Holland Free Health Clinic
June 2018 Newsletter

Support HFHC and learn more about what we do at these upcoming events!

Wednesday, June 6th 
Dental Day with  Miles of Smiles
 
Monday, June 18th
Dental Day with  Miles of Smiles

Thursday, June 21st
Pamper & Prayer Foot Clinic

Interested in Volunteering?
 
We have an immediate need for volunteers in the following programs:

Dental:  Volunteer dental providers, assistants, hygienists, and dentists (restorative and prosthodontics).  HFHC is a CE sponsor and can offer credits to individuals who volunteer.
  
Pamper & Prayer:  Nurses and CNA's needed to assist at monthly foot care clinics. Typically held the 3rd  Thursday evening of each month.  Must be comfortable interacting with patients in a spiritual setting.
   
Mental Health:  Licensed therapists to provide short term client counseling. Particular need for male counselors to provide care and comfort for our male clientele
  
 
Fill out our  Volunteer Survey today to get involved in one of the many unique roles available. Spanish speaking volunteers are always needed.
  
Our Wishlist
 
Help those we serve by donating supplies! HFHC appreciates various donations that help us meet the needs of our clients. Our most-needed items are:
 
Stainless Steel Foot File Replacement Papers from Sally Beauty

Sunglasses

Blood Glucose Test strips (Free Style, Prodigy, OneTouch, and True Result Walgreen's Brand)

and more!
 
Visit our Wish List for additional items we're wishing for and instructions for sending your donation in.
 
AmazonSmile: How you can give to HFHC!


Support Holland Free Health Clinic by shopping at AmazonSmile! When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5%  of the purchase to HFHC . The price that you pay does not increase - Amazon merely donates part of the overall cost!   Click here to be directed to HFHC's AmazonSmile page. 
Hope and Healing Support Group

The 5 week Hope and Healing Support Group concluded on May 10th.  Attendees learned about depression, the stress cycle and coping tools to improve their lives.  Sharing and prayer provided support and hope. HFHC is looking to host another Support Group soon.

2017 Community Report

We are excited to present Holland Free Health Clinic's 2017 Community Report. This report highlights a year of accomplishments made possible through the work of our volunteers, collaboration with partner organizations, and the support from many in our community. 

This year we focused on empowering patients to lead healthy lifestyles, serving with Christian integrity, and increasing awareness of the gaps in the local health care system.

If you have any feedback on the work of Holland Free Health Clinic or want to learn more, please contact us at mail@hfhclinic.org. Together we can accomplish our mission and vision to increase the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the most vulnerable in our community. 
 
View HFHC's  2017 Community Report
Educational Tour of Farmers Market
   
How many servings of fruits and vegetables do YOU eat? Evidence shows that there are significant health benefits to eating at least 5 portions a day. According to the most recent Ottawa County Community Health Needs Assessment, the Proportion of adults with adequate fruits/vegetable consumption (5 or more per day) went down from 29.5% in 2014 to just 17.6% in 2017People with Diabetes should eat fruits and vegetables too, but it's important to know which are best for controlling blood sugar levels.

The Holland Free Health Clinic is offering a FREE educational tour of the Holland Farmer's Market to low-income individuals that are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. Come learn with Chef Jen, a registered dietitian and professional chef, what fruits and vegetables are in season and healthy ways to prepare them.

Attendees will receive free farmer's market food dollars that can be spent on your favorite fruits and vegetables. Healthy recipes will also be shared and shopping tips to help you buy and store locally grown fresh produce. 

Registration is required to attend this event. To register, call (616) 392-3610 Ext. 204, or email: vpetre@hfhclinic.org.
 
June is National Safety Month
 
It's that time of the year again when the weather gets nice and we start spending more time in the sun. Here at HFHC we hope you stay safe and have a fun summer. Easy ways to make sure you and your family stay safe out in the sun are by drinking lots of water, wearing sunscreen, and sitting in the shade when possible. When out in the lake, make sure to wear a life jacket when the lake is rough and not jump into waters that you don't know how deep they are.
 
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