Hardin County Business and Professional Women’s Club Meeting Minutes Released
President Sandy Moore welcomed five members and guest Robin Oates to the October 27 meeting of the Hardin Co. Business and Professional Women’s Club. Following the 5:30 p.m. dinner at Kenton’s Royal Buffet, hostess Patty Garmon introduced speaker Robin Oates from the Kenton Community Health Center.
Oates is the Community Outreach person for the Kenton Community Health Center. She distributed pamphlets about the various services that are available at the health center. She explained that there are teams of caregivers that can provide the needs of Hardin County citizens. Each team has their own: Certified Nurse Practitioner, LPN, Medical Assistant, Receptionist, Behavioral Health Counselor, and Health Coach. Clinical pharmacy and dental services are available. There is also an on-site lab. Charges for the services will be kept as low as possible. Medical delivery is available. No one is turned away or hounded to pay a bill. Walk-Ins are welcome and will require the completion of one’s health history before being assigned a practitioner. The Kenton Community Health Center wants to maintain one’s health in mind, body, and spirit from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Oates explained her job with the center. She works to help anyone who needs a ride for medical visits. She can help the patient to sign up for state funded insurances. If a patient needs help with utilities or housing problems or in needing food, it is her job to assist. There is a small household pantry at the center for such emergencies. She can also find resources for the patient’s needs.
Oates included a list in preparation for a first visit to the health center. Allow for two hours of time in the center. Bring along paperwork to help with one’s medical history which will help make a basic treatment plan. Bring questions that one might have. Bring bottles of medicine that one might be taking. Don’t be surprised if one will need some lab testing done. Bring along any insurance and medical cards. If there is no insurance, please bring a copy of one’s income. Remember that rules of HIPAA are followed at the center.
Oates is very pleased to be a part of such a worthy organization which focuses so much on the health of its patients.
The Kenton Community Health Center has hours of Monday through Friday of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One can call 419-679-5994 for appointments or for assistance. The pharmacy can be reached at 429-679-5995.
Pres. Moore led the group in thanking Oates for this important information. Sec. Norma Frederick read the September 22 minutes. The minutes were accepted, and there was no correspondence. Treas. Connie Dietz had her report filed for audit. Pin fines and donations were voted to be put in the scholarship fund. Sunshine Fund Chairman Charlotte Spencer sent her report that the fund’s balance was the same.
The Helen Mabrey Shoe Fund Director Sandy Moore gave her report for October. She stated that she has received donations from Tender Loving Care Mothers Club and Ridgeway United Methodist Church and has sent thank you notes for their generosity. There were no shoe applications in October. No bill has been received as yet from Shoe Sensation. She has inquired at the headquarters. She has also given an informative speech about the shoe fund to the Kenton Optimists.
The Sock and Slipper Christmas Project will be gathered at the Kenton Home Savings and Loan throughout November and into December. This is providing for needy Hardin Co. students at Helping Hands. Norma Frederick stated that anyone can help provide socks and/or slippers which will be delivered to Helping Hands in early December for the Christmas gifts. Home Savings and Loan will have the Santa Train ready for collection. BPW has been helped by Hardin Co. Retired Teachers, Kenton-Hardin County Soroptimist Intl., and Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Intl.
Having no other business, the focus turned to the next meeting. It was decided to not have a meeting in November. Vanessa Brim has offered to prepare a Christmas feast at her home for the members and guests on Saturday, December 4 at 5 p.m. Pres. Moore adjourned the meeting and wished everyone safe travels home.