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SouthCoast Health: Indoor Activities To Do with Your Family During Winter

Monday, February 8th, 2021

SouthCoast Health experts compiled a list of fun indoor activities to do with your family during winter.

Find the list here.  

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Spring 2021 youth golf classes with Golf Swing Studio, Savannah

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

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UPDATE: Next semester of ASWING Junior Golf Academy classes will begin in August. 

ASWING Junior Golf Spring 2021 Semester of Classes in Savannah

Are you looking for a “social distance” activity for your child this Spring 2021?

Benefits of golf lessons for your child include:

Develop your child’s character & leadership skills
Build the confidence of your child as they develop their golf skills
Structured, certified curriculum allowing the student to learn at their own pace
Individualized plans for golf improvement
Make friends that will last a lifetime
Fun!

Due to COVID-19, Golf Swing Studio Spring 2021 schedule of classes in Savannah has expanded in its offerings, but will be limited to the number of students in a class. Class sizes will have a minimum of 4 students and no more than 12 students.

Here is a list of the day and time of classes:

FUNdamental Class (for ages 5 yrs – 7 yrs old)
Thursday Class: 4-5:15PM
Saturday Class: 10:45AM- Noon

Prepare to Play Class (for ages 8 yrs – 12 yrs old)
Tuesday Class: 4-5:30PM
Saturday Class 9-10:30AM

Home School Class
Thursday Class: 1:30-2:45PM

*All classes must have 4 registered
*All class will have a max of 12 registered
*If you have 4 or more kids that would like to form a personalized group class, just contact Coach Paul

In order to register or view more specific information, visit www.A-Swing.com .

For additional questions or to register, contact Paul Johnson, PGA, at 912-421-8582. 

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Kids’ Yoga, Dance, Science programs + Kids’ Night Out @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum in Bluffton & Hilton Head Is.

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Winter 2021 Events @ The Sandbox Children Museums (on Hilton Head Is. & at Tanger Outlets 2 in Bluffton)

Creative Movement and Dance @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. 

Have you been looking for a movement and dance class for your child who loves to move? Then this class is designed for them. Geared for the 3-6-year-old, this class runs for 6 weeks on Saturdays. Children will learn basic dance steps while having fun through movement. Children will be introduced to musicality and basic ballet steps.
Children (ages 3-6 years) $90- 6 week session, $45 sibling – includes admission to the museum
Members (ages 3-6 years) $42- 6 week session, $35 member sibling

Register online here. Click on the “Book Now” button.

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Yoga kids Bluffton SC Sandbox Tanger 2

YOGA KIDS IS HERE @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger 2 in Bluffton SC & online 

The Yoga Kids program is designed for the 5-10-year-old who likes to move but also wants to work on flexibility and calming techniques. Basic yoga poses will be introduced to help develop a balanced heart and head.

Sunday’s 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28 11:45-12:30pm
In-person or zoom option

Children (ages 5-10 years) $20 in person, $10 Sibling or Zoom access

Member children $12 in person, $5 Sibling or Zoom access

Register online here.  Click on “Book Now.”

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Sandbox children's museum Tanger 2 Bluffton SC programs

Discover, Imagine, Grow(D.I.G.) FREE school readiness program, Tanger 2 location in Bluffton SC

Discover, Imagine, Grow(D.I.G.) FREE school readiness program is back at the Tanger 2 location in Bluffton SC on Thursday mornings during the 10AM play session! With a smaller group size and health and safety protocols, your 3-5-year-old can experience hands-on learning in a guided setting. Curriculum is aligned with the SC Early Learning Standards and covers topics in Art, Science, Math, and Social Studies!

Limited number of spaces available.

To register please call The Sandbox Tanger 2 location at 843-705-6235

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Science Storytime Bluffton SC Sandbox Children's Museum

Science Storytime @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger Outlets 2 location in Bluffton SC

Friday’s 3:30-4:30, Free with admission

Designed for children ages 5 and up
This program combines a book with a fun staff-led STEAM project.

Register online here.  Click “Book Now.”

Cuentos en Espanol

Unase a nosotros el sabado para nuestro programa de Cuentos en Espanol en la sesión de juego de la 10:00 am. Este programa esta diseñado para niños de hasta 4 años.

Cada Semana vamos a leer una historia diferente y tenemos una pequeña actividad relacionada. Este programa es gratuito con la entrada. El espacia es limitado. Reserve su lugar y compre sus boletos en linea en nuestro sitio web http://www.thesandbox.org

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Kids Night Out Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT at both Hilton Head & Bluffton Sandbox Children’s Museum locations

Enjoy a night out without your adults! Come and enjoy a playful evening in the museum with special activities and a pizza dinner. Space is limited.

Children ages 4-12 years $40, Sibling & Members $30

Reserve your spot online here. Click on “Book Now”.

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The Sandbox Children Museums

Two Locations

Hilton Head Island
18 A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island,
SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

Tanger 2
1414 Fording Island Rd
Suite E-180
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 705-6235

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Savannah Spring 2021 Sports: Soccer Shots For Ages 2-8

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

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Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Spring 2021 Park Season in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton is now open!

Soccer Shots is kicking off the season and wants your child to join them on Soccer Island!

This season, things will look a little different as Soccer Shots will implement several safety guidelines on soccer island and all their coaches will be wearing masks.

Soccer Shots will offer smaller class sizes, disinfecting equipment, maintaining distancing and using larger fields, along with a variety of other precautions to keep both children and staff safe.

Looking for a more personalized Soccer Shots Experience?

You can now host a neighborhood season for your child and their friends right in your backyard. Your squad, your way- and you get 50% off as the host. Call 762.333.1177 or email rwright@soccershots.org for details.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about their program. Or go straight to their enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com.

Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton!

Free soccer day March 27

Want to try the program and meet their awesome coaches before you enroll? Soccer Shots is having a free soccer day at Forsyth Park on March 27 2021 for all children ages 2-8. You must preregister for this FREE event. Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.”

Questions? Contact Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.org​.

Enrollment Link: savannah.soccershots.com

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Spring Soccer Soccer Shots Savannah Pooler Bluffton Wilmington Island Richmond Hill

Register for 2021 Spring Recreational Soccer with Savannah United

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Savannah United soccer spring 2021 toddlers recreational early goals

Spring soccer in Savannah is around the corner.  Savannah United is now accepting registrations for 30 months to 15 years old.

Don’t miss out on the chance to let your child experience the fun of playing soccer and learning to be part of a team.

Register online here.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Savannah United Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com or Recreational Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

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Spring 2021 youth golf classes with Golf Swing Studio, Savannah

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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ASWING Junior Golf Spring 2021 Semester of Classes in Savannah

Are you looking for a “social distance” activity for your child this Spring 2021?

Benefits of golf lessons for your child include:

Develop your child’s character & leadership skills
Build the confidence of your child as they develop their golf skills
Structured, certified curriculum allowing the student to learn at their own pace
Individualized plans for golf improvement
Make friends that will last a lifetime
Fun!

Due to COVID-19, Golf Swing Studio Spring 2021 schedule of classes in Savannah has expanded in its offerings, but will be limited to the number of students in a class. Class sizes will have a minimum of 4 students and no more than 12 students.

Here is a list of the day and time of classes:

FUNdamental Class (for ages 5 yrs – 7 yrs old)
Thursday Class: 4-5:15PM
Saturday Class: 10:45AM- Noon

Prepare to Play Class (for ages 8 yrs – 12 yrs old)
Tuesday Class: 4-5:30PM
Saturday Class 9-10:30AM

Home School Class
Thursday Class: 1:30-2:45PM

*All classes must have 4 registered
*All class will have a max of 12 registered
*If you have 4 or more kids that would like to form a personalized group class, just contact Coach Paul

In order to register or view more specific information, visit www.A-Swing.com .

For additional questions or to register, contact Paul Johnson, PGA, at 912-421-8582. 

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Register for 2021 Spring Recreational Soccer with Savannah United

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Savannah United Spring 2021 Recreational Soccer 

Registration is open for Spring 2021 Recreational Soccer with Savannah United. 

Register online @ SavannahUnited.com .

Questions or concerns? Please contact Savannah United Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com or Recreational Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

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Free Savannah golf clinic for ages 5-12

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

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Free golf clinic for kids Saturday, Feb. 20 2021, Savannah

Bring your kids out to get a taste of golf!

If you don’t have clubs, don’t worry, The Golf Swing Studio will provide equipment.

Each clinic is 45-minutes in length. Each clinic is age appropriate with a maximum of 12 students in the class.

Registration is first come, first serve. To view all the Free Clinics available, visit www.A-Swing.com to view options and to register. Register online here. 

1PM: Free Clinic for ages 5 – 7 years old max students: 12
2PM: Free Clinic for ages 8 – 12 years old max students: 12
3PM: Free Clinic for ages 5 – 7 years old max students: 12
4PM: Free Clinic for ages 8 – 12 years old max students: 12

For more information, call: 912-704-8902 ask for Coach Paul or email: thegolfswingstudio@gmail.com

Free Savannah Junior Golf Clinic for ages 5-12
Hosted by The Golf Swing Studio
Sat. Feb.20 2021
1 Mary Calder Drive
Savannah, GA 31415

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Savannah Daytrips: Hide-and-seek game for handmade glass floats on Jekyll Island during Jan., Feb. 2021

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Island Treasures Jekyll Island 2017 Daytrips Savannah

The hunt is on.

Find your Island Treasure now through Feb. 28 2021.

Every year, Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create exquisite, handworked glass floats for Jekyll’s annual Island Treasures event.

(Jekyll Island is an easy, roughly 90-minute drive down I-95 from Savannah. See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. )

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide clear globes around the island for lucky guests to find and redeem for a real glass float. Gather your friends and family to search for globes that can be exchanged for dazzling handcrafted glass floats.

Jekyll Island Guest Information Center
901 Downing Musgrove Causeway
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Learn more about Island Treasures here.

Find more things to do with kids on Jekyll Island here.

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(Savannah Daytrips) Lawton Stables & Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
Sea Pines Nature Preserve Bike Trails Hilton Head

Summertime biking @ Sea Pines Nature Preserve

Hilton Head Island offers over 50 scenic miles of public bicycle pathways and nature trails.

The hard-packed beaches are also popular for bicycling at low tide.

Which is why we’re often perplexed that more Savannah families don’t take advantage of this daytrip option (about one hour drive from Savannah). There are so many family-friendly activities do on Hilton Head.

Find the complete list of our favorite places to visit on Hilton Head Is. here. 

Below is a sample:

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

The 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve includes easy trails to various points of interest including the 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a wildflower garden that’s amazing when in bloom (pictured above in summer).

The walks range from 25 minutes to one hour. Bicycles are not permitted on the nature trails, so please park your bicycles at the locations provided. Open from sunrise to sunset. The Forest Preserve is free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here.

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Lawton Stables Hilton Head Sea Pines Resort

Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort 

One of our favorite Sea Pines spots to visit with young kids is Lawton Stables, which offers horse trail rides, $15/pony rides and a small animal farm.

Their free animal farm includes goats, sheep, chickens, turtles, cows and alpacas.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Harley, at the stables. Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. Pony rides available for a fee for children between the ages of 2-7 years old and weighing less than 55 lbs.

All trail riders must be a minimum of 8 years old. Lawton Stables does not allow ‘double-riding’ with two people sharing a horse.

You MUST make a reservation for all trail rides – please BOOK ONLINE.

The animal farm is free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, 29928

Open Tuesday through Sunday: 8AM to 5PM. Call for pony ride hours: (843) 671-2586.

Learn more here. 

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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Bluffton SC

A mere hour drive from Savannah, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is an easy getaway from Savannah to bike amid nature on 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily. (Not located on Hilton Head Is. but between HHI and Bluffton)

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Find the complete list of our favorite places to visit on Hilton Head Is. here. 

SouthCoast Health: Watch Out for Diet Fads on Social Media

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Dietician healthy holiday recipes Savannah SouthCoast HealthSouthCoast Health experts explain here how to watch out for diet fads in the world of social media.

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah M. Laurance says: “It’s always a great idea to watch what you eat in the way of ensuring you stack your plate full with lean proteins, fruits, veggies, and whole grains. However, it’s not a great to limit what you eat and torture yourself when it comes to your diet. But that can be confusing to understand when celebrities or influences swear certain diets are the only way to get the body you’ve always dreamed of.”

Learn the four warning signs of a fad diet to avoid here. 

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Bike trails in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbia, Bluffton

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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Augusta Canal Bike Trail

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Augusta Canal Bike Trail

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If the newest portion of Savannah’s Truman Linear Park Trail has sparked your family’s biking interest, here are some trails to check out next time you visit Atlanta, Augusta, Ga., Columbia SC or Bluffton SC. We hit each of these over winter break 2020 and look forward to returning again in spring. Pack a lunch, bring plenty of water and enjoy the ride.

Augusta Canal Trail

Augusta Canal’s wide, level towpath, once used by mules to pull canal boats to the Canal headgates, runs between the canal and the Savannah River. This roughly 7.5 mile packed-dirt trail is a must-do bike ride on your next Augusta visit. There are also kayaking and mountain bike trail options. We parked at the north end of the trail, where there’s free parking, restrooms, and drinking fountain in Savannah Rapids Park (3300 Evans to Locks Rd., Martinez) as well as bike rental.

Other ways to access this trail include:

*Near the southern end of the trail, take Broad Street from downtown Augusta west to Goodrich Street and turn right. Continue about a mile to a parking lot at the pumping station adjacent to the King and Sibley mills.

*Lake Olmstead Trailhead (1 Milledge Road) has parking, restrooms, drinking fountains, and a picnic area.

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Three Rivers Greenway Columbia SC biking Savannah daytrip

Three Rivers Greenway

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Three Rivers Greenway, Columbia SC

Three Rivers Greenway consists of 12.5 miles of scenic lighted and paved trails and boardwalks that run along the riverbanks where the Saluda, Broad and Congaree rivers meet.

Two of these multi-use trails connect – the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk – and run along the Congaree River. Think covered boardwalks, winding tree-lined trails, wayside exhibits as well as picnic tables along the water. Find free parking options for this section here.

A third trail – Granby and Riverfront parks- is on the opposite side of the Congaree River, the City of Columbia side. Free parking for this section and public restrooms are available at Riverfront Park (312 Laurel St. Columbia), where there’s a popular, scenic 2.5 miles section of the Three Rivers Greenway that runs from the park between the Congaree River and Historic Columbia Canal.

(While perhaps not officially part of the trail, the Gervais Street Bridge could be used by riders who want to ride both the West Columbia/Cayce Riverwalks and the Riverfront-Granby park trails)

Also part of Three Rivers Greenway is Saluda Riverwalk (650 Candi Lane, Columbia), a 3-mile stretch along the Lower Saluda River near Riverbanks Zoo, from I-26 to the Broad River. It’s unclear whether this section is officially open. This section is not yet connected to Three Rivers Greenway.

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Big Creek Greenway, near Atlanta

Our favorite bike trail near Atlanta due to the natural, peaceful setting, Big Creek Greenway  is a roughly 8-mile multi-use concrete trail in the Alpharetta and Roswell areas. There’s a wetland area, bridges, plenty of fallen trees that provide a place to rest and eat lunch. There’s also a mountain bike option.

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Silver Comet Trail, near Atlanta

The Silver Comet Trail is in Smyrna, about 13 miles northwest of Atlanta. It is one of Atlanta’s most popular bike trails and also the most crowded. You could take this ride from Atlanta suburbs to Alabama. (We did not!) It connects to the 33-mile long Chief Ladiga Trail. The combined Silver Comet and Chief Ladgita trails are more than 90 miles long from Smyrna to Alabama.

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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Bluffton SC

A mere hour drive from Savannah, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is an easy getaway from Savannah to bike amid nature on 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily.

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Three Rivers Greenway

Healthy holiday recipes from SouthCoast Health dietician

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Dietician healthy holiday recipes Savannah SouthCoast Health

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah Laurance

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah Laurance shares her favorite healthy holiday recipes.

Recipes include Salad with vinaigrette dressing; salad; healthier collard greens; whipped sweet potatoes with crumbly pecan topping.

Find SouthCoast Health dietician’s favorite holiday recipes here.

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(Savannah Holiday Events 2020) Wormsloe Christmas Hike

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah

Holiday Hikes 
Wormsloe State Historic Site – Savannah

Wormsloe Christmas Hike
Sat. Dec 12, 2020.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Find the Wormsloe Yule log. Hear the stories and traditions of seasons past as you journey through the Wormsloe forest in search of the Yule log to burn for good luck in the coming new year. Make sure to bring water and wear closed toed shoes. Reservations are required, space is limited.
Cost: $4-$12.
912-353-3023.

First Day Fitness Hike
Fri. Jan 1, 2021
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Start the year off with Wormsloe for a healthy 2.5 mile hike though the coastal maritime forest. A Wormsloe Ranger will lead the way and answer any questions that might arise. Pets welcome on 6 ft leash. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Hikes start at 9:30AM, 11AM, 1:30PM, and 3PM. $5-$11. 912-353-3023.

Questions? Call 912-353-3023.

Explore a nearly-complete section of Truman Linear public trail, Savannah

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

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There’s a new multi-use public trail to explore in Savannah.

A portion of Savannah’s Truman Linear Bike Path is now usable, although the entire park trail – including usable portions – is not complete so please use caution. 

A roughly three-mile section of the proposed six-mile public Truman Linear Park Trail is close to completion. The nearly complete section between Lake Mayer and East DeRenne Avenue parallels the Truman Parkway and Casey Canal, as detailed in the image above.

Part of the boardwalk that runs through a woodsy section of Magnolia Park neighborhood still has gaps that require bike riders to dismount but the majority of that three-mile Lake Mayer to East DeRenne Avenue section is usable. The section from the boardwalk to East DeRenne Avenue is not finished, but users can follow Woodland Drive to DeRenne until completed.

Here’s the route from Lake Mayer to East DeRenne Avenue: Trail travels from Lake Mayer north along Sallie Mood Drive to Eisenhower; cross over Eisenhower; turn right onto trail; trail travels along north side of Eisenhower; follow trail under Truman Parkway; follow trail left, traveling parallel to Truman Parkway; follow trail as it travels behind Hester & Zipperer parallel to Truman Parkway; trail travels past ball fields at the Scarborough Sports Complex (on your right); travel along Lovett Drive and follow the trail as it turns left onto Bacon Park Drive. Follow the trail along Bacon Park Drive. The trail then becomes a boardwalk through wooded area and (temporarily) spills out onto Woodland Drive. Turn left onto Woodland Drive to East DeRenne Avenue.

The proposed Truman Linear public path will eventually link Daffin Park on Victory Drive to Lake Mayer Park on Montgomery Cross Road.

The multi-use trail eventually will connect 18 neighborhoods and 13 schools. Learn more here. 

(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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