WILMINGTON — The Health Alliance of Clinton County held its quarterly meeting at the Cape May Campus Center on the evening of April 24. President Kathy Havey welcomed members and guests for a brief social gathering, followed by a delicious buffet dinner catered by McCoy’s Catering.
Following dinner, President Havey introduced the speaker for the evening, Laura Knisley, the Clinton County Diabetes and Wellness Coordinator. She spoke to the group about “Women and Diabetes.”
Thirty million people have diabetes — 23 million are diagnosed and 7 million are undiagnosed. She recommended women ask for the A1c blood test as it is not routinely offered and the results indicate level of risk.
Laura stressed the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. The Clinton County Diabetes and Community Wellness Program developed “My First 5K” program that met weekly and concluded with the HACC’s April Fools 5K that took place April 7.
A brief business meeting followed. The Scholarship Committee reported that it is currently accepting applications for its two scholarships of $2,000 each. The scholarships are open to all Clinton Memorial Hospital employees and to employees of a Health Care Providers’ office within Clinton County (including physician, dental, pharmacy and hospice) who have worked at that place of employment for at least one year by the time of the application due date of July 9, 2018.
Application and more information can be found at healthallianceclinton.org.