Category: Editor’s Picks

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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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

BOOK REVIEW The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: “Does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. This is not only the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge,” Japanese cleaning consultant, Marie Kondo says in her best-selling guide to decluttering your home. In her book, Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing and...

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association is asking people to “Defeat Monster Mouth.” This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. The ADA and dentists across the country also celebrate Give Kids A Smile Day on Feb. 6 by providing free oral health care to children. This year’s campaign slogan, “Defeat Monster Mouth,” is displayed on posters that feature the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, Den and Gen...

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