In Brief

Salvation ready to help

— The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program is intended to help Genesee County residents who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas.

To sign up for assistance you must have the following documents with you. Examples for each item appear in parenthesis. NO EXCEPTIONS.

• Current I.D. for all adults in the household (Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan State I.D.)

• Proof of dependents in the home (Social Security cards — birth certificates will be accepted for newborns only).

• Current Bills — Bills must contain the name and address of the individual applying for assistance. Current bills include Rent, Mortgage, Water, Gas, Electric, Telephone, Cable, etc.

• Proof of Income (Pay stubs, Child Support Statement, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, DHS Statement, Unemployment/Workman’s Comp, etc.)

You must have all the information listed above at the time of your application.You will be asked to leave and return with it.

Sign up at one the following locations: Flint Citadel Corps, 211 W. Kearsley St., Flint, 810-232-2196; and the Flint Beecher Corps, 1475 W. Coldwater Rd., 810- 789-4003. — G.G.

Holiday Box Program opens soon

The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Holiday Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s lowincome families for 86 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. 23. Details: 810-744-1840.

Diabetes care seminar

— “Achieving excellence in diabetes care,” a one day seminar offered by Genesys on Nov. 10, is designed for nurses, physicians and other health care providers who manage patients with diabetes. This full day of lectures by specialists in the field of diabetes takes place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center in Grand Blanc Township.

Goal of the seminar is to provide clinicians with additional tools to manage patients with diabetes by using safe practice strategies, incorporating microvascular and macrovascular prevention and treatment strategies, and implementing strategies that support patient adherence to medical recommendations.

A total of 6.25 CME credits are available.

Cost of the seminar is $75 for physicians; and $50 for retired physicians, nurses and other health care providers.

To sign up for “Achieving excellence in diabetes care,” call Genesys at 810-606-6527 or register online at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center is located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center – Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township (Holly Road at Baldwin). — G.G.

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