Schneck receives grant to provide mammograms
Schneck Medical Center has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust to provide free screening mammograms to low- and middle-income women in the communities it serves.
A mammogram is one of the best tools for the early detection of breast cancer and life-saving early detection, Rita Baker, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Schneck, said.
To qualify for the screening mammogram, women must be 40 years of age or older and need a mammogram but unable to afford one.
“This grant provides a much-needed service in our region. Many women do not have sufficient insurance coverage, or no coverage, for screening mammograms,” Baker said.
“We know early detection of breast cancer is key, and our Women’s Diagnostic Imaging program can help save the lives of women who otherwise would not be able to have a mammogram,” she added.
If you or someone you know needs a screening mammogram and does not have insurance or is under-insured, call Schneck Patient Financial Services at 522-0413.
Class will focus on financial management
Immanuel Lutheran Church will offer a new session of Financial Peace University this month.
The program is a personal finance class based on biblical understandings of money, taught by syndicated columnist Dave Ramsey.
Each session will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Sundays in the Fellowship Hall on the northeast corner of the church, close to the school.
The class will start this Sunday and will run for 10 weeks.
Child care will be provided.
Cost is $95 and includes all materials needed for the classes. Call 522-3118 for reservations.
Refuge seeks input on discovery area
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for feedback on a proposed new public use at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.
The proposed use is the addition of a 0.147 acre Children’s Nature Discovery Area adjacent to the visitor center.
The Children’s Nature Discovery area would be a mowed opening where young children could explore boulders, tree slabs and downed trees, hollow logs and other natural objects.
It would be available to children with their parents (or other supervising adults) anytime the refuge is open.
All materials in the area would be natural, and the goal of the facility would be to provide an opportunity for young children to get outside and explore nature.
A draft plan on the proposed activity, plus other information related to the proposal, is available for review at the refuge office and visitor center and at local libraries.
Public comments are being solicited on the proposed activity through Sept. 30. Comments may be submitted to Refuge Manager, Muscatatuck NWR, 12985 E. U.S. 50, Seymour, IN 47274 or Muscatatuck@fws.gov.
For information, call 522-4352.
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