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OCTOBER 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence    303.839.1852

https://ncadv.org/

Domestic Violence Awareness Project | Domestic Violence Awareness Project (dvawareness.org)

IRIS Domestic Violence Center (stopdv.org)





October is Physical Therapy Month

Physical Therapy Information From Physical Therapists | ChoosePT | Choose PT

What Is Physical Therapy and Do I Need It? (lpta.org)








OCTOBER IS ALSO:

  • ADHD Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Dental Hygiene Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Eczema Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Medical Libraries Month
  • Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
  • Pharmacist Month
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • Prenatal-Onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

AWARENESS WEEKS THIS MONTH:

October 3-9, 2021       Mental Illness Awareness Week, Primary Care Week, ASPEN Malnutrition
                                 Awareness
 Week 

October 6-12, 2021     PA Week

October 12-20, 2021    Bone and Joint Health Action Week

October 17-23, 2021    Infection Prevention Week (Itnl), Healthcare Quality Week, Health Education                                            Week, Pharmacist Week

October 23-31, 2021    Red Ribbon Week, Respiratory Care Week

AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

October 4, 2021           Child Health Day

October 7, 2021           Depression Screening Day

October 10, 2021         Mental Health Day (world)

October 11, 2021         International Day of the Girl

October 12, 2021         Arthritis Day (world), Women Pharmacist Day

October 13, 2021         Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 14, 2021         Sight Day (world)

October 15, 2021         Global Hand Washing Day, Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 16, 2021         Spine Day (world), Food Day (world)

October 18, 2021         Mammography Day

October 19, 2021         Pediatric Bone and Joint Day (world)

October 20, 2021         Osteoporosis Day (world)

October 21, 2021         Check Your Meds Day

October 22, 2021         International Stuttering Awareness Day

October 24, 2021         Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 29, 2021         Psoriasis Day

October 30, 2021         Hypophosphatasia Day


Note: 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.

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 Group First Monday of each month 6:00-7:00p  http://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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