Caregiver Month Observed in November

Nina R. Keller, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging District 7 November 2020 Monthly Column National Family Caregiver Month is celebrated each year in November and is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.  It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.…

AAA7 and Shawnee State University “Fall-Free Fridays” Episode Features Information About Your Health and Falls

According to the National Council on Aging, falls remain a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older.  Falls threaten older adults’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.  The good news is that they are preventable and there are proven steps people can take to reduce their risk.  The…

National Drug Take Back Event

National Drug Take Back Drive-Thru Events to be Held on Saturday, October 26 Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, Gallia County Citizens for Prevention and Recovery (CPR), Meigs County Sheriff’s Department, Meigs County Prevention Coalition, and Holzer Health System are offering a Drug Take Back Drive-Thru events on Saturday, October 24 at the Holzer Gallipolis Campus (at…

Bossard Memorial Library Donates to Holzer Heritage Foundation

Bossard Memorial Library generously donated 80 build-your-own-Bears and Buddies, which are frog-themed, to the Holzer Heritage Foundation. Shown pictured is Rachael Barker, Youth Services Program Coordinator, Bossard Memorial Library, and a sample of the buddy donation. These frogs will be provided to our inpatient pediatric unit for patients to build during their stay at Holzer. The entire staff of Holzer Health System joins in expressing…

AAA7 and Shawnee State University “Fall-Free Fridays” Episode Features “Facts About Falls”

During the month of September, National Falls Prevention Week is observed, a national campaign to educate older adults, their caregivers, and health professionals about the dangers of falling and the steps to prevent falls. According to the National Council on Aging, falls remain a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older.  Falls…

The University of Rio Grande Athletics

The University of Rio Grande athletic department has announced that it has sponsorship opportunities available for the two new digital scoreboards which will be installed inside the Newt Oliver Arena next month. One scoreboard measures 11’x 18′, while the other will be 9’x 16′. The new scoreboards will offer different types of advertisement which were…

Gallia County Jr. Fair Update

Fairs across Ohio and the country continue to struggle with the decision of what to do about their respective fairs. At a special meeting of the Gallia County Agricultural Society, the Fair Board continued to discuss the Covid-19 situation and how it would affect the upcoming Junior Fair. Directors reviewed the “Responsible Restart Ohio” guidelines…