Roxann Blair has over twenty–five years of a unique blend of experience and service focused on others.
Roxann has worked as the Program Director of Warren County C.A.R.E.S. program since August 2006. She serves over 100 elderly people through coordination among many agencies which enables the elderly to stay in their homes as long as possible. She also coordinates and delivers commodities to over 100 people every two months. Her job description is to help the frail and elderly seniors with picking up medicine, shopping, telephone reassurance and friendly visiting. Roxann coordinates and has fundraisers to support the Warren County C.A.R.E.S. Program. She also works with the McMinnville Warren County Senior Center, Inc. as a Homemaker which provides services to the elderly seniors. She has worked as a part-time custodian at the First Presbyterian Church-Learning House Pre-School for 6 years and The Seventh-Day Adventist Church for the past year. She has 5 years of service work for the Faith in Action CARES Volunteer Program and currently serves as Supervisor. Roxann received the presidential volunteer service award. She has 6 years of volunteer service for the Bread Ministry that is coordinated by Bob Zollinger of the Woodbury Seventh Day Adventist Church. She also provides volunteer service as a cook and server at the Heritage Academy in Monterey, Tennessee.
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Senior Centers across the United States are preparing for a wave of hip baby-boomers. Tai chi and ballroom dancing classes, health and wellness workshops, genealogy seminars, cultural activities and travel, art lessons, community theater and computer classes are just a few of the offerings at nonprofit Senior Centers in Middle Tennessee – and are examples that, in the words of Bob Dylan indicate that “the times they are a-changin'” (Bob turns 70 in 2011, by the way).
Middle Tennessee senior centers – many of which are nonprofit – meet a myriad of needs and work diligently to find exciting programming to attract today’s senior. With medical advances increasing the average lifespan, there is a growing need for services to keep this large population active, engaged and independent longer. Middle Tennessee is a hotspot for retirees because of its climate, central location, favorable tax policies and abundance of healthcare facilities.
If you can read this, you can fill out an application, write a check, shop for groceries, read to a child, and understand the bus schedule. What if you couldn’t? On top of that, what would happen if you couldn’t speak English? Renting an apartment and going to the doctor would be come terrifying and overwhelming. 44 million adults in the United States are unable to even read a simple story to a child, and 1 out of 5 Nashville adults is functionally illiterate.
"Women in Tennessee are in the middle of a health crisis. What are YOU going to do?"
Dr. Stephaine Walker's call to action followed the launch of the TN Women's Health Report Card, which showed some clear areas of progress since the previous snapshot of women's health in our state, but also a number of areas in which there is still significant work to be done. While we are getting more mammograms and have significantly decreased our rates of breast and lung cancers, for example, cervical cancer rates have increased, and 42% of Tennessee's women have high blood pressure. Almost 1 in 5 of us smoked while we were pregnant, and 1 in 3 of us are obese. African American women experience striking disparities in rates of breast cancer, STD contraction, and infant mortality.
The full 2013 report can be accessed through the link below. Read carefully, and decide what YOU are going to do to improve the health of women in Tennessee.
At a time when obesity rates are skyrocketing and young people are increasingly tied to their computers and televisions, supporting physical education and sports programs in schools is one of the best ways communities can encourage physical activity and fitness among youth. These programs help young people stay fit, while providing opportunities for leadership, relationship-building, conflict resolution, and the development of other interpersonal skills.
In Tennessee, gang presence has been on the rise since the late 1980s and early 1990s, when gangs first made a concerted push into the state. Since 2011, police have identified at least 5,000 gang members in Davidson County, and gang-related crimes have increased by 25%. Meanwhile, cities with 50,000 or fewer inhabitants have seen gang-related crimes triple in frequency nationally since 2005.
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