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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:01 am

Discussion on type 2 diabetes

“Reversing Type 2 Diabetes” will be 7 p.m. today at Kachmann Auditorium, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd. Presenter will be Dr. Rudy Kachmann. The event is free and open to the public.

Mammography locations

Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography June locations:

•Today, JAM Recreation, 1200 E. Houston, Garrett

•Tuesday, Heartland Home Health, 1315 Director's Row

•Wednesday, Signature Health Care of Fort Wayne, 6006 Brandy Chase Cove

•Thursday, LaGrange County Health Department, Wolfe Building, 345 Morton St., Shipshewana

•Friday, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 10105 Auburn Park Drive

•Saturday, Juneteenth Festival at Weisser Park, 3000 Hanna St.

•June 23, PNC Bank, 110 W. Berry St.

•June 27, Parkview Physicians Group-Family Practice, 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven

•June 30, Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. 7th St., North Manchester

Webinar on bullying

“Bullying, Everyone's Responsibility,” a free webinar, will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 20. Presenter will be Cathy Boswell, regional program specialist with IN*Source. Topics include types of bullying, who are bullies, why children are bullies, the role schools play, law and policies, and bullying prevention strategies.

To register, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/717370657.

hed here

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is taking comments on a proposed new version of Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) HIP 2.0. FSSA will be submitting a waiver application to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ask to extend and expand HIP until 2019. Comments are due by Saturday.

To read more about the plans for HIP 2.0 go online to http://fifthfreedom.org/u/ui.

To share your thoughts, send an email to HIP2.0@fssa.IN.gov.

Comments can also be submitted by mail to: Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, Attention Steven Holt, 402 W. Washington St., Rm W374, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Webinar on special needs

“Raising a Child with Special Needs: A Mother's Story,” a webinar, will be 1-2 p.m. June 26. Speaker will be author Mary Ann Raccosta who will share her experiences on caring for two sons battling a rare, life-threatening illness. To register, go to http://fifthfreedom.org/u/ud.

Coventry Meadows honored

Coventry Meadows has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the bronze Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award will be presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).