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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.

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

Star Jones to encourage Atlanta women to join her in the fight to prevent heart disease

Star Jones to encourage Atlanta women to join her in the fight to prevent heart disease

Atlanta --  Celebrity and heart disease survivor Star Jones will speak to Atlanta women about the importance of fighting heart disease through living healthier lives at the American Heart Association’s 2011 Go Red for Women luncheon Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the St. Regis Atlanta. 

Ms. Jones, who had open heart surgery in March 2010 to correct a genetic abnormality and repair her aortic valve, raised money for the American Heart Association while appearing on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice this year. 

11 Alive evening anchor, Brenda Wood, will emcee the luncheon.  JuE Wong, CEO of Astral Health and Beauty, is the 2011 event chair.

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