Margaret Polk is School Nurse of the Year
The Florida Association of School Nurses selected Pasco County Schools’ school nurse Margaret Polk as Florida’s 2017 School Nurse of the Year.
Polk is the school nurse at Pasco High School and James Irvin Education Center. She has worked for Pasco County Schools since 1991.
The FASN Florida School Nurse of the Year award recognizes a Florida school nurse who has demonstrated excellence in both school nursing and leadership in school health.
Specific criteria include quality of care, performance appraisal and ethics, educational standards, collegiality, collaboration, research, resource utilization, communication, program management and health education.
Polk was chosen for her volunteer work coordinating student services teams and advocating for the migrant families in the Dade City community.
She also has helped coordinate outreach services for medically needy students, and has volunteered her expertise on district, state and national committees.
Polk was honored during the FASN annual conference in Orlando in January.
Health department relocates
The Florida Department of Health in Zephyrhills and Land O’ Lakes will relocate to Wesley Chapel, at 33845 State Road 54.
Starting Feb. 15, these services will be available at the new location: family planning, immunizations, child health, adult health, immigration physicals, WIC nutrition services, Healthy Start services and more.
To contact clinical offices, call (813) 780-0740.
To contact the WIC offices, call (727) 619-0129.
Adult day center needs bridge volunteers
Jaime’s Adult Day Centers, 18950 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz, is looking for volunteers to play with or teach the game of bridge to its senior members, preferably on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The center offers a variety of innovative activities for senior citizens throughout the day.
CARE Tampa Bay offers free peripheral neuropathy education and support on the second Saturday of every month, by appointment.
Topics include symptom management, coping, maximizing physical function, and medications and nutritional supplements.