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Open Enrollment
Ongoing -EVERY WEDNESDAY 1PM—3PM

Looking for Work?
Are you Struggling to find a job match?


Goodwill Prosperity Center
209 Virginia Street West, Charleston WV 25302
Phone: (304) 346-0811

Come and meet Goodwill Mission Services Staff and
Learn how we can help you find and keep Employment!
WE ARE ON THE BUS LINE AND HAVE FREE PARKING

How we can help:

  • Free classes
  • Application Assistance
  • Resume Assistance
  • Free Interview Attire
  • Training Opportunities
  • Networking
  • Permanent and Temporary Employment
  • Improve your interviewing skills
  • SNAP Assistance
  • And much more

Construction Job Fair
May 24, 2017


Alzheimer's & Dementia University for Families and Professionals
June 20, 2017

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
Rooms 113 • 2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston


9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
REGISTRATION 8:30 AM
Cost is $10, *LUNCH PROVIDED


Alzheimer's & Dementia University for Families & Professionals is a conference for family caregivers and healthcare professionals offering continuing education credits for social workers, nurses and physicians. Join the Alzheimer's Association and guest presenters from around the state to increase your knowledge of Alzheimer's and enhance your caregiving skills.

Topics Include:

• Working with Your Doctor
• Planning for Care: Legal & Financial Considerations
• Connections in Your Community
• Preserving Dignity

4.5 Social Work & Nursing CEUs and Physician CMEs approved for $20 additional fee.

For more info or to register:

800-272-3900 or alz.org/wv


Download Registration Form (pdf)



3rd Annual Drive For Hope ~ Charity Golf Scramble
July 22, 2017

Worthington Golf Course, Parkersburg WV
More Info



LUNCH AND LEARN: Care for the Caregiver at Work
Ongoing Dates

By Carol Matheny, MSN, RN, CHPN
Palliative Care Community Education Coordinator, HospiceCare

Caregiving negatively affects morale, productivity, and costs. And, as a result of family caregiving responsibilities, a tremendous amount of talent, loyalty, and institutional knowledge leaves the workforce every day - either temporarily or full time.  Below are a few brief - yet eye opening - statistics on how this rapidly growing issue impacts businesses.
At any given time, more than 20% of the workforce is dealing with a caregiving situation.

  • 33% of caregivers decrease the number of hours they work
  • 29% quit their job or retire early
  • 22% take a leave of absence
  • 20% change their job status or go part-time
  • 53% of caregivers admit that their job performance is negatively affected
  • 84% make caregiving related phone calls during business hours
  • 68% arrive late or leave early
  • 67% take time off from work during the day

Even when your employees are caring for someone not covered by your health plan, YOUR healthcare cost can go up.

  • 75% of working caregivers report an adverse affect on their own health
  • 50% report 8 additional visits per year to a health care provider (for themselves) as a result of their caregiving responsibilities
  • 22% report a significant impact on their own health

The PalliativeCare Center at HospiceCare would like to be a resource to you and your employees. We would be happy to provide the tools needed to help you and them on the caregiving journey.  Please call today to schedule a free lunch and learn series that will help with caregiving issues such as tips in caring for a loved one, legal issues, grief, financial, and resources that are available in the community.  Please contact Carol Matheny at 304-941-1950 to schedule your workshop today.