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AUGUST 2019 is...  

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Month 

800.886.1762

www.curesma.org

Contact: Colleen McCarthy O’Toole, Cure SMA (info@curesma.org)


 

 




August is Dental Implant Awareness Month

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

888.929.9298

www.aaid-implant.org






AUGUST IS ALSO:
 

  • Children's Eye Health & Safety Month
  • Gastroparesis Awareness Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month          
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis 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:

-August 1-8, 2019       World Breastfeeding Week            

-August 4-10, 2019     National Health Center Week   

-August 19-23, 2019   Contact Lens Health Week

-August 23-29, 2019   Health Unit Coordinator Week

     

AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

August 30, 2019          Opioid Misuse Prevention Day (World)

   

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:

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

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

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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