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OCTOBER 2020

October is Physical Therapy Month 

https://www.choosept.com/benefits/default.aspx

https://www.choosept.com/ContactUs.aspx

https://www.laptboard.org/index.cfm/page/90

LOUISIANA PHYSICAL THERAPY BOARD

2110 W. Pinhook Rd., Suite 202 | Lafayette, Louisiana 70508

Phone: (337) 262-1043 | Intrastate Toll Free: (888) 400-9110 | Fax: (337) 262-1054

Email: info@laptboard.org

                                                                                                                                       



October is Spina Bifada Awareness Month

https://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/

sbaa@sbaa.org        (800) 621-3141

1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22209




OCTOBER IS ALSO:

  • ADHD Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Chiropractic Health Month
  • Dental Hygiene Month
  • Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Eczema Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention and Home Eye Safety Month
  • Halloween Safety
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Living Month
  • Liver Awareness Month
  • Medical Libraries Month
  • Medical Ultrasound Awarenss Month
  • Patient Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Pharmacists Month
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
  • Talk About Your Medicines Month

AWARENESS WEEKS THIS MONTH:

October 4-10, 2020      Mental Illness, Malnutrition, Fire Prevention, Primary Care, Physician Assistants

October 12-20, 2020    Bone & Joint Health National Action Week

October 16-22, 2020    Infection Prevention

                      

AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

October 5, 2020         Child Health Day

October 6, 2020         Cerebral Palsy Day (World)

October 8, 2020         Depression Screening Day

October 10 2020        Mental Health Day (World)

Octoer 13, 2020         Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 15, 2020       Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day 

October 29, 2020       Psoriasis 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://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 support our local Food Bank and Iris support for Domestic Violence. It keeps your donations local!

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