DYER, Indiana | From delivery of care packages and virtual exercise sessions to staff-led parades, the Franciscan Senior Health & Wellness PACE program has found innovative ways to remain connected to its clientele during the COVID-19 pandemic. Franciscan’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a community-based healthcare program created for people 55 or older who prefer to receive their care in their own familiar surroundings. “We work off an interdisciplinary team approach.
JEAN KOHLER EARNS FSCP® FINANCIAL SERVICES CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL® DESIGNATION Chesterton, IN – July 1, 2020 – Jean Kohler, Owner, American Family Insurance Agency has earned the Financial Services Certified Professional® (FSCP®) designation from The American College of Financial Services. The FSCP® program provides product and skills training as the foundation for career-long learning that helps advisors and agents succeed in their careers. Candidates for the FSCP® designation must complete a
To help kick off Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Best Summer Ever campaign, First Merchants Bank is donating $7,500 to the organization as part of a dollar-for-dollar matching gift. Through July 3, donations of at least $50 to Boys & Girls Clubs will be matched by First Merchants Bank up to $7,500. “We are so thankful to First Merchants Bank for their generous donation,” Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana President and CEO Ryan Smiley said. “This gift will go a long way
Porter County's first Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday, June 27th from 9am to 2pm CDT at the Porter County Expo Center located at 215 E Division Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Please BE Patient and practice social distancing guidelines. With scattered thunderstorms forecasted for Saturday, the event WILL still occur but in the event of lightning the collection will be paused until weather conditions improve. Household Hazardous Waste or “HHW” are unwanted products that contain corrosive,
Outpatient COVID-19 testing outside Franciscan Health hospitals in Michigan City and Munster will adjust days they are open during the Fourth of July holiday week. Drive-through testing at Franciscan Health Michigan City, 3500 Franciscan Way, will be closed between Tuesday, June 30, and Thursday, July 2. It will reopen starting Friday, July 3, resuming regular hours of 7AM to noon daily. The COVID testing trailer is located in the east parking lot closest to the medical office building (Door B).
Porter County, Indiana – United Way of Porter County is pleased to announce that it has been approved to receive a $1 million COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Porter County is a member. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.“United Way of
HAMMOND AND WESTVILLE, Ind. — Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) 2020 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,810 undergraduate students for their academic achievement. Students who have completed 12 credit hours, including at least six during the spring, qualified for Dean’s List recognition by sustaining an overall grade point average of at least 3.5 and a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale). The spring semester Dean’s List consists of 1,253 Indiana residents from 84
This Week at Westchester Libraries And Notable New Books June 28, 2020 – July 4, 2020 Sunday, June 28 – Duneland Ghost Towns: Babcock (Online) all day eventWPL Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story (Online) all day event Monday, June 29 – The Messier the Better: Pudding Painting (Online) all day eventWPL Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story (Online) all day event Tuesday, June 30 – Hydro Dip Mugs (Online) all day eventWPL Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story (Online) all day
PORTAGE, Ind. -- The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest has announced the 2020 Innovators Awards. In addition to Individual and Team Honorees, the Society introduced two new awards: Richard C. Sussman Prize for Team Innovation and the John H. Davies Lifetime Achievement Award. “The Society of Innovators has a storied history of creating a buzz around innovation found in every corner of our region,” said Sheila Matias, Executive Director of the Society. “By honoring innovators, we help our
Northwest Indiana – United Way Regional AmeriCorps program helps area organizations build program capacity to meet critical community needs by providing service opportunities for qualifying candidates. Service placements increase organizational capacity by assisting with a variety of activities such as recruiting volunteers, program marketing and performing client interaction tasks, such as intake and mentoring services. “This community service opportunity is just one of the invaluable ways we support
NORTHWEST INDIANA -- Ivy Tech Community College is launching its First Ever Virtual Silent Auction on Thursday, June 25 at 2 P.M., ending with a livestreamed auction at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29. Proceeds benefit the Lake County and Valparaiso/Michigan City campuses, whose “Impacting Student Needs” initiative provides additional financial support to students to help achieve their academic and career goals along with other program needs. “Putting students first is what we do, especially in a time like this,”
The current pandemic has mas made many of us question what the future will look like when kids go back to school this fall. No matter what happens, it is important to make sure your children are healthy. NorthShore Health Centers is proactively working with families within the community to ensure children have the necessary defenses to protect them during this up coming school year.School sports are starting up again July 1st. Students who do not have a sports physical on file with the Indiana High School
MISHAWAKA, Indiana | During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services have provided a vital connection between healthcare providers and patients, allowing them to receive care in the safety of their homes. Throughout the crisis, Franciscan Health hospitals and Franciscan Physician Network have aimed to meet the needs of patients virtually, avoiding offices and waiting rooms. Our response to COVID-19 has included over 100,000 telemedicine visits, especially important for the most compromised patients,
CHESTERTON, Indiana | While the COVID-19 pandemic closed countless facilities, Franciscan Emergency Center Chesterton, offering both 24-hour emergency and basic urgent care needs, is one that has remained open, continuing to provide care while taking steps to make sure patients are safe. Upon entering the facility at 770 Indian Boundary Road, patients will be asked medical screening questions, have their temperature checked and be required to wear masks. Hand sanitizing stations and signs reminding