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May Newsletter

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Ginnie Schaffer

We are mourning the loss of our of dedicated and faithful volunteer, Ginnie Schaffer.  Ginnie passed in April after falling at her home in Hilton Head.  She has been involved in the clinic for many, many years and has been a faithful and dedicated clinic volunteer.  She is a member of Ascension Lutheran Church on Morse Road. 

Ascension Lutheran Church is hosting a service to honor and remember Ginnie on Sunday, May 26th at 3 PM.  Ascension Lutheran Church welcomes all to attend.

Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center also wants to respect and remember Ginnie here at our clinic.  Our clinic will be partnering with Epworth United Methodist Church and Ascension Lutheran Church to host a service for Ginnie on Thursday, May 23rd at 12 PM at Epworth United Methodist Church.  That evening's clinic will also be dedicated to Ginnie.  We encourage all to attend, including the clinic community, the Ascension Lutheran community, and Ginnie's loved ones.

Communications and Fundraising VISTA Position

This is the last month to apply for our AmeriCorps VISTA position!  We're looking for a Communications and Fundraising Associate to work with us from July 2019 to July 2020.  If you or anyone you know is interested in working at Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center, please have them apply at:https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=86659&fromSearch=trueor give us a call at (614) 262-5094.

Welcome Sogand!

It is official!  We have hired an Operations Manager to join our team.  Sogand Abbasi will join our team this month after volunteering

at the clinic for many years.  She has a lot of great ideas and we're excited to have her on the team. 

To get to know Sogand, grab her to chat during an upcoming clinic or take a look at her bio which is already up on the website!

Healthy U

Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center is offering a FREE Healthy U Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop. The workshop will take place on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM starting on May 28th and ending on July 2nd.  During the Healthy U sessions, people with different chronic conditions attend together and the workshops are conducted by two facilitators (our counselors Carlotta and Jan!).

For more information and to sign-up, go to: https://www.helpinghandsfreeclinic.org/patient-resources under "Healthy U".  Registration is required, so sign up today!

PCC Community Day Volunteer

Physician's CareConnection (PCC) is hosting a Community Day on May 19th and Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center has been invited to host a table at the event.

We are looking for a few volunteers to represent the clinic from 12-4 PM on May 19th.  We'd love to share what we do with the local community and we're looking for some volunteers who can help us do that!

For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, reach out to Sogand at sabbasi@helpinghandsfreeclinic.org. 

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides resources throughout the year, but highlight some especially powerful resources during Hepatitis Awareness Month.  Take a look at their website for information on Hepatitis A through E:  https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hepawarenessabcs.htm

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Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center

5100 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229

614-262-5094

info@helpinghandsfreeclinic.org

The Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center is a member of the Charitable Healthcare Network and The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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