Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members have been up to this fall. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures and read below for updates from some of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here.

Pictures 1-4: The New Orleans Recreation and Development Commission (NORDC) and Fit NOLA Parks had a busy fall. In November, NORDC transitioned its Fit NOLA programming from six Fit NOLA Parks to nine NORDC recreation centers. NORDC now offers 17 free fitness classes at nine recreation centers. The fall Fit NOLA session of classes ended Dec. 19, but classes will resume on Jan. 4, 2016. On Oct. 30, Kenneth "Kynt" Bryan, a Loyola University and Fit NOLA instructor, led dancers in the annual "Thriller" flash mob at City Hall. For more information about the Fit NOLA Parks and NORDC, visit www.nola.gov/fitnolaparks

Pictures 5-9: New Orleans Police Department 7th District Health Fair on Oct. 10, 2015, was focused on giving back to the community, as well as bringing residents together with law enforcement in an effort to address crime. The event fed more than 200 people and featured many health and fitness organizations: Anytime Fitness, Metropolitan Human Services, behavioral specialist, New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), LSU AgCenter, Project Homecoming, Up2Us Sports, Restaurant Depot, NOPD Crime Prevention Unit, Tulane Corps and Vista. For more information about the NOPD, visit www.nola.gov/nopd.

Pictures 10-12: AARP's Soul Steppers Walking Clubs participated in the Susan G. Comer Race for the Cure on Oct. 24, 2015. The 5K event raised more than $200,000 for the breast cancer health education, screening and treatment. It also celebrated breast cancer survivorship and honored those who have lost their battle with the disease. The AARP Community Resource Center in New Orleans highlighted one of its volunteers and AARP member Maria Sly-George, who is also a 12-year cancer survivor. As an advocate of living life physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally strong, George offered personal survivor tips: Block negativity and remain optimistic; Follow all doctor requests; Regularly take all required medications; Exercise daily. For more information about AARP in New Orleans, visit states.aarp.org/contact-aarp-louisiana.

Pictures 13-15: Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana held its first Cooking Matters at the Farmers Market event in December 2015. In partnership with St. Tammany Parish Community Wellness Center, Covington Food Bank, and Abita Farmers Market, the event brought SNAP and WIC recipients to the farmers market for a day of nutrition education. More than 70 participants learned about food budgeting, buying seasonally, and how to use SNAP at the farmers market. Second Harvest is looking for more farmers markets interested in doing tours. Also this holiday season, Second Harvest is holding its annual holiday meal drive. For more information about Second Harvest, visit no-hunger.org.

Partner-submitted photos and updates compiled by Tulane PRC staff
December 2015

Topics:   community advisory board , community health , health communication , walking , physical activity , food environment , farmers market , nutrition

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