Adult Summer Camp: Health and Wellness

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 Health and Wellness with Community Partners

 Fridays, July 2, 9, 16, and 23, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom

                                              

Judge Not: Diminishing the Stigma Surrounding HIV with the Rural Women's Health Project

July 2, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on ZoomThree smiling women stand outside of a building with posters in the window and green vegetation

Gain insight into the lives of women who have overcome the stigma of living with HIV. Participants will share how their lives have been impacted and how they are striving to empower others to diminish the stigma. Presented by members of Let's Talk About It, a support and advocacy group for women living with HIV and facilitated by the Rural Women's Health Project. 

The Rural Women’s Health Project (RWHP) holds a unique position as the only health justice organization in North Florida. Their mission is to use evidence-based strategies to build sustainable and replicable community programs and policies to strengthen communities’ capacity to overcome health and social justice barriers. The RWHP's primary focus is on immigrants and also women living with HIV. Founded in 1991, the RWHP involves communities in the development and implementation of all aspects of our work. 

 

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia with the Alzheimer's Association

July 9, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom

Alzheimer's is NOT normal aging. It's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The Alzheimer's Association of Central and North Florida will cover the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, the disease stages and risk factors and current research and treatments available.Purple Alzheimer's Association logo

The Alzheimer's Association, Central and North Florida Chapter serves 43 counties with education and support as well as raising funds for research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The state of Florida has the second highest incidence of Alzheimer’s. About 1 in every 38 people of all ages has Alzheimer’s disease in Florida. These numbers do not include the snowbirds who reside in the region during the winter months. The Alzheimer's Association provides education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. They are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

 

PrEP: Making HIV Prevention Easier with the Alachua County Health Department

July 16, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom

What is PrEP? PrEP (or pre-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine people at risk for HIV take to prevent getting HIV from sex or injection drug use. Join us as professionals from the Alachua County Health Department dText Let's Stop HIV Together with red, black, and gray stripes in the background and a red ribboniscuss what HIV is and how it is transmitted, the importance of knowing your and your partner’s status, how PrEP is an important tool in stopping the transmission of the virus, and who will benefit from taking PrEP. 

*Right after the presentation WellFlorida Council is hosting frree & confidential HIV testing at the Cone Park branch Resource Center from 1 - 3 p.m.

 

 

Myths of Giving Blood with LifeSouth Community Blood Center

July 23, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom

A Donor Recruiter from LifeSouth will talk about blood, the process & importance of donating, and address concerns people have when donating. Lifesouth written in red with the O being shaped like a drop of liquid with a smile

LifeSouth is a non-profit community blood bank serving more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Their mission is to provide a safe blood supply that meets or exceeds the needs in each community they serve, and to provide a variety of services in support of ongoing and emerging blood and transfusion-related activities.

 

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