American Advantage Home Care opens Flint office, expands service territory

FLINT — American Advantage Home Care, a full-service home health care agency that provides skilled care 24/7, is celebrating the opening of its Flint office with a ribbon-cutting and open house, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be refreshments and giveaways. The public is invited. Reservations are not required. The new Flint office serves as a regional administrative hub, […]

$1 million in federal funds to advance patient care improvements

LANSING — The Michigan departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) have partnered to leverage more than $1 million in federal funds to continue the statewide integration of electronic health record systems and pharmacy dispensation systems with the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS). “Every Michigander deserves quality, efficient care, and using this funding to […]

Financial Plus baking treats to raise funds for Hurley’s Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Program

FLINT — Get your sweet tooth ready, Financial Plus Credit Union will host its Annual Pink Night Palooza Bake Sale on Sept. 27 at all Financial Plus locations. Bake sale items will be available from 9 a.m. until all items are gone. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from this sale will stay here in our community to directly […]

Making the world a better place

I recently read a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) article about five teenagers who have changed the world. This seems to be something which is occurring more and more, and I almost have to believe the world is in some form of evolution; in fact I have felt that way for the last couple of years. The five mentioned in the […]

UM-Flint’s pro bono PT clinic celebrates anniversary

FLINT — PT HEART will hold an Open House for campus and community Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., to celebrate one-year anniversary serving the Flint community in the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village. PT HEART (Physical Therapy, Health Education, and Rehabilitation Treatment), UM-Flint’s student-led, pro-bono clinic, is located at 4119 N. Saginaw St. It was established in January 2012. It is […]

McLaren Flint’s Trauma Program offering CarFit Education for mature drivers

FLINT — McLaren Flint is hosting a CarFit program and would like to invite area seniors to participate on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the McLaren Hospitality House, 3170 Beecher Rd., Flint. Registration is required as participation is by appointment only. The CarFit process includes education on mirror adjustments, how close the driver sits to the steering wheel, […]

MCC fast tracks vets into dental assisting careers

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) has made it easier for military veterans to transition from military to civilian life by helping them translate their military training into a civilian career pathway in Dental Assisting. The College developed a Dental Assistant Military Bridge Program to enable former military personnel who were trained as a Dental Assistant Apprentice (USAF), Dental Specialist […]

Local talent development leader Wanda Bigelow honored

KALAMAZOO — Wanda Bigelow of GST Michigan Works! was awarded Michigan’s “Shining Star” Award today by the Michigan Works! Association for her efforts to meet employment needs in Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties. Bigelow received the award at the Association’s annual conference in Kalamazoo. Bigelow serves as the apprenticeship success coordinator for GST Michigan Works!. In this […]

In brief

Today! Empty Bowls 2019 FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hosts their annual fundraiser Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Your $25 ticket entitles you to soup, bread, and dessert from a variety of local chefs and restaurants. You will also take home a one-of-a-kind pottery bowl, created by local artisans at the Flint Institute of […]

Cavaliers blanked by Lapeer in soccer

LAPEER – Carman-Ainsworth soccer was handed a 7-0 shutout at Lapeer on Monday. Lapeer led 4-0 at halftime. Alex MacNaughton recorded a hat trick for the Lightning and Ammon Howell, Zach Musgrave, Gavin Bowlin and Austin Castaneda each added a goal. Carman-Ainsworth hosted the Cavalier Classic on Saturday where it beat Birch Run 1-0 in a shootout to win the […]