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Frances Dalbey, Hunt Regional Healthcare outreach specialist, says the Mako robot is now available to assist surgeons with hip replacements in addition to knee and partial knee replacements.  The Stryker Mako robotic arm is guided by the surgeon and selectively targets only the damaged part of the knee or hip.  Studies say robotic-arm assisted surgery is two to three times more accurate than manual

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Frances Dalbey, outreach specialist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, says Hunt Regional is offering a rehabilitation program for people who have had the COVID-19 virus.  Some people report having "brain fog," or unclear thinking, after having the virus.  Others may have breathing trouble or psychological problems.

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Frances Dalbey, outreach specialist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, reminds us that February is "Heart Month," as presented by the American Heart Association.  Heart disease remains the no. 1 health threat to Americans and is the no. 1 killer in the world.  In honor of Heart Month, Friday (Feb. 5) is "Wear Red Day."

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Frances Dalbey, outreach specialist for Hunt Regional Healthcare, says a link is now available for citizens to sign up for email notification of the availability of the coronavirus vaccine.  Those who are in the 1A or 1B category can sign up for Hunt Regional notification, via email, as vaccines become available.  To see if one qualifies for Phase 1A or 1B, see this link from the Texas

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Frances Dalbey, outreach specialist for Hunt Regional Healthcare, says the time is now to plan for your New Year's Resolutions.  Hunt Regional provides helpful resources for your planning.

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Frances Dalbey, community outreach specialist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, says a free dinner and program will take place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville promoting lung health.  The deadline to register for the event is Wednesday (October 28).  October is Lung Health Month and November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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Frances Dalbey, community outreach specialist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, says it is National Cholesterol Education Month.  As on many other topics, Hunt Regional provides a comprehensive fact sheet on the best ways to avoid "bad" cholesterol.

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Frances Dalbey, outreach specialist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, discusses ways of keeping senior citizens connected to friends and family despsite coronavirus restrictions.  There is no one-size-fits all solution, so choose things that suit you and senior citizens who are close to you and commit to them.

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Frances Dalbey, outreach specialist for Hunt Regional Healthcare, says individuals should not put off health screenings despite the inconveniences caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Frances says Hunt Regional is able to provide all screenings in a safe manner.  Frances also discusses recent changes in the rules for visitors at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

Hunt County United Way

Frances Dalbey, executive director of the Hunt County United Way for the past five years, is leaving her position to become the branch manager of staffing company Employee Solutions.

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Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the organization will hold its annual summer fund raising event, "Hearts and Hands United" at the Landmark on Lee in downtown Greenville Saturday evening (August 18).  The doors open at 6 and dinner begins at 7.  Country singer and musician Matthew Middleton will perform.

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Frances Dalbey, executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the organization is offering free lunch for children in Celeste this summer.  The Celeste ISD donated a used bus which the United Way has repurposed as its second Mobile Learning Cafe.  The first operates in the Quinlan ISD.  The United Way is also providing free meals this summer for children in Commerce and Greenville.

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Frances Dalbey, executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says summer meal programs for children have started from 11 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday at the First Presbyterian Church and the Norris Community Center in Commerce.  Meal programs will begin Monday, June 4 at Ja-Lu Park in Greenville and at the Celeste High School football stadium.  The United Way's second Mobile Learning Cafe at Celeste, after the Celeste ISD donated a bus this year.  The original Mobile Learning Cafe in Quinlan will open for business Monday, July 9.

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Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the organization will conduct a training program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 1) not only for United Way board members and members of  other non-profit organizations at the United Way headquarters on West Lee Street in Greenville.  People who are interested in being part of the United Way board or the boards of directors of any non-profit organizations are invited to attend.  Greg Bennett from the state United Way organization will speak at the event.

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Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the organization is taking applications from non-profit organizations for funding in 2019.  The deadline to apply is April 13.  The annual spring fund raising event for the United Way will be a luncheon, "Living Well Aware" with speaker Dr. Patsy Sulak of Temple, Thursday, April 5 at the Texas Theater in Greenville.

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, discusses the Early Childhood Intervention Services program, one of the organizations that receives United Way funding.  A University of Chicago economist, speaking recently at an event hosted by the governor of Mississippi, says a study he had done shows that early childhood intervention yields a 13 percent return on investment to the public in

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the Celeste ISD recently donated a used bus to the UW, and she hopes it will become a second Mobile Learning Cafe operating in the northern part of Hunt County this summer.  The existing Mobile Learning Cafe is operated in conjunction with the Quinlan ISD and provides meals and educational enrichment activities for children in the summer.  Frances also says the ramp-building program of the Golden K Kiwanis in Greenville is the latest program adopted by the United

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the charitable organization Hunt County Kids is taking applications from families for providing help with Christmas gifts for children.  The deadline to apply is December 3, and the gifts will be distributed on December 17.  Frances estimates between 300-400 children received Christmas gifts via Hunt County Kids last year.

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the United Way will conduct free child-car seat checks at the Hunt Regional Emergency Center in Commerce from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (Oct. 21).  Education will be provided on the proper use of the seat.  Free car seats from the Texas Department of Transportation will be available for people who qualify.

Senior Center Resources and Public Transit

Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, discusses The Connection, a service of the Senior Resource Center and Public Transit in Greenville.  The Connection provides a shuttle service for all citizens of Hunt County.  Arrangements for travel should be made a day in advances.  In addition to providing transportation within the county, the shuttle goes to the DART rail station in Rowlett, where riders can travel to Dallas or as far as Fort Worth.

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Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey discusses the various summer lunch programs for children offered by the organization, including one at the Ja-Lu Park in Greenvlle, where a new splash pad recently opened.  The park is located on Stonewall Street, adjacent to the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library.

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Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says members of non-profit boards and others interested in working with non-profit organizations are invited to the annual training session for United Way board members at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11.  The event takes place at the Senior Citizens Center in Greenville at 4912 Lee Street.  Frances says a new Little Library will open this week at the Norris Community Center in Commerce.

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The Hunt County United Way's spring luncheon is at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville.  Educator and missionary Kathleen Witte is the speaker and the theme of the luncheon is the "Butterfly Effect."   The dedication of the renovated City Park in Wolfe City took place recently.  The project was accomplished with a grant received by the United Way.

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Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the UW will be organizing "Walk Across Texas" teams at the Reecy Davis Center, 4320 Lee St. in Greenville, from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays start February 13.  The idea of "Walk Across Texas" is that teams combine walk the distance across Texas, 800 miles.  Also, Frances says the United Way will lead an effort Saturday, March 4 to renovate the youth baseball and softball fields in Wolfe City.

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, offers some alternative ideas for Christmas giving.  For example, Frances says senior citizens may be overlooked during the holidays, and bags of toiletries and snacks can be delivered to the elderly by Meals on Wheels volunteers.  Such items can be delivered to the United Way headquarters, on the west end of Lee Street in Greenville.

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The executive director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, says the charitable organization's annual fund raising campaign is seeing an increase in donations this year, after a decline in donations last year.  Frances says she's been pleased with the results of new initiatives of the United Way, such as the Little Libraries and the Mobile Learning Cafe.

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the organization's annual fund raising campaign is underway.  United Way needs to raise about $200,000 to provide the necessary funding to its 13 partner agencies, and to carry on some of its new endeavors, such as the Little Libraries throughout the county and the Mobile Learning Cafe in Quinlan.

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the organization has obtained grants to help renovate a park in Wolfe City.  She says United Way will need as many as 100 volunteers to do the construction work on Saturday, October 22.  Frances says this project represents a new, more "hands-on" approach for the Hunt County United Way.

Frances Dalbey, executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says local country-music performer Trey Houston will perform a free concert at Willa's Restaurant and Awesome Blossom on Highway 276 between Quinlan and West Tawakoni from 5-8 p.m. Saturday evening (June 25).  Also performing is Todd Barrow.  Proceeds from downloads of their songs are going to Hunt County Kids, a Quinlan-based organization that supports school children in the county.

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Frances Dalbey, executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the organization will offer its Summer Lunch Program for children in Commerce, Lone Oak and Quinlan as well as Greenville this summer.  Lunches will be provided free of charge at the First Presbyterian Church and another site yet to be determined in Commerce and at Community Seeds in Lone Oak.  The "Mobile Learning Cafe," a refurbished school bus, will serve ch

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