Improving the health of our community is our priority as health professionals in Shawnee County. To better address the needs of the community, Stormont Vail Health, Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods, and the Shawnee County Health Department need your input. We are collaborating to perform a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the residents of Shawnee County, with the goal to understand the scope of wellness in the community and the challenges in reaching optimal health.
With some of the coldest temperatures experienced so far this winter season hitting the Topeka area, the Salvation Army has its doors open as a warming center and every day for the rest of the winter if temperatures dip to 20 degrees or below. The Salvation Army at 1320 SE 6th Street will open as a warming center from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 1 pm on Sundays. Every person utilizing the warming center will receive a bag containing water, light snacks, and cold weather safety information. There will not be any communal food for beverages made available. For more information the Salvation Army Warming Center document is available.
We all know that kids don’t come with an instruction manual. And with all of the pandemic-related challenges of the past year, parenting is more challenging than ever! For that reason, Family Service & Guidance Center is pleased to offer another free, 8-week parenting class to the public beginning Tuesday, March 2 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. via Zoom. Class sizes are limited, please register by March 1, 2021 HERE.