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DECEMBER 2019 is...

December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

415.561.8534

https://www.aao.org/newsroom/observances

Contact:  Public Relations, AAO

DECEMBER IS ALSO:

AWARENESS WEEKS THIS MONTH:

-December 1-7, 2019     Handwashing Awareness Week (Ntl)

                                       Influenza Vaccination Week (Ntl)

-December 2-6, 2019     Older  Driver Safety Awareness Week


AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

December 1, 2019  World AIDS Day

Note: Most data is taken from welcoa.org and healthfinder.gov. There could be errors in data/typing. We try to verify & post the most accurate information we can. When in doubt or question, always verify information for yourself with reputable sites.

Click here to find out how to get more information:

https://healthfinder.gov/nho/default.aspx

or https://www.welcoa.org/health-observances/

LOCAL EVENTS:

If you have ideas for other support groups or would be interested in attending, contact us on our contact page! (stroke, amputee, caregiver, etc.)


Local SUPPORT GROUP Links:

Dignity Memorial: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/about-dignity-memorial/supporting-our-communities/comforting-those-who-grieve Check out their LIFT program for widows and widowers

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center:https://marybird.org/services/survivorship/

Baton Rouge General:https://www.brgeneral.org/patients-visitors/support-groups/

Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital:https://www.brrehab.com/site306.php

St. Elizabeth Hospital:https://steh.com/patients-and-visitors/classes-and-events/event-results?&LocationDescendants=true

Francois Bend & Life Source Hospice Caretaker Support Grouphttp://business.ascensionchamber.com/events/details/support-group-11-08-2019-2259

Garden View Assisted Living: Caregiver Support Group & Grief Support Grouphttp://gardenview.org/

Anna's Grace with (Ainsley's Angels)https://www.facebook.com/AnnasGraceCares/

Helpful / Interesting Links

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/about-dignity-memorial/supporting-our-communities/comforting-those-who-grieve Check out their LIFT program for widows and widowers

https://www.facebook.com/skidawgs/ Check out David and his Adaptive Skiing Program on Facebook!

http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org/ Check out our own local Social Worker, Karen Roy, as Ms Wheelchair America 2019!

https://www.vettix.org/ For Vets Check out this resource for veterans and their families. Free tickets to concerts, games and more! Also on Facebook!

http://cameronsshoes.org/-local Non-Profit started by a PA to distribute shoes to kids in Cali, Columbia

http://www.mclindonfamilyfoundation.org/ For special needs children to get free custom bikes! Your PT can refer.

http://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/ For Vets

http://www.nonvacare.va.gov/ For Vets

https://www.facebook.com/ExcelRehabServices?ref=hl#!/jarforchange?fref=ts

http://www.jar4change.org/ To help young Joey raise money for the sick babies at Woman's Hospital

http://www.buyveteran.com/ To help you locate local veteran owned businesses

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/ For amputee support

https://www.facebook.com/womenwineandconnections/ -Making connections and supporting the community This charity helps suppport our local Food Bank and Iris support for Domestic Violence. It keeps your donations local!

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