The Williamson County and Cities Health District is encouraging a healthy community with their latest events hosted by The Caring Place in Georgetown. Talk with a Nurse and Talk with a Doc on August 5th and August 13th respectively aim to teach community members healthy habits, beginning with food and nutrition.
On Monday, August 5th, join Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) at The Caring Place Food Pantry at 2000 Railroad to ask questions about health issues, nutrition and cooking healthy. This Talk with a Nurse come and go event will be from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The event runs at the same time as The Caring Place’s Fresh Food for Families event in the drive through which also begins at 9 a.m. Food Pantry and Facilities Director, David Earl shares, “We hope that after neighbors stock up on fresh produce during Fresh Food for Families that they will take this opportunity to speak with a nurse about health concerns or questions.”
On Tuesday, August 13th, join Williamson County and Cities Health District again at The Caring Place at the Talk with a Doc event. This time the event will be in the Community Room at 2001 Railroad Avenue from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Caring Place’s H.O.P.E. (Healthy Options Program for the Elderly) also meets at this time, but all are welcome to come and ask Dr. Lori Palazzo, WCCHD’s Medical Director, general health questions.
Earl continues, “We are grateful to WCCHD for taking the lead on healthy living in our county for all community members. The Caring Place is currently working on healthy food pantry initiatives with the Central Texas Food Bank, and these two events will complement those goals.” For more information on The Caring Place, please visit www.caringplacetx.org. You can also find these events listed on The Caring Place’s Facebook events page. You can find them @thecaringplace. For more information about the Williamson County and Cities Health District, visit www.wcchd.org.
ABOUT THE CARING PLACE
Since 1985, The Caring Place has provided for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. Through two thrift shops, The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping, both in Georgetown, the organization is able to pay all operating expenses to serve a growing community. All monetary and food donations directly benefit neighbors needing food, utility, rent, transportation or medical assistance. The Caring Place is a community-based and community-supported organization. For more information on The Caring Place, visit www.caringplacetx.org.