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August 1 Deadline for Nominations for Georgia Caregiver of the Year Award

August 1 Deadline for Nominations for Georgia Caregiver of the Year Award

Atlanta, GA --  (submitted by Grace Trimble)  According to a recent AARP Public Policy Institute report, two million Georgians spent 1.3 billion hours in 2009 caring for a loved with chronic illnesses, disabilities and limitations of aging. That care is valued at an estimated $13.1 billion.

To honor their work and that of dedicated volunteer and paraprofessional caregivers, the Rosalynn Carter Institute on Caregiving, in cooperation with the Georgia CARE-NETS, is calling for nominations for the 2011 Georgia Caregiver of the Year Awards.

These awards will be presented to exemplary caregivers in three categories:

  1. Family Caregiver (relative or non-relative perceived as family)
  2. Para-Professional Caregivers (ex.

Saturday, July 23rd, Southern Women Matter! Engagement for Action Townhall Event

Saturday, July 23rd, Southern Women Matter! Engagement for Action Townhall Event

The Decatur/DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, will host a community dialogue focused on advancing HIV Policy and Prevention for women in observance of National Clinicians HIV AIDS Testing Day on Saturday July 23, 2011 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Emory University School of Medicine (Faculty Office Building; 49 Jessie Hill Jr.

IT DOESN’T TAKE BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK IN A BIG WAY - Spend Your Summer with Bert’s Big Adventure

IT DOESN’T TAKE BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK IN A BIG WAY - Spend Your Summer with Bert’s Big Adventure

Bert's Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to allow children with a chronic or terminal illness ages 5 to 12 years of age that prove financial need and live in The Bert Show’s Atlanta radio listening area (WWWQ-FM/99.7), to experience a magical 5 day adventure with their families at Walt Disney World®.

Now that summer is now in session and in addition to bringing warm weather, the new season has brought about a host of philanthropic events, all benefiting one of Atlanta’s favorite organizations: Bert’s Big Adventure. With different events throughout the summer, there’s sure to be something to fit your style and schedule.

Saturday, July 16 Charity

Car Show at Tires Plus, Hamilton Mill | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free for spectators | 3225 Sardis Church Road, Buford, GA 30519 Have a cool ride you want to show off? Bring it to the Tires Plus Total Car Care Hamilton Mill in Buford Charity Car Show event on July 16 from 10 a.m.

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County's West Nile virus season has arrived two weeks earlier than expected.

According to the DeKalb County Board of Health, a routine collection of mosquitoes has tested positive for the virus.

The early test result may indicate that this will be a busy season, so it is especially important to know how to avoid getting the virus.

"I am encouraging residents to educate themselves about West Nile virus prevention and to take precautions to protect themselves," said S. Elizabeth Ford, M.D., M.B.A., district health director of the DeKalb County Board of Health.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely