Archive for August, 2020

(Low Country Counseling) Savannah therapist specializing in maternal mental health

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Savannah therapists counseling therapy mental health Congratulations to Low Country Counseling‘s Brandy Zinn, LPC, PMH-C for becoming a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional! Her certification required extensive training, testing, and dedication.

Brandy specializes in Maternal Mental Health at Low Country Counseling and loves working with hopeful, pregnant, and new moms.

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, and teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

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SouthCoast Health: Helping your child with mental illness

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam

SouthCoast Health pediatrician: Helping your child with mental illness

An estimated 17.1 million children nationwide have a mental illness.

“Mental illness still has a lot of stigma surrounding it, especially when it comes to children,” SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam said. “And yet, that number of children with a mental illness is more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It’s time we stop being hesitant to talk about mental illnesses that are potentially harming our children.”

If back-to-school season is full of worries with how your child will balance their mental illness, know you are not alone.

SouthCoast Health pediatric experts provide tips to help both you and your family manage here. 

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Kindermusik Savannah Saturday playdate for ages 0-7

Monday, August 17th, 2020

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Kindermusik Savannah

Enroll your 0-7 year old for a one-time musical playdate celebrating sunshine, summer and songs with Kindermusik Savannah.

This event will be Sat. August 22 2020 at 10AM and spaces are extremely limited! Each child will receive the 40 minute class, an instrument, and a special card to download ten Kindermusik songs.

Enroll today at kindermusikwith88keys.com or text 912-432-5885 for more info!

Let it begin with…Kindermusik!

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FREE Saturday Admission to Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Free admission Georgia Botanical Gardens Coastal Savannah

Come to Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah this Sat. Aug. 22 2020 for some social distancing, pollinator counting, and other fun activities.

Free admission 9AM-1PM.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, GA 31419

Learn more here. 

Cannon firing programs @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Old Fort Jackson Savannah cannon firings

Cannon firings programs return to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, 11AM & 2PM Wednesdays through Sundays, with additional programs throughout the day.

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd
Savannah, GA 31404
Find admission costs here. 

About Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson celebrated its bicentennial in May 2008, making it the oldest standing brick fortification in Georgia! A National Historic Landmark, the fort is one of only eight Second System fortifications (a series of forts built prior to the War of 1812) still standing in the United States. Join thousands of visitors who enjoy the fort every year, and experience military exhibits, daily cannon firing demonstrations during the summer, and a serene environment with a great view of the Savannah River.

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Animal face masks to support Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Oatland Island Face masks Savannah

Take a walk on the wild side with Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s new animal face masks.

Available in both child and adults sizes for $10 each. Choose from cougar, barred owl, gray wolf, and opossum.

Order online here.

Proceeds from Gift Shop sales support Friends of Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s mission to assist Oatland Island Wildlife Center in the day to day needs of animal care, preservation of the ecosystem, continuation of education programs and maintenance of the animal enclosures and grounds as a community asset.

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(Therapists, Counselors, Savannah) Low Country Counseling

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Janis Ellington provides Addiction Counseling on an individual basis and in group settings for adults @ Low Country Counseling in Savannah.

She offers support, education, and treatment for those seeking help for Substance Use and counseling for their loved ones. Janis is Low Country Counseling’s “go to” for Recovery Resources as she has treatment connections that reach nationwide for adults and adolescents. Janis possesses true compassion for those living with addiction and has a creative ability to identify and link to the best treatment approach. She wants to open doors and connect anyone wanting help with the right fit for their unique needs.

Learn more about Savannah therapist Janis Ellington here. 

If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, and teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

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SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist answers breastfeeding questions

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

SouthCoast Health Breastfeeding Savannah lactation consultant

According to the American Academy Pediatrics Journal, while many mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 29 percent of babies are breastfed during their first 12 months.

Breastfeeding can be hard, especially for new mothers. Pair that with the fact that it can often be difficult to find trusted information and medical professionals to aid in the process, it’s no wonder many moms turn to formula.

SouthCoast Health’s Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist Haley Dickerson in Savannah wants to change that.

To help guide mothers who are considering breastfeeding, Dickerson answers a few commonly asked breastfeeding questions here.

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(Parent & Me activities) Kindermusik Savannah classes for ages 0-7

Monday, August 10th, 2020

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Come and see why Kindermusik Savannah parents come out of class wanting to share this experience with all their friends!

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano – bringing the magic and melody of Kindermusik to the Coastal Empire since 2002. Classes for newborns, toddlers, 4-7 year olds, and families all together. Now offering both virtual and in-person studio classes. The choice is yours.

Come through the screen, or come through the doors: we’re ready to light up your child’s week with the beauty of music! Text 912-432-5885 or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com to set up your free introductory class today.

August Playdates

August playdate theme is “Sunshiny Days!” and the special class will meet Sat. Aug. 22 at 10AM. Spaces are extremely limited – enroll NOW!

kindermusikwith88keys.com.…music now, skills for life.

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Registration open now – Savannah United 2020 Fall Recreational Soccer

Friday, August 7th, 2020

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Registration for the Savannah United upcoming 2020 Fall Recreational soccer program is OPEN!

The registration is listed online as “2020 Fall Recreational Soccer” for ALL divisions (Micro and Rec) and TEAM registration. Register online here.

2020 Fall Recreational Season Schedule:
Practices may Begin: Monday, August 24th
Game 1: Saturday, September 12th
Game 2: Saturday, September 19th
Game 3: Saturday, September 26th
Game 4: Saturday, October 3rd
Game 5: Saturday, October 10th
Game 6: Saturday, October 17th
Game 7: Saturday, October 24th
Game 8: Saturday, October 31st
Makeup Day: Saturday, November 7th

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact Savannah United Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com or Recreational Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

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(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s School partners with Horizons

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

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St. Andrew’s School in Savannah will donate 75 iPads to Horizons Savannah this fall. The iPads will be distributed to students throughout Chatham County who participate in Horizons summer program.

“We believe this donation can really make a difference for students who may not have access to technology especially as many schools are beginning with virtual instruction this year,” said Kelley Waldron, St. Andrew’s Head of School. “We are fortunate to have a strong, supportive campus community and believe we also have a responsiblity in serving the greater Savannah
community.”

“Horizons is very fortunate to partner with St. Andrew’s School. In addition to this gift of technology for our students, St. Andrew’s provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all Horizons students and families each summer. Horizons students will use these devices to access distance learning from public school and also continue to be supported by our Horizons faculty through this transition.”

Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School serves over 300 under resourced students each summer.

Horizons is a transformative experience for young people in Kindergarten through the 12th grade focused on helping students close the achievement gap through academic support and confidence building.

For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or cedwards@savcds.org.

You can also visit http://horizonssavannah.org/.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School located in Savannah. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through grade 12 school, visit www.saslions.com or call 897.4941.

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(Savannah Pediatricians) Coastal Pediatrics in Savannah & Pooler

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Coastal Pediatrics Pooler Savannah pediatricians

Pediatrician searching in the Savannah-Pooler area?

Coastal Pediatrics has offices in Savannah & Pooler.

If you would like to join the Coastal Pediatrics practice, but are unsure if they are participating providers with your insurance, check their list of accepted insurances here.

If you do not see your insurance on their list, please contact their office and check with the receptionist to see if they accept your insurance before making an appointment.

If you already know that Coastal Pediatrics accepts your insurance and you would like to make a new patient appointment, please call 912-353-7744 to schedule the appointment.

Learn more here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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Outdoors, socially-distance birthday party options @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

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Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah is now offering new single-family birthday parties as a safe birthday party alternative at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Your party will be hosted outdoors only and include extra cleaning procedures. Parties will be limited to 25 people. All of Coastal Heritage Society’s amazingly fun themes are available starting at $225. Contact lbooth@chsgeorgia.org for more information.

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Rent a Savannah/Pooler private pool via an Airbnb-style app/website

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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This saltwater backyard pool in Pooler rents for $45/hour. Maximum of eight guests.

Swimply—an Airbnb for pools—lets you rent a private backyard pool by the hour.

The app and website have seen a growth rate at about 2,000 percent during this pandemic summer as stay-at-home people are looking for outdoor, private spots to cool off and relax, reports CNBC here.

Swimply launched in 2018; however, there are only three pools listed in the Savannah/Pooler area and none that we could find listed in the Hilton Head Is./Bluffton SC area.

But it might be fun to try one of the five listed in Charleston SC or the many – including a few with slides – in Atlanta.

For those of you not using your backyard pools much, this is one way to make some cash with a splash.

(Parent & Me activities) Special Kindermusik Savannah class for ages 0-7

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

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Monthly musical play dates for ages 0-7 resume in August!

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano will offer this one-time class on Sat. Aug. 22 at 10AM. Class size will be EXTREMELY limited, so enroll now at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

All participants will receive the class, an instrument and 10 Kindermusik songs to download.

Text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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(Ballet, Mommy & Me, Tap) Savannah Dance Co. now open in Pooler

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

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Savannah Dance Co. 

Savannah’s newest dance school is now enrolling dancers ages 2-18. Mommy and Me, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, and Acro Dance are available. For recreational and competitive students.

Learn about classes offered & register for classes online here. 

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