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FCS News - September 2021

September – Self-Care Month Self Care Awareness Month was founded in 2017 as a result of the epidemic spread of …

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FCS News August 23, 2021

It’s Back to School Time It’s that time of year when the school bus lights are flashing and the bells …

Summer Cookouts Basic Food Safety

FCS News - July 2021

Summer Safety Tips Summertime is here. While having fun in the sun be sure to follow the safety tips below. Beat …

walking in tennis shoes

FCS News - June 21, 2021

June-National Fruits & Vegetables Month Fruits and vegetables provide a variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber — while remaining …

Text FOOD to 877-877 flyer

FCS News - June 7, 2021

Hope Program Accepting Applications The HOPE Program is once again taking applications for rental and utility assistance. Visit the Hope Program …

You Are Not Alone; #NotAlone;

FCS News - May 10, 2021

We Want to Hear From You – Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment To ensure that we are meeting the health …

Faithful Families Thriving Communities presents Rising Above program

FCS News - March 29, 2021

Diabetes Alert Day Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day event to encourage people to take a diabetes risk test. Type …

HOME spelled out with bushes and flowers

FCS News March 15, 2021

Spring Cleaning The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and the house still feels like it’s stuck with winter …

Say Yes to Healthy foods photo with bowl of fruits

FCS News March 1, 2021

March is Extension Living Well Month Saying YES is the ultimate commitment. It means agreeing and acknowledging that your health …

image of NC Dept. of Health & Human Services COVID Vaccine informational flyer for age 65 and up

FCS Newsletter January 19, 2021

A New Year Has Arrived “2021” As we begin the year 2021, we often reflect on the things that happened …

Eloise S. Cofer Family Living Lecture Series: Cheetie Kumar flyer invitation with info and registration link

FCS News December 7, 2020

This Holiday Season Help Friends & Family Avoid Scams When you talk with friends and family over the holidays, you …

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