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Healthy St. Pete has partnered with the NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, to offer education classes and support for individuals and families faced with mental health needs. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Click here to find out register

By: Amy George, St. Petersburg resident   Pandemic Boredom hit hard in July of 2020. My daughter, Rachel Crozier, and I spent one evening in full pity-party mode, whining about the monotony of the days. Even our 5:30 a.m. walks had become dull. We both knew every street and house within a two-mile radius of our homes. We were desperate for some new scenery. Then Rachel had an inspiration: what if we tried to visit every park in St. Petersburg on foot —

By: Daven Borders, Community Health Leader   No matter how you feel about exercise, it is not difficult to see all the benefits that it brings. Of course, everyone has their reasons for why they start working out but adding it into your daily routine is highly beneficial. A regular exercise routine can help you boost blood flow, decrease stress, ensure you stay hydrated, keep you lean, and increase your overall strength. So, no matter what kind of exercise you take up, walking,

By: Trish Blocker, Employee Wellness Coordinator W3 Insurance Healthier Together Certified Workplace   "I like to say that wellness is the ‘fourth W’ at W3 Insurance. As the wellness coordinator for the St. Petersburg-based company, I spend my days helping clients achieve healthy workplace outcomes. That includes my own employer, which was recently named a Healthier Together Gold Partner, and it means something different to each employee group. Throughout my years crafting programs to nudge people toward healthier lives, I’ve gathered an advice tidbit or

  Join us for our next FREE Healthier Together Workshop to help get connected to your community and learn how to take action! Healthier Together aims to begin conversations and elevate health as a shared valued with local experts as well as St. Petersburg residents. Register today for this third workshop in a quarterly series of community engagement events. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 10AM - 11:30AM   REGISTER AND LEARN MORE HERE: bit.ly/WorkshopHSP   Presenters include: Healthier Together Ambassadors and local experts Local business leaders Neighborhood Champions Healthy St. Pete staff members   Goals of this

Our Health360 program offers nutrition education, obesity prevention classes, family cooking experiences, financial wellness, and social-emotional learning opportunities.   Classes have transitioned to VIRTUAL for this fall session.    All sessions are FREE and include a FREE $10 produce voucher with every class attended. Class size is limited and registration is required. All classes are evidence based and instructed by industry professionals. Partner organizations include Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, BayCare, University of Florida IFAS, and more.   Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/HSPSignUp  

SENIORS Alzheimer’s Association – Virtual Brain Bus – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10am, 1pm, 7pm.Programs are led by trained dementia experts and will address the benefits of early detection, early diagnosis, brain health, risk reduction, how to receive an accurate diagnosis and the latest advancements in Alzheimer's research. http://www.Alz.org/crf or call 800.272.3900 Alzheimer’s Association – Virtual Caregiver College – Mondays & Wednesdays – 10am, 1pm, 7pm. Series of interactive, no-cost educational classes to help you build your caregiver toolkit.  Topics

By: Mallory Carteaux, M.S., is an exercise physiologist with Fit4Allkids, a healthy lifestyle program of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Reading and watching negative events in the news can lead to stress and anxiety for adults and kids alike. Fortunately, by working to become more mindful, you can learn to recognize how you are feeling and approach these situations with a positive outlook. These mindfulness strategies for your entire family take only a few minutes to practice and can have a