Help save lives in the local community on Friday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. until noon when Helena Place Senior Living holds a OneBlood blood drive. OneBlood is the sole provider of blood to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. All donors will receive a OneBlood beach towel, a wellness checkup and be entered into a raffle to win a Mac Coxwell 24 x 36 canvas print. Reserve your appointment time now on Aug 31, from 9 a.m. until noon at www.oneblooddonor.org using code #31608. Questions can emailed to email@example.com or call 843-252-3001. Helena Place Senior Living is an assisted living community located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal, directly across from the Port Royal Post Office.
The BYAC Tiger Sharks Swim Team is registering swimmers for the 2018-2019 season now through Sept. 10, 2018.
The Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal offers 3 levels of swim team depending upon an individual’s skill level. Youth ages 5 and up who meet minimum requirements will be evaluated by swim coaches to determine placement level.
For more information visit beaufort-jasperymca.org, stop by the Y at 1801 Richmond Avenue or call 832.522.9622.
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.”
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.