“Dear Laura, Erin, Kenna and Lindsey, my staple gal! I will never forget you all. Your professionalism and kindness meant a lot! The best to you all and your families” —home health patient
"Thank you for your program that you're bringing into the schools teaching young kids about healthy vegetables. My five year old, Grayson, got to experience this program . . . he now loves broccoli. This is a kid that won't try new things and only eats chicken nuggets. He will even tell you that fresh broccoli is one of his favorite foods." —Jill
Learning About Nutrition through Activities, or LANA, is a new nutrition program that encourages preschoolers to explore foods and create snacks that look like mice, stoplights and silly faces, all in an effort to introduce new fruits and vegetables and develop good eating habits at a young age. Learn more
“Thanks so much for going by the Boone Hospital to pick up my walker. It was very appreciated. Thanks for the good therapy.” —Juanita
Lexy and her family were struggling to make ends meet, when they learned a baby was on the way. Lexy wondered how they would be able to afford infant formula. She felt ashamed to seek help, but when she met the Montgomery County Health Department WIC staff, her worries disappeared.
"They have a team of people that their hearts are in it for the right reason. They're not here to judge you, they are here to help you in any way . . . I am just very thankful for them."
“Thank you for helping through the last 3 ½ months. I have begun the vein therapy. Next week, I need Monday – Friday appointments if you can do that. Use the check in a way that pleases the majority. Toys for Christmas, or a Picnic for yourselves. All of you were helpful but particularly Vickie, Kathie, and Lindsey.” —Rose
Brittany participated in WIC with two babies, several years apart. She enjoyed seeing the differences in WIC and its growth and positive changes over the years. She also loves that smalltown feel.
"Everybody really does know everybody and it just makes it so much easier and comforting and relaxing to know the people as soon as you walk in. I like that, you know!"
“Thanks for the care and therapy you gave me recently. Chad and Erin and Lindsey are great. I tried my first shower yesterday and got water all over the bathroom. My 89th birthday is tomorrow, Thanks again for helping me to stay at home.” —Sue
John hadn't felt very well for several months. An irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure finally combined to cause a stroke. He says help quickly arrived from the Montgomery County Health Department staff.
"These women were wonderful and did all they could to help me out with testing, medications, putting me in touch with other people I needed to contact and on and on . . . I want them to know how much I appreciated their efforts and time . . ."
“Thanks for all you do!” —Gerda
JoAnn asked for assistance from the Health Department's Home Health staff for her mother's B-12 injections, and for herself for wound care after breast cancer, and for rehab after a fall.
"The hospitals and the doctor's office sure look at you strange when you say, 'Well we can get the health dept to do that,' because there are so many things that the Health Deparemtnt here does that other counties' health departments do not do . . . if you can come home [from a hospital stay] and have someone check on you, it's better . . . and that's something you can do in this county."
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