VOTE ISSUE 1 on MAY 2

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The Breathing Association provides outreach services to provide education and support to seniors with lung health issues.  The Senior Services Levy (Issue 1) is on the ballot this May. Senior Options is a service that provides an alternative to expensive institutional care by offering vital in-home services for thousands of older adults in Franklin County.
To show your support for Issue 1, please visit this website today!

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION NEEDED FOR HEAP/WCP/SCP/PIPP PLUS

PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING ADDITION TO DOCUMENTATION NEEDED FOR HEAP/WCP/SCP/PIPP PLUS:

PROOF OF US CITIZENSHIP

  • Birth Certificate/Hospital Birth Records
  • Baptismal Records (only when place and date of birth is shown)
  • Indian Census Record
  • Military Service Record
  • U.S. Passport
  • Verified Citizenship for OWF Program
  • Voter Registration Cards

OR PROOF OF LEGAL RESIDENT/QUALIFIED ALIEN

  • Naturalization papers/Certifications of Citizenship
  • INS ID Card
  • Alien Registration Cards/Re-entry Permits
  • INS Form I-151 or I-551 (form I-151 will not be valid after August 1, 1993)
  • INS Form I-94
  • Permanent Visa
  • INS Form G-641
  • Documentation that alien is classified pursuant to sections: 101 (a) (2), 203 (a), 204 (a) (1) (a). 207, 208, 212(d) (5), 241 (b) (3), 243(h), or 244 (a)(3), or the immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Court Order stating that deportation has been withheld pursuant to Section 241 (b) (3) or 243 (h) or of the immigration and Nationality Act.
  • INS Form I-688

Join us on May 5th!

Honor the special women in your life and invest in Better Breathing for our community by joining us for a celebration of our community’s women at our annual Mother’s Day Celebration event on May 5th! Sponsor, buy tickets or donate to the raffle or auction today!

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CTTS Training – Fall 2016 Enrollment Now Open!

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) Professional Training
Registration OPEN NOW for the Fall Training Class: October 3-7, 2016
Location: Fellowship Hall of Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Rd., Columbus, OH 43221
 
CTTS Certification is designed to provide education to professionals involved or interested in tobacco dependence and control administration, program development and education. The 30 hour curriculum will provide education on evidence-based clinical interventions for the treatment of tobacco dependence and best practice information for the development of tobacco treatment programs. Lecture, group discussion and role play methodologies are utilized in the course to maximize retention, develop clinical skills and provide peer networking opportunities.  The fee for the class is $1,000.
 
If you are a graduate of our course and are returning for continuing education, please email Gretchen Clark Hammond prior to registering for the course, as she will need to activate your previous account in the registration system.
 
CLICK HERE to learn more.
 
CLICK HERE to register.
 
 
COMING SOON!
CEU Saturdays Continuing Education opportunities for CTTS September 17 and November 5, 2016. Speakers and topics to be announced. CLICK HERE for more information.
 
Call 614-437-1530 to register today!
 
 

September 2015 Newsletter

Pulling up those sleeves for better health…

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One of our nurses on the Mobile Medical Unit sees a client

Seniors and those with compromising medical conditions such as Asthma or COPD can ill afford a bout with the flu. It’s more than just losing time from work – each year flu hospitalizes an estimated 200,000 people in the US, and more than 20,000 deaths are flu-related.

The Breathing Association’s HEAP medical clinics and our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) make providing flu shots a top priority. By offering this simple precaution, we can protect the health of our most vulnerable citizens.  Be sure to get your flu shot too!


Boy Scout Troop #117 Rolled-Up their sleeves to help!

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Thank you Scout Troop #117!

Thank you BOY SCOUT TROOP #117 for sprucing up our landscaping to provide a visual gift of caring to our clients!  These fine young men rolled up their sleeves to pitch in and spruce up the garden beds at our Old Henderson Road office, planting mums, weeding walkways and raking leaves to create a warm welcome to clients and visitors. We deeply appreciate their help!

Want to pitch in? Email or call Sue Swyt at 614-457-4750 ext 111 to join the fun!


Outreach to one results in help for the entire family …

In our August e-newsletter you read about our Summer Asthma Outreach program – working with youth sports camps to identify children from low income areas of the community who have asthma, and offer helpful resources. In many cases, connecting to one child allowed us to help an entire family.

Juliana is a young athlete who participated in the Columbus Crew SC Foundation’s Heroes League Soccer Camp, and she has asthma. She and her mother, Wendy, met with Breathing Association’s Registered Nurse, Joey Reed, during the camp. Upon learning about the help The Breathing Association could provide, Wendy scheduled a follow-up home visit.

During the visit, Ms. Reed learned that Wendy and Juliana’s young brother also have asthma. Juliana’s grandmother, who lives in the home, has COPD as well. The chance to help one person suddenly became the chance to improve the lives of four.

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Juliana and her mom, Wendy

Ms. Reed evaluated the family home and yard for allergens and triggers. She reviewed medications and medication delivery mechanisms used by Juliana and her family, and Juliana was given medication spacers to improve her medication intake.

We were able to provide the family an air purifier, allergy pillow covers and a vacuum cleaner to reduce dust and allergen triggers. A referral to our Medical Home Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP) program helped Wendy refill the home’s air conditioner coolant so the family could prevent breathing problems caused by over-heating.

Thanks to the generous support donors like you, the success of our summer Asthma Outreach program extended far beyond the children involved – it helped us provide better breathing resources and assistance to entire families. 


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Maintain your Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification and save $100!

ttsEnroll in our upcoming Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Course in October to retain your TTS certification!

By enrolling in at least 18 hours of the upcoming TTS Training Course, you can save $100 on renewal of your TTS certification.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Interested in getting your TTS certification to help others quit their tobacco habit? CLICK HERE to enroll in our upcoming training course!