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Painless Chiropractic now Kennedy Decompression Technique certified

FENTON — Dr. James Ide and the staff at the Painless Chiropractic of Fenton are pleased to announce that they are now certified in the Kennedy Decompression Technique. The Kennedy Decompression Technique is a credible, decompression certification course which involves 12 hours of online training and 12 hours of hands on decompression training. It is approved through the Logan College of Chiropractic. At this certification course, Dr. Ide learned how to properly classify patients into certain categories based upon performing many examinations. Based upon the results found from these examinations, the now certified decompression practitioner can effectively treat disc symptom patients with the highest level of knowledge and expertise. Dr. Ide is one of just a few KDT certified practitioners in the Genesee and surrounding areas. Contact Painless Chiropractic of Fenton at 810-618- 6380 or visit them at 2803 W. Silver Lake Rd. Fenton. — G.G.

VAAA to hold meeting

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) will host its 11th Annual Meeting on March 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center at 805 Health Park Boulevard. Meeting highlights include the presentation of awards for Aging Partner of the Year, Centenarian of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.

The cost to attend is $20, which includes a buffet breakfast. To R.S.V.P. to the event, please call Elizabeth Williams at 810-249- 6534 or e-mail to by Monday, March 6, 2017. Please make checks payable to Valley Area Agency on Aging.

As Valley Area Agency on Aging marks its 43-year anniversary, the Annual Meeting celebrates the accomplishments of the Agency and the aging network, and it recognizes extraordinary seniors in our community. — G.G.

Michigan schools can apply for Wellness Award

LANSING — Michigan schools that are taking action to promote healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles are encouraged to apply for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 2017 School Wellness Award.

The Michigan School Wellness Award encourages schools to establish School Health Teams, complete the Healthy School Action Tools and implementing sustainable policy and environmental changes to create healthier schools. The deadline for schools to submit applications is midnight April 19. The application and additional information about the award is at

MDHHS presents the award in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Action for Healthy Kids and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. — G.G.

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