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Speaker Nominations Sought for 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series

Healthy Savannah and Enmarket are accepting speaker nominations for the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, the sixth year for the program that features sessions on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life.

Program topics have covered a wide range of subject matter discussed by respected experts in the health field. Popular themes have included the correlation between heart health and a healthy lifestyle, blue zones, the benefits of a plant-based diet and other similar issues.

Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational speech should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Tuesday, January 15.

Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic, a description of the speech, sample articles or videos of previous presentations and any supporting materials to demonstrate expertise. Please attach a biography and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board.

Because the events are non-commercial and center on offering health education to the Savannah community, speakers are asked to volunteer their time and not promote any specific product or service in their presentation.

Selected speakers will be announced in March, and the 2019 lunch-and-learn series will kick off on Tuesday, April 30. The other lectures will be held on the following Tuesdays: June 25, August 27 and October 29.

For more information, contact Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org.

TRUEFIT LAUNCHES NEW SMALL GROUP TRAINING PROGRAM

TrueFit Pilates and Training Center locally owned by Jennifer Wolfe has introduced a new Small Group Personal Training Program coordinated by new fitness director, Rachel Cantore, for men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

Cantore’s Small Group Personal Training Program at TrueFit will offer members an opportunity to get individualized attention to exercises and execution in a small group setting. Small Group Personal Training classes provide safe, results-driven training while including a social and fun element, affordability, and tons of class time options to train.

Workouts focus on strength and resistance/weight training with some cardio, and they are structured in a weekly plan so that members work their total body while maintaining variety in their training program. The main portion of the workouts are done in 45 minutes or less allowing members to get in and out and on with their lives. Coaches are available after classes for extra cardio, stretching, and/or questions.

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Kindred at Home Home Health Launches Annual Food Drive to Benefit Agape Family Life Center 

Team members from Kindred at Home Home Health Lowcountry branch will be canvassing the Beaufort and Jasper County area throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Agape Family Life Center, one of many benefactors of Kindred at Home’s 14th Annual Food Drive. 

Kindred at Home and Kindred Hospice employees across the country are placing the food collection bags at healthcare and other facilities in their respective communities and will collect their “harvest” during the entire month of August. They are focused on beating the tally from last year, when the company’s annual food drive yielded more than 300,000 meals for donation to food banks and charitable organizations across the country.

“Our caregivers often tap into community resources to best serve our patients and their families, so they know firsthand the demand for assistance placed upon food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations,” said Felicia Jamison-Cheeks, MSW, LMSW, Medical Social Worker for Kindred at Home Home Health. “Making sure that the most basic component of good health, food, is available for those in need is the right thing to do for a healthcare company like Kindred at Home and for the community as a whole.” 

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FREE Golf at IJGA’s New Par-3 Challenge Course During Grand Opening on Labor Day

The community is invited to play golf for FREE during International Junior Golf Academy’s (IJGA) grand opening event on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at IJGA’s Old Carolina campus in Bluffton. Families are welcome to play the new par-3 Challenge Course, Himalayas, 18-hole putting green, use the Performance Training Center’s indoor hitting bays, short game area and enjoy a cook-out during the open house.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own clubs to play the facilities for free. Prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and putting contests.

Reminiscent of Scotland’s St. Andrews Links’ Old Course, the new par-3 Challenge Course, rolling Himalayas and large putting green will be used for training by IJGA student-athletes and the new After School Junior Golf Program’s local juniors who are interested in golf instruction. 

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