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Enmarket Encourage Health Series

For the past five years Enmarket has partnered with Healthy Savannah to bring the community the Encourage Health Education Series. The lecture series features four free lunchtime presentations from respected experts who share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living. At each presentation a local non-profit is presented an Encourage Health Grant for the organizations commitment to health and healthy initiatives.

First 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series Lecture to Feature Meditation for Stress Relief

(SAVANNAH, GA) The first of four 2019 Enmarket health education events, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, will feature a free lunchtime lecture on the benefits of meditation for stress relief. The lecture will be presented at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

The session will be presented by longtime meditation instructor Cleveland Beach who has been leading such classes for more than 25 years.

Beach will share the four basic elements of meditation practice developed by Harvard Professor Herbert Benson along with ideas from Jon Kabat-Zinn, with the Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

“During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress,” said Beach. “This process can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.”

Beach, who has been lay ordained in Japanese Soto Zen Buddhism, attended seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has been educated and trained in addiction counseling and has worked as a group facilitator, program manager and clinical supervisor.

He developed a private practice in Durham, North Carolina, teaching stress management and meditation to individuals and groups before relocating with his family to Savannah where he has facilitated numerous workshops, presentations and training on stress management, relaxation and meditation.

Doors will open for the April 30 event at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required as a healthy lunch will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, visit www.healthysavannah.org.

During the event, the Enmarket Encourage Health Series will also recognize the nonprofit Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Shelter that supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs. During the month of April, representatives of Enmarket and Healthy Savannah will volunteer at the shelter and present the organization with a $1,000 Encourage Health grant.

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ.

Encourage Health April 30

Public Invited to Nominate Local Non-Profit Organizations for 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series Grant Donations

We’re inviting the public to nominate nonprofit organizations in the Savannah area to be one of four grant recipients in the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series.

Nominations can be submitted through a Facebook or Instagram posting, and each winner will receive a $1,000 grant during the health series.

Any Savannah area registered 501©3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education is eligible for consideration.

To apply:

  • “Like” Enmarket’s Facebook and Instagram pages;
  • Create a post on Facebook and/or Instagram to explain why the nominated organization should be chosen;
  • Tag Enmarket in your social media nominations;
  • Use the hashtag #EncourageHealth2019.

Entries must include how the nonprofit organization inspires or promotes healthy living. The total number of “likes,” comments and shares on individual posts will be considered for the final selection.

Enmarket’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations. Enmarket’s Instagram page can be found by searching “Enmarket.” Entries will be open on Friday, Feb. 1. The deadline to apply is midnight on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Winning organizations will receive their grants during the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series presentations, and each winning organization will be asked to host Enmarket representatives for a service day.

Current Call for Speakers

Healthy Savannah and Enmarket are accepting speaker nominations for the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, the sixth year for the program that features sessions on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life.

Program topics have covered a wide range of subject matter discussed by respected experts in the health field. Popular themes have included the correlation between heart health and a healthy lifestyle, blue zones, the benefits of a plant-based diet and other similar issues.

Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational speech should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Tuesday, January 15 2019.

Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic, a description of the speech, sample articles or videos of previous presentations and any supporting materials to demonstrate expertise. Please attach a biography and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board.

Because the events are non-commercial and center on offering health education to the Savannah community, speakers are asked to volunteer their time and not promote any specific product or service in their presentation.

Selected speakers will be announced in March, and the 2019 lunch-and-learn series will kick off on Tuesday, April 30. The other lectures will be held on the following Tuesdays: June 25, August 27 and October 29.

For more information, contact Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org.

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