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Attend a FREE Live Well Workshop

Do you or a family member have chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis or another chronic disease? This May, Future Generations Rural America invites you to Attend a FREE Live Well Workshop. Attendees receive a $40 gas card.

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Community Health Workers in WV Learn New Tech Skills

In December at the Tamarack Conference Center in Beckley, three community health workers from southern West Virginia learned how to use a free online project management tool called Trello. The instructor, Sheila Blake, a consultant from Beckley, provided everyone instructions on such things as how to use and create boards to manage tasks, post comments, and upload and attach work reports.

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Everett Ressler: Change at the Top of Future Generations

The local newspaper where Future Generations is based recently featured an article on Everett Ressler, the new President of both the Civil Society Organization and the Graduate School. See the attached news release.

 

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West Virginia Veteran Gives Back to His Community

 

 

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WV Community Health Workers Meet Local Health Priorities

West Virginia has among the worst health indicators in the United States, including high rates of obesity, drug overdose, and tobacco smoking. To improve health behaviors, Future Generations Rural America trains local leaders as Community Health Workers (CHWs).

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Logan Veterans Center - Computer Lab Grand Opening

Henlawson, WV- On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Logan Veterans Center (at 2:30 pm) will host a grand opening of a new computer lab and associated learning opportunities for rural vets. The lab, equipped with 10 computer stations provided by Future Generations Rural America and Mission WV, will assist vets in accessing a wide range of learning opportunities and available resources.

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Ruth Crowe: Featured Computer Center Mentor in Wayne County

Ruth Crowe first learned about being a mentor at the computer center’s open house at the volunteer fire department in East Lynn of Wayne County, WV.

She is now the mentor of this free, high-speed Internet computer center and enjoys helping her community learn new computer skills.

Ruth has been volunteering for years, whether it’s for friends, family, the community, helping out at the local schools, the Navy Reserve, or the fire department.

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Community Pulls Together in Wake of Superstorm

Photo by Robert Lindgren

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Tim and Melanie Whetzel

Located in the old schoolhouse, the Upper Tract Volunteer Department computer center’s two mentors, Tim and Melanie Whetzel, make learning new computer skills a cinch.

Tim, a lifelong resident of Upper Tract, and Melanie, originally from Petersburg, began volunteering at the fire department a little over 20 years ago, when Tim joined the fire department. Melanie joined the fire department auxiliary and briefly the Upper Tract Rescue Squad.

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Future Generations Rural America Hosts Veterans Summit

Logan, W.Va. – Using the success of the West Virginia Broadband Opportunities Program, Future Generations Rural America is looking ahead to find the best way to help West Virginians connect to much-needed online resources.

The Franklin, W.Va. based non-profit organization recently completed a three-year project to open 60 computer centers based in volunteer fire departments around West Virginia to help train rural communities to use computers and high-speed Internet.

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