EMH seeking more grants

After receiving $750,000 grant, hospital pursuing $1.1 million more

Only days after announcing Elbert Memorial Hospital had received a $750,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Community Health, Hospital Administrator Kerry Trapnell said last week the hospital is currently pursuing $1.1 million more in grants.

In last week’s EMH Authority meeting Trapnell said that the hospital has submitted a “pre-application” for a $600,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Telemedicine Grant and has put in a request for a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant that totals $500,000.

According to Trapnell the hospital is “finalizing” projects and proposing a budget for the rural health grant, which will be used for emergency room renovations, medical office building renovations, new clinic spaces for telemedicine, new radiology equipment, an orthopedic surgery location and new website/marketing services.

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From Elberton to Athens to Covington . . .

The Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging serves a 12-county region in Northeast Georgia, including the Granite Capital of the World (Elberton in Elbert County), the home of the Georgia Bulldogs (Athens in Clarke County), and our own film-ready town (Covington in Newton County – do you recognize scenes from Sweet Home Alabama or the Vampire Diaries?).

Each of our senior centers has its own unique personality, too! Examples of activities offered include Zumba, ceramics, gospel choir, Bridge, Bingo, quilting club, walking club, senior yoga, and more! Our older adults enjoy a variety of weekly activities and special events, such as grocery shopping day, outings to Mayfield Dairy or Gibbs Gardens, and tailgating cookouts or Varsity Hamburgers and Hotdogs. Our wonderful senior center directors give of their time, creativity, and resources to provide enriching experiences for all of the older adults in our region.

We currently offer the Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, A Matter of Balance falls prevention program, and Powerful Tools for Caregivers in our region. These evidence-based programs help our older adults manage chronic conditions or feel empowered when caring for a loved one with chronic conditions.

We also provide a monthly newsletter to our senior centers and several community partners with articles about pertinent nutrition, physical activity, lifestyle management, and medication management topics – as well as a simple but yummy recipe! You’ll find sample articles from our November newsletter below focusing on preparing for the holiday season.


from: http://www.georgiahealthmatters.org/news/