June 21, 2018
-Christine Alongi, Director of Strong Hearts Rehabilitation Center at the Arkansas Heart Hospital | Summer is a great time to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends, but having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration. Dehydration is caused by lack of fluids. Increased perspiration, vomiting or diarrhea also are clear signs of dehydration. Other signs may be dry mouth, dark-colored urine, being tired & dizzy, or having headaches. These symptoms can occur when people are not drinking enough fluids. One of the best sources to drink is water. Nothing beats our planet’s most natural source. Gatorade or other sports drinks are good to drink because they offer a balanced solution to restore electrolytes. Unlike the average adult, a child, infant or elderly person loses electrolytes at a faster rate. The best way to beat the heat is to be proactive. Check your urine. If your urine is darker, drink more water. For more helpful tips and more information, call-501-978-3780 or visit us on Facebook at Arkansas Heart Hospital. To learn more about programs at the Arkansas Heart Hospital, visit www.arheart.com.
-Hank Young III and Kris Young, Founders of Step Up Mentoring Program | The 4th Annual Step Up Mentoring Camp will be Friday-Sunday, July 27th-29th at the Arkansas 4-H Center, 1 Four H Way in Ferndale. The mission of the camp is to impact the lives of teenage youth 13-18 years old to empower them with knowledge & help them make a positive difference in their communities. To register and secure your spot, call 501-680-0144 or email [email protected].
-Tomiko Davis, Director of The Excel Center at Goodwill Industries | More than 300,000 adults in Arkansas, ages 25 and older do not have a high school diploma. Goodwill has opened The Excel Center, a one-of-a-kind educational facility, allowing adults to earn a state diploma. Other benefits include flexible scheduling, no cost to attend, free child care, and transportation. Classes will start July 16th. Enroll today! For more information, call 501-372-5100 ext. 1158 or visit www.goodwillar.org.