317 Virginia Ave., Hours: 6 pm to 7 am
LAMP, 714 Charlton St., Hours: 8 am - 4 pm at the shelter day center M-F, day center is the last door on the side of the building facing the parking lot and from 4 pm to 8 pm from the second door on the front porch of the building facing Charlton St. Please ring bell for service.
United Way, 210 W. Park Avenue, Hours: 8:00-4:30, Monday through Friday
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