Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

May is Older Americans Month

Older active people

More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. What it means to age has changed.
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Go: Make Water Safety a Top Priority

SPASHsafetytips

With summer upon us, many agencies are reminding Georgians of the importance of water safety through a SPLASH campaign. The DNR is in the process of adding “loaner boards” with personal flotation devices (life jackets) at public boat ramps.
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Recipe: Fruity Granita

Fruity Granita

Granita is a semi-frozen desert of sugar, water, and different flavors originating in Sicily and popular in Italy. Very refreshing on hot summer days!
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Task Force recommends combined built environment approaches

Family biking

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined built environment approaches to increase physical activity. These approaches combine new or enhanced transportation systems (e.g., pedestrian and cycling paths) with new or enhanced land use design (e.g., proximity to a store, access to a public park) to promote physical activity among residents….
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Go: Arabia Mountain PATH Trail + 17 others!

ArabiaMtnTrail

PATH forms partnerships with local governments and has successfully help to build over 250 miles of greenway trails. PATH provides a knowledgeable staff to plan, design, build and maintain trail projects. In some cases, PATH provides matching funds to help finance the development of trails.
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Herbal Basics

fresh herbs

More than 70 different herbs have been identified and categorized according to their cooking, aromatic, ornamental or medicinal use. Botanists define an herb as any plant that produces seeds but does not form a wood stem; however, herbs can also be defined as any part of a plant that can be used for medicinal, cooking or spiritual purposes.
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