Fall Prevention: A Matter of Balance
Eight week series, Mondays, 9:30-NOON
January 23-March 6, 2017 (double session)
Training offered by Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District
Falls are a major problem for the elderly. The Fall Prevention series will assist our grandparents in ways to prevent falling and injury. Eight Sessions: Introduction to the Program, Exploring Thoughts and Concerns About Falling, Exercise and Fall Prevention, Assertiveness and Fall Prevention, Managing Concerns About Falling, Recognizing Fall-ty Habits, Recognizing Fall Hazards in the Home and Community, Practicing No Fall-ty Habits Fall Prevention, Putting It All Together. Grandparents who participate will receive a home safety item ranging from a shower chair to a special bath mat to a bath hand grip to a steep stool with a gripping bar,
The 5th National GrandRally2017:
Building a Community of Hope
Washington DC May 10, 2017
Grandparents and granddaughters who traveled to the GrandRally2017 met with legislators and emphasized the importance of supporting Federal programs which help grandfamilies including the Kinship Navigator Act and TANF. Legislators listened and gained a better understanding of the needs of granddfamilies for the some 119,000 grandchildren being raised by grandparents in the state of Mississippi. The weather was HOT, HOT and lots of walking but well worth the visit. Grandparents rode public transit for the first time and we had many unique parking experiences.
HATTILOO THEATRE EVENT
MARCH 23-24 MEMPHIS
In an overnight trip, some 50 grandparents will travel to the Hattiloo Black Repertory Theatre in Memphis to enjoy Crowns, a moving and celebratory musical linking the Black tradition of wearing hats to traditions of church, funerals, and even flirting. The tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion. There is much excitement and expectation for a wonderful time!