Health

Suspension of Golden Age, Therapeutic and Adult Day Care Program

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Savannah’s Golden Age, Therapeutic and Adult Day Care Programs will suspend normal operations beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. This vulnerable population is at a higher risk of exposure to the coronavirus. The City of Savannah serves approximately 600 meals daily at 13 sites through the Golden Age Program. … Continue reading “Suspension of Golden Age, Therapeutic and Adult Day Care Program”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU:

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

‘Tis the season to be itchy… It’s allergy season in the Low Country. Spring has almost arrived and so have the symptoms. From itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, and trouble breathing, to red eyes, swollen eyelids, and terrible irritation in the eyes, the allergy season is upon us and here is what you can do to help relieve your symptoms. All … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU:”

Nearly All Older Adults Are Living With at Least One Form of Sensory Loss

By Savannah Tribune | March 11, 2020

While sensory loss is remarkably common, the world is not designed to accommodate those living with challenges such as impaired vision, hearing and mobility. This harsh reality is no more apparent than on the demographic with the highest rate of sensory loss: seniors. Approximately 83 percent of older adults in the United States are living with at least one diminished … Continue reading “Nearly All Older Adults Are Living With at Least One Form of Sensory Loss”

‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | March 04, 2020

80% of what your child is taught in school is presented to them visually. So, there’s no question that good vision is important for learning. If your child is having difficulty in school, it may be due to a learning related visual problem. A comprehensive eye examination can address many visual problems children may have. In addition, a behavioral vision … Continue reading “‘EYE CARE’ FOR YOU”

Chatham County Health Department Opens Dental Clinic for Children

By Savannah Tribune | February 19, 2020

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today for the Chatham County Health Department Dental Clinic for Children. In attendance were public health representatives, Chatham County Board of Health members, and city and county officials. The Dental Clinic will serve children ages 0-17. The Dental Clinic features three treatment rooms and an X-ray room and offers services including cleanings, sealants, fillings, extractions, … Continue reading “Chatham County Health Department Opens Dental Clinic for Children”

Free Tax Assistance Through April 16th

By Savannah Tribune | February 19, 2020

FREE tax preparation assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers from the AARP Foundation, in partnership with the IRS, will assist with State & Federal tax returns through April 16. Bring all documentation and forms needed to complete your return. Registration is required in person for each day. Early arrival is strongly recommended. IRS certified volunteers from AARP … Continue reading “Free Tax Assistance Through April 16th”

Dr. Mildred McClain on Climate/Environmental Justice Panel

By Savannah Tribune | February 12, 2020

The 100% Savannah Coalition is holding a town hall on Tuesday, February 18 from 6:30-8:00 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 Harris St. The objective of the town hall is to educate the public on the potentially enormous benefits to our city of transitioning Savannah to 100% safe, clean, renewable energy. It is a project that will lift up all … Continue reading “Dr. Mildred McClain on Climate/Environmental Justice Panel”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | January 29, 2020

In Light of this being National Glaucoma Awareness month, I want to share with you more information about this condition. Glaucoma has been described as the “sneak thief of sight” because it is a silent blinding eye condition that can result in profound vision loss and eventually blindness if left untreated. Below is a brief description of types of glaucoma. … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Memorial Health Launches New Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

Memorial Health now offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for behavioral health patients. The IOP provides comprehensive psychiatric care during the day and the patient returns home each afternoon. Sessions are conducted four days a week and a patient’s program usually is 2-4 weeks. “Our intensive outpatient program is designed for patients age 18 and older whose emotional health issues … Continue reading “Memorial Health Launches New Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program”

Critical Need For Blood And Platelet Donors After The Holidays

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood. To help tackle the … Continue reading “Critical Need For Blood And Platelet Donors After The Holidays”