As more seniors begin to age in the Tampa Bay area, a service that offers a different type of home care might be right up their alley.
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is scheduling appointments for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15, as well as those 16 and up.
After announcing that all but one of the large COVID-19 vaccination sites managed by the Department of Health in Pinellas and county government would be closing, DOH announced May 10 that its centers would soon be offering appointments again.
New guidance on the best use of facial coverings to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been released recently, and they may leave some people uncertain about what they should do.
PINELLAS PARK — Amid concern that the area’s seniors are lagging the statewide average in getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, Pinellas County is receiving 8,000 more doses of vaccine in the next week.
TARPON SPRINGS — AdventHealth North Pinellas is now offering the innovative Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements are performed by giving surgeons the ability to plan procedures …
Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County began registering persons ages 65 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on Monday afternoon.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization Dec. 11 that allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the United States to individuals age 16 and older.
To provide access to more members of the community, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is partnering with the Pinellas County Urban League on a series of Saturday COVID-19 pop-up testing events from now until Oct. 3. Hours are 8 to 11 a.m. at each.
Pinellas County residents can receive free testing for antibodies to the COVID-19 coronavirus at the county’s drive-up testing site outside of the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S., St. Petersburg.
DUNEDIN — When Steve Olson of Dunedin lost his mother to Alzheimer’s disease in 2018, he became determined to help find a cure. Last year, he hosted the inaugural Paint Dunedin Purple fundraiser, which raised nearly $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
ST. PETE BEACH — A OneBlood blood drive will take place Thursday, July 23, 1 to 6 p.m., at Boulevard Burgers & Tap House, 5905 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.
CLEARWATER — The Salvation Army, in partnership with Ruth Eckerd Hall, will resume drive-thru food distribution events at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
Your child’s good health shouldn’t take the summer off. Now’s a great time to make sure that sports and school physicals are taken care of and immunizations are completed.
CLEARWATER — Ruth Eckerd Hall recently partnered with the Salvation Army to host three upcoming food distributions, allowing the organization to serve twice as many families during each event due to the performing arts center’s property size.
CLEARWATER — A Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County staff member with client contact has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bayside Health Clinic, a facility that serves homeless clients.
For a Largo mother and daughter, nursing has become a family tradition. Patti and Yasmin Franco share more in common than genetics — they share a passion to help others and a love for a hospital they consider a second home.
CLEARWATER — On April 24, four families closed on their new, safe and affordable homes after completing the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program.
TAMPA — In an effort to increase availability of COVID-19 testing in Florida, AdventHealth will offer free testing at Adventure Island, across the street from Busch Gardens at 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa, beginning Wednesday, April 22.
Elected officials, and local medical and business experts each took turns during a telephone town hall meeting April 13 sharing updates on COVID-19 in Pinellas County and trying to give residents something sorely needed these days: peace of mind.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas, in partnership with its network of non-profit partners, is launching a telephone reassurance program to support seniors affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
CLEARWATER — BayCare Health System announced March 22 that it would scale down its drive-thru COVID-19 testing and reduce the number of sites as a result of limited testing supplies.
CLEARWATER — BayCare launched drive-thru Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing March 18, but only for those who are in the at-risk category may use the service for now, hospital officials said.
CLEARWATER — Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater remained quiet on March 16, its emergency room uncrowded and hospital workers going about their work, many without wearing masks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the public to be prepared if a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak occurs in their community. Officials also want people to know it could last a long time.
The Florida Department of Health announced Tuesday night that eight new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) had been confirmed in the state, including two in Pinellas County. Both are males. One is age 67 and the other is 64. The cases are travel related. The men are isolated and will continue to be isolated until cleared by public health officials.
Florida Department of Health announced March 1 that two adults in the state had tested presumptive positive for 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials say both individuals with positive tests results are in isolation.
ST. PETERSBURG — Seniors Helping Seniors, a national in-home senior care service that employs fellow senior citizens as caregivers, was founded in 1998 in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was created with the idea of using active seniors to help non-active seniors with everything from companionship…
ST. PETERSBURG — A therapeutic dance class for persons dealing Parkinson’s disease is held Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N., St. Petersburg.
Seminole Recreation hosts its Fit Over 50 Health and Wellness Expo Thursday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N.
If you haven’t gotten around to getting your annual flu vaccination, you still have time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend influenza vaccination as long as flu viruses are circulating.
AdventHealth recently signed an agreement for the purchase of all of the assets of Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography, a provider of 3D mobile mammography services to more than 700 locations in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas including schools, government agencies, corporations and health care clinics.
LARGO — A new music therapy-based educational series for caregivers will be presented Thursday, Nov. 14, at Elmcroft of Pinecrest, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo.
LARGO — A new music therapy-based educational series for caregivers will be presented beginning Thursday, Oct. 10, at Elmcroft of Pinecrest, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County announced Sept. 30 that a food service worker in St. Petersburg has tested positive for hepatitis A.
DUNEDIN — The Arlete Rocha Foundation for the Deaf will host Dining with Dale on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Dunedin Golf Club, 1050 Palm Blvd., Dunedin.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees has declared a public health emergency to address the increasing number of hepatitis A cases in the state due to the current national outbreak. Rivkees’ declaration builds on the public health advisory the state issued last November and ree…
CLEARWATER — Make A Difference Fishing Tournament Inc. will host a Benefit Auction and Casino Night on Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m., at the Hilton Clearwater Beach, 400 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater.
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System recently announced that all its campuses will be smoke-free for patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors beginning Oct. 1.