Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Multiple Opportunities to Improve Your Health and Well-Being

March 31, 2017

Neighborhood Place sites bring together multiple partners in April focused on improving the health and well-being of you and your family including free car seat checks, a smoking cessation class, free HIV screenings, a parent leadership academy, a mobile dental unit and so much more.  To learn more about these services and other opportunities including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

April 3 and 27, Library Connection
A representative from the Louisville Free Public Library will be on hand to sign interested persons up for library cards, answers questions about resources at the library, and provide information on upcoming events at your local library office.

  • April 3, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 313-4700 for more information.
  • April 27, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place, Fairdale, KY, 12 – 2 p.m. Call 363-1483 for more information.

April 4, 5, 12, 13, 18 and 19, WeCare Energy Efficiency Overview Call 1-800-356-5467 for more information.  Representatives from the WeCare Program at LG&E will be on hand to talk with interested persons about energy efficiency, energy usage and tips to reduce utility bills. WeCare staff can also help determine if households are eligible for a variety of free services including air duct sealing and insulation, attic and wall insulation, programmable thermostats and much more.

  • April 4, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place – Valley, 10200 Dixie Hwy., 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
  • April 5, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd. (T. J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24), 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • April 12 and 19, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • April 13 and 18, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

April 4, Norton’s Hospital Car Seat Check Station at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 9 - 11 a.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave, Call 629-7358 for an appointment.  Learn how to install your child’s car seat or booster seat and find out if any adjustments are needed.

Each Tuesday, Couponing Support Group at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 to register or for more information. Learn tips and money saving ideas to help build extra financial wealth in using coupons while grocery shopping. 

Wednesdays, April 5 – May 10, Cooper-Clayton Stop Smoking Class at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place, Fairdale, KY.  Call Kristin at 772-8588 for more information or to sign up for this class.  The Cooper-Clayton Method is an effective smoking cessation program that provides intensive weekly education and support group sessions for eight weeks.  Participants receive guidance on how to use nicotine patches, lozenges or gum. Bring lunch and join the class to move forward to a healthier future.  Sponsored by Family Health Centers.

April 6, 11 and 13, Work and Learn Program for K-TAP Recipients Info Session
Call 502-213-2149 for more information. Individuals who are receiving K-TAP who are interested in completing their GED or upgrading their skills in preparation for college enrollment are invited to stop by and talk with case managers from the Work and Learn program.  Find out how to earn an hourly wage at an approved job site and upon completion of your GED, receive a cash bonus!

  • April 6, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • April 11, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.
  • April 13, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

April 7, Couponing Support Group at First Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Road. Call 313-4728 to register or for more information. Learn tips and money saving ideas to help build extra financial wealth in using coupons while grocery shopping. 

 
April 8, Sowing the Seeds of Peace, Park Hill Community Spring Resource Fair at Park Hill Community Center, 12 - 4 p.m.  
Located at 1703 South 13th St.  Call 634-6057 for more information. Focusing on residents who live in or near the Park Hill neighborhood -- an area just west of Old Louisville which has experienced a disproportionate number of violent deaths – this event is open to all members of the public. More than 30 public, private and non-profit agencies will gather to meet with residents and share information about programs and services.  Sponsored in part by Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place.

April 8, Dental Cleaning at the Park Hill Community Center, 12 - 4 p.m. 
Located at 1703 South 13th Street.  Call 634-6057 for more information. The Smile Academy is a mobile dental unit that provides cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants for children 2-18 years of age. 

April 10, Sodexo Hiring Opportunities at South Central Neighborhood Place, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 574-4516 for more information.  Sodexo, a food-service agency, will provide on-the-spot interviews for positions with Jewish Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and University of Louisville Hospital. Bring your resume and be prepared for an interview.  This is one of Sodexo’s busiest hiring seasons.  Stop by if you are looking for employment that can lead to a full-time or part-time position. 

 
April 11 and 18, Kentucky Nutrition Education Program at First Neighborhood Place, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd.  A representative from the Kentucky Nutrition Education Program will be on hand to provide ways to make healthy food choices, encourage more fruits and vegetables, choosing low fat and high fiber foods, increasing physical activity, avoid running out of food, how to prepare and store food safely.

April 11, Foster Parent Recruitment Meeting at First Neighborhood Place, 6 – 8 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd., side of Thomas Jefferson Middle School.  Call 595-5437 (KIDS) for more information.  Detailed information will be provided on the requirements and process of how to become a foster or adoptive parent.  Information such as an explanation of foster care, special needs adoption, and information on foster parent training classes will be provided.  Sponsored by Kentucky Foster Care and the Special Needs Adoption Program.

April 11, HIV Outreach and Screening at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 4018 W. Market St.  Call 485-7230 for more information.  Representatives from Volunteers of America will be conducting free HIV screenings as well as providing informational sexual health resources for the community.  We encourage everyone to know your status.   For more information on HIV and HIV educational/prevention programs, please call the Kentucky HIV Help Hotline at 1-844-294-2448. 

April 11, Blood Pressure Checks at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Louisville Metro Health and Wellness health educators will provide free blood pressure checks.

Two opportunities for the YMCA’s “Caring and Learning with Me” Program at Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Located at 1501 Rangeland Rd.  Call Kerry Basham at 974-8457 for more information and to register.  This free program provides a wonderful learning environment for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregivers focusing on play and exploration.  The adult caregiver is required to attend with the child/ren and you may also bring other children ages (0-2). Sponsored by the YMCA with support from First Neighborhood Place.

  • Mondays/Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                 

Tuesdays, April 11 - May 16, Louisville Urban League Parent Leadership Academy at South Central Neighborhood Place, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7130 to reserve a spot and for more information. All Jefferson County parents are invited to this free six week parent leadership program.  Get answers to your questions, learn what to ask during school meetings, gain a supportive community of parents, build your advocacy skills for your child and connect to community resources. Lunch is provided.

April 11 and 12, A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower
A Healthy Journey for Two is an educational baby shower open to any expectant mothers.  The class will include a range of information and resources, as well as free baby items, gift cards, prizes, and snacks.  Hosted by Seven Counties and KIDSNow.  Fathers are welcome but must be registered. For more information, contact Mendy Mason at 502-341-5400.

  • April 11, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 1 – 3 p.m.
  • April 12, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 1-3 p.m.

Thursdays, April 13 - May 25, Becoming Weight Wise at South Central Neighborhood Place, 12 – 1 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 313-4089 for more information. It’s not easy to manage body weight. This 10 week course of self-discovery, skill building and support can help you learn about weight control. This program is based on approaches that are promising ways to achieve better health.

April 13, 4 Your Child Fatherhood Program at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 4 - 8 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave.  To sign up or for more information, contact us at (502) 709-9323 or  4yourchild@outlook.com.  This fatherhood program is reaching out to fathers to provide them with an array of services including fatherhood specific parent education workshops and case management services. In addition to increasing their capacity for high quality fathering, participants in our program may be eligible to receive up to $220.  Sponsored by the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work and Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

April 18, Norton Mobile Unit at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place, Fairdale, KY. Call 502-899-6842 for more information or to make an appointment. The Norton Mobile Unit will offer low/no-cost mammograms and pap smears for women age 40 and over. Must be at least one complete year since the last mammogram, be able to stand unassisted for at least 15 minutes, not have any current issues or undergoing cancer treatment. Insurance will be billed and co-pay may apply- contact your insurance carrier for eligibility. Funding is available for those who are uninsured.  Sponsored by Norton Health Care and Family Health Clinic.

Tuesdays, April 18 - May 23, Living Well Class at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1 – 3 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place.  Call 772-8588 to register.  This class is designed to benefit individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, pain, asthma, arthritis, depression, or other ongoing health problems.  Learn to ways to better manage your  health and earn an 8-week YMCA membership. 

April 19, Legal Aid Office Hours at South Central Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7130 for more information. A Legal Aid Society staff member will be on hand to answer questions, talk about cases that Legal Aid handles and provide referrals.

April 19, 25, and 26, Community Dental Care Information Sessions

Call 502-366-4442 for more information.  Community Dental Care is a full-service dental organization designed to increase access to health care in communities with the goal of improving the overall health of the population. Representatives will be on site to provide information about services offered and to assist in scheduling appointments for dental needs or for pediatric health needs. 

  • April 19, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road. 1 – 3 p.m.
  • April 25, South Central Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m.  – 12 p.m.
  • April 26, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place – Fairdale site, 1000 Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p. m.
  • April 26, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place – Valley site, 10200 Dixie Highway, 1– 3 p.m.

April 25, 26 and 27, Faith Based Leaders and Community Partners Kickoff Breakfast, 9 – 10 a.m.

For more information and to make a reservation or call Katherine Easley, Recruitment Coordinator 502-641-2852 or contact Patricia.Franke@ky.gov.  Come and enjoy the morning with community leadership that will take a look at the work the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is doing in your community.  Several breakfasts throughout the month provide an opportunity to hear about the mission, the work and the opportunities the community has to impact the lives of children and their families.  Come and learn more about your role in protecting children as we focus on Child Abuse Prevention during the month of April.  Breakfast and event sponsored by the Kentucky State Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • April 25, Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1411 Algonquin Pkwy.
  • April 26, Charmoli Neighborhood Place (Middletown)  200 Juneau Dr., Suite 200
  • April 27, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place (Fairdale), 1000 Neighborhood Place

April 26, Resume Building and Interviewing Tips at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 4018 W. Market St.  For more information, please call 485-7230.  The Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will be offering onsite valuable employment and interviewing tips including resume building assistance and face-to-face coaching on employability skills such as professionalism, positive attitude, workplace communication, multicultural sensitivity/awareness and adaptability.  

About Neighborhood Place 
Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties Services) -- provides community-based centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.

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