5th community health fair at Helena Place Senior Living

Make plans to attend the 5th community health fair on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon hosted at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal.

 A variety of complimentary and low cost health screenings will be offered at the annual event.

  • Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s wellness van will offer blood sugar checks, cholesterol and PSA tests by a trained Medical Assistant.
  • The Lending Room will offer balance/fall assessments by a physical therapist.
  • Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort will offer confidential memory screenings by trained professionals.
  • Lowcountry Cremation will offer its handy ‘vital information booklet’ for those wanting to document their biographical information, financial information and specific funeral service requests to give to family members.

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Girls on the Run Celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

For 23 years, Girls on the Run has stood by every girl.  By participating in Girls on the Run programming, girls learn to raise the bar – to use their voices for positive and effective change, to become empowered leaders over their lives and in their communities; to simply become the best version of their already extraordinary selves.  Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry will always inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident visionaries, changemakers and dream-chasers.

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International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), the oldest independent junior golf academy in the nation, is seeking middle and high school aged students interested in volunteering to be a standard-bearer during the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, April 17 – 21, 2019, at Harbour Town Golf Links. 

Volunteers should be able to walk 18 holes of golf, carry a standard and keep score. A two-day commit is requested of a morning or afternoon shift, Wednesday – Sunday.  Golf knowledge and etiquette is recommended but not required. 

Contact IJGA Director of Mental Performance Skylar Jewell, skylar.jewell@ijga.com, 240-252-9450, or register at: https://bit.ly/2UNNDYQ. 

About IJGA: The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) was founded in 1995 on Hilton Head Island, SC as a home for elite juniors from around the world looking to earn college golf scholarships in the United States. Since 1995, IJGA has achieved nearly 100% college placement and graduates have earned over $52 million in college golf scholarships. IJGA continues to develop the character and skill of junior golfers, while helping them achieve their goals.  

Town of Ridgeland and Arrhythmia Alliance Launch Lifesaving Partnership

Leaders from the Town of Ridgeland and Hilton Head-based non-profit Arrhythmia Alliance met last week to launch a partnership focused on saving lives in the community through the placement of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the town of Ridgeland. Arrhythmia Alliance and the town announced the launch of the Defibs Save Lives #RidgelandHeartsMatter campaign with an initial goal of equipping 10 Ridgeland police and fire department vehicles to make the Ridgeland community more heart safe. Additionally, there are plans in place to install public-access AEDs in locations throughout the town, such as Main Street, Town Hall, and Turpin Park.

In the United States, an estimated 360,000 people experience out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) every year and nine out of ten of those people will die as a result. CPR alone only provides a 9% chance of survival however with CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator combined, chances of survival increase more than five-fold to over 50%. The goal of this partnership is to improve the chances of survival for the town’s residents and visitors who may experience SCA.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest affects people of all ages, young and old and strikes without warning. The strongest chance of survival is with the use of an AED to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm. Anyone can use an AED, even a child. You cannot cause any further harm to a person by using one – all you can do is SAVE A LIFE.

To become involved in fundraising for the placement of an AED or to donate towards this campaign, contact Henry Criss at the Ridgeland Fire Department at hcriss@ridgelandsc.gov or Clare Shumway, Arrhythmia Alliance, Program & Events Coordinator, call, 843-415-1886 or email, c.shumway@heartrhythmalliance.org