Category: Editor’s Picks

Simple Ways Teens Can Help Out Busy Moms

From time to time, I bet moms around the world could unite under the banner of one simple phrase: “We need a break.” In a mom’s world where private tutoring, cooking, cleaning, working, carpooling and raising respectable, young adults all take precedence over most personal needs there is sure to arrive a tipping point. At the risk of the family network crashing, it becomes evident that mom deserves a break. Yet, for many of us, once the opportunity arrives we end up back in the kitchen cleaning dirty dishes. I know I do. It’s as if the ongoing years...

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After-School Arts Program

“I am a SuperHero Too!” Art is not fading away, in fact it is blossoming right here in the CSRA. Area middle school students have an opportunity to learn a form of art through a new program, After-School Arts Program or ASAP. Students will have an opportunity to learn comic book and character development as well as storytelling 101 and the art business. Students also have an opportunity to learn using a wide variety of mediums. If you are interested in learning more about our program, check out our different packages for more information and registration at www.arttheartist.biz/asap What...

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Congratulations Rose Mary Bradley

Congratulations! Lynndale’s Rose Mary Bradley has been awarded the 2019 Georgia’s Direct Support Professional award by the American Network of Community Options and Resources. ANCOR is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, they support more than one million individuals with disabilities and work to shape policy, share solutions and strengthen community. The organization’s mission is to advance the ability of their members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities. Rose Mary was selected from hundreds of nominees and this...

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Golf Carts and ATVS

Golf carts and ATVs have become a popular mode of transportation and recreation for children and young teens. “We see a spike with child injuries on golf carts and ATVs after Memorial Day and throughout the summer months,” said Renée McCabe, RN, Injury Prevention and Safety Program Manager at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Because four-wheeled motorized vehicles require skill and quick thinking, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children under 16, who are too young to have a driver’s license, should not be allowed to operate or ride off-road vehicles. “More kids die on ATVs than bicycle...

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Safe Siter

SAFE SITER Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR! —– June 6, 2019 ∙ July 12, 2019 August 2, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm SafeKids Greater Augusta/Children’s Hospital of Georgia Ronald McDonald House 1442 Harper Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room Augusta, GA 30901 Registration Information Class fee is $40. Students should bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required one week...

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