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News briefs, September 14

AAUW Annual “Meet and Greet” is Sept. 20

Central Kentucky women are invited to join with members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Central Kentucky Branch for their annual “Meet and Greet” on Thursday, Sept. 20.

The gathering is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Versailles Brewing Company, 513 Marsailles Road, Versailles. Guests are invited to learn more about the organization, its mission, and goals. Snacks, a cash bar, opportunities to meet new friends, plus lots of fun, and fellowship also are part of the evening’s events. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 14, to Ann Chilton, membership chair, at annchilton@aol.com or (502) 353-4073.

Wellness Center offering Parkinson’s exercise program

McDowell Wellness Center is offering PWR!Moves, a program designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, research shows that people with Parkinson’s disease who participate in at least 2.5 hours of exercise a week had a better quality of life than those who didn’t exercise at all or started exercising later.

The essential principles of PWR!Moves are to support progressive aerobics and Parkinson’s disease-specific functional skills through personalized coaching and wellness education to overcome non-motor symptoms, stress, and the inactivity that interferes with physical capacity and quality of life. The mission of PWR!Moves is to coordinate and integrate medical/rehabilitation goals with community-based exercise programming.

PWR!Moves exercises are performed with large amplitude, high effort and attention to action in multiple postures that specifically target antigravity extension, weight shifting, axial mobility and transitional movements, skills shown by research to interfere with mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease. The exercises can be adapted for disease severity as well as to target different symptoms. Classes may incorporate various equipment, music, dance, boxing, pole walking, cycling, chair and/or floor exercises, and aquatic training sessions.

Classes will begin on Sept. 25 and will meet each Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.  Class size is limited and the cost is $30 for a three-week session.

To enroll, or for more information, call (859) 936-9355.

Flu shots given at health department drive-thru

Flu shots will be given at the Boyle County Health Department from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 in its parking lot at 448 South Third St. Most insurances will be accepted. Private pay is $25 for regular flu shot and $50 for high dose. People who go through the drive-thru event won’t even have to get out of their vehicle. The entire process usually takes only four to five minutes. The health department staff also uses this as an annual emergency preparedness event where they demonstrate how they are capable to set up a vaccination system for the public if needed.

Meetings

Housing Authority of Danville – 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Housing Authority of Danville Central Office, 1014 Rosemont Ave. Agenda includes: contracts for software services, concrete repairs, tree removal and trimming services; managing agreement with Stanford Housing Authority; and for executive director to SERC-NAHRO fall workshop.

Animal Control Committee — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in room 106 at the Boyle County Courthouse.

Boyle County Republican Party — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Giovanni’s, 1418 Hustonville Road, Danville. Meet the candidates and a special presentation by Richard Nelson of the Commonwealth Policy Center. For more information, call (859) 516-3073.