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Carthage Hospital Presents its 2018 Community Engagement Series

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Carthage Area Hospital has renewed its commitment to help North Country residents discover healthy pathways to wellness with its 2018 Community Engagement Series.

The nine-event health education series kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 28, with the hospital’s annual Heart Luncheon.

“Attendance throughout our 2017 series was extremely positive, and many people encouraged the hospital to continue its community health education efforts,” said Emmylu Royer, Carthage Area Hospital population health coordinator.

With topics this year ranging from stroke and diabetes awareness and prevention to a health and wellness fair and a fun “battle of the sexes” health trivia night, attendees can engage with hospital providers in stress-free settings while gaining valuable information.

“Any time our providers can communicate with people who want to learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle is time well spent,” Royer said. “When residents and our clinical staff connect in a casual setting, people can comfortably and freely ask questions without the anxiety that may come with an appointment or office visit.”

The complete schedule for the 2018 Community Engagement Series is:

  •     Heart Health Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to  1:30 p.m., Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St.
  •     Prevention Fair, Tuesday, March 20, Beaver River School, 9508 Artz Road, Castorland; children and parents grades kindergarten through 7.
  •     Stroke Awareness & Prevention, Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St.
  •     Battle of the Sexes Health Trivia, Thursday, June 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St.
  •     Annual Health & Wellness Fair, Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carthage Park, 2 Park Drive
  •     Healthy Babies, Healthy Moms Baby Shower, Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carthage Area Hospital Main Courtyard, 1001 West St.
  •     Think Pink Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St.
  •     Diabetes Prevention & Awareness Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St.
  •     Handling Holiday Stress, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St.

All Community Engagement Series events are free and open to the public and include light lunch or refreshments and beverages. Advance registration is preferred and opens on the hospital’s website,, at least four weeks prior to each event. Contact Emmylu Royer, Carthage Area Hospital population health coordinator, or 315-519-5907, for more information.

About Carthage Area Hospital

Carthage Area Hospital was established as a not-for-profit rural community hospital in 1965. It operates today as a fully accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, serving approximately 83,000 residents in Jefferson, northern Lewis and southern St. Lawrence counties. The hospital formed a clinical affiliation with Crouse Health, Syracuse, in 2017.

The hospital also operates a network of community-based clinics, including its Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic and Women’s Way to Wellness and provides a range of specialty care, including general surgery, orthopedics, urology, neurosurgical care, physical therapy and behavioral health.