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Planned Parenthood promotes prevention and responsibility during National Condom Week (Feb 10 – 16)

People can stop by their closest Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma health center during the week of Valentine’s Day (Feb. 10 – 16) to pick up free condoms, information, candy, and “Just Wear It” bumper stickers. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma will be celebrating the effectiveness of latex condoms during National Condom Week, February 10 – 16. People can stop by their closest PPCO health center during the week of Valentine’s Day to enter a “guess the number of condoms in the jar” contest and […]

Oklahoma Food Cooperative to host annual meeting and open house

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Food Cooperative, Oklahoma’s only online farmer’s market, invites the public to its 2016 annual meeting and open house. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at Epiphany of the Lord Church, 7336 W. Britton Road in Oklahoma City. Members and […]

Oklahoma LifeShare Donor Services has another record breaking year

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For the second year in a row, LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma, had a record breaking year saving 438 lives in 2015. LifeShare reached new all-time high records for the number of organ donors recovered, the number of organs transplanted, and the number of tissue donors recovered in a […]

Older adults have special concerns during winter weather

During extreme winter weather, older adults should be mindful of particular safety concerns, including falling, hypothermia and frostbite before venturing outside the home.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter While the cold, snowy and icy weather can be difficult to deal with, the senior population has some special concerns during the Oklahoma winter season. “With the opportunity for more bad weather to come, Oklahoma’s older citizens should keep safety in mind,” said Jan Johnston, Oklahoma State University Cooperative […]

OKCPS & Operation Warm raises funds to provide coats for students through Coat-A-Kid Initiative

Sonic Drive-In has donated coats to Wilson Elementary during the OKC Public School Coat-A-Kid fundraising drive.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City Public Schools and the national Operation Warm organization have partnered together in the “Coat-A-Kid” initiative to help provide the youngest OKCPS students with warm coats for winter. “We know our students often do not have the means or support for a warm coat to protect them through […]

25th Annual Sonja Martinez Christmas AIDS Benefit set to support Oklahoma City’s Winds House

Sonja Martinez, John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Alison Scott, Matthew Heath-Fitzgerald and Bebe Adams will perform at the 24th Annual Sonja Martinez Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit supporting The Winds House in Oklahoma City on Monday, December 8 at the COPA. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 25th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 7, at The Copa, 2200 N.W. 39 Expressway. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. In addition to Ms. Martinez, performers will include John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Alison […]

YMCA OKC focuses on prevention during National Diabetes Awareness month

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is encouraging residents to exam their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is encouraging residents to exam their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and if at risk to take preventive steps to reduce their chances of developing the disease. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood glucose […]

Friends Food Pantry prepares to deliver Thanksgiving meals to those with HIV/AIDS in OKC and Norman

Other Options staff members (L-R) Donnie Wilson, Mary Arbuckle, Scott Love, and Pam and Stephen O'Rourke, along with a crew of dedicated volunteers, provide free Thanksgiving dinners to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS every year.  Photo provided by Other Options, Inc.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s Friends Food Pantry is preparing for their 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day home delivery of holiday meals to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. A crew of dedicated volunteers will help to provide the free dinners throughout the Oklahoma City metro area and Norman on Thursday, November 26. […]

10th Oklahoma Transition Institute to feature Inclusion Films founder Joey Travolta

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Funded by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Oklahoma Transition Council is sponsoring a three-day conference, Monday through Wednesday, October 12 through 14 in Norman. Families and employers are encouraged to participate in the 10th Oklahoma Transition Institute (OTI) with educators, employment counselors and other partners dedicated to […]

Variety Care receives grant for new health center in north central OKC

Variety Care will receive a $1.13 million grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration to develop and operate a robust health center location on Britton Road near North Walker Avenue.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The non-profit community health center, Variety Care will receive a $1.13 million grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration to develop and operate a new health center location on Britton Road near North Walker Avenue. The HRSA “new access point award” will provide a two-year grant to support […]

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