Matthews Chamber FallFest

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TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for the Matthews Chamber Fallfest on October 22nd!!!

Hosted by the Matthews Chamber of Commerce and Harley-Davidson of Charlotte, this event is a Craft Beer Crawl and Cornhole Tournament with LIVE music, Multiple Food & Craft Vendors all day. Event location will be in the parking lot of Harley-Davidson of Charlotte on Independence Blvd in Matthews, NC. We will have a VIP Hour from 11am-12pm with General Admission starting at 12pm and lasting until 5pm. The event is Rain or Shine for the Craft Beer Crawl, but the Cornhole Tournament will be weather dependant. Tickets are required for entry. Everyone must show ID that plans on entering the event. Must be 21 and over to participate in the Craft Beer Crawl and VIP Hour. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Matthews Free Medical Clinic

Children 12 and under are free. There will be little for them to particpate in, but they are welcome and must be supervised at all times by parent or adult.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

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New Patient Screening THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, July 9th, starts LOVE WEEK and MFMC will be having a large new patient screening event complete with a health and community resource fair!

Screening and fair will be held from 9:00am – 12:00pm and will be located on site 196 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105.

In order to be screened, please bring a completed application and copies of documents listed on the first page of the application. Applications are available online      www.matthewsfmc.org/patient-forms.

Call if you have any questions regarding screening 704-841-8882

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Thank you to everyone that voted and to Truliant

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Truliant Credit Union supports Matthews Free Medical Clinic!

Stephanie Roskoskey, manager of Truliant’s Matthews location and Amy Carr, executive director of Matthews Free Medical Clinic. Photo courtesy of Heath Combs.

Stephanie Roskoskey, manager of Truliant’s Matthews location and Amy Carr, executive director of Matthews Free Medical Clinic.
Photo courtesy of Heath Combs.
Truliant Federal Credit Union recently named the Matthews Free Medical Clinic as the winner of its Community Mini Grant fund.

The clinic received $1,000 from the grant program, which will help cover the costs of medical supplies the nonprofit uses to provide free primary and specialty care to low-income and uninsured clients, according to a news release.

Truliant’s Community Mini Grant program is now in its seventh year, and provided 24 community-based nonprofits with $22,000 in grant funding in 2015. The program has awarded more than $180,000 to more than 170 profits since its inception, the release said. Find more information at http://www.truliantFCU.org.

story courtesy of http://thecharlott
eweekly.com/news/2015/11/business-briefs-nov-20-to-26/

 

Today is Giving Tuesday Clt!

This year give the gift that lasts!  When you join with others in our community to donate to Matthews Free Medical Clinic during #GivingTuesdayClt, you give hope and health to not just our patients, but also their families!  Visit our website to learn more about the services we provide and how you can get involved!givingtues

Thank you MYEP & Bank of America

I want to thank Bank of America for their partnership with the Mayors Youth Employment Program, because of this partnership I have been given the opportunity to learn different things about the career I would like to pursue. This is my first year in MYEP and I was assigned to work at Matthews Free Medical Clinic. Working at the clinic has been an eye opening experience for me. It has helped me learn how to work with different kinds of people and work on my problem solving skills. I have also learned the requirements needed to be a patient at the clinic and how to calculate a family’s income percentage.

Without the help of Bank of America I wouldn’t be able to have this great experience and learn the many skills I did this summer. I think the Mayors Youth Employment Program is a great opportunity for all high school kids to get job experience and learn new skills about the job they want to pursue later in life. I am excited to see what MYEP holds for me next summer.

-Jalyn Martin, Summer Intern

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Adding a little HIIT to your life: Tone in Twenty

I feel like it’s easy to get bored during workouts which makes you not want to go back to the gym next time, but if you stick with these HIIT workouts, you can do them anywhere without equipment! Plus they add a little variation to your normal routine, and they only take TWENTY minutes. We can all do this, right?

It has been shown that alternating short bursts of high intensity moves with medium intensity intervals throughout your workout is proven to burn fat better than staying at the same intensity. This is great if you’re trying to lose weight or just gain strength.

However, if you’re not fully committed to working out regularly, the main goal is to just get out & be active! Go for a walk and somewhere along the way sprint to the next stop sign and you’re incorporating the HIIT technique. Walk, jog, walk, sprint, walk… It’s that easy!

These 20 workouts are super accessible in that you can do them anytime, anywhere. Check out the link to print them off!

http://piecesinprogress.com/2014/12/20/tone-in-twenty-series/

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Recipes to cure the mid-summer blues

Tired of cooking? Need new recipes to spice up your meal time? We all get tired of cooking and eating the same things trying to be healthy. Luckily, we’ve hit the jackpot of recipes that are quick AND healthy! Here are 30 minute meals under 500 calories that will surely have everyone raving for more.

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_30_minute_dinnersseared-chicken-with-apricot-sauce_400X400

Supreme Court Ruling on King vs. Burwell

SUPREME COURT ISSUES RULING ON KING V. BURWELL UPHOLDING FEDERAL SUBSIDIES – WORK OF FREE & CHARITABLE CLINICS REMAINS CRITITAL

Today the Supreme Court issued its ruling on the King v. Burwell case which discussed the elimination of federal subsidies for millions of newly insured individuals. The Supreme Court upheld this portion of the Affordable Care Act stating that individuals who receive subsidies through a Federally Funded marketplace will be allowed to keep this benefit. While this was a victory for the Administration and those who received coverage through this program, the hard fact remains that there are still millions of individuals who still do not have access to affordable health care and health insurance.

To read the ruling, please visit http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-114_qol1.pdf

Free and Charitable Clinics remain a very critical part of the healthcare system in our country providing help to those living without access to affordable health care, metal health care, dental care and prescription access. Daily, our clinics hear heartbreaking stories from patients about how health care remains unobtainable even though those stories are not heard in the mainstream media. Even more disheartening is that 70 percent of our clinics are reporting that patients are returning to them for help even after they have signed up for insurance coverage, due to issues with having timely access to a doctor, access to affordable medication and more.

Unfortunately, at this time we still live in a country of haves and have nots when it comes to health care. This is why the work of Free and Charitable Clinics remains so critical. Together our clinics provide a helping hand to someone who is struggling with the all too often hidden shame of not being able to pay for health care. Hopefully one day we will live in a country where no one feels alone and forgotten because they can not afford to see a doctor. Today’s ruling is another step in improving access to health care but unfortunately it does not answer this plea.

Provided by:

Nicole Lamoureux
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics