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BOCC Proclaims National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and Children's Grief Awareness Day

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Anthony J. Palumbo, Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Chief Executive Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented Proclamations at their regular meeting on November 14, 2017, proclaiming November 2017 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and November 16, 2017 as Children’s Grief Awareness Day in Citrus County.  

Hospice and Palliative care provides patients and families the highest quality care during a life-limiting illness and at the end of life, through pain management, symptom control, caregiver training and assistance, and emotional and spiritual support, allowing patients to live fully up until the final moments, surrounded by the faces of loved ones, friends and committed caregivers.

Hospice is committed to upholding the dignity of every person, regardless of age, health or social status, and fully recognizes that every stage of human life deserves to be treated with the utmost respect sand care. Hospice also encourages all people to learn more about options of care and to share their wishes with family, loved ones, and their healthcare professionals.

Every school district has students who have experienced personal loss. Children who have a loved one die, especially a close family member, experience intense turmoil and there are more grieving children than most of us realize.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day provides an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, and opportunity for all of us to recognize and support the grieving children of Citrus County.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims the month of November 2017 as “National Hospice and Palliative Care Month” and November 16, 2017 as “Children’s Grief Awareness Day” in Citrus County and encourages citizens to increase their understanding and awareness of care at the end of life and of children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

BOCC Acknowledges Receipt of the EPA's 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with: Ken Cheek, Director, Citrus County Department of Water Resources; Debra Burden; Citrus County Water Conservation Manager; Richard Owen, Executive Director, Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority; Josh Madden, Water Resources Bureau, Southwest Florida Water Management District; Edwin Bugbee, Water Conservation Specialist, Citrus County Department of Water Resources; Deborah Hooper, Water Conservation Specialist, Citrus County Department of Water Resources; Thomas McConnell, Water Conservation Specialist, Citrus County Department of Water Resources; Steven Davis, Florida-friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator, Citrus County Department of Water Resources

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners acknowledged receipt of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Promotional Partner of the Year award for Citrus County Utilities’ water conservation program at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County Utilities with a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award as a leader in saving water for future generations. Citrus County Utilities was honored at the 2017 WaterSmart Innovations Conference held this October in Las Vegas, for promoting water efficiency and WaterSense in 2016.

Citrus County Utilities may be a small utility, but it earned its Promotional Partner of the Year Award by making a big splash in 2016 with water efficiency education and other efforts. The Utilities continues to support the adoption of WaterSense labeled products, such as irrigation controllers, aerators, showerheads, and toilets through rebates, retrofit/install, and giveaway programs.

Florida Department of Transportation Updates for US 19 Periodic Lane Closures

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Florida Department of Transportation Updates for US19 Periodic Lane Closures

•              Thanksgiving holiday travel news

No lane closures are scheduled in the US 19 construction area from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26.

•              Night lane closures on US 19

Periodic lane closures may take place in each direction of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday, November 27 through Thursday, November 30 nights. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and to be alert for possible lane shifts.

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