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December is National Give the Gift of Sight Month
The Holiday season brings together families,
friends and festivities. During the month of
December, Prevent Blindness encourages
everyone to reflect on the joys of healthy
vision and support sight-saving services.

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Youth Suicide Awareness

Do you know the warning signs of youth suicide?
• Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (CDC WISQARS).
• Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth ages 12-18. (CDC WISQARS).
• More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, congenital disabilities, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
• Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 3,703 attempts by young people in grades 9-12. If these percentages are additionally applied to grades 7 & 8, the numbers would be higher.
• Four out of Five individuals considering suicide give some sign of their intentions, either verbally or behaviorally.
Join this one-hour webinar that will enable participants to recognize/respond to at-risk individuals and better understand available resources.


Community Partner Happenings

Breakfast with Santa!
Health and Wellness
Free Health Screenings and breakfast for the whole family.
Visits with Santa and toys for the Children.
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Diabetes Boot Camp
Health and Wellness
Survival Skills for Success
Join us for our 1.5-hour Diabetes Boot Camp led by Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists to learn the survival skills needed for success!

School Garden Leadership Training
Health and Wellness
The Healthy Living Collaboration is to improve overall health and increase food security for School District of Lee County students and families.

Women in Healthcare Toy Drive
Health and Wellness
Join us for this networking event to recognize our frontline healthcare personnel. We are accepting donations of new unwrapped toys to benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital staff.
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Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Course
Health and Wellness
A free six-week workshop. If you have a chronic health condition or love someone who does, then this workshop is for you.

Pedal with a Purpose
Health & Wellness
Spin with us as we raise funds to benefit the expansion of the Lee Health Regional Cancer Center and Wellness Funds!
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Chronic Pain Management
Health & Wellness
When you have chronic pain, you face challenges every day. This workshop helps you discover strategies and skills that allow you to self-manage your pain, and it’s free!
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Healthy Life Center Classes

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Important Information

December is Eye Safety Awareness Month
Thousands of people in the United States sustain eye injuries on a daily basis.

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This year, make a New Year’s Resolution
to quit smoking! Quitting isn’t easy, but 50
a million ex-smokers in the United States are
proof that it’s possible.

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Saturday, January 14
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
All supplies are provided for free. Water and snacks are provided. Bring a yoga mat. Meeting outside.

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Highlights from Healthy Lee

Hurricane Ian Disaster Donations
Food Scarcity
Castle Comfort Home Care, a valued member of Healthy Lee, has organized and co-sponsored Hurricane Ian Relief events for the past two months since the Hurricane hit our area.
Charles MacKelvie said that it’s been a privilege to support and serve our community in this way.

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The Healthy Lee movement was created to empower and inspire visitors and the people of SWFL to live a life of optimal health and well-being by making healthy lifestyle choices through education and action. This newsletter gives you access to our valuable resources and news. Please feel free to submit your organization’s events to under the Events tab. If you require assistance, please email [email protected].

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