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Flu shots available for adults, children during Saturday flu drive @ Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill’s pediatric office, Savannah

Friday, October 15th, 2021

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Flu vaccines for adults & children 6 months & older during Saturday flu-shot drive @ Whitemarsh Is. Savannah

Flu season is back! But no need to fear, The Tiny Beet is here!

Bring your family to get their flu shots @ The Tiny Beet pediatrics office on Whitemarsh Island in Savannah, starting at 10AM Sat. Oct. 16 2021. Your children do not need to be patients of Pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Rivera-Caudill  @ The Tiny Beet to receive flu shots during this flu drive.

Open to adults and children 6 months and older. 

How to sign up:
1. Click here to sign up online for the vaccine drive.
2. Enter code: GA65438
3. Fill out & submit form
4. See you there at The Tiny Beet Pediatrics office on Whitemarsh Island, Savannah on Sat. Oct. 16 2021

The Tiny Beet is a general pediatric direct primary care (DPC) practice .

Learn more here. 

Come by before the flu drive for a family yoga class @ 9AM.

ADDRESS
51 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Building A-2 Suite A
Savannah, GA 31400

PHONE
(912) 777-6830

EMAIL
thedoctorbeet@gmail.com

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(Savannah Pediatric Dentists) Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill on tips for good oral health for kids

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

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Kid’s Dentistree, Richmond Hill

Below is a guest post by Kid’s Dentistree – a pediatric dentist in Richmond Hill.

In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, Kid’s Dentistree is celebrating all the hardworking dental hygienists and sharing tips for maintaining good oral health. 

National Dental Hygiene Month is observed every October in the United States. Dental hygiene refers to the ways in which we keep our mouth, teeth and gums clean and healthy. Colgate.com explains that the goal of this awareness month is to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and spread the word about the importance of good oral health.

What do dental hygienists do?

When most people think of dental hygienists, they think of a teeth cleaning. However, the American Dental Association (ADA) highlights the many additional responsibilities hygienists hold. These include examining your mouth, taking your blood pressure and pulse, and assessing your overall health and wellness. Hygienists also take dental x-rays to check for any problems in places that aren’t easily visible, such as in between or underneath your teeth. They also educate patients about good nutrition and ways to keep a healthy mouth. The cleaning itself involves removing plaque and tartar from around your gum line, followed by thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth.

How do I maintain good oral health?

MouthHealthy.org, an ADA website, emphasizes the importance of maintaining your oral health at all stages of life. Understanding proper brushing and flossing techniques and eating a well-balanced diet can go a long way toward preventing cavities. It’s also essential to see your hygienist on a regular basis to help remove tartar build-up and detect any potential problems before they worsen. This can even help you save money by avoiding costly dental treatments down the road.

Take advantage of your dental benefits!

Most dental insurances cover two annual cleanings and exams at little or no cost. If you have dental insurance and haven’t had your second visit for the year, now’s the time to take advantage of your benefits and schedule your appointment. If you do not have insurance, don’t worry. Give Kid’s Dentistree a call and ask about the discount options available to you.

Visit Kid’s Dentistree’s website or call (912) 756-5437 to schedule your child’s visit today.

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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Donate diapers, baby wipes to OVER THE MOON’s Community Diaper Drive, Savannah

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

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“OVER THE MOON” Community Diaper Drive Sept. 22- Oct. 6, 2021

OVER THE MOON (Coastal Georgia’s only diaper bank) is holding a Community Diaper Drive Sept 22 through Oct. 6 throughout the Savannah area. You can help by dropping off diapers, training pants, or unscented baby wipes at any of the donation barrel sites listed online here.  OTM’s donation wish list is available through Target and the items ship directly to OVER THE MOON.

1 in 3 families’ health is threatened because they cannot afford to buy basic hygiene essentials. Safety-net programs, such as WIC and Food Stamps awarded through SNAP, do NOT cover the cost of diapers – taxed items in the state of Georgia.

OVER THE MOON’s Diaper Drive coincides with National Diaper Bank Awareness week which draws attention to the issue of diaper need in the U.S.

Savannah’s OVER THE MOON is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit in Coastal Georgia which provides diaper bundles, period supplies, and other hygiene necessities through partner agencies, community events and directly to families as-needed. OVER THE MOON aims to end “diaper need” and “period poverty” because they believe in dignity for all, no matter how big or small.

You can help OVER THE MOON meet their 2021 goal to collect over 50,000 diapers (wipes, too!) by contributing to this Community Diaper Drive 9/22-10/6. Public Donation Barrel locations throughout the Savannah area include:

CELIA DUNN SOTHEBY’S REAL ESTATE
17 W Charlton St., Downtown

COASTAL CARE PARTNERS
4 Village Walk, Skidaway Is.
7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive

DUCK DONUTS
7127 Hodgson Memorial Drive

JEWISH EDUCATION ALLIANCE
5111 Abercorn St.

ONCE UPON A CHILD
1100 Eisenhower Dr.

POOLER POLICE DEPARTMENT
100 US Hwy 80., Pooler

PURE BARRE
5521 Abercorn St. Midtown
10 Whitaker St. Downtown/City Market
461 Pooler Parkway, Pooler

SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
201 Habersham St., Downtown

SAVANNAH POWER YOGA
7360 Skidaway Road, Sandfly
461 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Is.

SEA, SALT & SUGAR NAIL SALON
1800 E. Victory Dr.

SOUTHERN MOTORS DEALERSHIPS
102 Park of Commerce, Chatham Parkway
10300 Abercorn St.
1500 GA Hwy. 21, Springfield

THE 5 SPOT
4430 Habersham St., Habersham Village

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If you would like an OVER THE MOON yard sign to promote the Diaper Drive, visit otmdiaperbank.org and let them know. OVER THE MOON will place a sign on your lawn at no expense to you and collect again by Oct. 8. (while supplies last).

Visit OVER THE MOON’s website for more details on the Diaper Drive, and please note that all sizes of diapers and training pants are needed, and open packs are accepted. Thank you for your support in this very special mission.

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(Pooler Fall Festivals) West Chatham YMCA Monster Dash 5K & Fall Festival

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

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INAUGURAL WEST CHATHAM YMCA MONSTER DASH 5K AND FALL FESTIVAL, POOLER

Join the West Chatham YMCA for its inaugural YMCA Monster Dash 5K & Kids Fun Run/Fall Festival on Sat. Oct. 23, 2021.

Register online here.

All proceeds support the West Chatham Y’s Annual Campaign, which powers critical programs and activities that keep kids safe, people healthy and families strong.

When: Sat. Oct. 23, 2021 / 7:30 a.m. start
Where: The West Chatham YMCA, 165 Isaac G. LaRoche Dr., Pooler, GA 31322

– Adults $35 9/6 through 10/20
– Adults $40 10/21 through race day
– Ages 7-17 $20 now through 10/22
– Ages 7-17 $22 on race day
– Ages 6 & younger free

This event will feature a 5K Run and a 1/4 mile Kid’s Fun Run. Come for the race and stay for a family friendly YMCA Fall Festival. Race start: 7:30AM. The well-planned race course will wind through Pooler, both starting and finishing at the West Chatham YMCA. Top finishers will be awarded by age group. There will be a costume contest, inflatables, fun activities, health screenings, vendors and food trucks.

Register online here.

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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health experts on treating children with mental illness

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

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Despite the fact that mental health disorders are one of the most common diseases among children, the idea of mental health advocacy for our children is still pretty rare.

Read here  how Dr. Keith Seibert and his wife, Dr. Heather Seibert, both pediatric advocates at SouthCoast Health in Richmond Hill, helped one 11-year-old girl who was struggling with mental illness including anxiety and ADHD.  Learn more here. 

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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Registration open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

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2021 KiDS Rock Savannah is happening!

Online registration is now open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah 2:30PM Sun. Nov. 7 2021 @ Daffin Park in Savannah. Children ages 1-17 are invited to participate.

New this year: a toddler race for kids ages 1 year-3years. The race distance is 80ft for the toddlers. There will also be a 1/2 mile (ages 3-8) or one mile (ages 5-17).

Each participant gets a t-shirt, medal, bag and racing bib.

Running-1 Mile: KiDS ROCK Savannah 1 mile (ages 5-17). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Running-1/2 mile (ages 3-8). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Toddler Race 80 ft (ages 1-3): Cost $20. Register online here. 

Daffin Park
1301 E Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404

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Savannah-Chatham public schools vaccination clinics for ages 12 & older; mandatory weekly COVID testing for athletes, students certain extra-curricular activities

Friday, September 24th, 2021

COVID Testing Mandatory Student Athletes Savannah Chatham public schools

Savannah-Chatham public schools plan to start COVID testing in collaboration with COVID Testing Appointments, LLC.

COVID testing will be mandatory for students participating in athletics and other identified extra-curricular activities.

Weekly testing will begin Oct. 5, 2021. Registration will be required before testing can be offered.

Learn more here. 

There is no cost for students or staff associated with this service.

Testing will occur on designated days at school. Students will not be required to travel for testing. Results are typically returned within 24 hours.

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High School Vaccination Clinics

In addition to mandatory COVID testing for athletes, all Savannah-Chatham public high schools also will be offering SCCPSS vaccination clinics this fall. Students will be able to receive two shots on these vaccination days. These days will be in October and November 2021, depending on the school.

SCCPSS has teamed up with St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, the Coastal Georgia Department of Health, Hospice of Savannah, Savannah Fire Department, and Chatham Emergency Services to host vaccine clinics at area high schools for staff and students 12 years of age or older.

Schools have been divided into clusters with neighboring elementary and middle schools assigned to a high school. First shots, second shots and Pfizer boosters will be offered to those who meet the criteria. All sites will offer vaccinations from 1:30 – 4:30 on the specified dates.

Appointments are not required but participants will be asked to register prior to vaccination clinic date. Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18. Register online here.

Fall 2021 Membership Deal @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

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YMCA of Coastal Georgia Membership Promotions

FALL BACK INTO FITNESS WITH A FRIEND

During the month of September 2021, when members refer a friend to join the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, the friend can join with no joiner’s fee, and the member will receive a gift card pre-loaded with $50 in Y Cash good for any Y programming, beginning in October (like personal training, child care, etc.).

You can even apply it to your membership fee. Bring your buddy to the Y in September and you’ll both save.

Learn more here. 

Nine YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches: 
Effingham YMCA
Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA
Habersham YMCA
Islands YMCA
Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA
Richmond Hill YMCA
Tybee Island YMCA
West Chatham YMCA

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You’re invited: Caroline Cares! Wear a helmet fundraiser

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Caroline Cares Bike Helmet Safety Savannah fundraiser

Photo by Anthony Justin Lewis

Caroline Cares! Real Bikers Wear Helmets! fundraiser, Oct. 2, 2021

Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head injury and brain injury.

You’re invited to come support this kid-friendly, nonprofit event – Caroline Cares! Wear a helmet! fundraiser, on Sat. Oct. 2, 4-7PM @ Coastal Beer Empire in Savannah.

This event will include games, root beer floats, food trucks, tap specials.

Come see:
Indian Motorcycle of Savannah
Wolfpack Club
McCall Honey

Location:
Coastal Beer Empire Co
79 Ross Road Savannah
Date: Sat. Oct. 2 2021, 4-7PM

Registration open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Kids Rock Savannah 2021 November

2021 KiDS Rock Savannah is happening!

Online registration is now open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah 2:30PM Sun. Nov. 7 2021 @ Daffin Park in Savannah. Children ages 1-17 are invited to participate.

New this year: a toddler race for kids ages 1 year-3years. The race distance is 80ft for the toddlers. There will also be a 1/2 mile (ages 3-8) or one mile (ages 5-17).

Each participant gets a t-shirt, medal, bag and racing bib.

Running-1 Mile: KiDS ROCK Savannah 1 mile (ages 5-17). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Running-1/2 mile (ages 3-8). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Toddler Race 80 ft (ages 1-3): Cost $20. Register online here. 

Daffin Park
1301 E Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics offers virtual learning tips

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

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As COVID-19 cases continue in our area, some schools are transitioning from in-person learning to virtual learning.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics experts know this can be a challenging time for your children and have outlined some tips to help them.

Learn more here. 

If you need more tips on navigating school online or tips on how to stay safe during this time, you can book an appointment or call SouthCoast Health at 912-691-3600.

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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SouthCoast Health on the Importance of Sun Protection

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

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Summer is fading into Fall, but don’t let your guard down when it comes to protecting your skin.

Even during fall, excess sunlight (particularly its harmful UV rays) can still lead to skin cancer, the most common — and most preventable — form of cancer in the U.S.

SouthCoast Health experts share the three main types of skin cancer and their own unique characteristics, as well as the best ways ways to protect your and your children’s skin from the sun.

Learn more here. 

For more advice, or to schedule a post-summer checkup, visit SouthCoast Health website for an appointment or call 912-691-3600.

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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Listening to Those Rejecting the Vaccine – Special Online Session on Sep. 27

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Healthy Savannah

Listening to Those Rejecting the Vaccine – Special Session, Mon. Sep. 27, 6:30PM
An online conversation to hear concerns about vaccine acceptance from Savannah area citizens who are not vaccinated.

Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia will hold a special virtual “Listening Session” on Monday, Sep. 27 to hear from those who are not accepting the COVID-19 vaccine. This effort, along with an initiative to train 65 community advocates beginning in October, is part of a focus on COVID-19 vaccine education, awareness and acceptance, particularly in Savannah’s Black and Hispanic communities.

Funded by a supplemental grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program is intended to broaden the initiatives of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant.

The online listening session will provide a “safe space” platform for those who are not accepting the vaccine to voice their thoughts, concerns and questions. The event is scheduled for 6:30PM Mon. Sept. 27. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to elsie@healthysavannah.org. A link will be sent to those who RSVP.

Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia team members are also hoping this virtual listening session, along with three held earlier in the summer, will help identify potential community advocates. Neighborhood leaders, church leaders and community organizers are encouraged to apply.

Virtual training sessions for the advocate program will begin October 2 with the ultimate goal of creating community-acceptable approaches for improving vaccination availability, accessibility, and confidence. Utilizing their background, experiences, interests and skillsets, the advocates will be trained to speak to and learn from the community by meeting with community and faith-based organizations as well as local business owners.

In addition to the $500 they’ll receive for completing the program, the advocates will have the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills, learn about health advocacy, and add to their resumes.

Training in small groups of about 10 each will get underway beginning Oct. 2 with the ultimate goal of creating community-acceptable approaches for improving vaccination availability, accessibility, and confidence.

To register for the Sep. 27 listening and info session, apply to become a community advocate or learn more, please visit https://healthysavannah.org/community-advocate-program/ or email elsei@healthysavannah.org.

(Richmond Hill pediatric dentists) Kid’s Dentistree – What Do You Do If Your Child Has a Toothache?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

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Kid’s Dentistree – What Do You Do If Your Child Has a Toothache?

In this guest post, Kid’s Dentistree – a pediatric dentist in Richmond Hill – is sharing tips on what to do if your child has a toothache.

Is your child complaining of tooth pain but unsure if the issue is serious enough for a visit to the dentist? Kid’s Dentistree has provided a few tips to help you identify the problem, ease your child’s pain, and help them get the care they need:

If you determine your child needs to be seen, you can easily make an appointment. Visit Kid’s Dentistree’s or call (912) 756-5437 to schedule your child’s visit today.

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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Registration open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Kids Rock Savannah 2021

2021 KiDS Rock Savannah is happening!

Online registration is now open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah 2:30PM Sun. Nov. 7 2021 @ Daffin Park in Savannah. Children ages 1-17 are invited to participate.

New this year: a toddler race for kids ages 1 year-3years. The race distance is 80ft for the toddlers. There will also be a 1/2 mile (ages 3-8) or one mile (ages 5-17).

Each participant gets a t-shirt, medal, bag and racing bib.

Running-1 Mile: KiDS ROCK Savannah 1 mile (ages 5-17). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Running-1/2 mile (ages 3-8). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Toddler Race 80 ft (ages 1-3): Cost $20. Register online here. 

Daffin Park
1301 E Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404

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SouthCoast Health pediatricians on helping your child with mental illness

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

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Savannah pediatricians: Helping Your Child with Mental Illness

For the 17.1 million children in the United States estimated to have a mental illness, back-to-school season can be a time full of anxiety and worries.

“Mental illness still has a lot of stigma surrounding it, especially when it comes to children,” SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam stated. “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 the school season is full of worries with how your child will balance their mental illness, you are not alone.

SouthCoast pediatricians are offer these mental health tips to help both you and your family manage this school season and beyond, help give your children a positive and fulfilling life.

Learn more here. 

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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