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Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

Families Displaced After Two Separate Fires

Families Displaced After Two Separate Fires

The following information was sent to us by Fire Chief, Richard Bowers:

Lincoln - Lessons in Leadership

Lincoln - Lessons in Leadership

The following information was sent to us by Nadine Mort:

 

In recognition of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Harold W. Nelson, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired) will be speaking at Sandy Spring Museum on “Lincoln – Lessons in Leadership,” Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11a.m. The lecture is free to the public.

 

Low-Income Montgomery County Family Receives Christmas Wish

Low-Income Montgomery County Family Receives Christmas Wish

 

Just in time for Christmas,  single low-income mother of two, Shanita Godfrey, was awarded a 2001 Toyota Camry by Vehicles For Change; a Maryland nonprofit who refurbishes donated cars and awards them to qualified low-income families at affordable prices.

“It means a lot. My kid’s love going different places but it just takes too much time and they are always exhausted by the time we get there. Now we can actually enjoy going out together. This is the best Christmas ever,” explained Shanita Godfrey.

Godfrey had a five-hour round-trip commute a day to her Gaithersburg job and children’s day care via public transportation. Now with her new car, her commute is cut in half.

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

The following information was sent to us by Carmen Artiga-Birdsall:

 

Home for the Holidays?

Use your visit to tell if a loved one needs help to stay at home safely.