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David Cronenberg is ready for the terrifying future, as both director and actor, too – The Globe and Mail

David Cronenberg plays Spencer Galloway, a megawealthy, cruel patriarch of a dysfunctional family, in Slasher: Flesh and Blood.

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Over the years, David Cronenbergs oeuvre and his persona have fused into something, well, Cronenbergian.

In the films he writes and/or directs his earlier, squishier output (Scanners, The Fly); his 1990s mindbenders (Naked Lunch, eXistenZ); his more recent, human-nature-is-scary-enough work (Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method); and his most recent, the evolution thriller Crimes of the Future, which he shot this past summer hes a neo-existentialist.

I think the human body is what we are, Cronenberg, 78, said in a phone interview last week. When it dies, were dead. Theres no afterlife, no God. We have to come to terms with that. The subject matter of all art is the human condition, and for me thats a physical thing. So its inevitable that my filmmaking is going to involve the body in a very intimate and impactful way.

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In his real life, Cronenberg is gentle, courtly, intelligent. He projects an air of unflappable civility. His gaze is calm and unblinking. His voice is as mild and pleasant as butter scratching across white toast.

We shot Crimes of the Future in Athens during an intense heat wave, 45 degrees, wildfires burning on the horizon, Don McKellar, who plays a bureaucrat in the film, told me in a separate phone interview. Davids ability to maintain calm and keep his sense of humour was remarkable. His movies are so personal and idiosyncratic, you expect a kind of autocratic vision, but it doesnt feel like that on his set. Hes incredibly engaging, personable, non-hierarchical. He inspires trust and loyalty. Douglas Koch, the director of photography, remarked to me that David should set up a school on how to make movies. Not just technically, but how to make them enjoyable to work on.

Cronenberg's most recent thriller, Crimes of the Future, was shot this past summer in Athens.

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When Cronenberg acts, however, the characters he plays morph with the person he is to create a delicious uneasiness. No matter the role, were also watching him and we know how his mind works. We see the skull beneath the skin. Think of his silken assassin in To Die For, his ungodly reverend in Alias Grace, or his scientist in Disappearance at Clifton Hill, where his mere entrance, flapping out of the water in a frogman suit, elicits nervous titters from an audience.

No wonder the creators of the anthology series Slasher wanted Cronenberg to headline their fourth season, Flesh & Blood. The minute we announced his casting, fans began direct-messaging me to say how much he freaks them out, Slasher writer Ian Carpenter said in a joint Zoom interview with showrunner Aaron Martin. (Season 4 premieres Oct. 4 on Hollywood Suite.)

Cronenberg plays Spencer Galloway, a villain who could not be more on trend: a megawealthy, cruel patriarch of a dysfunctional family, la Brian Cox in Succession and Donald Sutherland in Trust. In the Galloway family, however, dysfunction includes dismemberment. Spencer, who is dying, sets up an elaborate competition among his potential heirs; only the winner inherits all. Meanwhile, a killer stalks the isolated family compound as players are eliminated from the contest, theyre also eliminated from Earth, in grandiosely grotesque ways.

I got to do things Ive never had a chance to do, in acting or in life, Cronenberg said gleefully. I got to yell at people and say foul things to my children. I said to my own children, You see how I could have been? It was a lot of fun. It was cathartic. I loved it.

David brought intellectual ferocity to his character, but this lovely energy to the set, Carpenter said. We shot these long dinner table scenes; the actors sat there for much of the day. In between takes, David told story after story. We had rich writing conversations, about how he comes to his work as a writer first. He celebrates the stuff that everyone else wants to turn away from, be it behaviour or things in the body. He has no shyness, no reservations about exploring anything.

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Crimes of the Future sounds like vintage Cronenberg. He wrote the script in 2000, but it sat untouched until producer Robert Lantos convinced him it was timelier now than ever. Its set in a near future where nature and evolution have spun out of control. Some humans, including a performance artist played by Viggo Mortensen, are adapting by growing new organs or merging with technology becoming transhuman. Some are evolving past pain, able to operate on themselves. Others resist, including McKellars bureaucrat and his colleague, played by Kristen Stewart.

David is exploring the limits of what it means to be human, McKellar said. Does our identity transcend the body? Its an incredibly rich question, tied into our cyber lives, how were transferring our inner lives to technology, incorporating our online life into our personalities. Wheres the line? Does the authentic self mean anything any more?

Creators of the anthology series Slasher got Cronenberg to headline their fourth season, Flesh & Blood.

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Not surprisingly, Cronenberg is a tech-embracer. In the 1940s and 50s, technology was often conceived of as something that came from outer space, menacing and inhuman, he said. But for me, technology is 100-per-cent human it reflects back to us what we are; its an extension of ourselves. Im listening to you through my hearing aids, which are streaming directly to my phone. Those are my ears now.

Like all Cronenberg projects, Crimes of the Future took years to finance. Its conservativism, he said. If youre doing anything outside the mainstream that seems to be risky not transgressively risky, but risky in terms of audience reaction its hard to get made.

He hoped streaming services would be much more radical, but an experience with Netflix proved otherwise. He went to their Los Angeles office and pitched three of their top executives on a series called The Shrouds (which he still hopes to sell, so thats all hell say). They paid him to write two episodes but didnt green-light the series.

My experience with them was exactly my experience with studios, Cronenberg said. Theyre bright, literate, they know stuff. But underneath theyre afraid. They say, We love your work. Then you give them something, and they say, We want to work with you, but not on this.

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Whats remarkable is what David can get made, McKellar countered. Im sure hes explored the limits. Hes never pandered to commercial audiences, even with his most commercial stuff, like The Fly. Im sure its always been a struggle. But somehow hes maintained his career without compromise and thats amazing.

Ive learned so much from him about how a career in Canada as a filmmaker is possible, McKellar continued. How to maintain integrity, to adhere to and expand your vision. I can think of no one whos done that better.

As our time ran out, I asked Cronenberg one last question: If were our bodies and nothing more, how does he feel about being 78? Things are going on with my body, he replied. Im not as flexible, Ive got aches, strange neurological pains that happen for no reason. But it hasnt altered my understanding of life and death. I think I anticipated it relatively accurately, even from my youth.

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Local cookbook to teach healthy living for every season – Red and Black

Cookbooks are one of the most popular genres of books today because of their helpful kitchen tips and meal ideas. College students and beginners in cooking are among those that invest in great cookbooks, but it can be difficult to find a cookbook that has a story of its own.

There is A Season: An Intentional Approach to Sustenance is no ordinary cookbook, but the story of its birth and everything the book entails makes it stand out among other recipe books. The launch for the second edition of the book will be held at 6 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 7.

CEO of RTA Consulting Rita Mathew edited the book, and fourth year University of Georgia student Emma Traynor incorporated her own artwork.

Mathew got her vision for the book after joining the UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. This program is meant to bring science to the community through environmental lectures and projects, and this gave Mathew the idea to turn a fundraising project into a cookbook.

The cookbook reflects on what the Master Gardeners program is about. Included inside are recipes, articles, photos and quotes that emphasize environmental stewardship, the integration of daily habits of buying and knowing about crops, gardening and learning to grow food. The book is meant to foster health and community connections.

Mathew emphasizes the importance of patterns throughout the book. These patterns can be healthy habits, crop routines or even aesthetic patterns. Seasons are also described as patterns, and the cookbook shows recipes for meals that can be made in each season.

We decided to look at the bigger picture of patterns, and instead of having a cookbook with appetizers, entrees [or]desserts, what we came up with was seasonal living, Mathew said. So we have the book arranged in terms of seasons. We show what would be the best optimal thing to do in spring, summer, fall and winter.

Traynor was immediately excited about the project because of her background in art, and she thought it was a great way to interact with the Athens community. Traynor and Mathew collaborated and edited drafts of Traynors artwork, and throughout the cookbook we see Traynors work reflects the recipes.

This was a project that I wasnt expecting to be so involved in, but it was a great opportunity and a great experience, Traynor said. Rita is an awesome lady doing awesome things. There were so many coincidences about the project that made it feel like it was meant to happen.

There will be four speakers at the book launch discussing their contributions to the book and their connections to Mathew. The publication of this second edition will support Athens Land Trust, an organization that promotes conservation and development in Athens. The event will highlight the books relationship with the organization, and UGA students get a $5 discount on the book.

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Healthy Living for ME announces fall workshops for Mainers living with diabetes and other chronic conditions – Bangor Daily News

This fall, Healthy Living for ME will be hosting workshops virtually and by phone that are focused on helping Mainers who are living with diabetes and/or other chronic conditions, including pain.

Improving management of chronic conditions through lifestyle changes and management strategies can really make a difference in a persons overall quality of life, said Jen Paquet, Healthy Living for MEs training manager. With these statewide programs, our goal is to improve the overall wellness of Mainers by helping individuals address their unique needs and better manage their own health.

Upcoming workshops available statewide through Healthy Living for ME include:

Living Well with Diabetesis conducted virtually and has workshop options beginning Oct. 12. Living Well with Diabetes is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes or who are pre-diabetic to learn how to live well. Topics covered during the workshop include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear, and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; appropriate use of medication; and working with healthcare providers.

Better Health Now with Diabetesprovides participants all of the educational benefits of the Living Well with Diabetes workshop, but participants receive a free mail order toolkit and work with a leader on the workshop materials via phone or Zoom either individually or in small groups. Better Health Now with Diabetes workshops are available beginning Nov. 10.

Living Well with Painis conducted virtually and has workshop options beginning Oct. 18. This workshop is designed for people who are dealing with persistent pain such as back pain, post-surgical pain, headaches, and other pain that lasts for more than three months despite treatments. Topics covered during the workshop include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; pacing activity and rest; and how to evaluate new treatments.

Better Health Now with Painprovides participants all of the educational benefits of the Living Well with Pain workshop, but participants receive a free mail order toolkit and work with a leader on the workshop materials via phone or Zoom either individually or in small groups. Better Health Now with Pain workshops are available beginning Nov. 2.

Better Health Nowis a workshop designed to help those living with chronic conditions, including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, or other conditions.Participants in this workshop receive a free toolkit in the mailand will work with a leader via telephone or ZOOM at predetermined times, either by themselves or in small groups. There are several Better Health Now workshops scheduled for this fall, including one scheduled to begin on Oct. 25. Topics covered during the workshop include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and how to evaluate new treatments.

Mainers who would like to participate in the virtual workshops but do not have access to the necessary technology may be eligible to borrow an iPad through Healthy Living for ME.

These workshops are free to any adult Mainer dealing with chronic conditions or diabetes, or their caregivers, but advance registration is required. Please contact Healthy Living for ME at 1-800-620-6036 orinfo@healthylivingforme.orgfor more information and to register. You can also register via our website,www.healthylivingforme.org.

Healthy Living for ME also welcomes referrals from healthcare providers. Our evidence-based programming can help patients manage and prevent conditions before they become more serious or result in emergency situations.

To learn more about these and other workshops offered by Healthy Living for ME, visitwww.healthylivingforme.org.

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Promoting healthy living, Walnut Hills bringing community gardening into the classroom – WLWT Cincinnati

Grow-06 is bringing the classroom outdoors and the community together. Students and residents in Walnut Hills are creating community gardens in an effort to fight food insecurity and give healthier food options.Community members are working to get all hands on deck when it comes to starting and continuing healthier lifestyles. In 2017, the only supermarket in the neighborhood closed its doors rendering Walnut Hills a food desert. There are now a total of eight urban gardens throughout the community, growing lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, collard greens and more.Frederick Douglas and DAMPE Community School students meet at their school gardens each week. Kids are now harvesting before the winter, they'll then learn how to do seed starting indoors before planting again next spring.

Grow-06 is bringing the classroom outdoors and the community together.

Students and residents in Walnut Hills are creating community gardens in an effort to fight food insecurity and give healthier food options.

Community members are working to get all hands on deck when it comes to starting and continuing healthier lifestyles.

In 2017, the only supermarket in the neighborhood closed its doors rendering Walnut Hills a food desert.

There are now a total of eight urban gardens throughout the community, growing lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, collard greens and more.

Frederick Douglas and DAMPE Community School students meet at their school gardens each week. Kids are now harvesting before the winter, they'll then learn how to do seed starting indoors before planting again next spring.

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Home Instead home care agency gives clients healthy living program – WXXV News 25

The local home-care agency Home Instead is looking to assist senior citizens in some new and improved ways.

Home Instead is utilizing their new program called the companionship diet to improve the quality of life for seniors. The program promotes nutritional healthy living to residents while giving them companionship. Home Instead Client Mary Bates said, When youre by yourself, it can be lonely and here you have the companionship of the caregivers plus the friends that you make.

According to Home Instead Client Care Coordinator Chris Thompson, the average senior citizen skips four meals a week when they do not have a companion to eat with.

Through the program, caretakers are able to make sure their clients are kept company through games and conversations and staying healthy with good nutritional diets. Thompson said, This diet really promotes the time with the caregivers to spend time, talk about things, stories and share important events and really build relationships while preparing a healthy and nutritious meal.

The organization also offers help to their clients in anything else they may need as long as it is not medical. We have CNAs, certified nursing assistants, and home health aids who come into your home and they help you with activities in daily living like meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, personal care, things like that.

The Gulf Coasts Home Instead franchise has been in operation for 19 years. Home Instead Caregiver Barbara Williams said, It makes me feel that I am giving back. It makes me feel that Im always able to go home at night and know that Ive done something good for someone.

For more information call 228-818-6110.

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HEALTHY LIVING: When eating a rainbow, variety spice of life – YourGV.com

Fruits and vegetables come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, flavors, and colors.

Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, like cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes.

Fruits and vegetables provide important nutrients for health and maintenance of your body.

Different types of fruits and vegetables provide different nutrients, so its important to get a good variety.

An easy way to make sure youre getting all the different nutrients is to choose a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to fill half your plate.

Vegetable subgroups

Vegetables fall into five different subgroups based on their nutrient content: dark-green vegetables, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other vegetables. Each type has its unique benefits, so aim to eat a variety of colors over the course of the week.

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Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. The more color, the better.

Try to eat at least two different colors of fruits and three different colors of vegetables every day.

Let your kids be the produce pickers when grocery shopping. Help them choose a rainbow of fruits and veggies to eat for meals and snacks throughout the week.

Dont limit your rainbow of produce to just fresh options. Youll get the same important nutrients no matter what form you choose.

When shopping for canned fruits, look for fruits canned in juice. For veggies, choose no added salt options. Frozen fruits and veggies are convenient because theyre already washed, chopped and ready to use. Plus, canned and frozen varieties wont go bad before you eat them!

How do you make sure youre getting a rainbow of nutrients in your familys diet? Try to eat leafy greens with at least one meal per day.

For families with kids, try crafting a rainbow with examples of different colored fruits and veggies (grocery sales ads are a great source of pictures). This can be an inspiring way to get your kids on board with eating more colorful produce.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Breast cancer patient shares story of survival; credits Hartford HealthCare with her recovery – The Bristol Press

The statistic is startling according to the American Cancer Society, one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their life. Early detection is key, but the pandemic has caused some women to put off their yearly screening.

Sharon Faucher, of Southington, is one of those women. She finally went in May of this year, only to discover there was an issue. The radiologist comes in and explains to me that I have three areas of concern and that they need to do a biopsy and testing. Faucher was then diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer. A devastating blow for the 66 year old, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer back in 1995 and underwent a mastectomy.

The emotion was so different than the first time. Back then, I was scared. This time I was not only scared, but I was angry.

Faucher had a mastectomy in June and credits the team of professionals at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) with saving her life and walking her through the process.

Dr. April Duckworth is an angel of an angel. She was right by my side the whole time, Faucher explained.

Dr. Duckworth, breast surgeon at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, says the pandemic has impacted some of the cases shes seeing. It seems since COVID started, people are presenting with more advanced disease because they felt a lump during the height of the pandemic and werent able to get in to see their doctor or they were hesitant to go to imaging facilities to be seen, said Duckworth.

Dr. Duckworth says women should start getting an annual mammogram at age 40, but for those with a family history of the disease, they should consult with their doctor and start screenings even earlier.

If you do have a family history, take the age of the youngest person who was diagnosed and subtract 10 years from their age. Thats when you should at least start getting a clinical breast exam, said Duckworth.

Faucher says there was no lump associated with her most recent diagnosis, which is why women need to schedule their yearly screenings. Thats why its so important to get the appropriate screenings before its the size of something that you can feel. The earlier you catch something, the better the outcome. If its small you can treat it with surgery and the less likely you are of having to go through chemotherapy, said Dr. Duckworth.

Faucher encourages every women to be mindful of their health and make sure they are being proactive. Just get your mammogram. Im telling you, it can save your life, she said. I cant say enough about Hartford HealthCare. Im in awe and I thank everyone who was part of my recovery.

Dr. April Duckworth is a breast surgeon with The Hospital of Central Connecticut. For more information, call 860.224.5416 or visit http://www.hartfordhealthcare.org/breastcancer

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Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health Announces Five Winners of the Inaugural Innovation Awards – Yahoo Finance

Selected from more than 850 applicants, the first-ever Alliance for Childrens Mental Health Innovation Awards grantees are Black Girls Smile, citiesRISE, The Rural Behavioral Health Institute, Smart from the Start, and Teen Line.

The five winners offer a diverse set of inventive solutions, aiming to address vital mental health issues facing young people, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEW YORK, October 06, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morgan Stanley today announced the five winners of the inaugural Alliance for Childrens Mental Health Innovation Awards, its nationwide call to support transformative solutions that address adverse mental health outcomes for children and young people across the U.S. The program will award the finalists a total of $500,000 in grants to help scale their solutions, and provide consultation and a showcase opportunity on November 11.

The five finalists were selected after a robust review of over 850 applications by mental health and grant-making experts from the Alliance for Childrens Mental Health a collaboration between Morgan Stanley, its Foundation and leading nonprofit organizations in this space.

The finalists chosen are addressing a diverse set of communities, geographies, and needs through their transformative and culturally responsive models:

Black Girls Smile provides virtual and in-person mental health literacy programming, education, therapy scholarships and resources to help Black girls and women lead mentally healthy lives.

Suicide Prevention Program: Building on its proven mental health literacy programming, this culturally and gender-responsive curriculum focuses on suicide prevention among Black girls and youth, with a new digital platform for enhancing virtual and on-demand programming across the country.

citiesRISE is committed to transforming mental health through local innovation, coalition building, and youth-led action globally.

Mental Health Gathering Spaces: The Gathering Space model meets youth, particularly those who are marginalized, where they are by integrating mental health enhancing interventions into existing community spaces, with potential for adaptation into a range of settings and scaling for nationwide impact.

Smart from the Start is a trauma-informed, multi-generational family support and community engagement organization with a mission to promote the healthy development of young children and families living in the most underserved communities of Boston and Washington, DC.

Address the Stress Program: This program is embedded in the community, engaging both parents and their kids in talk therapy and behavioral health counseling by developing fun and interesting group activities that promote mental, emotional, and physical health while reducing stigma and barriers to care.

Teen Line is dedicated to peer-to-peer support by providing teenagers across the country with an anonymous, non-judgmental space to talk about their problems with highly trained teens who are supervised by adult mental health professionals.

Latinx Youth Career Development Program: This pilot program will train Latinx youth to answer texts on the peer-to-peer hotline, aiming to encourage Latinx teens to pursue careers in mental health, increase the diversity of hotline volunteers, expand the hotlines service hours, and build more Latinx mental health ambassadors.

"This inaugural class of finalists is a wonderful example of the collective impact diverse organizations can have when working to better the mental well-being of children and young people across the country," said Ted Pick, Co-President at Morgan Stanley and Chair of the Alliance for Childrens Mental Health Advisory Board. "From rural towns to big cities, we look forward to helping scale our finalists programs to reach those communities who can benefit from these innovative and culturally responsive approaches."

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According to research from the Alliance, 43% of U.S. teens are concerned about mental health challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the continued toll the pandemic has had on youth, innovative mental health services are critical to scale now more than ever. One in five children suffer from mental illness, but this space remains highly underfunded with less than two percent of philanthropic funding going toward mental health in the U.S. and even less for funding targeted to kids and teens.

To address that gap in funding, Morgan Stanley has organized this Innovation Awards program and is now inviting these five winners to showcase their innovative solutions to a broader audience, including other funders, during the Innovation Awards Showcase on November 11.

"We want to thank all the applicants for submitting their proposals and our Alliance nonprofit organization partners for their work during the process of selecting this years recipients," said Joan Steinberg, President of the Morgan Stanley Foundation, and CEO of the Alliance for Childrens Mental Healths Advisory Board. "This overwhelming response has reaffirmed the fact that there is a substantial funding gap in this space and a plethora of encouraging innovation in need of support. We urge other funders to join forces and make childrens mental health philanthropy a priority."

For those interested in attending the Innovation Awards Showcase on November 11 from 12-1 PM ET, please sign up here.

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Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management, and investment management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals. For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit https://www.morganstanley.com/.

About Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health

The Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health brings together key leaders in the children's mental health space and combines the resources and reach of Morgan Stanley and its Foundation with the knowledge and experience of its distinguished nonprofit partner organizations. The Alliance helps strategically address children's mental health concerns and the far-reaching challenges of stress, anxiety and depression. For more information about the Alliance, visit http://www.morganstanley.com/mentalhealthalliance.

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Healthy living put at the heart of new housing plan – Argyllshire Advertiser

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A housing strategy that aims to focus on the health and well-being of residents has been approved by Argyll and Bute Council.

At a meeting on Thursday September 30 councillors approved a new five-year plan drawn up in consultation with the regions health and social care partnership and its housing occupational therapist.

The new strategic housing investment plan outlines the importance of ensuring adequate provision of specialist accommodation in the new build programme and incorporates a statement focusing on the essential role housing plays in supporting and maintaining independence, health and well-being of residents.

The vision for the authoritys housing plans is stated as: People in Argyll and Bute with health and social care needs have access to housing options that maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

The five-year plan sets out proposals to build more than 1,000 affordable homes over the next five years of which around 343 will be completed in 2021/22 and more than 700 additional homes in subsequent years.

The council has overall responsibility for the investment plan but it is drafted in collaboration with partners including landlords, communities, developers, the Scottish government and other stakeholders.

The proposals will be submitted to the Scottish Government for review in October.

Council leader Councillor Robin Currie said: The delivery of local affordable housing in Argyll and Bute remains a priority for the council.

We want our communities to thrive and we want to attract new residents and business to the area.

This investment not only provides much-needed good quality homes for future generations, it also provides employment opportunities for many people in the construction industry, including new apprenticeships, which will generate additional investment in the local community.

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What’s Happening in the Caribou area Week of October 6, 2021 – The County

Wednesday, Oct. 6CARIBOU: Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 159 Bennett Dr.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

CARIBOU: Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 159 Bennett Dr.

CARIBOU: Affected Others, 10 a.m. at Roads to Recovery Community Center, 1 Water St. FMI: Sholton@amhc.org, rspencer@amhc.org or ralbert@amhc.org.

CARIBOU: Parents in Recovery, 1 p.m. at Roads to Recovery Community Center, 1 Water St. FMI: Sholton@amhc.org, rspencer@amhc.org or ralbert@amhc.org.

FORT FAIRFIELD: Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., 284 Main St.

FORT FAIRFIELD: Senior commodity food distribution by Aroostook Agency on Aging, 2-2:30 p.m. at St. Denis Church parking lot, 143 Main St. FMI: 764-3396.

PRESQUE ISLE: Aroostook Agency on Aging annual meeting, 10 a.m. at agency office, 260 Main St. Seating is limited. Video conferencing also available. FMI: 764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789; lori.cyr@aroostookaging.org.

VAN BUREN: Cary drive-thru flu shot clinic, 4-6:30 p.m., Van Buren High School. Open to public. Children under 9 encouraged to receive vaccine from school or provider. FMI: 498-1112.

ONLINE: Gathering Place, sponsored by Aroostook Agency on Aging, 10-11 a.m. Safe virtual space for those with chronic memory loss or health conditions to engage in fun activities. FMI: 764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789 or email info@aroostookaging.org.

ONLINE: Savvy Caregiver, 12-1 p.m., hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and Healthy Living for ME. Introduces family to the caregiving role. FMI: 764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789 or email info@aroostookaging.org.

Thursday, Oct. 7

CARIBOU: Tai Chi for Better Health and Balance, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Caribou Parks and Rec Center. Hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging and Healthy Living for ME. FMI: Call Jane Hanson at 764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789 or visit http://www.healthylivingforme.org.

CARIBOU: NA, 9 a.m. at Roads to Recovery Community Center, 1 Water St. FMI: Sholton@amhc.org, rspencer@amhc.org or ralbert@amhc.org.

FORT FAIRFIELD: Cary drive-thru flu shot clinic, 4-6:30 p.m., Fort Fairfield Fire Department. Open to public. Children under 9 encouraged to receive vaccine from school or provider. FMI: 498-1112.

VAN BUREN: Senior commodity food distribution by Aroostook Agency on Aging, 1-1:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 117 Washington Ave. FMI: 764-3396.

ONLINE Cheers to Sobriety virtual mocktails party, via Zoom, 7-9 p.m. Sober October is a time to reflect on alcohol use and its impact on your health, wallet and family. Free. To register call Aroostook County Action Programs Community Educator Robin Thurston at 498-9602. Event sponsored by SAMSHAs Communities Talk Project.

Friday, Oct. 8

CARIBOU: All recovery check-in, 10 a.m. at Roads to Recovery Community Center, 1 Water St. FMI: Sholton@amhc.org, rspencer@amhc.org or ralbert@amhc.org.

CARIBOU: Movie day at Roads to Recovery Community Center, 1 Water St. Starts at 2 p.m.

CARIBOU: AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Caribou Ecumenical Food Pantry, 62 Collins St.

VAN BUREN: Healing Waters Womens Conference, 80 Main St., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free; all women welcome. Theme: Its Time to Heal. Speaker: Sylvie Sudduth from RAM Ministries. FMI or to register: email info@hwwconf.org, call Healing Waters Womens Ministry at 207-760-7537, find Angel Murchison on Facebook or visit healingwaterswomensministry.org.

Saturday, Oct. 9

CARIBOU: NA, 7p.m. at Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope. FMI: 207-254-2113 or EMcLaughlin@amhc.org.

STOCKHOLM: AA meeting, Brigade Group, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 8 Donworth St.

VAN BUREN: Healing Waters Womens Conference, 80 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch included. Free; all women welcome. Theme: Its Time to Heal. Speaker: Sylvie Sudduth from RAM Ministries. FMI or to register: email info@hwwconf.org, call Healing Waters Womens Ministry at 207-760-7537, find Angel Murchison on Facebook or visit healingwaterswomensministry.org.

Sunday, Oct. 10

ONLINE: AA meeting, via Zoom, 6 p.m. Call the Roads to Recovery Community Center for details: 493-1278.

Monday, Oct. 11

CARIBOU: All recovery check-in, 10 a.m. at Roads to Recovery Community Center, 1 Water St. FMI: Sholton@amhc.org, rspencer@amhc.org or ralbert@amhc.org.

CARIBOU: AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Caribou Ecumenical Food Pantry, 62 Collins St.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

CARIBOU: Tai Chi for Better Health and Balance, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Caribou Parks and Rec Center. Hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging and Healthy Living for ME. FMI: Call Jane Hanson at 764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789 or visit http://www.healthylivingforme.org.

CARIBOU: Criminal and Addictive Thinking, 10 a.m. at Roads to Recovery Community Center, 1 Water St. FMI: Sholton@amhc.org, rspencer@amhc.org or ralbert@amhc.org.

LIMESTONE: Cary drive-thru flu shot clinic, 4-6:30 p.m., Limestone Community School. Open to public. Children under 9 encouraged to receive vaccine from school or provider. FMI: 498-1112.

ONLINE: Living Well with Diabetes, 9-11:30 a.m., offered by Aroostook Agency on Aging and Healthy Living for ME. Call Jane Hanson at 764-3396/1-800-439-1789 or visit http://www.healthylivingforme.org to preregister for a link or for more information.

Please submit your nonprofit event information to pbrewer@bangordailynews.com or to story@thecounty.me.

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