2024 Area 4 Health Promotion & Special Smiles -Bowling

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ORGANIZATION: SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA INC

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Special Olympics Florida athletes will compete in Northeast Region Bowl on Saturday, August 3.

WHAT:

Health Promotion is a health screening where our athletes learn about a variety of health education topics like sun safety, hydration, smoking cessation and more. In addition, athletes' blood pressure and body composition will be calculated.

Special Smiles is a discipline of Healthy Athletes and provides comprehensive oral health care information, including free dental screenings and instructions on proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Health Promotion Volunteers Any health professional or student; especially those with a background in nursing, public health, and occupational therapy.

No expertise in this field is required.

Special Smiles Volunteers Dental hygienists, dentists, DH students, and dental students are preferred. We also need general volunteers to help with check in/check out.

WHERE:

Bowl America Family Fun 1838 Cassat Ave Jacksonville

WHEN: 8:00AM to 3:00pm

Volunteer Check in will be from 7:45 am to 8:00am

Volunteers will receive:

  • A FREE Special Olympics T-Shirt
  • A record of community service hours upon request.
  • Free lunch

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Complete a Class B Volunteer Form
  • Bring a photo ID to the event
  • Volunteers under 15 MUST be accompanied by an adult

Athletic bottoms and sneakers are appropriate.

Please note that volunteers will be asked to stay the entire time, please plan accordingly.

2 Shifts

  • Sat Aug 03, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Health Promotion
  • Sat Aug 03, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Special Smiles
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About SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA INC

Location:

40 E Adams Street, Suite LL15, Jacksonville, FL 32202, US

Mission Statement

Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest volunteer-driven athletic organizations in the state. The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large.

Description

Healthy Community is a premier, health care delivery approach that focuses on the whole person with an intellectual or developmental disability and provides integrated health care coordination.

Good health is necessary for persons with an intellectual or developmental disability to secure the freedom to work, learn, and engage in their families and communities. The United States Surgeon General stated, "Individuals with a developmental disability are more likely to receive inappropriate and inadequate treatment, or be denied health care altogether. Children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities receive fewer routine health examinations, fewer immunizations, less mental health care, less prophylactic oral health care, and fewer opportunities for physical exercise and athletic achievement than do other Americans. Those with communication difficulties are especially at greater risk for poor nutrition, overmedication, injury, and abuse." Special Olympics International created Healthy Community in response to the U.S. Surgeon General call to action on the health care disparities for people with an intellectual or developmental disability.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sat Aug 03, 2024
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

1838 Cassat AvenueJacksonville, FL 32210

(30.28545,-81.7313)
 

SKILLS

  • Dental
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Nutrition

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • 8am to 3pm
  • While we prefer nurses, dental hygienists, dentists, dietitians, and students, we also accept general volunteers.

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