September Newsletter - Mark Your Calendars for 10/13/2019!
Don't miss all the news and updates coming from our clinic!
Steve Thompson's Retirement
It is with saddened hearts our clinic says Happy Retirement to Steve Thompson. Steve has been an immeasurable asset to our clinic, staff, volunteers, and each individual that he had the pleasure of meeting while working at Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center.
Steve, we would like to wish you a wonderful retirement. Enjoy this new chapter of your life and we hope it's filled with good health, relaxation, and fun! It's been such a pleasure working with you; you've set such an example to us all with your dedication and hard work. We will miss your great laugh, warm heart, and seeing you delight in Tim Horton's coffee & muffin each morning, Congratulations on your retirement!
Bowl to Help
Mark your calendar, 10/13/2019, it's our 11th Annual Bowl to Help!
Come join us for at our family-friendly, super fun, bowling fundraiser, happening Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at The Columbus Square Bowling Palace from 12pm - 4:00pm.
PRICE: Adult (18+) - $25; Child (Under Age 18) - $10
When registering children, there should be 1 adult for every 2 children in attendance.
PRICE INCLUDES: UNLIMITED bowling, FREE shoes rental, food, refreshments, activities and prizes for the children, costume contest, and a ticket for raffle drawing.
Visit https://www.helpinghandsfreeclinic.org/events2019 to find out more about this event and to purchase your ticket.
Want to be involved with this event as a volunteer, contact our clinic at 614-262-5094!
Results of Pilot Program - Performing Physical Exams on Tuesdays
Our Pilot Program Has Ended & RESULTS are in!
Our clinic's 6-week pilot program, administering physical exams on Tuesdays during the TB Skin Testing Program has ended. Typically we hold our physicals during our Free Clinic on Thursdays, but we wanted to see if our patient population would benefit from having physicals be done on Tuesdays as well.
The results are in and we have some exciting news about this program!
Our clinic was pleasantly surprised with the outcome we had with this program. Over the six weeks the program was in place, the providers performed 42 physicals and nurses administered 103 TB Skin Tests. With the increase we saw in the number of patients who came to our facility, not only for TB test, but physicals as well, we believe that this is a program we may adopted in the near future. We are happy to help save some time and give our patients a jump start in their careers and/or school.
November Open House
Save the date for Our Open House!
Please join us on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, as we applaud the move we made one year ago today to Epworth United Methodist Church! To acknowledge how far we've come in this first year in our new home, we're hosting an Open House and we want you to be there!
There will be a brief program at 6:00 PM, but guests are welcome to come and go as they please. Throughout the event, Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center staff and team members will provide clinic tours and updates on clinic events. The event will include light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
We would love to have you celebrate our move with us! No RSVP Necessary!
Dinner and Manual Labor Volunteers
There are some rooms throughout the clinic that are in need of some tender, love, and care. If you, or anyone you know, is in the manual labor field please contact our clinic. Our clinic is seeking individuals interested in helping paint and to spruce up the facility.
Also, if you, or anyone you know, enjoys providing meals for our wonderful volunteers – our clinic is looking for dinner preparation help for our Thursday night clinic.
If you are interested and/or available to help us, please feel free to reach out to Sogand at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.