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Wellness Bulletin November 2, 2015
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November 2, 2015

Happy November,

November is a busy month, preparing for Thanksgiving and family gatherings! Amongst the excitement, it is important to continue to address how to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle and community. November is officially known as American Diabetes Month and is dedicated to raising awareness of Diabetes across the nation. My current blog discusses the effects of Diabetes among the American population, as well as ideas and suggestions of how to implement a healthy initiative within your department and community. Please read more of how your department can continue to fight diabetes within your community.

Our next webinar, Tuesday, November 10th at 1:00pm, will also discuss a program that encourages community members to be active and physically fit. Aaron David and Kristen Herndon, Graham Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting.The topic will focus on the Graham Walks program, which is a 5 week incentive-based walking program held during the spring and fall. Programs like Graham Walks generates inspiration within the community for members to reach the recommended exercise per week. Please register for the webinar to learn more of how you can start programs like Grahams within your own department:


During the month of November and beyond lets work together to help North Carolina communities to be healthy while we support efforts to battle this illness affecting thousands of children and adults. If you have any programming ideas to promote healthy eating and physical activity within your community then please email us or submit them on the wellness site here: (,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant,NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27506


The NCRPA Wellness Bulletin is supported by
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
whose mission is to improve the health and well-beingof North Carolinians.