It is Summer, and kids are home more, have more downtime and we need to to keep our goals simple. We deserve to have a little less to do and enjoy what we can. Here is a list of some ideas that offer easy options to make some memories and have some fun.
Fleet Feet Richmond and SpeakUp 5K / Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation are hosting No Boundaries & 5k Fast Training Team Kickoff on Saturday, July 7 at 8 AM – 9 AM. Location: Fleet Feet Richmond, 5600 Patterson Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23226
SwimRVA offers a variety of camps throughout the year! Through our core values and principles, we will help your
child build self-confidence that they can take with them back to the classroom and at home.
We give your child a well-rounded quality camp and a lifetime memory!
July’s here! That means Summer is moving way too fast and soon school supplies will be in the aisle’s! Graduation has come and gone in our home. This week, our oldest signed a lease and is moving out a few weeks before our middle daughter heads to college , and our middle daughter started her Summer job after being at College orientation this week. WHAT? HOW? All great stuff, but it is a little overwhelming. Marky started his Summer School Program this week too, so my Summer is very different than in years past. I will have lots of adjusting to do.
It’s official – the kids are out of school and the summer is here! As your summer kicks into high gear, here are a few tips to keep your eyes healthy all summer long.
1. Wear your sunglasses.
Sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. They actively block dangerous UVA and UVB rays.
UV damage adds up over time, so the sooner you begin protecting your eyes, the better, even if you’re in your teens or early adult years.
Doing so may reduce risks for pterygium (a benign growth), cataract, age‐
related macular degeneration and uveal cancer (similar to skin cancer). A 2009
survey by the American Optometric Association found that one in three adults are
unaware of the eye health risks of spending too much time in the sun without
proper protection. Just 29% of parents say they make sure their children wear
sunglasses while outdoors. So make sure children are protected. Not only will it
protect their eyes today, but it will teach them good eye health for tomorrow.
2. Wear your sunscreen.
And your hat. Too much sun exposure damages the delicate
skin around your eyes causing everything from wrinkles to skin cancer. Keep your
eyes beautiful by using proper sun protection.
3. Swim without contacts.
Water and contacts do not mix. The best way to protect
your eyes from eye infections brought on by exposing contacts to water and
improper cleaning is to leave them out when hitting the pool or beach. If you feel
you need your contacts even while swimming, be sure to wear your goggles and to
properly clean your contacts with cleaning solution after your swim. A little care
now can prevent eye infections later.
4. Drink your water.
And bring some tears with you. Your eyes need moisture. Being
well hydrated helps keep your eyes moist. If your eyes do not make enough tears,
you may suffer from dry eyes. This condition is quite common but can by
exacerbated when out in the sun and wind. While it may sound strange, people with
dry eye may find their eyes water quite a bit. This is because the eye is responding
to the irritation of this condition. Dry‐eye sufferers may find that they feel like they
cannot keep their eyes open for very long. They may also find their eyes feel more
uncomfortable after reading or watching television. If you think you might suffer
from dry eyes, throw a bottle of artificial tears (available at any local drug store) in
your beach bag and keep your eyes feeling fresh and comfortable.
Dave & Busters (Glen Allen, VA) is hosting a SENSORY FRIENDLY SUNDAY on SUNDAY, JULY 15th from 8:30AM-10:30AM.
We will have the game volumes, tv’s and music turned off. You can only get the unlimited video game play if you purchase ahead of time.
Summer soccer is played indoors at SCOR. Athletes and volunteers will play, laugh and make lasting friendships all on the soccer field. You do not need to know how to play soccer because we are going to teach you! We are non-competitive. The only thing we ask is that you smile, laugh and have fun.
We are highlighting Commonwealth Autism’s Information and Referral (I & R) Service. The link below is the website that has searchable resources all over the state. They also have full time staff who are available to answer questions.
The 12th Annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival will
take place on Saturday, October 6, 9am-1pm at the ACCA Shrine Center (1712
Bellevue Ave., Richmond).
Join the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 12th Annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration!