Community Initiatives

Aware of Angels

by Eleven 10. July 2014 16:05

Even with the incredible advances we've had in medical technology many suffering from chromosome/genetic disorders are facing difficulty in being treated. Aware of Angels works to raise awareness and promote research for those children who face such circumstances, bond together their families, and remember those who have been lost. The group does this through beautiful photography and stories which highlight the angels who face such chromosome/genetic disorders.

To learn more about the Aware of Angels project and how to help click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Salt Lake City Public Library

by Eleven 10. July 2014 15:43

The Salt Lake City Public Library is one of the many libraries in Utah and even just in Salt Lake City. Of course, the library offers thousands of books of different types to appeal to any reader, but there are other services that are provided. For example ebooks are becoming more available, and the library is a great place to host movie screenings or public discussions. The summer reading program also offers great incentives for kids to keep their minds active over the summer while earning rewards. Another great service that the library offers is that with the Salt Lake City Public Library card you also get a free subscription to Linda.com which is a website that can teach you how to use a wide variety of software programs.

To learn more about the Salt Lake City Public Library click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Utah Care Planning Council

by Eleven 2. July 2014 11:08

Families with older members may face crisis, and the need for care at any moment. The Utah Care Planning Council helps proced elder care solutions. This means that it provides educational materials on the need for elder care planning before a crisis occurs within a family, lists of reources from the state and federal governments that assist in elder care and planning, and lists of expert services to help families plan for and deal with elder care. Discussions to plan for the future need to be had sooner rather than later so that all members of the family can equally participate, and adequate planning and preparation is taken before an incident occurs.

To learn more about the Utah Care Planning Council and the resources it provides click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Financial Literacy | Health | Parenting | Utah

SADS Foundation

by Eleven 2. July 2014 09:50

The SADS (short for Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation's mission is to save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities. SADS is the sudden cause of death of 350,000 Americans each year. The SADS foundation provides vital information for warning signs and resources about what to do if someone in your family is predisposed to SADS. Not only does the Foundation help you, but it also provides a network to other families who are going through similar situations who can offer ideas as well as needed support.

 

To learn more about SADS and the SADS Foundation click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Now I Can Foundation's Run to Walk

by devinvs 28. March 2014 15:19

Now I Can is an organization that helps children with neurological disorders learn to maneuver their bodies through intensive physical therapy. The Run to Walk is a 5k and a one mile fun run on  Saturday, May 17th whose proceeds all go directly to help the physical therapy scholarships of the children in the foundation. The highlight of the event is seeing the progress and determination of the patients who are just learning to walk participate in any way they can. Everyone is welcome to particpate in the event, from the competitive runner to those who prefer a leisurely stroll.

To register for the Run to Walk, click here.

To learn more about the Now I Can Foundation, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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