Madison County: Walk-in flu clinics set for Friday

October 2, 2012 

The Madison County Health Department will hold walk-in flu clinics at its Berea and Richmond locations from 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

The cost is $25, and Medicare, Medicaid and Humana insurance are accepted. Flu shots are available for anyone age 6 months and up.

The health department offers all flu vaccine formulations, including the FluMist nasal spray and the high-dose vaccine recommended for adults age 65 and older.

For more information, call (859) 623-7312 or visit Madisoncountyhealthdept.org.

Caregiving and loss seminar set for Oct. 12-13

Richmond First United Church will offer a community caregiving and loss seminar Oct. 12 and 13 in the church's Harper Family Multi-Ministry Center, 401 West Main Street in Richmond.

Nationally recognized author Patricia A. Nugent will keynote the sessions beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Nugent is the author of They Live On: Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad, a collection of vignettes that portray the stages of caring for and saying goodbye to a loved one. She will continue presentations at 9 a.m. Saturday with discussions on reconciliation at life's end and maintaining a ministry of presence.

Hospice and long-term care options will be considered with representatives from Hospice Care Plus' Compassionate Care Center and Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The Rev. Mary Lou Stephens, Richmond First's minister of pastoral care, will talk about grief and surviving loss. Attorney Whitney Dunlap will outline key legal questions to be identified before and after death.

The Friday night sessions are free and include a reception and book signing by the author. Saturday sessions will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. A $20 fee for the Saturday sessions includes lunch, snacks and a copy of Nugent's book. Walk-ins are welcome but advance registration before Monday is appreciated — call the church office at (859) 623-3580 or email richmondfumc@richmondfumc.org.

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