YMCA of Coastal Georgia Holds Ceremonial “Golden Sledgehammer Swing” as West Chatham YMCA Renovation Begins

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Pooler Branch to Transform into a Modern Wellness Center

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) As part of a broader effort to update and modernize the YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations, the transformation of current YMCA locations into health and well-being centers are beginning with Pooler’s West Chatham YMCA branch.

YMCA held a ceremonial “Golden Sledgehammer Swing” to commemorate the groundbreaking of the renovation project. During the event, pre-K students from West Chatham’s Child Learning Center gave a short performance.

Felder & Associates, a distinguished and award-winning architecture firm in Savannah specializing in historic preservation, commercial and high-end residential building projects, participated in the ceremony alongside West Construction.

“It’s been 20 years since the West Chatham YMCA was updated. So we found a multitude of opportunities to better use floor space to serve the core constituency better. We’re adding glass walls for openness and transparency; the childcare areas will be expanded into space for both younger and older children, and we’re adding more space for machines, cardio and free weights in the fitness area,” explained Brian Felder, Founder and Principal Architect.

“The YMCA is a pillar of our community, and with all of the growth in the Pooler area, the renovated West Chatham YMCA will have something for all walks of life. It’s a very forward-thinking endeavor for the Y,” said Matt West, West Construction Company.

The $1.6 million investment intends to address challenges faced by the community in the post-pandemic reality. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average body mass index (BMI) has nearly doubled in children. Additionally, 43% of Americans report having worse exercise habits than before the pandemic, and 31% report that financial hardship prevented them from seeking health care in 2021, according to a Gallup Poll.

As the modern YMCA pivots to an overall wellness focus, proven programs to prevent and control chronic diseases are given the same priority as physical fitness. In addition to expanded and updated exercise areas, the new YMCA will offer space for nutrition education and community peer support.

“We maintained an understanding of the bigger picture goal in making this a modern health and wellness center, so that played into our decisions on everything, from updating all surfaces, floors and ceilings — making them easier to clean and maintain — to ensuring the space we were repurposing was put to better use,” Felder added. “The fitness center is going to be better than many pay gyms in the area.”

While the YMCA’s flagship Habersham location is also slated for an upgrade, the volume at the West Chatham location compelled the YMCA board to start the renovations at the West Chatham YMCA. Opened in 2001, it was one of only a few businesses on its stretch of Pooler Parkway at the time. In 2021 it was one of the busiest of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s 10 branch locations, serving 6,757 members and 1,638 program participants who registered 121,839 visits over the course of the year.

“With this much-needed renovation, we’re looking ahead to the future and working to ensure that our facilities and services are ready to serve for the next 50 years,” says Joel Smoker, YMCA of Coastal Georgia CEO.

The project is expected to take approximately six months, with completion at the end of winter 2023.

“We’re a community-minded firm, so it’s an honor to work on a project like this. The YMCA is a foundational part of the Savannah area, and a lot of heart went into this. We look forward to seeing it through,” said Felder.

West added, “Our company enjoys projects that improve our community, and the YMCA makes us all better in so many ways. We’re excited to be on the team.”

ABOUT THE YMCA OF COASTAL GEORGIA
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has been serving the Coastal Georgia community for over 167 years and continues to work every day to advance its cause to strengthen the community through its three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Today the YMCA of Coastal Georgia operates 11 units in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties; included is the YMCA’s Before- and After-School Enrichment Program operating in 55 elementary and middle schools throughout the markets served. The YMCA serves men and women, girls and boys of all ages and from all walks of life. All of this and more is accomplished while putting forth the Y mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED-accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability. Locally, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is also nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association. In 2014, Felder & Associates received a historic preservation award from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the best architecture firm award from Savannah Magazine. Felder & Associates recently completed the Greyhound bus depot in the Savannah historic district. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit felderassociates.net.

ABOUT WEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
West Construction Company, established in 2014 and headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, is an award-winning, mid-sized commercial construction company built on a reputation of quality, integrity, and discipline. West Construction Company’s purpose is to build quality projects and quality people through trusting relationships, service to our clients, partners, and our community.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Managing Partner of Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
crussomarketing.com
912-856-9075

Second 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series Lecture to Explore Food Insecurity in Savannah

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Second 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series Lecture to Explore Food Insecurity in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah will be the focus of the second presentations of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, June 25, at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St.

The presenter will be Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. She is a certified personal trainer who has an interest in nutrition and fitness following weight problems she faced earlier in her life.

Desirae Suggs, Enmarket Encourage Health Series

Among her topics will be a research study conducted with local food pantries, soup kitchens and Second Harvest in Chatham County to assess how food is distributed and whether it meets the needs of the people those groups serve.

Doors will open for the June 25 event at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required because a healthy lunch will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, visit www.healthysavannah.org.

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, David’s Dry Cleaners, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 to Park Place Outreach and Host Service Day

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 to Park Place Outreach and Host Serive Day

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series. The check presentation was followed by a service day at the Park Place Outreach house with volunteers from Enmarket.

Enmarket Encourage Health Series Park Place Outreach Volunteer Day and Check Presentation

Park Place Outreach is one of four area non-profit organizations that will receive a $1,000 grant as part of the 2019 series. Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Services supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs.

Enmarket representatives volunteered at the House in the sun garden by planting fresh herbs and cleaning up the yard and sidewalks.

Enmarket Volunteers at Park Place Outreach for Encourage Health Program

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series sponsored by Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Vice President, Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

First 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series Lecture to Feature Meditation for Stress Relief

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First 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series Lecture to Feature Meditation for Stress Relief

(SAVANNAH, GA) The first of four 2019 Enmarkethealth education events, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, will feature a free lunchtime lecture on the benefits of meditation for stress relief. The lecture will be presented at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St.

The session will be presented by longtime meditation instructor Cleveland Beach who has been leading such classes for more than 25 years.

Cleveland Beach, Enmarket Encourage Health Series

Cleveland Beach, Enmarket Encourage Health Series

Beach will share the four basic elements of meditation practice developed by HarvardProfessor Herbert Benson along with ideas from Jon Kabat-Zinn, with the Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

“During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress,” said Beach. “This process can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.”

Beach, who has been lay ordained in Japanese Soto Zen Buddhism, attended seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has been educated and trained in addiction counseling and has worked as a group facilitator, program manager and clinical supervisor.

He developed a private practice in Durham, North Carolina, teaching stress management and meditation to individuals and groups before relocating with his family to Savannah where he has facilitated numerous workshops, presentations and training on stress management, relaxation and meditation.

Doors will open for the April 30 event at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required as a healthy lunch will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, visit www.healthysavannah.org.

During the event, the EnmarketEncourage Health Series will also recognize the nonprofit Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Shelterthat supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs. During the month of April, representatives of Enmarketand Healthy Savannahwill volunteer at the shelter and present the organization with a $1,000 Encourage Health grant.

This marks the sixth year for the EnmarketEncourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustee’s Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazineand WRHQ.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store Newsin 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

Encourage Health Grant Awarded to Chatham County 4-H

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Encourage Health Grant Awarded to Chatham County 4-H

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 grant to the Chatham County 4-H Youth Development program as part of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series.

The organization helps kids and teenagers in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 4-H’ers learn through hands-on agricultural and environmental experiences that emphasize awareness, leadership, communication skills, food, nutrition, health, energy, conservation and citizenship.

Check Presentation to Chatham County 4-H Club at Encourage Health

Melody McCarthy of Enmarket (far left) and Paula Kreissler of Healthy Savannah (far right) present the $1,000 grant to Martha Morris (second from the left), Tonia Rudrow (third from the left), Rachael Andrews (third from the right) and Celeste Sims (second from the right) of the Chatham County 4-H Club.

“These funds will help our student members grow and work together to experience and accomplish the extraordinary,” said Sergia Gabelmann, Chatham County 4-H agent. “They can choose from more than 63 projects covering everything from air science to wildlife, and this grant will go a long way in ensuring they will do great things in the year ahead. We are deeply appreciative.”

The presentation was made during the final lunchtime lecture in the 2018 Savannah series.

This marks the fifth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine.

Plans are underway for the series to continue in 2019 with four presentations to be scheduled from April through October.

For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/encourage-health-series/

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and is expanding its diesel business, filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong presence in full-service, 24-hour auto and truck stops. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

Medical research expert Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., to Speak on Bone Health at Oct. 30 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Event

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Medical research expert Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., to Speak on Bone Health at Oct. 30 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Event

(SAVANNAH, GA) McGill-trained academic Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., a medical research expert with expertise in developing therapies to improve patient health, will bring her message on bone health safeguards at the fourth and final presentation in the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series held on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

This free lunchtime presentation will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Demere Center for Living, located at 6000 Business Center Dr, Savannah, GA 31405.

“While it’s important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, adults must protect their bone health too,” Dr. Djekic-Ivankovic observed. “This includes maintaining a calcium-rich diet and keeping physically active to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. But adults must also pay attention to vitamin D, which is necessary to absorb calcium.”

Renown for her groundbreaking research in vitamin D intake and the status of reproductive-aged women in her native Serbia and Canada, Dr. Djekic-Ivankovic will share her passion, as well as the latest research and new therapies, particularly those that utilize natural products.

“I am eager to share my findings in this setting, and to be part of a conversation that empowers employers and employees to be better educated about choices that improve their health,” said Dr. Djekic-Ivankovic. “My real interest is in healing with natural methods, such as nutrition, and helping people make the connection between human nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.”

With an extensive background in pharmacology, biochemistry and nutrition, including over 10-years of experience in the design and execution of molecular, preclinical and clinical research studies, Dr. Djekic-Ivankovic currently works at the RI McGill University Health Center in Montreal. She is a former assistant professor of medical education at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah.

This marks the fifth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine.

To register for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and is expanding its diesel business, filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong presence in full-service, 24-hour auto and truck stops. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 123 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket

Encourage Health Series Donation $1000 to Savannah Derby Devils

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Encourage Health Series Donation $1000 to Savannah Derby Devils

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarketand Healthy Savannahpresented a $1,000 grant to the Savannah Derby Devilsas part of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series.

The Savannah Derby Devilsis a women’s flat-track roller derby league founded on the principle that the concept of being healthy extends beyond weight and size to emotional and mental health. Derby Devilsencourage all women to build their self-confidence and broaden their comfort zone through a culture of team-oriented athleticism and sisterhood.

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah present $1,000 grant to the Savannah Derby Devils

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah present $1,000 grant to the Savannah Derby Devils

The Derby Devilsalso support other community nonprofits through partnerships and volunteering. They will use the $1,000 grant to advance these efforts and to continue funding their skating facilities.

“We laugh together; we cry together. We help pick each other up and offer support,” says the Derby Devils’ head coach Patty Leon. “We are so honored to have been chosen for this grant and to have this opportunity to spread the word about our mission.”

This marks the fifth year for the EnmarketEncourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning Newsand Savannah Magazine.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

Fitness Expert Janet McCarthy to Speak at Aug. 28 Enmarket Encourage Health Education event

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Fitness Expert Janet McCarthy to Speak at Aug. 28 Enmarket Encourage Health Education event

(SAVANNAH, GA) Certified fitness trainer Janet McCarthy, who believes fitness in the workplace can improve personal effectiveness and benefit an organization’s bottom line, will bring her message to a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

McCarthy’s presentation will be the third of four presentations held in the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series.

Janet McCarthy Encourage Health

Janet McCarthy

It comes as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates nearly 60 percent of employees do not get adequate exercise, and a 2014 article in Corporate Wellness magazine said unhealthy lifestyle choices cause up to 90 percent of healthcare spending cost American businesses more than one trillion dollars a year in lost productivity.

This, McCarthy said, is why workplace wellness programs are more important than ever.

“These programs educate employees on how to feel better on the job, both mentally and physically, but they also foster better work performance and can actually decrease turnover rates,” McCarthy said. “They are a win for employee and employer.”

She said workplace fitness programs also can create an atmosphere of camaraderie, making workers feel more valued and instilling a greater sense of goodwill toward the employer.

McCarthy is a personal trainer and instructor at Memorial Health, Savannah Golf Club, Hunter Army Airfield and the Landings Club. She earned a bachelor of science degree in communications with a health science focus from Georgia Southern Universityand is certified by Interactive Fitness Trainers of America in personal training, aqua aerobics and spin.

During the Encourage Healthevent, a $1,000 grant will be presented to theSavannah Derby Devilsfor encouraging female athleticism and adult exercise through skating. The women’s flat-track roller derby league promotes the sport of roller derby and works to empower women of all shapes, sizes and walks of life to develop their full potential whether as a skating athlete, staff support or event volunteer. The group organizes practices, coordinates fundraising events and develops training clinics.

This marks the fifth year for the EnmarketEncourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning Newsand Savannah Magazine.

Each of the presentations in the 2018 EnmarketEncourage Health Education Serieswill take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Demere Center for Living, located at 6000 Business Center Dr, Savannah, GA 31405.

To register for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 Encourage Health Grant to Flux Nourishment Community

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 Encourage Health Grant to Flux Nourishment Community

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the second session of the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Flux Nourishment Communitywas presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for community health research and diet and wellness education.

Flux Nourishment Communityis a non-profit that uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching.

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment

During the luncheon, Megyn Jefferson, CEO and health coach of Flux Nourishment, delivered a lecture on “Cornerstones of Healthy Living.” Her presentation focused on ways that simple lifestyle changes can lead to a fulfilled life above the line of wellness. These include adopting a plant-based diet, buying seasonal and local produce, eliminating produce waste and prioritizing eating whole foods in a culture that emphasizes convenience.

Jefferson was trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. Her goal is to develop personal action plans for clients to move them toward their ideal vision of health within their unique bodies, lifestyles, preferences and resources.

The 2018 Encourage Health Education Seriesfeatures four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness, plus general tips for healthy living. A healthy lunch is provided. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required on Healthy Savannah’s website. The presentation is also livestreamed on Healthy Savannah’s and Enmarket’s Facebook pages.

During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization receives a $1,000 Encourage Healthgrant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education.

This marks the fifth year for the EnmarketEncourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning Newsand Savannah Magazine.

The next of the four lectures will feature Janet McCarthy speaking on Fitness in the Work Place. McCarthy is a certified yoga and group fitness instructor with experience as Fitness and Aquatics Director for the YMCA, a Personal Trainer at the Westin, Memorial Hospital and The Landings Club as well as leading multiple fitness and running boot camps. She specializes in balance, flexibility and core stability; yoga therapy; and nutrition, metabolism and behavioral and lifestyle eating habits.

To RSVP for the lectures, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

Dr. Evelyn Higgins to Speak at Encourage Health Lecture

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Dr. Evelyn Higgins to Speak on “The Prescription for Life: 4 Pillars of Health” at June 26 Encourage Health Education Lecture

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Evelyn Higginswill present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, June 26, on how to look at health as more than just the absence of disease during the second of four 2018Encourage Health Education Seriesevents in Savannah.

Higginswill speak on The Prescription for Life: 4 Pillars of Health, which investigates the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual elements of wholeness. The presentation will be at the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive.

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Dr. Evelyn Higgins

Higginshas trademarked 4 Pillars of Health and frequently presents her recognized philosophy “the prescription for life” when lecturing on health and wellness topics.

Higginsis a recognized international expert on fitness and diet and health and wellness. She is a graduate of the State University of New York and New York Chiropractic College. She also studied body, mind and spirit medicine at Harvard Medical with an emphasis on resiliency. Higginsis a certified addiction professional and diplomate of the American Board of Disability specializing in pain management.

Higginshas done broadcasts on public and commercial radio and is the host of The Dr. Evelyn HigginsShow, a nationally syndicated radio program. She has a 30-year history as a practicing doctor, author, columnist and national health care commentator. She is a keynote speaker and an international lecturer to both lay people and multidisciplinary physician groups.

Higgins has served as official team doctor for the 1996 Somali Olympic team and for the 1993-94 US/Ukranian team for the Round the World Whitbread Race. She is the founder and director of the Georgia chapter of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Higginswas one of only twenty broadcasters to participate in the 2013 and 2014 United Nations Radio Talk Day.

During the Encourage Healthevent, a $1,000 grant will be presented to Flux Nourishment Communityfor aiming to change the trajectory of health in communities by educating individuals on how to make nourishing lifestyle choices. The non-profit uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching.

This marks the fifth year for the EnmarketEncourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning Newsand Savannah Magazine.

Each of the presentations in the 2018 EnmarketEncourage Health Education Serieswill take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Demere Center for Living, located at 6000 Business Center Dr, Savannah, GA 31405.

Registration has been filled for this presentation, but the lecture will be livestreamed on Healthy Savannahand the EnmarketFacebook pages. For more information, please visit www.healthysavannah.orgor www.enmarket.com.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com