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. After the 5:30 p.m. dinner at the Royal Kenton Buffet, hostess Patty Garmon introduced guest speaker Robin Oates from the Kenton Community Health Center.
Oates is the Community Outreach Person for the Kenton Community Health Center. She distributed leaflets on the various services available at the health center. She explained that there are teams of caregivers who can meet the needs of the citizens of Hardin County. Each team has its own: certified nurse practitioner, LPN, medical assistant, receptionist, behavioral health advisor and health coach. A clinical pharmacy and dental services are available. There is also a laboratory on site. Charges for services will be kept as low as possible. Medical delivery is available. No one is turned down or hounded to pay a bill. Walk-in visits are welcome and will require the completion of one’s medical history before being assigned to a practitioner. Kenton Community Health Center wants to maintain the health of mind, body and spirit, from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Oates explained his work with the center. She works to help anyone who needs a ride for medical visits. It can help the patient to purchase publicly funded insurance. If a patient needs help with utilities or housing issues or needing food, it’s their job to help. There is a small pantry in the center for such emergencies. She can also find resources for the patient’s needs.
Oates included a list for a first visit to the health center. Allow two hours of time in the center. Bring some paperwork to help you with your medical history, which will help establish a basic treatment plan. Bring any questions you might have. Bring vials of medicine that you could take. Don’t be surprised if you need to do some lab testing. Bring all insurance and medical cards. If there is no insurance, please bring a copy of your income. Remember that the HIPAA rules are followed at the center.
Oates is very happy to be part of such a worthy organization that is so focused on the health of its patients.
The Kenton Community Health Center is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can call 419-679-5994 to make an appointment or for assistance. The pharmacy can be reached at 429-679-5995.
Close. Moore led the group thanking Oates for this important information. Second. Norma Frederick read the September 22 minutes. The minutes were accepted and there was no correspondence. Treas. Connie Dietz has had her report tabled for verification. Pin fines and donations were voted to go into the scholarship fund. Sunshine Fund President Charlotte Spencer sent her report stating that the fund balance was the same.
Helen Mabrey Shoe Fund Director Sandy Moore presented her report for October. She said she received donations from the Tender Loving Care Mothers Club and Ridgeway United Methodist Church and sent thank you notes for their generosity. There was no demand for shoes in October. No invoice has yet been received from Shoe Sensation. She inquired at headquarters. She also gave an informative speech about the shoe fund to the Kenton Optimists.
The Christmas Socks and Slippers Project will be reunited at Kenton Home Savings and Loan in November and December. This helps the needy students of Hardin Co.’s Helping Hands. Norma Frederick said anyone can help provide socks and / or slippers which will be delivered to Helping Hands in early December for Christmas gifts. Home Savings and Loan will prepare Santa’s train for collection. BPW was assisted by Hardin Co. Retired Teachers, Kenton-Hardin County Soroptimist Intl., And Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Intl.
Having no other business, attention turned to the next meeting. It was decided not to hold a meeting in November. Vanessa Brim offered to cook a Christmas feast at her home for members and guests on Saturday, December 4 at 5 p.m. Moore adjourned the meeting and wished everyone a safe journey home.