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JULY 2016

This e-newsletter provides you with community wellness news and events throughout the Oxford Hills Region. For more information about our programs and services, or to get involved, contact us today! Please feel free to share the newsletter with your friends and co-workers using the Share link at the bottom of the page.
159 Main Street
Norway, ME 04268
(207) 739-6222
info@HealthyOxfordHills.org
Our Vision

A caring, self reliant
community that comes
together in the shared pursuit
of a healthy quality of life for all
Oxford Hills' citizens
       HOH Community Coalition Meetings
 
AS Usual for the Month of JULY there is NO COALITION MEETING
 

HOH Community Coalition meetings are held monthly from 11:45 to 1:00 on the 4th Tuesday at the Harper Conference Center, Ripley Medical Office Building, SMH.

The meetings offer an opportunity for community health organizations to build partnerships that improve the quality of life for Oxford Hills' citizens.

To register, call 739-6222. 
 
Taylor and Brendan from Healthy Oxford Hills jumping for joy to share information and resources with Sacopee Valley at their Health and Wellness Beach Party.
 
 
If you would like to learn about events that are hosted through out the Oxford Hills Community please visit Healthy Oxford Hills Community Calendar.
If you would like to have your event added to the Community calendar please call or email Jessica at 207-739-6222 or officemanager@healthyoxfordhills.org.

 
HOH Staff having a little fun with the diapers collected for United Way Diaper Drive.

Final numbers from the Diaper Drive are in. A total of 3,806 diapers and 1,738 wipes were donated! All diapers and wipes will be donated to programs that work with young families in Oxford, Franklin, and Somerset Counties. The folks at Stephens Memorial Hospital and Healthy Oxford Hills together collected a total of 1,697 diapers - almost half of the grand total. Barbara Allen of Stephens Memorial said: "We are happy to engage in important community initiatives such as the Diaper Drive which will help keep many babies clean, dry and healthy." Thank you to these two great organizations for helping to make our 1st Annual Diaper Drive so successful. And a big thank you to everyone to donated diapers!
 
 
Shared from The Advertiser Democrat and the Norway Police Department Facebook Page : Children in Norway beware ... if the Norway Police Department catches you wearing your helmet while riding your bike, skateboard, scooter or inline skates you will win a free ice cream! Norway Laundry on Paris Street in Norway is sponsoring a safety first helmet campaign with the Norway Police Department. School Resource Officer Mitch Shaw is spearheading this community policing effort in an attempt to help children avoid head injuries while having fun. 'It's about forming relationships with kids and promoting safety,' Shaw explains.

But there's an important and serious side to the helmet law that states children younger than 16 years of age must wear helmets.
'The most common (and often most serious) injury sustained with a bike, on in-line skates, scooters, or while skateboarding, is a head injury,' according to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 'Head injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in these types of crashes. Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of death or inju ry and reduce the severity of the injury in the event of a crash. However, even with aggressive bicycle helmet programs and laws, approximately 55 percent of children don't always wear a helmet while bicycling.

'Wearing a helmet whenever riding a bicycle, in-line skates, or a skateboard should be an automatic habit. Helmets should fit properly on your child's head and also be fastened correctly. A properly-fastened and fitting helmet does not move around on the head. 'Teaching your children bicycle, in-line skating, and skateboarding safety could save lives.' And in Norway, it might you get you ice cream!
 
 
 
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