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Carilion to host CARE event
Expo will offer information on available services in the community

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital has organized a Community Access Resource Expo (CARE) for Wednesday, June 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Essig Recreation Center.

Information on mental health, basic needs, social support, self-help groups, senior care, children and family services, among other topics, will be available for Franklin County families and individuals.

"A community health needs assessment was completed last year, and the results showed that Franklin County citizens were unaware of the resources available to them," said Gail Nordhaus, community health educator with CFMH. "This event is in reaction to that assessment and our way of bringing awareness to the many valuable resources available to citizens in Franklin County."

Some of the organizations that will be on hand at the expo include Helping Hands of Franklin County, Franklin County Resource Center, Connect Hearing, Family Preservation Services, Franklin County Health Department, Franklin County Perinatal Education Center and FRESH Coalition.

Also available will be representatives from Southern Virginia Child Advocacy, Voice of the Blue Ridge and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

The event is free and free childcare for children over age 4 will be available at the Franklin County YMCA while parents attend the expo.

"We think this a really valuable event for community members," said Allison Buth with Carilion Clinic.

The event is a collaborative effort between the hospital and the United Way of Franklin County, Franklin County Parks and Recreation, Franklin County YMCA and the Healthy Community Action Team (HCAT). 

For more information, call (800) 422-8482.

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