Health

A Year of Changing Lives at EmployAbility

By Savannah Tribune | December 31, 2019

As the Executive Director of EmployAbility, I’ve witnessed how deeply meaningful it for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be embraced by the community as valued, appreciated citizens. With support from EmployAbility, our program participants are growing, thriving, and creating a richer community by being in it through working and volunteering – using their abilities to their fullest! … Continue reading “A Year of Changing Lives at EmployAbility”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | December 18, 2019

December is almost over. As you look back over 2019, reflect not only on what you did to help take care of others, but what you did to take care of yourself. For many of us, we get wrapped up into caring for others (family and friends) so much that we overlook the need to take care of ourselves. Healthcare … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”

Hospice Savannah’s 12th Annual Lecture Series to Focus on Self Compassion

By Savannah Tribune | December 18, 2019

Hospice Savannah’s 12th Annual Lecture Series presented by St. Joseph’s/ Candler Foundations explores the mental, spiritual and physical stresses of being a professional or non-professional healthcare provider or caregiver. Guest speakers are Dr. Michael Kearney, a native of Ireland and renowned palliative care physician, and his wife, psychologist Dr. Radhule Weininger. The public is invited to enjoy coffee, pastries and … Continue reading “Hospice Savannah’s 12th Annual Lecture Series to Focus on Self Compassion”

Jenkins Athletic Club Announces “Vertical Jump for JAC”

By Savannah Tribune | December 11, 2019

At a special holiday event on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1-4 p.m., the community is invited to join members of the Jenkins Athletic Club (JAC) at 6408 Waters Ave. to enjoy complimentary Christmas cookies and photos with Santa Claus. During this event, the JAC will be collecting donations for the club’s youth athletic programs and seasonal camps. This event … Continue reading “Jenkins Athletic Club Announces “Vertical Jump for JAC””

The Matthew Reardon Center Presents the 5th Annual Autism Conference

By Savannah Tribune | December 11, 2019

The 2020 Savannah Autism Conference will host 40 workshops during the 2-day conference to be held on February 6th and 7th, 2020. Since 2016, more than 1500 family members, educators, health professionals and autistic self-advocates from a dozen states and Puerto Rico have attended the annual autism conference. This year, participants will learn how to support autistic students in the … Continue reading “The Matthew Reardon Center Presents the 5th Annual Autism Conference”

Savannah-Chatham County Council on Disability Issues Scheduled To Meet

By Savannah Tribune | November 27, 2019

The December meeting of the Savannah Chatham County Council on Disability Issues (SCCDI) is schedule for Monday, December 9th at 2:00pm at the Transit Center on Oglethorpe Avenue. The guest speaker will be Adam Walker, Executive Director of St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System’s Johnny’s Bridges to Hope, a free, confidential resource for families with a mentally-ill family member. SCCDI’s purpose is … Continue reading “Savannah-Chatham County Council on Disability Issues Scheduled To Meet”

Great Youth Gives Hope Through Notes

By Savannah Tribune | November 27, 2019

Over 10 million American adults have contemplated suicide. Over two million youths have major depression. These are the numbers from a study of cases from 2012 to 2017 conducted by nonprofit Mental Health America. mhanational.org/issues/ state-mental-health-america# Key “There are so many people out there who need to hear that they are worth it, loved, and that they matter.” Words spoken … Continue reading “Great Youth Gives Hope Through Notes”

“EYE CARE” FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | November 27, 2019

It’s another holiday season and it seems to have come so fast again. This holiday is one of the most important ones to enjoy. There are so many things to be thankful for in life…, for family, for friends, for loved ones, for jobs, for homes, for food…, you name it, and we can be thankful for it. Included in … Continue reading ““EYE CARE” FOR YOU”