Hernando County Health Department COVID-19 Update

Robin Napier, Administrator for the Hernando County Health Department with Danielle Taylor Senior Community Health Nursing Director, updated the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the regular meeting on January 12, 2021 on the current status of of COVID-19 cases in the county, as well as the progress of the new vaccination program, which began on January 4, 2021.

$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. 

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.