COMMUNITY HEADLINES – JANUARY 4, 2021

By January 4, 2021Local NewsWIRE
NEW HEALTH APP TRACKS DISEASE EXPOSURE, VACCINE STATUS WHILE PROTECTING PRIVACY
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) AdMoEr, a new Savannah-based technology company with European roots, is preparing to roll out a new mobile app designed to help protect the most vulnerable among us from contagions like COVID-19 and to get daily life back to pre-pandemic normalcy more quickly — all without compromising personal privacy. https://www.savannahnow.com/story/business/2020/12/11/covid-19-tracking-app-coming-savannah-georgia/3866869001/
ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, will stream its next broadcast on January 7 with “Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations.” Watch the interactive program LIVE at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/healthysav/). It will also be rebroadcast at a later date on the City of Savannah’s Government Channel and on https://www.savannahnow.com/search/?q=podcasts .
ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH LIVE SERIES EXPLORES HEALTHY WALKING ROUTES ON JANUARY 7
VACCINES
(WSAV) The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) wrote a letter to the Georgia Department of Public Health, requesting that officials consider people with Down syndrome when prioritizing who would receive the COVID-19 vaccine first. President of the NDSS’s Lowcountry chapter John Bogardus and other advocates argue people with Down syndrome are at a higher risk of death from COVID-19 due to complex medical conditions and comorbidities that exist in this population.
CENTER PARC SPONSORS HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES SPEAKER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union is pleased to announce its support as speaker sponsor of the 2020-2021 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series Live, scheduled for January 7. This live-streamed broadcast was developed to promote better health and quality of life for those in the Savannah area. https://carriagetradepr.com/center-parc-credit-union-sponsors-enmarket-encourage-health-series-live-broadcast-january-7/
Center Parc Credit Union Sponsors Enmarket Encourage Health Series Live Broadcast January 7
SENIOR ANGEL GIFTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The employees at The Colonial Group provided gifts for Senior Citizens, Inc. and contributed $1,500 in cash to further provide for seniors during the holidays. Senior Citizens, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services that meet the physical, intellectual, and social needs of seniors in the community. https://www.seniorcitizensinc.org/
PARK PLACE
(SAVANNAH, GA) As the year comes to an end, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services extends their utmost gratitude to Salita Hill, Chris Sotus, and Alfred D. McGuire Jr., as they complete their service on the Board of Directors for the organization. Throughout the years, these committed individuals have played a crucial role in the growth and development of Park Place Outreach, including support during the implementation of two new programs, Mission: Possible Transitional Living Program and Family Preservation Program. “The investment of time, energy, and resources by these individuals has provided guidance to shape the future of Park Place and expand our impact on the community, as we serve homeless youth and their families,” said Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach. http://parkplaceyes.org
Salita Hill
Chris Sotus
Alfred D. McGuire Jr.
PODCAST – BIZ PITCH COMPETITION WINNERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Special guests are Amy and Scott Pierce, the winners of the Savannah SCORE’s 2020 Biz Pitch competition. Their business, My Nurse Now, is the area’s first and only agency to provide urgent care services at home. They offer a variety of in-person medical, nursing, and therapy services, as well as telemedicine-based services to individuals who cannot easily travel to receive necessary care and those who prefer to receive care in the comfort and safety of their own home. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hmfek-f414aa
AMERICA WALKS STORIES – ARMAND TURNER
(AMERICAWALKS.ORG) Armand Turner, Healthy Savannah’s physical activity program manager, discusses his work in the Savannah community in this video from America Walks. Turner participated in this 6-month distance learning program earlier this year. It is open to anyone in North America who has the desire to bring about meaningful, positive change in their communities through walking. By virtue of their participation in the Walking College, Turner and others from the class of 2020 have joined a network of over 35,000 individuals and 700 partner organizations and become leaders in making walkable communities part of the solution for addressing health disparities, inequality, social isolation, climate change, and more.
America Walks' Stories from the Walking College Class of 2020 - Leaders for Walkable Communities
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) In this YouTube interview with Savannah Biz Pitch winner Dr. Jamal Lawrence of Harvest Health MD, Marjorie Young, a community publicist for over 25 years, guides Dr. Lawrence in putting together a yearly PR plan using her small business marketing strategy, the Reputation Matrix™. Harvest Health MD will be Savannah’s first black-owned, membership-based direct primary care office providing full-scope primary care medical and health and wellness services to Savannah’s diverse population.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS, DEC 4 AT NOON, INTERVIEW WITH Jamal Lawrence, MD / Harvest Health MD
PHOTOVOICE AUTHOR DR. NANDI A. MARSHALL APPOINTED TO GEORGIA BREASTFEEDING COALITION BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Nandi A. Marshall has been appointed to the board of directors for the Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition, an organization striving to improve and maintain the health of Georgia’s families by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. A public health professor at Georgia Southern University, Dr. Marshall recently facilitated a Photovoice project to identify social, cultural, and physical barriers that discourage breastfeeding by African American mothers in Chatham County and the opportunities to remove those obstacles. The findings were published in a photo book, “Savannah H.O.P.E. Photovoice Project,” documenting personal experiences from local African-American mothers. Dr. Marshall was also recently appointed to the American Public Health Association’s Executive Leadership Board and The Photovoice project was recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
GA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR 2021
(UNIVERSITY OF GA) On Dec. 3, the Terry College of Business hosted the virtual 2021 Georgia Economic Outlook, featuring objective economic insights based on research and data from the Selig Center for Economic Growth. The Georgia Economic Outlook brings the expertise of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business to attendees statewide.
Georgia Economic Outlook 2021 - National and State
BLUFFTON BOOK DONATIONS HEADED TO CHILDREN IN AFRICA
(WJCL) Bluffton’s Libraries for Kids has donated 22,000 books to needy children in Africa. More than 100,000 books are scheduled to be shipped later this year.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 6TH ANNUAL NIGHT TO SHINE EVENT
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Volunteers are needed for the 6th Annual Night to Shine Event, which will be held virtually this year on February 12 at First Baptist Richmond Hill. Volunteers will meet on January 31 for NTS Volunteer Prayer Night, assist with the Shine-Thru outdoor drive-thru celebration, and help with the Night to Shine Virtual Prom experience. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and up, and is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. https://fbcrichmondhill.wufoo.com/forms/z1b6paqw1am6gdx/
SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS – IT’S TIME TO FIGHT THE FLU WE KNOW
(SAVANNAH, GA) Flu season is in full swing. But this one is like no other. As we await a COVID-19 vaccine, there’s another that’s readily available in Savannah, thanks to a CDC flu prevention grant. On Sunday, December 13, the Chatham County Health Department offered free seasonal flu shots to the public in downtown Savannah. Check out upcoming clinics in the Savannah area at https://www.gachd.org/ or find the nearest clinic here: https://vaccinefinder.org/find-vaccine
12 USEFUL GMAIL SETTINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED
(FAST COMPANY) Feature-rich apps like Gmail have tons of options and you might not be aware of quite a few. Here’s a breakdown of some of Gmail’s most helpful, yet least visible settings. Consider it your Gmail treasure map!
CANTORE NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Cantore is a lovely little tabby with white spotting on his belly and neck. He loves to play and his favorite of toys are crinkle balls and stuffed animal wands.
FACEBOOK ADS REJECTED? HERE’S WHAT TO DO
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Facebook advertising expert Andrea Vahl explains how to get your rejected Facebook ads approved. You’ll discover common mistakes that negatively impact your Facebook ads, and get tips to troubleshoot disapproved ads on your own.
Facebook Ads Rejected? Here's What to Do
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