District Health Department #10 offering flu clinics for Newaygo County
District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is helping communities prepare for the 2017-2018 flu season by offering flu vaccines to children, adults, and seniors. Flu season is unpredictable - even healthy people can become seriously ill. The best way to protect you and your family against influenza is to get an annual flu vaccine and the time to do so is now.
The DHD#10 flu clinic in your area is:
Location: Croton American Legion
Address: 6812 S Croton Hardy Dr., Newaygo, MI 49337
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Call 888-217-3904 to schedule your appointment.
Many health insurance plans now cover the cost of flu vaccines. If not, DHD#10 may be able to help through Vaccines for Children (VFC) or other programs. DHD#10 will bill Medicare Part B, Medicare Health Plans, Medicaid, Medicaid Health Plans, Healthy MI Plans, Priority Health, BC/BC, Blue Care Network, McLaren and Consumers Mutual with an insurance card present at the time of appointment. It is important to be aware of your insurance benefit rules. The cost for the seasonal flu vaccination without insurance is $38. High dose and preservative-free flu shots are available for $41.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call DHD#10 at 888-217-3904 or visit www.dhd10.org/locate-flu-clinic.
Top Places for Fall Color Photographs
Newaygo County is blessed with beautiful trees, lakes and rivers that make for stunning photographs at any time of year. Fall is particularly spectacular when the leaves create a rainbow of color.
The Newaygo County Welcome Center encourages people to take their camera or just themselves out to enjoy the beauty of the fall season. Many of the sanctuaries and hiking trails offer great views and varied colorful spectrums.
If you take a photo in Newaygo County, post it to Facebook and tag the @NewaygoCountyWeclomeCenter and we can share it.
This is just a small sampling of places to see:
For questions about color tours or to pick up a Color Tour Map for Newaygo County, stop in at the Newaygo County Welcome Center between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The Welcome Center is located at 4684 S. Evergreen, Newaygo or call 231-689-7340.
Tamarac Turkey Trot’s free training program can help get runners ready for annual Thanksgiving tradition
FREMONT – The Tamarac Turkey Trot, a Newaygo County Thanksgiving tradition, is inviting runners of all abilities to join a free training program to help get them get ready for the 5K and 10K races. Train2Trot is a 10-week prep program, with the first week of activities starting on September 18 and end November 20, a few days before Thanksgiving Day Nov. 23. The deadline to register is Sept. 15.
In addition to being a free training program that’s included with a Turkey Trot registration, Train2Trot also includes:
“Train2Trot is a great way to help people get ready for Turkey Trot, stay motivated and stay healthy as they work to achieve their fitness goals,” said Tracey Crowley, certified running coach at Tamarac who developed the Train2Trot program. “Train2Trot can help give runners the structure and schedule to stay on track, and that’s why we encourage people of all fitness levels to join this free, fun program. Ultimately, Train2Trot brings people together so they can push and motivate each other, and have fun in the process.”
On Thanksgiving Day, the 10K and 5K runs start at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. respectively. The untimed 5K walk begins at 8:05 a.m. and the ½-mile Kids Fun Run starts at 9:05 a.m.
Register online at tamaracwellness.org. Participants can only register for one event.
This year, Turkey Trot is offering a special discount, where families who register five runners can sign up a sixth runner free. For more details about registration fees or for questions, please contact: 231.924.0528.