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June and July

June 25, 2013ENRICHMENT IN JUNEAwards PresentationThe Granite Falls Business and Professional met briefly to recognize Rebecca Mise as the Frances Price BPW Senior Girl and to present her with the Dana Roberts BPW Scholarship. The group also completed its final business session.The Granite Falls Women's Enrichment Association held it first official business session by adopting committee assignments, adopting a proposed budget, and selecting program topics for the next six (6) months. The new organization accepted two (2) new charter members - Rebecca Mise and her mother Leanne Mise.

Archived Meetings

July 23, 2013ENRICHMENT IN JULYNC Senior Tar Heel LegislatureTrilla Annas, Caldwell County Delegate to the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature, told WE members about the June meeting she attended. Attendees received briefings on Medicaid reform and plans for expanding Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty). The keynote speaker was Dr. Aldona Wos, Secretary of the N C Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Wos pointed out that no health care system is perfect and that nothing in the word is free. She noted that Medicaid reform is a priority because of the costs. Modifications are needed to create a system that is sustainable with predictable costs, an IT program to make the system work better, and a way to provide better medical care for the people it covers. In addition to Medicaid reform, the State wants to expand help for people who care for Alzheimer’s patients. There is a proposal to expand Project C.A.R.E., but it would likely result in taking money from the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) funds. This move would reduce funding for other services such as nutritional programs, transportation, adult day care, etc. There are already 16,000 people on the waiting list for these services. Business SessionMembers approved an updated list of commnittee members and voted to combine the November and December meetings on Tuesday, December 10th.