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Home Delivered Groceries

Posted by Charles on August 12, 2017 with No Comments

Harris Teeter. HT does home delivery out of three stores: Dilworth (Kenilworth), Quail Corners Shopping Center, and Matthews Township Parkway near Independence Blvd.  It costs $15 per delivery.  To order, visit their home delivery web page, enter your zip code in the “Home Delivery” box, and, if it takes you to a store, start typing in the white box inside the green bar. When you check out, you will be asked to set up an account.


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Food Pantries

Posted by Charles on July 12, 2017 with No Comments

Loaves and Fishes. They accept nutritious food donations to pass on to 1) their own food pantries which give out one week supply at a time (see web site for location andschedule), and 2) other charitable pantries. Call only taken from medical professionals, social service agencies, and schools at 704-523-4333 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. http://www.loavesandfishes.org 

Matthews HELP Center. For residents of the greater Matthews area, they provide closely linked programs assisting Matthews residents including a food pantry, thrift boutique open to the public, medical equipment loan, limited emergency crisis financial assistance for basic needs, school supplies, limited free shopping in the thrift store, and winter holiday gift assistance.  Check web links for details. Call with additional questions or to request services at 704-847-8383 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.  

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (pantry finder). They supply hundreds of charitable food pantries for needy families (including pets) using donated food and groceries. Search their site for those pantries by location or schedule.http://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/agencies/Agency-Finder.aspx 

Solomon House (Novant Health). An outreach program for residents of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson amd Mooresvile providing health education and crisis rererral for low income, uninsured individuals. Services including referral to free clinics for primary care and other organizations such as food pantries. Call Solomon House at 704-316-3870 Mon-Tue 9am-noon; leave a message as needed.http://www.novanthealth.org/home/about-us/community-involvement/the-solomon-house.aspx 


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Financial Aid and Related Help

Posted by Charles on June 12, 2017 with No Comments

Note regarding financial aid. Our list below contains local resources available year round as well as a few reliable national groups. We have found two outstanding nationwide directories of financieal and related aid. From Cancer Care (NY) comes their brand new web and paper edition of A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People with […]

Exercise and Wellness

Posted by Charles on May 12, 2017 with No Comments

Carolinas Cancer Wellness Program (CCWP). A free 12-week cancer wellness and exercise program to help survivors manage the physical side effects of cancer treatment. 1)  Customized exercise program supervised by a registered nurse and exercise physiologist 2)  Access to a personal weight loss program 3)  Quit Smart smoking cessation program. 4)  Mutual support with others […]

Equipment Loan and Advice

Posted by Charles on April 12, 2017 with No Comments

Durable Medical Equipment Closet of Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. They loan medical equipment including walkers, manual wheelchairs, and whatever else has been donated.  Their facility was damaged by a runaway car, but they continue to run on a limited basis. Call Vickie to borrow or donate at 704-355-4461 Mon-Fri 9-5. Matthews HELP Center. For residents […]

Educational Events of Note

Posted by Charles on March 12, 2017 with No Comments

Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center (Novant Health). Help for individuals and their families affected by cancer with free counseling, free classes, support groups, case management to help find financial and other assistance, lending boutique with wigs and headwear, and pastoral care. Call 704-384-5223 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.www.novanthealth.org/PresbyterianMedicalCenter/Services/Cancer/Supportandadvocacyservices.aspx KinderMourn (workshops). Onsite and offsite workshops for parents who have […]

Counseling – Grief and Bereavement

Posted by Charles on February 12, 2017 with No Comments

Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte (counseling). Short term individual counseling,support groups, community education, an annual summer weekend camp (Chameleons Journey), and workplace grief services.  They also provide expert end of life care including hospice services and palliative medicine in 3 Charlotte and 3 just-outside-of-Charlotte locations.   Call Gerri Cummings at 704-375-0100. KinderMourn (counseling). Individual counseling […]

Counseling – General Cancer Issues

Posted by Charles on January 12, 2017 with No Comments

Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center (Novant Health). Help for individuals and their families affected by cancer with free counseling, free classes, support groups, case management to help find financial and other assistance, lending boutique with wigs and headwear, and pastoral care. Call 704-384-5223 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.www.novanthealth.org/PresbyterianMedicalCenter/Services/Cancer/Supportandadvocacyservices.aspx  Cancer Care – Counseling. Oncology social workers provide toll-free individual […]

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Posted by Charles on December 12, 2016 with No Comments

Three questions to help you decide about any treatment. Do the potential benefits outweigh the downsides? Does the intervention seem to be the easiest and safest way to accomplish what you want? Does the product appear to be too good to be true (such as curing all types of cancer)? If so, well, you know […]

Companions, Visitors and Home Health Services

Posted by Charles on November 12, 2016 with No Comments

Love, INC. A Christian organization that coordinates church volunteers to provide a variety of services including 1) home visits to help caregivers, 2) Care Teams to adopt eligible seniors and those with disabilities, 3) ramps for housebound, 4) telephone reassurance calls, 5) monthly light housekeeping, and 6) transportation for grocery or medical trips. All services […]