Park Ridge Human Needs Task Force to hear presentation on children's health issues, disabilities
Kathy Smart will provide a presentation on the Health Resource Center at Advocate Children's Hospital to the Park Ridge Human Needs Task Force at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 9.
The meeting will be held in the second floor conference room at City Hall, 505 Butler Place.
The Children's Health Resource Center provides a variety of resources and information to assist children, teens and their parents. The lending library provides information on children's and teens' health issues, from behavioral health to genetic disorders to learning disabilities. In addition to the library, the center has a learning center where children can learn about doctors and hospitals through play. Sibling support groups help children who have siblings with disabilities, while teens can have their questions answered through the teen health collection.
The task force will also hear updates and new information on the community's needs. After reviewing the available funds, the group will discuss the food drive.
Agencies and churches will report on various projects before the task force hears new business. After completing a discussion concerning any new business, the meeting will be adjourned.