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MAY 2020 is...

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

                                                   

                                                                                                                                                               

 May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

804.377.3580

https://www.asha.org/

https://www.asha.org/bhsm/

 

MAY IS ALSO:

  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Bike Month
  • Employee Health and Fitness Month (Global)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month (Global)
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Osteoporosis Awareness Month
  • Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Teen Pregnance Prevention Month
  • Trauma Awareness Month


AWARENESS WEEKS THIS MONTH:

-May 03-09, 2020        Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

                                  Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week

                                  North American Occupational Safety & Health Week

-May 06-12, 2020        Nurses Week

-May 11-17, 2020        Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

                                  Bike to Work Week                                   

                                  Food Allergy Awareness Week, Hospital Week

                                  Stuttering Awareness Week                                             

                                  Women's Health Week

                           

AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

-May 7, 2020        Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 

-May 9, 2020        Cornelia De Lange Syndrom Awareness Day http://www.cdlsusa.org/               

-May 15, 2020      Bike to Work Day 

-May 18, 2020      HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 

                           https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/hiv-vaccine-awareness-day

-May 20 2020       World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day https://www.aiarthritis.org/

                           Trauma Survivors Day 

-May 22, 2020      Don't Fry Day https://www.skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day

-May 27, 2020      Senior Health and Fitness Day  http://www.fitnessday.com/

-May 31, 2020      No Tobacco Day (World) http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/

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://www.welcoa.org/health-observances/february-2020/

https://www.iabhp.com/national-wellness-observance-calendar/

https://www.healthline.com/health/directory-awareness-months#1

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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