Culpeper Times • December 27, 2018-January 2, 2019
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Culpeper Wellness Foundation awards $30,000 in grants Culpeper Wellness Foundation has awarded a total of $30,000 in year-end grants to organizations within the Foundation’s service counties of Culpeper, Orange, and Madison. Recipient organizations include: Services to Abused Families, Inc. (SAFE), Culpeper Winter Heat Shelter, Culpeper Food Closet, Culpeper Medical Center for emergency medications and medical equipment for uninsured patients, Culpeper Housing and Shelter Services, Manna Ministry, Culpeper Human Services for emergency services for the elderly, Madison Emergency Services Association for their food pantry, Salvation Army for utility assistance, Love Outreach Food Pantry in Orange, and the Orange Free Clinic. “This year, the Foundation had unspent funds that our Board chose to make available to meet critical needs in our communities. Given that many of our “safety-net” organizations are facing a gap in funding with the closing of the local United Way office, we chose to fund organizations that provide food, shelter and medical services. We’re pleased that we are able to support these organizations and their good work,” commented Shari Landry, Foundation president. The Culpeper Wellness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, invests its time and resources in community initiatives that improve health and wellness in Culpeper, Madison, and Orange counties. The Foundation operates the Free Clinic of Culpeper, Culpeper Sport & Fitness and Powell Wellness Center, 2018 Medical Fitness Center of the Year, and one of only three centers in Virginia certified by the national Medical Fitness Association as a medically integrated fitness facility.
Novant Health UVA Health System to host Medicaid application and resource fairs
CULPEPER YOUTH SPOTLIGHT
Josh Houston (Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to www.culpeperyouth.org to apply.) As Culpeper Youth exits 2018 and enters 2019 we are excited to bring back more TeenTalks. We held our first TeenTalks earlier this year and allowed our members to speak about problems they saw facing the youth today. At the end of the event, Culpeper Youth members answered questions from members of the community who had come out to listen to what we had to say. It was a wonderful event that we’re excited to bring back. Our next TeenTalks will be held towards the end of January and will revolve around the idea of stereotypes. This was the most voted for topic by our members, and many have already begun enthusiastically writing what they’d like to say. Keep an eye out for an official date as it should prove to be a night that will open your eyes to a whole new perspective. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I hope you all will come out to Culpeper Youth’s second TeenTalks.
Medicaid expansion in Virginia is going into effect January 1, 2019 and Novant Health UVA Health System will host two Medicaid application and resource fairs to support participation among eligible adults in the region. Education, application assistance and healthcare resources will be provided during two free fairs that are open to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Culpeper and on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Manassas Park. The events will be geared toward potential Medicaid eligible adults – ages 19 to 64 – who are within the service areas of Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center. Noneligible adults are also encouraged to attend to be connected to valuable, local resources and learn about community resources. “As one of the area’s largest hospital systems, it is more than just our responsibility to educate the public, it’s our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve, one person at a time,” said Stephen Smith, MD, president and chief operating officer of Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center. “No one should have to forgo life-saving medical treatment because of their inability to pay. By providing education and application assistance, we’re helping improve the health of our community for years to come.” “We are pleased to have the resources, community partnerships and collaboration needed to host events like these that have the potential to change lives in our communities,” said Jeff Hetmanski, president of Culpeper Medical Center. “We are doing our part to ensure that everyone has access to healthcare in Culpeper, Orange and Madison counties.”
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