Other Community News

CINCINNATI CATHOLIC ALUMNI CLUB
Invites single Catholic men and women to a Wine and Cheese gathering, Sunday, February 23, 2:00-5:00 p.m., Purcell Banquet Center Anchor Room, 3621 Glenmore Avenue, Cheviot. For more information Call Larry at 513-520-1323.

SPIRFIT WELLNESS RETREAT
Sometimes it feels like we’re trying to do the impossible. Our schedules are full, we’re constantly on the move, and our minds just won’t shut off. But what are we filling our time with? You’re invited to join the next SpirFit Wellness Retreat, Simplify Your Life, at St. Anne’s Convent in Melbourne, Kentucky on March 20-21, 2020. During this special retreat, we’ll look at different aspects of our lives with the help of a Health Coach, Doctor of Psychology, Sister of Divine Providence, Priest and more. With their guidance, along with time for self-reflection, we’ll find clarity and inspiration to live a simpler, happier, holier life.
Single-day or Overnight Tickets are available for purchase. Please contact Jessica at [email protected] for more information. There are a limited number of spots available so don’t wait until the last minute! We hope you can join us! 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
The 2020 Wallace Woods Good Neighbor Scholarship is currently accepting applications. The $500.00 scholarship award is based on community service. It is open to Covington residents up to and including those 24 years of age, who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution in 2020-2021. For more information and the application, due March 31, 2020, please visit: www.wallacewoods.org.

HELP BRING EDUCATIONAL CHOICE TO KENTUCKY
House Bill 350 would bring educational choice to Kentucky by creating a Scholarship Tax Credit program. This program would make K-12 tuition at non-public schools more affordable for thousands of Kentucky families. Contact your state representative to voice your support. Go to https://www.votervoice.net/CCKY/Home or call 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message in support of House Bill 350. The operator will help you get the message to the right representative based on your home address. It only takes a couple of minutes to make a difference!

DAVE RAMSEY SEMINAR
Never worry about money again with Financial Peace University (FPU)! It’s the proven plan to help you master budgeting, beat debt, and live the life of your dreams! Through nine lessons rooted in Biblical wisdom, your FPU group will learn from Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. FPU includes your member workbook and other exclusive online benefits through a free year of Financial Peace Membership. Contact Frank Littrell for more information at 859-802-7000 or [email protected], a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Parish in Wilder, Kentucky.

ST. ELIZABETH HOSPICE

Regularly hosts orientation classes for those who wish to volunteer. The classes explore issues on death and dying as well as the overall concept of hospice care. There is no cost or obligation to volunteer for those attending hospice training. Classes are held throughout the year. The first session can be completed on your own time and ending with a final day-long or evening session at the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile Hospice Center at 483 South Loop Road in Edgewood. To register, call Debbie Holloran, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 859-301-4622 or email at [email protected]. Registration is required.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT BE CONCERNED
Be Concerned is looking for volunteers to help in the pantry, warehouse, and thrift store of its Covington location. We need people to assist customers selecting their groceries in the pantry, sorting and stocking in the warehouse and thrift store, building senior food boxes, and tidying up the building. We also need drivers for morning, afternoon and evening runs, both on a weekly basis and as fill-ins for regular drivers who are not available. For more information, call Dan Clifford at (859) 291-6789, or email [email protected].

ST. CHARLES LODGE

St. Charles Lodge currently has one bedroom and studio apartments available. The Lodge provides a wide variety of services and amenities supporting an active life style for long term or short term stay. Life at the Lodge offers the perfect balance of independence and security, knowing help is available if needed. Contact Michelle Bonar at (859) 331- 3224 for information or tour.

VOLUNTEER CLASSES - ST. ELIZABETH HOSPICE
The classes explore issues on death and dying as well as the overall concept of hospice care. There is no cost or obligation to volunteer for those attending hospice training. Classes are held throughout the year. The first session can be completed on your own time and ending with a final day-long or evening session at the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile Hospice Center at 483 South Loop Road in Edgewood. To register call Debbie Holloran, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 859-301-4622 or email at [email protected]. Registration is required as class size is limited.

FAMILY PROMISE RETURNING TO NORTHERN KY – A group of dedicated people have begun the process of restarting Family Promise of Northern Kentucky (FPNKY). There is a tremendous need for Family Promise because many Northern Kentucky families have no regular place to call home. FPNKY is one of the only social service organizations in Northern Kentucky that keeps entire families together. Restarting FPNKY will provide families with training and support to better their life, for example job training, a professional case worker and something as simple as a mailing address. The goal is to help these families obtain the life skills that make a stable home life possible. As you would expect, monetary donations are needed for startup costs, day center renovations and a van or small bus. These costs are based on a no-frills budget; assumed volunteer support and in-kind donations. Your contribution is tax deductible. Hosea House has graciously agreed to act as the temporary fiscal agent until a 501(c) (3) tax exempt status for FPNKY can be obtained. Donations can be sent to: Family Promise of Northern Kentucky, P.O. Box 721763, Newport, KY 41072. Make checks payable to Hosea House and note that it is a gift for Family Promise of NKY. For more information or to volunteer, please contact us at [email protected].

Dress for Success Cincinnati
Donate to Dress for Success Cincinnati to help other women gain employment and journey  towards self sufficiency! We are in need of women’s professional clothing, including suits, shoes, purses, and accessories, in regular and plus sizes. Donations can be delivered to our downtown Dress for Success/4th Street Boutique location, or to any Tide Dry Cleaner. Please call  513-322-1794 for more information. You can also visit DFScincy.org/donateclothing for more information.

St. Charles Adult Day Health Program
Do you have a loved one who would benefit from social activities, nutritious meals and professional nursing care? St. Charles Adult Day Health Program offers day-time respite services, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 6 pm for senior adults. For more information, call Misty Marcum, Program Coordinator at 859-331-3224, ext 1330, or visit our website www.stcharlescommunity.org.

LATONIA SENIOR CENTER
The Latonia Senior Center is a non-denominational activity center serving Latonia and surrounding communities. It provides a place for seniors to meet and enjoy activities in the company of new and old friends. Each day is a different adventure. Don’t miss the fun! Located in Latonia Christian Church at 3900 Decoursey Avenue. Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 2 PM. 859-261-8693

Looking to get out of the house and use your talents? 
HONK needs volunteers with the desire to help lower income working families fulfill homeownership dreams. Construction and rehab skills are a real plus! Please visit the website at: honkhomes.org – a nonprofit group in Northern Kentucky. Stay active and connected by volunteering at HONK.

Redwood is a nonprofit organization that guides children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential through enriching educational therapeutic, and vocational services. Volunteer opportunities are always available in a number of areas.  Contact Dawnielle Foussard, Community Outreach Specialist at [email protected] or at 859-331-0880 x215.  Online at http://www.redwoodnky.org/, click on Helping Redwood.

ATTENTION CATHOLIC SINGLES: Interested in joining an excellent Catholic singles organization? The Catholic Alumni Club International is looking to expand into the Covington area. We provide a group dedicated to social, cultural and spiritual relationships in a Catholic setting. For more information, please check out the following site or contact Steve at [email protected]www.caci.org.