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Mid-State offers a free diabetic support group open to the public.

Mid-State’s Diabetic Support Group features:

The support group is free.  Adults age 18 and older are encouraged to attend along with caregivers who support someone with diabetes.

For information or to join, contact Sara Meier, 603-536-4000 Ext: 2052 

Where:
Mid-State’s Plymouth Office
101 Boulder Point Drive
Plymouth, NH  03264

When:
2nd Wednesday of Every Month
2:30 – 4:00 PM
Beginning November 8, 2017

 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #D04RH28386, $553,648 (2% is financed with nongovernmental sources) through 4/30/2018. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Rural Family Medicine Veteran Dr. Claire Reed joins Mid-State Health Center’s leadership team as the new Chief Medical Officer.

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Mid-State is seeking new members to add to our “Patient Expert Advisory Team” (PEAT). Begun in January 2012, the PEAT serves as a volunteer advisory council, assisting Mid-State in improving the experience of those receiving Mid-State’s services. Who better to engage in the improvement process than the “experts”, our patients!

What is the PEAT member commitment? Team members are asked to participate in six meetings per year, one every other month. Each meeting lasts approximately one and one-half hours from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at Mid-State’s Plymouth office on Boulder Point Drive. Mid-State provides a meeting leader to help guide and engage the group in their role as an advisory council.

What exactly does the PEAT do? In order to provide a meaningful and positive patient experience, Mid-State engages its patient advisory team on a variety of topics, including upcoming Mid-State projects and initiatives, changes in care delivery, marketing, suggestions for quality improvement and other areas that benefit from patient feedback.

If you are interested in participating in this exciting opportunity to help Mid-State improve and enhance services for patients, please contact:

Peggy Rosen, Director of Quality
603-536-4000 Ext. 1008
prosen@midstatehealth.org

or

Wendy Williams, Director of Advancement & Communication
603-536-4000 Ext. 1009
wwilliams@midstatehealth.org

For more information about the PEAT click here

The Anthem Kids’ Marathon will be a FREE event offered to children as part of the New Hampshire Marathon on Saturday, October 4th to promote and foster healthy eating and active living among youth.

Here is how the Kids’ Marathon works: All children in grades K – 8 are eligible to participate in the Kids’ Marathon on race day. The goal is for each registered youth participant to complete 25.2 miles of running/walking/activity PRIOR to the Anthem Kids’ Marathon, and then to participate in the race in Bristol, NH to complete the final mile of their “marathon” at the Anthem Kids’ Marathon.

The goal is to encourage kids and their families and friends to become more active. Each child registered will log their first 25.2 miles the weeks prior to the race; turn-in the completed log on race day where they will complete their “final mile”. Kids can run/walk with mom, dad, brother, sister, or friend to log distance in preparation for the race. Parents are highly encouraged to participate by logging miles with their children.

Running can be done anywhere . . . in a neighborhood, at the beach, at the ball field, or a local track. Students need to be sure they are running in a safe place. Parents need to know where their children are when running/walking. Everyone needs to stay safe. The buddy system keeps kids safe and offers encouragement to all. Wear a good pair of sneakers and try to keep one pair just for running. Encourage kids to talk while they run. This will help them maintain an appropriate pace. It is important for kid’s to eat right, stay hydrated, and get plenty of sleep as part of an overall exercise program as well.

The Tapply-Thompson Community Center is offering a FREE Kids Running Club for any kids grades 1-8 interested in learning about the basics of cross country running. It’s a great way to log miles for the Kids Marathon. The Running Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:30AM and Thursdays at 6:00PM throughout the summer at Kelley Park. If you would like more information contact the TTCC at 603-744-2713.

Race Day is Saturday, October 4, 2014 along with the NH Marathon. Race Start is at the Old Mill Parking Area by the Multi-Use Path in Bristol, NH across from Old Mill Properties. The Kid’s Race begins just after at 9:00 am and check-in will begin at 8:00 am – at Kelley Park in Bristol (kids will be bussed to the start). There will be a celebration immediately following at Kelley Park to recognize this INCREDIBLE achievement for all children who complete the Anthem Kids’ Marathon.

A special marathon medal will be given to each child who brings their COMPLETED training log Race Day!

Pre-Registration deadline to receive a Free T-Shirt & medal for completed log is September 14.

To Pre-register for the Free Anthem Kids Marathon visit the NH Marathon or stop by the Tapply-Thompson Community Center for a registration packet. If you would like more information, please contact the NH Marathon: race@nhmarathon.com or call 744-2713

This year marks the 22nd year of the New Hampshire Marathon and in addition to the new Anthem Kids’ event, offers a full marathon, half-marathon, 10K road race and health walk all at Newfound Lake. NH Marathon Race Director, Dan MacLean is excited about the addition of the Anthem Kids’ Marathon to the NH Marathon events. MacLean shared, “The mission of the NH Marathon is to promote a world class running event and to support area child-centered organizations and we are pleased to add this free youth event to our day. It is an great opportunity to promote physical activity among youth and may inspire some to become lifelong runners.”

Mid-State Health Center wishes all the runners, and particularly the youth participants, the very best success in meeting their health and fitness goals as they prepare to compete in the New Hampshire Marathon and Anthem Kids’ Marathon in October. Mid-State staff will be on hand to volunteer and assist at the Anthem Kids’ Marathon and look forward to cheering on the kids as they cross the finish line!