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Biz briefs: Kindred at Home; consultant earns credential

Kindred at Home Launches Food Drive

Team members from the Kannapolis/Concord and Salisbury Kindred at Home branches will canvas the area throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for Cooperative Christian Ministries and Rowan Helping Ministries, two of many benefactors of the 14th Annual Food Drive.

Kindred at Home and Kindred Hospice employees across the country are placing  food collection bags at healthcare and other facilities in their communities and will collect their “harvest” during August. They are focused on beating the tally from last year, when the drive yielded more than 300,000 meals for donation to food banks and charitable organizations across the country.

“Our caregivers often tap into community resources to best serve our patients and their families, so they know firsthand the demand for assistance placed upon food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations,” said Susan Wear, senior home health specialist.

“Making sure that the most basic component of good health — food — is available for those in need is the right thing to do for a healthcare company like Kindred at Home and for the community as a whole.”

Kindred is collecting food for CCM and RHM to help support their work on behalf of individuals and families in the community unable to afford or access an adequate amount of food.

Food facts

• Approximately one out of every eight households in the United States is “food insecure,” meaning it lacks access or resources to provide enough food at all times to every member of the household. (USDA)

• Over 20 million children receive free or reduced-price lunch each school day. (USDA)

• One in seven people are enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nearly half of them are children. (USDA)

• In the U.S., hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty. (International Food Policy Institute)

• Since the Kindred at Home food drives began in 2005, its team members have collected more than 3.18 million pounds (1,590 tons) of food for local food banks and other charitable organizations in communities across the country.

Kindred provides in-home skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapies and related services to residents of Rowan, Cabarrus and surrounding counties. The Kannapolis/Concord and Salisbury offices are an affiliate of Kindred at Home, a provider of comprehensive home health and hospice services. For more information, visit www.kindredathome.com.

Area residents, physicians and referral sources who want to learn more about Kindred’s services should contact Susan Wear at 704-433-7587.

Midge Suite-Arnold receives credential

Midge Suite-Arnold of Victory Wealth Management Inc. has received the credential of Master Registered Financial Consultant (MRFC) from The Master Registered Financial Consultant Certification Board (MCB).

The mark of this status is a pledge by the consultant to continued education, professional improvement and ethical behavior towards their client base.

Suite-Arnold has fulfilled all the requirements including experience, education, licensing and successfully passing the rigorous MRFC exam.

With over 30 years of experience, Suite-Arnold provides clients a variety of services. By offering a personal approach to financial planning and investing, she helps clients plan for and fund their retirement.

As an MRFC professional, Suite-Arnold must agree to professional improvement evidenced by 40 hours of annual continuing education and by adherence to the principles of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultant’s (IARFC) Code of Ethics. This ensures the ongoing commitment to excellence in serving.

For more information on Suite-Arnold, visit the Victory Wealth Management Inc. website at www.victorywmi.com or call 704-857-4924.

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