Mental Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week was
established in 1990 by the U.S. Congress in recognition of efforts by the
National Alliance on Mental Illness to educate and increase awareness about
mental illness. It takes place every year during the first full week of October.

During the week, mental health
advocates and organizations across the U.S. join to sponsor events to promote
community […]

National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization
Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of
getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to
protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like whooping cough,
cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia with vaccines.

During NIAM you are encouraged to
talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure […]

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

A large part of the United States
will be experiencing extreme heat conditions (high heat and humidity with the
temperatures above 90 degrees for several days) in the coming days and
weeks. 

Take steps to prepare and stay
safe. Extreme heat can be dangerous for all, but especially for older adults
and people with chronic conditions.

Here are some tips for coping
with […]

Austin State Supported Living Center

The state supported living
centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are
medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. They are in need of
volunteers for the following positions:

Campus Buddy – Volunteers can be
partnered with a specific individual on their campus and spend time with them
doing things they enjoy, like walking, playing games, bike riding, or […]

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