Chronic Disease Management
March 26th- April 30th
Offered by the Area Agency on Aging, SMPDD
The Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District is offering a six week course for grandparents raising grandchildren in Covington County. Grandparents, and their moderators, Thania Averett and Erin Riddle, will explore dealing with chronic diseases includng fibromyalgia, diabetes, high blood pressure, neuropathy, obesity, stress and depression. Grandparents who attend all six sessions (barring extenuating circumstances) will go with the Executive Director, Dr. Sylvia Forster, on a $70 shopping trip for pre-approved healthy foods.
Making Healthy Choices
April 8th-April 29th
Offered by Mississippi Extenson Services Jones County
With instruction by Ms. Ida Knight of the Extension Services, grandparents raising grandchildren will learn about making healthy choices. The two hour sessions include: My Plate, Sensible Shopping, Be Smart, Go With the Grains, Vegetable Vitality, Dairy Does a Body Good, Go Lean With Protein, and Fantastic Fruits. Grandparents who attend all sessions (barring extenuating circumstances) will go with the Executive Director, Dr. Sylvia Forster, on a $40 shopping trip for pre-approved healthy foods.
Darden Foundation Grant 2014
We are happy to announce that we have received a $1,000 grant from the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. Our local Red Lobster in Hattiesburg, one of the Darden Restaurants, was the donating site. The grant focuses on working with a nonprofit to impact hunger in the community. We will be using the grant funds to support our S.O.S. Program (Serving Our Seniors), providing our low-wealth at-risk senior citizens with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and distributors.