Although the COVID-19 virus has been a major issue since last year, we cannot neglect other health issues present within the community – particularly the Black and Hispanic people within our communities.
Just like how the coronavirus has disproportionately affected Black and Hispanic people, vitamin D deficiency has done the same.
Black physicians are underrepresented in medicine. They only account for 5% of the 918,547 physicians in America, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
When one of my co-workers found out about a tiny, orphaned kitten that needed a home a few months ago, he didn’t hesitate to adopt it. He says his new companion helped make the months of COVID-19 isolation at home much less stressful.
He is not alone. Animal shelters and breeders across the country have reported record numbers of dog and cat adoptions in recent months.
But after my co-worker returned to work, he says his adorable kitten started urinating on the kitchen counter while he was away.
Davida Halev, a senior at Emory University, began her involvement with the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill in August 2020. It is a program that’s part of AgLanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ initiative to have healthy food accessible to 85 percent of Atlanta’s residents within a half mile of their home by 2022.
A local quilt guild hosted an exhibition at the Alpharetta Arts Center on Feb. 20th.
The Chattahoochee Evening Stars (CES) quilt guild humorously named the event, “Not Your Granny’s Quilts: Quilting in the 21st Century,” commemorating the work of its 50 plus members. The work will be on display until March 26!
Group exercise is very popular: Nearly 40% of regular exercisers participate in group fitness classes. In advance of the coronavirus pandemic, the American College of Sports Medicine predicted that group fitness would be one of the top three fitness industry trends in 2020 – for good reason.
Not only is it important to initiate and create such digital environments in order to keep in contact with our loved ones, but we should strive to use them to strengthen and deepen these relationships. They should be an extension of our community so that even in the future, we can continue to nurture our connections with those closest to us even if they aren’t physically near us.