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MAY 2019 is...  

May is Mental Health Awareness Month 

Mental Health America 
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
Alexandria, VA 22314 
(800) 969-6642 
(703) 684-7722 
(703) 684-5968 Fax 
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated
 







May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation 
251 18th Street S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202 
(703) 647-3000 
Christine.dockter@nof.org 
www.nof.org/nationalosteoporosismonth 
Materials available 
Contact: Christine Dockter










MAY IS ALSO:
 

  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month          
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Bike Month
  • Employee Health & Fitness Month (global)
  • Healthy Vision Month (global)
  • High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
  • Skin Cancer Prevention & Awareness Month
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • Physical Fitness & Sports Month
  • Trauma Month
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month

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/

 

AWARENESS WEEKS THIS MONTH:

-May 6-12, 2019         Nurses Week – Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together                  

-May 12-18, 2019       Neuroscience Nurses Week & Food Allergy Awareness Week     

-May 18-25, 2019      Medical Transcriptionist Week                                                  

                                                               

AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

May 1, 2019            Asthma Day 

May 6, 2019            Melanoma Monday 

May 7, 2019            School Nurses Day

May 12, 2019            Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 

May 15, 2019            Employee Health & Fitness Day (global)

May 20, 2019            Autoimmune Arthritis Day (global)

May 29, 2019            Senior Health & Fitness Day

       

LOCAL EVENTS:  

  • AMPEDUP  is our new Amputee Support Group.  It is a free community service.  This event is to support any amputee through all stages of limb loss.  What better way to learn about the process than to meet with other amputees going through similar circumstances?  These meetings are open.  They occur once per month.  It is scheduled the 3rd Friday of every month (subject to change due participation/other circumstances)  You can check out our blog about it.  You can call to register or go to our Facebook Page to the EVENT and click attending. #LicensedtoHeal #AmpedUp #GotoExcelRehab
  • https://www.facebook.com/pg/ExcelRehabServices/events/?ref=page_internal
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/2188097527946630/?source_id=118275788336728

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:

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 Group  http://business.ascensionchamber.com/events/details/support-group-11-08-2019-2259

Helpful / Interesting Links

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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