Thanksgiving Fest Planned For November 19 An Estimated 1600 Meals To Be Served

first_imgOn Thursday, November 20th, an estimated 1,560 meals will be served throughout our 22 meal sites and 16 home delivered routes. The Ivy Cafe, located within SWIRCA & More’s Activity Center will serve nearly 400 of those meals.SWIRCA’s Thanksgiving meal began in 1988 with the goal of providing seniors with a holiday meal that they would not otherwise receive.The lunch includes roast turkey with gravy, homemade dressing, glazed sweet potatoes, seasoned green beans, cranberry salad, a dinner roll with butter, a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream and coffee or ice tea.Preparation for this meal begins a week in advance. In order to cook for the masses, our kitchen uses:         Over 50 turkeys         160 gallons of dressing         40 pounds of butter         198 pumpkin piesMeal tickets may be purchased in the Activity Center until Wednesday, November 4th. Tickets are $5 for any person age 60 and over or $7 for any person under the age of 60. Seating is limited so please purchase your tickets early. For more information, call 464-7807.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: Local government, NHS 10-year plan and a prevention opportunity

first_imgBackgroundPHE will invite expressions of interest from local authorities to test and provide feedback on the draft guide. This has been co-developed by local authorities, for local authorities, so their input will be invaluable in shaping this innovative piece of work. Local authorities will be sent the draft guide in September for feedback, and then the whole systems approach will be peer reviewed by systems experts before it is made available nationally in spring 2019.The LGA published a briefing for elected members on the whole systems approach to obesity in December 2017.References:The cost of obesity related ill-health to the NHS: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21562029 (The direct cost to the NHS in 2006 to 2007 of people being overweight and obese was £5.1 billion. These costs have been uprated to £6.1 billion to take into account inflation.)The impact of obesity on local authority social care budgets: www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/15.6%20Obesity-05.pdf (Unpublished analysis of Health Survey for England combined data 2011 and 2012. Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence. PHE 2014. Cost of extra formal hours of help for severely obese compared to healthy weight people.) Public Health England press office Wellington House 133-155 Waterloo RoadLondonSE1 8UG The NHS 10-year plan is a huge opportunity, but it will be judged by how it prioritises prevention. We must of course treat illness but even smarter would be to prevent it. With 40% of all poor health being preventable and 60% of 60 year olds experiencing at least one long term condition this has to be a no brainer. Keeping people well for longer and helping them to stay in their own homes for longer must be the primary objective. Local government has huge expertise and know how to bring to this. Reversing this epidemic is possible, provided everyone pulls together. No other country in the world is tackling this in such a comprehensive way. Telephone 020 7654 8400center_img Mr Selbie was speaking at a meeting on enabling healthy communities, which considered ill health’s effects on the economy and the workforce. The economic case for prevention is well established; illness among working age people costs the UK economy £100 billion a year and about 330,000 people every year become unemployed because of health-related issues.The burden preventable illness puts on public services is also clear. Obesity-related ill health costs the NHS around £6 billion per year, while the impact of obesity on local authority social care budgets is estimated at £350 million per year.PHE is piloting a whole systems approach to obesity programme, which supports local authorities in tackling obesity through joined-up local action including all departments within the local authority, NHS Trusts, local businesses and voluntary and community organisations. Developed in partnership with the LGA and Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), it is rooted in the principle that no single individual, group or organisation can tackle obesity alone and that everyone has a part to play.Leeds Beckett University is supporting 11 pilot local authorities to co-develop resources that will be available for all local authorities, in spring 2019.On tackling obesity, Duncan Selbie said: The NHS’s upcoming 10-year plan will only succeed if it has local government’s expertise and a golden thread of preventing poor health running through it, Public Health England’s (PHE) Chief Executive Duncan Selbie has told the Local Government Association (LGA) conference this week. As an example of this, he highlighted a new approach to preventing and tackling obesity which is being piloted by PHE.The new 5-year funding settlement will see the NHS receive increased funding of £20.5 billion in real terms per year by the end of the 5 years compared to today – an average 3.4% per year overall. The Prime Minister has spoken of the need to improve social care and to support prevention and public health in the new NHS plan, a view echoed by Duncan Selbie.Duncan Selbie said: Out of hours 020 8200 4400 Email [email protected]last_img read more

Exclusive! See Will Chase in Something Rotten!’s

first_img Something Rotten! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Will Chase Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Will Chase as Shakespeare in ‘Something Rotten'(Photo: Joan Marcus) God, we love Shakespeare! Stage and screen fave Will Chase has returned to Broadway in the delightful Something Rotten!. Stepping in for Tony winner (and fellow Smash bro) Christian Borle as the Bard, Chase joins a cast featuring Tony nominee Rob McClure, Josh Grisetti, Brad Oscar, Catherine Brunell and Leslie Kritzer. Last seen on the Main Stem in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (which nabbed him a Tony nom in 2013), Chase is now rocking a codpiece as the Will of the people. Check out the eggcellent pics, and be sure to catch the rotten tuner at the St. James Theatre!VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY Star Fileslast_img read more

Banner year for credit cards means fast track to organic growth

first_imgAs 2014 draws to a close, we can say it with certainty: Credit unions are having a banner year with credit cards.A statistical snapshot at mid-year from CUES Supplier member Callahan & Associates’ FirstLook program provides a sampling of the positive data on credit union credit cards (reported in an Aug. 21, 2014, “Off the Cuff” blog entry by Janet Lee, “New Highs for the Credit Card Portfolio”):16.1 million cards – up 8.1 percent over the previous year;$43 billion in balances – an 8.5 percent increase over mid-year 2013;cards issued to 16.2 percent of credit union members, a record high; andnational credit card market share for credit unions hitting 5.2 percent.CO-OP Financial Services’ records of its own credit card processing clients demonstrate that credit card issuing is among the best ways credit unions can generate organic revenue growth.CO-OP provides in-house credit and partners with The Members Group of Des Moines, Iowa, to provide full-service credit processing to credit unions.All told, the CO-OP credit client base has an average growth rate over the past 24 months of nearly 20 percent, with multiple standouts reaching 30 percent to 43 percent growth. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

North Macedonia reach Euro 2020 – first major tournament in 27-year history | Football News

first_imgEljif Elmas broke down the left and slipped the ball to Ilija Nestorovski inside the penalty area and he found Pandev, who beat Giorgi Loria for his 36th international goal.The former Yugoslav republic will face Austria and Ukraine in Bucharest in Group C before taking on the top-seeded Netherlands in Amsterdam.Currently No. 65 in FIFA’s world rankings, North Macedonia will be the biggest outsider at Euro 2020 and the second newcomer, joining Finland.- Advertisement – The game was perhaps the biggest in the history of two young soccer nations, but no fans were allowed into the 54,000-seater national stadium in Tbilisi because of coronavirus restrictions in Georgia.With so much at stake, the match was predictably cagey and it took 28 minutes before either goalkeeper had to make a save when Georgian playmaker Tornike Okriashvili tested Stole Dimitrievski with a long-range shot.There were 29 fouls in a stop-start match and only four shots on target but the neatly-worked winning goal was in contrast to the general scrappiness.- Advertisement – Veteran forward Goran Pandev scored the decisive goal to send North Macedonia to Euro 2020 – the major tournament in their 27-year history. The 37-year-old – North Macedonia’s most capped player and all-time leading scorer – flicked the ball home in the 56th minute to see off Georgia in Thursday’s play-off final.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more