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Summer Food Service Program Ensures Students Don't Go Hungry

Summer Food Service Program Ensures Students Don't Go Hungry

This information comes to us from Prince George's County Public Schools:

 Although Maryland is home to three of the richest counties in the nation (Howard, Montgomery and Calvert), 11.1 percent of households in Maryland (or 1 in 9) face a constant struggle against hunger. When schools are closed during the summer months, students who receive free or reduced-price meals throughout the school year are at risk for not receiving the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow.

Prince George's County Health & Lifestyle Tour

LARGO, MD-- The Prince George’s County Health Department’s Division of Addictions and Mental Health Services will co-sponsor the Yolanda Adams’ Health and Lifestyle Tour on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Jericho Christian Academy in Landover from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

Award winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams is the force behind this fun-filled day of live performances by gospel artists, health screenings and health education. Workshops will be held during the event to provide information on substance abuse and other subjects to 1000+ individuals expected to attend.

 

 

 

Free Blood Pressure Screenings for World Hypertension Day

In recognition of World Hypertension Day, Kaiser Permanente gassed-up their mobile health vehicle and headed to Upper Marlboro to provide free blood pressure screenings to County employees on Tuesday, May 31st.

The vehicle provided blood pressure screenings to all County employees, retirees, their dependents and community residents.  The blood pressure screenings will be held from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. in front of the County Administration Building.

Cooling Centers in Prince George's County

Cooling Centers in Prince George's County

In wake of a National Weather Service Heat Advisory for Prince George’s County until 8 p.m., May, 31st, Prince George’s County has opened six cooling centers around the County today. 

There will be two centers open exclusively for Seniors and four for the General Public. Residents are offered air-conditioned refuge from the excessive heat at the following locations:

Cooling centers open for Seniors at the following locations:

·         New Carrolton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrolton (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)  

Bethesda Preschool students raised more than $5,000 for LLS

Early this morning more than 250 preschool students gathered at Bethesda Country Day School in Bethesda, Md., to be recognized by a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their efforts in raising more than $5,000 for the Pennies for Patients campaign.

One of more than 400 participating schools in the Washington D.C. area, Bethesda Country Day School placed in the top 20 for the amount of money raised and greatly surpassed their original goal of $2,500.

“Pennies for Patients” is a nationwide fundraiser that raises money to help cure leukemia and other blood-relation cancers. Students of all ages collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters throughout the program.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength.