Health

$40 produce bundle available for low income seniors

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Produce Bundle-   Additional funding available for low income Seniors to purchase Fresh Local Produce 

Brooksville, Fla. – The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is introducing the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Produce Bundle to Hernando County Seniors who meet income eligibility requirement for food assistance this USDA program. Maximum income limits can be found at www.http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtml 

Flu Prevention

The winter months are approaching and along with it the influenza (flu) season. 
Flu, a contagious respiratory illness triggered by viruses, infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and can lead to death, especially in the young or elderly.
Between December and February every year, flu leaves thousands of Americans needing life-or-death treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU) even if the virus is circulating at unusually low levels.

PHSC student completes her studies with service dog by her side

Meet Ashley Hibbard and her service dog in training Trevor, an 18 month old golden retriever.  Ashley is a student at Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC). She and Trevor attend PHSC together.  Trevor accompanies Ashley to her math class twice a week. Trevor has had about a year of service dog training.  First he was trained the basics by a professional trainer. Currently Ashley is training Trevor on various tasks to complete.

Finding a New Memory Care Community

Yes, there are people available to help, so you can enjoy a well-earned respite. I’m sure at some point your loved one living with dementia has experienced a hospital stay or perhaps even been sent to a rehabilitation facility or nursing community. You may have been approached by an on-staff social worker whose job it is to make recommendations, some of which might be worthwhile.

Last Full Measure

President Abraham Lincoln spoke passionately of, “The last full measure of devotion” during his Gettysburg Address. His hope was that the thousands of Civil War casualties had not died in vain.

For over a decade I witnessed my dad being whittled down to a twig.
Looking back at everything my father had endured, I’ve developed a heartfelt empathy for all those living with dementia, as well as their caregivers.

Oak Hill Hospital Loses Over 1,100 Pounds in weight loss challenge

Spring Hill, Florida – The results of the Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge are in. Oak Hill Hospital’s teams lost a total of 1,162.52 pounds. Oak Hill also boasted second place male for the most weight lost:  John Withee in Food & Nutritional Services (team 048) who lost 45 pounds. Second place overall female for the most weight lost in the Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge was Jennifer Taylor (team 076) who also lost 45 pounds. Total weight loss by all teams during the challenge were 7,295 pounds. Each of Oak Hill Hospital’s teams are as follows:

Oak Hill Hospital offers seminar on “Advances in Women’s Health: Gynecological Care for the Mature Woman”  

Spring Hill, Florida (April 19, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital will continue its very popular For Your Health Community Education Series with a seminar entitled, “Advances in Women’s Health: Gynecological Care for the Mature Woman,” on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Silverthorn Country Club,