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Catholic heart workcamp

DAVISON — Teens from all over the country are participating in the weeklong Catholic HEART Workcamp in Davison from July 17-21. The teens will be housed and sleeping on the floor of St. John the Evangelist Family Center.

Their week of service reaches out to help those in need. They will work on projects such as painting, general home repairs, cleaning, landscaping, and interacting with children at local daycare centers in low-income communities. They will also be involved in food distribution, homeless shelters, and outreach centers.

The HEART Workcamp started 18 years ago in Florida with 100 campers under the direction of Steve and Lisa Walker. Since 1993, the program has grown to include more than 10,000 campers in 42 cities across the country and Jamaica and Mexico.

The goal of Heart Workcamp is two-fold. It gives teens a chance to serve and give back to the community and also an opportunity to live out their faith.

Some local social agencies in partnership with the HEART Workcamp are: Genesee County Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, North End Soup Kitchen, St. Luke Outreach Center in Flint, Michigan Christian Youth Camp & Retreat Center, Seven Ponds Nature Center, Imlay City Summer Migrant Education Program, Toys for Tots, St. Michael in Flint, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Flint, Blessed Sacrament in Burton, St. Luke in Flint, Carriage Town Ministries, Salem Housing Project, Outreach East, St. John Christian Service, Christ the King in Flint and the Boy Scouts

Details: 810-652-0304 ext. 272, or— G.G.

McLaren offers facts about back and neck pain

DAVISON — Area residents are invited to join McLaren’s spine experts at this free community program June 30. Registration is 5:30-6 p.m. and the program is 6-7 p.m. It will take place at the St. John’s Family Center (lower level), 505 N. Dayton, in Davison. There will be light refreshments

Register now by calling 1-877-625-2736.

Speakers will include: David Fernandez, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon; Jawad Shah, M.D., Neurosurgeon; and Angel Rigueros, D.O., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician.

Topics will include: How can the Spine Express Program help you? General overview of spinal surgery? Non-surgical management of back pain.— G.G.

Genesys offers breastfeeding help for new moms

GENESEE COUNTY — The Family Birthing Center of Genesys now offers help for moms who need guidance with breastfeeding. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding begins, and sometimes new moms need assistance as they begin breastfeeding their baby. Women can turn to Genesys and its outpatient breastfeeding clinic for assistance, resources and support. A pediatrician — Sara Pendleton, MD, medical director of Pediatrics at Genesys; and a lactation consultant staff the clinic.

Mothers can find help for the following at the Genesys outpatient breastfeeding clinic: poor latch, insufficient milk supply, engorgement, painful breastfeeding, poor weight gain, prematurity, cleft palate, Down Syndrome and tongue-tie. The clinic at Genesys is one of the first physician-led clinics in Michigan. Mothers can make their own appointments or request a referral from their family physician.

Details: Call 810-606-5898. — G.G.

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