The Polk County Commission joined Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care recognizing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The national observance is designed to raise awareness about important care issues for people with life-limiting illness. Last year in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties, more than 1,000 patients received home and facility hospice care from Cornerstones interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, nursing aides, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers. From left: bottom row, the Cornerstone Hospice delegation which included James Rogers, Jr, Team Supervisor Kathleen Border, Regional Director of Development Dr. Michael Shapiro, Team Physician Carrie Hess, Volunteer Specialist and Frank Grimsby, Team Supervisor. Top row pictured are commissioners George Lindsey, Edwin Smith, Melony Bell, R. Todd Dantzler, and John Hall.
Free diabetic class offered by Polk Health Care Plan
The Polk Health Care Plan has an additional free diabetic class for Polk County residents on Dec. 9 and 18.
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