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Movement in the Park – Sunday, May 21st

Join the fourth annual “Movement in the Park,” a health and wellness fair for all ages on Sunday, May 21, 2 – 5 p.m. in Forsyth Park.

Participants may take part in
the “Dawning of a Miracle Mile” (a one mile walk/run),
Zumba, line dancing, activities for kids, health screenings, vendors,
refreshments, fun and more.

Sponsored by news anchor and author Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, the health and wellness fair benefits Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy, which provides life-changing programs, activities and experiences for young women to help them become more successful in their personal and professional lives. The leadership academy is open to high school sophomores and juniors in Chatham, Bryan and Liberty Counties. A suggested donation for “Movement in the Park Health and Wellness Fair” is $10 for adults and $1 for students. For questions or additional information, please call (912) 232-6048 or (912) 721-7388. You may also email us at: contactus@dawnbakeronline.com.

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Announce Aromatherapy Speech to be Featured at Encourage Health Education Series Luncheon

At the first of four lectures in the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay will present “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” on Tuesday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah.

In total, the series features four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living. A healthy lunch will be provided. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, http://healthysavannah.org/events/the-science-of-aromatherapy-to-enhance-health-relaxation-and-inner-peace/

Stewart is a psychologist and professional clinical counselor. Margaret Clay is a certified life coach with more than 20 years of experience in providing experiential learning for clients of all ages for the purpose of self-development, team development and leadership development.

During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. The selected benefiting nonprofit organization for this presentation is The Living Vine.

This marks the fourth year for the enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

To RSVP for the lectures, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit http://enmarkstations.com/EncourageHealthSeries

6th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk

6th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk is April 1.

Registration begins at 9am, Walk from 10 – Noon Lake Mayer Pavilion 1850 East Montgomery Cross Rd.  Savannah, Georgia

Walk and family-friendly activities to help Promote Awareness & Support Acquired Brain Injury Survivors.

For more information about this event, to register, or to make a donation, please contact:  Jennifer Jolley (912) 350-7274 JolleJe1@memorialhealth.com

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Founded in 1982 The Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG) is the only non-profit organization in the state of Georgia available as a statewide resource for those who have suffered a concussion or brain injury.  BIAG offers Hope, Help, and Support to those who are seeking community services and resources specific to their needs, brain injury education, and guidance on how to handle the life-altering effects of a brain injury. A key and historical part of BIAG’s outreach and therapy services include our programs ranging from Information and Resource which include 1:1 consultation with a Certified Brain Injury Specialist; Camp BIAG the only recreational and therapeutic camp for adults; Support Groups in Savannah and statewide, who are the backbone to BIAG, offering a safe and nurturing environment and regional mini conferences for caregivers, survivors and health care professionals who serve them.

Grey Matters Support Group is our local brain injury support group affiliated with BIAG.  The group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5-6 pm at The Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah, located at 6510 Seawright Drive, Savannah.  Our mission is to provide support, resources and fellowship to brain injury survivors and their caregivers.  The group is facilitated by rehab therapists who are Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

 

Curves’ 19th Annual Food Drive: We Can Feed the Need

Curves International, Inc. (http://www.curves.com), one of the largest chains of fitness centers for women in the world, today announced that the 2017 Curves Food Drive will take place from March 12 through March 25 at participating Curves centers across the U.S. and Canada.  Curves is inviting both non-members and members to take part in the Food Drive by bringing in a bag of non-perishable food to be donated to a local community food bank.  New members who donate one large bag of food will pay no enrollment fee to join.*

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