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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

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.


Dr Karen J. Holland to speak at Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, December 7th

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly (free & open to the public) to educate and support plant-based eating, will be hosting Karen J. Holland DrPH, MPH, BCC as its guest speaker on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. This presentation has been rescheduled from the October 5th monthly meeting that was cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew evacuation. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters at
Dr. Karen J. Holland is a whole-person lifestyle health strategist and founder of Positively Healthy—Concierge Lifestyle Medicine.  She provides consultation for whole-life change to corporations who want to reduce their insurance costs by improving employee wellness, as well as working with communities to facilitate a default healthy lifestyle.  She also accepts individuals and families as clients and comes alongside to help them facilitate lifestyle change and attain optimal whole-person health.

Inaugural Lowcountry VegFest 2016 – on schedule for Oct 22nd

Despite the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew on October 8th to Hilton Head Island,SC, the Lowcountry VegFest 2016 Planning Committee has made every effort imaginable to still bring to the island community not only a vegfest but now also a victory party. The Committee encourages island and area residents as well as out-of-town visitors to come together for a day of story sharing, hugging, comforting, and celebrating amidst the vegfest which aims to nourish, educate, and inspire.

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group which is free & open to the public that meets monthly in Bluffton, SC, is hosting the first ever vegan festival (aka vegfest) in all of South Carolina on Saturday, October 22, 2016 – rain or shine – from 10am to 4pm at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC. The inaugural event is supported by 12 sponsors, over 40 vendors and 8 speakers.

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The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that both of their camps received National Accreditation during June 2016. National Accreditation is a rigorous review process that assures that a camp is meeting all standards for safety and financial stability. Black Creek Scout Reservation was granted a five-year accreditation to operate our camp with the current programs, including personal watercraft, zip lines, shooting and climbing.


Assistant Scout Executive, Susie Curtis said, “A team from the National Boy Scout’s Southern Region traveled to our camps and reviewed our operations to ensure we are following the regulations set by National Boy Scouts of America. At the conclusion of our review, they determined that we meet or exceed what is required in all areas. They were extremely impressed with our talented staff and gifted leadership. We achieved this distinction thanks to the leadership of Linda Scovanner, Camp Director;Sam Leathers, Program Director; Nick Scovanner, Camp Ranger; and our incredibly hardworking staff.”

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