More than $5 million Americans, including 110,000 Hoosiers, are living with Alzheimer's or other related dementia. As our aging population continues to grow, the risks of Alzheimer's and other dementia increase. While Alzheimer’s costs $305 billion in the United States alone, this number will increase to $1.1 trillion by 2050 unless we find a way to prevent, treat or delay the disease.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This event aims to bring more awareness of vital support services for all those impacted by this disease while making crucial strides in research to end this disease.
We are seeking dedicated volunteers to be a part of our growing event in Bloomington. Volunteer roles include company and community engagement, marketing, and creating an outstanding guest experience. Please contact Kyle Davern at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
TASUS will host their Job Fair on Saturday, December 11th from 9:00am - 12:00pm at 300 N Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404. For more information, call 812-333-6500 or visit their website at www.tasus.com.
COVID-19 Vaccination Virtual Town Hall will be held on Dec. 1 by the Monroe County Health Department
The Monroe County Health Department will be holding a virtual town hall to answer COVID-19 vaccine questions for children on Wednesday, December 1st from 6-7pm. This event will be recorded and made available online. The panel will be made up of four pediatricians including Dr. Carol Litten Touloukian, Dr. James Laughlin, Dr. Scot Moore, and Dr. Jason Simmonds. To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monroe-county-health-department-town-hall-tickets-214157198947.
United Way of Monroe County and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County welcome Mary Morgan as the Director of Housing Security. Morgan will head a developing initiative to make housing more secure and homelessness rare, brief, and nonrepeating in Monroe County and its surrounding region. In this role, Morgan will lead the community in the implementation and execution of the long-range “Heading Home 2021 Plan” and its many facets.
Morgan brings more than two decades of experience in civic engagement and communications, working as a journalist in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she served as the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Monroe County Affordable Housing Advisory Commission and on the boards of the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association and United Way of Monroe County.
“Mary’s effectiveness in advocacy and nonprofit leadership, as well as her ability to convene diverse groups of stakeholders around tough community issues, made her an ideal candidate to spearhead the work ahead,” shared United Way of Monroe County Executive Director Efrat Feferman. “We are excited to welcome her to this role. Her unique set of skills, experience, and personal investment in the mission will help assure our community is heading in the right direction.”
The new issue of Bloom Magazine will be out on November 30th! The cover story is an in-depth Q&A interview with newly inaugurated IU President Pamela Whitten. The story gives a glimpse into the life of the university's first woman president-- who she is and what she's planning. Plus, learn what it means to be Latino and live in Bloomington.
Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina hosts Freedom Waters Foundation December 6th for a Meet & Greet with Founder and Executive Director
Freedom Waters Foundation is holding a meet and greet with their Founder/Executive Director at Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina's Coral Room on Monday, December 6th. Learn about the Weller Day Boat Outings for children with special needs, life threatening illnesses & veterans scheduled for May 21 & 22, 2022. All are welcome!
Flywheel Fund, a member-managed capital fund run by The Mill, today announced a $75,000 follow-on investment in Stagetime, as part of a $1.55MM raise led by Hyde Park Angels with participation from M25, IU Angel Network, and others. Stagetime is a networking platform for the performing arts industry founded by Jennie Moser in 2019.
CEO Moser, who is also an opera singer, often describes Stagetime as “LinkedIn for the performing arts.” Stagetime provides networking benefits to connect artists, agents, composers, arts organizations, and others in the performing arts industry. Unlike LinkedIn, however, Stagetime is designed to showcase artistic talent and experience in a highly visual interface based on dynamic multimedia portfolios rather than traditional resumé format. Stagetime’s additional career and networking tools are geared toward the unique needs and expectations of the performing arts industry as well.
Pat East, Executive Director of The Mill, a nonprofit center for entrepreneurship, commented, “Stagetime holds a unique place in our hearts at The Mill as Jennie was a Mill member even before she founded her company. Jennie Moser’s vision, her drive, and leadership have been honed through her experiences as an opera singer, a web design business owner, and now a tech CEO. It’s very satisfying to see the VC community recognize the unique value proposition she’s creating in Stagetime. Flywheel Fund is proud to play a small role in her growing success.”
Cooktops Are Top Culprits in Cooking Fires: As the holiday season approaches, local SERVPRO fire restoration specialist offers stovetop safety tips for home cooks
From 2014 to 2018, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports* that U.S. fire departments were called to an estimated average of 172,900 home structure fires related to cooking each year. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the number of home fires caused by cooking peaks to an average of 470 fires each day. "These fires are tragic because they result in property damage, displacement of families, injury, and even death," says fire damage restoration specialist Ryan Wolfe of SERVPRO of Lawrence, Owen, Greene & Martin Cos.. "The thing that compounds the tragedy, though, is that there are some simple steps everyone can take to reduce the chance of a cooking fire." Wolfe urges homeowners to consider these basic guidelines for cooking safety:
Holiday parties and large family gatherings that were postponed last year because of COVID concerns are great to look forward to, but may add distraction in the kitchen, warns Wolfe. "Cooking is such a routine part of our days that it is easy to become complacent about these basic safety steps," says Wolfe, "but the statistics show that unattended cooking is the number one cause of home cooking fires and casualties. Whether you are cooking for the holidays or simply preparing an everyday meal, it is important to stay alert and focused on what's happening on and around your stovetop."
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s medical assisting certificate program has earned initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) for the next five years. The program was accredited after peer review conducted by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and CAAHEPs board of directors for its substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.
“Ivy Tech medical assisting graduates are in high-demand by local employers, and many are requiring the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential to qualify for jobs,” said Karlee Wyatt, Ivy Tech Bloomington Dean of the School of Health Sciences. “Because this position is in high-demand in our communities, eligible students can earn a tuition-free certificate with the state’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready grant that quickly prepares them for work as medical assistants.”
The medical assisting program at Ivy Tech Bloomington offers certificate training in medical assisting and outpatient insurance coding, and an associate degree in medical assisting.
Provided by Mallor Grodner Attorneys Business Law Blog
On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with over 100 employees to require employees to be fully vaccinated or produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. States with an OSHA-approved State Plan must either amend their standards to be identical to, or at least as effective as the new standard. Lawsuits challenging the legal authority of the ETS have already been filed, but at this time employers should not postpone compliance efforts based on these lawsuits.
To help employers who are required to comply, we have set forth some common questions and answers related to the ETS. Please keep in mind that the ETS was only recently published and information on this topic is constantly developing and changing.
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