VCHD launches new health survey
The Volusia County Health Department is launching a new health information survey and needs help from the community to make this project successful. The purpose of the survey is to get opinions about community health issues that impact local families in Volusia County. The results will be used to identify major heath concerns to be addressed through community action.
"Hearing our residents' opinions on their health and the health care system in Volusia County is very important for us and our community partners to meet their health needs," said Assistant Director for Public Health Celeste Philip. "Every opinion is important as we strive to improve the health of our community."
To participate in this important 10-minute online survey, visit www.volusiahealth.com.
This survey will be open until Sept 28.
Volusia Honor Air to take final flight
Volusia Honor Air will take its final flight on Sept. 29.
Since 2007, The Volusia Honor Air flights have taken World War II veterans on one-day trips to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial that opened in 2004. Nine flights have been completed and more than $800,000 raised.
Once flight No. 10 is completed, more than 1,000 veterans will have been taken to see the memorial and this will complete the mission of the Volusia Honor Air - "to extend appreciation and gratefulness to World War II heroes for this bravery and sacrifice."
The public is invited to welcome the veterans back to Volusia County at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Daytona Beach International Airport.
Leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma support group to meet
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial will host a Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma support group at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Summit Building, Suite 100, Orange City.
Patients, caregivers, friends and family are welcome to attend.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 917-5850.
Internet safety workshops slated
Four Volusia County libraries will host Internet safety workshops in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
The free programs will address a variety of online security topics including defining different Internet threats, discussing necessary security preparations, reviewing cyber security vendors, identifying the difference between risky and safe online behavior, and avoiding online identity theft.
They will be presented at:
.2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
.2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway
. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
.2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
Reservations are not required.
For more information about the Volusia County library system, visit www.volusialibrary.org.
Driver safety class planned
AARP will conduct a driver safety class for seniors from 9 :15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Deltona Senior Center, 980 Lakeshores Drive, Deltona.
Cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required. For more information, call (386) 677-2347
Stetson and West Volusia celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day
Stetson University and six other cultural museums throughout West Volusia will celebrate the Smithsonian Magazine's National Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 29.
All participating local museums will be open to the public on Sept. 29, free of charge, with a ticket, reflecting the spirit of the Smithsonian Magazine, which emulates the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C.-based properties. To receive your free Museum Day Live! ticket for two people only, visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday, complete the online form, and your ticket will be e-mailed to you, or register for free passes on the event day at any of the participating museums.
Never before in the eight-year history of the annual Smithsonian Museum Day event, has West Volusia had as many participating venues. Stetson University, alone, has three sites on the DeLand campus, joining in the celebration, including the Gillespie Museum of Minerals, the Hand Art Center and the Natural History Museum inside Sage Science Center. All the exhibits will open at 10 a.m.
For more information, call (386) 822-7330, or visit www.stetson.edu/gillespie.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial earns pulmonary rehabilitation recertification
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial's Wellness Center has received the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation recertification for its Pulmonary Rehab Program. This recertification is valid for another three years.
The recertification process includes completing a lengthy application process, including various data regarding the Wellness Center's standards of care, outcomes, emergency procedures, and more. A panel reviews all of the data before recertification can be awarded.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial's Wellness Center offers a host of programs, including Inpatient Education Phase I, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II and Maintenance Phase III. The center also provides diabetes exercise programs, smoking cessation, community wellness speaking engagements and health fair presentations.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces October schedule
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to residents of unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in October:
.Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Oct. 1, 9 and 25
.John's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Oct. 2, 15 and 23
.Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Oct. 3, 8, 11, 16 and 24
.Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Oct. 10, 17 and 22
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, (386) 626-6643 in DeLand, or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit www.volusia.org/animalcontrol/cruiser.htm.