Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County is located in the heart of the Mohawk Valley and extends north to the Adirondacks. Herkimer County is home to approximately 65,000 residents, and is made up of nineteen small communities that share a single vision: to maintain a high quality of life for the county’s citizens and visitors. We are proud to be a part of that vision as our vision statement is “Building Strong and Vibrant New York Communities.”
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Recruiting Women for an Exciting New Heart Disease Prevention Research Study in Herkimer County
Strong Hearts for New York is a new heart disease prevention study for rural towns offered through a partnership between Bassett Research Institute and Cornell University. The research study developed by Cornell University is funded specifically by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Cornell has partnered with Bassett Research Institute and Cornell Cooperative Extension to deliver the program at no cost to the community. If the study shows beneficial results, not only will the program be available to the wider community, it will be made available to other rural communities around the nation. New York State and your community are helping lead the way in what could prove to be a very exciting breakthrough in cardiovascular disease prevention in rural areas throughout the country.
Dolgeville, Herkimer, Ilion and Mohawk have been selected as four of the ten rural locations in New York State to participate in this exciting collaborative research study. In this study, we will be examining the effects of one program on the prevention of cardiovascular disease in rural communities. The leading cause of death among adults in New York State including women is heart disease. Therefore we are very pleased to be able to be part of this important research.
Dolgeville, Herkimer, Ilion and Mohawk will be randomly selected to offer the program Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities, starting either in March or September. This program will meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for one hour each time, for approximately 6 months. Participants will learn and practice good nutrition and physical activity for improved individual, family, and community health.
The benefits participants and their families may experience are weight loss, improved coordination, muscle tone and fitness, improved biochemical markers, reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and enhanced quality of life.
We are seeking women aged 40 and over, who would like to be more active and achieve a healthier weight. Participants can earn up to $130 for completing assessments before, during, and after the study, which will include free blood draws, and nutrition and physical activity questionnaires. They will also be given and nutrition and physical activity assessments before and after the study.
New York State Slow Moving Vehicle Symposium
WHEN: February 21, 2017 8:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE: DoubleTree Hotel
6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
It is not unusual to find yourself sharing the road with slow moving vehicles such as farm/agricultural equipment, construction vehicles…even horse and buggies. They all have the right to use the roadways. Our challenge is to develop a plan to deal with these unique highway safety challenges so that all users have access to safe roads.
The New York State Sheriffs’ Association and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee cordially invite highway safety advocates from law enforcement, farm/agriculture, construction, Amish/Mennonite, public health, and non-governmental organizations to the 2017 Slow Moving Vehicle Symposium.
The symposium will cover slow moving vehicle highway safety issues from the farm, construction, law enforcement, and religious community perspectives. A member of the Amish community will describe his lifestyle and his highway safety efforts. Current methods of SMV highway safety outreach will be shared.
• Registration and a continental breakfast will be from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.
• Lunch will be provided.
• Contact the hotel directly for lodging.
• Register using the form at this link. Deadline to register is January 27.
NEW YORK STATE SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
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